Beaches Resorts and Sandals Resorts are part of Sandals Resorts International (SRI) which is a parent company to five resort brands across seven countries.
While Sandals Resorts offers couples the most romantic, Luxurious vacation experience in the Caribbean. With 16 stunning beachfront settings in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas, Barbados, and Grenada Beaches Resorts are all about family fun.
Beaches all-inclusive resorts in Turks & Caicos sit on the pristine, white-sand beaches caressed by crystal-clear seas.
Spend your family vacation in luxurious rooms or family suites. Enjoy a whole array of incredibly exciting and fun activities for kids and teens of every age.
All Beaches’ all-inclusive resorts include Pirates Island water parks, Sesame street® characters, kids camps, and an exciting nightclub for teens.
Truly, Beaches all-inclusive resorts in Turks & Caicos promises an unforgettable family vacation beneath the Caribbean sun
I will help put you at ease about traveling to the Sandal’s Turks and Caicos property.
This amazing all-inclusive resort features five magnificent villages boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean, and Key West.
A 45,000 square-foot waterpark, 21 gourmet restaurants, a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters, and 10 impressive pools.
There are endless fun activities for everyone from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, an Xbox Play Lounge, and a sizzlin’ teen disco—all located on Grace Bay, voted the World’s #1 Best Beach by TripAdvisor Travelers.
Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos
Why Turks and Caicos
With more than 230 miles of white-sand beaches and some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs, the Turks and Caicos Islands are arguably the hidden gems of the Caribbean.
Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos is less than 90 minutes from Miami and you will find historic villages, crystal-clear waters full of marine life, plus the most beautiful and pristine beaches perfect for relaxing or enjoying the underwater marine life.
The Turks and Caicos are also home to the world’s third-largest barrier reef, after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Belize Barrier Reef.
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There is something for everyone at Beaches Resorts.
Social Media on the Sand
I was invited to attend Beaches Social Media on the Sand which is an invitation-only social media conference hosted by Sandals Turks and Caicos.
I was able to bring a guest with me so I jumped at the chance to take my mom and daughter to Turks and Caicos.
It took 74 years for my mom to get on a plane. A plane that would fly her 1,345 miles to a country that others have only dreamt of visiting.
This would be my mom’s very first time out of the country, her first time out of Memphis, her first of many firsts.
There were three generations on this flight to Turks and Caicos.
While I was sharpening my social media skills, participating in inspiring and empowering sessions while connecting with other like-minded bloggers in the Caribbean my family was living their best life.
How To Get To Beaches Resorts In Turks and Caicos
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- American Airlines has two daily flights from Miami and one a day from Dallas on Saturdays.
- Delta offers Thursday, Friday, and Saturday service from Atlanta, as well as Saturday-only flights from Boston and New York.
- Air Canada has direct flights from Toronto every day, except Tuesday and Thursday; and from Montreal on Sundays.
- JetBlue has daily flights from New York and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Saturday service from Boston.
- United Airlines offers service from Newark, NY every day except Tuesdays.
- Westjet has service from Toronto on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and a flight from Montreal on Fridays.
- British Airways provides service to London via Antigua on Sundays and Thursdays
The Turks and Caicos Islands currently have 2 full-service international airports on Providenciales and Grand Turk, and all other inhabited islands have domestic airports, some with limited international entry facilities.
Airport Transfers To Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos
One of the best things about staying at an all-inclusive resort is just that, it’s all-inclusive.
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.
When making your flight reservations, I suggest departing as early as possible which means you will arrive in Turks and Caicos around 2 pm.
There are two departing flights; one is the 9 am flight means a 6:30 am shuttle to the airport from Beaches Resorts.
The later flight departs around 2 pm which means you will need a shuttle transfer to the airport at 12:30 pm.
This will gives you plenty of time to get your parents breakfast and allow the family to enjoy the resort one last time before leaving paradise.
Overview Of Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos
With six pools, a sprawling water park, a shopping center, a spa complex, and more restaurants than you can shake a breadstick at, the family-friendly Beaches is clearly the Turks and Caicos resort with the most features.
But many of the rooms could use an update and the romance factor is virtually non-existent. Still, an all-inclusive resort with this many amenities is enticing — unless it’s peace and quiet you’re after.
The 758-room resort is a destination in itself, with several different villages.
Each village is designed to reflect the style of its region which makes Beaches Resorts one of the best all-inclusive vacations for seniors.
- Key West
The resort underwent a $125 million dollar renovation which included the Italian Village, Key West Village, new pools, and restaurants.
The water park, now expanded to 10 times its original size, features eight slides, a Body Glove Waves surf simulator, a 650-foot lazy river, and much more.
If you are traveling with family and you have multiple rooms make sure you are staying in the same village because it is quite a hike to get to the other villages.
Each village has its own front desk concierge for check-in, although any of them can assist you with any questions you may have.
Watch Drone Footage of Beaches Turks and Caicos
French Village at Beaches Resort
We stayed in the French Village which has a European vibe, sidewalks with bistros, cafes, and beautiful gardens, inspired by those in Versailles.
One massive pool with zero entry, a swim-up bar, and a hot tub are the main focal point of the village.
The room options are better suited for large families with one, two, and three-bedroom suites accommodating up to 14 people.
The French Village is also the most budget-friendly.
My mom and two daughters stayed in the standard room which has two double beds and a single sleep chair.
My hubby and I stayed in the adjoining room which had one king bed along with 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 and you can see views of the pool, gardens, or ocean but you cannot walk out onto them.
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.
- Caribbean Village pool
- Cascade’s, Iguana’s
- Camp Sesame
- Pirate’s Island Waterpark (kiddos under 4)
- Riviera Pool
- French Village Pool
- Key West Village Pools (Adult Only Pool)
- Italian Village Pool
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.
On the beach, families can canoe, kayak, snorkel, windsurf, dive, sail, and hydro-bike at no extra charge because Beaches Resort is all-inclusive which means water activities are free as well.
Vacation Activities For Families
1. Red Lane Spa Experience
Even grandma deserves to be treated like a Queen every once in a while, so look no further than Red Lane Spa for such extravagant treatment.
My mom received a relaxing manicure and pedicure, along with a facial devoted to the complexion needs of an aging woman.
Exclusive Red Lane botanical products and essential oils were used.
2. Diving Programs
At Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos, both experts and beginners can enjoy guided dives to see spectacular coral reefs, colorful marine life, and exotic underwater treasures.
The property has expanded the diving program to include a special course for disabled divers.
3. Doing Absolutely Nothing on the Beach
We live in a world where we’re encouraged to take transformative trips—vacations that we should be filled with experiences that broaden our perspectives and take us outside our comfort zone.
But what if the biggest challenge is to do nothing?
This was my mom’s first time ever feeling sand in between her toes, the first time ever seeing the beach and to my surprise the first couple of days she found a spot on the beach with an umbrella and would sit and read her bible for hours.
I would catch her staring off into the mesmerizing blue horizon in awe of her surroundings and in her words “Gawds work.”
Where to Eat at Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos
There are 21 restaurants at Beaches Turks & Caicos so even the pickiest eater in your family will have an array of culinary choices from barefoot eating beachside, to gourmet-themed choices, to adult-only romantic dining.
Try to eat at all 21 restaurants!
My mom turned 74 and we celebrated her birthday at the BBQ Beach Party which is held every Friday night.
She decided to let her hair down and danced to the live music, ate delicious BBQ, and select dishes from all over the Caribbean.
It’s all-inclusive so why not right? We didn’t get to all 21 but below are a few of the highlights.
Enjoy meals with Southwestern flair serving traditional favorites like Ceviche, Tortilla Soup, and Enchiladas, long with Mahi Mahi Gratin with Tequila, Grilled Ribeye Steak, and BBQ Baby Back Ribs.
Not to be left out, if your family is also traveling with kids they will have plenty of delicious options including BBQ Buffalo Wings, Chicken Tacos, and Quesadillas.
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.
2. Barefoot by the Sea
Barefoot is one of the few restaurants where you can actually show up…barefoot, digging your toes into the sand while enjoying yummy seafood.
The food here is just as enticing as the blue Caribbean waters offering distinctive seafood dishes such as Lobster Bisque with Sourdough Croutons, Herb-Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Coconut-Fried Tiger Shrimp are just a few of the tantalizing options that grace Barefoot’s palatable menu.
Breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Lunch: 12:30 to 2:30 p.mx.; Dinner: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
3. Bella Napoli Pizzeria
Nothing says comfort food better than a warm slice of brick-oven pizza made fresh with mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce, and tasty toppings.
Bella Napoli hits the spot any time of day or night with oven-baked bread and choice toppings including, Gorgonzola, pear, Brie, prosciutto, sausage, artichokes, seafood, and even ripe banana and dark chocolate toppings for the savory dessert pizza.-fired ovens make wonderful pizzas.
My personal favorite is the conk pizza and I should be ashamed to tell you I ate 3 whole pizzas at one time but this is a no diet and no judgment zone!
The dress code for this restaurant is casual, and it’s open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Bobby Dee’s
Located within the Jolly Roger ship on Pirate’s Island. Bobby Dee’s was my mom’s favorite restaurant even though the restaurant is for the kiddos.
The décor of this enchanting place is made to look like a pirate ship but also has the bubbly décor of a 1950s American diner with brightly colored tables and chairs, and checkered flooring.
The onion rings are amazing!
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
Knives banging on the stove, shrimp flying through the air, and lots off-tune singing will surely make the kids smile inside this Teppanyaki-style eatery but it was a little much for my mom.
Take the noise into consideration when dining here with your elderly parents.
Kimonos Restaurant 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 is resort casual.
6. Le Petit Chateau
Le Petit Chateau is encircled by tropical foliage and understated beauty. A popular meeting place to enjoy Parisian-inspired cuisine, elegant décor, and excellent wines from around the world.
Le Petit Chateau is a favorite stop after an eventful day frolicking along the white sand beach and splashing in the refreshing Caribbean Sea.
Modeled after the fascinating manor houses of the 19th century where nobles gathered and dined, this must-visit, the adult-only restaurant delivers in every aspect.
(It states adult only but my girls are 12 and they were allowed to dine there).
Medical Issues at Beaches All-Inclusive Resort.
The staff is sensitive to any medical conditions, such as diabetes, since it involves its own set of procedures while traveling.
Also remember that many children and seniors take the medication with food, so you may need to set a meal schedule.
If your children or elderly parent becomes sick, they will be taken to a nurse for treatment.
Parents or the senior vacationing will be charged for services rendered and the charges will be applied automatically to the room.
Beaches Resort is always ready for emergencies and a trained nurse is available daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Tipping at Beaches Resort
Because Beaches is an all-inclusive resort, Beaches has a “no-tipping” policy.
Please do not Tip housekeeping, servers, bartenders, or even pool attendants because it is included in the rate you paid.
They really mean no-tipping even though you may be tempted.
When looking to travel with both small children and elderly parents on vacation, the following are important:
- Access to amenities
- Access to a doctor, if needed
- Accessibility for seniors with limited mobility
- English-speaking destinations (especially important should you need medical advice, prescriptions, etc…)
Don’t forget there are plenty of activities for everyone!
- 6 pools, 3 with swim-up bars
- Dedicated toddler pool with
- Huge Pirates Island Waterpark
- Xbox Play Lounge
- Liquid at Beaches Nightclub
- Family suites for large families
- 21 specialty restaurants
- 15 bars serving unlimited premium spirits
- Supervised kids camp for kids of all ages
- Trench Town Teens-only game room
- Top scuba diving destination
- Comprehensive scuba diving program
There is also ample sunshine and white sand beaches once your family is tired and just needs a break from the fun.
The sunsets are gorgeous so merit a sail in the evening. Or simply pull up deck chairs close to the water, grab fruity drinks (rum cocktail for yourself!), and watch the sunset.
Additional Vacation Tips
Safety, Security, and Comfort For Your Family
Don’t give thieves the opportunity to steal from your parent so follow the rules below:
- I do not suggest carrying a purse but, instead, wear a money belt worn under clothing or a neat Passage Wallet hidden under her coat by a neck cord.
- Men should not carry a wallet in their back pocket but, instead, the same Passage Wallet from the neck cord or as a hidden wallet tucked into his pants and secured by a cord to his belt.
- If traveling alone, always keep your carry-on between their feet when standing, or with the shoulder strap looped around the leg of a chair when seated.
- For comfort, consider the purchase of a travel pillow, a c-shaped balloon that supports the neck and head when resting aboard transportation.
Security Checkpoints for Traveling with Your Family
- If mom or dad is in a wheelchair let the airline know and you all will have easier access going through TSA (transportation security administration).
- Brief your parent and kids (or state to the TSA, if you are traveling together) about any medical condition that would set off alarms, such as surgical hip and knee implants.
- To avoid unwanted delays, get a physician’s statement about the implanted steel and make sure your parents or children have documentation with them.
- Oftentimes, personnel will ask older travelers and children to step aside and perform a wand screening, rather than passing through the sensors. If your parent is in a wheelchair, security will use a wand while he or she is seated.
- Dress both your parents and children in easily-removed (but safe) walking shoes. Security will probably want them removed.
Tips and Tricks For International Travel
1. The Best Time to Travel
I suggest traveling in the shoulder season whether you are a senior or millennial (April through mid-June, or September and October).
Traveling in the off-season allows travelers to avoid the crowds, summer heat, and most importantly the high cost of hotels.
2. Travel Insurance
When you’re a senior, buying travel insurance is extremely important because seniors are more likely to be less healthy than other travelers.
Just in case a trip is interrupted or has to be canceled please make sure you choose a plan that covers additional risks, including medical emergencies because you never know when a medical emergency will happen.
Travel Insurance Coverage Should Include The Following:
- Trip Cancellation – In addition to your trip being canceled through no fault of your own, other events particular to you and your situation could leave you financially and medically vulnerable.
- Stolen Luggage or Belongings – Your luggage may contain medicines and other valuable items besides clothing.
- Preexisting Condition – If you have a serious pre-existing medical condition, you may need to purchase a waiver.
- Medical Emergency – Seniors are more subject to medical emergencies than younger travelers. You need to have full medical coverage, including transportation to the ER.
- Medical Evacuation – Medical coverage does not include evacuation in the event you need more specialized care.
- Travel Advice/Emergency Assistance – Senior travelers often need help or advice, including communication in a foreign language.
3. Packing For Turks and Caicos
All travelers should pack light but this is especially important for seniors because you do want to haul around heavy luggage.
Remember you will have to carry your luggage to the airport, the shuttle, and the hotel.
Whatever you have in your suitcase take out 50% because you will not wear or need most of the things you pack.
Also, pack a small notebook for jotting down important facts like the name of your hotel, telephone numbers, attractions, etc.
Make sure you take your entire supply of medications with you and DO NOT put them in one of those medicine containers because if you need to refill your prescription you will need the original container.
Before you leave, ask your doctor for a list of the precise names of your medications because doctors in other countries might not be aware of American names.
5. Flying with Teens
I suggest if you are a senior checking your bag is a must because if you have a connecting flight the last thing you want to do is lugging a carry-on bag through the airport.
Don’t feel ashamed about requesting a wheelchair when you book your flight so you can make your connecting flights in a timely manner.
I suggest using taxis instead of walking or renting a car but if you decide to rent a car be aware that some rental car companies have an age limit or require additional insurance.
In order to avoid any mishaps make sure you tell the agent your age when you reserve your car.
Things to Do Near Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos
Beaches span over 65 acres, though its portion of beachfront isn’t much larger than that at the much smaller (and more sophisticated) Grace Bay Club.
And because the resort’s large expanse of land can take hours just to tour, very few off-site attractions are reachable by foot. Luckily, if you head to the beach, you can find a few nearby restaurants in either direction, but for everything else, be prepared to find a taxi or rent a car.
- A 15-minute drive from Providenciales International Airport
- 1- to 5-minute walk to Grace Bay (property is located on the beach, but depending on the location of your room, you might have to walk a few extra minutes)
- 5-minute drive to shops and restaurants at Regent Village and Salt Mills shopping centers
- 7-minute drive to Smith’s Reef for snorkeling
- 10-minute drive to Provo Golf Club
- 10-minute drive to the Caicos Conch Farm, the world’s only conch farm
- 15-minute drive to Da Conch Shack and Rum Bar
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