Choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos can be a challenge for first time guests and return visitors. The property offers 4 unique villages to choose from all with their own characteristics. Some friends of mine contend they would never book anything but the Italian Village while I personally prefer the Key West Village. This guide will help you to determine which village is the best fit for you when visiting Beaches Turks and Caicos.
Where to Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos
When determining where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos, its important to know that the Caribbean Village is usually the most affordable option along with the French Village. Built first, the Caribbean Village of the resort tends to show its age a little but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss staying there. With great restaurants, a stellar pizza joint and some of the more active pools, the Caribbean Village is a great fit for families who want to be able to step outside their room to play basketball, volleyball and participate in other family friendly sports and activities. It’s also the closest village to the Kids Camp for children ages 0-5.
We recently stayed in a Junior Honeymoon Suite in the Caribbean Village and loved it. From our balcony, I was able to watch the kids play in the playground and it was a quick walk to the larger Italian Pool and Pirate Island Waterpark. That being said, some of the Caribbean Village rooms are further away from the rest of the property making it feel like you aren’t in the centre of the action happening at the resort.
Pros: Quiet; Close to beach and Kids Camp; Less crowded pools; Adult only hot tub overlooking the beach; Some of the best restaurants including Bella Napoli Pizzeria; Closest to the famous Friday Night beach parties at Treasure Beach; Lots of family activities at your doorstep; Quick access to fun playground.
Cons: Dated lobby; Double bed rooms are small; Some rooms are far from the rest of the property; Smaller Pools (which can be a pro or con depending on personal preference).
Much like the Caribbean Village, the French Village is also a more affordable option. Although the French Village is farthest from the beach it is closest to Pirate’s Island Waterpark. Currently undergoing renovation, the French Village has a good bakery and coffee shop as well as the only adult only restaurant on the property. Parents with little ones love the proximity to the main stage where Sesame Characters perform almost nightly. The French Village also has a sizeable pool.
Cons: Furthest from the beach; No ocean view from the rooms.
Most people who stay in the Italian Village absolutely love it. With ocean views and the largest pool, this is the epicentre of the resort. The rooms are newer and big enough for families of 5. Most people with teenagers also prefer the Italian Village. This village is closest to some of the better breakfast restaurants including Barefoot By the Sea where fresh food is served with your toes in the sand.
One night a week there is a musical performance at the Italian Village pool that can be loud but ends early enough that it won’t affect sleep times. The Italian pool is surrounded by restaurants and bars where people gather nightly.
From the concierge lobby in the Italian Village to the furnishings in the room, this village is an upgrade to a more luxurious experience and is a good fit for travellers who prefer modern hotels. Every room in the Italian Village has a separate room for children with a bunk bed that includes a pull out trundle. The children’s rooms are small but provide enough space for families to spread out and relax. The children’s rooms are closest to the hotel room door and may not be a good fit for smaller kids who sleepwalk or tend to wander.
Pros: Located close to the beach and in the centre of the resort; Spectacular ocean views; Quick access to Pirate’s Island Waterpark; Separate room for children in all rooms; Luxurious furnishings.
Cons: Can be louder than other spots in the resort; More expensive than French and Caribbean Villages; Wi-Fi isn’t as strong in some of the rooms.
Key West Village
The newest addition to Beaches Turks and Caicos is the Key West Village. Capturing the laid back attitude of Key West, this area of the resort is quieter and filled with green grass and gorgeous gardens. The lobby of the Key West Village is welcoming and luxurious and sets the tone for the rest of your stay. The rooms are clean and large with amenities not found in the other villages including kitchens and washer dryers.
Staying in the Key West Village is a different experience than the other villages and is perfect for larger families or luxury travellers. The restaurants in the Key West Village all have beautiful ocean views and are well staffed. The Key West village has a few smaller pools that are never crowded. Families can relax in the sun and play in the pools often alone.
Pros: Clean new rooms; Washer Dryers and full kitchens; Ocean views; Lots of grass for kids to run and play; Luxurious furnishings; Easy to get away from busier sections of resort.
Cons: Further away from Treasure Beach, Waterpark, and main stage; More expensive than French and Caribbean Villages.
Choosing Where to Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos
Although the decision can be a little confusing at times, I can assure you that you will love your vacation to Beaches Turks and Caicos. I shot the footage below on our last visit and can tell you that we have already booked a return vacation. As always feel free to comment below or email me with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.