Turks and Caicos resorts are at the southeast edge of the Bahamas archipelago, about 75-minutes from Miami by air. Forty breathtaking islands and numerous natural cays are located here. The eight major islands include Grand Turk, Salt Cay, Providenciales, and West, Middle, East North and South Caicos. The islands are renowned for glorious scenery, exciting tropical adventures, beautiful beaches, and best of all, world-class accommodations. From guest rooms to immense, family suites, the island has almost every possibility on offer.
Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort
Beaches Turks and Caicos (pictured above) is a sprawling resort–designed as a small Caribbean village with abundant amenities and services so guests don’t have to leave if they don’t desire to. The all-inclusive resort is a family’s beach vacation dream, featuring a waterpark measuring 45,000 square feet and three distinct and beautiful tropical villages, all with the twist of magnificent Italian, Caribbean, and French architecture. Twelve miles of pristine beach are backed by alabaster sand and turquoise ocean. This is one of the best Turks and Caicos resorts for all ages, with activity programs for toddlers to teens (think Sesame Street and a teen game garage). With six outdoor pools, 16 specialty dining spots, and a scuba diving program, it’s no wonder Beaches is one of the best resorts here.
Verandah Resort Turks and Caicos
Verandah Resorts is another resort offering an all inclusive setting mirrored by azure waters and a protected coral reef. The Grace Bay Beach location on Providenciales is ideal for this resort community, with architecture inspired by such distinct places as Key West and Nantucket. Stunning gardens and meandering paths are intertwined within the resort, passing both guest rooms and resort homes, swimming pools, restaurants, and the amazing spa. Caribbean sophistication is the feel inside guest accommodations that include private oceanfront cottages with plunge pools (the island’s only private residences). Three swimming pools and a kid’s pool, a fitness center and a full-service spa are also available. Snorkeling and scuba diving, windsurfing, kite boarding, and jet skiing are a few water sport options. Guests can enjoy bone, big game, or reef fishing, in-season whale watching, horseback riding and more.
The Ocean Club Turks and Caicos
Also on Grace Bay on the island of Providenciales, The Ocean Club Turks and Caicos is just a short walk east from Ocean Club West, the resort’s partner facility where guests enjoy all the amenities available, essentially enjoying two resorts in one. The nearby Provo Golf Club is the most popular stop on the island with easily arranged tee times directly through Ocean Club. Snorkeling and diving along the twelve miles of protected reef edging the beach offers the opportunity to explore vibrant marine life. Private trips aboard sailboats, catamarans, and powerboats are on offer each day. Visitors can also partake in something a little more active with rentals and lessons in boogie boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, and more.
Grace Bay’s condo resort features 50 generous suites with one to four bedrooms, most with magnificent ocean views through oversized windows that open fully to the view. Large balconies further emphasize the island’s beauty and offer more living space. A waterfall-shaped bridge spills over the waterfront pool. Complimentary bicycles and water-sport rentals, a seaside pavilion, and an onsite fitness center are included amenities. The famous island coral reef is located just behind the resort. Parents will rest easy knowing that menu choices are ample and, for younger ones, childcare services are available. Like many Turks and Caicos resorts, there is an onsite spa. It is open at any time, day or evening, for deep tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, aromatherapy, and more. With plenty of packages available, every day spa treatments can be a reality.