This ever-popular all-suites resort does a nifty job of juggling the needs of a sprawling 114-unit property while maintaining high standards throughout. (It doesn't hurt to have a gorgeous sweep of Grace Bay beach at the front door.) The Sands is hardly a budget choice (which are few and far between on Provo), but competitive pricing and off-season packages make it appealing to both families and couples—the place is always buzzing. And we bet you'll be plenty pleased with your immaculate suite, handsomely furnished in beachy pastels and floor-to-ceiling windows, with a screened balcony or porch, fully equipped kitchen (studio suites have kitchenettes), and a bathroom newly renovated with travertine tile floor. Know that layouts differ according to which of the six three-story buildings you land in, but all suites except studios have pullout queen couches that can accommodate two additional persons. Building 3, which also has an elevator, has some of the nicest and roomiest suites, many with sea views; the one- and two-bedroom suites in Building 4 are larger than those in other buildings. Oceanfront and Oceanfront Deluxe suites have sumptuous wraparound balconies. Three free-form pools meander through the resort's tropical gardens. The Sands is home to one of the island's best beachfront restaurants, Hemingway's, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Both resort and restaurant are open year-round.
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The Sands at Grace Bay
Grace Bay Rd., Grace Bay, Providenciales
Our Rating Neighborhood Grace Bay Phone 877/777-2637 in the U.S. or 649/946-5199 Prices Winter $285–$475 studio, $475–$725 1-bedroom suite, $575–$625 2-bedroom suite, $1,000–$1,300 3-bedroom suite; off-season $195–$350 studio, $365–$565 1-bedroom suite, $465–$515 2-bedroom suite, $675–$875 3-bedroom suite Units 114 Amenities Restaurant, bar, convenience store, babysitting, basketball court, bicycles, concierge/tour desk, fitness center, Jacuzzi, 3 outdoor pools, spa services, tennis court, watersports equipment (extensive), Wi-Fi (free) Web site The Sands at Grace Bay Other 2 children 11 and under stay free in parent's room; extra person $30–$50Book a Room Now