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I love a good beach vacation. I love a beach vacation at a world-class resort even more. And when I'm dreaming of the Caribbean, I can’t help but think of Grace Bay Resorts. This luxe hotel group includes four (soon to be five!) luxury resorts, plus a private villa collection, all on Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The vibe is boutique beachfront luxury, with five-star service (their concierges are the best), a diverse and well-curated menu of dining options and, of course, prime locations on beautiful beaches.
Read on to learn more about the luxury hotels in Grace Bay’s collection, and why I'm already packing my bags.
Grace Bay Club
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This luxurious all-suite hotel is the original jewel in Grace Bay’s crown, and has been one of the best hotels in Turks and Caicos for decades. The oceanfront property sits on a 1,100-foot stretch of white-sand beach, often touted as one of the best beaches in the world (and for good reason). It’s ideal for just about everyone: there’s an adults-only section, a family-friendly section and an exclusive “resort within a resort” section.
Don’t miss an exquisite meal at Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar, a world-class eatery with a killer wine list and stellar ocean views. During the day, Just Tacos’ Caribbean-style offerings taste fantastic when paired with a cool poolside drink.
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This tranquil cottage-village retreat consists of 28 suites and penthouses, which makes for an especially intimate and rejuvenating island escape.
I'm all for lounging by the swimming pool, taking in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, of course, but the activities here are not to be missed. Take a guided diving trip, snorkel amidst a barrier reef, get dropped off on an uninhabited island (equipped with beach chairs, umbrellas, a picnic and wine)...I could go on. One of my favorite excursions is kayaking around the Chalk Sound Nature Reserve, a shallow salt-water lake brimming with secret cays and colorful wildlife — perfect for curious kids and adults alike.
West Bay Club
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For a five-star family vacation moment, head to West Bay Club, located on the widest stretch of Grace Bay Beach. Choose from a studio or a one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom suite (and did I mention every room comes with a kitchenette?). Luxury shopping, bike rentals, an on-site fitness center (complete with Peloton bikes), sailing classes, water sports, paddle board rentals and more are all available here. From the moment you check in, kids, parents and any other family members tagging along will feel they’re in paradise — and indeed, you are.
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The latest addition to Grace Bay Resort’s luxury collection is about as close to a dream destination as you can get. It’s located on the north shore of Providenciales, on a limestone cliff overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters below. Relax the day away in a cabana near the resort’s 100-foot infinity pool, schedule a massage or opt for a personal training sesh, if that’s your vibe.
Rock House evokes the chic luxury of the Mediterranean — with an island twist. Dining options include Vita Restaurant, where Italian and Caribbean flavors merge, and two gorgeous bars, perfect for a handcrafted cocktail and unbeatable views. Guests also have access to the hotel’s exclusive ocean club, perfect for a beachside bite.