Located in the Atlantic Ocean in the Bahamas island chain, the collection of isles and keys that make up the Turks & Caicos islands are internationally renowned for their breathtaking white sand beaches, vibrant coral barrier reefs and exotic aquatic wildlife.
As such, the Turks and Caicos islands are a popular holiday destination for families looking for the ideal mix of sun, sea and snorkelling! Therefore, if you have been planning a family vacation and are looking for a resort which will cater for your newborn, young children or teenagers, then listed below are five of the best resorts in Turks & Caicos that will suit families of all shapes and sizes!
1. The Regent Grand Resort
Situated on Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, the Regent Grand resort offers a wide range of water sports, snorkelling trips and swimming lessons for children of all ages, as well as indulgent Teona Spa treatments and happy hour cocktail bar discounts for parents.
What's more, in addition to their beachfront hotel rooms the Regent Grand also provides lavish self-catered suites. Each of these suites comes furnished with an extensive kitchen complete with refrigerators, microwaves, toasters and coffee makers so that you can accommodate for all your children's dietary requirements and individual food preferences.
2. The Amanyara Pavilions and Villas
Surrounded by protected parkland, by booking a vacation in one of the Amanyara's lavish pavilions and villas your family will enjoy breathtaking views of the Northwest Point Marine National Park throughout your stay. As well as providing you with this luxurious accommodation the Amanyara also hosts a variety of sea exploration activities via its Nature Discovery Centre; thereby enabling your children to learn about the region's marine environment and meet all manner of aquatic creatures! Combine these activities with sports clubs, movie events and arts and crafts classes which will be catered to accommodate for the particular interests of the children staying at the resort on that day, and you can rest assured that your children will be entertained throughout your entire holiday.
3. The Seven Stars Resort
If you have been planning a large family holiday then the 107 luxurious condominium units at the Seven Stars resort will be able to accommodate for the needs of your entire family. These well-furnished one to seven bedroom family condominium units come equipped with granite counter kitchens, marble bathrooms and opulent entertainment facilities.
By booking a stay in one of these units, your family will also receive complimentary sailing, windsurfing and kayaking sessions as well as additional non-motorized sports activities. Combine these features with beachside views, multiple tennis courts, a large family-friendly pool and a Kid's Club program and the Seven Stars resort will serve as an ideal base from which to enjoy a lavish Turks & Caicos family vacation!
4. The Grace Bay Club
When travelling with young children it is important that you choose a resort which is based near local amenities. As this guide advises, families should; "Consider locations with good road access, transport networks and access to medical facilities". Given that the Grace Bay Club is located within walking distance of the Grace Bay Pharmacy and the Grace Bay Medical Centre which offers general medical services and a fast track option for tourists, you can rest assured that not only with your family be entertained and enthralled at the Grace Bay Club, but that they will also be safe and secure throughout your stay. Situated along 11 acres of the breathtaking Grace Bay Beach, the Grace Bay Club also hosts a Kids Town supervised program especially for 5 to 12 year olds.
This program provides your children with a variety of indoor games that they can enjoy within a colourful tree house, and the staff will also host multiple outdoor beachside activities that will introduce you children to the wonder of water sports in a safe and supervised environment!
5. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort
If you have been searching for all-inclusive family accommodation then the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort is by far the best option. This 758 room, all-inclusive resort stretches over 12 miles of beach and offers a myriad of activities to suit parents and children of all ages. Divided into several Caribbean, French, Italian and Key West themed villages, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort have created age appropriate activities to accommodate for families with children of all ages; from newborns to teenagers. For instance, their two Camp Sesame clubs offer climate controlled nurseries that are run by certified childcare professionals. These United States University accredited nannies offered individually tailored services for 0 to 4 year olds every day.
Alternatively, if you have children aged between 5 and 10 years olds then can enjoy Pirates Island's diverse range of kid's programs and games rooms with 45 Xbox games stations to suit all interests. Even if you have teenagers they will be impressed by the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort because it offers them their very own 'Liquid Teen Nightclub'; complete with soda bars, arcade games and foosball! Add in 19 on-site restaurants serving all manner of international cuisine, a 45,000 square-foot water park and supervised sports facilities, and the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort truly is an exceptional all-inclusive family-friendly resort!