Are Turks and Caicos Beaches Family Friendly?

Beaches Turks and Caicos is Family Friendly. The best thing about staying at Turks and Caicos Family Resort beaches is that it's located on one of the best beaches on the islands: Grace Bay Beach.

Are Turks and Caicos Beaches Family Friendly?

Beaches Turks and Caicos is Family Friendly. The best thing about staying at Turks and Caicos Family Resort beaches is that it's located on one of the best beaches on the islands: Grace Bay Beach. While there are plenty of resorts and accommodations to choose from, Beaches Turks & Caicos paves the way for the most family-friendly, all-inclusive beach resort in this island nation and its baby care makes it a standout. The resort is organized by themed villages — The Caribbean, French, Italian and Key West — and each comes complete with its own aesthetic, kids clubs, choice of entertainment and restaurant themes. Guests choose from variety of room styles, private cottages for large families and reunions, waterpark, 19 international restaurants (and counting) and a new Key West Village expansion.

It’s easy enough to stroll from one side of the resort to another if you fall in love with the Sky Lounge in Key West or Cafe de Paris in the French Village. But regardless of where you stay, kids will probably flock to the X-Box room; the 45,000 square-foot waterpark and slides; lazy river; and Bobby Dee’s burger, fries and kid-friendly fare.

The all-inclusive price of Beaches can be steep, but it includes non-stop food, drink and plenty of activities like access to the kids clubs in each Village.  Water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, scuba diving, hydrobiking, and hobie cats are just some of the options included in your price. And if your idea of getting adventurous in the water is cooling off after sipping Pina Coladas on the beach, try your hand at tennis, volleyball, croquet, basketball or hit the gym at the Fitness Center.

Because of its terrific waterfront facilities, Beaches provides appropriate snorkel and learn-to-scuba equipment to guests who can either venture down the beach for a solo excursion or sign-up for a boat trip. For an extra fee, aspiring divers can get certified at the resort and start diving the very next day. Boat trips fill up fast and certification slots are limited, so reserve in advance and inquire about any age restrictions or special requirements for your kids. You’ll discover thoughtful and careful underwater pathways designed by the TCI National Parks Department to prevent unnecessary contact and continue the effort to protect the natural coral. The Beaches staff can also recommend excursions or dive areas for the most inexperienced to seasoned explorers.

Beaches Resorts are famous for their Sesame Street themes and activities, as well as Crayola art camps and kid-friendly amenities. The group daycare for babies is a big plus too, with newborns up to 23-months cared for by Certified Nannies in climate controlled nurseries with cribs, strollers, high chairs, rocking chairs, and plenty of age-appropriate toys and games. Parents looking for dinner out or an off-resort excursion can arrange for private babysitting at an additional charge.

There are several age-appropriate kids programs. 2 to 5-year-olds participate in shell collecting, face painting, treasure hunts, puppets, costume time, magic shows, and more with the supervision of nannies. 6 to 7-year-olds have a special camp with baseball, kickball, swimming, arts, glass bottom boat rides, movies and plenty of opportunity to burn off energy. Eight to 12-year-olds spend the day sailing, playing beach volleyball, scavenger hunting, and dancing during reggae jam sessions. While there is no formal kids club for teens, kids 13 on up can hit the pizza and soda bars, karaoke, water sports, dance parties, and the chance to get away from Mom and Dad.

Formed by 40 islands and cays (eight are uninhabited), the Turks and Caicos Islands of the Caribbean are 550 miles southeast of Miami and lie just below the Bahamas. It's no secret that the Beaches Resorts are an incredible place for families to play together in the Caribbean sun. Of course, if you're the type of family that likes to lie on the beach and sunbathe, you can do it here too. Whether your children are enjoying one of the specially prepared non-alcoholic beverages, such as Roy Rogers, Shirley Temple, or a Chinese fireball, or if adults are indulging in a Turks Delight (one of the signature drinks) or a daiquiri, everyone loves a pool bar and there are plenty in the resort for travelers to you can relax, go out and enjoy your favorite cocktail.

Christopher Dansie
Christopher Dansie

Frequent visitor to Turks & Caicos Islands for over 20 years. Favorite beach Grace Bay (obviously!). Don't miss Mudjin Harbor. Must see Chalk Sound National Park.