Turks and Caicos, one of our favorite destinations, may have only a half-dozen all-inclusive resorts, but most are located on one of the world’s best beaches and there’s something for every kind of traveler, whether that’s staying with a big brand-name resort chain, chilling out in a boutique-style hotel, or running away to a private island.
Set behind the sand dunes on the far west end of Grace Bay Beach, this low-rise hotel resembles a private beach bungalow as much as a resort, and with just 21 rooms, you’ll never have to wait for a seat at the beach bar or a lounger on the beach (in fact, beach chairs are preassigned by room). This petite hotel has a charming courtyard restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a smoothie bar when you’re feeling healthy and a champagne and caviar bar for indulging. Guests can walk to the Alexandria or take a free shuttle to the Blue Haven for more dining options (both are part of the Turks and Caicos Collection of all-inclusives).
The most exclusive all-inclusive resort in Turks & Caicos is located on a private island a short air hop from Providenciales (Provo). Individual beach houses with private pools overlook a deserted beach, and it’s a good thing that the dining options include 24-hour room service, because you may not want to leave. If you do decide to softly break your solitude, however, you can walk or take your personal golf cart to the nearby restaurant and bar or cruise around to your heart’s content from one end of the island to the other, discovering deserted beaches, historic ruins, abandoned villas, and more. Fishing trips and lunch on a deserved sandbar are among the must-do experiences.
Beaches Turks and Caicos
The top choice for families looking for an all-inclusive vacation in Providenciales, Beaches Turks and Caicos is organized as five separate “villages” sharing a 45,000-square-foot waterpark and a long stretch of Grace Bay Beach. The international theming of the resort villages — including Caribbean, Italian, French, and Key West — is matched by the multiethnic dining options at the resort’s 21 restaurants: it would literally take weeks to try them all. The typically extensive roster of room options includes top-floor Together Nest Suites, exclusive to the Turks & Caicos resort, feature butler service and oversized terraces and patios overlooking the beach and the Caribbean Sea.
Club Med Turkoise
They used to call Club Med “the antidote to civilization,” and while that may not really be the vibe at this full-service resort any more, it’s definitely the cure for too many loud kids splashing in the pool. That’s because the Club Med on Grace Bay is adults-only and recently spruced up with a new resort center, pool, rooms, and more. Guests aren’t overwhelmed with dining choices but there are fine-dining and beach bar options to match your mood, as well as a wine cellar offering the option to sample some premium vintages. Diving, tennis instruction and play, and sailing are among the array of included land and sea sports and activities offered.
The largest of the four Turks & Caicos Collection all-inclusive resorts on and near Provo, the Alexandra enjoys a central location on Grace Bay. Poolside pizza is just one of the dining options at the resort, which also counts seafood and Jamaican jerk eateries among its five restaurants and four bars. Guests also are invited to enjoy the amenities at two sister resorts — the boutique Beach House further down the beach and the Blue Haven Resort, located at the marina in the private Leeward community. Snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing are among the inclusive activities at the resort. Room options range from studios to family friendly two- and four-bedroom suites (kids 12 and under stay free, too).
Blue Haven Resort
Blue Haven is the all-inclusive resort for travelers who want all the amenities of a full-service hotel with a little distance from the beach crowds. Located in the private community of Leeward, the resort has multiple restaurants, a lagoon style beach, and a full slate of water sports, plus easy access to the dive shop and aquatic excursions departing from the Blue Haven Marina. And if you want some time on Grace Bay Beach, the resort shuttle will have you at the Alexandria resort in just minutes.