The Turks and Caicos Islands, also known as the Turquoise Islands, are a group of more than 40 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas and north of the Dominican Republic.
Only eight of these islands are inhabited, the main ones being the Turks to the northwest and the Caicos Islands to the southeast. These islands are famous for their beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, but also for the marine life they contain.
Cockburn Town, on Grand Turk Island, is the capital and main urban center of this beach paradise destination.
The other inhabited islands are Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, Salt Cay, Pine Cay and Parrot Cay.
This guide to all-inclusive hotels and activities in the Turks and Caicos Islands will help you discover the best of this enchanting archipelago, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or an upscale experience.
All-inclusive Resorts in the Turks and Caicos Islands
For adults only: Club Med Turkoise
Club Med Turkoise is an adults-only all-inclusive located on Grace Bay Beach. It offers colorful rooms and a variety of facilities such as 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa, a gym, an outdoor pool, water sports, tennis and horseback riding, providing a lively and entertaining experience in a heavenly setting.
By reaching various levels, members gain access to higher status and enjoy additional benefits such as discounts on activities, room upgrades, airport transportation included, and much more.
Ideal for families: Beaches Turks & Caicos
Also in Grace Bay, the Beaches Turks & Caicos is a lively family-run all-inclusive owned by Sandals Resorts International. There’s a water park, and rooms include a games console and some have a microwave and/or living area, while 1- and 2-bedroom suites include a kitchen, and 3- and 4-bedroom villas have a private pool.
With 20 restaurants, 12 bars, 6 outdoor pools, a spa and a gym, there’s plenty to keep you entertained and relaxed.
Premium all-inclusive: Ambergris Cay Resort
Located on a private island, this luxury all-inclusive features sophisticated suites with ocean views, minibar, living space and private pool. Villas feature a golf cart, separate living room and veranda, with butler service.
Airport transfers, water sports, 30-minute hydrotherapy treatments and sailing lessons are included, as are meals in a restaurant-bar, café and bar. The complex also offers an outdoor pool, patio and spa. Access to this paradise is only possible by plane from Providenciales international airport.
Also in Grace Bay, this all-inclusive resort offers spacious studios and suites, as well as a full range of on-site amenities, including a large pool, 5 restaurants, spa, gym, kids’ club and non-motorized water sports.
What’s more, the all-inclusive program allows guests to enjoy the facilities of the neighboring Blue Haven hotel, offering a “stay in one hotel, enjoy two” experience.
Blue Haven Resort
Its neighbor, the Blue Haven Resort, is also a family favorite. The complex offers spacious studios and suites, 2 restaurants, two bars and a swimming pool. Its all-inclusive package includes unlimited meals, local and premium alcoholic beverages, and access to the restaurants and bars of the affiliated hotel, Alexandra Resort.
What’s more, guests have free access to a range of non-motorized water sports, and children aged 12 and under stay free when sharing a room with two full-price adults. Proof of age will be required at check-in.
On Pine Cay, an 800-acre private island, this Relais & Châteaux offers just 11 beachfront rooms, 2 beachfront cottages and 8 rental villas. Several activities are included, as well as daily gourmet meals. Drinks are available at an additional cost. The restaurant-bar has a relaxed atmosphere, with terrace tables and picnic baskets.
Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, tennis court and a variety of water sports. With a Balinese spa for relaxation, breathtaking sunsets over the Caribbean Sea and a strong sensitivity to environmental preservation, Pine Cay offers a unique experience where guests can immerse themselves throughout the island and enjoy this natural oasis.
Organize your trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands with points
Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy
- a cleaning service on demand
- guaranteed high-speed Wi-Fi
- quality furniture
- accessories for children on request (high chair, cot, etc.)
- 24/7 support
From a small condo near the beach for 53,000 points to a luxury villa with butler for 804,000 points, you’ll find a property to suit your taste and budget. Many reasonable options are between 100,000 and 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
If you don’t have enough points, you can still pay in cash and add your Marriott Bonvoy membership number at the time of booking. You’ll earn 5 points per U.S. dollar on your stay and Elite nights as usual with member hotels.
If you’re a Marriott BonvoyMD American ExpressMD* Cardholder and pay for your accommodation with it, that’s 5 extra points per Canadian dollar you’ll earn! This will top up your Marriott Bonvoy points balance for your next vacation.
Save on flights with Aeroplan
In winter, Air Canada operates 3 flights a week between Montreal and Providenciales, the country’s main airport. If you’re a little flexible on dates, you can find a one-way direct flight for around 17,000 Aeroplan points and $80 in taxes.
When you sign up for the TDMD AeroplanMD Visa Infinite* Card, the welcome bonus alone can cover a round trip for two to the Turks and Caicos Islands!
Save with flexible reward points
Many flexible rewards programs offer you the option of converting your points into statement credit and applying them to travel expenses charged to your card. Popular flexible programs include :
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Things to see and do in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Among the most popular activities in the Turks and Caicos Islands are scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, sailing, catamaran excursions and excursions to uninhabited islands. Don’t miss :
Grace Bay Beach
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales is famous for its powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters.
Chalk Sound National Park
Also on the island of Providenciales, this national park boasts a spectacular blue-water lagoon dotted with small limestone islands and lush vegetation. It’s an ideal spot for photography and water sports.
Princess Alexandra National Marine Park
Princess Alexandra National Park is home to coral reefs and a variety of marine life. It’s a paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
This picturesque beach on Middle Caicos Island is surrounded by limestone cliffs and blue waters, the perfect place for leisurely strolls and panoramic views.
On this small desert island near Grand Turk Island, you can swim with stingrays.
Conch Bar Caves
On the island of Middle Caicos, there are hidden limestone caves, a fascinating site for lovers of caving and underground exploration.
- Leeward Beach (Providenciales Island), another magnificent beach
- North Caicos, a less-frequented island with pristine landscapes
- Salt Cay, a small, unspoiled island with a rich history of the salt industry, deserted beaches and excellent whale-watching opportunities during the migration season.
The Turks and Caicos Islands destination offers an abundance of natural beauty. You’ll be able to explore dream beaches, discover spectacular coral reefs, swim with aquatic creatures and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals, and why not, while enjoying the practical all-inclusive formula.
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