Beaches Turks and Caicos review | All-inclusive luxury resort for couples and families

by W. Andrew Powell
Beaches Turks and Caicos

Beaches Turks and Caicos is a fantastic all-inclusive resort for families and couples, with a focus on the things that matter most to travellers: great food, excellent service, and lots of activities without paying extra.

My family and I stayed at Beaches for four days, and we had the best vacation. Beaches is friendly and welcoming, they offer numerous restaurants and bars, and the property is beautiful, fun, and relaxing. And best of all, I was impressed by how much is really included with the all-inclusive.

For all your questions about the resort, the amenities, and our experience, read on to find out why we are already dreaming of another escape to Beaches. Watch my travel vlog from the trip at the bottom of the story, or watch the video YouTube, and then book your Beaches vacation.

Explore the four villages

Key West Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos
Key West Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Beaches Turks and Caicos has four distinct villages, each with their own style, restaurants, and activities. From the quiet Key West Village, to the lively Italian and Caribbean Villages, to the chic French Village, you can easily find any mood that you’re looking for.

All of the village are connected by a main road, where you can also take a cart between the lobbies, plus there is a boardwalk that runs along the beach, with paths connecting everything together, and lots of signage to point you in the right direction. While the villages are big, you can also easily walk across most of the property in about 20 minutes.

We stayed in Key West Village, and I absolutely loved the style of the buildings with their central courtyards that had games, nice pathways, and a real community vibe.

The Italian Village, where you’ll find one of the biggest pools with cabanas and bars, often has something going on for kids or families, and the spaces have a bit of a party atmosphere.

Wandering into the Caribbean Village, the rooms closest to the beach look like cozy bungalows, and the large pool near the beach features a rock grotto, with space that the kids love to play in.

And then heading into the French Village, the central pool is large and welcoming, with a chic vibe, and the buildings make it feel a little more stylish, and modern.

Throughout the resort, there are a variety of rooms that can accommodate 2 or 4 people comfortably, plus there are larger villas and suites that can accommodate up to 12 people.

Between all of the villages there are 20 restaurants, 15 bars, eight pools, four food trucks, a number of shops and stores, kids camps, and one big beach.

Beaches Resort activities

Pirates Island at Beaches Turks and Caicos
Pirates Island at Beaches Turks and Caicos

There is so much to do at Beaches that it’s impossible to talk about everything, but I’m going to cover a lot of my favourites from our trip.

When you arrive at the resort you’ll receive a guide that lets you know exactly what is going on each day at Beaches, so you can plan what you want to do, or just pick up the details as you go. Some of the special events include a street or beach party, performances, and a parade for the kids.

For families with little ones, the pools are all a lot of fun, but there is also a large water park, called Pirates Island, and it has everything from a lazy river, water slides for different age groups, and a burger place, to a splash pad, surfing simulator, and a swim-up “bar” for kids to get smoothies and fruit juice.

Kids will also love the table games at the Jungle Room, the Xbox Play Lounge with all the family-friendly video games, and the treats at the ice cream truck, or Mr. Mac, the mac and cheese truck.

Families looking for activities for their kids will appreciate Beaches Kids Camp, where infants, toddlers, kids, and even teenagers can enjoy a full day of play, events, and activities, from treasure hunts and costume dress-up, to beach soccer, and a nightclub for teens.

Kids will also have a lot of fun with other activities around the resort, like the Sesame Street parade, scavenger hunts, and new events every day.

Couples will appreciate Club Liquid, the adult-only nightclub, adults-only dining options, and they can book the Red Lane Spa for an additional fee.

And there are a lot of other activities included with your stay. You can enjoy a snorkelling trip, the use of water crafts like kayaks and aqua-cycles, windsurfing, and beach volleyball, to name a few. For an extra fee guests can also sign up for PADI Certified Scuba Diving, perfect for beginners or anyone looking to get out and enjoy the beautiful waters of Turks and Caicos.

After four days at Beaches we had an amazing time, and we barely scratched the surface of all that there is to do at the all-inclusive resort. While there are more things that you can do, including additional excursions, we didn’t pay for anything extra because we had so much to enjoy already.

Restaurants and bars

Neptunes Mediterranean at Beaches
Neptunes Mediterranean at Beaches

The food and drinks are one of the most important parts of the experience at any all-inclusive, and I really enjoyed everything Beaches had to offer.

We tried to visit as many restaurants as we could during our Beaches stay, and out of the 20 restaurants, we tried 12 of them, and they all had something unique to offer.

From fine dining, and buffet meals, to snacks, drinks, and even burgers and ice cream, we found so many menus to try. And the restaurants cover all kinds of flavours, from Caribbean and Indian, to Italian, French, and American.

At Mario’s, one of the bigger restaurants, we tried starters from the antipasti buffet bar, and then ordered our main courses from the menu. We had soup and salad and shellfish to start between us, and then my wife had chicken Parmesan with pasta while I had steak and mashed potatoes. And we finished off the meal with a delicious Tiramisu. Everything was delicious, hot, and fresh.

Another evening we had Neptunes Mediterranean, with Kofta kebab and seafood Caesar for appetizers, and then grilled Moroccan-inspired snapper fillet and chicken Marsala for our main courses.

We had made-to-order pasta and omelettes, Teppanyaki and a whole show at Kimonos, coffee and dessert at Cafe de Paris, wings and beer at The Cricketer’s, and fantastic breakfasts at Sky and Barefoot By The Sea.

The service everywhere was excellent, and I loved the fantastic local beer, Turk’s Head. Not to mention the Johnnie Walker Black Label and The Glenlivet at all the bars. But we also had amazing cocktails, and if we couldn’t come up with a drink we wanted, the bartenders always had ideas for us to try.

If you have a picky moment during one of your meals, staff also seem more than happy to offer another dish, or make things right. That level of service makes all the difference.

Our suite and Beaches concierge service

Our bedroom and balcony at Beaches Resort
Our bedroom and balcony at Beaches Resort

The Key West Oceanview One Bedroom Concierge Suite was the perfect fit for my wife, daughter, and I at Beaches. It gave us lots of space, including two balconies, a kitchen, full-size bedroom, and a pull-out couch for our daughter.

We found the room and bed very comfortable, we appreciated having laundry in our suite, and it was only about a 5 minute walk from our suite to restaurants, the beach, and the lobby.

With the concierge service, you’ll arrive to a private check-in at your hotel lobby, and then you’ll have a quick orientation, and someone will take you to your room. They’re quick, efficient, and very welcoming.

There’s also a concierge lounge for guests, a weekly party, reserved tables at some events, and a stocked in-room bar that included soda, juice, water, and your choice between a variety of beer, wine, and liquor. It was excellent service from beginning to end.

While I loved the concierge service, I will say I appreciate that anyone staying at Beaches essentially has the same experience, aside from a few perks. All guests get the same restaurants, the same options for drinks and entertainment, and the same all-day activities.

The concierge service, as well as the butler service that’s available at Beaches, offer great additional perks and luxuries, but you can easily enjoy a more affordable all-inclusive vacation without paying for those benefits.

Final thoughts on Beaches Turks and Caicos

Sunset at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Beaches Turks and Caicos offers excellent value for the price, and an all-day approach to fun, food, and entertainment.

Restaurants are open for long stretches of time, so you can find a meal almost any time of day, there are activities you can enjoy throughout the day, and when it’s time to sit back and relax, there are numerous places to enjoy your down time.

The resort also offers round-trip airport transfers, to make it even easier to get your vacation started the moment you land in Turks and Caicos.

Watch my travel vlog from the trip below to see more about the activities, restaurants, and overall experience, and stay tuned for more stories on the resort.

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