Recently, I posted Part I of a post describing our unforgettable trip to Beaches Turks & Caicos, featuring their newest edition, Key West Village. The Beaches Resort has officially pulled out all of the stops when it comes to family travel, making it a truly memorable vacation. It wasn’t until I took a tour that I realized the scale of the resort, and the diversity of each village. Divided into 4 sections (Key West, Italian, French, and Caribbean), each with unique charm, and plenty of amenities. It’s basically four resorts in one, and we spent equal amounts in each.
Beaches all-inclusive covers all water sports diving program, and even the kids club. Its clear that Beaches wants their guests to be worry-free the entire time, and the Kids Club/Camp Sesame allows parents to share some alone time, while their young ones have fun under the supervision of trained professionals. Even the minutia of dealing with towel cards has been eliminated.
Beaches Turks and Caicos has 19 international restaurants, all of which are prepared to work with any type of food allergy. Upon meeting the head Chef, I was beyond impressed by how well-versed they were in the many types of soy, nut, and gluten allergies. In addition, you can request just about anything, and are super accommodating to specific palettes, making it easy when dining out.
My children’s absolute favorite part of the resort was Pirates’ Island, one of the region’s largest waterparks. With ten twisting and turning water slides, a SurfStream simulator that lets you ride the waves like a pro, and a lazy river, is fun for kids of all ages. Jason and I even tried out the surf simulator and had an absolute blast!
For older kids, Beaches offers an Xbox Play Lounge, Scratch DJ Academy allowing your tweens to make music and scratch on vinyl albums, and the ultimate party- Liquid at Beaches, where kids under 21 can enjoy a their very own nightclub complete with mocktails.
Camp Sesame is included with your stay and offers different types of care catering for babies, toddlers, tweens, and pre-teens. Opened daily from 9am-9pm, you can chose how many hours you would like to drop your kids at camp. Throughout the day, some of the Sesame Street characters will visit camp to play with the children. Camp activities include swimming in the toddler pool, shell collecting, face painting, treasure hunts, puppets, costume time, magic shows, and sand castle building.
Another highlight of our trip was breakfast with the Sesame Street characters. Characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Zoe, and others greeted the children at their tables, where they were allowed photo ops; and after breakfast, the kids had a mini dance party with all of them. For the first time, Siella was not afraid of the characters, and Gemma was obsessed. These special breakfasts are available Monday and Thursdays at 8am.
During the evening hours, the Sesame Street characters will also put on shows and as well as host a parade throughout the resort.
The resort offers six different pools, with three swim-up bars, and we made sure to make a splash at all of them. Since my children are at a young age, we spent most of our time at the beach and pool, but there are a number of water sports available, such as snorkeling, windsurfing, aquatrikes, waterskiing and more.
And for special pampering, Beaches features the Red Lane Caribbean Spa, offering luxurious services including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, scrubs and more. The spa uses exclusive Red Lane botanical products and essential oils, which is sure to relax and rejuvenate guests.
Beaches Turks and Caicos has truly been an incredible vacation for my family and I. My kids are still talking about and probably will for time to come. Beaches really understands what families need to make for a truly seamless time!