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The Turks and Caicos has several great all-inclusive resorts to choose from, with ambiances and settings that range from the expansive and family favorite Beaches Turks and Caicos, to the adult-only Club Med Turkoise, as well as many smaller boutique and luxury accommodations with all-inclusive packages.
An all-inclusive can be the right choose for visitors seeking to simply relax at the beach or pool, with butler service and easy access to dining and refreshments.
Providenciales is home to much of the tourism development in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and most of the all-inclusive options in the country.
Many of the all-inclusive resorts either include or are able to arrange excursions offsite for golf, yacht charters, scuba diving, eco-tours, and day trips to our outer islands.
Providenciales is the main tourism island in the Turks and Caicos, and there are six all-inclusive resorts to choose from.
Beaches Turks and Caicos is by far the largest and best known, and is an enclave of several ‘villages’, including the Caribbean Village, Key West Village, Italian Village, and French Village. Beaches is a great family resort, and has an impressive collection of pools and things to do, including the only water park in the country. The complex also boasts of an impressive 21 restaurants, with a full range of cuisines.
Club Med is the oldest resort still operating in the Turks and Caicos, and is an expansive adult-only hotel with great rates. There’s quite a lot to do, with complimentary snorkeling and diving trips, a selection of non-powered water sports equipment, and nightlife.
The Turks and Caicos Collection combines three luxury resorts, The Alexandra, Ambergris Cay Resort, and Blue Haven Resort. Guests staying at either of the two Providenciales properties are able to access the amenities and dining of the other, so it’s almost like staying at two resorts. Each location brings a different yet nevertheless beautiful beach, and there’s complimentary transport between locations.
There are three all-inclusive options outside of what’s offered on Providenciales.
On the island of Grand Turk, the small yet select Bohio Dive Resort on Pillory Beach offers some limited all-inclusive packages for both scuba divers and non-divers. Dinner isn’t typically included with the resort’s all-inclusive deals, yet some offsite boat tours and scuba diving usually are.
Ambergris Cay Resort is the newcomer to the all-inclusive selection, and was recently taken over by the Turks and Caicos Collection group of resort. This exclusive private island retreat offers a unique and luxury experience.
Due to the high regional crime rates in the Caribbean, all-inclusive resorts are very popular and make sense in many regional countries such as Jamaica, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Fortunately, the Turks and Caicos is one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean, and consequently the considerations of an all-inclusive stay are a little different.
Staying at an all-inclusive resort is not necessarily the best choice in the Turks and Caicos, but it may make sense depending on how you like to spend your vacation and what your budget is.
The total costs for an all-inclusive stay will usually be higher than the costs of a typical vacation, yet dining and activity choices can really close the price gap. Restaurants and food in general are quite expensive in the islands, and three prepared meals and drinks per day plus drinks can really add up. In addition, some amenities offered by the all-inclusive resorts, such as complimentary scuba diving and spa treatments at Beaches Turks and Caicos, can make an all-inclusive resort a good choice from a financial perspective. For parents looking for some time to relax, the water park and tremendous range of activities for kids at Beaches can make the resort a great choice for families.
Couples and adults may prefer the adults-only Club Med, which tends to have a bit more nightlife activity than most other accommodations in the country.
Both Beaches and Club Med are located directly on Grace Bay, and offer rooms and suites with stunning ocean views.
Another consideration is location and ambiance. Some resorts in the country are found on remote and stunning locations, which may not be easily accessible if not staying at an onsite resort. Examples include COMO Parrot Cay Resort at Parrot Cay, the Meridian Club at Pine Cay, Amanyara at the Northwest Point Marine National Park, and Ambergris Cay Resort at Ambergris Cay.
The expansive Beaches Resort is located in central Providenciales on the western side of Grace Bay. Fronting the resort is a great stretch of the world-famous Grace Bay, and the beautiful and vibrant Bight Reef snorkeling site is an easy walk away. The complex features four “village” enclaves, each with a slightly different theme. There’s a wonderful selection of water sports and activities to choose from, along with a water park, 6 swimming pools, and 20 restaurants and bars. Beaches is a great choice for families and children due to the countless things to do.
Of all the Turks and Caicos all-inclusive resorts, Beaches offers the greatest selection of restaurants and dining, along with the most convenient food and drink policies.
Diving and boat cruise excursions to the exquisite uninhabited cays around Providenciales are typically included with accommodation packages.
Unlike most other hotels and resorts, a free shuttle to and from the Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is included in your stay, which simplifies arrival and check-in.
The oldest still-operating accommodation on Providenciales, Club Med is an expansive adult only resort with a great range of things to do and nightlife. It’s found on the eastern side of Grace Bay, at one of the best stretches of the beach.
This site offers a very wide selection of included water sports, and there’s always a party going on. There are several cruises and boat tours, including a weekly group Hobie Cat sail to Half Moon Bay Beach in the Caicos Cays.
The average room at Club Med can be a little small and dated compared to other Grace Bay resorts, yet everything considered, the rates are some best values to be had on Provo.
It’s also possible for visitors not staying at Club Med to buy a day or evening pass, which allows access to the resort’s activities and attractions.
The Turks and Caicos Collection of all-inclusive resorts on Providenciales includes the Alexandra and Blue Haven Resort. An interesting facet of the Turks and Caicos Collection is guests staying at one of these two resorts has full access to the counterpart resort, including the onsite restaurants. There’s convenient and complimentary transport provided between the resorts as well.
These two resorts each bring a different yet breath-taking beach setting. The Alexandra is beachfront on central Grace Bay, and Blue Haven Resort has its own private beach at Leeward, which is a short kayak or paddle board journey from the nature sanctuary of Mangrove Cay and the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve.
Ambergris Cay Resort, located on the remote and secluded island of Ambergris Cay and also part of the Turks and Caicos Collection, is likewise an all-inclusive property. Ambergris Cay is found on the remote south-eastern side of the Caicos archipelago, and offers a unique and laid-back, yet elegant character. The island is a reserve for many critically-endangered endemic Turks and Caicos creatures and plants, including our rock iguana, the iconic Turks head cacti, our tiny and harmless miniature boas, and several smaller lizards and reptiles that are only found on a few islands on earth.
The Meridian Club, a small boutique retreat on the private island of Pine Cay, offers an all-inclusive package that includes meals and airport transfers. Drinks are not included, yet a snorkel tour and access to many amenities is.
Pine Cay is a unique and beautiful island, and boasts of one of the finest beaches in the Turks and Caicos, and the island is surrounded by natural beauty. On its eastern side is the scenic and uninhabited Fort George Cay, which is famous for its beaches and expansive sand bars, and to the west of Pine Cay is the incredible and likewise uninhabited Water Cay, which offers miles of perfect white sand beach.
There’s plenty to do on the water around Pine Cay, including snorkeling, scuba diving, Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, and more. The island is also an amazing location for wade bonefishing, with extensive flats leading of the southern side of the island.
The Turks and Caicos is of course one of the leading Caribbean beach destinations, and our spectacular coasts are crowned by Grace Bay, one of the top beaches in the world. All-inclusive vacations can be great if you’re looking to simply enjoy the beach, as most of our all-inclusive hotels are located on a prime stretch of coast.
Offsite activities and island day trips are also usually not included with all-inclusive packages. Other than non-powered water sports equipment use at the resort and some dive, snorkeling and boat cruise trips, you’ll pay for anything else out of your own pocket. Whereas some hotels and resorts include tee time at the Provo Golf Club, the major all-inclusive resorts typically do not.
One of our top recommended activities for visitors to Providenciales is to take a day trip to one of the country’s smaller islands. Spending a day away from your all-inclusive resort to visit another island or some of Providenciales’s smaller beaches can diminish the value of your vacation package.
All other taxes or service fees, including “city tax”, are not government imposed.
Booking direct with the accommodation will usually give you the best price. Resorts will almost always price match rates found through agents or major online booking websites. It’s advisable to research rates for your accommodation before booking, so you’ll know what to ask for.
Some all-inclusive resorts in Turks and Caicos include complimentary airport transport, and others do not. In the case of the remote resorts and those on our outer islands, transport fees may be significant. Inquire when you book.