For the second year in a row, I was honored to attend the annual Social Media On The Sand Event at Beaches Turks and Caicos. This is an invite-only event, extended to bloggers and social media influencers, where we get to experience Beaches Resorts and learn all about their properties, enhance our blogging skills, and enjoy a deeply discounted vacation with our families at the luxurious Beaches Resorts!
And a luxurious experience it is! Beaches Resorts offer a truly 5 star experience and all-inclusive stay. And when they say all-inclusive, that’s exactly what they mean. This actually includes not only dining and drinks, but also excursions and tipping!
I love sharing every single detail of my experience at Beaches Turks and Caicos and I know for a fact that even their website can be quite overwhelming. So hopefully, this post can give you a pretty good overview and guide to vacationing at Beaches Turks and Caicos!
Getting to Beaches Turks and Caicos
Flights are pretty limited to the island, so in full disclosure, it’s not a cheapest airline ticket, but what you get in exchange is a totally untapped island filled with a vast array of unpolluted beaches without the hassle of crowds, crime and all of the other unpleasantries you sometimes find when traveling to the more touristy islands.
When you book your stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos, know that your transportation to and from the airport is included in your stay. You will need to provide your flight information and upon arriving in Turks, follow the signs to the Beaches shuttle for about a 15 minute ride to the airport.
Where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos
There are multiple villages to book your stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos, each offering a slightly different ambiance and rooming experience (for example, family suites vs. standard rooms), but each of them have their own pool and since they are all within walking distance, d it’s easy to experience each of the villages regardless of where you stay.
On both of my visits, I stayed in the French Village which offered standard rooms, a “Riviera style” ambiance and pretty tranquil stay. It’s probably the furthest village from the beach, but still just a 10-15 min walk max. From what I’ve heard, French and Caribbean villages are the least expensive at Beaches Turks and Caicos.
The Italian Village is by far the most popular village and pool. It has multiple large suites for larger families and is pretty centrally located. Insider tip: You’ll find the most Sesame Street character visits at the Italian Village, so if you have young kids, that’s where you’ll want to hang out!
Finally, Key West is probably the most tranquil, secluded experience you can have at the resort. Also the most expensive village at Beaches Turks and Caicos. However, the rooms are very spacious and resemble private condominiums rather than just hotel rooms.
Dining at Beaches Turks and Caicos
Oh my goodness! I literally dream of the food at Beaches every year! The resort has over 21 restaurants – with everything from seafood to sushi to pizza!
You can check out the full restaurant list HERE, but here are a few insider tips to know:
1. When you arrive at Beaches, ask for a full restaurant list if there isn’t one in your room. This includes the hours of each of the restaurants, dress codes, and other things to help you plan your stay.
2. While most of the restaurants don’t have a dress code, there are a few such as Schooner’s that won’t let you in for dinner with swimwear on. This information is only on the restaurant list you get at check in.
3. There’s a downtime for sit down meals for a couple of hours during the day. During those times, your best bet is to visit one of the food trucks and/or my favorite – The Jerk Shack- for a quick bite.
What to do if you have food allergies or dietary restrictions at Beaches Turks and Caicos
I will say, while Beaches Resorts give you such an amazing and authentic Caribbean experience, they’ve really made some huge strides over the past few years to accommodate pretty much any food allergy or dietary restriction. The best thing you can do is to visit the concierge on the first day (or possibly call before you arrive) to let them know. From what I’ve heard, they will go above and beyond to accommodate you.
Here are some posts about other Beaches Moms’ experiences dealing with food allergies at Beaches Turks and Caicos
Things to Do at Beaches Turks and Caicos
There is literally something for everyone at this resort! Whether you’re traveling with the kids, bringing along the grandparents, having a couples getaway or just a girls’ trip, there’s a lot to get into, even if laying on the beach is vacation enough for you! See a full list of activities HERE.
You’ll also get some information about each day’s activities on the resort such as fitness events, show times, live music, etc. And you won’t want to miss a visit to the Red Lane Spa!
As I mentioned, all of the excursions are included in your stay and I would highly recommend the snorkeling experience! We did this as a family this year and had a wonderful time!
If you’re traveling with kids to Beaches, every parent needs a break sometimes and they’ve got you covered. The kids’ camp is open every day until late in the evening. The kids get to have such an amazing time there, as they are grouped with other kids in their age group, get to do all of the things from waterparks and more. Plus, they are supervised by certified nannies so parents don’t have to worry about the care they are receiving. Check out this post by my friend Christine St. Vil of Moms N Charge on why the kids’ camp is a parent’s dream come true!
Click HERE for a full list of kids’ activities at Beaches Turks and Caicos
There’s so much to share about vacationing at Beaches Turks and Caicos and what is so cool is that each guest get to experience something unique. See below some posts by fellow Beaches Moms about their Social Media on the Sand experiences and tips for future guests: