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Alexandra Resort Our Top Picks Best Overall: Alexandra Resort – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The hotel offers a lagoon-like pool and a hot tub, a fitness center, a small spa, five restaurants, and three bars." Best for Families: Beaches Turks and Caicos – See Rates at TripAdvisor "For kids, there's a 45,000-square-foot water park, 10 pools, an Xbox lounge, a teen nightclub, and all manner of sports and games." Best Boutique: Beach House Turks and Caicos – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The rooms are quite stellar, with beachy decor, a full kitchen and living room, and a private balcony or terrace." Best for Luxury: Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The main attraction is the island itself, plus the surrounding waters—you can ride bikes, go snorkeling or head out scuba diving." Best for Nightlife: Club Med Turkoise – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The 2018 renovation has made the parties even more fun, and they often go late into the night with plenty of booze and dancing." Best for Relaxation: Meridian Club Pine Cay Turks & Caicos – See Rates at TripAdvisor "There are just 11 beachfront rooms, two beachfront cottages, and seven private homes on the island, so it’ll never be crowded." Best for Yacht Enthusiasts: Blue Haven Resort – See Rates at TripAdvisor "For relaxation, hit the spa, which though small in size, offers numerous services, or the lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar." Best Inland: Kokomo Botanical Resort – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Each cottage is set around the freeform pool with a waterfall that feels more like a lake than a man-made watering hole." Best Overall: Alexandra Resort Alexandra Resort Buy on Tripadvisor.com For an all-inclusive experience that caters quite well to couples, groups, and families alike, book a stay at Alexandra Resort, set directly on Grace Bay Beach. The 90-room property has a laid-back vibe, with casual beachy decor throughout the resort. Accommodations vary from studios with kitchenettes to one- and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, living rooms, and private laundry facilities — but all have private outdoor space. Beyond the provided loungers, umbrellas, and non-motorized watersports like kayaks and snorkeling equipment on the beach, which is Turks and Caicos’ finest, the hotel offers a lagoon-like pool and a hot tub, a fitness center, a small spa, five restaurants, three bars (including a swim-up bar), and a smoothie bar. Guests also can use the facilities at Alexandra Resort’s sister hotels, Blue Haven Resort and the adults-only Beach House — free shuttles are provided. If you’re traveling here with children, note that guests under the age of 13 stay for free. Best for Families: Beaches Turks and Caicos Beaches Turks and Caicos Buy on Tripadvisor.com The largest and perhaps most well-known all-inclusive property in Turks and Caicos is Beaches Turks and Caicos, a monster of a mega-resort on Grace Bay Beach that’s part of the family-oriented branch of the Sandals empire. It really has everything you could imagine in terms of amenities, especially for kids; a 45,000-square-foot water park, 10 pools, an Xbox lounge, a teen nightclub, and all manner of sports and games from beach volleyball to croquet to tennis to lawn chess, just to name a few. Of course, there are also adult activities, like a serene spa, a fitness center, 22 restaurants, 15 bars, and even shopping areas. Did we mention there are also free scuba-diving lessons for guests? Accommodations are spread out across different themed villages — Italian, French, Caribbean, and Key West — and range from traditional hotel rooms to sprawling four-bedroom villas with private pools and butler service. It’s truly one of the most over-the-top all-inclusive experiences — you genuinely have zero need to leave the property. Best Boutique: Beach House Turks and Caicos Beach House Turks and Caicos Buy on Tripadvisor.com With just 21 suites, the adults-only Beach House Turks and Caicos is an ideal boutique retreat for those who want to avoid the crowds (and kids) of resorts like Beaches, but still want an all-inclusive experience. It’s located on prime beachfront on Grace Bay, offering guests assigned “pampering pods,” which comprise loungers, an umbrella, and a table — waiter service brings drinks from the nearby beach bar. The hotel also has a pool surrounded by gardens, loungers, and the on-site, open-air restaurant that serves three meals a day. Amenities beyond this are somewhat limited — there are a small spa and fitness center, a boutique for sundries, and laundry facilities. But guests are welcome to take a complimentary shuttle to the Beach House’s sister properties, Alexandra Resort and Blue Haven Resort, to use their amenities. The rooms, though, are quite stellar, with beachy decor, a full kitchen and living room, and a private balcony or terrace. Best for Luxury: Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos Buy on Tripadvisor.com For a true luxe getaway, book a stay at the all-inclusive Ambergris Cay, a resort set on a private island with its own runway — the longest private runway in the Caribbean, in fact. If you have a private jet, you can fly in without a problem (the hotel will have immigration officials meet you when you land) or you can take a complimentary private charter from Providenciales International Airport, just a 20-minute flight away. There are only 10 one-bedroom suites on the 1,110-acre island, each with modern but beach-inspired decor, ocean views, private plunge pools, and butler service. The main attraction is the island itself, plus the surrounding waters — you can ride bikes, go snorkeling or scuba diving, take a kitesurfing lesson, or even head out to sea in a powerboat, all for free. Facilities-wise, there’s a spa where adult guests are treated to a free 30-minute treatment each day, a kids’ club, the Club House restaurant and bar, and Calico Jack’s restaurant and bar. Best for Nightlife: Club Med Turkoise Club Med Turkoise Buy on Tripadvisor.com The adults-only Club Med brand has long had a sexy, party-hard reputation, and its Turks and Caicos property, Club Med Turkoise, does feed into that vibe—though perhaps not as much as it did in the ’80s and ’90s. But the party does go on here, given that the property is focused on what it describes as a “festive atmosphere” (read: it’s great for singles and groups of friends, nut not necessarily couples looking for a quiet romantic getaway). The entire resort, located on Grace Bay, underwent a major renovation in 2018 that upped its luxury level, so the decor is fresh and modern throughout its public spaces and its 292 rooms, which are divided into two categories: Superior and Deluxe. Facilities-wise, there’s everything you’d expect from any Caribbean all-inclusive, like an infinity pool, tennis courts, a spa, a fitness center, and numerous restaurants and bars, but there are also some standouts, like a trapeze school and a theater for nightly entertainment. Don’t miss the fun parties, which often go late into the night and feature plenty of booze and dancing. Best for Relaxation: Meridian Club Pine Cay Turks & Caicos Meridian Club Pine Cay Turks & Caicos Buy on Tripadvisor.com As many all-inclusive resorts are packed so full with activities, you might end up feeling more exhausted than well-rested after your stay. That’s not the case at Meridian Club Pine Cay Turks & Caicos, a laid-back all-inclusive resort on an 800-acre private island. There are just 11 beachfront rooms, two beachfront cottages, and seven private homes on the island, so it’ll never be crowded. You’ll have plenty of space to simply enjoy the island environment, from private coves with white-sand beaches to lively reefs under the azure waters. Outdoor nature activities are what draw most visitors to the island, though there is a pool for lazing the day away, as well as tennis courts and a single restaurant. You won’t find a spa or a gym, here—treatments can be arranged in your room, and you’ll have to rely on hiking, biking, and swimming for physical fitness. Truthfully, it’s almost as if you’re stuck on a deserted island, with the convenience of a few luxe amenities, of course. Best for Yacht Enthusiasts: Blue Haven Resort Blue Haven Resort Buy on Tripadvisor.com If you plan on boating into Turks and Caicos, you’ll want to stay at Blue Haven Resort, an all-inclusive hotel with a 78-slip marina on the island of Providenciales. As the focus is on boat accessibility, the hotel only has a man-made beach — the more beautiful Grace Bay is a short drive away. (Note: guests at Blue Haven can take a free shuttle to the resort’s sister properties, Beach House and Alexandra Resort, both of which are on Grace Bay, and use all the amenities). But there’s plenty more to do at Blue Haven than sit on the beach. Non-motorized watersports are included in the rate, so you can hit the water on a Hobie cat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. The property is also lined with bike trails, so it’s easy to take a leisurely ride landside. For relaxation, hit the spa, which though small in size, offers numerous services, or the lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar. For drinking and dining, there are three restaurants, a café, three bars, and a mini-market. Best Inland: Kokomo Botanical Resort Kokomo Botanical Resort Buy on Tripadvisor.com For those who prefer a garden to the beach, the Kokomo Botanical Resort is your best bet for an all-inclusive in Turks and Caicos: It’s not located on the water, but in a lush garden setting. That said, it does have a beach club with loungers and beverage service on Grace Bay, just a three-minute drive away (there’s a free shuttle for guests). At the resort, there are 39 two-bedroom cottages for guests, each decorated with beachy flair. Each also comes with butler service. They’re set around the freeform pool with a waterfall that feels more like a lake than a man-made watering hole. For dining, guests are treated to farm-to-table meals at The WE Grill + Wok | Wine Bar, which changes menus based on what’s in season or what’s freshly caught in the sea that day. Butlers can also arrange meals cooked by private chefs or secure reservations off the property. In-room massages can also be scheduled. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Continue to 5 of 8 below.