Turks & Caicos: ‘Crazy for Conch’ Weekend Taking Over at Sands at Grace Bay for Annual Festival

To celebrate the 7th Annual Turks & Caicos Conch Festival November 26–28, The Sands at Grace Bay will be providing free transfers to Festival events paired with a 25-percent rack rate discount and several unique experiences for guests “Crazy for Conch.”

An optional half-day snorkeling adventure is available (additional cost) where guests will join the ship’s captain for a fresh conch salad made from the catch. Additionally, Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar, the resort’s signature dining location, will offer a special Conch-tasting menu, featuring delicious conch fritters, crack conch, conch salad and conch chowder. With rates starting at only $139 per night with the 25-percent discount applied, The Sands at Grace Bay will be a perfect place to stay during the island’s Festival weekend.

The festival will take place in Blue Hills, Providenciales, and the lineup of family-friendly weekend events includes tasting tents where local restaurants will compete for the best conch dishes, a Parade of Queens, live local music, and plenty of kids’ games, conch-inspired contests and entertainment. The Festival ends with a charity 5K & 10K run with proceeds going to the Provo Children’s Home.

The Sands at Grace Bay has partnered with Reef Peepers snorkel and dive facility in Turtle Cove Marina to offer the optional half-day Reef Peepers Snorkeling Adventure for $85 per adult/$55 child (3–12). This includes roundtrip transportation from the resort to the marina, a ride in a power catamaran to the cays and secluded beaches around Providenciales, snorkeling equipment, beverages and fresh conch salad served with chips and salsa.

The Sands at Grace Bay’s “Crazy for Conch” weekend travel offer with rack-rate discount is valid for new bookings made on all room categories for travel now through December 21, 2010, plus free one-way transfers from the resort to the Festival events Saturday and Sunday, November 27–28, 2010. Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar special conch menu items will be available for guests to purchase during their stay. The offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions, and is not applicable for groups.

The Sands at Grace Bay, 877-777-2637, www.reefpeepers.com/index.html, www.thesandstc.com