“Don’t worry about a thing…’cause every little thing gonna be all right”- Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
If Bob Marley’s iconic song were a place I think it would be Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa. The song has always had a special place in my heart because it’s impossible not to be happy when I’m listening to it. Like the song, it’s impossible not to be happy when you’re at Beaches Turks & Caicos. From the turquoise waters, to the velvety white sand, to the sparkling pools, to the stunning accommodations and grounds, to the warm staff who greet you like a friend, Beaches Turks & Caicos whispers “Don’t worry about a thing ’cause every little thing gonna be all right” from the moment you arrive.
Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting Beaches all-inclusive Turks & Caicos vacation for the whole family. A 45,000 square-foot waterpark; four magnificent villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West; a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, the Xbox Play Lounge and a sizzlin’ teen disco, Liquid at Beaches-all located on one of the world’s best beaches.
I had the honor of being chosen as a Beaches Mom and attended an inspiring conference while also being able to experience everything Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa has to offer. We travel as a family quite a bit and even recently stayed at another all inclusive beach resort. Beaches is so different from anything I have experienced. Instead of being a resort that also happened to have child care and a few family friendly things, it was obvious to me Beaches is for families and here’s why:
Family Friendly Accommodations
Beaches Turks & Caicos has four villages, all different, but all family friendly so whatever your vacation style, Beaches has something for you. The Italian Village brings to mind the beautiful rustic style of Italy’s old world charm, The French Village features bright whimsical colors with elegant French lines, Key West Village’s casual elegance captures the feel of the Keys and I stayed in the pretty yet comfortable Caribbean Village.
The rich mahogany furniture and Caribbean inspired finishings give the feeling of paradise. The room is beautiful, yet warm and family friendly. The day bed would have been perfect for the kids. There is also plenty of storage in the huge TV stand with drawers. There is a mini fridge for milk for the kids. Or chilled wine for mom and dad. 🙂 The room is also spacious which is a must when traveling as a family. The Caribbean Village features 2 beautiful pools with swim up bars, Arizona (delicious Caribbean rice and beans), Schooner (out of this world King Crab Risotto) and lovely Reflections restaurants. Camp Sesame is also conveniently located here.
As I did a little exploring of the resort (You can use any of the public pools throughout the resort and try any of the restaurants in the other villages.), I fell in love with the bright colors, beautiful mosaic pool, and pirate waterpark of the French Village. I had a wonderful experience in Caribbean (Check out that gorgeous room!) but I can not wait to bring my whole family back for a stay at the French Village! Choose the style and price range that best suits your needs and Beaches does not disappoint whatever you choose.
The Pools & Water Parks
As incredible as the beaches are at Beaches Turks & Caicos (and believe me they are!) they also have world class pools. Beaches Turks & Caicos has 7 pools on property for guests. Each village has at least one pool. The number of pools make it easy to grab a chair and keeps them from being crowded. It’s also just fun to explore and try out the different ones.
The French Village Pool was my favorite. It’s bright and colorful and a huge pool so it has a nice airy feel. The pool is big but it’s only about 4 feet deep and there’s 2 small kids side pools so it’s a great one for families. The Italian Village Pool is a little busier.
The Italian Village is the newest pool area at Beaches Turks and Caicos, and it is definitely the busiest of all the pools. It is beautifully designed with plenty of beach beds and a decent amount of covered areas. It is a very lively party atmosphere. There is a large pool bar on one end of the pool, and two small kiddie pools.
In the Caribbean village (above), there are two very large pools to enjoy. The first pool is called the Iguana pool, and it is behind the Iguana beach area and right next to the Arizona restaurant. It is a deeper pool than The Italian Village and The French Village, both of which are more family friendly at about 4 feet deep. They have a great swim-up bar in the pool and a really cool cave that you can swim through from one side of the pool to the other. There is plenty of pool side beds to lie on, and some covered areas as well but those go fast. Cascades is the other pool and it is great for water sports and games.
Pirate Island is what sold me that this is the place for an all inclusive family resort vacation. Ethan, on the autism spectrum, was having trouble settling into kindergarten and so I elected not to disrupt his routine and bring the kids, but there were so many things at Beaches Turks & Caicos that made me wish I did and this crazy amazing water park right on property and the Sesame Street Characters (coming in a later post) were the main ones. This huge pirate ship is a fun concession and ice cream stand as well as serving pizza.
There are geysers, water cannons, a lazy river, the Caribbean’s only surf simulator, and this fun waterslide along with more beautiful pools. Basically, a splashing, swashbuckling family good time all right at your own resort and again with Beaches it’s all included. The water park has something for all ages. It’s located off the French Village so that’s another reason that this Village tops my list.
The pictures of the beaches at Beaches Turks & Caicos can do all the talking here. It’s pretty obvious why they were voted number one beach in the world. I had to keep pinching myself as I looked at those technicolor waters. These photos have not been retouched at all.
This sign (below) off the beach sums up my feelings on Beaches Turks & Caicos nicely. If I could have had my family with me, I never would have left. 🙂 As you’re planning your vacation I can’t say enough good things about the quality of Beaches Resorts from the accommodations, to the food, to the service. They also have experience with Special Needs families so look for more information on that in the upcoming kids and activities post. Beaches is a family friendly paradise that you will always want to return to.
True story- I loved that “Every little thing gonna be all right” vibe from Beaches so much that I came home and ordered this sign for my master bath so that I can be reminded every day to choose happy until we can be in Turks & Caicos next.