PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- The newest addition along the
12-mile Grace Bay beach here is Point Grace, which opened March 1.
The boutique resort is named after its location in a protected
enclave that fronts the waters of Princess Alexandra Marine
The resort's name also is derived from Grace Hutchings, a visitor
who honeymooned on the island more than a century ago.
A house similar in style to Hutchings' honeymoon cottage now
serves as Point Grace's reception area, where complimentary coffee
and tea are served during the day and hors d'oeuvres and wine are
served in the evening. An adjoining cottage houses a television
room and a library.
British colonial-style accommodations include 30 one-, two- and
three-bedroom suites and two penthouses.
Two four-bedroom beachfront villas with private pools and
gardens are separate from the resort. Butler service is available
Guest units at Point Grace are accented with native stone work
and whitewashed gingerbread trim.
The suites have air conditioning, ceiling fans, hand-carved teak
furniture, king-size beds covered in Indonesian fabrics, kitchens
with granite countertops, in-room safes, marble bathrooms, CD and
DVD players, washer/dryers and sliding glass doors that lead to
terraces with sea views.
A complimentary sarong awaits each guest and other amenities
include scented bedside oil lamps and nightly turndown service.
Continental breakfast, included in the daily rate, is served
Lunch and bar service are available at the pool as well. Picnic
hampers can be prepared in advance for beach excursions, sailing
trips or day tours.
Fresh sorbet is served on the beach each afternoon,
A complimentary private shuttle takes guests to dinner at
restaurants along Grace Bay.
Private chefs also are available to prepare in-suite meals. Room
service can be ordered from local restaurants as well.
Sports activities include tennis and golf at the nearby Provo
Country Club. Scuba diving, day sails and paragliding can be
Point Grace also offers sunfish, snorkel gear, kayaks,
windsurfers and a playground for children ages 4 and older.
Daily rates through April 24 start at $395 plus a 19% tax and
service charge for a one-bedroom cottage suite. Rates drop to $275
from April 25 through Dec. 14.
Phone: (888) 682-3705
E-mail: [email protected]