Travelling With Kids
Turks and Caicos is a fantastic destination to choose when travelling with your family. From plenty of spacious accommodation options to amazing beaches to terrific kids programs, this Caribbean destination has all that you are looking for in a family vacation. Here are our picks for the top 4 family hotels:
Top 3 Family Friendly Hotels in Turks and Caicos:
FAMILY FRIENDLY TCI
Why are the Turks and Caicos Islands a place where you should bring your family for a vacation? Here are just a few reasons why:
GRACE BAY CLUB
With both the hotel section and the family friendly villas, the Grace Bay Club is a true family friendly resort. With Kids Town, the mornings are filled with complimentary arts, crafts, sports and games programs for kids from 5 - 17 years of age. Afternoons are filled with activities and offsite excursions that are both educational and eco-friendly for an extra charge. Special activities and excursions include eco, kayak, hiking and cave tours, snorkelling, island trips and scuba lessons. For the younger kids, there is a brand new native-style Treehouse complete with tire swing, sandbox and climbing fun. There also offer babysitting services for a fee. Children have a family friendly heated pool to play in as well as a 1-foot deep splash pool in the Estates. Children's dining menus are also available as are smoothies throughout the day for children and adults alike. To make the experience even more special for little travellers, Grace Bay Club also offers the VIK (Very Important Kid) program designed specifically for children ages 0-17 years. Here's an idea of what the VIK Programs include:
- A very personal greeting by a management personnel
- Icy Fruit punch upon arrival
- Evening ensuite amenity
- Nightly turn-down service
- Special invitation to Kids Town programs
- Unlimited use of the Kids Town playroom, Treehouse area, water sports*
- Gift Pack appropriate to the child's age
For wee ones up to 35 months
A welcome gift pack includes items such as an infant bucket hat, onesie or t-shirt, sunscreen, baby appropriate toiletries, a stuffed toy, floater and night time milk and cookies.
For kids age 3-12yrs
A welcome gift pack included items such as a Kids Town t-shirt, cap, GBC bathrobe, canvas backpack, underwater camera, activity and/or colouring book with crayons/pencil crayons and stickers, sunscreen, kid appropriate toiletries, stuffed toy or game and night time turn-down amenity.
For teens 13-17yrs
A welcome gift pack included items such as an embroidered field bag including a GBC hat, sunscreen, postcards, mask and snorkel set, underwater camera and evening adult turn-down amenity.
*Amenities are separate from the on-site programs and excursions offered by Kids Town which are for children ages 5 and up. Younger children are invited to participate when accompanied by an adult.
A selection of half/full day supervised trips are available for children of all ages for an additional fee. Excursions run almost every day and require a minimum number in order to run.
- 9:00am - Registration/Sign In
- 9:30am - Beach Olympics
- 11:00am - Watermelon and Sandcastle Competition
- 12:00pm - Seashore Picture Frames
- 1:00pm - Lunch Break
- 2:00pm - "Kids Only" Semi-Submarine
- 4:00pm - Pick Up Time
THE REGENT PALMS
A child-friendly resort that also provides an adults only area and hot tub for when you need an escape. The Conch Kritter's Program welcomes children from 4 - 12 years of age into their playroom with daily scheduled activities. You can choose from the half day program ($45), the full day program ($90), or the evening program ($70) for your little ones. The million dollar infinity pool has a shallow section for children of all ages to play safely and build those swimming skills, Plus the pool bar offers a fantastic children's menu suitable for even the pickiest eaters.
- 9:00am - Registration/Sign In
- 9:30am - Dance Class
- 10:00am - Parachute Balloons
- 10:35am - Scavenger Hunt
- 11.30am - Free Play
- 12:00pm - Pick Up Time / Lunch
- 1.00pm - Mural Art Work
- 2.00pm - Nature Walk
- 3.00pm - Lizard Hunting
- 4.00pm - Pick up
THE SEVEN STARS RESORT
Catering to the young, old and everyone in between, Seven Stars has a special program for your children with dedicated and trained club staff. The Shooting Stars Kids Camp offers supervised activities for children ages 2 years and older with babysitting services offered for infants. The camp is in Aladdin's Cave and offers dressing up clothes, arts and crafts, books, games, soft toys and Wii games. Twinkle Stars is available for 2-3 year olds twice daily, and includes story time, painting, play dough art, playground fun and dress up parties. Super Stars is for young guests 4 years and up and includes sport activities, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, story time, pizza making, and much more. Half day ($30) and full day ($85) options are available for a fee. Also on property for all guests to use is a fantastic outdoor play area with a climbing structure. The resort's pool has big steps that slowly enter the pool area and offers great views from all areas of the pool deck for parents. Children have a healthy menu to choose from, and may be lucky enough to sample their own pizza during one of the famous Pizza Making sessions!
- 9:15am - Registration/Sign In
- 9:30am - Kayaking & Sailing / Bracelet making
- 12:00pm - Lunch
- 1:15pm - Registration/Sign In
- 1:30pm - Treasure Hunt / Pizza Making
- 4:00pm - Pick Up Time