Everyone in our group had chosen to book in the Caribbean section of Beaches Turks & Caicos. My understanding is that this is the oldest part of the resort… making it the cheapest! Before we left I had read a couple reviews that had me worried that my I-only-sleep-in-the-room approach to booking vacations may backfire on me.
To my relief the room ended up meeting my basic vacation requirements: a comfortable bed, cold air conditioning, and adjustable shower temperature. The room resembled a typical hotel room with 2 double beds and a chair that could be converted into a bed. My two sons refuse to sleep in the same bed so a quick coin flip earned the youngest the open double bed, and the oldest was relegated to the chair-bed.
During the week we were there we only had one “problem” with the room. The TV stopped working. While my kids saw this as a major problem, I didn’t. In fact, I never even let the resort know we were having an issue. Every time the kids complained, my wife or I would simply say, “I did not bring you to Turk & Caicos to watch TV!” After hearing it thirty or forty times they stopped complaining about it.
A nice feature of the room was the amount of storage space. All four of us were able to empty our suitcases into the closet and drawers provided. Now empty, the smaller suitcases stowed easily under the bed, and larger suitcases fit next to one of the beds. The bathroom had ample counter space so we could set out our stuff and leave it out all week.
The accommodations at Beaches Turks & Caicos are broken into four themed sections. The sections are: Caribbean, where we stayed, Italian, Key West, and French. Each section could really be its own resort with pools, bars, and restaurants. As four resorts rolled into one we had unlimited access to each section. Throughout the week we tried each section, but eventually found a “spot” that our group kept going back to (more on this later).
Beaches Tip. One of the friends that we traveled with is a travel agent. She was able to take the “agent tour” while we were at Beaches Turks & Caicos. After seeing rooms in each section, her opinion was that the Italian section had the nicest rooms.
One of the things I casually observe when I am staying at a resort is the maintenance activity going on around me. This says a lot about the quality of the resort’s facilities. Not just now, but also into the future. Resort maintenance is like Goldilocks. No maintenance activity is a sign that a resort is headed into decline. Too much maintenance is a sign that the resort is recovering from a period of decline. Just right activity means the resort values the upkeep of their facilities.
Beaches Turks & Caicos showed all the signs of “just right” maintenance. One day we returned to our room after a day at the pool and the color of our building had changed. Another day, the bushes by the stairs to our room were gone and replaced with new, better-looking landscaping. It was also obvious that the grounds team took great pride in maintaining the landscaping around the property.
Examples of landscaping around Beaches Turks & Caicos
I bring this up to say that our experience with the facilities at Beaches Turks & Caicos was excellent. From our room, to the pools, to the restaurants, to the miscellaneous places to hang out spread around the property; I never thought, “They really need to fix that”. This gives me confidence that if you are reading this blog post five years from now, there is a very good chance you will experience the same quality facilities that we did.