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Spring break is just around the corner, and the time to book is now. For 2024, my eyes are set on Turks and Caicos all-inclusive resorts. The simplicity of an all-inclusive vacation on a gorgeous beach resort sounds especially enticing. And Turks and Caicos' turquoise waters and powdery white-sand beaches have inspired many a postcard.
All you'll need to do is show up, throw on your swimming suit, head to the beach and relax. Because on some vacations, you don't want to have to think about, or plan, a thing.
Read on for a few favorite all-inclusive resorts in Turks and Caicos.
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It doesn't get much better than an all-inclusive luxury resort on a private island, a mere 90-minute flight from Miami. Stay in an oceanfront cottage or suite, outfitted with breezy island decor (driftwood accessories, soothing neutrals with splashes of blue), outdoor showers and sprawling closets. (Those ocean views are unmatched.) Even better, you'll get to enjoy your own thatched-roof "beach tiki," equipped with sun loungers and towels.
Savor the resort's gourmet food poolside, at the open-air Tiki Beach Bar or at a location of your choosing. Private dinners and picnics can be arranged, and are highly encouraged. Fish and seafood are freshly caught. Much of the produce is sourced from Pine Cay's onsite garden. Desserts, pastries and sourdough bread are all housemade.
Pine Cay is an all-inclusive resort, after all, meaning you don't have to worry about daily schedules or add-ons. The up-front rate includes a daily snorkeling excursion, which is not to be missed. (Turks and Caicos boasts some of the world's largest and most colorful coral reefs.)
Spend at least one day at Pine Cay's Sand Dollar Spa. Here, natural materials like sea salt, coconut oil, yogurt and tropical-fruit extracts are incorporated into the heavenly spa treatments, ranging from massages and body scrubs to facials, wraps, Ayurvedic rituals and more.
Club Med Turkoise
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
This adults-only, all-inclusive resort in the Turks and Caicos islands sits on a beautiful beach on Grace Bay. Pastel-hued buildings dot the cheerful property, perfect for friend groups and couples alike.
Choose from a variety of activities, included sailing lessons, water sports, pickleball, snorkeling, kayaking, trapeze lessons, paddle boarding and more. In the evenings, the entertainment gets especially lively: enjoy circus shows, live DJ sets, games, local artistic performances and music.
Scuba divers will delight in the resort's proximity to some of the world's top diving destinations. Choose from several different packages designed for advanced divers. If you're a beginner, not to worry: discovery packages and certification courses are also available here.
Blue Haven Resort
At Blue Haven Resort, on Providenciales, you get the best of both worlds: staying here also means you have full access to its sister resort, Alexandra Resort, on Grace Bay Beach, one of the world’s best beaches. (A complimentary shuttle can take you to and from either resort.)
At Blue Haven, just about everything is included: meals, drinks (even alcohol!), kayak rentals, snorkeling gear, snacks from the 24-hour snack station...I could go on. Speaking of meals, the resort's restaurants are top-notch, serving various types of cuisine in beautiful settings. And because you can easily access both resorts, the dining options open up even more: local Caribbean food, private beachfront dinners, sushi, pizza (this is a family-friendly resort, after all), salads, smoothies. There's something for everyone, and every mood.
Blue Haven caters to the whole family, and to all guests, regardless of age. Kids will have a blast: there are numerous fun activities (water trampoline, anyone?) in addition to a Fun Pals kids' club. And did I mention that kids under the age of 12 stay for free?
Lounge by the infinity pool, read a book on the Blue Haven's private beach, explore the nearby mangrove forests or savor refreshing cocktails from the swim-up bar. Here, you can do as much — or as little — as you'd like.