Spectacular Turks and Caicos all-inclusives for beach getaways 

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The Turks and Caicos Islands are a collection of some 100 named islands and cays that welcome sun-seeking travelers in droves. Offering a tropical climate with very little rainfall, this British overseas territory is known for its many days of sunshine, plus world-renowned stretches of sand like Grace Bay Beach.

To accommodate travelers coming to its shores to swim, sunbathe and sightsee, Turks and Caicos has a number of top-notch properties, including some of the Caribbean’s best all-inclusive resorts.

Some are traditional all-inclusives with all the bells and whistles automatically factored into rates. Others give visitors the option to add on all-inclusive packages during the booking process.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic all-inclusive honeymoon resort or one with a family-friendly atmosphere, TPG has you covered. Here are the best all-inclusive resorts in Turks and Caicos — and the must-know details about each.

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Overlooking Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales, Alexandra Resort is ideal for budget-conscious families, as there are no extra charges for supervised activities at the Fun Pals kids club, which welcomes everyone from toddlers to teenagers.

Also, various nonmotorized water sports, including paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling, are part of the all-inclusive package. Best of all, every kid 12 and younger stays for free.

All the property’s 90 accommodations are well suited for families, as they offer at least 450 square feet of space and include all the essentials. Standard studios come with flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes and balconies or terraces with garden, pool or ocean views. Larger suites have up to four bedrooms, kitchens and in-unit laundry machines. The decor fits the tropical setting, featuring a mix of sand- and sea-inspired hues.

For meals, guests have four on-site eateries to choose from, plus additional options at the resort’s sister property Blue Haven Resort, which is accessible via a complimentary shuttle. Alexandra Resort’s dining venues include a beachfront seafood restaurant, an alfresco grill, a sushi spot and a poolside buffet.

Three bars, including one in the lagoon-style swimming pool, and a spa with fee-based treatments are available as well. Additionally, guests will find a 24-hour fitness center on-site, should they wish to stay in shape while visiting.

All-inclusive rates at Alexandra Resort start at $715 per night, based on double occupancy.

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It doesn’t get more luxurious (or expensive) than Aman Resorts’ Amanyara on Providenciales. This upscale retreat isn’t a typical all-inclusive resort. However, it does offer full-board packages that include all your drinks and food, making it worthy of consideration.

On the secluded shores of an 18,000-acre nature reserve, the property boasts a white sand beach that stretches more than a mile long, so guests can unwind without rubbing elbows with hordes of tourists. To dial up the relaxation, visitors can book a treatment in one of four spa pavilions or take a private yoga or meditation class at the fitness center.

The 36 pavilions and 20 villas are spacious with a design that wouldn’t be out of place in French Polynesia, as there are lots of warm wood accents, pitched ceilings and neutral colors like beige and white.

Each occupies a stand-alone building surrounded by lush vegetation and ponds or coastline, creating a particularly private atmosphere. Depending on the accommodation you choose, you may even have access to an infinity-edge pool from your pavilion or villa sun deck.

Whether you spend the bulk of your stay taking it easy or trying out activities like Hobie cat sailing, tennis clinics led by professionals and underwater photography excursions organized by the property’s Nature Discovery Centre, you’ll need some sustenance to keep going. To satisfy your hunger or quench your thirst, visit one of three on-site food and beverage outlets.

The Restaurant serves seasonal dishes showcasing local ingredients daily for breakfast and dinner. The Beach Club offers fresh seafood for lunch and dinner every day. Should you crave something less substantial, head to the Bar for light bites and cocktails.

Rates that include breakfast, lunch and dinner at Amanyara start at $2,250 per night, based on double occupancy.

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At this private island oasis south of the country’s Caicos islands, you’ll discover an intimate, secluded setting made for those who value privacy and exclusivity. After taking the resort’s private plane from Providenciales International Airport (PLS) to the island, guests are met by their personal island host, who assists them throughout their stay.

As you might expect, each of the 18 villas and suites is well-equipped. The 10 suites sit by the beach and feature heated plunge pools, wraparound verandas, outdoor showers and minibars replenished daily. Meanwhile, the eight multibedroom villas offer larger versions of standard amenities (think: full-size pools and refrigerators stocked every day), plus extras like washing machines, telescopes and binoculars.

When you’re ready to see all the island has to offer, hop in your personal electric golf cart to get out and explore. The main pool is an ideal place to kick back and unwind with a cocktail in hand — brought to you via pool service, of course — while the three beaches are where you can go swimming, surfing and enjoy a bonfire or picnic. If you like water sports, try Hobie cat sailing or snorkeling at the property’s namesake cay.

Active guests won’t want to miss the numerous fitness amenities. In addition to a fully equipped gym, there are tennis and pickleball courts, a yoga pavilion with classes and trails for hiking, jogging and biking. Soothe aching muscles with a massage or facial at the Elevate Spa (for an extra fee).

Dining options are limited here, but foodies can rest easy knowing rates cover gourmet a la carte options for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Dishes at the resort’s Calico Restaurant provide an elevated take on Caribbean fare, featuring local, seasonal ingredients.

All-inclusive rates at Ambergris Cay start at $2,717 per night, based on double occupancy.

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Comprised of five villages, Beaches Turks & Caicos attracts families seeking all-inclusive fun. On Providenciales, this resort is simply massive, with some 758 accommodations, plus an array of amenities comparable to what you’d find at an amusement park. 

Families will love the 45,000-square-foot Pirates Island Water Park, which features towering waterslides, a surf simulator, and a swim-up bar designed exclusively for kids.

Additionally, groups with little ones will appreciate the kids’ camp, the ride-on train and the special partnership with “Sesame Street” that includes character meet-and-greets. There are even age-appropriate facilities like a video game lounge, an arcade and a teens nightclub for the older kids in your crew.

Activities every member of the family can enjoy together are also abundant. The all-inclusive package covers water sports like snorkeling and kayaking, as well as land-based pursuits such as beach volleyball and basketball. “Sesame Street” parades, beach parties and more are also available day and night.

With so much to do on-site, it’s easy to work up an appetite. Fortunately, the property’s dining options are just as numerous as its entertainment offerings. Menus at the resort’s 21 restaurants feature flavors from all corners of the globe, with cuisines that include Indian, Italian, French, Asian and Caribbean.

Once you’re ready to hit the hay, retreat to your guest room, suite or villa. Most have traditional dark wood furnishings and printed fabrics on throw pillows and curtains. However, a few are more modern in design, featuring above-counter sinks, headboards with clean lines and blue-and-white color palettes.

Entry-level rooms have patios with garden and pool views, as well as TVs and stocked minifridges.

All-inclusive rates at Beaches Turks & Caicos start at $1,160 per night, based on double occupancy.

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On Providenciales’ leeward coast, Blue Haven Resort draws families who seek the conveniences of an all-inclusive resort in a more intimate setting. The 45-room property is within a gated community with a 78-slip marina, creating a quieter atmosphere that helps keep guests relaxed while they sail offshore, sunbathe on the white sand beach and swim in the infinity-edge pool.

Like its sister property Alexandra Resort, Blue Haven Resort allows guests to borrow water sports equipment like kayaks, Hobie cat sailboats and snorkeling gear. A small spa and a 24-hour fitness room are also on-site for those who wish to pay for some extra pampering or maintain their fitness regimens.

There are only two on-property restaurants and three bars — including a swim-up option in the pool. However, guests can take the resort’s free shuttle to Alexandra Resort for additional options. Expect Caribbean and Italian fare on the menus, with no added charges thanks to the all-inclusive rates.

As for accommodations, you’ll find a mix of studios, suites and penthouses. The rooms are modern, with a predominantly white color palette punctuated by dark wood furnishings and bright pops of color in wall art and decorative pillows. All provide views of the ocean, though only upgraded suites and penthouses have balconies or terraces.

Regardless of which space you choose, know that kids 12 and younger stay for free. When planning your stay, keep in mind that the resort will close for renovations from Aug. 15 through Oct. 1.

All-inclusive rates at Blue Haven Resort start at $1,095 per night, based on double occupancy.

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It’s all about the white sand beach at this adults-only haven on Providenciales. Offering direct access to an incredible 12-mile stretch of sand, Club Med Turkoise gives beachgoers the chance to maximize their time in the sun and sand.

There are all kinds of complimentary activities for water lovers, including snorkeling, paddleboarding and sailing. You’ll find all the usual Club Med offerings, too, such as tennis, fitness classes and a flying trapeze.

All meals and most drinks are bundled into the room rates, so you can visit any of the four restaurants and bars to satiate your hunger and quench your thirst. The main Grace Bay eatery serves a variety of local and international dishes, while Sharkies Grill and its beach bar offer casual beach bites like tacos and burgers. If you’re a wine aficionado, consider paying extra for a drink from the on-site wine cellar.

The rooms are where the low rates become easier to understand. Inside the 290 minimally appointed rooms, which are all small at 215 square feet, you’ll find white tile floors, turquoise accent walls and a couple of chairs with bright red and blue cushions. Bathrooms are pretty basic, too, with standup showers and single sinks with blue mosaic tiles.

All-inclusive rates at Club Med Turkoise start at $410 per night, based on double occupancy.

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Head to East Bay Resort to avoid hordes of tourists while immersing yourself in the beauty of Turks and Caicos. At this boutique resort on South Caicos, you’ll have easy access to a beach and Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park, a protected marine area known for its phenomenal scuba diving and snorkeling.

While the property requires a little extra effort to reach — you’ll need to take an InterCaribbean Airways flight from Providenciales to South Caicos — the resort aims to make the journey worth the effort by offering a dose of tranquility.

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The main draw is the lovely white sand beach with lots of beach chairs and umbrellas. There, guests can use complimentary kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear to explore above and below the beautiful Caribbean Sea’s surface. For a change of scenery, visitors can also grab a loaner bike to check out one of the island’s eight other beaches.

All-inclusive rates here also cover a few amenities away from the sand, should you want a break from the beach. A buffet restaurant serves international dishes for all meals, plus a selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.

There are a tennis court, a gym and a large semicircle pool with a swim-up bar and a hot tub, as well. Additionally, guests can visit the on-site spa, though treatments, which include a variety of massages, facials and nail services, cost extra.

Like other parts of the property, the 86 suites aim to serve as relaxing places to retire to after a busy day out in the Caribbean sun. Suites start at 592 square feet and include sea-inspired color schemes, full kitchens and furnished balconies with ocean views.

All-inclusive rates at East Bay Resort start at $1,019 per night, based on double occupancy.

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A newly remodeled and very intimate luxury resort on its own 800-acre island, Pine Cay beckons to outdoorsy duos who desire exclusivity while on vacation. Part of the Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels, this chic resort offers easy access to both Providenciales and the world’s third-largest coral reef from its private island perch, making it a rare blend of convenience and seclusion.

Because the resort only welcomes children 13 and older and lacks an abundance of accommodations — you’ll find a mere 13 rooms and cottages here, plus eight villa rentals — the atmosphere leans romantic. Couples can book a Balinese-style massage at the small Sand Dollar Spa, join a group yoga class by the beach, challenge each other to a round of tennis or take a dip in the outdoor pool.

However, the resort’s beach steals the show. Its gorgeous white sand makes it the perfect place to sunbathe, though guests would be remiss if they didn’t also save time for exploring its beautiful water. The all-inclusive package covers use of Hobie cats, kayaks and paddleboards, as well as daily snorkeling excursions.

All meals — which feature a rotating selection of global dishes — are also included. You take them at the beach, by the pool, in your room or at the resort’s Pine Cay Restaurant.

Given the stellar stretch of sand, the property smartly designed its accommodations with the beach in mind. All rooms and cottages have modern interiors with white walls and linens, blonde wood details and beach-inspired accents, such as driftwood lamps and starfish artwork.

Amenities include screened-in porches or terraces with direct beach access, outdoor showers and private beach tikis with lounge chairs that are always yours to use.

All-inclusive rates at Pine Cay start at $2,095 per night, based on double occupancy.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos may not be a traditional all-inclusive resort, but it does offer packages that include credits applicable to food and beverage purchases, making it possible to have at least some of your meals covered during your stay. 

Situated right on Grace Bay Beach — widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches — the 12-story property appeals to travelers who appreciate a phenomenal location and the finer things in life.

All 147 guest rooms and suites offer limited or full ocean views, plus clean, modern interiors in white, beige and blue color schemes. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light, and the bathrooms have stunning rock accent walls and separate showers and tubs.

Outside the rooms, there are two pools: one for families and one exclusively for adults. Additional facilities include a casino, a kids club, a spa and a gym that hosts weekly classes. However, you’ll likely want to spend the bulk of your time enjoying water sports like snorkeling and paddleboarding at the beach. The high resort fee covers most of these options.

As for dining, you’ll have several venues to pick from, including a lobby lounge with sushi rolls and a BLT Steak location with a classic bistro vibe, plus steaks and fresh seafood. There are also Coralli, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, and Casa Nonna, where upscale Italian dishes like grilled octopus, house-made burrata cheese and shrimp scampi are on the menu.

Rates at The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos that include a $100 daily resort credit toward food and beverage purchases start at $2,297 per night, based on double occupancy.

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