Grace Bay Luxury Beach Villas and Vacation Rentals
Grace Bay on the Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales is one of the world's most beautiful vacation destinations, acclaimed for its tropical beauty and expanse of white sand beach. Named to honor the wife of Hugh Houston Hutchings, Turks and Caicos commissioner from 1933 to 1934. The area has gained stature as home to the island nation's top luxury villas and vacation rentals, fine resort hotels, acclaimed restaurants, and upscale shopping.
Pristine Grace Bay Beach, consistently rated one of the world's best beaches, and voted “Top beach in the Caribbean” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, stretches for miles along the north coastline of the island of Providenciales
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Grace Bay Villas and Luxury Vacation Rentals
Vacationing in a private villa anywhere along Grace Bay allows a family the freedom to relax in a less structured, more personalized manner than is possible in a luxury hotel or resort. There are several different types of Grace Bay Beach villas and vacation rentals, so whether you are a couple looking for a romantic retreat, or a family looking for 3 or more bedrooms and lots of space, there are many wonderful options to choose from.
Take advantage of our villa experts' local knowledge to identify the best luxury vacation rental for your family.
Beach Houses and Beachfront Villas in Grace Bay
Grace Bay Beach is almost 10 miles across, stretching from Northwest Point east to Leeward. The shoreline is more than 20 miles long, much of which is made up of white sand beaches and shallow turquoise waters.
You will find ocean villas and beach house rentals along the Eastern third of the bay, mainly from Thompson cove to Turtle cove on the western end, and then all along the eastern end of the island along a neighborhood called Leeward. On Grace Bay you'll find secluded private homes and modern beachfront villas for rent in an area renowned for clear turquoise water and conch shells. Views of the bay are spectacular, with full access to water sports, the reef and the white sand beaches.
Providenciales 5-Star Hotels and Luxury Resorts
The five star hotels and luxury resorts at Grace Bay Beach offer unique services and attractions. Each is designed for maximum relaxation and enjoyment, and there is little to spoil the view or the ambiance. Luxury hotels can be restful beachside paradises or Caribbean-style resorts with sports and water-oriented activities. Smaller boutique hotels and luxury 5 star resorts designed for romantic getaways also exist, and many luxury resorts welcome families and children of all ages.
The Beach House at Grace Bay Beach specializes in adult, all-inclusive vacations farm to table dining, and Grace Bay Club, located waterside at Grace Bay Beach, is an all-suite luxury hotel. As is true at most luxury resort properties around Grace Bay, each has onsite cocktail and dining options to suit any taste preferences. Other local luxury hotels at Grace Bay include Wymara Resort, The Palms Turks & Caicos, Point Grace and Amanyara, with unique 2-bedroom open air pavilions and luxury resort villas with 2 to 6 bedrooms.
Where Is Grace Bay?
Grace Bay is on the northeast coast of Providenciales, also known as Provo, the largest and northernmost island of the archipelago. The island chain stretches across the Caribbean between the Bahamas and the Domincan Republic.
Grace Bay is situated within Princess Alexandra National Park, which includes a nature reserve and iguana sanctuary on Little Water Cay, the wetlands islands of Mangrove Cay and Donna Cay, and uninhabited tiny rocky cays.
What Is the Best Time to Vacation in Grace Bay?
With a year-round temperature high that typically varies only from the lower-80s to the mid-90s, and lows that rarely dip below 70, almost any time of year be a great vacation in the Turks & Caicos. Prime season is from the beginning of November through the end of June, but December may be marred by rain.
Is It Easy to Travel to Grace Bay?
The international airport on Providenciales is about 20 minutes away from a Grace Bay luxury vacation villa or beach rental, and easily accessible by car via the Leeward Highway. Airlines with direct flights to Provo include American, United and Delta, as well as Southwest and JetBlue. Flights arrive regularly from Miami, Charlotte, Atlanta, Boston, New York, Toronto and other cities.
Is a Passport Required to Visit Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos?
Turks & Caicos is a British Overseas Territory, even though the official currency is the U.S. dollar. Visitors from the United States, Canada, the UK and the EU must have a valid passport, but no visa is required for stays up to 90 days. Travelers with return tickets will encounter no travel difficulties.
The world's third-largest barrier runs along the coast, less than a mile offshore from Grace Bay, and vacationers arrive in droves to enjoy snorkeling and scuba-diving, fishing, boating, ocean kayaking, parasailing, great seafood and local entertainment.
Turks and Caicos is also known for it's unique and spectacular festivals and celebrations. If you're at Grace Bay at the right time, you can enjoy such events as:
- The Wine Cellar Fishing and Golf Tournament: An annual charity event that features a 2-day deep-sea fishing competition along with a day-long golf challenge at the Provo Golf Club in Grace Bay, the event is not only fun but it benefits island youth centers and sports groups.
- The Sixth Eco-SeaSwim Race for the Conch is scheduled June 27, 2020 at Grace Bay. It is known as "One of the World's Most Gorgeous Swim Races." Both 1-mile and 2.4-mile open water races are open to new swimmers and long-time competitors.
- The Junkanoo Festival fills Grace Bay with live music, dancing, fireworks and costumes every New Year's Day. The celebration begins at midnight on New Year's Eve and is an island tradition that dates to the 16th Century.
- Water Sports and Beach Time: It's not difficult to find a secluded section along Grace Bay Beach, but head for Smith's Reef near the western end close to shore snorkeling. Or join a dive trip to the offshore reef.
- Dining Under Coconut Palms: Numerous fine restaurants are close to the luxury villas of Grace Bay, but for a unique experience, dine under a forest of Coconut Palms at Coco Bistro. If you don't make reservations, sample from the menu at Cocovan, a classic Airstream turned quirky island food truck.
What Services Does WIMCO Villas Provide to Their Clients Vacationing in Grace Bay?
Not only do our WIMCO Villa vacation specialists have personal knowledge about the luxury villas we represent, but we tailor our services to each client's needs and personal desires.
We work with you to locate the right luxury villa for your stay at Grace Bay Beach, and we can handle all your travel arrangements as well. We want to ensure that your family's vacation is perfectly organized.
We can book flights, arrange for baggage pick-up and delivery services, schedule VIP car service to and from airports, book rental cars if desired, and arrange for trip insurance as necessary.
We provide any or all of the following:
- Maids or housekeeping services
- Private chefs
- Spa and fitness bookings
- Golf or tennis reservations
- Boat charters
- Sightseeing excursions and cultural tours
- Restaurant reservations
- Event planning, if you're celebrating a special occasion
You can be certain that every request receives our full attention, and that your luxury vacation trip to Grace Bay on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos is trouble free and exceeds all expectations. Your WIMCO Villa vacation planner leaves nothing to chance!
Contact a WIMCO Villas specialist to start planning your memorable Grace Bay vacation.