Beaches Turks and Caicos Hotel Review + Travel Diary
If you follow me on Instagram (@baileyschwartz), you know I recently took a trip to the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos and had the opportunity to stay at the amazing all-inclusive resort, Beaches Turks and Caicos. It was my first time on the island and I was absolutely blown away. From the stunning turquoise blue waters (they are so blueeee), to the service and hospitality, I know I’ll be returning for vacation again very soon!
Our girl’s trip included my girlfriend Vanessa (@thecheekybeen), Dede Raad (@dressupbuttercup), and Emily Herren (@champagneandchanel). We had the best time exploring the resort, trying out SO many different restaurants and types of food, as well as soaking up the sun in the many pool and beach front locations. It was definitely a trip for the books and one I will never forget!
You all have been asking a lot of questions about the resort, so I thought it would be helpful to share an in-depth review of the resort including what I thought of the rooms, food/restaurants, amenities and overall service. It’s definitely one of my favorite all-inclusive resorts I’ve ever been to, so if you have a trip on the books already, I know you will not be disappointed.
Overall, I would say this resort is best suited for families, and I’m really looking forward to bringing kids back to the resort one day. Though, I loved that there was an adult only section of the hotel, including a pool that was a lot more quiet than the other pool locations. If you have a trip booked here for your honeymoon, I’d recommend staying in the Key West village, as the rooms are very nice and it gives you quick access to the adults-only pool.
Vanessa and I roomed together during the trip, and our villa was located in the Key West village of the resort. In my opinion, the Key West village is the more luxurious of all the village areas and the rooms are much bigger. Dede and Emily had a room in the Caribbean village, which was also very nice but they didn’t have as much common area space as we did so we spent a lot of time on our side of the property. Hint: If you’re going for blogging, this area has amazing colorful buildings, so would be great for shooting photos!
I shared a full room tour on stories, so hopefully you were able to get a full view of our room and an idea of the space we had. Our suite included a complete living room and kitchen (with a fully stocked mini bar I might add!), as well as a king suite and complete bathroom with a tub. There was enough room for a couple and two kid’s sleeping on the pull out sofa if you’re traveling as a family. Overall, we were really happy with our room experience and know Dede and Emily were as well.
If I’m being honest, I’m often hesitant of all-inclusive resorts because I LOVE food and put a lot of pressure on the restaurant quality and selection of resorts. I’m always worried that the food will be produced in mass production and not as high of quality. That was not the case with Beaches Turks and Caicos. Every restaurant we went to had outstanding food, and I was highly impressed with the variety of selection as well as the top shelf alcoholic beverages.
Not to mention, we were told there are 21 restaurants on the property, so I don’t think you would ever get bored by all of the options. We didn’t try them all unfortunately, but we had the opportunity to try several of the restaurants on the property, and here are my overall thoughts:
- Sopadillas – This is the Caribbean restaurant serving local cuisine that came highly recommended to us. I personally am not a fan of Caribbean style food, but I loved the plantains!
- Cafe de Paris – This is the pastry/coffee cafe located in the French village and it is a must-do, any time of the day! They always serving fresh iced lattes and the yummiest desserts
- Neptunes – Unfortunately, the day I tried to eat breakfast here the restaurant was closed, but Dede and Emily swore by it and said it was the best breakfast they had on the property.
- Mac and Cheese Food Truck – Serving different variations of mac and cheese. We ate here for lunch and it’s really yummy if you’re a mac and cheese fan. I had the seafood mac and cheese but I tried the buffalo mac and cheese and that was definitely my favorite.
- Le Petit Chateau – Vanessa and I ate here for breakfast and thought this was the best breakfast buffet on the property.
- Kimono’s – This is the only restaurant that you need a reservation for. It’s a Japanese restaurant where they cook in front of you. Probably my favorite of all our dinners and they also had the best cocktail menu.
- Schooner’s – This dinner was a close second in my book and the scenery almost pushes it to first. The food was amazing (seafood and steak), and the restaurant is located right off the beach so it’s a great dinner view during sunset. Not to mention they have really good sushi here at lunch, too!
- Barefoot By The Sea – Vanessa and I ate dinner here. It’s an open grill restaurant, and shoes are not required. You eat at picnic tables with your toes in the sand. Really good breakfast!
I am not exaggerating when I say Beaches Turks and Caicos was the size of a college campus, lol! It truly was a complex and I was shocked by how much of an entertainment venue it was. There was something to do at every turn and an endless selection of restaurants and activities. It almost felt like a mini amusement park, especially in the more kid-friendly areas of the resort.
The resort includes multiple villages (where your rooms are located), and all of the restaurants and activities in each area are themed around those villages. For instance, the French village had the most amazing french bakery and the decor around the pool looked like you had stepped into a French countryside. I loved walking around and checking out all the architectural features of each village. It made for a great variety of blog pictures, too which was a great plus for the photographer in me! 🙂
If you’re traveling with children, there is no way they would get bored at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Better yet, most of the activities are included, which definitely helps with the budget on a family vacation. The resort includes a pirate-themed waterpark complete with water slides, a lazy river and food trucks (I took advantage of the ice cream truck myself!).
One of my favorite activities we got to do was the catamaran sail. It’s about a 15 minute ride out into the ocean, and you have an attendant who drives the sailboat for you. It was just enough time to get a taste of the water and enjoy the ocean prior to heading back to layout at the beach. I highly recommend you take advantage of this as well as the kayaks and other beachside activities.
I can’t say enough about the service level of the hotel and staff. This was very clear upon first arriving at the hotel. Vanessa and I traveled with multiple bags given that we were shooting our Summer look book at the hotel, and we didn’t touch them again until they were perfectly placed into our rooms upon check in.
Let me start by saying that upon arrival we were greeted with several cocktails prior to getting settled into our room. In addition, the hotel voluntarily upgraded us to the luxurious Key West village without any charges to us, and offered to bring us lunch since our room wasn’t ready yet. They were very apologetic of this even though we arrived at 12pm and check in wasn’t until 4pm.
Last but not least, we were personally escorted by our sweet friend, Jude, by golf cart because the staff insisted we not have to walk to our room. Upon arrival at our room, Jude gave us a complete room tour, walking us through all of our amenities available to us in our room. He then proceeded to bring us an extra bottle of champagne for our morning mimosas and a bottle of liquor or our choice on the house. I also want to mention that he made sure to check in on us several times throughout our stay to ensure we were having a great experience.
I’ve never received service like this at a resort, so I was highly impressed with how they went above and beyond. This is only one of the many positive service experiences we received during out stay.
You may have heard of the Beaches Resort brand in the past. They also have locations in Jamaica and their sister company, Sandals, is better known as an adult-only, honeymoon all-inclusive brand. This trip definitely made me want to look into other Beaches and Sandals locations, and consider them for another trip. Overall, we had an amazing trip and we’re very happy with the experience. If you have any questions I didn’t cover in this hotel review, please feel free to leave me a comment below or shoot me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thanks for stopping by to read! If you take a trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos in the future, I’d love to hear what you think! xoxo.
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