Well I just took my family to Beaches Turks and Caicos for a week, actually a little longer, thanks to Hurricane Irene, but I wanted to give you my take on the resort and the area. I have tried to include a lot of authentic pictures and videos in my review. I hope you enjoy my posts on Beaches Turks and Caicos all inclusive resort. Here is my introduction video with the beautiful Beach behind me.
The Beach: Wow!
I think everyone that visits the beach here in Turks and Caicos says the same thing. Wow! And maybe a few other things not intended for children’s ears. The beach is as amazing as you have seen in any pictures. The water is crystal clear turquoise, and there are many natural reefs great for snorkeling, within swimming distance of the beach. The water is usually very calm here, and you don’t have to worry about too many big waves. The Sand is very soft sugar white, and looks like a post card picture up against the light blue water.
I do wish the beach was a little deeper at Beaches. Some resorts, like Beaches Negril, have a very deep beach, what I mean by deep, is that there is a large beach area from behind the resort to the water. A deep beach gives you more room for chairs and beach beds without being congested. I would say that there are areas of the beach at Beaches Turks and Caicos that can get crowded and congested. Keep in mind that we were here during full capacity, and this is one of the most popular all inclusive family resorts in the world.
Our family liked to hang out at either end of the beach because it seemed to offer a little more room and less congestion to play in the sand or just sunbath. The weather was of course beautiful the entire time we were there (until Hurricane Irene). We had warm temps and lots of sun every day. I appreciated the cooler evenings as there isn’t a really high level of humidity on this island.
A Little Break From The Sun
The sun was pretty much always shining, which is a great thing, but sometimes it was nice to just lie down and read a good book, like I did. I read “The Help” on our vacation. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I hope the movie is as good as the book was. In order to read a book on the beach comfortably, for me anyway, I like some covering from the sun. There are plenty of beach beds to lie on, but not enough covered beach bed areas. If you want to make sure you have a covered beach bed, you need to get up around 7:00am and put a towel down on the chair you wish to save. Of course if you have butler service, you could have your butler save one of these for you in the morning. We did not have a butler this time, and my husband Lou did get up early and save us some covered seats. He had better luck on the far end of the resort’s beach in front of the Italian Village, than finding things available in the middle part of the beach.
Plenty of Area to Swim
There is plenty of swimming area for everyone in the warm blue water, but the water gets deep quickly, so you will want to make sure that your children are good swimmers, or have some float devices with them. I did see a seven or eight year old swim out far to the buoy line all by himself and back, but it did make me nervous.
A National Sea Park
One interesting fact is that, where Beaches is, on Grace Bay, the whole Bay is a national sea park, and has a lot of protection laws on the fishing and boating that can be done on the water. In fact, due to Beaches all-inclusive resort being located in a National Sea Park, they do not include water skiing, or a banana boat in their water sports. The resort manager explained that not having these water activities helps stay with the “green” focus of the Sandals and Beaches Corporation. Sandals and Beaches are very environmentally conscious.
Look for my next post, I will review the Pools at Beaches Turks and Caicos all inclusive Caribbean resort.
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