My husband, I and our 4 year old daughter returned to Beaches TCI on May 12-19, 2010. Our last visit was May 2009. Obviously we loved it so much that we returned back and we like to venture out to new places, so hopefully that in itself explains how much we love the island/resort.
Airport/Transfers – Painless both times. Tiny little airport and only airport in TCI so the stars like Bruce Willis use it. Beaches is awesome at making your wait minimal once you step outside the airport. It is only about a 10 minute ride to the resort. This is a huge bonus. The beaches in Jamaica are over an hour ride.
Resort Accommodations Breakdown:
Caribbean Village ~ Oldest Section in the Resort
You have the main building which is the lowest priced rooms. I have never been in any of the rooms, but appears most have nice balconies. Excellent location in the resort.. pretty much right in the middle of it all.
The Parrot Cay Suites look nice and back up to the Italian Village where you can quickly get to the Italian pool and Mario’s for breakfast every morning. Also close to the beach.
The Governors Suites are currently our favorite. We stayed in the Italian Village last year and prefer the Governors Suite in The Caribbean Village. We got the 3rd building from the beach and know we would have been even happier in the 1st or 2nd building but still enjoyed our location. The balcony here is the biggest of any room in the entire resort. The room is very spacious and nice, but the balcony won it for us. If you are trying to decide between this suite and one in the Italian Village, the main differences are: The Italian Village is newer and nicer in a “new” kind of way, but the balconies are small and there is a lot of noise with the huge Italian Pool. The rooms do have the X-box station where the CV suites do not. Also, the IV have bunk beds w/ a trundle that can accommodate 3 kids vs. the CV just has a bed w/ trundle to accommodate 2 kids. The CV is just much quieter and quainter. The IV feels to ‘large hotel’ like. That is just my opinion and hopefully I described it so you can decide what is more important to you.
French Village ~ Next newest section
We have never stayed here, but spent a lot of time here this year. In other reviews is seems like people either love it or hate it. It is a very lovely area and has a quieter feel like the Caribbean village suite area. People say it is too removed, but really – it is just the furthest removed from the beach. It is very close to the Water Park and nightly entertainment and has an awesome pool with beautiful columns and zero entrys. The only downfall is I think they start up activities at their pool at 11a, so we would always go right after breakfast and move on by activity time.. Unless that is your thing! I just wish they would keep the activities at the Iguana pool and leave the other pools alone. I think this village would be ideal for those with older kids since it is so close to the water park and the X-Box room and pre-teen/teen activities.
Italian Village ~ Newest section
Wow – they have done an awesome job in this new section. The pool is like nothing I have ever been to. It is huge and has zero entries everywhere. Definitely our favorite pool, but also the busiest. We never had issues with chairs like other reviews, so maybe they are getting better about being so reserve happy. The rooms are beautiful but not overly spacious and again, the balconies are small and not peaceful. In my opinion, this section is overrated. We were so much happier in the suites in the Caribbean Village.
Restaurant Breakdown: *Listed in order of our preference
Le Petit Chateau ~ We went our first year when our 20 year old son was with us and could watch our daughter. This was awesome food! Wish we could have gone back this year.
Mario’s ~ By far our favorite for breakfast. It is a buffet, but they have a little bit of everything and an awesome omelet/egg station. They are also awesome for dinner. They have the best lamb chops.
Schooners ~ Great seafood and nice outside dining close to the ocean.
Barefoot by the Sea ~ Really cool experience to dine in the sand and close to the ocean. Good food and the best deserts! Great place for you 1st night since the sand can become old after you have been there for days.
Kimonos~ Good / Typical Hibachi food. Most all chefs are really fun and upbeat. Fun experience. Make reservations early in your trip.
Arizona’s ~ Our favorite for lunch. Awesome Jerk chicken. It is great when you’re at the beach and ready for lunch because it is just steps up from the beach and you will want a cover up but can sit outside and still not be totally dry. They have a smoothie station here and a kids grill with hamburgers/hotdogs/chicken nuggets/fries/mac and cheese. Nice salad bar inside.. so something for everyone. Very quick grab and eat lunch. We never have had dinner here so I can’t review dinner.
Cricketers ~ We really like it here even though it is low on our list. Awesome Shrimp curry. The patio didn’t seem really shaded, so it is somewhere you will want to eat inside. It was a nice change to mix dinner options up. They also have lots of TV’s for sports for the sport nuts. Really cute atmosphere.
BELLA NAPOLI PIZZERIA ~ Very good pizza. I talked with some East Coast pizza fanatics which they felt like they were going to be disappointed and said they were pleasantly surprised. This is a great quick lunch option. Have someone in your party go order it and then come back in 15 minutes to pick it up. Eat it by the pool, beach or back at your room. Nice option
Bobby D’s ~ Cute environment – Located in the waterpark. We never had lunch or dinner, but a great place for snacks. They have self – serve cookie’s, ice cream and popcorn and drinks in the back.
Sushi Bar ~ According to other reviews that claimed this to be bad sushi, we opted not to try it and noticed there was never very many people here.
SAPODILLA'S ~ Adults only – we didn’t get to go.
Reflections ~ One of our least favorites. We tried breakfast here one morning and it wasn’t bad, but didn’t have near the options of Mario’s and was just so crowded and hard to get our food. We also had lunch here one day and the food was just very average.
Giuseppe’s ~ Didn’t like it at all! It is a shame, because it has an awesome patio over by the French pool and close to the nightly entertainment, but the food here is not just average it is bad. As you can see, most everywhere else has good, great or at least average, but for some reason, this is just not good food at all.
We have been on many excursions where you are funneled into a van with a drive to a boat with 10 or more other people and those are ok.. just ok. But we went out with Captain Kwee on a private boat tour and loved it! We made it totally customized to what we wanted. We went 3 islands and had the most awesome time. Captain Kwee is a native TCI and has been a captain for 13 years. He has taken out heavy hitters like Bruce Willis and Michael Douglas. There is a time of the year where he will dive for lobster for you and then cooks it up for you on the beach. We want to do that next time. I don’t think his boat had his company name on it and he pulled right up to the Beaches Resort beach and we jumped in and took off. It is roughly $200/hour, but you see 2-3 times as much as you would on a regular excursion. His contact info: 649-946-5778 or 649-346-2501.e-mail at email@example.com
Weddings ~ Beautiful settings for weddings, but it seemed like many of them were so close to walking paths where people were constantly walking by with loud kids and whatever. If you are booking a wedding and don't have children attending, I would totally book somewhere like Sandals St. Lucia. But again, they looked beautiful and the receptions were so pretty with the new Martha Stewart deco. Just be prepared for lots of passer byers!
- 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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