What does it take to make the perfect Caribbean family holiday? This luxury, all-inclusive resort from Beaches Resorts has it all
When you read the word paradise, what do you imagine? Rolling white sand beaches caressed by the calmest crystal clear waters? How about a place where you can leave all your worries behind and enjoy real quality time with the ones you love? We’re talking about an unforgettable tropical hideaway, the rarest of discoveries and a true island escape to the breath-taking archipelago of Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean.
Nobody knows the Caribbean better than Beaches Resorts; for the past 17 years the luxurious, family-run company has been voted as the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Resorts for Families. With a reputation like this, it will come as no surprise to find Beaches Turks & Caicos nestled along the famed shores of Grace Bay – voted the world’s best beach in the 2016 Tripadvisor® Traveller’s Choice Awards.
With outstanding facilities, a laid-back vibe and luxurious touches, Beaches Turks & Caicos promises an idyllic escape for families, without sacrificing on quality. The resort perfectly marries unsurpassed natural beauty with the latest in 21st century living. The 10 swimming pools and four whirlpools dazzle in the year-round Caribbean sunshine whilst guests hang out with ice-cold refreshments at one of the three swim-up bars. Those not lounging by the pool can be found bathing in the gloriously blue sea, or building perfectly white sandcastles along the sun-kissed Caribbean coastline.
Beneath the sparkling turquoise sea, the bay is protected by a 12-mile barrier reef and is home to a wide array of wildlife including barracudas, turtles and spotted eagle rays. It’s therefore no surprise to learn that this Turks & Caicos retreat is one of the top 10 scuba diving spots in the world. But it’s not just the natural beauty that attracts families again and again to this stunning resort. Beaches Resorts’ Luxury Included® ethos promises guests more quality inclusions than any other resort on the planet. Always located on the Caribbean’s best beaches, the unique rooms and suites accommodate families of every size, whilst their Gourmet Discovery Dining concept provides restaurant options to suit every occasion and every palate. Premium brand drinks for the adults as well as unlimited land and water sports for everyone are always all included, all unlimited, all the time.
For active sorts, Beaches Turks & Caicos truly offers its guests the very best of the best. Land lovers can keep active at the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre or try their hand at any number of sports, from table tennis and croquet to beach volleyball or basketball. Those seeking water-based fun can explore the seas, with every water sport imaginable available. Top-of-the-line equipment and professional instruction means guests can make the most of the largest water sports operation in the Caribbean. The resort’s scuba diving programme was even voted by PADI as one of the top five in the western hemisphere, offering unlimited diving – free for certified divers – and a magnificent setting for others to learn.
At Beaches Turks & Caicos, children will find they have stepped into their very own exciting adventure. Supervised VIK (Very Important Kids) Camps offer age-appropriate activities for kids of all ages and with the cast of everyone’s favourite characters from Sesame Street® around to lend a helping hand, the exclusive and themed activities for kids are sure to be extra fun. All nannies and Kids Camp staffers at Beaches Resorts are members of the International Nanny Association – America’s oldest and largest in-home childcare association – meaning around the clock care for even the littlest guests whilst Mum and Dad enjoy precious moments together. Couples can relax together in The Red Lane® Spa and enjoy signature treatments such as a couples massage, either in the Spa or at a choice location around the beautiful grounds of the resort.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Trench Town – a teens-focused games room reflecting a Jamaican vibe and urban culture – offers fun arcade games and a space to chill out and meet new friends. A cutting edge Xbox Play Lounge is a great place for guests of all ages to enjoy unlimited play, including Kinect with Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. There is also a Scratch DJ Academy where tweens and teens can learn to mix, blend and scratch on vinyl, CDs or even an iPod.
At the centre of it all is the resort’s very own Pirates Island Waterpark – the very best waterpark in the Caribbean. There are nine thrilling water slides, water cannons, pools for the littlest ones, a 650ft meandering lazy river journey as well as a state-of-the-art Surf Simulator. Additionally, swim-up soft drink bars designed specifically for children allow kids even more freedom to enjoy the all-inclusive experience for themselves.
After a long day at play, guests can retire to a sanctuary designed especially with families in mind. Accommodation options are vast and imaginative to suit every family size. Choose from over two dozen different room categories, from ocean view rooms and suites, to quaint villas in sun-washed colours, spread over 75 acres. Located in the most beautiful setting and featuring personal butler or concierge service, a stay in a Together Nest Suite® is spacious and luxurious and offers the ultimate get-together getaway.
At Beaches Turks & Caicos, the choices really are endless. The resort itself is made up of four unique villages, each with its own style and vibe – giving you four resorts for the price of one. The Caribbean Village is an abundance of authentic island architecture; where tropical gardens flank four restaurants, two pools, and a traditional boardwalk. A brief stroll leads to the magnificent French Village with Versailles-inspired gardens; a cypress-lined promenade with restaurants and cafés and a zero-entry, half-acre pool. Guests can enjoy la dolce vita at the Six Star Diamond Award-winning Italian Village, or the new Key West Village, where the laidback rhythms of the island, stunning beachfront villas, expansive suites and a sprawling piazza with boutiques and restaurants await. Beaches Turks & Caicos also offers retail therapy in the shape of a 7,000 sq ft retail village with designer jewellery and fashion, confectionary, perfumes and souvenirs – all at duty-free prices.
For those keen to venture further afield, Beaches Turks & Caicos can also arrange an adventure excursion by land or sea with Island Routes Caribbean Adventures – the world’s leading Caribbean attraction company. Try a catamaran trip, deep-sea fishing or a scenic sail to Little Water Cay to see the endangered rock iguanas. Adults can even relax on a romantic sunset cruise away from the kids.
Make memories that will last a lifetime at Beaches Turks & Caicos – your very own family paradise. For more information on Beaches Resorts call 0800 022 3233 or visit beachesresorts.co.uk.