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Planning a Trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos

Luiz Alberto H.

Created: May 30, 2024

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2024

Planning a Trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos

Planning a trip to Beaches Turks & Caicos

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Beaches Turks & Caicos Overview

Beaches Turks & Caicos consistently ranks as one of the best-reviewed beach resorts globally. However, it's important to note that this resort primarily caters to families and their children. If you're seeking a getaway exclusively with your significant other or prefer an adults-only environment, you may want to consider one of the Sandals Resorts instead.

Families love this place, and often guests say that this is the “Disney World” of beach resorts. The rate of which guests return is way above average, and you can find people online that literally only go to Beaches Turks & Caicos year after year. This isn’t a cheap resort by any means, but you are definitely paying for good quality and one of the best vacations you can have near the Bahamas.

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Almost everything is included in your vacation to Beaches Turks & Caicos, from airport transfers to entrance to the Pirates Island Waterpark, meals, drinks, shows and plenty more. Tips are also included, and the only exception is if you decide to hire a private butler or if you are making use of the spa to get a personal massage or something like that.

So, what’s great about Beaches Turks & Caicos? How about being home to one of the best beaches in the whole world, Grace Bay Beach? Or having a Kids Camp and a huge waterpark for kids? Or maybe the above average food options in more than twenty restaurants? Or walking around a resort that resembles a charming village full of townhouses, beautiful gardens and swimming pools? Yeah, there is a lot to love, and we will check out everything.

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How to get to Beaches Turks & Caicos?

Flying to Beaches Turks & Caicos

Your flight will generally take you to Providenciales International Airport (PLS). Some major cities like Miami actually offer direct flights to PLS, which is certainly a big bonus. Traveling from the West Coast will require you to make a few connections before your final destination. If you are flying from Miami, you will only take 1:55h to get to Beaches Turks & Caicos.

As expected, Providenciales International Airport is relatively small but incredibly charming. It's the kind of airport where they set up ramps for you to disembark directly onto the tarmac. Despite its size, the compact layout makes it easy to navigate, allowing you to quickly find your way and kickstart your trip.

The immigration line at Providenciales can sometimes be lengthy, taking up to 40 minutes. To expedite your exit process, it's advisable to secure a seat near the front of the airplane so that you can be among the first to disembark upon arrival.

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Transportation Options to Beaches Turks & Caicos

Once done with immigration, look for a small Beaches kiosk located nearby and introduce yourself. Remember, transportation from the airport all the way to the resort is included in your stay! Your vacation package determines the type of car you'll get, ranging from a shared shuttle to a private SUV in case you are staying in a Butler Elite suite.

Where is Beaches Turks & Caicos?

Beaches Turks & Caicos is located 6 miles away from PLS. That means that you are going to take around 20 minutes from the airport to your final destination, where you are welcomed by the staff and then taken to your private room.

If you need a specific address, Beaches Turks & Caicos is located in Lower Bight Rd, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands. Want something even more specific than that? Okay! The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory located southeast of the Bahamas. Although commonly mistaken as part of the Caribbean, they are technically not within the Caribbean region.

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Staying at Beaches Turks & Caicos

For more information about room options, be sure to visit our guide titled “Room Options at Beaches Turks & Caicos.

Beaches Turks & Caicos spans across a vast property with four distinct resorts:

  • Caribbean Village
  • French Village
  • The Italian Village
  • Key West Village

The Caribbean Village usually offers the most budget-friendly options, with rooms starting at $419 per person, per night (children pay $60). Key West is the most recent addition to the resort, which might explain why rooms there are some of the most expensive, starting at $500 (although children only pay $37 per night here. Why? Not sure. Prices are something really hard to understand sometimes).

Of course, many variables come into play when making a reservation, such as how many months in advance you book your room, the specific day and month of your visit, holidays, the number of guests in a single room and more. We're here to help you with the details and how to get the best deals.

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There is free Wi-Fi throughout the resort and it works out fine for most things. It’s certainly good for online browsing, but it can get choppy if you want to try online meetings or stream a movie. Beaches also offers a Premium Wi-Fi service priced at $39 per day or $79 for the duration of your stay, providing a more reliable and faster connection for those who require it.

When enjoying your stay at Beaches Resorts, you will mostly need to pay for your room and flight ticket only. Most of the entertainment options are free, and the same applies to drinks and food. There are some extra activities that you need to pay for, but usually, you can have a great time at the resort without spending on anything else during your stay.

Tips are also included, and you only need to tip butlers (if you are in a Butler Elite suite) or the staff members who work at the spa.

Prices at Beaches Turks & Caicos

As we mentioned before, Beaches Turks & Caicos isn’t the cheapest resort out there. One perk is that you will mostly have to pay for your room and your flight only, since almost everything else is included in your stay. As we discussed earlier, some “add-ons” like special meet & greets with Sesame Street characters and romantic candlelight dinners cost extra, but you can spend your whole vacation here without grabbing your wallet if you want to.

Remember that you also need to tip butlers and spa service if you make use of those. Other than that, prices for rooms at Beaches Turks & Caicos vary a lot by season and the type of room you want.

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If two adults visit the resort during September and stay in a budget-friendly room for one week, expect to pay around $9000. Opting for a better, luxurious room during the same timeframe would increase the cost to around $12000. However, luxurious Butler suites escalate the price significantly to $24000, but offer you a lot of perks and convenience. It's important to note that prices fluctuate, sometimes even daily, making it challenging to provide exact figures. Flight tickets are also not included in these calculations.

The cheapest room costs around $419 per night and fits four guests.

Rooms for six guests with a kids room start at $775.

Butler suites start at $1180 and have room for five guests.

Turks & Caicos is an expensive island for shopping. Most of the things you find here are imported, which explains the high price. A bottle of sunscreen could cost you up to $40! That’s why you should also pack smartly when visiting this beautiful place.

Dining at Beaches Turks & Caicos

For more information about dining options, be sure to visit our guide titled “Dining Options at Beaches Turks & Caicos.

There are 21 restaurants in Beaches Turks & Caicos, which is… an impressive number. Since this resort is also aimed at kids, you can also find a lot of options for the little ones that go from hamburguers to pizza and mac and cheese. While buffet options are available, the majority of the restaurants offer either quick-service or à la carte dining experiences.

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Remember, the food is included in the price of your package. You can move around restaurants without paying a dime. You also are encouraged not to tip waiters, so you can spend the entire week just eating, eating and eating. Do we recommend it? Prooobably not, but, hey, having options is always good.

Click the link above to read about every restaurant available at Beaches Turks & Caicos and get a few extra tips from your friends at Famvia.

Here is a sneak peek with a list of the restaurants available at Beaches Turks & Caicos, along with the types of food they offer:

  • Kimonos (japanese)
  • Soy Sushi Bar (japanese)
  • Barefoot by the Sea (seafood)
  • Schooners (seafood)
  • Neptune’s (seafood)
  • Mario’s (italian)
  • Giuseppe’s (italian)
  • Dino’s Pizzeria (pizza)
  • Bella Napoli Pizzeria (pizza)
  • Sapodilla’s (caribbean)
  • Sky (caribbean)
  • Café de Paris (snacks & coffee)
  • Bobby Dee’s (snacks)
  • The Cricketers Pub (english cuisine)
  • Le Petit Chateau (french)
  • Curls ‘n Swirls (ice cream)
  • Mr.Mac (american)
  • Jerk Truck (jerks)
  • The Bombay Club (indian)
  • Arizona's (southwestern cuisine)
  • Bayside (international)
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Activities at Beaches Turks & Caicos

For more information about activities, be sure to visit our guide titled “Activities at Beaches Turks & Caicos.

There is a lot of stuff to do at Beaches Turks & Caicos, from classic snorkeling to scuba diving for certified divers, kayaking and even a glass bottom boat ride for you and your little ones. Here is a list of what you can find, all for the absolute low price of… free!

  • Pirates Island Waterpark
  • Kids Camp
  • Sesame Street parades & shows
  • Port Royal Arcade with a lot of arcade games
  • Kayaks
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kids Scuba Program
  • Windsurfing
  • Hydrobikes
  • Snorkeling
  • Hobie Cats
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Land Sports (soccer, volleyball and much more)
  • 24-hour Fitness Center

For more details about free & paid activities, make sure to check out our dedicated guide.

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Beaches Turks & Caicos Weather Guide

Temperatures in Turks & Caicos typically range between 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit day and night, providing a pleasant escape for those accustomed to heavy winter snowfall. The lowest temperature is in January (lows of 68F) and the highest is July and August (highs of 90F). Let's just say that this place is blessed with cozy weather all year round.

While weather conditions for various water sports may vary seasonally, the air and water temperatures remain relatively consistent throughout the year. The annual average air temperature ranges from 75° to 95° Fahrenheit (24° to 35° Celsius), while the ocean water temperature ranges from 79° to 85° Fahrenheit (26° to 29° Celsius).

Hurricane Season in Turks & Caicos

The months between June and November are known as hurricane season in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, these islands are susceptible to hurricanes and tropical cyclones, which can potentially disrupt your vacation plans.

Mid-August through September is the period when hurricanes are most likely to strike the Turks and Caicos Islands. However, it's important to note that hurricanes aren't guaranteed to occur every year. While they aren't particularly common, they remain a possibility during this time frame.

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Best Times to visit Beaches Turks & Caicos

February, March and April are great months to take the perfect spring break getaway for families with younger kids. These months offer the best combination of weather and availability, with very low chances of rain. Those are also some of the most expensive months.

May, June, and July are favorable months to visit the Turks & Caicos Islands for a beach vacation and to enjoy the summer season. However, it's important to note that these months are also among the busiest, with a significant influx of guests expected.

Late August, September, October, and early November typically offer the lowest accommodation and activity rates in the Turks and Caicos Islands. If you're seeking peace and quiet, along with the possibility of special deals, planning a visit during this time frame is advisable. However, it's important to note that these months also coincide with the highest chance of rain and fall within the hurricane season timeframe.

The busiest month is December, especially during the holidays. The weather is perfect - cozy and with very low chances of rain. 

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Dress Code for Beaches Turks & Caicos

According to the official website, there are two dress codes for the resort:

Resort Casual: shorts or jeans, t–shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered. Shirts and footwear required.

Resort Evening: dress pants or jeans for men, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar). Dress shoes or sandals. No shorts, t–shirts, sleeveless shirts, sneakers, flip flops or slippers. No hats nor caps.

All Restaurants are non-smoking.

In practice, you can eat at almost every restaurant with the “Resort Casual” attire. Most guests are seen wearing khaki shorts and flip-flops, even dining at restaurants at night.

At the time of this writing, every single restaurant in Beaches Turks & Caicos shows up as a “Resort Casual”. Still, it’s a good idea to pack trousers or jeans, a dress shirt and dress shoes just in case. They can also be a big hit during the late parties!

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Reviews of Beaches Turks & Caicos

The Good Stuff

A beautiful place: It might be a bit cliche to say this, since 99% of the Beach Resorts out there look great. Just look at the pictures, they look like they’ve been drawn by a modern Da Vinci or something. Beaches Turks and Caicos, however, takes one step above. This resort is incredibly clean, with lush vegetation everyday, beautiful buildings and the crystal clear water that looks like something out of a movie. I also love that there are so many buildings and townhouses one next to the other, giving it the true look of a classic, charming village with trees, gardens and swimming pools.

Grace Bay Beach: This is one of the big stars of the whole resort. Often considered one of the best beaches in the world, the sand in Grace Bay Beach is the color of baby powder and the water is gorgeous. Wait, it’s not only gorgeous, but also very calm, without huge waves… and sometimes not waves at all! Is this a swimming pool or a beach?

Grace Bay Beach actually has an impressive 5 star rating on TripAdvisor after almost 7.500 reviews, which is insane. It was named TripAdvisor’s best beach in the world in 2022 and grabbed the number five spot in 2023. What people love the most about this beach is that it’s pretty long and wide - in fact, it’s 12 miles long, so it’s going to take a while if you want to see all it has to offer. This is also a great place if you want to take a walk, set up your home base on the shore or just enjoy your day without tripping on other guests. There is room for everybody!

Pirates Island Waterpark: Welcome to the main waterpark at Beaches Turks and Caicos, spanning an impressive 45,000 square feet. This is a fantastic option for kids, offering an experience that feels reminiscent of Disney World, right there in the southeastern Bahamas. Slides, a surf simulator, restaurants, pools, a lazy river, water cannons, splash zones… you can find it all in one of the most popular spots for families.

(Very) Kid-Friendly: Sandals Resorts is mostly aimed at adults and lovebirds, but Beaches Resorts is for entire families, from toddlers to teenagers. It’s easy to see how a Beach resort could be fun for kids.  Beaches Turks & Caicos offers special hotel rooms with connected bunk rooms for your kids, and it also features everything from Sesame Street characters to a huge waterpark and a Kids Camp to make them feel like true explorers. There are also a lot of guests that come to this resort with their families and kids, so it’s easy to make new friends! Unlike the traditional Sandals Resort, you are going to see a lot of kids walking around.

All inclusive: As is the case with Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Beaches Turks & Caicos is also all-inclusive. This means that almost every activity is free for you to enjoy, and every restaurant at your disposal is also free. Even tips are included in your package. Want to save money? You can't go wrong with Beaches.

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The Bad Stuff

Walk, walk, walk: You walk around a lot in Beaches Turks & Caicos. This is completely understandable, since the resort is huge and made up of four different “lands”, all with different restaurants and room options. Not only that, but the beautiful Grace Day Beach is also huge and looks like it’s stretching out all the way to the horizon. Maybe it is and there is a pot of gold at the end of the road, but we have never gone that far. Still, you are going to be walking a lot. But, hey, this might be a good excuse to skip the early gym classes?

Expensive: when compared to other beach resorts, Turks & Caicos can feel comparatively expensive. Rooms here typically start at around $400 per night, whereas many other beach resorts offer options starting at $220. For instance, Beaches Ocho Rios may cost around $160 per night. However, it's important to consider that you're in a premier and luxurious destination, boasting one of the best beaches in the world, exceptional weather year-round, and a multitude of dining options to choose from.

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Packing list for Beaches Turks & Caicos

Packing for a beach resort isn’t as easy as it might seem. While you’ll need several swimsuits, don’t forget to pack at least one nice outfit for a romantic night out or a formal event.

Also, bring essentials like sunscreen and bug repellent from home, as these items are usually much more expensive on-site. It’s always wise to come prepared and bring all the essentials with you instead of waiting to buy them at the resort. Your wallet will thank you later.

We will separate this list into essentials to bring on your beach resort trip and a few nice-to-haves.

Essentials

At least 3-4 swimsuits: Since you're going to a beach resort, swimsuits are essential. Think of it like going to Alaska without a warm coat. For a week-long trip, bring at least three swimsuits so you can change styles daily and have an extra in case one gets lost. They also will not dry hung up overnight, so make sure to bring more than two.

3-4 swim cover-ups: For the ladies, swim cover-ups are incredibly useful at a beach resort. They are great for transitioning from the beach to a nearby restaurant and provide warmth against the chilly wind after a swim.

Rash guard: good for everyone in the family. It protects from the sun. It doesn’t let you burn. You do the simple math and quickly realize it’s a very good item to bring to a beach vacation.

Shorts & t-shirts/skirts & casual dresses: Especially for the guys, shorts and t-shirts are essential. You'll wear them frequently, even pairing khaki shorts with a cozy shirt for dinner. This combo ensures comfort and relaxation during your beach stay.

Flip flops/comfortable sandals: Since you'll be walking a lot on sand and across water parks, sandals or flip flops are a must. Let your feet breathe and enjoy the feel of the beautiful, warm sands.

A nice outfit: Bring at least one nice outfit, such as trousers and a dress shirt with dress shoes or an elegant dress. Some adult-only restaurants and special events during your vacation may require formal attire. This is also a good excuse to dress nicely and enjoy the nightclub.

Sun hat: you know those big hats that almost make you look like a Samurai? Yeah, you are probably going to need one of those in a beach resort. They look stylish and they really protect from the sun. Remember, at a beach resort, the sun will be like a new member of your party for the duration of your vacation.

Beach bag: remember to pack a beach bag to take to the… uh… beach. They’re simple, lightweight and perfect for you to throw it on the sand without feeling bad for it. Put all you need inside and you are good to go.

Sunglasses: they protect your eyes from the sun. You only have two eyes, and you should love them, so keep them safe since you will be under the sun for a long time.

Sunscreen: Don't forget to pack your sunscreen! Bring your favorite one, and consider bringing more than one since you'll be using it a lot. While sunscreen is available on-site, it's much more expensive than what you're used to.

Lip balm: sunscreen and lip balm are a perfect pair. Unfortunately you can’t slather sunscreen on your mouth (or maybe you can, I don't know) so it’s a good idea to pack a Lip balm to protect against cracked lips. They’re not expensive, they are very small and won’t occupy a lot of space, so let’s put them into the essential list.

After-sun lotion: Since you'll be spending days under the sun, it's important to take care of your skin. These lotions are perfect for moisturizing your skin after sun exposure and soothing any redness or inflammation.

Some cash: there is a very good chance you won’t ever need cash during your vacation, but it’s always good to bring something in case you need to tip an additional service like a spa treatment or butlers. Cash is also used for transportation outside the beach resort. Better to be safe than sorry!

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Nice-to-haves

Bug Spray: this can be a lifesaver against those pesky mosquitoes, though in some beach resorts, it may feel like insects don't exist. Mosquitoes can be particularly bothersome during rainy seasons when humidity rises. It's usually a good idea to bring one along if you have space in your luggage.

Laundry detergent: if you plan on doing laundry during your vacation, you should bring your own detergent. Don’t pack a lot, tough. While some of the most expensive rooms may have washing machines, many do not, and using them often incurs additional charges. It's worth noting that butlers typically aren't responsible for laundry services. For shorter vacations, I’d recommend packing more shirts and skipping laundry, but the choice is yours.

Water shoes: If you plan to walk near the water, especially around rocks and corals, water shoes are essential. They protect your feet and provide added stability while exploring.

Waterproof portable speaker: Planning to enjoy Taylor Swift by the beach? Portable speakers can add to the fun. Just remember to keep the volume at a considerate level, as not everyone may share your love for “Shake it Off” at full blast.

Sand toys: Many resorts don't provide toys for kids to play with at the beach, so be sure to pack your child's favorites. They can have a blast building Cinderella's Castle against some of the world's most stunning backdrops.

Portable charger: we just know that some of us will spend 25h a day on our cellphones, taking pictures for Instagram in front of the most beautiful vistas in the world. It might be a good idea to pack a portable charger if you plan on using your cellphone a lot while you are out at the beach or just exploring.

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Should I go to Beaches Turks & Caicos?

You should already have an idea if this Beach Resort is for you. You will have a great time in Beaches Turks & Caicos if:

  • You don’t mind paying a little bit more than usual for a Beach Resort
  • You love beaches and want to experience one of the best beaches in the world
  • You want a place with a lot of things to see and different areas, like a “resort inside a resort” full of restaurants and entertainment options
  • You want to have fun with your kids and family

One of the most important things to remember is that Beaches Resorts are aimed at families. We recommend going to Turks & Caicos only if you want to have fun with your little ones. If you are planning an adults-only trip or a romantic getaway, you will have a better time at the sister brand, Sandals Resorts.

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Book your dream vacation at Beaches Turks & Caicos!

Now that you know a lot about Beaches Turks and Caicos… why not learn even more!? Yeah, our guides do not end here. We have guides about almost anything you can think of. How about the room options at Beaches & Caicos? Or the list of restaurants you can find there? We have those too. You want to know more about the activities offered? We got you covered. Wait, now you want to know about the specific pH levels of the water during June on a rainy night? We don't have that guide yet, but don't tempt us!

Feel free to message us anytime for the best deals, more information about room options, activities, or anything else you need. We'll be there for you faster than your butler reserving a chair by the pool at 4am.

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