Club Med Turkoise, situated on Grace Bay, was opened in 1984 and sparked a development boom in Provo. It was the island’s first major hotel and resort complex, and spurred the evolution of Provo and Grace Bay as a tourist destination.
Grace Bay has been continuously ranked as one of the best beaches in the world. It is a Travelers’ Choice™ 2014 Winner on Trip Advisor, where it was ranked the #2 best beach in the world. It was also named World’s Leading Beach Destination by World Travel Awards. The beach and resorts are regularly ranked in polls and hot lists in Condé Nast Traveller magazine, as well.
Grace Bay Beach is famous, in part, because so many world-class resorts are situated on the beach and there is so much development in the area. There are many additional reasons why Grace Bay is not only famous, but consistently considered one of the best in the world. The soft white sands and warm, Caribbean waters add to its appeal and a large barrier reef protects the island from Atlantic Ocean swells.
The beach is part of a protected area called Princess Alexandra National Park. The beach and the water are clean, clear and free of pollution. There are plenty of activities to indulge in while visiting Grace Bay including fishing excursions, boating and sailing, jet skiing, paragliding, and paddle boarding. Snorkeling and diving are also options at nearby reefs. The water and reefs throughout Turks and Caicos are home to unique and thriving marine life.
The waters of Grace Bay are calm and warm with minimal waves or danger, making this an excellent destination for families traveling with younger children.
The beach is a continuous stretch of beach along the north shore of Provo. Each section has a different name, and the portion called Grace Bay Beach is only about three miles long. To the east, the beach is called Leeward Beach and to the west it is named Bight Beach. World class hotels, spas, restaurants and nightlife also populate the area.
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