12 Reasons Why Families Choose Beaches Turks & Caicos
By Nancy Schretter, Editor
Parents and multigenerational travelers planning family vacations know that choosing the right destination resort is the key to any great family vacation. Family travel agents and travel experts continually stress the importance of making a good match. For families seeking a beachfront resort with luxurious all-inclusive accommodations and exceptional amenities, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa is a great choice. Located on spectacular Grace Bay in sunny Providenciales, this beautiful property meets the needs of families with kids of all ages.
Here are twelve reasons to consider Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort for your next family vacation:
1. Easy Access. There are numerous direct flights from the U.S. and Canada to Providenciales, making getting to Beaches Turks & Caicos a breeze for families. JetBlue offers daily direct flights from Fort Lauderdale and New York, with Saturday direct service from Boston. Other airlines including American Airlines, Delta, United, Air Canada and Westjet also provide direct flights from Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Newark, New York, Toronto and Montreal as well.
2. World–Class Beach.
Beaches Turks & Caicos is set on stunning Grace Bay Beach, a twelve–mile long stretch of sugar white sand recently named the top beach in the world by TripAdvisor. Grace Bay Beach has a gradual entry slope and its azure waters are generally very calm, making it an excellent choice for families vacationing with younger children.
3. All-Inclusive Luxury.
Everything is easy about all–inclusive family vacations. These hassle–free getaways are simple to plan and there are no worries about where to eat or how much multiple smoothie drinks cost. Beaches Turks & Caicos is the ultimate family all–inclusive resort. In fact, it’s been voted “The Caribbean’s Leading Family All–Inclusive” by the World Travel Awards for ten consecutive years. The property has also won multiple Six Star Diamond Awards from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for its Italian Village, Key West Luxury Village and its green approach to sustainable tourism.
4. Plenty of Family Room.
Families can choose from 44 different categories of accommodations at Beaches Turks & Caicos. The property contains 758 rooms and suites on over 75 beachfront acres in five distinctive areas: the colorful seaside Caribbean Village, the posh style of the French Village, the grandeur of the Italian Village, the laid-back luxury of Key West Village, and the beachside Suites of the Seaside Village. Large families and multigenerational groups will find plenty of room to spread out in Key West Village’s villa accommodations, with some units offering three or four bedrooms.
5. Outstanding Service.
Beaches Resorts are known for their superb staff. Beaches Turks & Caicos carries its strong guest service orientation straight through to its accommodations, providing Suite Concierge Service and personalized Butler Service in selected suites and villas. All personal butlers are trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers, delivering special vacation attention. But it’s not just concierges and butlers who make a difference at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Every staff member makes families and guests feel warmly welcomed. They go out of their way to provide assistance and work hard to exceed expectations.
6. Water, Water Everywhere.
Beaches Turks & Caicos is the ultimate Caribbean playground for families. The resort features ten pools, including the massive Italian Village pool and even an adults–only pool. While Grace Bay Beach is gorgeous, the resort’s pools are just as remarkable. Each has its own personality and design, so try them all and find your favorites. Families also love the resort’s Pirates Island waterpark featuring nine slides, a surf simulator, a lazy river, water cannons and more. Beaches guests can enjoy a wide variety of complimentary water sports including paddleboarding, Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, aqua trikes and much more. The reefs around Provo are extensive and the water is incredibly clear, making it an excellent destination for snorkeling and diving. All certified divers at Beaches can enjoy unlimited all–inclusive scuba diving, providing outstanding vacation value for diving families. PADI Discover Scuba courses are offered to non–certified guests for a fee and children’s scuba programs are available, too.
7. All–Inclusive Family Friendly Restaurants.
At Beaches Turks & Caicos, families can choose from 22 different specialty dining options, including room service for Butler–serviced room catetories. Dining at all of these are included as part of any Beaches vacation. Only one of these restaurants, Kimonos, requires reservations due to limited seating availability at its popular Japanese Teppanyaki tables. Guests can choose from French, Italian, Japanese, Caribbean, Southwestern, Indian, Seafood, Mediterranean and more. Hours vary for each restaurant, so check in advance. Dietary needs and food allergies are catered to at Beaches as well. Some restaurant settings offer al fresco dining, like Neptune’s and Schooner’s. The resort’s adults–only dining options are perfect for a special night out and there are 15 all–inclusive bars on property from which to choose.
8. Sesame Street Programs for Little Ones – Even Babies.
Beaches Resorts has an exclusive partnership with Sesame Street, much to the delight of vacationing kids and their parents. Younger children will love seeing and interacting with all their favorite Sesame Street characters at the resort and playing at Camp Sesame. Daily Sesame Street activities, character breakfasts and a Sesame Street Live Parade are offered as well. There are two Camp Sesame locations at the Beaches Turks & Caicos with child care and programs for kids from 0–11 months, 12–24 months, and 3–4 years of age. All Beaches Nannies and child care staff have child care training and are members of the International Nanny Association. All Beaches Resorts are Certified Autism Centers as well.
9. Great Kids & Teens Programs and Activities.
School–age and older kids will find their bliss at the resort’s Pirate’s Island. This area is home to a massive pirate ship, huge waterslides, a lazy river, and so much more. Pirate’s Island has kids & teen programs for children ages 5–7, 8–10 years of age, 11–14, and teens ages 15–17 years of age. The resort’s Shadow Lounge is a cool games area where tweens and teens can chill out together and play games. All guests can enjoy great gaming experiences in the resort’s Xbox Play Lounge.
10. Fun for Adults.
When the kids are happy, parents and grandparents are happy – but it’s important for all adults to have a great vacation, too. With such great kids and teens programs, parents can relax and enjoy some guilt–free time together. Go sailing, play tennis, work out at the fitness center, or simply relax at the beach or pool together. To enjoy a little pampering or soothe sore muscles, head straight for the resort’s superb Red Lane Spa. In addition, the retail shopping at Beaches and in Providenciales will also meet vacationers’ retail therapy needs.
11. Awesome Island Adventures.
A variety of exciting experiences are available through the resort’s Island Routes tour desk. Head out on a “Kitty Kat” cruise aboard Beaches’ 65–foot catamaran to go snorkeling, visit deserted beaches to hunt for sand dollars, see endangered rock iguanas, and have fun slipping into the water on the catamaran's built–in slide. Romantic sunset cruises are offered, and there are teens and tweens catamaran cruises and Sesame Street sailings for little ones as well. Families and those who can't get enough of all things conch can visit the Caicos Conch Farm to learn more about those sea creatures. Island Routes also offers deep sea fishing excursions, kayak tours, dune buggy trips and more.
12. Opportunities to Give Back.
Families who'd like to help out on vacation can take a Beaches Reading Road Trip. This program is offered in conjunction with the non–profit Sandals Foundation. The resort’s Reading Road Trip excursion goes into the community to read and help out at one of the Sandals Foundation’s participating adopted schools. Volunteers are encouraged to bring along a new or gently used book to donate to the school’s library. Donations of school supplies are also welcomed through Beaches’ partnership with Pack For A Purpose.
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