Grace Bay Unveils New Look for the New Year

Refurbishment of The Sands is now finished

By: Kara Cutruzzula

Situated on a stunning 12-mile curve of white-powder sand known as Grace Bay Beach, The Sands at Grace Bay has reopened following a $6 million facelift that includes a new open-air lobby accented with polished mahogany, sweeping paddle fans and overstuffed chairs, as well as re-designed suites with spacious marble baths, stainless kitchen appliances, granite countertops and new bedding.

“The Sands has always been a unique property,” said Darren Law, vice president of operations and asset management for The Hartling Group, owners of The Sands, “which is why we have chosen as our new tagline: Unspoiled, Uncommon, Unpretentious. We believe that it’s the little things that set The Sands apart from other resorts on Provo. As one of the original resorts on the island, The Sands offers unique amenities such as low-rise buildings with screened patios that offer breathtaking views of world-famous Grace Bay Beach, permanent beach Palapas that provide year-round shade for careful sunbathers and a popular beachfront restaurant that serves island specialties on a desk that literally sits on the sand.”

General manager Pierre Beswick added, “In addition to our elegant new look, we believe that service sets us apart at The Sands. We specialize in welcoming guests with a familiar embrace and the special touches that turn a vacation into a celebration. Whether it’s a wedding or anniversary, a new family addition, or simply a family get-together or reunion, our staff prides itself on making each moment memorable.”

The Sands features studios as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom suites ranging from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet and featuring full kitchens. The Sands houses Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar, a beach-side venue and local favorite where guests can enjoy gourmet selections and island specialties seven days a week. Other amenities include spa treatments, an indoor fitness center, tennis court and complimentary WiFi in the rooms, restaurant and lobby. And, located only ten minutes away, is the challenging Provo Golf Club.