In September 2017 the Caribbean was hit by two very strong hurricanes, Irma and Maria, and unfortunately the people of the Turks & Caicos Islands had to experience one of the worst storms. The following month we were supposed to be heading out to our very favorite Beaches Resort in Turks & Caicos for the Social Media On The Sand conference however, mother nature had other plans. The resort was closed for nearly 100 days for repairs that amounted to 70 million dollars! Seeing the photos of the aftermath and hearing the stories of the locals at the resort I am stunned but excited to say – Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos is BACK and BETTER THAN EVER!!
Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos: Better Than Ever
Jeremy and I experienced Beaches Resorts Turks and Caicos in 2015 for the Social Media on the Sand. We left there knowing that if we had the opportunity to let the kids experience this resort we would. A few years later we were invited back to the conference and let the kids know we would be taking a family trip of a lifetime! They were devastated when we started showing them the damage that the hurricanes left and our vacation was postponed but it did give us an opportunity to teach them about these natural disasters. As we watched the storm aftermath we knew that the resort and surrounding area would have a giant clean-up on their hands but I have to say, in true Beaches Resorts form, they have shown they are the best and they are back and better than ever!
When you walk around the beautiful resort you would have no idea the destruction that this island endured just a year ago. After talking to some of the staff about the storm I am incredibly impressed at the work that was done. There were buildings ripped apart and the beach area washed away. I talked to a gentleman in one of the restaurants and he is a native, lived here his whole life and said he had never seen or heard anything like that storm before. His last comment on this subject to me was “I just hope I never hear a storm like that again.”
Coming from a landlocked state, Colorado, I feel like we all kind of crave some sea over time. While the kids enjoy the pools more than the beach we made sure we enjoyed the amazing beach at the resort. It is breathtaking and it is a space that I could spend days at and never get bored. I am so happy that Jude and Teagan were able to experience this resort and honestly it was the best family vacation we have had. I have gotten so many questions about taking kids to Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos and I will be sharing those tips and experiences on the blog in the coming weeks.
About Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos
Dive into a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably exciting Beaches all-inclusive Turks & Caicos vacation for the whole family. A 45,000 square-foot waterpark; five magnificent villages, boasting the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West; a 12-mile beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; endless fun activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street® characters, the Xbox Play Lounge and a sizzlin’ teen disco, Liquid at Beaches-all located on one of the world’s best beaches. With 22 dining options at 21 international restaurants, your most difficult decision will be which to try next. They have added even more restaurants to enjoy since our first visit! More on those delicious decisions later!
Our trip this year was a bit different than our visit in 2015 because we brought the kids with us but I have to say, even though we had to be parents on this trip we found enough time to enjoy some kid free time as well. I am really excited to share this experience with you and help you start planning your best family vacation!
As you consider a vacation to Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos think of the work that has been put into the resort after this storm. When our trip was cancelled we were so sad but knew we had to get to the Island ASAP to bring in some tourism to the area and help the staff at the resort celebrate new beginnings! It is clear, Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos is back and better than ever! While these pictures are beautiful they do not show the true beauty of the island and ocean. Paradise in front of your eyes!
One of my favorite pictures from our 2015 trip was a sign down near the beach in the Caribbean Village that said “I wish I could Stay Here Forever”. I have to be honest, when I was hearing about the damage that the storm brought to the resort I was so saddened to think about this beautiful spot of the resort because it is the picture that comes to mind when I think of our experience here. So, I decided that I had to go on a sign hunt. Well, the sign is different and updated but the message stays the same. Updates are good, and Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos has done it right!
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I received a discounted rate for my stay at Beaches Resort. All opinions are my own. Post includes affiliate links.