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Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Lower Bight Road, B.W.I, Providenciales   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2004

We just returned from a 9 day family vacation at Beaches and had a wonderful time. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the kids had a blast. Food was very good and I have no complaints about the resort. I do however have 1 complaint about one of the excursions. Do not get suckered in by SILVER DEEP on their Deep Sea Fishing. Small boat with 7 people on it and only 4 poles. The men on board didnt even get one nibble. Expensive lesson to learn and the people at Silver Deep dont care either that they are scamming you. So please beware when you book with them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2004

We just got back from a week at the Beaches all inclusive resort. It was nice but not what I expected for the money. The island is pretty run down. Not a pretty drive from the airport. The hotel was nice and the workers there were 90% helpful and pleasant. Our suite smelled of mildrew. There were a lot of ants in our room. The food was just so so. All the beef items were very tough at all the restuarants. The beach was gorgeous. The landscaping was very pretty. Every day one of the pools had to be shut down because a child pooped in it. We never went off the grounds as the rest of the island looked like a war zone. It was hard to get appointments for the free suba and snorkeling. Although it had many pluses I would not go back again becuase it cost way too much money for what we got. Checkout was a zoo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2004

My boyfriend and I travelled to Beaches Turks and Caicos in January 2004, we had a great time, the food was absolutely incredible. We especially like the seafood place by the beach.

The weather was good, but it would rain everyday for at least half hour, usually around lunch time.

This is definately a family resort, we don't have children, but we really wanted to go to Turks and Caicos, there was only two All Inclusive resorts, Beaches and Allegro. We chose beaches. There is definately alot of children there, from babies right up until teenagers... the bar and cafe at night were filled wil 16-19 year old drinking, and just being teenagers... this was quite annoying.

The rooms were nice, but we were in the french quarters (newest addition) which was quite a bit of a walk from the beach. Try and get a room closer, its a pian if you forget something. The ebach was amazing, the most beautiful i have seen, the sand was like flour. So soft. The water was incredible, we did alot of snorkelling as well as my boyfriend got certified as a diver well there, it was a 3 full day course. No sharks were seen but i saw lots of stingrays and Barracudas yikes!

The staff was so so, there were a couple great batenders at the pool bar very friendly, some other staff was quite arrogant and would just ignore you.

One day we had a couples massage which was very nice. But sometimes they slip a bit if you know what i mean, which was a little disturbing.

There is not much to do at night here, they have a show around 8pm for a couple hours, but after that pretty much everyone heads to bed. One night we headed to the Allegro casino, it was very tiny, they are closed down now.

All in all we had a great time, and I 100% recommed this resort, especially if you ahve children, they will love it, especially young children they have a seperate water park for the little tykes.

I think you will enjoy your vacation very much at beaches, so go relax and have a fabulous time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2004

We returned a week ago from beeches. The place is amazing. We got married out there and the day was wonderful. My partner and i chose to get married on the beech, which was amazing. The ceremony was perfect for what we wanted, and the day was excellant. But be warned, the photo's that they take are excellant, so i advise upgrading your photo package as soon as you arrive, as you will pay $20 for each extra photo you choose over your agreed package. Kenny (the photographer) was excellant. He took 330 photo's of our wedding, got down to 180 as he took out the ones that were rubbish. This was good as it was only me and my partner there! When we went to look at the pictures, he had put them on a dvd (which we got) and showed themto us in a slide show. You will be blown away by the quality. It is superb!
As for the resort, we stayed in the turqouise delux rooms, and i do agree they need upgrading. The pools, the beech wasnt crowded but the resort was no where near full. The restaurants are not gourmet, but the food is good. If you are vegetairian, hope you like salad!
We travelled from the uk with virgin, had an over night stay in miami and then flew down, and from speaking to the very few people who travelled with British Airways, this was the best option, and cheaper! If you upgrade with virgin to prem economy, then your flight is superb and the service from virgin is excellant.
My partner and i really didnt want to come home. We were lucky enough to see jojo the dolphin. If you are looking to take part in any of the extra trips, they are very very expensive. I went bottom fishing, cost $200 and to me that is way over the top. But if you like the fishing,m make sure you go bottom fishing. We also paid to spend the day on our own island, which was great to get away from the resort for a day.
I read the reviews about the staff being unfriendly. If you are polite to them and not treat them like a piece of **** on your shoe they are fine. I was fed up with the way some spoke to the staff. They work long hours and are not paid very much, so to them, a thank you goes along way, and it isnt to hard to say!
If you have any questions about the resort or weddings there, you can email me on paullawrence@fsmail.net.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2004

First of all, Turks and Caicos is a bare rock. I think even the palm trees are imported. Aruba looks like paradise in comparison. However, there is lots of new construction and the roads are modern. It seems like the big time investors are finally discovering the island. I picked up a Real Estate booklet -- there are several Condos and Lots for sale. I would imagine that in 10 years or so the island will be over developed. The climate is HOT! We had a little rain but it was overcast almost the whole trip. I was only able to get sunset pictures on one evening. The Airport was small but efficient with little to do while waiting for departure. I'd give the island a "B" for cleanliness, safety, convenience, and climate. I'd rate it a "D" for things to do.
About "Beaches" -- GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!! This is our 3rd Beaches trip (We've also been to Sandals 5 times). It amazes my wife and I to read the negative reviews that some people write and the things people will complain about. What do People want out of life. The natives of these Islands work 6 days a week , 12 hours a day for a few dollars pay. Most of them won't earn in several years what you will pay for your 1 week vacation. Give them a smile and say "Hello","Thanks", or "Please", and they will repay you in kind. I have never had anyone at any resort be rude --- but some seem to just go about their jobs while others will go the extra mile to make sure you are happy, just like the people YOU WORK WITH. Remember -- 1) it is HOT all the time 2) they are under paid 3) its difficult to deal with the public at times 4) kindness goes a long way.
About the food ---- The food ranges from average (Buffet's) to good (Ala Carte Restaurants). Remember everything has to be imported-- don't expect Filet Mignon. We ate at 6PM every night and never had to wait in line. We didn't eat at Schooner's (Fish only). Bobby D's had the worst food (It's open 20 hours a day and served buffet style) but its mainly for kids and they seem to love it. Yes, the drinks are watered down but just ask the bartenders to add extra liquor and they will. We drank mostly Wine -- they are happy to give you the bottle if you ask.
About the pools/beach --- The pools were never crowded. The shaded spots were usually 'saved' early. Usually one pool was closed per day. Remember, there are hundreds of bodies (some toddlers) using the pools. Be glad that they clean them and stop complaining. They never ran out of Towels --- yes some are old --- get a life and stop complaining! The beach is wide but narrow. We didn't spend much time there except to walk after sunset.
About the activities -- My 15 yr old daughter loved the video game room. She didn't choose to participate in most of the activities for her age group but that was her choice -- there certainly were lots of things to do and other teens seemed to be having a good time. The "Nightly Entertainment" is poor and a waste of time. If you want great entertainment go to VEGAS or NYC. I've never met anyone who has travelled to the Caribbean for great entertainmet. The Spa was great and the Fitness Center was excellent. My wife did some form of Aerobics with "Natasha" every day and had a blast.
About the Rooms-- We stayed in the French Village. Our room was small but clean. We heard a few complaints (musty) from people who stayed in the rooms nearest the beach. The workers try their best to keep the grounds clean but some inconsiderate people leave cups and trash out and never pick up after themselves. Stop complaining and don't blame the resort. We heard one lady complain who was there for her Honeymoon and was upset that their were so many children ---Lady stop complaining and go to a 'couples only' resort.

One final note: Yes we will go back again to the Turks and "Beaches" in particular. I will be glad when all those "WHINEY COMPLAINERS" with the negative reviews go somewhere else. Maybe then those of us who appreciate how fortunate we are will then have some peace and quiet at the resort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2004

Went to this resort June 4-11 with some trepidation based on the reviews. Glad we read them because it significantly lowered our expectations. Took 3 kids, 11, 8 and 2. Ended up with a Presidential suite in the Salt Cays - the very farthest first floor room in the facility (on the chain link fence) - and on the ocean! What a great spot if you can get it! We had two completly shaded patios, pulled up lounge chairs from the beach in front of us, and had perpetual shaded beachfront for our whole stay. Since it was the very last room, no one walked in front of it. We left the sliders unlocked and everyone came and went as they pleased. A note of caution: the bathroom with sunken tub is open to the bedroom - quite a safety hazard with toddlers as there are tile steps that can't be closed off. The sunken tub is a pain to bathe little kids in, but I wouldn't have traded the location. Yes we did have incredibly large bugs (about 6 total over our stay). You just can't get away from these things in humid climates. People who complain haven't lived in Houston, Texas. The door jamb on the front door wasn't well sealed, and I'm sure they just scurry under the front door. We eliminated them without freaking out and suggest others do the same. The air conditioning was way too cold in the living area and too hot in the bedroom, a design issue with the ducts. We got extra blankets and survived, although the sleeping was a little uncomfortably warm in the bedroom.

Our food expectations had been lowered by the reviews, and that was a good thing. The food is perfectly adequate - but it is in no way exceptional. The property was completely full when we were there, and the service was a mixed bag. The kids thought it was great. Our bigger disapointments were the things people reviewed well - the Japanese place and the crab legs at Schooners. Kimonos was entirely different based on your server. Some tables were uproariously laughing and ours was not. Figure out who's entertaining and request a specific table. We didn't and it was just ordinary. Our best overall experiences were the buffets at Guiseppes in the French Village. We ate at Sopadillos and it was nice to eat a real meal without kids, but for eating with kids, you can't beat the buffets. The ice cream at the coffee cafe in the French Village was excellent, as was the hot chocolate. The kids loved getting their own daquiris at the bars.

As for activities and such, the older kids only went to camp for a half day and it was okay. We were very comfortable with the two of them going off together to Pirates Isalnd and the game rooms on their own, so long as the life guards were on duty. They loved the freedom and even went to breakfast buffets and the evening entertainment on their own.

The child care for the two year old was a different story. Both the Cuda club and the private babysitters were listless and low energy. There was just an inadequate level of stuff and activities in the Cuda club to entice them, so it made the separation anxiety much worse for our 2 year old. We left her there for just a couple short naps to take the older kids out.

We hired sitters for our two year old so we could take the older kids snorkeling and on excursions, and they were really the highlights of the trip. The snorkeling 10 minutes up the beach is awesome - we saw sea turtles, rays and a barracuda. You could see fish (even a flounder) in knee deep water. We borrowed life vests from the water sports center and brought our own snorkeling gear with us. (we recommend your own gear for convenience and so you're not constantly messing with mask fits on the kids). The current can be strong, and you want to check this before you head out. We did have red flag days.

Our favorite excursion was a boat trip to snorkel for sand dollars and conch. Definitely do this. We collected 19 dead (white) sand dollars and saw live brown ones. We captured, ate, cleaned and brought home three magnificent conch shells. This was awesome.

We did not dive, but I heard nothing but raves from the people who did.

Our two year old absolutely loved the slides, pools, beach and every moment she was there - so long as she was with us.

Having gone to the Grand Wailea in Maui the prior year, we can tell you this is not Grand Wailea - a true five star facility. This is more a 3-3 1/2 star kind of place. But the self contained quality, the freedom for the kids to roam on their own, the tamer water park than the Grand Wailea and the exceptional Caribbean waters and their treasures make it a compelling choice. The kids wanted to come back, and that made it a success. For those who dive, the price point makes more sense. Also, for us who had to travel so far, we arrive at night and were up at 5 a.m. for departure, so we had to incur two additional nights cost for no real value, adding to the cost.

Overall, a successful, a little expensive for what it was, experience. With so much in the world to explore, I doubt we'd go back specifically to this locale, although we might consider another Beaches resort in Jamaica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2004

We went to Beaches April 25-May 5, 2004 for our "weddingmoon." We had a group of 31 people that arrived on different days during the stay. Our trip down was uneventful and check in was quick and smooth. We had conceirge service, as we were staying in the grande luxury honeymoon suite. This entailed no line and our room was ready upon check-in. Our room was nice and clean with a beautiful 4 poster bed and full bar, but nothing extra special. Conceirge service did mean easier reservations for restaurants and they met every request.

The wedding planner, Turquisa, was extremely professional and answered every question and provided every service requested. We were in contact with the wedding coordinators via email about a month prior to our trip. Our wedding was absolutely wonderful. We recommend booking the last time slot in the day as this gives you an opportunity for sunset pictures and cooler carribean breezes. We had our reception on the Iguana pool deck complete with private chef and the best wedding cake we have ever had-chocolate! We could not have asked for a better day and every detail, including the beautiful flowers was attended to.

The tropical images photography staff were also extremely professional. They knew how to take advantage of all of the "kodak" moments. We would recommend having the studio take family portraits.

Restaurants were as expected with average to above average food and service. We travel all over the carribean and have stayed at many resorts and realize that all-inclusive resorts are not five-star luxury restaurants. We enjoyed the Le Petite Chateau and Schooners on more than one occasion. At Schooners, the crab legs are a must!

All of the staff were extremely friendly and we never encountered any rude employees. Just remember, be nice and friendly, smile and you will get the same in return. They went out of there way to say hello.

The grounds were perfect and well kept. Flowers everywhere, no bugs or odors that other people have complained about.

There are kids at this resort, however, we were easily able to get away from them and they were never an issue. We stayed most of the time at the Iguana pool and swim up bar, but we did try every pool, except Pirates Island. All of the pools were clean and nice and there were plenty of chairs. However, you really need to get to the pool early and stake out chairs in the shade, as they are usually taken by 9 a.m.

Not many adventures on this island, but the beach was phenominal. One of the prettiest beaches we have seen. REnting a car and driving to Malcolm Beach is worth it as long as you enjoy remote, beautiful areas that are rustic; no services there. Make sure you have four wheel drive and water!!!

We would recommend the Iguana Island/Sand dollar hunt/snorkel/boat trip. AGain, remember everything is what you make of it! YOu can have fun anywhere as long as you want to. Likewise, you can find fault in anything, if that's what you are looking for.

We had a wonderful time on vacation and for our wedding. Other than a couple of bugs in a few rooms (which were immediately taken care of with a phone call to the front desk--you are in the carribean you know!), no one had any complaints in the entire group. We did not have any children in our group and each and everyone of us had a blast! We strongly recommend this resort and would return! Feel free to email if you have any questions.

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Address: Lower Bight Road, B.W.I, Providenciales
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Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#7 Top resorts Hotel in Providenciales
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Hotel Class:3 star — Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 770
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Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting Beaches all-inclusive Turks & Caicos vacation for the whole family. A 45,000 square-foot waterpark; four magnificent villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West; a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street(R) characters, the new Xbox(R) Play Lounge and a sizzlin' teen disco, Liquid at Beaches-all located on one of the world's best beaches.19 Specialty dining options with everything from Caribbean to Japanese, Italian to French, Seafood to Sushi•7000-sq-ft retail village offering guests" high-end jewelry, fashion, candies, souvenirs•Our very own Pirates Island themed aqua-playground hosting one of the Caribbean"s most comprehensive water parks featuring nine slides, lazy river, surf simulator, water cannons, cranks and spray features•Kids of all ages can enjoy fun and games with Elmo and friends in our Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street(R)•X-BOX(R) Play Lounge with plasma screens and the latest games on the market •Voted Beaches Resorts "World"s Leading Family All-Inclusive" 14 years in a row•Voted Beaches Turks & Caicos "Turks & Caicos Leading Resort" for the 4th year in a row•Voted Beaches Turks & Caicos "The Caribbean"s Leading Family All- Inclusive" for the 2nd year in a row•Six Star Diamond Award- Beaches Resorts "Keeping it Green", American Academy of Hospitality Sciences•Six Star Diamond Award- Beaches Turks & Caicos for the Italian Village•Five Star Diamond Award- The Resort, Le Petit Chateau Restaurant and Mario"s Restaurant ... more   less 
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