Grace Bay Beach Ranked Best in the World

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It’s difficult to rank the best beaches in the world when there are so many to choose from. How can the aquamarine blue water of one beach be better than the bright white sands of another? There is only one beach that seems to place first unanimously among the world’s most trusted travel sources. In 2014,Grace Bay Beach was ranked as the #1 Best Beach on Earth in Huffington Post’s Travel Blog, overcoming competition like Navagio Beach in Greece and Isola dei Conigli in Italy. The post put it best when they said simply, “this is paradise.”

This once little-known gem of a beach has exploded into a major tourism and real estate destination in the last few years. Its pillow-soft beach and crystal-clear blue water will attract anyone. Whether you want to relax on the sand, enjoy the cool ocean or explore life underwater, this is the public beach for you.

Trip Advisor has also done their Grace Bay research, ranking it #1 of the 28 different attractions available in Providenciales—or Provo as it’s known to the locals. TripAdvisor also named it the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Winner for the Top 25 Beaches in the Caribbean; it also has a 5 star rating with over 1,500 reviews.

The U.S. News travel section claims that Grace Bay is the #1 Thing to Do in all of the Turks & Caicos Islands. The post discusses the ideal proximity of Grace Bay to some of Provo’s best restaurants, golf courses and boutiques. It has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on the website.

Travel Dreams Magazine has posted numerous user reviews about Grace Bay on their website. One writer, Tim C, had this to say of his experience at Grace Bay Beach: “Can you think back on a day or a time that was a turning point in your life? For me, my first time experiencing Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales is something I’ll never forget.”

Conde Nast Traveler highlighted several of Grace Bay’s most exclusive and luxurious resorts. Their list included the Regent Palms, Sands at Grace Bay, the Grace Bay Club and Seven Stars Resort, all with some of the highest ratings on the entire website. Many of the users claim that the staff at these resorts are determined to make your Grace Bay vacation the best you’ve ever had. and Jetsetter both reviewed many of the same resorts and had nothing but good things to say. 99 percent of Jetsetter’s members recommend the Grace Bay Club and almost all of the resorts in Grace Bay have been Jetsetter verified.

Our Reaction to Grace Bay being Named World’s Best Beach

TripAdvisor crowned Grace Bay Beach as the “World’s Best Beach” February 17, which comes as no surprise to local residents and businesses like RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks & Caicos Islands.

Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos has just been named the World’s best beach by TripAdvisor’s 2016 Traveler’s Choice Awards. This announcement is no surprise to the island’s residents and local businesses, like Blair MacPherson, co-owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks & Caicos Islands.

“With crystal clear turquoise waters, powdery white sand beaches, and shimmering coral reefs just offshore, we’ve always known that Grace Bay is a world class beach. But it’s also nice to be recognized in the media as such,” says MacPherson in response to the recent award. MacPherson has lived and worked in Turks and Caicos for close to 15 years and is a member of the Turks and Caicos Real Estate Association (TCREA).

In recent years, Grace Bay Beach has won other accolades as well. The beach’s first national recognition came in 2005 when the international travel industry’s recognition program, the World Travel Award, proclaimed Grace Bay the “World’s Best Beach.” In 2012, awarded the beach first place status for worldwide beaches in its Reader’s Choice Awards. In 2013, TripAdvisor named Grace Bay as the number one beach in the Caribbean and the number two beach in the world.

“Grace Bay Beach is surrounded by the third largest barrier reef in the world, and the natural environment remains virtually untouched,” MacPherson says. “It is truly an idyllic setting—for a vacation destination, or to live in if you are fortunate enough to be able to do so.”

With the word out about Grace Bay Beach, MacPherson expects increasing numbers of visitors to the area in the years ahead, along with more demand for investment opportunities. He encourages anyone interested in Turks and Caicos real estate or vacation rentals to contact him. He can be reached by phone at 1-800-941-0465 or 1-649-432-5677, or online at

Grace Bay Beach Ranked Second Best Beach Worldwide by Trip Advisor

Grace Bay Beach was just ranked second in a roundup of the world’s 25 best beaches on Trip Advisor. Located on the north shore of the island of Providenciales, Grace Bay Beach offers 12 miles of shimmering white sand and crystal clear turquoise water and is consistently voted one of the world’s best beaches. Surrounded by resorts, hotels, vacation rentals and luxury island properties, the area has plenty of beauty and both beach and water-based activities.

Providenciales, locally referred to as Provo, was previously ranked the best beach destination in the world by Trip Advisor in 2011. The area is one of the most developed in the Turks and Caicos Islands and is the most tourist-centric. Populated with world-class chefs and restaurants, gorgeous beachfront resorts and properties and natural beauty including a large coral reef in Grace Bay, Provo has plenty to offer investors.

Own Property On or Near Grace Bay Beach

We have several properties currently available in the Grace Bay area. Resort condos are available at the Regent Palms and Blue Haven Resort, offering investors the benefits of island home ownership coupled with resort amenities like on-site property management services, fitness centers, a pool and more.

The Yacht Club resort, located on the west end of the beach in an area called Turtle Cove, is steps away from the beach and currently has three properties available: the 2-bedroom condo overlooks Turtle Cove Marina; the 3-bedroom townhouse offers a large, open living area, a master suite that occupies the entire top floor, and an enclosed garage space and a very valuable 50 foot dock slip, allowing owners to enjoy every water sport imaginable just steps from their patio at Turtle Cove Marina; the fourth floor has a fully furnished penthouse that also comes with a 50 foot dock space and enclosed garage space.

Beyond the natural beauty of Grace Bay Beach, Provo offers plenty of other activities. From shops and restaurants, to water sports and horseback riding for active adventurers, the island is also home to a spectacular, award-winning 18-hole golf course at the Provo Golf and Country Club, and the Caicos Conch Farm is the world’s first and only commercial conch farm where you can take a quick 30-minute tour and touch one of the thousands of Caribbean Queen Conch growing on the farm.

About Author:

Blair MacPherson

Blair MacPherson by virtue of his upbringing understands the value of commitment to hard work. Born on the east coast of Canada, he grew up with a deep appreciation for these qualities as they were constantly reinforced and embraced by the people who lived there. As a result, the traits of honesty, loyalty, and integrity are woven deeply into Blair’s DNA; and they have served his clients well over his 25-plus year career in real estate.

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