Grade 4.1 out of 5 Stars
Beaches Turks and Caicos is a 5-star all-inclusive resort that is located in the area of the Bight settlement a short drive away from the airport. The resort is an all-inclusive offering that is one of the staples of the Turks and Caicos all-inclusive scene.
As the resort is an established one and has been open for many years, the design aesthetic is definitely on the older side, but its been well maintained throughout the years and has gone through a number of renovations.
The Beaches Turks and Caicos is definitely on the larger side with 758 rooms across the resort. The resort does sit on over 75 acres, so it is very spacious and there are lots of areas for privacy and relaxation. This is a serious option if you’re looking for a resort that will do many things at once. It’s a solid option for families, and also works well for couples and adults only.
The resort is located a short 15-minute drive away from the airport. This makes life super easy for you when you arrive. It’s situated in the Bight settlement which is wedged in between Turtle Cove and Grace Bay on the island of Providenciales.
- This is more of a general top tip for visiting Turks and Caicos, but the main airport (Providenciales International Airport (PLS)), where most of the flights come into. Can be a little crazy at times. We have heard of wait times of up to 3 hours during the peak season, so if your visiting around then it may be worth getting the Fast track add-on through the airport. This costs $150 per person for arrival and departure but is worth it during the busy season. You can pre-book it through Fasttracktci.com.
- If you are traveling with kids then we highly recommend going for the “Italian Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room – V2”. These suites are some of the most unique offerings we have seen for families. The kids have their own semi-private area with bunk beds and a TV, so they will be super happy.
- One of the best amenities that are well-publicized is the glass bottom boat tours. These tours run from the dock at the resort and are included in the overall package. With the stunningly clear water, this is a must-try and really great experience for all ages.
- Located in the Caribean area next to the Iguanas pool is the activity hut. From here you can rent all of the equipment needed for a lot of their outdoor activities, like corn hole, basketballs, and croquet to name a few. What we really liked though was the board games on offer that you could take and bring to your room or play by the beach.
- If you want to maximize your time at the resort, we highly recommend arriving early on day 1 and leaving later on your day of departure. With the Beaches resorts, you can make the most of the amenities and all-inclusive package any time you arrive/leave. They even have a departure lounge you can make use of if you have an evening flight. This lounge has lockers, seating areas, changing rooms, and showers. So, you can really make the most of your final few hours at the resort.
- There is no reservation system in place here. Honestly, it would have been a little easier if there was one in place. It just meant that if the restaurant you went to was popular that night, you would have to queue. If you are in a butler or concierge-level room, you can get the staff to reserve a table for you.
- The resort is huge, so you’ll have to be prepared to walk when you get there. Unlike other resorts of this scale that we have visited there is no network of golf carts to ferry you around the resort. We would have liked to have seen that.
Firstly let’s start off by saying this is a sprawling resort. It sits on a 75-acre complex and in total there are 758 rooms across 44 categories. The resort is broken up into 4 main areas and if you have been to a Beaches or Sandals resort before you will be familiar with this layout.
Each of the four areas of the resort has a specific theme. There is the Italian village, Caribbean, Key West, and French villages. Each of them is designed with the theme in mind. They have their own pools, amenities, restaurants, etc. Obviously, when you stay you can access all of the villages, but if you find one area that you like and maybe is quiet. There is no reason why you can set up shop there for your vacation.
As you step out of your transportation you will be greeted with a cold towel and a rum punch. The staff will take your bags and you will be brought to the main reception area for check-in. If you are in a Concierge-level room there is a private check-in area where there is a nice lounge with fresh fruit and sandwiches. As the resort is broken out into 5 distinct areas, there are check-in areas in all of the buildings, which helps keep the queues at bay.
Is the Beaches Turks and Caicos a child-friendly resort?
Yes, this is definitely a family-friendly resort. There are a ton of features on offer to make your family’s vacation run as smoothly as possible. For the kids, there is a massive Piriares island-themed water park. The kids club here is also a great option with loads of supervised activities for a wide range of age groups.
The standout element for the kids at the Beach Turks and Caicos is definitely their room offerings. The kid’s bunk bed areas that they have in some of the rooms are unreal. The kids will be really impressed and it’s a great offering.
There is a great kids club on offer at the Beaches resort too. The kids club is called “Camp Sesame” and it’s completely decked out with Seasame street branding. One of the standouts of the Camp Sesame offering is that the kids club caters to such a wide range of kids. From toddlers all the way up to teens this kids club has you covered.
There are two kids club buildings in the resort. One in the Key West area and the main one in the Caribbean area. The kids club in the Caribbean area looks after the widest age group of kids. While the Key West kids club looks after the toddlers.
The Camp Sesame kids club is equipped to mind kids from 0 – 11 months, 12-24 months, and 3-4 years. There are qualified nannies and counselors to look after your kids. Their facilities are great with loads of nap areas, a playground, and an arts and craft area. Not only will they feed the kids, but they will also change them, which most resorts will not do.
As you go up the age groups there are distinct programs for kids all the way up to teens and the slate of activities on offer is vast and varying. This is definitely one of the strongest kids club offerings we have seen.
Beaches are known for having the most extensive options of amenities and things to do as included in their all-inclusive package. From their wide range of water sports to their gym classes, sports courts, and nightclub, there’s a load on offer.
There are 7 pools throughout the resort meaning there is loads of space to find a quiet spot if that is what you’re looking for. Not all of the pools are heated, but a few of them are which is good if you traveling in the winter.
There are two fully stocked gyms on offer here. One is located right by the French village and another one in the key west village. Both gyms have a ton of equipment on offer. There are definitely more cardio machines than free weights and machine weights in both of the gyms. The equipment is on the older side, but it’s fully functional. We really liked the outdoor class area where a lot of the organized classes take place.
The Pirates Island water park
This is the most impressive water park we have seen at an all-inclusive. What’s really nice about this water park is that there is a range of attractions and elements that make this area appealing no matter what age you are. From big slides, small slides a surf simulator, and a lazy river.
There are even Bobby D’s restaurants located on the pirate ship, so you don’t even need to leave the area to get some grub. There is even a swim-up bar at the back of the pirate ship, so you can get your drink on while the kids are having a blast.
Things to do during the day
For us at InspoVacay, when we visit Beaches resorts we are always making the most of the great water sports included. At the Turks and Caicos resorts, the snorkeling/scuba diving opportunities are some of the best around.
The resort has all of the equipment necessary and the best thing is that the use of the tanks and all of the equipment needed for diving is included in the overall package. There are so many dive locations throughout the islands. So, this is a paradise for scuba diving lovers.
You do need to be certified to use the equipment, so if you have it already, everything is included in the package. If not these do offer scuba diving training in the resort for an additional fee.
That’s not the end of the water sports available with Paddleboards, windsurfing, water bikes, small boats, and kayaks all available. They even go through the training and certification with you if it’s needed for these too.
For kids and kids at heart, there is also an Xbox room, where there are about 20 Xboxes with a range of different games on offer. This room is especially great if you have teens with you. It’s a serious amenity.
Things to do during the night
During the evenings there are few options. One of our favorite nights on the resort was definitely the BBQ party that is thrown once a week. The BBQ takes place in the massive outdoor picnic area just by the jerk shack. There’s great food and a serious atmosphere with live music and an all-around good time.
Other than that, the evening offerings are quite limited. There are shows that are put on, but these are mainly for the kids with Sesame street themed shows, which the kids will love. The adult entertainment wasn’t anything to write home about. There also isn’t a huge nightlife culture here. Although there is a nightclub, it’s not the most lively of resorts.
What can we say about this beach? This is by far the best beach we have experienced, period. If you are coming to the Turks and Caicos, you know you are going to get a stellar beach that looks like it’s straight off a postcard.
The beach at this resort doesn’t disappoint. The resort is located on Graces bay beach, which is legitimately one of the highest-ranked beaches in the world. Tripadvisor recently ranked Grace Bay as the best of the best in their 2022 travellers choice awards.
The waters are turquoise and calm and the sand is fine and white. The beach also is super long and private, so it’s the perfect spot for a morning walk or to relax for the day. With Beaches resorts one of our favorite elements is the watersports that are available as part of the all-inclusive package and Graces bay beach is really the perfect beach to make the most of these.
The Red lane Spa is the offering here. Given the size of the resort, there are actually two spas on offer. There is a full spa menu on offer here and the prices are high. A deep tissue massage for 60 minutes will set you back $197 USD, so it isn’t cheap.
The staff here are good, but we’ve definitely seen better at other resorts. There seemed to be less staff around compared to the volume of guests at the resort. It meant that at times you were waiting for staff to take your order at the restaurants or to get a drink by the pool.
Everything throughout the resort was very clean. There are loads of staff and there are always staff members that are clearing empty drinks and plates. The housekeeping team are like ninjas, they are in and out in a matter of minutes. They come twice a day to clean the room and restock the fridge. We had no complaints about the cleanliness of the resort.
The range of suites available at this Beaches resort is a little overwhelming. When you look at their website, there are over 51 room varieties to choose from. We at InspoVacay want to make your decision a little easier and have broken down the room categories and reviewed them for you.
The villas at these Beaches and resorts are massive. They can cater to 8 – 10 people and all of them come with Butler service. These Villas cost around $3k a night depending on the size of the villa you go for, so there not cheap. If you’re going for a family vacation or with a group of friends, these villas are a great option.
These are some of the best family suites we have seen at an all-inclusive resort. The level of detail that has been put into the development of these offerings is what is most impressive. We’re specifically talking about the separate area that the kids have in these suites. There is an alcove in these suites with bunk beds that kids can claim as their own. The area also has a TV and a games console. They have the capacity for 6 people but also are a great option for a family of 4 or 5.
These suites are located in the Italian village, which is definitely the best choice for families at the Beaches Turks and Caicos.
One + Two Bedroom Suites
These suites are located in all of the villages. The nicest village is definitely the Key West suites, so if your looking for a one or two-bedroom suite, go for the Key West location. The two-story two-bedroom suite is the pick of the bunch.
Price Range + Packages
Beaches Turks and Caicos is definitely pricey. If you’re looking for value, you’ll struggle to find a room here for under $500 a night. There are a number of resorts in Turks and Caicos that are a lot better value and that deliver a top-quality experience. Check out the Easy Bay resort Turks and Caicos.
What’s included in the all-inclusive package
Overall the packages at the Beaches resorts are pretty competitive with really everything you need to be included in the package. The standout element is obviously the water sports, but we would say that the other activities are a little lacking.
The drinks options is ok, it’s advertised as including top-shelf liquor, but we would say its not the most comprehensive offering.
Each of the rooms also comes equipped with a fully stocked mini-bar. In the mini-bar are waters and sodas. There are also two full bottles of liquor that are free to consume. These arent brand name bottles and are usually a bottle of rum, whiskey and a bottle of red wine.
One of the nice things about Beaches packages is that they do include transfers to and from the airport. This is something that is typically an add-on for all-inclusive packages and it makes your life that bit easier.
Food + Restaurant Options
With 22 restaurant options throughout the resort, you will not be short of places to dine at throughout your stay. There is every type of cuisine imaginably. There are too many restaurants to include in our list, so we have ranked the top 6 options that you need to try.
Overall, the standard of the food is quite good for an all-inclusive and the consistency was the element that really made the food offering stand out. One important thing to note is that all of the lunch and breakfast options are family-friendly. While for dinner there are some restaurants that are adults only.
Room service is available, but it is only available to guests staying in Butler-serviced suites.
Ranking the Restaurants
Barefoot by the Sea
This is a really unique spot and definitely our favorite location of any of the restaurants on the resort. Barefoot by the Sea’s setup is really unique, it’s basically located on the beach and has palapa-style coverings, you get some serious island vibes when you dine here. All of the tables are in the sand, so it’s the perfect spot to grab a bite during a day at the beach.
It’s predominantly a seafood restaurant with a Caribbean twist and overall the standard of food is pretty decent. The coconut shrimp is our top recommendation, but when you drinking a cold Cerveza and taking in that view of the beach, the food is really the second fiddle.
It’s open for lunch and dinner all of the day and on occasion for breakfast too. There is also a great kids menu here, so if you traveling as a family this is a real crowd-pleaser.
Located in the Italian village. This is the main buffet and biggest restaurant offering in the whole resort. Its located in the center of the resort and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For the dinner sitting Mario’s changes into an a la carte option and the food here is really good. The standout for us was the Lasanga, which was really nice.
This is a great bar/restaurant if you are looking for a casual place to grab some grub or some drinks in the evening. There is also a full pool and snooker room with a number of tables on offer.
This spot definitely has the best view of the resort being located on a rooftop and the range of food on offer is top-notch. It’s open for breakfast for all of the family and for dinner too, but this is for adults only. It doesn’t really have one cuisine on offer for dinner, with a nice mix of grill-style food.
Our favorite dish was definitely the Duck confit with a plum sauce. It was wonderfully cooked and legitimately one of the best dishes at Beaches Turks and Caicos. The one thing to note is that if you go during the early evening or in the late morning and the sun is out, there is not much protection from the sun, so it does get hot.
This is definitely the biggest Teppanyaki experience we have seen at an all-inclusive resort. There are 21 teppanyaki tables on offer, so getting a table here isn’t too difficult. What we liked about Kimonos was that the menu offering was super straightforward. It’s effectively a set tasting menu with Lemon chicken, teriyaki, Mahi-Mahi, and shrimp on offer. So, there is something for everyone.
Normally, the Asian-style restaurants are combined, but at Beaches the Teppanyaki experience is separated from the Sushi offering, which we really liked. The sushis here were fresh and well prepared, which is all we are looking for at an all-inclusive.
This is a super casual spot to grab some deliciously prepared smoked meats. Pretty similar to the vibes you get at Barefoot on the sand, this spot really gives you some island vibes with some banging music and food.
Bars and Drinks Offering
The range of drinks on offer is a little limited. Although they do have a wide range of alcohol, there is a limited range of top-shelf and international brands on offer. If you are in a concierge level or butler level suite, you will have access to a wider range of options, but as a whole, the drinks offering is not that strong.
Is the Premium Status Worth it?
The Beaches resorts have three levels of offerings. We found the volume of statues a little confusing. The base offering is the Beaches Luxury category and a really strong option. Concierge and Butler Elite. There is also a 4th level called “Together Nest” suites, but we didn’t include this as we could see no difference between this status and the Butler elite. The other two levels are.
An important thing to note is that in all rooms in the Italian or Key West village the rooms are concierge level or higher.
There are a few additional benefits that you get with Concierge status. The standout for us was the private check-in area. Although we never really saw any major queues at check-in. Having a lounge where you can check in sit down and have a drink throughout the process, Is a nice touch. You also get access to this lounge throughout your stay. Other than that Concierge-level didn’t really offer anything else that we saw a huge amount of value in, so our recommendation is to give it a miss.
What makes these suites stand out is the Butler service that is on offer to guests. The level of suites is only really available in the most premium rooms, so if your book one of the two-bedroom suites or villas, it will probably come standard.
By all of the pools and beaches, there are cabanas that are reserved for Butler suite guests. Simply ask your butler to reserve one for the next day and they will organize it. They will even stock a cooler with your favorite drinks, so you have them at hand as you relax. They can also help out in making reservations, treatments, and pretty much anything you need.
These suites also have a 24/7 room service option available, which is not available in any other of the room categories. You also get your choice of top-shelf bottles of spirits for the room, which is nice. These suites aren’t cheap, but if you are wanting to treat yourself, they are well worth it.
Is there a dress code at the Beaches Turks and Caicos
There is a dress code in place for a number of the restaurants at the resort, but that is the extent of it. There is no strict dress code if you are lounging in the reception area or walking through the resort. Its solely in the restaurants that these are in place.
One of the elements we did like about the dress code was that there are two categories and they are super clear. The dress code is enforced at the restaurants, so make sure that you pack appropriately.
Resort Casual Attire
Shorts or jeans, t-shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered. Shirts and footwear required.
Resort Evening Attire
Dress pants/trousers or jeans for men, long or short-sleeved dress shirts (with or without collar).
Dress in shoes or elegant sandals. No shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, or sneakers.
The staff at the Beach Turks and Caicos is one of the stand-out parts of the experience you get. Beaches is an interesting one, as they do state that tips are included in the cost of your resort and they specifically call out that there is a no-tipping policy at their resorts. The odd call-out that they have on their website is that the Butler staff are the only staff that can accept tips, the whole policy is a little confusing.
Our advice here is to tip the staff like you would at an all-inclusive resort. For us, at InspoVacay that means tipping for each drink and meal as you see fit. The staff throughout the resort did accept money if you tried to give it to them. The level of service that you at the Beaches is second to none and tipping the staff is customary, so we always do it when visiting the Beaches.
If location and access to a truly epic beach are top of your list in regards to priorities, then you really can’t go wrong with the Beaches Turks and Caicos. This is one of the most picturesque locations we have seen.
If you’re traveling with a family and are looking to visit Turks and Caicos, then the Beaches resort is one of the top options. If you’re a couple or traveling with friends and are looking to be away from kids, then this isn’t the spot for you.
Q. Does the Beaches Turks and Caicos offer a shuttle service from the Airport
- As we mentioned, the transportation to and from the airport is included in the cost of the all-inclusive package.
Q. Is parking available at the resort
A. Yes, parking is available for guests and it is complimentary
Q. Is Wi-Fi included
A. Yes, Wi-Fi is available to you in your suite as well as throughout the resort. The Wi-Fi included in the all-inclusive package isn’t the fastest, there is the option to upgrade to a premium Wi-Fi offering, but those speeds aren’t the best either. So, if you were planning on working while on Vacay, we wouldn’t recommend this resort.
Q. What local attractions are there?
A. What we really like about Turks and Caicos is that the islands are quite small, so it’s very easy to make the most of the attractions outside of the resort. They are a huge amount to see and do around the island, so make sure to make the most of them. Check out Visit Turks and Caicos list here.
Q. When is the cheapest time to go to Beach Turks and Caicos?
The peak season for vacations is the months of December through until March. If you are looking to be as efficient as possible and grab yourself a bargain, then look at visiting during April, May, September, or October. Prices during these months are typically a lot lower compared to high season.