Grace Bay Beach

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Grace Bay Beach is often considered one of the best in the Caribbean for its perfect blue waters and powdery white sands, and in 2013, TripAdvisor went so far as to name it the second best beach in the world. The beach reclaimed this title in 2014, proving its consistency. Watersports such as parasailing and windsurfing can be found along the shore. There are no public facilities, but there are a number of resorts with restaurants along the shore that cater to beachgoers.

Located toward the western outskirts of Grace Bay, this beach is on the East coast of Providenciales. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Located in a heavily traveled area, Grace Bay Beach is a solid option for guests seeking numerous fun possibilities which will keep you in the region.

How to Access The Beach
Grace Bay Beach is accessible just off the main thoroughfare, Lower Bright Road, near the Provo Sailing Club. Follow the dirt road passed the club until you find parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

This twelve mile beach on the northeast coast of the island will thrill guests with its soft white sands and sparkling waters. Grace Bay Beach, a popular spot, is known as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, however, its length makes it easy to find a secluded spot and lounge along the shore.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Every location around the world has its own style of cuisine, and Turks and Caicos is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to sample the local fare is right next to the coast. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Turks and Caicos' famous street food along the way.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. The popularity of this beach attracts many guests - some stay in the resorts along the shores - but the beach is rather long and it is easy to find a spot away from the crowds.

With that said, please remember that even if you can find options for amenities on-site while at Grace Bay Beach, it is found in a popular area that can get crowded. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it'll be an appropriate motivator to think ahead to beat all the other tourists, for example arriving first thing in the morning. Or you might find all of the services being overwhelmed.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the East coast of Providenciales. It is close to Caicos Heritage House, which is seen a half mile away, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Grace Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Caicos Heritage House Historical Site 0.4 mi. SSE Providenciales
Paradise Arts Art Gallery 0.8 mi. E Providenciales
Bamboo Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. E Providenciales

Cities and Towns

This beach is in the Grace Bay area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Grace Bay is the closest city and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers looking to find a hotel room not far from the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from close-by. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Grace Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sibonne Beach Hotel 0.1 mi. SSW Hotel
Sands At Grace Bay 0.1 mi. ESE Resort
The Somerset On Grace Bay 0.2 mi. S Hotel
The Palms Turks and Caicos 0.2 mi. SSW Resort
Point Grace 0.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Gansevoort 0.3 mi. ENE Resort
Alexandra Resort 0.3 mi. SW Resort
Le Vele Condominiums 0.4 mi. E Resort
The Inn at Grace Bay 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Villa Renaissance 0.5 mi. E Resort

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Bay Bistro Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They are also known for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Grace Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bay Bistro Restaurant (649) 946-5396 Caribbean 0.1 mi. SSW Providenciales
Hemingway's Beachfront Restaurant (649) 946-5199 International 0.1 mi. ESE Providenciales
Plunge (649) 946-8666 Eclectic 0.2 mi. SW Providenciales
Lunasea (649) 946-5900 Caribbean 0.2 mi. S Providenciales
Pavilion (649) 432-1510 Caribbean, French 0.2 mi. S Providenciales
Parallel23 (649) 946-8666 Caribbean 0.2 mi. SSW Providenciales
The Garden (649) 946-8666 American, Caribbean 0.2 mi. SSW Providenciales
Hutchings Restaurant (649) 946-5096 Caribbean, Fusion 0.3 mi. ENE Providenciales
Grace's Cottage (649) 946-5096 Asian, Caribbean 0.3 mi. ENE Providenciales
Stelle (649) 941-7555 Eclectic 0.3 mi. ENE Providenciales
Asú on the Beach (649) 941-8888 Caribbean 0.3 mi. SW Providenciales
Crackpot Kitchen (649) 231-3336 Caribbean 0.3 mi. S Providenciales

Other Beaches

Grace Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Providenciales.

You may also enjoy Turtle Cove Beach, located only a short distance away.

You may find that Grace Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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