Choosing Where to Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos

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. Which village at Beaches Turks and Caicos is that best fit for your family? What kind of accommodation would you want for your family, or what kind of ideas you have for your perfect holiday? The destination and the scenic setting matters a lot for the ones in search for a ideal vacation. Some Turks and Caicos villas or huts by the sea, maybe? Read on to see what you’ll love about each of the 4 villages.

Where to Stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Caribbean Village

When determining where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos, it is important to know that the Caribbean Village is usually the most affordable 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.

A guide to choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Includes Pros and Cons of each of the 4 villages.

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.

What You’ll Love: 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 and Arizona’s; Closest to the famous Friday Night beach parties at Treasure Beach; Lots of family activities at your doorstep; Quick access to a fun playground.

A guide to choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Includes Pros and Cons of each of the 4 villages.

French Village

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. 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.

A guide to choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Includes Pros and Cons of each of the 4 villages.

What You’ll Love: Close to Waterpark and Main Stage; Close to some of the best restaurants on the property like Kimono’s and Le Petit Chateau; Large lawns for kids to play on with hammocks and a chess set; Quiet large pool; Close to Mac Daddy’s food truck and Curls and Swirls ice cream truck.

Italian Village

Most people who stay in the Italian Village absolutely love it. With ocean views and the largest pool, this is the epicenter 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.

A guide to choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Includes Pros and Cons of each of the 4 villages.

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 travelers 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 bed. The children’s rooms 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.

A guide to choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Includes Pros and Cons of each of the 4 villages.

What You’ll Love: Located close to the beach and in center of the resort; Spectacular ocean views; Quick access to Pirate’s Island Waterpark; Separate room for children in all rooms; Luxurious furnishings.

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.

A guide to choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Includes Pros and Cons of each of the 4 villages.

Staying in the Key West Village is a different experience than the other villages and is perfect for larger families or luxury travelers. The restaurants in the Key West Village all have beautiful ocean views. 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.

What You’ll Love: 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 the resort.

A guide to choosing where to stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Includes Pros and Cons of each of the 4 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. As always feel free to comment below or email me with any questions you may have at


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53 Comments on this post

  1. Thanks for the informative post!! We have stayed in the Italian Village twice, but just couldn’t swing it this year. Thanks to your post, we just booked the French Village for a week at the end of April/early May!!! So excited!!

    Maggie / Reply
  2. You are soo helpful! Because of you we just booked our trip to stay in the right part of Beaches Turqs and Caicos!

    Young / Reply
  3. Do you know anything regarding Keywest villa vs. Italian penthouse family suite?

    MariAnn / Reply
    • Hey MariAnn. The Keywest villa is in a much quieter area and is a traditional house set up. There’s a big kitchen and dining area with bathroom on main floor. Traditional set up of bedrooms and another bath on second floor. Master suit on top floor. Lots of open patio space that looks out at the water and some have private pools. Really nice set up but quite set out from the rest of the resort.

      The penthouses are much more of a hotel room feel. Sitting with an incredible view of the water and close to the Italian pool they give you much more of the resort atmosphere. They also have the same furnishings as the rest of the Italian village with the choice to choose up to 4 bedrooms.

      It’s sort of a choice of how you like to vacation. The pros on both are luxury butler service, beautiful views and plenty of space. The cons on the Italian village are if you rely on the elevators they can get a little busy and the key west villas are just further out from the action.

      If I had to choose, I would pick Key West but I like the quieter vibe. Really after 10 pm, the Italian village is quite quiet too.

      Hope that helps. If you need more info let me know!

  4. Hi! I’m going to Turks and Caicos this spring! Is it a lot of walking from village to village or is there some sort of transportation?

    Ashlynn / Reply
    • The villages are very close together. With young children you may want a stroller but it’s just a few minutes walk. There is also a fun kids train that drives around the property.

  5. Would you recommend a first floor walkout or a balcony in the Italian Village?

    Teresa Steph / Reply
  6. They now have a new village called the Seaside Village what do you know about this one? Is it new or did they just buy and update an old resort like they did with the Keywest Village? Is is to far from everything else? It is just my husband and I that are going on this trip so I know we are wanting a more quiet and relaxing vacation. We are open to any suggestions. Thanks for your time. Kay

    Kay Rosebush / Reply
    • Hi Kay,

      The Seaside village is part of the Caribbean village. The noise level will be the same as the Caribbean which on beach party nights can be quite loud.

  7. Hi and thank you for this review. We are booking a last minute trip for 5 of us (2 adults, 2 kids and 1 Grandma).

    We were going to do Italian Concierge Family Suite with kids room, but now the location of the Caribbean villas seems ideal with 2 kids.

    We don’t really care about levels as they all seem nice for a family vacation, (unless u suggest otherwise) what’s the best way to room the 5 of us? We basically need 1 king and 2 singles and a crib.

    Ali Clark / Reply
  8. I’m looking into booking a room at the seaside village dec 2019. Any comments or pros and cons about staying at the seaside area? We have 3 kids ages 9, 6 and 4

    Noelle / Reply
    • Hi Noelle,
      I love the seaside area. Just be aware that when there are beach parties or weddings, it does get quite loud. If your kids are good to stay up and party, you will love it. If you have an early to bed 4 year old, request to be further from the BBQ area.

  9. Hi planning a trip for end of November. Which village would you recommend for a family with boys 17 and 20? I was thinking Caribbean village as it sounds like the pool/beach volleyball are there.

    janine / Reply
    • Definitely Caribbean or Italian would be a great fit. There are a few adult-only restaurants in Key West Village that will also take teens over 16.

  10. Hi Sarah,

    For any one with a disability? knee issue, also as We prefer cleanest & luxury place, which one would you suggest between the Carribian or Italian side, for family of 4, with 14 & 15 yr old kids.
    don’t want to be disappointed later, and if booked & not suitable? would they be able to change after booking?
    Please, need your help!

    Mini ont Aug 2019

    Mino.s / Reply
    • Hello!

      I would say clean and luxury for me is Key West but with your knee issue the Italian village is easier and more central. Both are very clean and nicely done up. When booking, I would be sure to ask for an accessible room to make showering after the beach a lot easier.

  11. Hello – Any advise on the Seaside village? Right now I have a villa on hold in Key West and rooms in Seaside. Going with my family where the kids ages range from 5-16. Thank you!

    Anne / Reply
    • Hi Anne,

      The Seaside Village is in the Caribbean Village but closer to the ocean. My preference would be a villa in Key West. You are also on or close to the water and some have private pools. It is a much quieter side of the property which means you can opt-in for the parties but you aren’t too close to them. For kids older than 12, the entire property is easy to navigate. In the Seaside Villages, you are closer to the daycare but weddings and nighttime parties tend to be quite loud and go on later into the night. Feel free to email me at if you have more questions. I hope you have an excellent vacation.

  12. We are at Sandals right now, but wanting to bookBeaches Turks and Caicos for our 3 children and my parents too… anywhere large enough to accommodate all of us? Like 2 queens and 2 pullout trundles? Did not want to spend a fortune on room but wanna be together.

    Courtney Kolb / Reply
    • Hi Courtney,
      For rooms accommodating 7 people, there are a variety of options. You would be looking at the 2 bedroom concierge suites at the minimum (French and Caribbean). After that, you would go up in price for the two-bedroom Italian butler suites. Room options would go all the way up to a private village. If you are looking at rooms, it is also worth pricing two separate attaching rooms through Beaches.

  13. Looking to book in July 2020, only myself, husband and our will be 3 yo. I hear ALOT of bad reviews about the Caribbean but we don’t have enough bodies to make booking the Italian worth while. Thoughts? I doubt we are going to be spending that much time at the beach. Mostly pools.

    Erica / Reply
    • Depends who you talk to but we have had basic rooms on the Caribbean and then some more lush ones. The Honeymoon suites are nice because the trundle would easily fit your 3 year old and there is still plenty of room to play. We’ve very happily stayed in the Caribbean. With a kid that age, you will be out and about too quite a bit. The ocean is gorgeous and easy with little guys. You may be out there more than you think!

    • Thank you for all your info. I am stuck a bit with what room to book. It’s my husband, myself, our kids (6 and 5 and my parents. I booked the Italian two bedroom walkout with butler. I really wish the kids room was two full beds…my kids like to fall asleep with one of us and I usually sleep with one of my kids all night too is a full. Is there a butler level with a king room (my parents) and another room with two doubles (my kids and myself) and my husband could sleep in living room (he stays up late and snores lol). From my research the French village has this but no butler. We like butler for room service and setting up spot for day.

      Wendy / (in reply to Erica) Reply
      • Hi Wendy,

        I would definitely call their booking number or a travel agent and see what your options are. For the same or similar cost you may be able to get a butler room with a smaller attached room instead of the kids room. The villas are also incredible.

  14. Any thoughts where two old farts can stay who are looking for a balcony room maybe on a second or third floor level with two beds and no children room.

    Jeff / Reply
    • Hey Jeff!

      Ocean view? If you are looking just to be there, I would say French Village and the Caribbean would work. For ocean views and closer to the beach, check out the Key West and Italian villages.

  15. I have 2 girls will be 16 and 13 time of travel. This will be our second time as a family at a resort and first time at Turks. I want to make sure this trip will exceed expectations. Plus its a surprise. We can’t decide between the Caribbean Honeymoon Grand Luxe or the Italian Concierge Family Suite with kids room. Please help! We plan on going Jan 2021

    Michelle / Reply
    • With kids that age, I would choose the Italian. Mostly because there is a separation between the rooms. The one-bedroom Key West rooms would also give you a lot of space. The trundle in the living room would fit both teens but is also big enough for plenty of room to hang out.

  16. I’m going there with my 11 yr old in April/May 2020. I am presently booked in Key west as i heard it is quieter and i need that for sleep. I have heard that the french village can be quite loud during the day with shows, and also at night with the same. I have also heard during the day that the caribbean village is so loud with all the kids activities going on etc. Any opinions on that? As key west is more pricy, i can’t get over that the noise at the other two villages would just about ruin my trip if they are accurate

    Caron / Reply
    • Hi Caron,
      If noise is a deal breaker for you, I would consider what time you need it to be quiet by. Key West is definitely much quieter. The restaurants are more reserved and you won’t find many at night activities. The Caribbean hosts a lot of weddings at the beach and once a week has a large party. The French Village is close to the stage and can be loud but usually only until around 10 pm. Hope that helps.

  17. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for so much info . We’re scheduled to be there over Thanksgiving 2020. It just me and my 11/ 9yrs old boys . We’re currently booked in an Italian ocean front walk out . It is expensive and I’m concerned if it is worth it during Covid considering some things could be closed . Would you recommend scaling down .

    Jennifer G / Reply
    • Hi Jennifer,
      Beaches has confirmed that everything will be open per usual, and will be operating under the Beaches Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness. Hope that helps!

  18. We are looking to book for October 2021. Our two daughters and their families. 3 children ages 9,7 and 3.
    We are paying for entire trip so trying to be economical but want it to really WOW everyone. Will we be disappointed if we stay in Caribbean or French? We don’t want to appear cheap?
    Also, no matter where you stay, you can go anywhere on property right? All the pools, all the restaurants?

    Nancy / Reply
    • Hi!

      No matter where you stay you can eat and swim anywhere in the property except the small private pools that accompany the villas. I think your daughters will be appreciative of anywhere you stay! The French Village is really close to the waterpark and stage for night time shows. Also has a great easy coffee spot. The Caribbean is right on the beach. Each have a fun pool. Don’t forget to check out the pool in Key West if you need a little quiet time!

      • We have heard some of the rooms at Carribean have been remodeled. Any idea which ones these are and can you request rooms there?

        Nancy / (in reply to Sarah Pittard) Reply
  19. Hi Sarah!
    Thanks for your great review.
    We are trying to decide if the Caribbean Village is good for us. We have the option of the honeymoon king on 3rd floor Carribean or a French room on a high floor (no patio).
    I want the Carribeans beach proximity and balcony but when you say the rooms are dated and I read bad reviews I’m curious as to how dated? Are they clean? I want to feel like I’m at a nice hotel for 10k! By any chance do you have more photos?

    Will the weddings be super loud until 10? Or more like 12 or later?
    Our kids are 7. They can handle some noise but if it’s sooo loud that will be annoying.

    Thank you sooo much!

    Allyson / Reply
    • Hi! In your case I would choose the Caribbean. You could call and ask but I think most weddings are wrapped up by 10:30 in my experience. Some of the rooms are dated but the Caribbean Honeymoon rooms have always been very clean and are a great layout with kids.

  20. Traveling with 2 adults and 1 teen. The more I look the more confused I get. We usually spend most of our time at the beach while on vacation. We do like to relax in the room before going to dinner. What is your opinion on the best room option for us?

    Christine / Reply
    • Hi Christine,
      I would seriously consider the Key West rooms. Even the smallest room categories are quite spacious. I once stayed in a luxe concierge room that had a separate kitchen and plenty of patio space. The trundle is big enough for a teen. The Key West bars and restaurants are geared towards teens and adults. There is a very quiet pool and easy access to the beach. It is farther from the centre of the resort but it’s not a far walk at all.

  21. Hi Sarah
    Need help planning a 50th wedding anniversary trip for a family of 12 to Beaches Turks and Caicos . Our party of 12 consists of the anniversary couple Mom and Dad, a son with his wife and 6 children ages 10 – 21, and another brother and sister. Essentially we are 8 adults and 4 children. Would like your opinion on the how and where to room everyone. We are thinking a room for Mom and Dad and another for the single brother and sister, or a 2 bedroom suite for the 4 of us. For the family of 8 possibly a suite or combination of rooms of some sort. I think the Caribbean or Key West would be nice but need your experience to guide us as to types of accommodations available. Also is there a time of the year you would recommend?
    Thank you Roman

    Roman / Reply
  22. Hi Roman!

    Thanks for reaching out. Your trip sounds amazing. I think to answer your question we need to look at the budget. If this is a one-time trip of a lifetime type budget then the Luxury Seaside Butler Villas are beyond compare. The Butler arranges all your meals, sets up your cabana, and ensures there is plenty of amazing surprises. They also bring you food for any open restaurant that you request. The villa sleeps 8-10 people depending on which you choose. You could do one in Key West/Caribbean and then add on 1 or 2 Key West rooms. If that is not in the budget, I would definitely suggest you all be in the same area of the resort. Although the different villages are not too far apart it would be a hassle if you were spread between them.

    For the son and wife with 6 kids, I would check what the minimum age to stay in a room is as you may be able to divide them with attaching rooms so mom and dad get some alone time and the kids/teens split a room with 2 beds. The Italian family suites are lovely but they really only fit up to 5-6 people and really only families with younger kids. Anyone 16 and older will be billed as an adult.

    I would definitely recommend reaching out to a travel agent who specializes in Beaches to book your trip. They will put in requests to have the rooms all in the same area and may be able to arrange special dining for the 50th anniversary.

    Sarah Pittard / Reply
  23. Hello! I’m trying to convince my husband to let us do Beaches T & C- it’s been on my bucket list for years but my husband is quite the penny pincher. He will spend on some things but is pretty picky. Wants to make sure we have “things to do” wherever we go- either activities, historical stuff, educational etc. Likes to keep busy. Although he’s somewhat limited right now because of a chronic back issue. The kids (15 year old girl/boy twins- so this is our last year for kid prices!) and I like some chill time. Hang at the beach and pool, waterpark, etc…we all don’t mind a little walking. Trying to decide the best way to make this happen. For this kind of price tag, my husband will expect very nice accommodations. I’m trying to convince him that it’s worth it since everything is included and those things add up separately! Can you suggest which area might work best for us, and what activities are included? Also, where to find the best price, and is it too late to book for mid-late June? Lastly- do they require some kind of ID for the kids’ ages? Thank you!

    Karen Marie Farley / Reply
    • Hi Karen,
      For limited walking, I would stick to the Caribbean or Italian villages. Although, all are quite close. Activities that are included are quite a few. Scuba diving, water park, all water sports including paddleboards, kayaks and small sailboats, tennis, Xbox lounge and teen club. You provide a passport for all family members upon check-in.

  24. I’m trying to book end of May 2022 vacation and struggling with what room to choose at the Italian. Based on your article and great comments here…I THINK that might be an ideal village? 4 of us will be going which includes my 14 and 10 year old. Trying to decide if we should do a walk out pool view or a different room in the Italian? Having the pool easily accessible to the kids sounds good but unsure if it will be too noisy?
    Trying to stay affordable but have yet key activities accessible as well. I really want the vacation to be a hit! This destination/resort has been on my bucket list for a few years. I appreciate any and all recommendations for my traveling bunch! Thank you for the wonderful insights! Kimberly-

    Kimberly A West / Reply
    • Hi Kimberly,

      I would skip the walk-out room. Your kids are old enough that getting to the pool won’t be a problem. I would suggest checking out the day trip to Iguana island with kids that age. It’s quite cool. What I particularly like about the Italian village is the kids are in a separate smaller room with a door that closes.

  25. Hey Sarah!
    First of all: thank you all this info! It has been helpful and I’ve read through most other questions and your answers before reaching out. 🙂 We will be a first time visitor to TC and our first international trip as a family. Also: a top destination in our eyes. So, I do NOT want to be disappointed with tired looking accommodations. It will be husband and I (we want our privacy! ;-), and 16YO and 10YO. Based on photos, Seaside seems like a good option. But wondering about privacy options and beach/ocean views? Not concerned about quiet or other elements. Just clean, up to date and beach views and access. We are comfortable walking wherever to get to other areas. Help! And thanks!

    Stormey C / Reply
    • Hi Stormey,

      With kids that age I would suggest the Italian village for views and privacy as there is a door between the two sleeping areas. If your budget allows, the seaside villas in the Caribbean section are new and have suite options as well. Something like the Seaside Honeymoon One Bedroom Concierge Villa would also work perfectly as you have a fully enclosed master bedroom. As for the renovated rooms, I would call directly and ask if you can request one. My guess is that it would be noted on the reservation but not guaranteed.

  26. What village would you suggest for a couple in our late 40’s that would have an oceanfront view? Also possibly with an adult pool near by.

    Lisa Dahl / Reply
    • Hi Lisa,

      I would go Key West or the Seaside Villages in the Caribbean but my preference would be Key West. Big adult only restaurant that has a gorgeous patio. Quiet pools

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