Grace Bay Beach Named Caribbean’s #1 Beach and #2 Beach in the World
PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS (August 5, 2020) – The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board, the exclusive tourism authority for the Turks and Caicos Islands, is proud to announce that Grace Bay Beach was recognized as no. 1 Best Beach in the Caribbean and no. 2 Best Beach in the World according to Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice® Awards. Additionally, Taylor Bay Beach and Mudjin Harbour were also named among the Top 25 Best Beaches in the Caribbean, Providenciales was honored as one of the Top 10 Popular Destinations in the Caribbean, and six of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ resorts received awards.
“The Turks and Caicos Islands combines stunning natural beauty with exceptional hospitality and care to deliver world-class vacation experiences,” said Pamela Ewing, Director of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board. “We are proud that travelers recognize this commitment to excellence and are honored to receive more than a dozen Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers Choice Awards, recognizing Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, and the outstanding hotel partners that make the Turks and Caicos Islands such a spectacular destination.”
Tripadvisor® is the world’s largest travel platform. Its 18th annual Travelers’ Choice® Awards celebrate travelers’ favorite hotels, restaurants, and airlines around the world. Winners are calculated based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions, and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, prior to the pandemic. With over 8.7 million businesses listed on Tripadvisor, these awards are a true testament to the outstanding service and quality that winners consistently provide to their guests.
Grace Bay Beach is a hallmark of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Located on Providenciales, the pristine 12-mile beach is renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and powder white sand. Providenciales is the third largest island in the Turks and Caicos chain and the hub of tourism activity. More commonly known as Provo, the 38-square-mile island is also home to unspoiled beaches worth exploring such as Long Bay, Sapodilla Bay, Blue Hills Beach, Pelican Beach, and Taylor Bay, amongst others.
Provo guarantees a picturesque and luxurious environment, as well as serene solitude and untouched nature. Whether it’s a round of golf at the 18-hole Provo Golf Club, Thursday’s Island Fish Fry, indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments, sampling culinary delights, snorkeling at Smith’s Reef or swimming with Jojo the dolphin and his friendly counter parts, there is no shortage of ways to relax and unwind.
Taylor Bay Beach was named no. 16 Best Beach in the Caribbean. Situated on the south coast of Providenciales, near Chalk Sound and west of Sapodilla Bay, the scenic beach beckons with is calm, shallow waters. On Middle Caicos, Mudjin Harbour – voted no. 25 Best Beach in the Caribbean – is renowned for its dramatic coastline with high limestone cliffs and ocean swells.
Many of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ resorts were also recipients of the Tripadvisor 2020 Traveler’s Choice awards in the following categories:
• Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa – Top 25 Hotels for Families in the Caribbean
• Seven Stars Resort & Spa – Top 25 Hotels and Top 25 Luxury Resorts • in the Caribbean
• The Somerset on Grace Bay – Top 25 Hotels for Families in the Caribbean
• The Tuscany – Top 25 Hotels and Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Caribbean
• The Venetian – Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean
• Wymara Resort & Villas – Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the Caribbean
The Turks and Caicos Islands is a coveted five-star luxury vacation destination for leisure, business, and notable guests from around the globe. With nine main islands of about 40 small islands and uninhabited cays, the destination is inherently safe for travel in this new paradigm of physical distancing, given its expansiveness, stunning outdoor environment, privacy, spacious resort accommodations and unique portfolio of extraordinary private villas and private island vacations.