Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Grace Bay is perhaps the most famous beach in the Caribbean.
As Conde Nast Traveler says, it is ‘Frequently voted the best beach in the world; it is an absolute peach: perfect white sands, crystal-clear water and not a rock or bit of seaweed to be seen. It’s kept this pristine by a barrier reef a mile out, which ensures that the waters are beautifully calm, making it perfect for family swimming.’
In 2022, TripAdvisor users voted Grace Bay as the Number 1 beach in the world.
Located on the main island of Providenciales, the 3-mile long beach is only a 20-minute drive from the international airport that has direct flights from New York, Miami, and many other US and Canadian cities.
Activities in Turks and Caicos
Apart from swimming and snorkeling in the stunning, clear, turquoise waters, of course, Grace Bay is well located for excursions and activities.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are home to one of the best reef diving experiences in the Caribbean.
Charter a boat to visit close by deserted islands for lunch, and enjoy a sunset cruise. Sportfishing is excellent with dorado, and yellowfin tuna among the species you could catch.
You will probably see JoJo, a friendly dolphin and between January and April, humpback whales can be seen in local waters.
Kiteboarding lessons are available in nearby Long Bay. Wakeboarding, e-Foiling, horseriding on the beach and kayaking through a mangrove in a clear kayak are just some of the unforgettable experiences that you can enjoy in Turks and Caicos.
Restaurants in Grace Bay
Lonely Planet says that the Turks and Caicos Islands boast ‘a sophisticated chef-driven food scene’ and Grace Bay has some of the best dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean.
Here are 3 of our favorite places in or very close to Grace Bay:
Enjoy a fantastic fine dining experience at Seven with excellent wine pairings and great service at this luxury resort right on Grace Bay. Fish and steaks are always a good choice. but vegan options like Tofu a la Plancha with curried cauliflower and pineapple chutney hit the spot. For a really special occasion, a private dinner with your own butler, and even a playlist, is a truly memorable experience. The Deck is the casual place for sundowners, sunsets, and ceviche right on the beach.
A relaxed ambience and friendly service at local favorite Grace’s Cottage. A perfect place for a romantic dinner. Caicos Bouillabaisse is our favorite dish, and the grilled shrimp is always good.
One of the best casual food places in Providenciales is Cocovan, a food truck at the heart of Grace Bay. Enjoy outstanding Mahi Mahi tacos or fried Mac and cheese balls scented with truffle oil and beer under a beautiful palm tree canopy.
Accommodation in Grace Bay
In the heart of Grace Bay, this stylish 3-bedroom condo is only a 5-minute stroll to the sand.
Monthly condo rental Grace Bay:
This two bedroom condo is in an intimate private resort of just 42 beautifully appointed suites across three low-rise buildings with two beautiful pools and the serenity of its private gardens. Ideal for a remote working dream vacation.
Beach access to Grace Bay is direct across the street, with a private serviced beach set up for guests.