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Turks and Caicos Islands Hotels

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

  • Lower Bight Rd. Map It
  • Grace Bay
  • Trusted Brand
  • Fodor's Choice
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2014 Hotel
Award Winner 2014

Pros

  • Great place for families
  • Gorgeous pools

Cons

  • With an all-inclusive plan you miss out on the island's other great restaurants
  • Excursions such as catamaran trip can get crowded
  • Very expensive

Updated 03/04/2014

Fodor's Review

The largest resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands can satisfy families who might be just as eager to spend some time apart as together, and a recent major expansion and renovation has made it even better. For the kids and teens, there's a children's park, waterslides, a swim-up soda bar, and even a teen disco. Parents may prefer the extensive spa, pretty beach, and scuba diving. Rooms, suites, and cottage villas are decorated in standard tropical themes, but the resort's

major draw is found outside the rooms, where there are numerous activities and a choice of dining that includes a 1950s-style diner and a Japanese restaurant. This is one of the company's top resorts, with a generally helpful staff and excellent amenities, including a water park that is one of the largest in the Caribbean. Note that nonguests can buy day passes from 10 am to 6 pm and night passes from 6 pm to 2 am to get access to all facilities, restaurants, and the water park. The Key West Luxury Village (formerly the Veranda Resort), opened in May 2013.

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Hotel Award Winner | 2012

Hotel Information

Address:

Lower Bight Rd., Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

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Phone:

649-946–8000; 800-BEACHES

Website: www.beaches.com

Hotel Details:

  • 758 rooms and suites
  • All-inclusive

Updated 03/04/2014

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Jan 16, 2014

Not great, especially for the money

This resort has a lot if absolute wonderful positives, but striking negatives. The Pros: Resort property: The property grounds are absolutely beautiful! The landscaping and buildings are beautiful and perfectly maintained (I am not talking about the rooms however). The landscaping, the restaurants, lobbies, and the beach are all perfectly maintained and you couldn't tell if this place was built last year or 20 years ago. The staff: Very

nice and pleasant. They truly want you to enjoy yourself, although we did have one bad apple (I'll go into that in the cons). The childcare/kids activities: My 4 year old daughter loved being in, what the call, camp sesame. They take them swimming, bring our characters from Sesame Street to do things like bake cookies with Cookie-monster. They have daily events like parades or shows with the characters as well once daily. The beach: great beach and weather. Turquoise waters, bathtub water with no surf. One of the nicest beaches I've been to! Catamaran sailing, water tricycles, and scuba is free (if certified, which I am). The cons: Cost: We paid $4500 for a 6 night stay in the French village, or $750 a night. This includes everything except tips for bellman, front desk, hotel transfer. You don't have to tip, but you can tell they are used to it and I don't mind. You don't tip the waiters/waitresses or childcare staff. That said, to get a beautiful resort like this, this just a little more than I would expect for a property of this quality, HOWEVER, the room is very subpar. Very small hotel rooms. The standard room includes a king and a trundle bed with no extra room and a tiny bathroom. The tile on the floor was crumbling and our 15 month old immediately tried to eat the crumbling tile. Rooms: not great at all if you get a standard room. (See last paragraph) The food: TERRIBLE! 19 restaurants that all serve basically the same food with very small differences. 90% of the food is EXACTLY the same at all the restaurants. None of the food is good at all! I didn't know you could screw up pizza and an Arnold Palmer! The staff: my son (16 months) broke a little plastic snow globe at the gift shop where it was placed on the first shelf and the said they would give us a discount, but WE BROKE IT, WE BUY IT! Property cons: like I said, it's beautiful, but all artificial. It's like Epcot at Disney. French village, Italian village, key west, Caribbean village....no local or cultural distinction. You could put this place in Cleveland in the summer (minus the beach) and you wouldn't know the difference. We moved to a villa in Key west half way through and that was much nicer. The 1 bedroom villa is much more spacious, but nowhere to put the clothes except hangers. No dressers, not a one. But very nice. However, this 1 bedroom villa starts at $1750 per night. Nice, but nowhere that nice. Same food I remind you. The resort is very secluded. We went into town one day and the people said they rarely see people leave. There's a bunch of cool island activities that would be fun. Our trip: We were switched to the key west villa after my son tried eating the crumbling tile, I was told to pay for an overpriced, plastic snow globe, and my son couldn't fall asleep because the stage for the nightly shows is in the French village and the music was pretty loud. We were upgraded for free to the fancy room, which I was not expecting or requesting. That was very nice and I'm not one to complain to expect an upgrade. I feel you should receive what you pay for, even if you don't agree with the prices. Overall, it was nice, but think it would be nicer to rent a villa at the Ritz in st Tomas and bring our sitter. The only way I would come back, is if I would stay on a villa at $1750 per night and still go out to dinner off resort.

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