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Known for its award-winning white sand beaches, snorkeling and scuba diving, Turks and Caicos is the ultimate destination for families looking for fun in the water, sand and sun. However, when it comes to accommodations, not every place is fit for families, especially if on a budget. But with our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Turks and Caicos for families, you’ll be on your way to creating fun family memories in no time.
Just south of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos islands are renowned for their beautiful beaches, snorkeling and scuba diving on the third largest barrier reef in the world. For families looking for family time amongst turquoise waters, white sands and immaculate views, it’s one of the best family vacation destinations.
However, Turks and Caicos can be pretty pricey. That said, if you want to save some bucks while traveling with a family, it may be more cost effective to go the all-inclusive route.
While Turks and Caicos is home to a number of all-inclusive family resorts and hotels with inclusive packages, not all are fit for families. Here’s a roundup of the 7 best all-inclusive resorts in Turks and Caicos for your family island getaway.
Lower Bight Rd.
The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Located on the #1 rated Grace Bay Beach, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort is the ultimate all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos no matter what your age. With five different villages giving the ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West, you’ll feel as though you’re on five vacations in one.
With all that there is to do and see on the resort, it will be almost impossible to get bored. In addition to the breathtaking 12-mile beach, there are also 10 freshwater swimming pools, four whirlpools and a scuba diving pool. Water adventurers can enjoy water sports such as Hobie Cats, paddle boards and kayaking. Kids can easily spend the day splashing around at Pirate’s Island, a 45,000 square foot waterpark with waterslides, a lazy river, swim-up bars, a surf simulator and poolside activities.
When you need a break from the water, there’s beach volleyball, basketball, tennis and pool tables and a fitness center. The littlest ones in the family will surely have a smile on their face when they see their favorite Sesame Street characters walking around the resort. It’ll feel like a dream come true when they find out that they can bake with Cookie Monster or make puppets with Bert and Ernie! Meanwhile, teens and tweens will find plenty to keep entertained in the Kids Club with programs for ages 0-17. My eight-year-old son could probably spend hours just in the XBox play lounge! There’s plenty of live entertainment for mom and dad as well.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite from it all, there are 21 gourmet restaurants and 15 bars to choose from including two food trucks. Not even picky eaters like my son can complain that there’s nothing to eat!
Why Beaches Turks & Caicos is great for families:
- 45,000 square foot waterpark with features for all ages
- Kids camp with certified nannies including an infant program, teen program and special needs program
- Private babysitting services available
- Roundtrip airport transfers
Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Island
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos that the entire family can enjoy without breaking the bank, the Alexandra Resort needs to be on your list. In addition to its excellent all-inclusive amenities for the whole family to enjoy, kids under 12 also eat, stay and play for free.
Located on Grace Bay Beach, you can choose to spend your day with your toes in the sand or at the pool. If you want to get active, you can choose from water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling or sailing in a Hobie Cat catamaran. Kids and adults alike will both have a blast bouncing off the water trampoline into the crystal clear waters. Prefer to stay dry? There’s also tennis, biking and a fitness center. And when you want a change of scenery, just hop on the free shuttle to its all-inclusive sister resort, the Blue Haven Resort, where you’ll also have full access.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from five restaurants and four bars, including a smoothie bar. Late night cravings can be satisfied with the 24-hour snack station. And in your room you’ll find a fridge stocked with water, soft drinks and beverages for the adults.
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The resort’s Fun Pals puts an emphasis on kids and tweens by making sure that they’re always kept entertained. One TripAdvisor mom calls Alexandra Resort an “excellent resort for families,” giving praise to the Fun Pals team: “The Fun Pals kept our children entertained the entire week from morning until night. They played in the pool, they play volleyball, soccer, basketball, trivia, board games, beach games, swam, talked and laughed together all week! I can honestly say that the fun pals would make us choose this resort over any other on Grace Bay while traveling with our children.”
Why Alexandra Resort is great for families:
- Multi-bedroom guest rooms available with either full kitchens or a mini-fridge and microwave
- Kids 12 and under stay, eat and play for free
- Special age-appropriate activities for kids, teens and tweens
- Full access to its all-inclusive sister resort
- Free wifi throughout the resort
1 Fourth Street
TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Located on the white-sand island of South Caicos, East Bay Resort is a peaceful beach resort with plenty to do to keep all ages busy during their family vacation. While not a fully all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos, East Bay Resort gives you the choice of adding an all-inclusive package.
An all-inclusive stay at East Bay Resort means beachfront guest rooms with balcony or patio, unlimited buffet-style meals and unlimited drinks. It also means complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boards and snorkel gear at its private beach. The resort is just minutes away from world-class fishing, diving and snorkeling sites. Just a short boat ride away is the world-renowned South Caicos Wall, famous for its dramatic drop from 35 to 7,000 feet. The Aquarium is also nearby for more snorkeling fun.
When you’d rather do something more relaxing at the resort, there’s the beachfront pool with a swim-up bar. There’s also an open-air restaurant, spa, fitness center and tennis court.
Why East Bay Resort is great for families:
- Ground transfers to and from airport
- Spacious multi-bedroom ocean view rooms with free wifi, full-equipped kitchen and balcony or patio
- Biking tours available for family members age 8 and up
Lower Bight Road Bldg A Grace Bay
TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
If you’re looking for a luxurious oceanfront resort to spend your family getaway, West Bay Club needs to be at the top of your list. Located on Grace Bay Beach, this resort is one of Turks and Caicos’ finest luxury boutique resorts.
With several complimentary family-friendly activities and amenities, you’ll certainly get your vacation’s worth. In addition to a full-service pool and beach, you’ll have access to a fitness center, spa and children’s program. You’ll also have access to complimentary non-motorized water sports such as paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, beach volleyball and Hobie Cats. The nearby Chalk Sound Nature Reserve is a great place for kids to learn to paddleboard for the first time. Complimentary yoga is available three mornings per week.
If you want to get off the resort for some fun, the on-site concierge can help book a family trips such as sailing, diving, horseback riding along the beach, parasailing or a trip to one of the nearby islands. You can also arrange a game of golf. Or, rent a complimentary bicycle and go for a family stroll around the grounds.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll have access to two dining options serving up international and local fare. For a fee, the resort’s pre-arrival team can also arrange for your suite to be stocked with groceries before you arrive. As a single mom with a son who has multiple food allergies, having a fully-equipped kitchen with groceries already in my room is priceless!
Why West Bay Club is great for families:
- Complimentary children’s program for ages 5-12
- Gourmet grocery list for room to be stocked with selected items prior to arrival
- Guest rooms with free wifi and a full-kitchen or kitchenette
- Complimentary water sports and bicycles for family fun and excursions together
- Photography concierge available to book family photo shoots
118 Grace Bay Rd.
Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Although not a true inclusive resort, Ocean Club Resorts is worth the mention because it includes full access to two properties: Ocean Club East and Ocean Club West. Between the amenities and activities that both resorts have to offer, it’ll be an incredible vacation for all ages.
Located on the calm, white sands of Grace Bay Beach, Ocean Club Resorts offers two pools, a spa, tennis, pickleball and complimentary water sports. A championship golf course is just a shuttle ride away, with a complimentary short-range warm-up area. When you want to head off-resort for an excursion, the resort concierge can help you plan something that all family members can enjoy.
One TripAdvisor mom called her vacation at Ocean Club Resorts a “perfect vacation” for her family: “We stayed in Ocean Club East for 7 days with our two children ages 6 and 3. The resort is quiet and peaceful, which was perfect with children. The water outside the resort is a dream. No waves and shallow water. If you are heading to Turks and Caicos Islands with young children this hotel is perfect!”
Why Ocean Bay Resorts is great for families:
- Access to Ocean Bay East and Ocean Bay West with free shuttle between the two properties
- Seafari self-guided environmental exploration game provided to all kids at check-in
- Walking distance to retail stores, boutiques, specialty food shops, bars and ice cream for the kids
- Several guest room layouts that fit up to eight family members
- Rooms with full kitchens and washer and dryers
TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Located on its own 1,000-acre private island, COMO Parrot Cay is a luxury resort for families who want to vacation in style. While not a fully all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos, there are inclusive meal plan supplements to make the most out of your family getaway.
The meal supplements at Parrot Cay include access to all of the resort’s food and beverage outlets and also include 24-hour room service. Children’s meal plans are also provided with special children’s menus. In addition to the delicious world-class cuisine, complimentary equipment is available for kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing and snorkeling. When not at the beach, you can spend the day swimming at the pool, biking or playing a game of tennis. You can also book land and water excursions as well as cultural tours and experiences.
There’s no need to worry about the kids getting bored at Parrot Cay. A kids’ club is available for children aged 4-12 (or with an adult for those under 4), to keep them entertained with play, toys, books, games, arts and crafts.
Why COMO Parrot Cay is great for families:
- Kids club (for ages 4-12) and babysitting services available
- Family beach houses and multi-bedroom suites with butler service and some with private pools
- Family pool and adults only pool
- Children’s meal plans available with selections from a children’s menu
- Weaning and nursing infant menus available
RR2H+5QX, Grace Bay
TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands
Just a short drive from the Providenciales (also known as Provo) airport, the Royal West Indies is a conveniently located family-friendly resort. While not an all-inclusive resort, it does offer some inclusive amenities. For example, there’s complimentary use of Hobie Cats and kayaks. There’s also free wifi, a library and use of beach and pool towels, lounges and umbrellas. You’ll also have access to a weekly Sunset Punch Party.
When not soaking up the sun and sand at the best beach in Turks and Caicos, you can spend the day relaxing at the pool with a book from the lobby library. Or getting spa service from the comfort of your own room. You can also head out into the ocean for one of the island’s many popular water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing or water skiing. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a visit from the resident dolphin, JoJo. The Pelican Bay Restaurant is the place to go when you want a relaxing meal or beverage by the pool.
If you want to spend some time exploring the resort, there are shops, boutiques, gourmet markets and nightlife just a few minutes away. For the adults, there’s a championship golf course just a few minutes away and a casino just around the corner.
Why Royal West Indies is great for families:
- Complimentary use of cribs and high chairs
- Central location near airport and on Grace Bay Beach
- Spacious multi-bedroom suites with full kitchens and separate living and dining room areas