Beaches is typically thought of as a "Family" Resort but I say it's an "Everyone" resort; couples, friends and singles. My husband and I are a huge fan of this resort having first stayed here for our two week Honeymoon in 2009. We chose to stay at this resort because we wanted a resort in Provo that was all inclusive.
We were a bit Leary at first having choosing what was touted as a family resort since we are not fans of "children". During our stay though we only had two incidents of badly behaved children which is totally the parents fault for lack of discipline (one child who was about 11 years old began to pummel his Mother with his fists because his video game needed some new batteries...and Dad sat there and did nothing. Nice parenting guys...the kid is a monster). I think the amount of pools, waterpark and Kids club keeps the kids happy and entertained.
Hubby and I chose to stay in the French Village for our Honeymoon. We had a basic first floor room with a walk out (never used the walk out...too buggy). Upon arrival we were brought to the check in area in the French Village. I was impressed at the nice decor and selection of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and snacks. We both settled in with a glass of champagne as we filled out of forms. Check in was easy and not slow as it can be with such a large resort. We were informed that our room was not ready but a staff member would escort us to lunch. She brought us to Bobby D’s which is a 1950’s type diner place right by the waterpark. Yeah, both of us were not happy with this as we later found out there were other food options available that would have made a more impressive first lunch on arrival day. Despite our disappointment the food and service was very good. I love my burger and fries. Hubby was thrilled with his burger and shake. Bobby D’s later became our go to place for late night food, ice cream and yummy milkshakes.
When our room was ready we were happy with our choice. It was clean, well decorated and perfect for two people. Personally I enjoyed the location of the French Village compared to the Caribbean and Italian Villages. The French Village is quieter will less kids running around. The Italian Village is packed with kids running around and where the majority of restaurants/shops are located. We stayed in the Caribbean Village our second trip here and liked the room although it was a bit too busy for our liking being in the “main” building. I have read people say that the French village is too far of a walk; that is utter crap. From room to beach it was seven minutes walking leisurely….really. If this is too far then you are crazy.
Food for the most part is good; nothing great. Mario’s was crap every time we tried it(3 times; we bother were not happy; service was not good either. Reflections Buffet was good for breakfast and lunch; good food and service although very crowded. Kimonos was not very good; I have had excellent Hibachi and this is sub par in my opinion….the service though was very good. My meal at Schooner’s grossed me out when I found shells in my seafood risotto along with a fishy smell. My husband liked his meal here so I would say I just chose the wrong item. We ate at Arizona’s for lunch and did not like it at all..again I’m just chalking it up to personal tastes.
Sapodillas’s is incredible and one of the Adults Only restaurants on property. We had excellent service here and incredible food. I loved their Caribbean Lobster in particular. Hubby loved their ostrich steaks. It was one of our favorites during both of our trips here. Giuseppe’s was our favorite option for breakfast. It is a buffet but the food here is the best of the buffets in my opinion and the service was impeccable. We felt so loved at La Petit Chateau in the French Village; they knew our names and we had so much fun with the staff. Food was okay; maybe I’m a bit too much of a foodie but it definitely isn’t the best French food around but the appetizers and desserts are their best asset. Café de Paris became a place to grab some yummy warm crepes and delicious pastry….I definitely gained a few thanks to their tasty treats.
Bella Napoli and Dino’s served up awesome brick oven pizza that was excellent. We loved having a pizza here or taking it to the beach as a snack. Dino’s also has a self serve nacho area if you are craving nachos; My husband always is in the mood for nachos. Barefoot is not very good; we tried breakfast, lunch and dinner here and found it inedible every time so we left in search of better food.
Cricketer’s was a great place for pub grub; fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie and a good pint of Guinness. Hubby and I spent a lot of time here either grabbing a meal or enjoying some drinks. Great place!! The pool bars were always hopping but it was never a long wait for a drink. The bartenders were always friendly and happy to suggest one of their signature drinks.
The Italian pool area is the busiest due to its location and that it is the only heated pool on the property. Personally we preferred the French village pool and Jacuzzi because it was less crowded and easier to get a seat. There is a rule for children who are in diapers to wear rubber swim pants but it obviously is not enforced. Twice a “code Brown” episode occurred and closed the Italian Village pool….GROSS!!!!
The beach itself is one of the finest we have experienced in the Caribbean; crystal clear water with a bit of wave and powdery sand. Yes, the beach is public but the vendors are not intrusive and friendly. Security keeps a close eye on vendors and who is coming in/out of the resort area. We always felt safe on the beach even walking late at night from another resort restaurant.
Room service is spotty at best. Some days we would arrive at our room after 4pm and it still wasn’t made up from the morning. Towels are hard to come by at the pool and beach after 9:30am.
The Spa was very good and we had couples massages twice during our stay. Photos were very nice; we booked a sunset and beach day photo shoot with Freddy. She took amazing pictures!
We enjoyed our Honeymoon so much we returned a year later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting Beaches all-inclusive Turks & Caicos vacation for the whole family. A 45,000 square-foot waterpark; four magnificent villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West; a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street(R) characters, the new Xbox(R) Play Lounge and a sizzlin' teen disco, Liquid at Beaches-all located on one of the world's best beaches.19 Specialty dining options with everything from Caribbean to Japanese, Italian to French, Seafood to Sushi•7000-sq-ft retail village offering guests" high-end jewelry, fashion, candies, souvenirs•Our very own Pirates Island themed aqua-playground hosting one of the Caribbean"s most comprehensive water parks featuring nine slides, lazy river, surf simulator, water cannons, cranks and spray features•Kids of all ages can enjoy fun and games with Elmo and friends in our Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street(R)•X-BOX(R) Play Lounge with plasma screens and the latest games on the market •Voted Beaches Resorts "World"s Leading Family All-Inclusive" 14 years in a row•Voted Beaches Turks & Caicos "Turks & Caicos Leading Resort" for the 4th year in a row•Voted Beaches Turks & Caicos "The Caribbean"s Leading Family All- Inclusive" for the 2nd year in a row•Six Star Diamond Award- Beaches Resorts "Keeping it Green", American Academy of Hospitality Sciences•Six Star Diamond Award- Beaches Turks & Caicos for the Italian Village•Five Star Diamond Award- The Resort, Le Petit Chateau Restaurant and Mario's Restaurant ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beaches Turks Caicos Providenciales
- Beaches Turks And Caicos
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