Best Turks and Caicos All Inclusive Resorts

The first time I heard about all inclusive resorts in Turks and Caicos was when a work colleague was planning a trip to the Club Med there. The Club Med, adults-only property is called Turkoise and it is on Providenciales

In fact, Providenciales is where you’ll find most of the country’s all-inclusive resorts. Providenciales is one of eight islands in this archipelago located between The Bahamas and the island of Hispaniola (home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

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These all inclusive resorts provide a travel opportunity for both families with children as well as adults looking to vacation with other grownups.

Speaking of families, our family first visited Turks and Caicos as a stop on a Caribbean cruise. However, cruise ships don’t stop in Providenciales, the focus of this article. Instead, ships go to Grand Turk, which is located about 75 miles southeast of Providenciales.

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Turks and Caicos at sunset. Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

My Turks and Caicos all inclusive resort vacation

I returned to Turks and Caicos in 2023 for a girls trip. The fact that we would be staying at an all inclusive resort made it super attractive. Being with friends was also fun, of course.

However, as someone who writes about personal finance and getting the most value for your money, I love the notion of all-inclusive resorts. You pay one price and, well, everything is included, as the name suggests.

Mostly everything is included. With every all inclusive I’ve visited — ranging from Cancun, Mexico to St. Lucia — meals and drinks were covered. However, some activities were not, such as the massage you treat yourself to at the spa. And yes I did this.

Take two on this trip

Anyway, this girls’ trip was supposed to happen for me last year. It was the whole reason I researched and stocked up on reef-safe sunscreens. However, flights were all messed up when I was supposed to travel and I never made it. I did end up taking myself to Peloton Studios New York to spend three days taking live classes to make up for my missed Caribbean vacation.

Fast forward to this year and I was determined to make this trip work. For starters, rather than flying from a smaller airport closer to where we live, I drove to Boston for a more direct flight. Should flights get canceled, I would have other options, something I didn’t have at a smaller airport.

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According to the Visit Turks and Caicos tourism website, many East Coast cities have direct flights to the main international airport on Providenciales, which is where I was flying to. This includes Boston (Jet Blue), Charlotte (American) and Atlanta (Delta). Even Southwest Airlines flies to Turks and Caicos these days.

Also, I splurged for Global Entry to make my trip back so much easier. Getting through customs is a breeze when you sign up for a Trusted Traveler program like Global Entry. Bonus: you get TSA Precheck for free, which helped on my outbound flight.

Finally, I made sure to use a beach packing list so I wouldn’t leave anything at home — including these waterproof bags below that I used to keep my iPhone and iPad safe and dry at the pool.

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Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

About Turks and Caicos

I’ve been to the Caribbean many times. Years ago I wrote a profile for Entrepreneur Magazine on Butch Stewart, the founder of Sandals Resorts. For that assignment, I visited and stayed at all-inclusive Sandals resorts in Jamaica and St. Lucia.

At that time, he was just mulling over the notion for Beaches — a family-friendly version of Sandals. Today, there are Beaches all-inclusive resorts in three locations:

  • Negril, Jamaica
  • Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Personally, my husband and I have traveled to Anguilla, The Bahamas and U.S. Virgin Islands together. Speaking of the U.S.V.I., did you know that there is a fourth island called Water Island?

Anyway, I’m no newbie to a tropical locale.

However, here’s what I have to admit: Turks and Caicos has the most gorgeous ocean I’ve ever seen. The blue green looks like a 24/7 Instagram filter — it’s that pretty. What’s also amazing is that Turks and Caicos is, in fact, in the Atlantic Ocean. You’d expect water this color in the legit Caribbean Sea. But in the Atlantic? Mind blown.

All inclusive resorts on Turks and Caicos

While Turks and Caicos don’t have as many all-inclusive resorts as some Caribbean locations like Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic or on Aruba. However, I’m confident you’ll love the options here. If you’ve never been to an all-inclusive resort, this is the perfect place to try one out.

My friends and I went to Beaches, part of the Sandals family of resorts, as I mentioned earlier. However, I’ve also included information about the one adults-only all-inclusive resort (the aforementioned Club Med Turkoise). Then, I’ll cover the remaining, notable family-friendly all inclusive resorts located on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

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Club Med Turkoise All Inclusive: Adults Only

Club Med Turkoise offers the only adults-only all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos. This resort is a veritable grownup playground with plenty of fun activities. Friends of ours traveled there this past fall for their milestone wedding anniversary.

Years ago I visited Club Med St. Lucia so I am familiar with what to expect at a Club Med resort. These range from rejuvenating yoga classes to thrilling water sports like windsurfing and sailing. I’ll bet you can learn stand-up paddleboarding at Club Med Turkoise, too.

During my Club Med stay, I signed up for daily tennis lessons. These days I’m sure this also includes pickleball. Of course it does.

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

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Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Don’t let the fact that Beaches is family friendly scare you from going with a group of adults. The only time I saw children was at breakfast in the morning or the day we spent on the lazy river, floating along with drinks in our hands.

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa offers a myriad of accommodations, from cozy suites to lavish villas, and some rooms include butler service. Note that butlers and the spa are the only places you can tip at Beaches, so put away your wallet.

There are five themed villages; a sixth was under construction during our visit. The five villages are:

  • Caribbean Village
  • French Village
  • Key West Village
  • Italian Village
  • Seaside Village

When you look at the Beaches resort on the map, it feels overwhelming, like you’ll never make it from one end of the resort to the other. But by day three, I knew the place by heart.

Even so, it does involve a lot of walking. This is a screenshot of my steps from each of the seven days I was on property.

daily steps from beaches all inclusive resort turks and caicos

The restaurants (all included in your package price) range from sushi to Indian to Caribbean. We never ate at the same restaurant twice except the last night when we decided to go back to our favorite — Sopadillas.

Also, portions are small. So that plus all the walking plus a well-appointed gym plus free watersports (including SCUBA excursions), means you will likely come home from Beaches fitter than when you first arrived.

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Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

The Palms Turks and Caicos

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The Palms Turks and Caicos is an oasis of luxury and serenity, perfect for families seeking an upscale retreat. There you’ll find stylish suites and roomy penthouses.

Relax by the infinity pool while kids have a blast at the Conch Kritters Club. For family bonding, take a Hobie Cat sailboat out on the turquoise waters or explore marine life while snorkeling.

With attentive service, delectable dining options and a beautiful beachfront location, The Palms creates a magical experience for the whole family.

Alexandra Resort All-Inclusive Grace Bay

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The Alexandra Resort is part of the Turks and Caicos Collection along with Blue Haven, mentioned below. Guests staying at the Alexandra and Blue Haven can use amenities and enjoy dining at both resorts, with a shuttle going between them.

Lounge by the pool or take a dip in the calm ocean. Like many resorts in Turks, they offer a range of included water sports, from kayaking to paddleboarding, or venture out on a snorkeling excursion.

You’ll love the local flavors at Asú on the Beach. Its family-friendly atmosphere and activities make Alexandra Resort an excellent choice.

Blue Haven Resort

On the northeastern coast of Providenciales away from Grace Bay, Blue Haven Resort offers a luxurious and serene escape. The elegant suites and penthouses boast contemporary decor and mesmerizing views.

Relax by the infinity pool or unwind at Elevate Spa. Delight in the variety of activities from deep-sea fishing to kiteboarding, or enjoy a day of island hopping with the complimentary boat shuttle to explore the nearby islands.

The resort’s signature restaurant, Fire & Ice, serves delectable dishes complemented by an ocean view. Don’t forget, guests also have access to dining at the Alexandra.

Not interested in an all inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos? There is at least one vacation rental in Grace Bay with a Peloton bike.

Portions of this article first appeared on Food Drink Life.

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