Where to Stay
The Tuscany and The Venetian, Grace Bay
I am a die-hard Airbnb fan, but when I began my search for places to stay near Grace Bay (rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the world) I didn’t find anything that ticked all of the boxes: I was looking for something that felt luxurious but comfortable, was centrally-located, and included an ocean view.
Once I decided Airbnb was a bust, I begrudgingly switched over to searching for hotels but was bombarded by all-inclusive resorts which were 1) insanely expensive 2) not my thing—I want to explore local cuisine, not eat chicken strips and fries. Finally I landed on two sister hotels, The Tuscany and The Venetian, and fell in love at first sight!
When we first walked in to The Tuscany with the incredible property manager, Colleen, my boyfriend laughed in disbelief for about ten minutes. The views, the decor, and the natural beauty of it all was just unreal. It was like living in a painting.
The Tuscany and The Venetian are side-by-side condo hotels on the coast of Grace Bay. Each condo comes with a pristine, 180-degree ocean view, an assigned parking spot, a full, state-of-the-art kitchen, a washer and dryer, a Jacuzzi tub, a screened-in patio or balcony, and access to a beautiful private pool. Until you’ve experienced it, it’s hard to describe how magical it is to lay in a plush, king size bed with the windows open and enjoy a light ocean breeze as you watch the sun set. But trust me—that alone is worth the trip.
In addition to the modern decor and amenities and the luxurious vibe of the resorts, The Tuscany and The Venetian go above and beyond by providing you with things you may not have known you’d need, including a free local cell phone (great for calls, maps, and more), lots of bottled water every day, and a truly private beach that feels like your own slice of the island—no crowds necessary.