The Sands at Grace Bay

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 2292 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Honeymoon getawY

    Reviewed by rissgroech7(Minnesota) on Sep 30, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We had the best time getting away to Turks & Caicos for our honeymoon. Wonderful people at The Sands - Waldo took especially good care of us and made our time so enjoyable even during the COVID-19 lockdown. The property is well-kept and beautiful and the ocean is so scenic and stunningly blue. We didn’t rent a car and easily walked into town to try many different restaurants and activities. Definitely coming back!!

    Only place to stay in Turks if you have a family

    Reviewed by Jonocnd(Toronto, Canada) on Sep 04, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Been coming to Turks & have stayed at The SANDS for past 12 years. The Sands at Grace Bay is without question the best place to stay when you're in Turks. No hotels on either side of The Sands so you have beach privacy. Staff are fabulous and always looking to help you out. The food at Hemingway's is very good. Both pools are very well situated and the access to the beach is short and easy to access. Great value. RENT a car from the airport.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    A slice of paradise

    Reviewed by GrantK(Chicago) on Jul 29, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is our first trip to the island, and are so happy we selected the Sands at Grace Bay, we have a 2 bedroom ocean front and the views are absolutely stunning. The beds are comfortable and the patio is huge and furniture so cozy. The pools are beautiful and beach and attendants are all so friendly. Hemingway’s is delicious, with a perfect beach view. Also have tennis and bikes, it is peaceful and beautiful and they are handling COVID protocol very well.

    The trip that will not happen.

    Reviewed by epomeoinc(Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania) on Jul 10, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    The Sands is a great place but some units need some remodeling. I always stay here and I feel right at home. But if you are planing a trip beware of the new rules due to COVID-19. You must have a COVID-19 negative test result done within 72 hours prior to arrival. In the US, it’s impossible to get results that quickly. In addition, you must have insurance that will cover a COVID-19 extraction from the island. Then you must fill out a Heath questionnaire before arrival. They call it TCI ASSURED. I had reservations for 7/26–8/3. Return flight was cancelled recently. So make sure you get insurance and can get your money back. Sadly, I was forced to cancel for all those reasons mentioned above . The Sands has waved any cancellations fees and will refund me the deposit amount. Thanks ! I will return once this plague is over and enjoy the Sands and the most beautiful beach in the world: Grace Bay!

    Great beach and location...but DO NOT book the studio!

    Reviewed by M1163KYkimc() on May 19, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We booked the studio suite after seeing the photos on the website. Much to our surprise, the room was so run down and the bathroom was disgusting, The furniture was chipped and/ or broken. Not what we expected at al for $500 a night. We requested to change the room but the hotel was fully occupied. They informed us that the units are privately owned so some are renovated and some are not. We met another couple that was in a studio and had the same experience. If it was renovated, the size and layout of the room is perfect for a couple. Our friends were in a one bedroom and it was very nice. The beach is fabulous and having a restaurant on the beach was great!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-2

    Service

    Service-3

    Value

    Value-3