5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Beaches Turks and Caicos

Monday, April 1, 2024
Beaches Turks and Caicos is a family vacation that you need to take. You might've read my review of Beaches Turks and Caicos: Is it Worth It? What's Included?) but this post will tell you really, truly, why I feel from the heart that this is THE family trip you want to take. It also might just help convince someone who is on the fence about whether or not to go.

Disclosure: I attended a conference called Social Media on the Sand, which enabled me to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort at a reduced rate. All opinions are my own and I was not paid by Beaches to write this review. My review is based solely on the Turks and Caicos location, since I haven't visited the other Beaches Resorts...yet. 😉 I am such a HUGE supporter of Beaches that I actually joined their affiliate program, so this post contains affiliate links. But trust me, I wouldn't steer you wrong on this one. 

**Note that our trip was pre-pandemic but Beaches Turks and Caicos has gone above and beyond to welcome guests safely back to their resort. Questions?? Comment below or email me! You can even message me on social media. I try to be as honest as I can.


Do you really need 5 reasons to convince you to visit Beaches Turks and Caicos? Probably not. But sometimes people need to know that it's worth it, that the money they spend and the time they invest in planning the trip will really be well spent. When I attended Social Media on the Sand, I knew how fortunate I was to be there. But I also wanted to look at my visit from a totally different perspective: would I really recommend this to others? Is it worth saving for? Oh my gosh, I can whole-heartedly tell you yes, yes and YES. So without further ado, here's why...

1. It's All-Inclusive

I know you've heard that term before, 'all inclusive.' But do you really know what it means? That literally means that once your trip is booked and paid for, you don't have to worry about paying for anything else at the resort (except if you add in spa treatments or souvenirs - the list of extras is very small). You don't have to carry a wallet or tip resort staff. You don't have to pay extra for food or premium alcohol. I have been on cruises and although the price is generally pretty affordable for a cruise, the extras always get me! Premium alcohol is not included, neither are specialty restaurants, or tips- by the time you're done with a cruise you're paying WAY more than you budgeted for. If you save for a special theme park trip, sometimes you need to budget in twice that amount for meals, snacks, added experiences. Beaches Turks and Caicos INCLUDES most water activities, restaurants, all premium alcohol and so much more. For what you spend you get top notch service and ALL of this:

Unlimited gourmet dining at 21 restaurants
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks
Unlimited premium liquors
15 bars, including swim-up bars
Stocked bars in every room
Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines
All tips, taxes and gratuities
Roundtrip airport transfers
Kids Camp with certified nannies
Pirates Island Waterpark
Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street
PADI-Certified scuba diving (and all equipment)
Snorkeling (and all equipment)
Hobie Cats, paddle boards, kayaks
Professional instruction for water sports
Beach volleyball, basketball, pool tables
Liquid at Beaches nightly teen club
Xbox Play Lounge
Day and night tennis
Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment
Day and night entertainment including live shows
Free WiFi (in room and all common areas)
The Caribbean's first Certified Autism Centers
10 freshwater pools, 4 whirlpools & 1 scuba diving pool

I can't even express to you how amazing this was. A 'frictionless' vacation, as Adam Stewart says. I walked around that resort without worrying about a darned thing! No joke!!

2. Something for Everyone

Again, I'm sure you've heard this claim when investigating resorts and family vacations. But Beaches Turks and Caicos literally had something for everyone, all ages (even babies/toddlers- Sesame Street is a Beaches partner and the characters have parades and walk around the resort often!). There's a beautiful water park right in the resort, 10 pools, 14 restaurants, a gorgeous beach, water sports, entertainment, honestly I can go on and on. If you're with family and they'er getting tired of the beach, let them head over to a pool! You want more fun- hit up the waterpark while the rest of the fam goes to the beach! You don't want pizza but feel like eating some seafood? Go get your fish tacos and let the kids grab pizzas. Check out the XBox lounge, play some of the outdoor games scattered around the resort (giant chess sets are fun!), visit the food trucks, grab some ice cream or cotton candy... Do you see what I'm getting at? You don't have to worry about planning excursions or setting up schedules or wondering what you'll do with the day. The end. 

*Also note that Beaches Resorts are autism friendly. They are one of the first resort companies in the world to complete the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) training and Autism Certification. They offer families of children with autism and other special needs specialized service, activities, and custom dining options so that families can enjoy a stress-free vacation.

3. The Best Beach. Ever.

Turks and Caicos was rated #1 World's Best Beach by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award and is often called "the last of the true exotics." The beach left me speechless. I have never seen water so clear and blue or sand so white. It was therapeutic. Our son loves the beach but he was totally enamored with Turks and Caicos water.

4. Twenty-One Restaurants to Choose From 

One of the best parts about visiting Beaches Turks and Caicos was deciding where to eat and jumping from place to place to try everything. There are 21 restaurants to choose from, varying in style, dress code and ambiance. They had food trucks near the waterpark, with delicious frozen yogurt, shakes and macaroni and cheese! My favorite was the Jerk Shack, where you could bring your delicious food right to the beach with you in some tin foil if you wanted to, and Barefoot by the Sea with their yummy fish sandwich and conch fritters. My husband's favorite was Kimono's Hibachi (the only restaurant on site that requires a reservation), and the kiddo's favorite was Bobby Dee's (I loved their cheeseburgers). Even the little French cafe was fun, with their chocolate fondue, french pastries and Parisian ambiance. 

5. Family Friendly

I know other all-inclusive resorts also claim to be family friendly, but Beaches Turks and Caicos was truly built for the family unit! Sometimes you look for input about other resorts and friends tell you, 'it's a beautiful resort, just don't go beyond the resort gates,' or 'it's so fun as long as you stay on property!' Say what?! I never feared for my safety in Turks and Caicos. This is not an 'adult resort that is also good for kids.' This is made for families. That's not to say people without kids can't go. Honestly, there were couples and weddings and all sorts of guests while we there. But the Sesame Street partnership, the amazing kids club, the food choices, the ambiance, the choices of 'villages' to stay in that cater to different sized families and needs- I mean, where else can you find that? 

No, it's not cheap to visit Beaches Turks and Caicos. But I absolutely swear to you that it's worth the cost and you get even more than what you pay for, especially if you have a big family. You can even book a Beaches trip years in advance, so if you're saving for your trip, you can budget accordingly without having to worry about spending more at the resort once you're there. Questions? Still not convinced? Ask anything you like in the comments section, and hopefully, I can help convince you! 

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