Italian Beachfront Penthouse Two Bedroom Imperial Butler Family Suite (PP)
Featured on the fifth and sixth floors of the Capri Building, this panoramic oceanfront, 1,368-sqaure-foot 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, 1,368-sqaure-foot 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 1,152-sqaure-foot 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 1,202-square-foot suites are similar to the oceanfront walkouts, except they overlook the pool and gardens. The 1,202-square-foot suite accommodates 11 people.
Italian Oceanview Two Bedroom Butler Family Suite (MP)
These 1,152-square-foot suites also 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 at 1,152 square feet, 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 72-sqaure-foot 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.
Italian Oceanfront Penthouse Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room (S2)
Located on the fifth and sixth floors of the Capri building, these 720-square-foot 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 720-sqaure-foot 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 at 720 square feet, 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)
These are 690 square feet in size, and allow guests to walk out to the pool and gardens; they sleep seven. 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 640-square-feet 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 640-square-foot 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.
Key West Village
Key West Village, which opened in May 2013, 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 2,847-sqaure-foot, 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.
Key West Oceanview Four Bedroom Villa Residence (4VO)
These 2,585-square-foot 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 2,007-square-foot 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.
Key West Oceanview Three Bedroom Butler Villa Suite (3VO)
These 2,189-square-foot 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.
Key West Three Bedroom Concierge Villa Suite (3VB)
These 1,761-square-foot 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 1,760-square-foot loft suites feature a living/dining room with a breakfast bar and an open kitchen. The master bedroom, with a king bed, is located 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 1,336-square-foot 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, 1,226-square-foot 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 four, this one-bedroom, 832-square-foot 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 One Bedroom Concierge Suite (1BG)
Accommodating up to four in the Veranda House, this one-bedroom, 769-square-foot 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 and pool views, and comes with concierge service.
Key West One Bedroom Concierge Villa Suite (I1B)
This 704-square-foot 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 575-square-foot 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 523-square-foot rooms 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 428-square-foot 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.
In total, there are 758 rooms in 44 configurations, spread across the Caribbean, 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.
This resort is very large and our trip was during a "slow" week. It's a resort designed for families with special attention for children's care and activities, but our 3 retired couples enjoyed it too. Diving was great, although ocean currents caused boat to dock on other side of island with transportation by van. Snorkeling trips were cancelled most of the time we were there, but it was OK when we got to go. With 22 restaurants to choose from, and lots of bars, we only had a wait before seating once during our week. The Sapadilla and French Chateau restaurants (adults only) were our favorites. Marios was great for lunch. Water park was amazing for children and adults! The beach is beautiful with soft sand and plenty of lounge chairs. One negative was the frequent closing of the only adult only jacuzzi for wedding events. Also "adult only" rule was not enforced.
Beaches Turks has gone down hill!!!! The rooms are so basic and dated, the pools although there are many all look dirty and cloudy. And the food is absolutely terrible. The entertainment is a joke. This is not a 5 star resort not even a 3 in my opinion.
The staff is friend but that is basically the only good thing about the resort.
I would not recommend this resort to anyone, they used to have the market cornered with the kids club but now many much nicer resorts offer kids club. This is our second time at this resort and what a difference 3 years has made...not worth $10,000 for a week.
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 water slides, two kiddie pools, a 650-foot lazy river and Body Glove Waves 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, snorkel, wind surf, dive, sail and hydrobike at no extra charge (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, tennis (day and night), table tennis, billiards and board games.
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 includes Liquid, the only 21-and-under nightclub in the Caribbean designed just for teens. The teen-only hangout includes arcade games and foosball.
Scratch DJ Academy
Here, kids can take vinyl spinning lessons at Scratch DJ Academy, as well as learn to mix, scratch and blend songs. Sessions last 40 to 60 minutes and start at $15. Parents are welcome, and a family combo provides a session for one adult and one child.
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 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when they close the day session at 4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays when they close the evening session at 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.
This is Beaches' teen and 'tween hangout. Offerings include laser hockey, foosball, electronic basketball, two large flat-screen TV's, a state-of-the-art sound system and, of course, plenty of space to lounge, talk and text.
Red Lane Spa Teen Spa Experience
Even teens deserve to be treated like princes and princesses every once in awhile, 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. PADI Discover Scuba, offered at a fee, provides new divers with training and provides certification valid for one year. 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.
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, make music with Bert & Ernie, dance with Zoe, explore with Grover, and become magicians with the Count.
Sesame Street stage shows, a Tuesday 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.
There are 21 restaurants at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Culinary choices include everything from barefoot eating beachside, to gourmet themed-choices, to adult-only romantic dining. The resort also features a late-night, weekly Chocolate Extravaganza with a number of handmade chocolate delights. The weekly Soon Come Back BBQ Beach Party on Friday nights is a must, when live music, BBQ's 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 adult-only restaurants):
This Tex-Mex eatery boasts 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. The dress code for this restaurant is casual.
Lunch: 12 to 4 p.m.; Dinner: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Barefoot by the Sea
This restaurant serves up local seafood delights while diners can wiggle their toes in the powder-soft sand. The dress code for this restaurant is casual.
Breakfast: 7:30 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. 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, lobster and kebabs. Dress is resort casual and no reservation is required.
Located within the Jolly Roger ship on Pirate's Island, find pizza, macaroni and cheese, burgers, chicken nuggets and other favorites for youngsters. 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).
Bar (non-alcoholic): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cafe De Paris
Enchanting destination serving espresso, coffees, cappuccinos and an assortment of gourmet pastries. The dress code for this restaurant is casual. Serves from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This laid-back courtyard style bistro features excellent beach views while you dine. Families can enjoy things like burgers, hot dogs, salads and fruit plates at this beachfront eatery.
At this authentic British pub, guests can play a game of snooker while enjoying traditional bangers and mash, as well as local ales. It's open from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Curls 'n Swirls
Take a break from splashing in the water park and grab some ice cream at this food truck located in the water park.
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.
Truly a family favorite at the resort, Tuscan-inspired selections can please all ages. Dine al fresco or inside the festive restaurant with cathedral ceilings. The dress code for this restaurant is casual during the day, and it's resort evening wear (think sundresses and polos) during dinner.
Breakfast: 7 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.
Knives flashing expertly, shrimp flying through the air with precision, and smiling kids are what you'll find inside this Teppanyaki-style eatery -- 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.
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 will enjoy an extraordinary dining experience. The fare includes Italian favorites and some new surprises. The dress code for this restaurant is casual during the day, but resort evening attire is required for dinner.
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!
New at the Key West Village is the beachside casual restaurant serving up seafood with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Dine outdoors under a breezy awning and feast on international fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 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 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy fresh seafood from around the globe in this nautically themed restaurant, just steps from the beach. Dine inside or outside. The dress code for this restaurant is casual for breakfast and resort evening wear at dinner.
Breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Dinner: 6 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 cuisine and seafood dishes. The calming breeze, admirable views and Caribbean inspired cuisine draw guests to this restaurant. The dress code is resort casual.
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 sushi. The dress code for this restaurant is casual. Dinner is served from 6 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 kids' and babies' centers included during the day, nighttime care is available at $15 per hour. If you plan to stay out past 11 p.m., there is an extra $20 charge to pay for the babysitter's transportation home.
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 where the shuttle to the airport departs, too.
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.
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 located nearby.
With all that is included at Beaches, it's a surprise that Internet is not. Wi-Fi is available for a fee of $14.99 per day or $49.99 per week.
Welcome orientations are held daily at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Main Lobby of the Caribbean Village. 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.
A resort of this size needs to be ready for emergencies and a trained nurse is available daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
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, special 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 Art of Smart Timing
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. 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. The airport (Providenciales) is about a 10 to 15 minute drive to the resort. American Airlines has direct flights from New York (JFK) and Miami, while United Airlines flies direct from Charlotte, NC. 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.
For Mom and Dad
While parents can rest easy knowing their children are taken care of with Beaches' Certified Nannies, there are 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 signature Lover's Lane massage, performed in-room or in the Lovers' Sanctuary.
Sapodilla's is a great way to explore gourmet cuisine, too. With an adventurous and interesting menu, a rare find is ostrich steak. This adult-only destination is wonderfully appointed with crystal chandeliers and a terrace that overlooks a blooming garden. Le Petit Chateau is another great pick and is the resort's French adults-only restaurant, with indoor and outdoor romantic dining.