What is Beaches Resorts Turks and Caicos?Beaches is the sister company of Sandals. They offer luxury all inclusive holidays in the Caribbean.
While Sandals is adults only, Beaches is family friendly!
Where is Turks and Caicos?
Turks and Caicos is a group of islands in the Caribbean. Providenciales where the resort is based is one of the larger islands in the group, but is still only 14 square miles. Around 20% of the population work at the resort bringing much needed economic benefits to the island. The island is famous for its stunning beach, Grace Bay(pictured above).
How Do You Get There?
Flights leave from London and fly to Antigua. This first leg takes around nine hours. There’s a short break in Antigua – you stay on the plane for around an hour to an hour and a half. The second part of the flight takes you to Providenciales and takes around two hours.
The resort is split into four villages; Italian, Caribbean, French and Key West.
Each has its own distinct character with accommodation, swimming pools and restaurants. No matter where your room is based, you are free to use the facilities across the whole resort.
We were based in the Italian Village. Our room overlooked the main pool and had a huge four poster bed, a large flatscreen TV, a desk, and sitting area. The bathroom had a double sink, jacuzzi bath, as well as a shower and toilet. I particularly like the kids area which turned into a room of its own with a sliding door – so simple but such a relief when you want some peace. The kids had smart and sturdy bunk beds, built in shelving, a sink area, and a TV with Xbox. It was one of the nicest and most well thought out rooms I’ve stayed in.
The Mini Bar
I’ve never been on an all inclusive holiday, but one of the gripes I hear is low grade watered down alcohol. Here’s the inside of my mini bar at Beaches Turks & Caicos – fully stocked with coffee, tea, spirits, red and white wine, juice, soft drinks and water. All included and replenished daily!
There are 22 gourmet restaurants across the resort. To find out more about the dining and to see all our pictures, visit our sister site – Dining At Luxury All Inclusive Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos
There are a number of bars around the resort, including swim up bars. All alcohol drinks are included. Spirits are all branded, cocktails are all made to order. The drinks offering was excellent and definitely gives the resort the luxury feel.
If you choose, there’s plenty of activities to enjoy. These include a range of watersports featuring windsurfing and ocean kayaks. If you are certified, you can also enjoy two dives a day, all included.
There are kids clubs on site, as well as two lounges to play pool, table hockey and table tennis.
Older kids can hang out at the Xbox Lounge which has wall to wall screens. Teens can socialise and party the night away at Club Liquid
Pirates Island is one of the top waterparks in the Caribbean and is situated right inside the resort for all guests to enjoy – all included of course. The kids are also treated to their very own swim up bar!
The surf simulator is popular with kids and adults alike, queues were short when we were there so plenty of time to get lots of practise in.
The spa and adults only pools offer sanctuary to Mums and Dads.
Scratch Academy offers guests the chance to create their own music, while the Sesame Character Breakfast will keep little ones entertained (surcharges apply)
If you still want more, you can venture out on one of the Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tours. We did a Catamaran Cruise and The Reading Road Trip, which saw us visit a school supported by Beaches to donate books.
There is plenty to do for all ages, separately and together as a family.
We loved Beaches Turks and Caicos – it was nothing like what I imagined an all inclusive resort to be like, and rather than feeling limited, I actually felt like we needed to plan to really make the most of everything on offer. I am a fan of cruising, and this felt like the land based version. We’ll definitely be considering it as a holiday option in the future.
Seven nights’ accommodation at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa costs from £6,769 for a family of four (2 adults and 2 children). Price includes Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) accommodation, return economy flights from Edinburgh with British Airways and return resort transfers. Subject to availability and valid for departures in September 2017. To book or for more information please call 0800 597 0002, see your local travel agent or visit www.beachesresorts.co.uk.
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