12 Reasons Turks & Caicos Beaches Are a Family-Friendly Caribbean Destination

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Beaches Turks & Caicos is an all-inclusive resort located at Grace Bay in Providenciales, which is consistently rated one of the best beaches and scuba diving spots in the world. It has 21 restaurants (cuisine varies from Caribbean to Japanese, Italian to French, from seafood to sushi); an on-site water play area with nine slides, an artificial river and a surf simulator; as well as several age-appropriate children’s camps (including Sesame Street parades, character breakfasts, and tuck-ins). It is a fantastic wonderland for families and children of all ages.

Here are the main reasons families come here again and again.

1. Variety of restaurants and cuisine

With 21 restaurants to choose from, you’ll never go hungry. From chic adults-only restaurants to casual take-out options, there’s something for everyone. Kimonos, Teppanyaki restaurant is definitely a crowd favorite. As well as the super delicious food, kids and adults alike will love the performance that comes with it. Singing, dancing, and an array of cooking tips are on display to keep even the youngest entertained while the chef prepares the meal in front of you. Schooners are the place to go for stunning views and some of the freshest fish to taste. Barefoot in the Sand lets you eat your delicious meal just steps from the lapping water on the beach. Arizona serves some of the best ribs and steaks, while the Jerk Shack offers authentic Island cuisine. Be adventurous and try all the restaurants during your stay. There really is something for all gourmets (even the most difficult).

2. Butler service

If you want the ultimate vacation, be sure to book one of the butler class accommodations. Your butler can unpack your luggage, book restaurants, prepare a poolside cabana daily, provide room service, and provide many other services. It’s luxury on a whole new level.

3. Lots of accommodation choices

Beaches Turks & Caicos has 758 guest rooms and suites, 45 room categories, and over 95 acres of gorgeous beachfront property. You can choose from four distinct villages (and as long as your room is in a village, all of the restaurants and amenities of all villages are included in your stay).

There’s the Caribbean & Seaside Village, a short walk from the beach, with two pools, plenty of great restaurants, and stunning views. The Italian Village will make you feel like you are in Italy, with a decidedly Italian touch, from the fountains and statues to the kitchen. There you will find a huge swimming pool (one of the resort’s favorites) as well as a plaza with many shops. The Key West Village is the newest addition to Beaches and you’ll feel like you’re in the Florida Keys. Families will love the Two, Three and Four Bedroom Villas and Family Suites. Last, but not least, is the French Village which has a half-acre swimming pool, swim-up bar, and an incredible Pirates Island water park.

4. Free dive

Anyone who has been scuba diving on vacation knows that the cost can add up quickly. At Beaches, those who are certified can experience two free dives per day. This means you can dive any day you are on the property (except the day of departure). You have the choice of diving twice a day with one tank or once a day with two bottles. What’s especially nice is that Turks & Caicos has some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean, if not the world.

5. All inclusive water sports

Turks & Caicos is home to some of the calmest, crystal-clear waters in the Caribbean. It is therefore perfect for water sports including kayaks, windsurfing, hydro bikes, snorkeling, Hobie cats, paddleboards, etc. And it’s all included, so you can do a different water activity every day or keep rehearsing your favorites.

6.Red Lane Spa

Whether you are doing a mom and me service, a romantic couples massage, a facial, a manicure pedicure or a body treatment, Red Lane Spa has plenty of menu options. Try the hot stone or the deep tissue and feel the stress leave your body instantly. Or enjoy one of the wraps or scrubs and immediately feel the difference on your skin. Children also have a special menu with treatments specially designed for them.

7.Pools galore, plus swim-up bars

Kids and pools go hand in hand on a vacation and at Beaches Turks & Caicos there are plenty of pools to explore. In fact, the resort has ten different pools, four different hot tubs, and plenty of swim-up bars. Whether your kids are enjoying one of the specially prepared soft drinks like Roy Rogers, Shirley Temple or a Chinese Fireball or the adults are feasting on a Turkish delight (one of the signature drinks) or a Daiquiri, everyone loves a swim up bar and there are plenty of them at the resort for travelers to stretch out and enjoy their favorite cocktail.

8.Pirates Island Water Park

Pirates Island Water Park at Beaches Turks & Caicos is great for kids of all ages. The little ones will appreciate the paddling pools, water cannons and small slides. Big kids will love the gigantic water slides, the artificial river and the surf simulator. Plus, there are ice cream and macaroni and cheese trucks on site, so no one will go hungry.

9. Entertainment, day and night

From Sesame Street parades to salsa lessons, theater productions at Family Feud, there are plenty of activities on offer during the day and evening. Each week, a program is distributed presenting the different events (taking place in different villages). Beach party, movie night, and chocolate buffet are just a few of the family favorites.

10.Camp for children

Parents love the Kids Camp because they spend some time alone. Kids love the camp because they can be with kids their age, as well as activities tailored for their age group. From toddlers to teens, Beaches offers a variety of programs to keep your kids entertained.

11.Club Liquid, Xbox Lounge and Trench Town

Club Liquid is the sleek new hotspot aimed at tweens and teens. Trench Town is another fun hangout that puts fun arcade games right at your fingertips, from shooting hoops with electronic basketball setups to super-fast laser hockey under black lights. Another big hit is the Xbox Play Lounge, which is open to all ages. Kids and adults alike have unlimited play, including Kinect with Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

12. Sesame Street characters

From parades and snacks to character meals, Elmo, Super Grover and the Sesame Street character set will keep your kids entertained from dusk to dawn.

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