Just back from an AMAZING trip to Point Grace – Oct. 25 – Nov. 1
Please forgive this being such a looooong report. I am still on a high from this incredible place!
Departed JFK a little behind schedule - no biggie. Landed in Provo around 10:50am. Stepping off the plane and feeling that hot sun on my face was glorious! Getting thru customs at the airport was very quick and we were soon whisked away to begin our stay in paradise!
We arrived at Point Grace within 15 minutes. We were given fresh cool towels, then taken on a short tour of the property…then up to Suite W202 (Middleton Cay Suite). As soon as the door to the suite opened and we saw that view, we knew we were in for a great vacation! We couldn’t have been happier. The rooms were lovely and very clean. We unpacked our bags and were on the beach by 12:30 to start working on our tans. They served us our lunch on the beach – nice!
Our friends flew in from Baltimore to meet up with us at the resort (their first time) and it was fun being able to show them around since we were familiar with the island.
Most days were spent just relaxing at the beach, going for long walks, lounging by the pool with a good book and a good drink!
We did a snorkeling excursion with Sail Provo. We did this last time we visited the island and loved it so much, we decided to go with them again. Rob and Steve made sure we had an enjoyable day.
Point Grace took care of our car rental for us. Having a car is definitely a “must-have”. Getting around the island is very easy and so many great adventures to go on. First things first… went directly to IGA to stock up on staples for the week (i.e., milk, water, bread, fruit, cheese, crackers and wine, wine, wine)! Over the course of the week we drove out to Sapodilla and Taylor Bays….up to Northwest Point and stopped at Amanyara for a tour of the Pavilions, a drink at the bar and a light lunch. Around Silly Creek (Emerald Cay) and the Chalk Sound area, Blue Hills, Long Bay Beach, etc., etc. We didn’t notice an over abundance of stray pot cakes this trip, but there were cats EVERYWHERE! I think every restaurant we went to had at least one. If you are allergic to cats…….don’t forget to pack your allergy meds!
My view of Point Grace: A little slice of heaven. If you are looking for solitude, relaxation and a real “get away from it all” kind of vacation, a great place to unwind……then you will love this resort. The suites are beautifully decorated and the service was wonderful (but not intrusive). The lush, tropical landscaping is impeccably maintained. October seems to be their slow season…I only saw about 6 other couples at the resort during our stay..so we really felt like we had the place to ourselves.
We also had a semi celebrity sighting. For anyone who is a fan of the reality show “The Real Housewives of New York City”, we saw Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, twice. Once at the Gansevoort having dinner at the table next to us and again at the airport. She was standing in line in front of us and I snapped a photo! She and her new “young” BF were on our flight back to JFK.
Restaurants this visit….
Bay Bistro (Sibonne) – had lunch AND dinner here. Food was really good especially the lobster.
Bagatelle (Gansevoort). Went twice in one week for dinner! Try the bone-in rib eye for two. They bring it out after it’s cooked for your approval – then they slice it off the bone before serving. Best cut of meat on the island (IMO) - Just FANTASTIC!!!! Girleen, our waitress was the best!!!!!
Anacoana (Grace Bay Club) – Food IMO was “okay”…..nothing to get too excited about. The only thing my husband liked here were the light up menus! Don’t get me wrong, the atmosphere is lovely, just wasn’t impressed with the food…and at those prices I should have been. I don’t mind paying $$$$$ when it’s worth it…..this really wasn’t.
Coco Bistro – great food, great atmosphere.
Sharkbites (Turtle Cove Marina)……Great burgers!
Grace’s Cottage – by far, the nicest atmosphere (IMO) and the food is great.
Las Brisas for lunch….sat in the Gazebo overlooking Chalk Sound (what a breeze)! Food was great.
Note: When dining “al fresco”, be sure to put on your bug spray before you leave your resort or you will get eaten alive.
Thanks to everyone on this forum (and you know who you are) for sharing all your knowledge of this wonderful island. Will we be returning…you bet!
And now for the Pièce de résistance…….the link to my photos!! Please forgive me, as I’ve posted a TON!!! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An extraordinary Caribbean retreat, located at the point of the pristine twelve-mile beach of Grace Bay. Inspired by classic, turn-of-the-century British Colonial architecture, the beach front setting looks out upon a shimmering vista of turquoise sea and alabaster beach.Here, in a setting seemingly untouched by time, each suite has been designed to include every luxury, leaving you free to encounter your own personal state of grace. Come and experience it for yourself! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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