by Family Vacation Critic
Luxury meets family adventure at Beaches Turks & Caicos, located in the Caribbean’s stunning Grace Bay (voted #1 World’s Best Beach by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards). The 758-room resort is a destination in itself, with five well-appointed villages—Caribbean, Seaside, French, Key West and Italian—each designed to reflect the style of its region.
The expansive resort is truly a wonderland, featuring kids’ camps and childcare for all ages, multiple pools throughout the resort, and the enhanced Pirate’s Island Waterpark, the largest aqua playground in the Caribbean. The water park features eight slides, a Body Glove Waves surf simulator, a 650-foot lazy river and much more. Parents, you’ve been warned; your kids may not leave the pool your entire vacation.
Families revel in the resort’s 21 onsite restaurants with an array of international cuisine styles. And Beaches’ claim to fame (one of them, anyway) is its association with Sesame Street. Favorite characters, including Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch, make appearances daily. Adventure programs with characters, as well as parades, nightly tuck-in times, breakfasts and photo opportunities are available for kids to enjoy throughout the week.
Note: While it was previously announced that Beaches Turks & Caicos would close indefinitely in 2021, the resort will remain open.
For more information, visit Beaches.com.
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- Onsite water park and swimming pools
- Themed villages with family accommodations
- Sesame Street programming for kids
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
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In total, there are 758 rooms in 44 configurations, spread across the Caribbean, Seaside, French, Key West and Italian Villages. All rooms include air conditioning, king or double beds, satellite TV, refrigerators, clock radios, and private baths and showers with tiled floors.
Beaches Turks & Caicos - Caribbean and Seaside Villages
The Caribbean Village is the oldest at the resort, originally built as a collection of rooms at another resort, later purchased and renovated by Beaches, which also added an addition. Here, most of the rooms are among the smallest offered on the resort, and do not feature ocean views. Located beside the beach, the Caribbean Village is surrounded by tropical gardens and palm trees.
Caribbean and Seaside Villages Room Categories:
- Caribbean Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite (IS)
The one-of-a-kind suite is located on the third floor of the Main Building's East Wing and accommodates five in a Butler-Service suite. The suite has a full living room, formal dining area, full kitchen, bedroom with king bed, two queen sofa beds and a large balcony overlooking the gardens, pool and partial ocean.
- Seaside Honeymoon One Bedroom Concierge Suite (LV1)
These suites are located on the first and second floors of the Parrot Cay Villas and accommodate five people. Ground-floor suites have patios, and second-floor suites have balconies overlooking the gardens.
- Caribbean Honeymoon Luxury Concierge Suite (HJ)
These suites are located on the first through third floors of the east and west wings of the Main Building and accommodate five people. Suites have either a patio or balcony overlooking the gardens or pool.
- Caribbean Honeymoon Grande Luxe (GD & GK)
These rooms are found on the third floor of the east and west wings of the Main Building and sleep four. All rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or the pool area.
- Caribbean Honeymoon Premium Walkout Room & Caribbean Premium Walkout Room (HPD, HPK, PD & PK)
These rooms are found on the first floor of the east and west wings of the Main Building and sleep up to four. All rooms have patios with views of the gardens or pool.
- Caribbean Deluxe (DD & DK)
These rooms are found on the second floor of the east and west wings of the Main Building and sleep four. All rooms have patios that lead out to the pool or gardens.
- Seaside One Bedroom Concierge Suite(G1) & Seaside Honeymoon Luxury One Bedroom Concierge Suite (HG1)
These suites are found on the first through third floors of the Salt Cay Villas and accommodate five in rooms with views of the gardens, pool area or ocean, as well as a patio or balcony.
- Seaside Two Bedroom Luxury Butler Villa Suite (P2)
Located on the first floor of the Pine Cay and French Cay Villas, these suites accommodate eight with one king bedroom and a second room with double beds. These suites have patios that lead out to the gardens, pool area, and partial oceanview.
Beaches Turks & Caicos - French Village
Naturally, this village has a European vibe and "left bank" sidewalks with bistros and cafes and beautiful gardens, inspired by those in Versailles. One massive pool with zero-entry and a swim-up bar and hot tub are centered in the village. Room options are better suited to large families (versus the Caribbean Village) with one-, two- and three-bedroom suites accommodating up to 14 people. The French Village is also the most budget-friendly. Standard rooms in this portion of the resort provide two double beds and a single sleep chair or one king and one twin daybed with a trundle. Many rooms in the French Village don't have actual patios or balconies, but French balconettes can be opened for views of the pool, gardens or ocean (though guests cannot walk out onto them).
French Village Room Categories:
- French Village Three Bedroom Concierge Suite (F3)
Each bedroom has a king-sized bed with a trundle or double beds with a single pullout sofa, accommodating up to 14 people. All of the rooms connect and have their own private entrance. Suites on the first floor have small patios and third-floor suites have French balconettes overlooking the pool or gardens. The suites are located in the Bordeaux and Cannes buildings.
- French Village Two Bedroom Concierge Suite (F2)
These suites are exactly same as the above, in a two-bedroom (instead of three-bedroom) setting. The two-bedroom unit accommodates up to 11 people; each has a patio or French balconettes overlooking the pool and gardens.
- French Village One Bedroom Concierge Suite (F1)
These suites are exactly same as the above, except in a one-bedroom setting with one king bed or two doubles. The one-bedroom accommodates seven guests and offers views of the pool and gardens, as well as a patio or French balconette.
- French Village Luxury Walkout Room (FWD & FWK)
Located on the first floor of all the French Village buildings, these four-person suites feature a room with a king-sized bed with a trundle or two double beds with a single sleeper chair and a large walkout patio with views of the pool and gardens.
- French Village Honeymoon Luxury Room (HFK & HFD) & French Village Luxury Room (FD & FK)
Along with the French Village Luxury Walkout rooms, these are the smallest-sized rooms on the Beaches property, and are found on the second and third floors of all the French Village buildings. Sleeping four, the rooms feature a king bed with a trundle or double beds with a single sleep chair and French balconettes overlooking the pool and gardens.
Beaches Turks & Caicos - Italian Village
If you desire a more luxurious experience, tailored especially for families, the Italian Village fits the bill. Here, 162 family suites offer everything a family needs, regardless of age. Youngsters will enjoy separate rooms with bunk beds while parents can relax in their own sitting room with a flat-screen TV and Jacuzzi tub.
The Italian Village also has its own 14,000-square-foot pool with a signature swim-up bar; an expanded Kids Camp facility for ages 5 to 12, with an arts and crafts center; a teen lounge with arcade games and foosball; Liquid, an aqua-themed nightclub for teens; 7,000 square feet of retail space; and five gourmet restaurants, plus a wood-fired pizza oven. There are Imperial Suites and other top-tier suite offerings in the Italian Village for the discerning family. Many of the top-tier suites also have butler service.
Italian Village Room Categories:
- Italian Beachfront Two Bedroom Walkout Butler Family Suite (TWP)
Featured on the first floor of the Capri Building, this oceanfront suite can accommodate 12 and opens directly to the beach with two oversized patios. A king master has its own bar area with a refrigerator and microwave. Kids have bunk beds with a trundle and a bathroom with dual vanities. Connecting doors lead to a living room with a daybed and trundle, sleeper sofa, dining table with seating for six, refrigerator and microwave. Three flat-screen TVs are offered, with the kids' room also featuring a multifunction game table.
- Italian Beachfront Penthouse Two Bedroom Imperial Butler Family Suite (PP)
Featured on the fifth and sixth floors of the Capri Building, this panoramic oceanfront suite can accommodate 12 in a setup similar to the two-bedroom above, but without a walkout patio.
- Italian Beachfront Two Bedroom Butler Family Suite (G2)
Located on the second through fourth floors of the Capri Building, these oceanfront suites can accommodate 12. The suites are similar to the above penthouse, but without the panoramic views.
- Italian Oceanview Penthouse Two Bedroom Butler Family Suite (M2P)
Similar to the other Imperial Suites, the penthouses are located on the fifth and sixth floors of Pisa and San Marino buildings and can accommodate 10 people. The suites overlook the ocean, pool and gardens.
- Italian Two Bedroom Poolside Walkout Butler Family Suite (FWP)
Located on the first floor of the Pisa and San Marino buildings, these suites are similar to the oceanfront walkouts, except they overlook the pool and gardens, and accommodates 11 people.
- Italian Oceanview Two Bedroom Butler Family Suite (MP)
These suites accommodate 10 people and are located on the third and fourth floors of Pisa and San Marino, with views of the ocean, pool and gardens.
- Italian Two Bedroom Butler Family Suite (NP)
Another Imperial Suite option, this unit accommodates 10 people on the second floor of the Pisa and San Marino buildings with views of the pool and gardens.
- Italian Oceanfront Walkout Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room (RW)
The first in the following series that do not include Butler Service, this family suite is located directly on the oceanfront of the first floor of the Amalfi and Capri buildings, without a living and dining room, and sleeps eight. Rooms include a king bed and bunk beds with trundle.
- Italian Oceanfront Penthouse Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room (S2)
Located on the fifth and sixth floors of the Capri building, these family suites also sleep eight and are oceanfront, but without a private walkout.
- Italian Oceanfront Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room (D2)
Similar to the other suites, including the direct oceanfront view and accommodations for eight, these suites are located on the second floor of Amalfi and the second through fourth floors of Capri.
- Italian Penthouse Oceanview Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room (R2)
Similar to the oceanfront suites, these accommodate six people and are located on the fifth and sixth floors of the Pompeii, Pisa and San Marino buildings, with panoramic views of the ocean, pool and gardens.
- Italian Poolside Walkout Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room (PW)
This option sleeps seven and allows guests to walk out to the pool and gardens. The suites are located on the first floor of the Positano, Milano, Tivoli, Pompeii, Pisa and San Marino buildings.
- Italian Oceanview Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room (T2)
These suites feature pool, garden and some ocean views. Located on the third and fourth floors of Pompeii, Pisa and San Marino buildings, these suites accommodate six.
- Italian Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room (V2)
Like the other suites, these suites are similar in size and vistas and appear on the second floor of Positano, Milano, Tivoli, Pompeii, Pisa and San Marino buildings, with views of the pool and gardens.
Beaches Turks & Caicos - Key West Village
Key West Village, which opened in May 2014, is the newest neighborhood to join the resort, and offers a vibe of the Southernmost point in the United States, after which it's named. Next to the Italian Village, the ultra-luxurious village offers oceanfront accommodations, many with multiple balconies. It also has 168 additional large accommodations, featuring studios, one- and two-bedroom suites and three- to four-bedroom villas, some with private pools.
Key West Room Categories:
- Key West Beachfront Four Bedroom Butler Villa Residence with Private Pool (4VP)
These villas are individual homes situated directly on the beach, with full kitchens, living rooms and four bedrooms with king or queen beds that can also accommodate a rollaway and house up to 10 people. Outside, there is a large porch, covered dry area and a private pool. Best of all, the third floor is home to your own sunroom or patio overlooking the ocean. These rooms also include a Private Airport Transfer.
- Key West Oceanview Four Bedroom Villa Residence (4VO)
These villas have three floors and provide a full kitchen, living room, and four bedrooms with three king beds, two double beds and two rollaway options to accommodate up to 10 people. Villas receive butler service, and there is also a sunroom and deck that overlooks the ocean.
- Key West Four Bedroom Butler Villa Residence (4VB)
These villas have three floors and provide a full kitchen, living room, and four bedrooms with three king beds, two double beds and two rollaway options to accommodate up to 10 people. Villas receive butler service and offer views of the gardens. These rooms include private airport transfers.
- Key West Oceanview Three Bedroom Butler Villa Suite (3VO)
These villas have three floors and provide a full kitchen, living room, and three bedrooms with three king beds and two rollaway options to accommodate up to eight people. The third floor has either an outdoor relaxation area or sunroom overlooking the ocean. Villas receive butler service. These rooms include private airport transfer.
- Key West Three Bedroom Concierge Villa Suite (3KB)
These villas have three floors and provide a full kitchen, living room, and three bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight people. All bedrooms feature a king- or queen-sized bed. The third floor has either an outdoor relaxation area or sunroom overlooking the gardens. Villas receive butler service.
- Key West Oceanview Two Story, Two Bedroom Butler Suite (2BO)
Located on the fourth floor of the Veranda House, these loft suites feature a living/dining room with a breakfast bar and an open kitchen. The master bedroom, with a king bed, is located in a loft on the upper floor, while a second bedroom with a king bed is located on the main floor. There are also two balconies overlooking the ocean.
- Key West Two Story Two Bedroom Concierge Suite (2BG)
These suites have two stories, some with a spiral staircase, and two bedrooms with king beds that can accommodate up to six people. A fully equipped kitchen looks over a living and dining area with a breakfast nook. Suites receive concierge service and have views of the gardens and pool area.
- Key West Two Bedroom Concierge Suite (G2B)
The one-story, two-bedroom suites feature two king beds, a living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and a terrace overlooking the gardens. Suites receive concierge service.
- Key West Oceanview One Bedroom Concierge Suite (1BO)
Accommodating up to five, this one-bedroom suite features a king bed and a double sofa bed in the living area and can also fit a rollaway. The suite features a fully equipped kitchen and ocean views and comes with concierge service.
- Key West Luxury One Bedroom Concierge Suite (1B2)
This one bedroom suite, accommodating up to five people, features a king bed in the master bedroom, and a twin trundle daybed in the living room. Guests enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and garden views, along with concierge service.
- Key West One Bedroom Concierge Suite (1BG)
Accommodating up to five in the Veranda House, this one-bedroom suite features a king bed and a double sofa bed in the living area. The suite features a fully equipped kitchen and large balcony with garden views, and comes with concierge service.
- Key West One Bedroom Concierge Villa Suite (I1B)
This suite features one bedroom with a king bed and sofa bed in the living room to accommodate up to four people. The suite features a living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and comes with concierge service. There is also a cozy terrace overlooking the gardens and pool.
- Key West Oceanview Concierge Room (SKO)
This room features four large bay windows, a king bed and a sofa bed with outstanding ocean views, and can accommodate up to four people. The rooms, located on the third and fourth floors of the Veranda House, feature a balcony and come with concierge service.
- Key West Grand Luxe Concierge Room (CPG)
Located on the first through fourth floors of the Veranda House, these rooms feature a king and trundle day beds, which can accommodate up to four people. All rooms have a patio or balcony overlooking the gardens and come with concierge service.
- Key West Luxury Concierge Room (DTG)
The most standard of room options in the Key West Village, this room features a king bed and a single pullout chair and can accommodate up to three people. It also features a balcony or patio with garden views, and comes with concierge service.
by Aaron R
First time guest with the family and we all had a great time! All the restaurant choices were great. Loved the fact that my daughter with a nut allergy could eat everywhere and they took care of her needs. Scuba diving instructors Happy & Roldson were great. A little disappointed that there was so much wind which limited the beach toy use (kayaks, trikes, hobie cats) but that's what we get at this time of the year. Plenty of pools to choose from for swimming.
Absolutely loved it! We stayed in the Italian Village in a suite...which had a separate room with a bunk bed for the kids...I loved that the kids had their own sink! Everyone was very friendly.... restaurants were all very good! Especially the hibachi place... our chef went by the name of Fortune Cookie & he was the best!!!!! Also, the adult only restaurant-sopillas was amazing! We also had a great experience at Soy.. the sushi place with the manager.. Mercedes! She was the friendliness & treated us like gold! Also, the people who tie dyed our shirts..Lauriee...with 2 E’s, and 2 other guys I forgot their names....they were so great!! My kids are 13 and 16 so I can’t say much about kids activities...the beach is amazing...crystal clear water!
Pool and Water Fun
There are 10 swimming pools—three with swim-up bars—and four whirlpool hot tubs, including one stand-alone, adults-only hot tub with ocean views. Guests can enjoy three Caribbean Village pools: Cascade's, Iguana's and Camp Sesame (for the 4-and-under set); Pirate's Island Waterpark, Riviera Pool, the French Village Pool, the three Key West Village Pools (which include the resort's only adults-only pool), and the Italian Village Pool, the busiest of them all.
The Pirate's Island Waterpark, a 45,000-square-foot aquatic playground with eight new waterslides, two kiddie pools, a kids-only swim-up bar, 650-foot lazy river and SurfStream surf simulator for simulated surf experiences, are absolutely amazing. Tiny tots can enjoy a beached pirate ship with water cannons, cranks and sprays, along with a zero-entry pool. At every turn, you'll also find a lifeguard.
On the beach, families can canoe, kayak, paddleboard, Snuba, snorkel, wind surf, waterski, tube, cruise around in a glass-bottom boat, scuba dive, sail and hydrobike at no extra charge, as these activities are part of the all-inclusive rates.
Besides being the place for kids to enjoy water fun, this area of the resort is also home to the kids' programs, divided into ages 5 to 7, 8 to 10, tweens and teens. Shadow Lounge is a game room for tweens and teens to hang out, and the huge air-conditioned Xbox Play Lounge features 45 Xbox game stations (although kids complain there are not enough working consoles).
On land, and also included, families can enjoy croquet, lawn chess, beach volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis (day and night), table tennis, billiards and board games.
Club Liquid Teen Nightclub
From pizza and soda bars, to their own "nightclub" with karaoke, tweens and teens have a place to hang. Activities include supervised water sports, pool games, tennis clinics, dancing, and talent shows. Tween and teen programming include Liquid, the only 21-and-under nightclub in the Caribbean designed just for teens. The teen-only hangout includes arcade games and foosball. Parents, take note: this club turns into a 21+ dance club later in the evening.
Kids Camp at Beaches Resort
From the smallest newborn through 24 months, a baby is always in the very best hands at Beaches. There are two Camp Sesame locations: Caribbean Village and Key West Village. Climate-controlled nurseries, cribs, strollers, high chairs, rocking chairs and simply everything a little one could ever need are here from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The resort has Certified Nannies, too, who are child development specialists that have been trained and certified in accordance with an accredited United States university. Children are divided into groups: ages 0 to 11 months, 12 to 24 months, and 3 to 4 years.
Three to 4-year-olds can truly have a blast with their very own set of activities, supervised by Certified Nannies. The fun includes toddler pools, shell collecting, face painting, treasure hunts, puppets, costume time, magic shows, sand castle building and so much more. Sesame Street characters often make an appearance here. Children must be potty-trained to participate in this program.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Camps are open early at 8 a.m.; if parents are registered for early-morning dives, pre-registration is required. All children should have sunscreen, dry clothing, shoes, swimsuits, diapers, wipes, and swim diapers.
Beaches Buddies and Special Needs Program
Beaches is all about inclusivity, which is why all of their childcare staff is INA and IBCCES certified. Parents can hire a One-on-One Beaches Buddy to assist families with special needs, who may need an extra set of eyes at the beach while exploring the property or when mom and dad want a romantic night out. Sensory-friendly areas are available across the property, and Kids Camp staff will do their best to help your child throughout their time in their care. One-on-One Beaches Buddies are available for $15 per hour 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and $20 per hour (plus $20 after hours service fee) 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
This is Beaches' tween hangout. Offerings include air hockey, foosball, electronic basketball, big comfy couches with large flat-screen TV's, a state-of-the-art sound system and, of course, plenty of space to lounge, talk and text.
Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street
Themed activities, including the colorful, loveable cast of Sesame Street characters, such as Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Elmo, are part of the fun at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Kids can go bird-watching with Big Bird, enjoy story time with Elmo, bake cookies with Cookie Monster, find magical treasures with Abby Cadabby, and enjoy puppet making with Bert & Ernie, art with Julia, and science experiments with Super Grover.
Sesame Street stage shows, a 6 p.m. Wednesday night character parade, character breakfasts, photo sessions, birthday parties and nightly tuck-in times are also available. Breakfasts featuring all nine characters occur on Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a.m.
Red Lane Spa Teen Spa Experience
Even teens deserve to be treated like princes and princesses every once in a while, so look no further than Red Lane Spa for such extravagant treatment. Services include special manicures and pedicures, and facials devoted to the complexion needs of teens. Exclusive Red Lane botanical products and essential oils are used.
At Beaches, both experts and beginners can enjoy guided dives showcasing spectacular coral reefs, colorful marine life and exotic underwater treasures. Certified divers can enjoy up to two dives per day, which is included in the price of their stay. PADI- Certified Scuba on-resort courses, offered at a fee, provide new divers with training to start diving from day one. Beaches instructors can also administer the practical exam for divers enrolled in the PADI eLearning program. Children can learn to dive in the Bubblemaker (for kids 8 and up) and Seal Team (for kids 8 and 9) programs, also at additional costs. Additionally, Beaches Turks & Caicos has expanded the diving program to include a special course for disabled divers.
There are 22 dining options in 21 restaurants (including two food trucks), plus 15 bars at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Culinary choices include everything from barefoot eating beachside, to gourmet themed-choices, to adults-only romantic dining. The resort also features a late-night, weekly Chocolate Extravaganza with a number of handmade chocolate delights. The Friday night Soon Come Back BBQ Beach Party is a must, when live music and bonfires are featured. On Wednesdays, repeat guests are also invited to attend Sandals Select Luncheons.
The following are the family-friendly dining spots (see Planning & Tips to learn about the adults-only restaurants):
This Tex-Mex eatery features brightly hued walls of giant lizards and Southwest decor. Satisfy your appetite with sizzling fajitas, BBQ, or favorites like cheeseburgers and fries. If dining outside is your pleasure, a patio table is a great bet, especially if you're just refueling after hanging out on the beach or at the pool. The dress code for this restaurant is casual.
Lunch: 12 to 4 p.m.(buffet); Dinner: 6 to 9:30 p.m. (a la carte menu)
Barefoot by the Sea
This restaurant serves up local seafood delights while diners can wiggle their toes in the powder-soft sand. We love the kid-size tables next to the grownup tables that give kids their own space. Seafood-inspired favorites include Lobster Bisque with Sourdough Croutons, Herb-Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Coconut-Fried Tiger Shrimp, with chocolate bread pudding with rum cream for dessert. Casual dress is expected at this laidback, but beautiful tiki-hut inspired space.
Breakfast: 7:00 to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch: 12:30 to 2:30 p.mx.; Dinner: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the view at this open-air beachfront restaurant. International cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a second-level lounge overlooking Grace Bay Beach. The dress code for this restaurant is casual.
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Bar: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Bella Napoli Pizzeria
Wood-fired ovens make wonderful pizzas, don’t you think? We love all of the unique toppings (as well as traditional standbys) you can put on your pie too, including gorgonzola, pear, brie, prosciutto, sausage, artichokes, and seafood. There are even ripe banana and dark chocolate toppings for a sweet-style pizza fresh out of the oven. Grab a seat in a teakwood table and listen to calypso music. The dress code for this restaurant is casual, and it's open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Beaches first Indian restaurant, guests can feast on flavorful dishes like chicken tikka, lamb samosas, poppadums, butter chicken and mango kulfi (Mango parfait, sweet cardamom sauce, katafi biscuit). Dress is resort casual and no reservation is required; open 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (closed on Friday)
Located within the Jolly Roger ship on Pirate's Island, with a classic 1950s diner feel, this place encourages guests to devour pizza, macaroni and cheese, burgers, chicken nuggets and other favorites. The dress code for this restaurant is casual, and it's open from 11 a.m. to 6 a.m. (yes, 6 a.m.—the restaurant aims to provide kid-friendly food around the clock). Psst… don’t miss the cotton candy for dessert!
Bar (non-alcoholic): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cafe De Paris
This is an enchanting destination serving espresso, coffees, cappuccinos and an assortment of gourmet pastries, perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon break. The dress code for this restaurant is casual. Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This laidback courtyard-style bistro features excellent beach views while you dine. Families can enjoy things like burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads and fruit plates at this beachfront eatery. Casual resort wear is fine for this open-air eatery, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At this authentic British pub, guests can play a game of snooker while enjoying traditional bangers and mash, fish and chips, along with pints of cider and ales. Dress is casual at this laidback spot that's open 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Curls 'n Swirls
Take a break from the water and grab some ice cream at this food truck located in the water park, open everyday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Who gets tired of pizza on vacation? Your family will never bore of this brick-oven eatery. The dress code for this restaurant is casual, and it's open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuscan-inspired selections can please all ages at this family favorite. Dine al fresco or inside the festive restaurant with cathedral ceilings. The menu is perfect for picky eaters as well as foodies, with made-to-order pizzas, braised lamb ragout served with penne pasta and shrimp linguini. The dress code is casual during the day, but resort evening wear (think sundresses and polos) during dinner.
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Jerk Shack
This authentic Jamaican Jerk shack serves up irresistible flavor in an open-air setting, open everyday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Knives flashing expertly, shrimp flying through the air with precision, and smiling kids are what you'll find inside this Teppanyaki-style eatery where the chefs put on quite a show. This spot is so popular that it's the only onsite restaurant that requires reservations; book as soon as you get to the resort! The dress code for this dinner-only restaurant (open 5 to 9 p.m.) is resort casual. Keep in mind that this dining experience is quite loud, so if you have children who are sensitive to loud banging, or are trying to have a good meal with great conversation, this is not the restaurant for you.
Le Petit Chateau
While little kids are in bed, children aged 12 and up can join their parents at this Parisian-inispired restaurant that features dishes like Sautéed Escargots and Pan-Roasted Grouper Filet. Just save room for all of the French desserts, including Grand Marnier crème brulee, and Almond Daquoise cake with pear. Resort evening attire is required at this restaurant that's open 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Journey to Northern Italy via this Tuscan-inspired restaurant with an open kitchen, ironwork, and vaulted ceilings. The enchanting dining experience also features a special Medieval-themed area for children, where they'll enjoy an extraordinary dining experience. The fare includes Italian favorites and some new surprises from more than 21 different regions, but with a nice focus on the Lombardi region where Chef E.A. Mario was born. One of the signature dishes, Osso Buco alla Milanese (braised veal shank with saffron risotto) is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
The dress code for this restaurant is casual throughout the day, but we recommend getting a little more dressed up at night (although not required).
Breakfast: 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 5:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Kids will love this food truck located in the water park where the cheesiest of mac and cheeses can be found! Not only do they have the classic cheesy noodles, but you can add toppings like shredded pork and parmesan chicken to your meal as well. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Located beachside in the Key West Village, this casual restaurant serving up seafood and Mediterranean-inspired dishes with views of the Atlantic Ocean is definitely a favorite with guests. Soak in the quiet atmosphere as you enjoy breakfast in the morning, or dinner with friends at night. Dinners are generally three courses, featuring lobster mussels, octopus, shrimp, salmon and tuna paired with fresh produce.
Breakfast offers a few unique options, including Maple thyme oatmeal (one of our favorites!), along with resort favorites like the frittata rustica and avocado toast. Dress is resort casual, but parents tend to dress up a bit more at night.
Breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dine outdoors under a breezy awning and feast on international fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dishes include grilled mahi, BBQ chicken wings, hamburgers and French fries, as well as island inspired favorites like jerk pork and curried goat. If dining indoors, family dining is ideal and youngsters will enjoy the decor, which includes walls decorated with tropical fish. The dress code for this restaurant is casual.
Breakfast: 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. (closed on Friday)
Enjoy fresh seafood from around the globe in this nautically themed restaurant, just steps from the beach. Dine inside or outside to enjoy lemongrass-scented snapper, a 10 oz. rib eye, conch chowder, and the like. The dress code for this restaurant is casual for breakfast and resort evening wear at dinner.
Breakfast: 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.; Dinner: 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Bar: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This grand, open-air rooftop restaurant in Key West Village invites guests to admire the skyline and water-scape from the terrace. Chefs create Italian and Parisian cuisine as well as seasonal seafood dishes. The calming breeze, admirable views and Caribbean inspired cuisine draw guests to this restaurant. Ask for a table with an umbrella during the day to cool off from the heat of the day and avoid a sunburn. The dress code is resort casual, with breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (all ages) and dinner 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (ages 16+)
Soy Sushi Bar
Located by the entrance to Kimono's and behind bamboo is Soy, the Resort's Sushi bar. Decorated with an oriental theme, Soy serves fresh made-to-order sushi, with several signature favorites, including the Volcano on the Beaches (spicy tuna, spicy crabmeat, and sweet soy sauce), along with soups, sashimi and sake. The dress code for this restaurant is casual. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the bar is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Besides its baby and kids' centers included during the day, private daytime care is available at $20 per hour until 11 p.m. The price goes up to $25 per hour from 11pm to 8pm. If you plan to stay out past 11 p.m., there's an extra $20 charge to cover the babysitter's transportation home.
- Departure Lounge
If you want to use the resort's facilities after you check out, the Departure Lounge will store luggage, and also provides a place to shower and dress following water activities. This is conveniently located where the airport shuttle departs, too.
- Dietary Needs
For anyone requiring a special diet while staying at Beaches, a desk in the Caribbean Village Lobby operates from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take requests. The staff will ensure at least one dish at every restaurant, at any given time, will meet dietary constraints. Note that if you have any dietary restrictions, including kosher meals, that the resort doesn't regularly carry, you'll need to give the resort a one-month notice prior to arrival. When in doubt, call or email the resort ahead of time.
- Exercise Center
Start your day with an invigorating workout at the resort's 900-square-foot fitness center, located in the French Village. You can also exercise in a fitness facility at the Key West Village. Changing facilities are available.
Wi-Fi is free in rooms and all common areas. The connection isn’t always the best, so don’t get frustrated if you can’t connect in your room. Simply walk over to the check-in desk to ask for the best hotspot closest to your room.
Welcome orientations are held daily at 9 a.m. in the Main Lobby of the Caribbean Village and 4 p.m. in the Key West Village Library. With the resort's expansive size, we highly recommend someone from your family attend to learn about all the programs, restaurants and special events taking place during your stay.
- Nurse's Station
A resort of this size needs to be ready for emergencies, so a trained nurse is available daily in the Caribbean Village from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. A doctor is on call 24/7 if an emergency should arise.
- Red Lane Spa
Step into the tranquil haven of these spas—one in the French Village and the other in the Key West Village—to experience a sanctuary for mind, body and soul that blends classic spa offerings with a Caribbean flair. Body treatments, massages, facials, pedicures and manicures are wonderful. There's also a couple's massage that can be a great treat while the kids are kept busy with their own fun.
As an all-inclusive resort, Beaches has a "no-tipping" policy. Tips for housekeeping, servers, bartenders, childcare staff and pool/beach attendants are all included in rates. This doesn't mean staff won't accept additional tips, though, or provide a little extra attention to your family if you choose to tip.
The Best Time to Visit Beaches Turks & Caicos
All facilities are open year-round. Similar to other Caribbean destinations, the fall is often considered a shoulder season, while winter is a popular due to the cold temperatures in the Northern U.S. During the summer, many great deals are available. Average air temperature is 82 degrees Fahrenheit/28 degrees Celsius during the day and 72/22 at night. This property receives abundant sunshine and enjoys warm temperatures year-round, so anytime is a great time to visit.
Airport transfers are included in a stay at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Simply check in at the booth just after you exit the airport past immigration. The airport (Providenciales) is about a 15-minute drive to the resort.
Direct flights to Turks and Caicos are offered from New York, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Toronto and Montreal airports. United, American Airlines, Delta and Jet Blue all offer nonstop flights. Other U.S. hubs usually offer connecting flights through Florida and Puerto Rico.
Upon departure, guests will need to pay a $20 fee, per adult, at the airport.
Passports are needed for all visitors arriving in Turks and Caicos. Depending on your country of origin, you may need further visas or documentation. Make sure you check before your arrival. U.S. and Canadian guests only need a passport, though.
Parents can rest easy knowing their children are taken care of with Beaches' Certified Nannies, so there's plenty of time to check out several activities on property that will reignite the romance. Couples can dive hand in hand during a scuba session, lay in a hammock on the beach sipping endless top-shelf cocktails, indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner on the sand, or experience the Red Lane Spa's Night Blooming Jasmine massage, designed to enhance the connection between you and your partner.