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Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Turks and Caicos 2022

The world’s best-kept secret isn’t a secret anymore — it’s a wishlist destination with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and rich vegetation. If you’ve been daydreaming about traveling with your significant other (or family) to a tropical island for the past year, Turks and Caicos might just be your ideal target for the ultimate all inclusive resort.

Consisting of 40 coral islands, this British territory is where you go to find some peace and quiet, all while tanning on the balcony of your luxurious villa. It’s also one of the Caribbean’s best spots for diving, snorkeling, and whale watching.

Our guide to the best all inclusive resorts in the Turks and Caicos has a getaway destination that matches exactly what you’re looking for.

It’ll cover the restaurants–some world-class ones at that–and the activities that each of these amazing resorts provides.

Ready to book your next holiday? Check out our favorite all inclusive resorts in Turks and Caicos and take your pick.

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Turks and Caicos

East Bay Resort

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

East Bay offers every outdoor and watersport you can think of. It’s for a private, active vacation experience in a paradise setting. 

Offering fully equipped rooms with a view of the ocean, this family-friendly resort provides its guests with access to a 1.5-mile private beach for some privacy. You’ll find the chic East Bay Resort sitting 4 km away from the shores of Shark Bay and the South Caicos Airport.

WHAT TO DO

There are lots of fun activities at the resort, including but not limited to paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. You’re also welcome to visit the onsite PADI dive center, get certified and experience the well-known dive site known as South Caicos Wall.

If you’d rather stick to the less adventurous activities, there are tennis courts, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, and a spa. Take this opportunity to rent a bicycle available at the resort and cruise around the property and beyond to get your daily dose of cardio with a side of the ocean.

WHAT TO EAT

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, BLU Bar & Grill features an international menu with a local Caribbean flavor. Choose between fish tacos, shrimp curry, and rib-eye steak, or try a variety of dishes at once from the buffet menu.

There are also separate dessert and cocktail menus consisting of creme brulee, affogato coffee, and signature as well as frozen cocktails. The drinks menu also offers virgin cocktails for your kids to enjoy.

Learn more about the East Bay Resort here!

Club Med Turkoise Resort

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

It’s a luxury holiday destination designed for young adults in their 20s and 30s seeking fun adventures under the tropical sun. Club Med Turkoise is a Providenciales-native adults-only resort located 9 minutes away from Casablanca Casino and 14 km away from the island’s airport.

WHAT TO DO

The main goal of Club Med is to bring people together with the help of live entertainment and a variety of activities. From tennis school and fitness courses to snorkeling and scuba diving, you won’t get bored even for a second.

If you don‘t feel like flying a trapeze or playing pickleball, you can tan at the beach or rest at the spa. But don’t miss out on the night fun at the resort consisting of circus performances, poker tournaments, and discos.

WHAT TO EAT

We recommend you to visit both the Sharkies Grill & Beach Bar and the Grace Bay restaurants. The first one is an open-air restaurant serving tacos, chips, and burgers. It’s also a go-to palace for frozen drinks and alcoholic beverages.

For breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, drop by Grace Bay. They have fresh fruits and vegetables, pasta, seafood, desserts, and an assortment of cheeses. Don’t forget to have a bite of their signature white chocolate bread served as a part of the buffet spread.

Learn more about the Club Med Turkoise Resort here!

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Village & Spa

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

Stretching across the Atlantic Ocean, Beaches Turks And Caicos is a 5-star all-inclusive resort that boasts the architecture and the ambiance of France, Italy, the Caribbean, and Key West. It makes for a perfect vacation if you’re traveling with multiple kids as there’s a 45,000 square-foot waterpark to spend days at.

WHAT TO DO

There are ten swimming pools at the resort with the always-busy Italian Village Pool and adults-only Key West Village Pool. You also get access to the Pirate’s Island Waterpark, kids’ camp, and Club Liquid Teen Club.

Themed activities include Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street, where Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Big Bird come to life, and Red Lane Teen Spa Experience, where your teenage kids can get manicures and pedicures.

You can also book a guided dive to learn more about the underwater world and even get PADI certified.

WHAT TO EAT

If you thought having a few restaurant options onsite would be enough, Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Village & Spa proves you wrong. You get 22 places to wine and dine, including two food trucks — Curls’n’Swirls with ice-cream options and Mac Daddy of cheese food trucks — conveniently located in the waterparks.

Tex-Mex, Italian, Indian, Jamaican, you name it — this resort has it. Arizona’s will provide you with that if you’re in the mood for sizzling fajitas. If you’re craving some coconut-fried tiger shrimp, Barefoot by the Sea is where you should go. There’s even a British pub called Cricketer’s where guests can enjoy fish and chips and wash them down with a pint of pale ale.

Learn more about Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Village & Spa here!

Kokomo Botanical Resort

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

What used to be Venetian Ridge is now a laid-back Kokomo Botanical Resort surrounded by lush botanical gardens. Located 6 km away from Grace Bay beach and a 13-minute walk from Graceway Sports Complex, it consists of 39 Caribbean family cottages spread throughout the gardens.

WHAT TO DO

The best part about Kokomo Botanical Resort is the freeform swimming pool decorated with rock walls, waterfalls, a hot saltwater plunge pool, and a sun deck. There’s also an onsite spa and a beach not too far from the resort to enjoy.

If you want to explore your surroundings, take a bike ride to the Graceway Plaza. Here you’ll find a bakery, a grocery store, and cafes to chill in when the afternoon heat becomes too hot to handle.

WHAT TO EAT

Although you can cook your own meals — and find plenty of upscale restaurants stretching across the island — the resort’s WE Kitchen+Bar is worth visiting too. They have brunch, dinner, and drinks menus, all catering to the guests of the Kokomo Botanical Resort.

We particularly liked the restaurant’s Wagyu beef sliders and steak frites. Their rum options are seemingly infinite, and so are the classic cocktails like peachy mint sangria and bloody mary.

Learn more about the Kokomo Botanical Resort here!

One On Marlin Resort

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

Dedicated to providing carefree comfort during your stay, it’s an upscale resort located in the lush area just 7 km away from Grace Bay Beach. If you’re looking for a secluded getaway where you can relax alongside your significant other, One On Marlin Resort is the place to be.

WHAT TO DO

There’s a rst-class fitness center you can make use of if you want to stay in shape while on vacation. You can also take it a step further and try kayaking, snorkeling, or paddleboarding. Once you’re done with your intense watersports, you have the opportunity to unwind by getting a ‘knotty but nice’ massage.

If you’re feeling extra, you can customize your vacation experience and book a dream full-day getaway featuring exploring Iguana island, snorkeling coral reefs, and having some of the best seafood BBQ in Turks and Caicos.

WHAT TO EAT

Speaking about seafood, One On Marlin is located close to shops and eateries in Turtle Cove. Indigo, Mango Reef, Magnolia Restaurant & Bar, and Simone’s Bar and Grill are just some of the great dining options.

You can also get a smoothie at the Crest & Berry shop nearby and opt for a delicious brunch at Shay Cafe & Lounge. If you, however, prefer to cook your meals, there are kitchens in all rooms at the resort.

Learn more about the One On Marlin Resort here!

Amanyara Resort

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

It’s hands down one of the best all-inclusive resorts for honeymoon — hence the translation of the resort’s name from Sanskrit meaning ‘peace’. If you arrive at the Providenciales International Airport, Amanyara Resort will be just 15 km away from it.

WHAT TO DO

The focus on wellness makes this resort an appealing destination for those wanting to get away from the big city hustle and bustle and forget about their day-to-day responsibilities for a week or so. Think acupuncture, Chinese medicine, sports therapy, and an infinity pool for overall relaxation.

To entertain your children, take them to the Nature Discovery Center, where they can learn about the marine environment. Meanwhile, play tennis, snorkel, kayak, and explore rock pools.

WHAT TO EAT

The cuisine at Amanyara combines Caribbean flavors with Asian refreshments. Experience the best just-caught seafood at the report’s restaurant while sitting at the open-air terrace with views of the central reflection pond and breezy seaside lunch and snacks at the local Beach Club.

Don’t forget to visit The Bar that serves drinks and light meals throughout the day. It’s also ideal for a morning coffee overlooking the ocean as much as for sunset cocktails.

Learn more about the Amanyara Resort here!

Alexandra Resort

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

This place is known for its easy-going vibe that offers luxury, golf and any other outdoor activity you can think of at an affordable price. If you’re traveling with kids under 12, it’s in your best interest to book your stay at Alexandra Resort where their stay will be free of charge.

WHAT TO DO

You can go paddleboarding, kayaking, and driving a catamaran with kids ten and older. Kids who are six and older are allowed to snorkel with adult supervision. Got teenagers onboard? Go cycling and horseback riding with them.

If you’re up for the game of golf, you’ll find The Provo Golf Club located just a 10-minute drive away from the resort. There are also personalized cruises and getaways you can book without leaving the property.

WHAT TO EAT

Go to Asu for a casual buffet, Sole — for Al fresco dining, Pizzaluka — for handcrafted pizzas, Fish Deck — for fresh seafood and a la carte options, and Jerky’s — for grilled jerk kitchen.

There are also several bars, including Coconut Bar, a Swim-up Pool Bar, Rumba Beach Bar, and a Smoothie Bar. Have refreshing cocktails on a hot day and fresh smoothies for adults and kids.

Learn more about the Alexandra Resort here!

Blue Haven Resort

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

Adventure sports and meditation in luxury. Whether you’re a couple or a family of 6, you’ll likely enjoy staying at this resort with a private beach area, an outdoor pool, and a spa, among other amenities.  Situated right on the beach, Blue Haven is a polished resort that features suites with marble bathrooms and kitchens, along with the more premium suites also offering rooftop terraces.

WHAT TO DO

Aside from laying on the beach and getting those tan lines, you can also take advantage of the onsite infinity pool, bocce ball, beach volleyball, and chess. Try snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, and horseback riding if feeling adventurous.

Since kids under 12 stay at Blue Haven Resort for free, there are tons of activities provided to them free of charge as well. This includes playing games of all sorts with other kids at the designated playing area under the supervision of the resort workers.

WHAT TO EAT

Every guest is welcomed with a glass of free rum punch. You can continue the party at the classic pub SALT Bar & Grill, serving drinks and Caribbean meals as well. This casual place is located at the marina for the best views.

As for the dining options, you’ll find plenty at the sister resort Alexandra where the restaurants are in abundance. From Caribbean crab cakes and roasted pumpkin spinach ravioli to seafood ceviche and pan-seared Mediterranean Mahi-Mahi, the meal options are suitable for fish lovers and vegetarians alike.

Learn more about the Blue Haven Resort here!

Seven Stars Resort & Spa

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

This upscale resort stretches across the sugar-white sands of Grace Bay Beach, which was voted the best beach in the world. Featuring free breakfast and an outdoor pool, it’s a real-life tropical paradise with a handful of amenities for you to get the most out of your stay.

WHAT TO DO

Pamper yourself at the Seven Stars Resort’s spa, where professional masseuses will help hasten detoxification, improve circulation, and release tension. You can also get a facial, hot stone therapy, manicure, and pedicure all at the same place.

If you’re looking for an adventure, try kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing, among other activities. To unwind after a busy day, take a dip in the onsite outdoor pool and relax in the hot tub.

WHAT TO EAT

You can taste fresh local seafood at the award-winning gourmet Seven restaurant and have ceviche with a view of the Grace Bay beach at The Deck. To get some snacks, sandwiches, or the resort’s signature dishes, visit The Terrace On Grace Bay.

For a private dinner consisting of a five-course menu and sommelier-selected wines, book a slot at The Tasting Room. This 2,500-bottle wine cellar is the go-to place for every wine enthusiast.

Learn more about the Seven Stars Resort & Spa here!

Northwest Point Resort

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS RESORT

True relaxation and activities for all ages. Northwest Point Resort is a three-pearl property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the white-sand beach. Located 6 miles right of the National Marine Park beach, it’s a laid-back vacation destination for those looking for peace and quiet.

WHAT TO DO

Although this resort lacks some of the traditional hotels’ amenities, it does have one of the largest outdoor pools on the island. Not only is it heated, but it also comes with lounge chairs, beach huts, and a BBQ grill.

You can also make use of the fitness room and go kayaking, paddleboarding, or diving for a more active pastime. But most importantly, bring your kids with you to the beach and let them build sandcastles while you’re tanning and reading your favorite book.

WHAT TO EAT

Reserve your spot at the local restaurant near the pool to satisfy your cravings after a long day out. It doesn’t have a wide variety of exquisite dishes, but the menu does feature a few meals that would leave you feeling full and content.

Alternatively, check out nearby restaurants like Caribbean Element, Indigo, Grace’s Cottage, and Bugaloo’s. You might need to take a bike or a taxi to get there, but the journey will be worth it.

Learn more about the Northwest Point Resort here!

Feel like getting out of the Resort – Check out the History and Culture of Turks and Caicos

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The name of the country stems from early settlers. ‘Turks’ refers to the indigenous Turk’s head of the cactus, while ‘Caicos’ is the Lucayan term ‘Caya Hico’, which means a string of islands. ‘Turks’ was also associated with pirates, and, together with the Lucayan term ‘Caya Hico’, acted as a warning to steer clear of pirate islands.

  • The grand salt industry

Also referred to as ‘white gold’, the salt had a huge impact on the Turks and Caicos Islands. You’ll still be able to spot the remains of what used to be the salt industry when you go on nearly any tour here on the islands; the man-made ‘pools’ you’ll come across have shallow seawater that used to rapidly evaporate for the salt to be collected afterwards.It goes back to the first settlers who would go on expeditions to gather salt. They used split levels, spot gates, pumps, and other intricate tools to extract the said ‘white gold’ from the waters.

  • Caves and blue holes

A lesser-known historical fact about Turks and Caicos is the abundance of cave systems occupying the islands. From underwater caves to non-submerged caves, blue holes, and sinkholes, there are dozens of natural wonders you’ll want to check out here. The Middle Caicos Ocean Hole and the Cottage Pond — both of which are categorized as blue holes — are some of the most famous ones in the country. The largest caves on the islands are known as Conch Bar Caves situated in Middle Caicos. It served as a storm shelter for Taino aboriginals who were here before Columbus. Mined for bat manure, the area was found to be filled with remnants of extinct animals.

  • Conch and crab farming

Crab and conch farming started in Providenciales a long time ago. That said, sponge farming was the pioneer in the industry.

Caicos Conch Farm was the only conch farm in the world featuring conches of all shapes and forms. Here, you were able to see the hatchery process, food produced for conches by algae vats, and get a glimpse of the large ocean corrals hidden in the local turquoise waters. And with conchs being endangered and on the CITES protected list, it was a large provider of sustainable conch. It’s currently closed with the site being completely abandoned after damage sustained by Hurrican Irma and Hurrican Maria.

  • Shipwrecks

There are an estimated 1000+ shipwrecks in Turks and Caicos that could be fun to explore when diving in the Atlantic Ocean.  And many tourists try to get to La Famille Express, by SUP board, kayak, or jet ski.

Found on Molasses Reef not far from West Caicos, the European Shipwreck was first thought to be the ship called Pinta that belonged to Columbus. You can now find the artifacts at the National Museum.

  • Modern-day Turks and Caicos

Just after officially becoming a British Colony in 1962, Turks and Caicos put roots down as the number one tourist destination in the Caribbeans. Club Med Turkoise Resort was opened in 1984 and jumpstarted the island tourism industry. Since then, the government has prioritized investing in infrastructure development and the tourism industry to support the economy of Turks and Caicos.

The islands are popular among celebrities like Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, and Jennifer Garner among others. The annual concerts organized on the islands that gained the name of the Turks and Caicos Music and Cultural Festival boosted tourism significantly.

You can find the best nightclubs mostly inside the all-inclusive resorts. Despite Turks and Caicos establishing itself as a prime tropical destination, the options available for an exhilarating night out are still somewhat scarce. If you’d rather wine and dine, Sharkbite, Bugaloo’s Restaurant, Da Conch Shack, and Bob’s Bar are all solid choices.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the All-Inclusive Resorts in Turks and Caicos

What is the Turks and Caicos known for?

One of the finest exotic places in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos has become a prime vacation destination among US visitors in the past decade. The incredibly white with pink sand beaches combined with the crystal clear water make it a bucket-list destination for every watersport enthusiast and an extravagant holiday lover.

Speaking about watersports, Turks and Caicos islands have the third-largest barrier reef in the world, making it every diver’s dream island. Even if you’re not into diving, you can still explore the rich marine world with your goggles on. We’re talking about turtles, colorful corals, tropical fish, and dolphins (if you’re lucky).

There are also Conch Bar Caves — the Caribbean region’s largest dry cave systems — that draw in tourists from across the globe. You can learn even more about rocks and cave formations on a guided tour if you’re a geology geek.

Although this isn’t why travelers choose to come to the Turks and Caicos islands, rich salt production is another distinct characteristic of the British Overseas territory that some are fascinated by. The history of producing salt used to play a huge part in the development of the islands in the past.

When should I travel to Turks and Caicos?

Even though the Turks and Caicos Islands weather is pleasant all year round — it’s always in the 80s Fahrenheit — it’s best to visit the islands in spring. When you come in April or May, you’re guaranteed to get the best prices and smaller crowds.

Avoid traveling to Turks and Caicos in August and September. The hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the middle of it taking the biggest hit.

How do you get to Turks and Caicos?

The most common way to reach Turks and Caicos is by plane. The Providenciales International Airport (PLS) welcomes visitors from major cities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Caribbeans, and Central America, among other places. Have a valid passport and a return ticket to be allowed to enter the islands.

If you’re traveling by cruise ship, there’s a dedicated port where every visitor arrives. With about 6 hours of leisure time on average, you’ll get to explore plenty of sights and attractions. That said, you probably won’t have enough time to visit Providenciales and other major islands in Turks and Caicos.

You can also arrive by yacht. There are several marinas throughout the islands which means that you can choose the one most convenient for you and anchor your yacht there. If you want to cruise among the islands for longer than a week, you’ll need to get a Cruising Permit valid for 90 days or visit an immigration office on Grand Turk or Providenciales.

How to get around Turks and Caicos?

When you get bored of the all-inclusive resort you’re staying at, you can take a ferry and explore the other islands. You can also rent a car or book a taxi to view your surroundings without leaving the island. Remember that they drive on the left side in Turks and Caicos and the roads are often not in good condition.

Alternatively, you can rent a bike or a scooter. This is a more affordable and fuel-efficient option often offered by the resort. Needless to say, cruising on a bike will also keep you in shape when stuffing your belly with all-you-can-eat meals at the resort.

Where is Turks and Caicos located?

Turks and Caicos is an archipelago that consists of 8 main islands, including Grand Turk and Salt Cay, and a plethora of small cays situated in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s 575 miles southeast of Miami in Florida and about midway between Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas.

You can reach Turks and Caicos in under 4 hours if you’re flying from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charlotte, and in under 5 hours if flying from Chicago, Montreal, and Toronto.

Why is the Turks and Caicos so expensive?

A trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands will cost you around $3500-$4000 for a couple for a week. The average hotel price for two people per night is $330, and meals cost about $60 per day. If you’re a family of 4, the vacation will cost you even more.

This isn’t cheap, and you’ll be better off saving money in advance if you want to splurge on a trip to Turks and Caicos. However, this is the typical cost of most vacations in the Caribbeans, including the Bahamas, Aruba, Barbados, and the Cayman Islands. The reason for the high price point is the 30% import tariff on everything imported into the island.

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