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Beaches Turks and Caicos - Caribbean

  • Beachfront resort in Grace Bay in Providenciales
  • 758 rooms & suites over 44 categories
  • Suite Concierge Centre in the Caribbean Village and bulter room grade villas available
  • 22 dining options at 21 international restaurants
  • 15 bars serving premium liquors and drinks - all included
  • Kids club, teen activities, Sesame Street and Pirates waterpark all on site
  • State-of-the-art Newton Dive Boats, PADI Certified staff - 2 dives a day included for certified divers
  • Free WiFi in all rooms and public areas. Premium internet is at an extra cost.

About Beaches Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is considered to be one of the Caribbean's best diving areas, with beautiful wall dives and passing pelagics. The Caribbean is heaven for anyone who loves the beach, and the Turks & Caicos islands rank high on the list of the most amazing beaches in the region. What's not to love? Located in exotic Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Beaches Turks & Caicos mixes up superb diving with all the creature comforts of a luxury inclusive holiday for solo travellers, friends, families and couples.

Made up of five distinct areas, Beaches Turks & Caicos is made up of 758 rooms & suites over 44 categories over 75 acres of beautifully tended gardens and beach front. The accommodation choices are spit into villages, each with it's own distinctive style. Pick from the nested beach side Suites of the Seaside Village, the seaside garden paradise of the Caribbean Village, the sophisticated style of the French Village, the monumental surroundings of the Italian Village, or the Key West Village which features 3 & 4 bedroom Villas. We love the traditional decor of the Caribbean village and the Seaside village is convenient for the Aqua centre. If you prefer to be in a quieter section of the resort, the Key West butler villas and East village buildings are hard to beat.

All rooms include air conditioning, king or double beds, satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, telephone, iron & ironing board, safe, clock radio, coffee maker, private bath &/or shower. All rooms and suites are tiled. Accessible challenged rooms are equipped with Roll in Shower, rails in the bathroom, extended shower head, beds are lowered, raised toilet seats, and steps (if needed).

Beaches Resorts create culinary experiences that take one on a global journey over 22 restaurants and 15 bars - all included, all the time. Pamper yourself with a soul-and body-renewing treatment at our heavenly Red Lane Spa. Surrender to the sunshine in your chaise lounge drawn right up to the Caribbean Sea. Splash, swim and sip the day away with new friends at a sparkling swim-up pool bar. Water sports include Kayaks, windsurfing, hydrobikes, snorkelling, hobie cats and paddle boarding. Grab a friend and try your hand at beach volleyball, basketball, lawn chess, croquet, football, tennis, shuffleboard, billiards or table tennis. The Pirates Island Waterpark at Beaches Turks & Caicos is a fantasy world filled with gigantic water slides, kid-friendly pools and swim-up soda bars. There are also water cannons, whirlpools and lazy river journeys, as well as the Caribbean's only surf simulator. Kids camp and Sesame Street will keep the smallest family members entrained, while older children can enjoy the teen only Club Liquid hang out and Xbox play lounge.

There are some great optional island tours available (local charges apply). We highly recommend whale watching (Jan - Mar) or a guided tour through the Conch Bar cave systems on land. 15 minutes away from the resort you can visit the world's only Conch Farm. Explore the fascinating process of farming the Queen Conch, Strombus Gigas, from fertilisation to harvest

Looking for the ultimate island adventure? Why not combine your stay (7 nights min) with one of our Turks and Caicos liveaboard holidays

Caribbean Deluxe room

These exciting rooms either feature a mahogany king bed with a twin day bed with trundle or two mahogany double beds with a single sleeper chair. Both room configurations have plasma TVs and a bathroom with a shower/bathtub combination. Cribs and rollaway can be accommodated. All rooms have balconies.

Caribbean Honeymoon Luxury concierge

These suites are tiled and are elegantly appointed with mahogany furnishings featuring a king bed and a twin day bed with trundle. The bathroom has a shower/bathtub combination. Cribs and rollways can be accommodated. Each of these suites has either a patio or balcony.

Key West Oceanview one bedroom concierge suite

This one bedroom suite comes with a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave with granite countertops, a large living room with a twin day bed with trundle, flat screen TV and dining table. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and flat screen TV. The bathroom includes a rain shower with granite vanity. The suite also features a large balcony with beautiful ocean views. These suites can also accommodate a rollaway.

Seaside one bedroom concierge suite

These newly renovated one-bedroom suites are just steps from the beach. Each villa suite is decorated with modern touches including a bar, microwave and HD Smart TV, a master bedroom complete with a king size bed and HD Smart TV. The en-suite bathroom features a freestanding bath, dual control walk-in rain shower, and dual vanities with backlit mirrors. All villa suites come with mini bar (bottled water, juice and soda). This category offers Concierge Level service

All rooms include: Air conditioning, king or double beds, satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, telephone, iron & ironing board, safe, clock radio, coffee maker, private bath &/or shower. All rooms and suites are tiled. Also, we have physically challenged rooms which are equipped with Roll in Shower, rails in the bathroom, extended shower head, beds are lowered, raised toilet seats, and steps (if needed).

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below with your ideal dates and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

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Your Holiday


Beaches new Platinum Protocol of Cleanliness encompasses added health and wellbeing requirements across all points of contact at every resort, including common areas, all restaurants and kitchens, bars, guest rooms, activities, fitness centers, spas, and includes all behind-the-scenes operations. They are leaving no stone unturned as they prepare to welcome guests back to the beauty and warmth of the Caribbean in a friendly, clean and, most importantly, safe environment.

Prevention is the key to safeguarding the health of Beaches employees and our guests. They long ago developed a sophisticated approach to preventing the spread of illnesses at Beaches resorts under the guidance of medical professionals, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the local Ministries of Health in each country sandals resorts are located. Sandals have dedicated Quality Inspection Teams and environmental health and safety managers at all of their resorts to make sure every procedure is in place to protect every guest and team member. Beaches resorts have always been equipped with full-service medical stations staffed daily with a registered nurse and 24/7 on-call medical personnel, but they have now upgraded these facilities to include the appropriate equipment and supplies needed to address new protocols.

Dive Centre Protocol's

Countertops, pens, clipboards, picnic benches to be sanitized after each use
All masks to be placed in sanitization solution and liquid detergent and visible to guest
All Team Members will wear masks/face shields and sanitize hands while interacting with each guest
Dive pool deck will be sanitized daily
Doors will remain open for airflow
Weight belts, regulators and dive masks to be left in sanitization bucket onboard after use
All tanks, seats and vessel bathrooms will be sanitized before and between trips
Wetsuits, fins and jackets will be taken back to the dive shop by guests and placed in sanitization solution
Tanks will be set up 6 feet apart on dive boats
Boat manifest to be adjusted to limit occupants and accommodate the six ft. rule in accordance with social distancing guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos is around 12 hours flying time via Antigua and departs twice a week (Thurs & Sun) Showered with blazing sunshine all year-round, the Turks and Caicos lure divers to come and experience this world class dive destination for themselves. Thrilling wall diving and pelagics are what await here. There are even historic shipwrecks at Molasses Reef.

Covid Travel Information

The FCDO no longer advises against travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Turks and Caicos Islands are now on the list of countries and territories where self-isolation is not required on return to the UK.

From July 22nd 2020, all travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands will be required to visit the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal in order to obtain a travel authorization for arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Any travellers arriving to the Turks and Caicos Islands must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from a reputable facility at least 5 days before departure, proof of health/travel insurance with COVID-19 cover and must complete a health screening questionnaire.

All visitors will be required to wear masks on arrival to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

All travelers will be subject to screening and temperature checks upon arrival which may result in further clinical examination.

Please visit the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal for the latest information about travelling to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Last Updated: 13NOV 2020

Weather and Climate

The average temperature on the Turks and Caicos ranges between 29°-32°C between June and October. Late summer month can be even warmer. Between November and May the air temperature is cooler, averaging 27°-29°C. There's a fairly constant trade wind, keeping conditions comfortable and cool. Water temps in the winter months are between 23-26, increasing to 27-29 in the summer.

Travel

Flight options

For the 2020 winter season (Oct onwards) flights will route from London to Antigua and onto Turks & Caicos twice a week (Thurs & Sun). We are not offering transit via the USA for the winter 2020/21 season. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Providenciales, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As our preferred flight routing stops in Antigua, you can partner your Turks & Caicos holiday with a stay at Sandals Grande Antigua (min stay 7 nights). Talk to your travel consultant for more info. We are not offering transit via the USA for the winter 2020/21 season.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a 90 day visa on entry. to Turks & Caicos You must have a valid ESTA before travel or to transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

Guests arriving at Provo international airport by a staff member in uniform who will have a sign. Our representative will be just outside at the international arrivals area. Baggage handlers may offer to help for a fee. It can take over an hour for everyone to clear customs. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your holiday package. A representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Provo, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

You will depart for the Provo airport in the morning. The departure tax is approx US$20, which can be paid only in US dollars or with a credit/ debit card.

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Tipping

All Beaches holidays include tips and taxes as part of your package. Any applicable departure tax at the airport is payable in cash locally

Currency

USD, credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional overseas charges they may levy for using your card.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable overseas charges. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use

Plugs and electricity

Plugs are very similar to the electrical outlets found in the United States and Canada - 110V

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire is arranged in resort and is included in your package price

Extras

Entry level PADI courses and scuba reviews are booked and paid for in resort

Souvenirs

Beaches resorts have a wide range of shops on site with a variety of gifts and souvenirs

Nitrox/Gas

Limited - please ask at the time of booking if nitrox may be available

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a Beaches holiday is around £175 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Included

7 nights all inclusive in your chosen room grade - all inclusive with meals, drinks (inc selected premium liquors), in resort entertainment schedule and a wide range of selected and and water sports.
Beaches resorts include complimentary scuba diving for certified divers, with two 1-tank dives, or one 2-tank dive, every day of your stay (except arrival and departure days)
Use of the Red Lane Spas plunge pools, steam baths and saunas (all of which are free to use) Kids programme, Sesame Street and Pirates island water park are all included as standard
Your holiday includes flights to Provo PLS from the UK - please ask for a competitive quote to upgrade your flight option from economy. Return airport transfers are included in your package.

Excluded

Spa services, candle light dinner, beach cabana, laundry, Kitty Katt Cruises, Sailing Fun Experience, resort photography, premium internet (larger file downloads) and selected excursions/sports are booked and paid for in resort

Additional diving, any PADI courses or scuba reviews are booked and paid for in resort

All Beaches holidays include tips and taxes as part of your package. Any applicable departure tax at the airport is payable in cash locally




At Beaches Resorts certified divers can dive every day at no extra change - twice a day with one tank or one two-tank dive, every day of your holiday.

Turks & Caicos islands are home to the third largest coral system in the world? An absolute diver's haven! The deep water around the islands brings nutrients and big fish, including reef sharks. The sites vary in depth and are home to resident turtles and large sting rays. The walls are packed with barracuda, cloud of trigger fish, parrot fish, French angelfish and Nassau grouper. Look for eel gardens on the shallower sandy sites. Dolphins are commonly seen out on the boat. Don't miss the Molasses Reef Shipwreck. It is the oldest European shipwreck known today, and dates back to the 16th century.

Top-of-the-line equipment hire included
State-of-the-art Newton Dive Boats
Entry level PADI courses available - extra charges apply
Scuba reviews available - extra charges apply



If you've never dived before, the brief introductory PADI Resort Certification programme will have you experiencing a whole new underwater world that same day. Entry levels courses are available in resort. Talk to your experienced PADI instructor for more info, timings and costs.

GROUPER HOLE

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 0ft | Max Depth: 30ft

The mooring is by a deep sandy grotto, the Grouper Hole, with a large coral head in the middle of a sand chute that leads divers to a gently sloping wall. In the days before the formation of the marine park in Provo this was a spot that grouper feeding took place.

MOLASSES REEF

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 0ft | Max Depth: 30ft

This reef on the edge of the shallow banks and the wall appears as the boat approaches as a line of waves and a golden brown color from the coral reef breaking the surface. This reef is the site of several historic shipwrecks, however, the dive takes place on the deep water side along the wall. Spotted eagle rays and sharks are common over the top of the wall, with Nassau groupers and jacks abundant under the boat. You may even be able to meet Jojo the Dolphin!

WHITEFACE

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 70ft | Max Depth: 100ft

The name of this dive site has nothing to do with the underwater topography, but comes from the steep white cliffs along the shoreline. Along the top of the wall is particularly profuse reef with some impressive stands of pillar coral. The fish population includes barracuda, parrot fish French angelfish and Nassau grouper. Just north of the mooring is a crack in the wall with a large anchor embedded at 70 feet. The wall is well undercut to a depth of about 100ft.

HALF MILE REEF

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 70ft | Max Depth: 100ft

As the name suggests, this reef is roughly half a mile long and lies to the east of French Cay. A popular section of the reef is located in a large bowl on the wall which tends to eliminate the effects of currents encountered elsewhere on the reef. Large schools of barracuda and mahogany snappers are always present and two large (7-8 feet across) elephant ear sponges are found twenty feet apart at the 85ft contour

WEST SAND SPIT

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 50ft | Max Depth: 150ft

About 27 miles southeast of Provo the West Sand Spit is an area of sand in the open ocean which has about 50 feet of sand exposed and dry at low tide. The wall starts in 60ft and drops to about 150ft. Large schools of goatfish call this area home, as well as many other species. The REEF Survey completed in 1996 identified more than 120 different types of fish at this site, including three Jewfish. The sand area is also home to four 5ft+ stingrays. During the year, seasonal visitors to the Sand Spit include Sargassum Triggers, Ocean Triggers, and a variety of pelagics. Frequent currents combined with it's remote location make this a healthy vibrant reef.

AQUARIUM

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 0ft | Max Depth: 100ft

Enormous schools of grunts and snappers form an almost continuous school on top of the wall at the Aquarium. The wall is an exaggerated spur and groove type formation with some spectacular sand chutes that run on down through the reef to a depth of around 100ft.

SHARK HOTEL

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 45ft | Max Depth: 100ft

At the top of the Shark Hotel wall, divers find schools of grunts, snappers, and goatfish. The wall begins in about 45ft and drops straight down to 80 to 100ft where a plateau juts out and forms a shelf before plunging into the depths. As the name suggests, this site is a good place to spot small reef sharks. Close to the mooring is a huge stand of pillar coral, some of the largest to be seen in the Turks and Caicos.

EAGLE RAY PASS

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 100ft | Max Depth: 110ft

Another site in this area is Eagle Ray Pass. A sand gulley leading off from under the mooring takes the diver out to the top of a sloping wall. This site has a tremendous selection of corals down to a sand bottom at 100ft.

FOOTBALL FIELD

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 70ft | Max Depth: 80ft

The Football Field dive site is a good example of the ocean floor topography in this area where the mooring pin is in 50ft at the top of a steeply sloping wall. Divers can expect this area to be teeming with schools of juvenile barracudas, jacks, Bermuda chub, and groupers. Swimming away from the wall brings the diver to a large area of sand in 70' of water, home to many lobsters.

HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 50ft | Max Depth: 100ft

Located at the north end of West Caicos, the dive begins in 50ft with a large colony of garden eels in the sand flat. The site is also popular because of the many stingrays that play in the sand. This is one of the deeper dives out at West Caicos with coral arches and swim throughs around 80-100ft. Lots of large marine life and frequent shark sightings.

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Where in the world will you eat tonight? With 22 dining options at 21 international restaurants, your most difficult decision will be which to try next. The only thing that's certain is that you're about to head off on a five-star culinary adventure. And night-time is the right time for everyone to let loose at Beaches Turks & Caicos, with 15 bars that range from sophisticated to sizzling.

Below are some of our favourites

Barefoot by the Sea

Barefoot is one of the few establishments you can actually show up...barefoot, digging your toes into the fluffy, white sand while enjoying delectable seafood. The cuisine here is just as enticing as the charming, Caribbean vibe, presenting distinctive seafood recipes full of savoury fervor. Lobster Bisque with Sourdough Croutons, Herb-Crusted Mahi Mahi, and Coconut-Fried Tiger Shrimp are just a few of the tantalising options

Sky Lounge

This rooftop terrace restaurant with spellbinding views of Grace Bay is the perfect reprieve. Serving a wide selection of international fare from Caribbean and Parisian to Italian as well as seasonal seafood and desserts, the amazing Sky cuisine can be paired with exquisite wines and delectable cocktails

Arizona's

Enjoy Southwestern flair and fare alongside robustly flavoured global cuisine. Staying true to the Southwestern concept, Arizona's offers traditional favourites like Ceviche, Tortilla Soup and Enchiladas, and also presents dishes such as Mahi Mahi Gratin with Tequila, Grilled Ribeye Steak, and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. This warm, relaxing tavern-style restaurant is so close to the beach, you can hear the waves lapping ashore while enjoying buffet favourites by day and a la carte menu by nightfall