Excellent Island, Great Accomodations
Posted Jan 18, 2013
We rented a one bedroom condo at The Tuscany on Grace Bay. The condo was beautiful and spacious with a nicely appointed kitchen and a fantastic view of Grace Bay from a roomy screened-in lanai. Most accommodations seem to be condos/villas without the normal amenities of a large hotel. The staff was very helpful and provided a pre-paid phone for local use and calling back to the states if you didn’t have an international phone. You could also load more minutes on the phone at your expense if needed.
A couple of things to know about the Tuscany: our condo had a washer and dryer so we could have gotten by with packing fewer clothes. It is also at the eastern end of Grace Bay which is a little isolated and it would be best to rent a car (note: they drive on the left.) There is no gift shop or on-site restaurant but the Ocean Club next door has a low-key restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Shopping and a full food market are a bike ride away (free loaner) but beyond that, without a car, cabs would be required and they can get expensive (min $20 round trip.)
Restaurants are fabulous and mostly open air or entirely outdoors. We were very pleased with Coco Bistro, Anacona, Grace’s Cottage, Parallel 23 and Opus. The only watch-outs are that Grace’s Cottage appeared to be the only place having a problem controlling mosquitos and the service level at Opus was a notch below the other establishments.
In summary, a very restful and pleasant stay after we got the lay of the land.