When it comes to ranking the best beaches in the world, opinions will certainly vary. After all, while many share a love for the beach, not all beach lovers are looking for the same thing. But indeed, there are a few qualities most people can agree on when it comes to choosing the best of the best. And that’s precisely why Grace Bay Beach is consistently voted among the best beaches worldwide — most recently by the UK-based Alpha Travel Insurance, who has dubbed our beloved Grace Bay No. 1 in the world.
So what is it about Grace Bay Beach that allows it to earn such a high ranking year after year? We have a few theories.
The water is so clear, you have to see it to believe it
No matter what kind of beach you prefer, there’s one thing most people can agree on: crystal-clear water is always a winner. And the water on Grace Bay is so impossibly clear, it may as well be a giant swimming pool. When you can wade neck-deep into the ocean and still see your toes — that’s when you know you’ve found someplace special.
Venetian on Grace Bay – Providenciales – Turks & Caicos IslandsThe sand is powdery soft
We’re not denying the beauty of a pebble beach, but the way soft sand feels between your toes while you make your way to the ocean simply can’t be beat. It’s perfect for kids who want to build sandcastles and sun worshippers who want to lay their towel somewhere soft so they can catch some rays.
350 days of sunshine and warm temperatures year-round — yes, please
On average, the Turks & Caicos enjoys about 350 days of sunshine every year. And while temperatures fluctuate ever-so-slightly with the seasons, they rarely dip below 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Rest assured, you’ll always be warm here. And who isn’t seeking warmth in a beach?
Beach House – Grace Bay – Providenciales – Turks & Caicos Islands
Crowds? Never heard of them
Despite its unrivaled beauty and growing popularity among celebrities, you can still spread out on Grace Bay Beach. It is three miles long, after all. While you can expect certain stretches of beach to be slightly busier than others (in front of the resorts, for example), they’re never crowded. And trust that you will always be able to find a beach where the only footprints to be found are your own.
We have a winner…
All that considered, there should be no surprise to find Grace Bay topping the Alpha Travel Insurance list of top 25 beaches. You can read more about the full list on Forbes.
Visit the best beach in the world
If you haven’t yet been to Grace Bay Beach, now is the time to visit. And if you have been here — when are you coming back? Contact us to speak to one of our travel designers about your Turks & Caicos itinerary. We’ll help you with all the details, from accommodations to activities and more. And here’s a little secret: Grace Bay is just one of many incredible beaches to choose from in the Turks & Caicos. We’ll let you know all of our favorite spots.