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Beaches Turks and Caicos

Family friendly resort located on gorgeous Grace Bay Beach

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Italian Village pool at Beaches Turks and Caicos

The view of the pool from a balcony at Italian Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort

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Beaches is a family haven; 95 percent of the clientele is families, and there's so much to do for kids (including a massive water park) you don't even notice there are so many of them around. The resort is split into three villages, Italian, French and Caribbean, each boasting its own style, architecture and ambience and home to an amazing 16 restaurants. Service here is second to none -- and the rules forbid tipping for any of it, save for the upper-end butler service. And the location on Grace Bay Beach's stunningly clear turquoise waters is outstanding. Conde Naste dubs it a world's best.

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There are 614 rooms and suites at this resort, in more than 30 categories spread out over 65 acres of manicured grounds and beach. All rooms are air conditioned with king or double beds, satellite TV, refrigerator with included beer and wine, a fully stocked, all-included hard liquor bar, and elegantly appointed bathrooms.

The Italian village, the newest village component here (completed in 2009 at a cost of $129 million), boasts the most options, with 14 room categories, including spectacular family suites (with separate bunk bedrooms for kids) overlooking the ocean. The Caribbean Village reflects the flavor of this part of the world while the French Village is imbued with a European feel.

The resort's suites with butler service is a place of full, undivided attention for guests willing to pay extra, and includes butlers trained to the high standards of the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. From unpacking and packing for you, laying out and pressing your wardrobe and serving meals on your terrace, the butlers here see to it all in white-gloved style.

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Water sports abound at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Just about any water sport you can think of -- you can do at all-inclusive Beaches Resort on Turks and Caicos

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It's impossible to go hungry or thirsty at any all inclusive. At Beaches, the eating mandate is all the more acute with no less than 16 places to eat, from the average-but-tasty-and-filling buffets at Mario's to the crystal chandeliered Sapodillas. Whatever cuisine suits your fancy, you're likely to find it here, from incredible pastries at Cafe de Paris to burgers and fries at Bobby D's to wood-fired pizza at Gordon's.

If you're thirsty, belly up to a baker's dozen 13 bars, including a myriad of swim-up bars at the resort's many swimming pools.

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All-inclusive Beaches Turks and Caicos Activities

With a beach this beautiful, and a protected, massive reef just offshore, snorkeling is hugely popular at Beaches and is included in your package, as are a wide range of other water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and even scuba diving. The resort offers introductory courses that include live dives to that gorgeous reef beneath the clearest waters you'll likely ever see in the Caribbean. Certified divers are entitled to two dives a day with the most professional dive shop PADI-certified personnel the Caribbean has to offer. If the beach isn't your thing, use the resort's five swimming pools, three whirlpools, or sip a brew at one of three swim-up bars.

There are all sorts of land activities, too, including table tennis, lawn chess, beach volleyball, croquet, a fitness center, billiards, tennis and board games.

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Beach volleyball at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Volleyball is one of the many land sports to be enjoyed at Beaches Turks and Caicos, an all-inclusive resort

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Beaches Turks and Caicos
Lower Bight Road
Providenciales
Turks and Caicos, BWI
Phone: 649-846-8000
Website: www.beaches.com
Rates start at $199 a night

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