Choosing Turks and Caicos as a vacation destination is a no brainer, as the cluster of tropical islands are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But when traveling with the whole family, it’s important to choose a resort that has a variety of fun and relaxing activities for both kids and adults.
From water sports such as snorkeling and tubing during the day to swanky nightlife options for mom and dad, these family resorts in Turks and Caicos should have you covered.
Beaches Turks and Caicos
Located on the extremely popular Grace Bay, Beaches Turks and Caicos has a little something for everyone. The all-inclusive resort boasts a 45,000 square-foot Pirate’s Island waterpark with kid-friendly pools, swim-up soda bars, whirlpools and lazy rivers rides. Beyond the waterpark, there are countless activities catering to both adults and kids of all ages, including fun water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, and snorkeling—just to name a few.
Tots will love splashing around with Sesame Street characters, while tweens and teens can escape to an Xbox Play Lounge or a sleek teen disco. At night, it transforms into a nightclub for adults serving up champagne and top shelf liquor, and childcare options are even available for those with little ones back in the room. And with nearly two dozen dining options at restaurants serving international cuisine, everyone’s tastes should be covered.
COMO Parrot Cay
For the ultimate in sophisticated luxury, we head to COMO Parrot Cay, which is tucked into the secluded private island and surrounded by 1,000 acres of pristine white beaches without the disturbance of cars, pollution, or streetlights. The island’s safe, private location also makes it ideal for families who want to explore other nearby Turks and Caicos Islands, or for those who just want to be pampered and lounge by the resort’s gorgeous infinity pool. Seafood lovers can rejoice, because the onsite fine dining options feature the best the Caribbean has to offer.
The resort features a unique Play by COMO concept that allows for creating memorable tailor-made family experiences with a variety of land and water activities such as exploring a plantation trail, snorkeling eco-tours, and private fishing charters. When it’s time to recharge, mom and dad can indulge in self-care with retreats, workshops, yoga classes, and spa services.
The Sands at Grace Bay
Families that like to play together will have an absolute blast at The Sands at Grace Bay. In addition to the typical onsite land and water sports amenities, the resort offers exciting excursion packages to make the most out of your vacation. Take a trip to “Iguana Island,” embark on a snorkeling and conch cruise, or enjoy nature’s light show with a Glow Worm Sunset Tour. Cap off your day by settling in for a meal at the nearby Hemingway’s, an award-winning, open air beachfront restaurant offering a casual atmosphere for children and adults.
The top-rated resort is perfect for families of all types and ages, from new parents traveling with infants or toddlers to families with school-aged children and teens. The wide variety of activities also make it a great option for those looking for a spot to host a special occasion or family reunion.
Royal West Indies Resort
You’ll know you’ve truly arrived in the tropics when checking in at the Royal West Indies Resort, where you’ll be handed a complimentary fruit punch upon arrival. As one of the first beachfront all-suite resorts in Turks and Caicos providing affordable luxury, the Royal West Indies has a long history of welcoming back visitors who come to visit time and time again.
In addition to a prime beachfront location, friendly hospitality and first-class amenities make this resort a popular destination for couples and families alike. For those who enjoy wandering off the resort, the Royal West Indies is just a hop, skip, and jump down Grace Bay Road to a number of nearby attractions and shopping areas.
Kids can enjoy a wide variety of fun, onsite activities (and don’t forget to say hello to JoJo, the resident bottle-nose dolphin) while parents can head around the corner to the Casablanca Casino or tee up on the links.
Also situated on the picturesque Grace Bay, The Tuscany is a small luxury resort offering just 30 one, two, and three-bedroom suites— all of which come situated with stunning ocean front views and feature uniquely distinctive ambiance and fun decor appealing to pint-sized travelers. Although there are no onsite restaurants, The Tuscany provides round-the-clock room service for relaxed in-suite dining, making it one of the best resorts in Turks and Caicos.
Beyond the resort’s accommodations, The Tuscany offers a number of amenities and activities such as its main, 70-foot-long, five feet deep swimming pool. Third-party excursions can be booked right with the resort’s friendly, professional customer service agents, so families can experience a number of exciting activities in the Turks and Caicos on Grace Bay and beyond. Go caving, diving and snorkeling, horseback riding, or even take a tour of Provo Conch Farm— the world’s only conch farm that guarantees a one-of-a-kind experience.