beaches turks and caicos review

Is Beaches Turks and Caicos worth the cost?

In this episode I’m talking about the all inclusive resort, Beaches Turks and Caicos. With 9 reasons why Beaches Turks and Caicos is worth the cost and 2 reasons it may not be the vacation of your dreams.

Did you know that Mike and I got married at Beaches Turks and Caicos in 2011? It’s also the reason I started our business making custom maps for anniversary gifts printed on cotton. You can read more about our story here and watch our shop video here.

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We have been to Beaches Turks and Caicos a total of 5 times since that big day and we even recently renewed our vows for our 7th wedding anniversary in 2018.

As we have been there quite a bit, it’s clear to see that we’re partial to the resort and island. However, we have seen the place grow dramatically over the years in terms of popularity, which has recently started to turn us off. But before I get to that, lets talk about all of the 9 reasons as to why Beaches Turks and Caicos is worth the cost.

  1. The staff are hands down the best we’ve dealt with in any of the Sandals resorts. 
They are friendly, they go above and beyond. They remember you, year after year. We’ve made good friends with many of them.
  2. The sheer size of the resort will have you wishing you had more time to see and do everything. It’s like a city in-itself. With, 22 dining options, 5 villages, there really is something for everyone. We also find that the walking we do on this vacation allows us to eat and drink all-inclusive style without gaining weight! A bonus for us because we like to be active. This is a con for some that don’t like to walk or can’t for any number of reasons. For those in that situation, the staff will cart you around on large golf carts to hold you and your clan.
  3. The food and drinks. We’re not foodies, but we have not had a bad meal in any of the vacations we have spent at this resort. We have been there when no one was on the resort and had the restaurant to ourselves to there being a wait to get into a restaurant because the resort was packed full. All occasions have been phenomenal. And — unlike what many will say about all inclusive — Beaches and Sandals in general do not water down the drinks. So be careful friends and pace yourself.
  4. The beach and the ocean. You can’t beat this beach. It may be the best beach in the world. The beach and the water is out of this world stunning. Turquoise blues you only see on post cards are real in this location. And the beach goes on for miles. You can walk and run until your hearts desire
  5. The included water activities. We had the best time taking out the hobie cat. We have always been too chicken to man it ourselves, so they’ll gladly take you for a ride. It’s amazing. Don’t pass this up. Also amazing is the glass bottom boat tour and the adults only boat cruise. However, the latter is only available to concierge guests.
  6. Yes, it’s family friendly… For some that’s the best thing going. For us, we’re a no-kids family. So we like to have adult only time. In the beginning of our Beaches Turks and Caicos experience– way back in 2011 —  we found it was easy to get away from kiddos. They do have a kids camp and a lot of parents take advantage of that. However, as the resort gained popularity, the crowds grew and now we find it’s near impossible to have adult only time. This is a pro or con depending on your view point.
  7. BONUS 1: Snorkel destination in walking distance. If you walk down the beach to the left, you’ll stumble across a protected snorkel area. You can take your included snorkel gear and trek up there yourself to experience it. It’s a must see. And while you there…
  8. BONUS 2: You have to visit the Somewhere… Bar. This gem was a new find for us in 2018 and we were pleasantly surprised that we walked up there twice.
  9. BONUS 3: The island is safe. The town is awesome. The people are friendly. Go out and explore. Go see Taylor Bay. Paddle board the mangroves. Rent a car. Eat local. Play with puppies.

Okay, now to the cons. Well, I only have 2 and they’re both people related.

  1. As of 2018. There are too many people. Too many kids. Too many large groups. The word got out on how amazing this place was and now the sheer amount of people has ruined it (it our minds). We wish the resort would run at 50 or 60% capacity and take it back to the amazing resort it used to be. But we all know that won’t happen. So be prepared for dealing with a lot of people.
  2. Be selective about your room. The interior key west rooms have paper thin walls. you can hear your neighbors. And if they have kids, you’re going to be disappointed. If you have kids, you’re going to disappoint your neighbors. (Added bonus if you’ve read this far: We love the original Caribbean area, the Italian Village as long as it’s near the water with an ocean view, and the Key West Cottage style houses located in 2 story buildings.)

That concludes my review on Beaches Turks and Caicos. If you recently married there, honeymooned there or are preparing to visit there, make sure you check out our custom keepsake maps to cherish your experience for a lifetime.

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