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Is Beaches Turks & Caicos Really Worth It?

While there are other resorts and hotels to select from, Beaches Turks and Caicos is the most family-friendly, all-inclusive beach resort on this island, and its childcare sets it apart.
The resort is divided into four themed villages: Caribbean, French, Italian, and Key West, each having its own aesthetic, kids activities, entertainment options, and restaurant themes. A range of accommodation styles including private cottages for large families and reunions are available as well as a waterpark and 21 international restaurants.

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Grace Bay, voted the World’s #1 Best Beach by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards, is a 12-mile stretch of sprawling white-sand beach on the north shore of the Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales. Beaches Turks & Caicos is situated on the best part of this famous beach, surrounded by the calmest and clearest blue waters, ideal for every type of water sport.

CARIBBEAN & SEASIDE VILLAGES

The Caribbean and Seaside Villages are a beautiful oasis overlooking 12 miles of white sand and crystal clear turquoise ocean, only feet from the world’s best beach. Take a dip in one of two peaceful pools with swim-up bars, stroll through the groomed flowered gardens, or rest in a shaded hammock on the beach.

Lush greenery, hammocks, beachfront access for the kids’ club, and the kid-friendly Arizona’s and quiet Schooners restaurants are located here. The Village provides one-bedroom suites with pull-out trundles, but for a more spacious choice, inquire about the Caribbean Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite, which has a living room and balcony and is 1,377 square feet. The Caribbean Village also has villas that sleep up to eight people and have patios that extend out into the garden.

ITALIAN VILLAGE

At an Italian restaurant, linger over delicious food and conversation. Take a leisurely stroll down the piazza to do some shopping. A gondola might float across the pool, which is just steps from the shore.
From the fountains and statues to the cuisine, everything has an Italian flair. It’s like staying on the Riviera in Italy, but with a Caribbean flavor.

The Italian Village has 162 luxury family suites. The neighboring Pirate & Mermaid themed Kids Kamp facility for ages 6 to 12 has an Xbox Oasis Center game arcade, unique scientific programs, and Crayola Art Camp activities. Teens may hang out throughout the day at Liquid, a nightclub with a submerged dance floor, a water-themed space center with waterpark views, Internet access, a game area with a black light environment, and DJ training classes through the Scratch DJ Academy.

KEY WEST VILLAGE

At the Key West Village, enjoy the carefree lifestyle of the Florida Keys while taking in the spectacular beauty of the Caribbean. These exquisite beachfront villas, located on an idyllic stretch of world-renowned Grace Bay, boast six pools, a fire-feature lounge area, and elegant furnishings. There is a perfect size accommodation for every family.

Although this new addition is kid-friendly, it has a more sophisticated feel to it, with smaller pools, some of which are adult-only. While adults go over to the SkySky Lounge, Neptunes, or Bayside Restaurant with seaside views, youngsters can enjoy the kids club outpost at the Key West reception area. During the lunch or dinner buffet, ask for a to-go box and stock up on fresh cookies and fruit for a late-night snack in your room.

FRENCH VILLAGE

The more inland French Village has cypress-lined boulevards, a pool, a swim-up bar, and concierge suites with three bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Each one can be set up with a kingsize four poster bed, pullout sofas, or two twin beds. Large dining areas are popular with families for breaks and snacks, and the connecting rooms make it easy to keep an eye on the kids at night.

The French Village is like entering into a lush garden at Versailles, with a half-acre pool and a swim-up bar. That French palace, on the other hand, never had a large waterpark like the one you’ll find here. It’s all included, so you can have your cake and eat it, too (from the Café de Paris).

One of the main advantages of the French Village is its proximity to Pirates Island, one of the largest waterparks in the Caribbean. A surf simulator, seven new adventure slides, pools, a water cannon, splash deck, lazy river, play spaces, and the ability to step out and grab a drink and food from Bobby Dee’s restaurant are all available to children. The lack of immediate beach access in the French Village is a drawback, but walking over to the next Village will have you there in minutes.

The price tag for a Beaches Resorts vacation can be pricey, but it includes unlimited food, drink, and a variety of activities, such as admission to the children’s clubs in each Village. Snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, scuba diving, hydrobiking, and hobie cats are just a few of the water activities available. You can also try your hand at beach volleyball, tennis, lawn chess and more!

Equipment necessary to snorkel and learn-to-scuba is available for guests who may either head down to the beach on their own or sign up for a boat trip. Prospective divers can become certified at the resort for an additional fee and begin diving the next day.

Boat trips sell out quickly, and certification spaces are limited, so make your reservations early and ask about any age limits or special requirements for your children. The TCI National Parks Department built thoughtful and thorough underwater routes to avoid unnecessary contact and continue the mission to preserve native coral.

Off-resort excursions, such as the Provo Cays exploration, full moon cruise, fishing and private trips throughout the island with a driver, can be scheduled through the Island Routes desk at Beaches for an additional fee. Sign up for the Reading Roadtrip excursion and visit a local school for an immensely rewarding experience. Guests are invited to read to the students or assist with a lesson or donate gently used and new books to the school’s library. Reading materials, transportation, and a donation to the Sandals Foundation’s education fund are all included in the price.

Worried about kid overload? While Beaches takes the kid-friendly concept to new heights, you can easily escape the Sesame Street spectacle at its adult-only restaurants, solo resort activities, and late-night pools. Look at all of the Kids Programs they have available!

So the answer to the question of whether Beaches Turks & Caicos  is worth it is it depends on who you ask and when you travel.  In my humble opinion, it lives up to the hype. This resort is for families who want to know exactly what they’re receiving, including immaculate rooms with twice-daily turn-down service, butler choices, an experienced and courteous staff, fun activities, and the highest quality in every detail. It’s not for families who want to go on numerous vacations a year on a budget,  those who prefer to discover local life rather than relax on a single property. It’s also not recommended for families who have trouble unwinding together and just relaxing.

Have you decided that a Beaches Turks & Caicos may be your next family vacation? You can book for just $98 down and make payments!

Happy Travels,
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