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14 Top-Rated Family Resorts in Turks & Caicos

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Jun 13, 2019

With warm, crystal-clear, turquoise water backing one of the world's most beautiful beaches; snorkeling in reefs that are swimming distance from shore; and a plethora of family resorts with kid-friendly amenities; the islands of Turks and Caicos are a popular family vacation destination. A British Oversees Protectorate, this island chain just south of The Bahamas has about 40 islands, but only eight are inhabited.

The main island is Providenciales, usually shortened to Provo, which is home to the international airport and the majority of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and shops. Provo is also home to world famous Grace Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Along this eight-kilometer stretch of pure white sand, you'll find the majority of resorts listed here, which accommodate most budgets-although resorts in Turks and Caicos definitely skew towards the luxury side.

Just offshore from Grace Bay Beach are two top snorkeling reefs, The Bight Reef and Smith's Reef, both accessible right from the beach, which is a huge perk for families with kids. Although not as popular as Grace Bay, Long Bay Beach is another top Provo beach, which also has a resort.

South Caicos is another island with a few lodging options, including one good kid-friendly resort, and there is also lodging on private islands like Parrot Cay. Plan your next vacation with our list of the best family resorts in Turks and Caicos.

1. Windsong on the Reef

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With one of the top snorkeling spots on the island, Bight Reef off Grace Bay Beach, within swimming distance of your room, the Windsong Resort is a top family favorite. The laid-back but still very luxe resort has a barefoot elegant vibe and offers accommodation in a range of structures, from studios to bedroom villas. There is also a four-bedroom penthouse, which works wonderfully for multi-generational family trips and comes with a gourmet kitchen and a rooftop deck with a Jacuzzi.

Away from the rooms, the resort has an outdoor restaurant, a heated outdoor swimming pool with two waterfalls and an underwater sound system, and a small gym. There are also weekly movie and karaoke nights. Babysitting is available, and a continental breakfast is included in the rate.

Address: Stubbs Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales

Accommodation: Windsong on the Reef

2. Seven Stars Resort & Spa

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In a prime location right on Grace Bay Beach in Provo, Seven Stars Resort & Spa is one of the top kid-friendly luxury hotels in Turks and Caicos. This upscale property has 115 suites with balconies that are quite spacious and chic in decor but usually priced lower than nearby properties of similar class.

The suites also come with kitchenettes should you want to cook for yourself. On-site amenities include three restaurants, a kids' club, heated saltwater swimming pool, gym, and spa.

Address: Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales

Accommodation: Seven Stars Resort & Spa

3. Sailrock Resort

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Sailrock Resort is on beautiful Long Beach in South Caicos, where the majority of the resorts and the international airport are located. It is an ideal choice if you really just want to get away on your Turks and Caicos vacation.

The resort offers elegant, chic one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes, and three- and four-bedroom villas right on the beach, which come with outdoor dining spaces and private plunge pools. If you stock up at the grocery store, you can cook all your meals besides breakfast, which is included in the rate. If you'd rather not cook, there is an on-site restaurant, and the hotel offers all-inclusive packages. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, water sports, and a spa.

Address: Front Street, South Caicos

Accommodation: Sailrock Resort

4. The Sands at Grace Bay

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The Sands at Grace Bay is an upper mid-range property that also caters really well to families. It sits right on Grace Bay Beach and has the kind of homey vibe that makes many guests return year after year. This all-suite property offers one- to three-bedroom affairs that can accommodate a family of eight-perfect if you're traveling with the grandparents as well. All have neutral, modern decor, floor-to-ceiling windows, and full-sized kitchens. They also feature washer/dryer combos, which parents appreciate.

There are multiple swimming pools on-site, connected by a network of canals and interspersed with hot tubs. The restaurant here is also very good, with seating on a deck fronting the sea and a fair-priced menu. Babysitting is also available.

Address: Grace Bay, Providenciales

Accommodation: The Sands at Grace Bay

5. Alexandra Resort

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For a true all-inclusive resort experience that is still family-friendly, check out the Alexandra Resort. Set right on Grace Bay Beach, it allows kids 12 and under to stay and eat free. The resort also offers a kids' program called Fun Pals, with age-appropriate activities that are also complimentary.

Accommodations are apartment-style and range in size from studios to two-bedroom suites. There is also a four-bedroom oceanfront penthouse suite should you be traveling with a larger family or grandparents.

Address: Princess Drive, Grace Bay, Providenciales

Accommodation: Alexandra Resort

6. The Palms, Turks and Caicos

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Families like The Palms for its great location right on Grace Bay Beach, as well as its spacious suites that come as large as three bedrooms. There is also a kids' club, children's menus in the restaurants, and plenty of water sports activities to keep the whole family entertained. Other amenities at this luxury property include an award-winning spa, a large infinity pool with an in-water dining area and hot tub, and a popular restaurant. Breakfast is included.

Address: Princess Drive, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales

Accommodation: The Palms, Turks and Caicos

7. Ocean Club Resort

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Families looking for good-value accommodation on the beach should check out Ocean Club Resort. The location is right on Grace Bay Beach, but not the central portion that is within walking distance of other restaurants and shops. Still, this 3.5-star property features condo-style accommodation that ranges in size from studios to multi-room apartments with kitchens. All are clean and comfortable.

The beach here is also really beautiful, and the resort has cool pink umbrellas and striped lounge chairs set up on it. There are also a few dining options on-site and two pools with grills that guests can use. The grounds are also quite nice and there are free bikes for guests to use, which is another kid-friendly perk.

Address: Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales

Accommodation: Ocean Club Resort

8. COMO Parrot Cay

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Set on a private island about 35 minutes by boat from the marina in Providenciales, COMO Parrot Cay is a luxe resort, which is also kid-friendly. Families can choose from chic villas with plenty of space to move around and in some cases amenities like private plunge pools and butler service. Many also have direct ocean views.

On-site amenities include two restaurants, an infinity swimming pool, beach access, a spa, a yoga and Pilates studio, and tennis courts. The resort also offers full- and half-board rate options, which are recommended considering your remote location.

Address: 164 Leeward Marina, Parrot Cay

Accommodation: COMO Parrot Cay

9. West Bay Club

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On a quiet portion of Grace Bay Beach, the West Bay Club is a four-star boutique property with a mix of studios and suites. All accommodation here comes with kitchens, but the suites are the only ones that come with balconies and ocean views.

Parents will appreciate the kids' club with daily activities. Non-motorized water sports equipment like SUP boards and kayaks are free for guests to use. Breakfast is also included. There is also a lovely swimming pool, two restaurants, and a spa on-site.

Address: Lower Bight Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales

Accommodation: West Bay Club

10. The Shore Club

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On another beautiful Provo stretch of sand, Long Bay Beach, The Shore Club is a glamorous luxury property that is beautifully designed and very kid-friendly. The location is isolated, however, and you are not on the main beach, Grace Bay, which is also where most restaurants are found. This is a plus for families looking for a more secluded vacation at an opulent property, but you'll need a vehicle to access anything.

Accommodation is in suites ranging in size from studios to three-bedroom affairs, and all are decorated in Caribbean modern style. There are three on-site pools, including one for families and another that is adult-only as well as a large kids' club.

A breakfast buffet is included in the rate, and there is also an on-site restaurant, a large gym, and a relaxing spa. Guests can use hotel bikes to get around, and non-motorized water sports equipment is also free.

Address: Long Bay Beach, Providenciales

Accommodation: The Shore Club

11. Grace Bay Club

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The five-star Grace Bay Club has an ideal location right on Grace Bay Beach and features a top-notch kids' club with daily activities for various age groups, including teenagers. The accommodation is elegantly decorated throughout, and rooms range in size from junior suites to a penthouse. Most units come with at least kitchenettes, and balconies with sea views. The best have plunge pools. Amenities include three fabulous swimming pools, seven restaurants, a gym, and spa.

Address: Grace Bay Road, Providenciales

Accommodation: Grace Bay Club

12. Royal West Indies Resort

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The Royal West Indies Resort has an awesome location right on stunning Grace Bay Beach and is within walking distance of a grocery store and a few restaurants. It is popular with families looking for a good-value, mid-range resort. It offers studio and suites with kitchenettes, furnished balconies and often ocean views. On-site amenities include two swimming pools, a fair value hotel restaurant with daily specials, and loaner bikes for guests. There is no spa on the grounds, but in-room spa treatments can be arranged.

Address: Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales

Accommodation: Royal West Indies Resort

13. The Tuscany

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On Grace Bay Beach, The Tuscany is another four-star hotel that accommodates families, especially if you're looking for self-catering. It offers spacious three-bedroom suites that have full kitchens and views of the ocean from furnished balconies. On-site amenities include barbecue grills for guests to use, free loaner bikes, a large swimming pool and hot tub, and a small gym. There is no on-site restaurant, however.

Address: Grace Bay Beach, Grace Bay, Providenciales

Accommodation: The Tuscany

14. The Atrium Resort

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Although it is not directly on the beach, The Atrium is a good choice for families looking for more affordable accommodation and also a spot that may be available last minute when others are booked. Set in the swanky Leeward community, it offers a range of rooms and suites that are spacious, modern, and comfortable. There is also a large free-form swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and game room on-site. The closest beach is a two-minute drive away.

Address: Governor's Road, Leeward, Providenciales

Accommodation: The Atrium Resort

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