Beaches Turks & Caicos one of my favorite places to travel with my family. We have had the privilege of vacationing two times at the all-inclusive, luxury included where kids and grownups alike can have a wonderful trip set on 12 miles of the world’s best beach. With endless land and water sports, Global Gourmet dining, luxurious rooms and suites, and exciting family-friendly activities including Sesame Street® stage shows, the Caribbean’s most thrilling waterpark, and fantastic beach parties.
Beaches Turks & Caicos has been voted Top 25 Hotels for Families by many publications. I have to be honest, Beaches just has a way of making vacationing in general seamless. Once you book your reservation, everything else is taken care of making your vacation like a day at the beach! Free transfers to the resort (about a 20 minute ride away), all the food your eyes and stomach can hold, top-shelf liquor, water sports, gratuity and even childcare at Camp Sesame for all ages even infants is included with the price of your vacation.
The sound of 21 restaurants and 15 bars, seems like a dream, every restaurant is so good that it makes it a bit challenging to make your dinner reservations.
The Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort is definitely on the larger side with 758 rooms across the resort. The resort does sit on over 75 acres, so it is very spacious and there are lots of areas for privacy and relaxation. This is a serious option if you’re looking for a resort that will do many things at once. It’s a solid option for families, and also works well for couples and adults only.
Pack for a Purpose
The Sandals Foundation represents a way for Sandals and Beaches to give back to the community through initiatives that support, uplift and improve the lives of the local people. 100 % of all funds raised by the Sandals Foundation go directly into social development programs benefiting the Caribbean.
So, Pack for a Purpose and bring new school supplies and books for children in need on the island that you’re visiting. Each guest is encouraged to pack up to 5 lbs of schools supplies to donate to a local school.
Research the Villages
Beaches Turks & Caicos is a large resort, my suggestion is that you do yourself some justice and research the resort and study the map. Before you book your room you need to know which part of the resort is best for your family and your expectations to what you are needing to create the ultimate vacation . There are four different villages to choose from at Beaches Turk & Caicos Resort and when you are booking you have the chance to pick out the best location for you.
- French Riviera Village: The French Riviera is the furthest from the beach, but close to the kid’s club, teen club, and water park. This village of the resort is quiet and also the most affordable.
- Key West Village: The Key West is secluded, tucked away on it’s own section of the resort. The most expensive area and is much quieter than the other three areas.
- Italian Village: The Italian Village is the main village, the place to stay if you do not mind some noise but want to be in the heart of the resort and has the most going on at any given time.
- Caribbean Village: The Caribbean Village rooms have Beach views.
Hit the beach sooner and utilize the pre check in process. The resort staff will have all of your details prior to check in, your room will be situated, and you can avoid the long line of people checking into your room which can be tedious.
Most all-inclusive resorts offer room service, but this is not the case at Beaches. They do replenish drinks in the mini-fridge every day and when you check in you can select a bottle of wine to be brought to your room.
Make a statement by bringing your own floatie and save some money. They are a bit overpriced in the swim shop and they have basic selections. The staff in the scuba hut are happy to help you fill them up.
You can keep the drinks cold on the hot beach and the seas free of plastic.
As you as you arrive it is important to make your dining reservations. Not all restaurants take dining reservations, but a few do. Find out which restaurants are more in demand at your resort than others and reserve when you arrive. For example, Kimonos has limited seating, so that’s a good one to book right away.
Upgrading to Concierge or Butler Service
These room levels do cost more than basic luxury rooms. With concierge service, your upgraded service begins at check-in. You’ll have access to the Concierge Lounge and even special cocktail parties. Your concierge will assist you with reservations around the resort.
Butler service comes with high-end accommodations. Your butler will make your life worry-free before you even arrive until it’s time to check out. He or she can secure pool or beach chairs and serve you drinks and lunch by the pool. He or she can help with unpacking and pressing clothes or treating your family to special dinner tables, bubble baths and room service.
Sign up for Scuba Lessons, Tours & Excursions Prior to your Trip
We learned this the hard way, spots for lessons, tours, and excursions fill up quickly. You should sign up for the extra’s you and your family are interested in doing as soon as you book your trip.
If you are new to scuba, you can sign up for an introductory course (for a fee) before your trip. Consider signing kids up for bubblemakers if they have an interest in scuba. You experienced divers can skip the course, but you should visit the dive shop to schedule the dives for the week as soon as you arrive for the best availability.
If you want to explore the surrounding area, you can sign up for tours and excursions before your trip. These cost extra and vary per resort.
Visit the vacation extras page to book tours, spa, packages, scuba and other extras. If your arrival date is less than three days away, call 1-888-BEACHES for assistance.
Traveling with teens that are not interested in packing or wearing long khakis can create some dining issues at some of the restaurants. Please keep in mind that some of the restaurants a dress code that they strictly follow. You can look up each resort’s restaurants ahead of time to find out if there is a dress code. That means long pants and no flip flops for men, and dresses or nicer outfits for the ladies.
Here’s a look at the Beaches dress codes:
- Resort Casual (daytime attire and some restaurants at night): Shorts or jeans, T–shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered. Shirts and footwear required.
- Resort Elegant (evening attire at some restaurants): Dress pants or jeans for men, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar). Wear dress shoes or sandals. No shorts, T–shirts, sleeveless shirts, sneakers, flip flops or slippers. No hats or caps.
Get an Early Spot at the Water Park and Beach
Be prepared to wake up early to grab some prime seating at the pools especially if you want to be at the main pool in the Italian Village. If your heading to the beach you should also try to find the area you plan to call your home for the day, the beach area can be challenging to find seats. If you have a room with butler service, enlist your butler’s help in getting a front-row view of the action or your preference in seating for the day.