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Where should you stay at Beaches Turks & Caicos?

I just came back from another visit to Beaches Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean. We spent a week here with our littles and had a fabulous time!

This family-friendly, all-inclusive resort has so much to offer. It’s located right on Grace Bay, which has been voted World’s #1 Best Beach by TripAdvisor Choice Awards year after year.

There are 21 restaurants, 15 bars, 10 pools, a 45,000 square-foot waterpark, and endless activities/entertainment to choose from.

Beaches Turks and Caicos is a large resort with four distinctly themed villages: Caribbean & Seaside, Italian, French, and Key West. It’s quite easy to walk from village to village and although there are golf carts available to use, most guests find they're not really necessary.

Regardless of which area you stay in you have access to the whole resort. So, what’s the difference between each village and how do you know which one is right for you?

When choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos, you’ll want to consider several factors like: type of room accommodations needed, price point, overall vibe, and location – proximity to the beach, waterpark, specific restaurants, favorite pool, activities, etc.

NOTE: You can click on the name of each village below to see a map.

Caribbean & Seaside Villages

A Garden Oasis with a Seaside View

  • Located on the west end of the resort

  • Steps from the beach

  • 2 pools (click here to see a video from my stay)

  • Basketball court, shuffleboard, children’s playground, pool volleyball, and an activities hut with even more options

  • Water sports center - kayaking, windsurfing, paddle boarding, hobie cats, glass bottom boat rides, snorkeling excursions

  • Restaurants:

  • Reflections (international buffet)

  • Arizona’s (Tex-Mex)

  • Schooner’s (seafood grill)

  • Bella Napoli (brick-oven pizzas)

  • *Sapodillas (Caribbean fine-dining) *16+ years old

  • Jerk Shack (Jamaican jerk specialties)

Italian Village

Old World Charm with a Tropical Twist

  • Located in the heart of the resort

  • Steps from the beach

  • Largest pool which can draw a crowd (click here to see a video from my stay)

  • Suites have a separate kids room with bunk beds and a trundle

  • Boutique retail shops

  • Restaurants:

  • Barefoot by the Sea (seafood on the beach)

  • Marios (Italian)

  • Cricketers (British pub)

  • Bombay (Indian)

  • Dino’s Pizzeria (brick-oven pizzas)

  • Courtyard Bistro (grilled favorites)

French Village

A Caribbean Paradise with a French Accent

  • Located behind the Caribbean Village

  • Furthest from the beach but conveniently right next to the waterpark, entertainment stage and main spa

  • Massive pool with a more laid back, sophisticated vibe (click here to see a video from my stay)

  • Beautiful gardens inspired by Versailles in France

  • Rooms have French balconies instead of full balconies

  • Restaurants:

  • Café de Paris (cappuccinos and pastries)

  • *Le Petit Chateau (French) *12+ years old

  • Kimonos (Teppanyaki-style)

  • Soy (sushi)

  • Giuseppe’s (Italian)

  • Bobby Dee’s (1950’s diner)

  • Food trucks at the waterpark (mac and cheese, ice cream)

Key West Village

Casual Elegance, Laid-Back Lifestyle

  • Located on the east end of the resort

  • Steps from the beach

  • Three smaller pools including an infinity pool and an adults-only pool (click here to see a video from my stay)

  • Quieter vibe with the least amount of foot traffic

  • Condo-style rooms with washer/dryer and kitchen

  • Four bedroom villa residences with private plunge pools

  • All rooms are concierge or butler level

  • Tennis courts

  • Restaurants:

  • *Sky (contemporary, rooftop) *16+ years old for dinner

  • Bayside (international)

  • Neptunes (Mediterranean)

There’s a lot to love about each village at Beaches Turks and Caicos. They all offer something special, but matching your vacation style to the right village will definitely enhance your experience.

Here are some more tips to help you decide:

Best for affordability: Caribbean and French

Best for large families: Italian and Key West

Best for beach lovers: Caribbean & Seaside, Italian and Key West

Best for pool lovers: French and Italian

Best for water sports enthusiasts: Caribbean

Best for easy waterpark access: French

Best for relaxing: Key West

Best for family activities: Caribbean and French

Best for overall location: Italian


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