Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Grace Bay Club

The Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos are a magnet for water sports enthusiasts. The waters off these 40 islands and cays offer a colorful treasure trove for scuba divers and snorkelers. On land, you’ll find great beachfront resorts, especially in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales, the main island. Whether you want an all-inclusive vacation or just plenty of island bliss, here are the best beach resorts in Turks and Caicos.

The Palms Turks and Caicos (Grace Bay Beach, Princess Dr.; 649-946-8666) Providenciales

This all-suite beachfront resort is not huge—just 72 suites. But it has easy access to the sand and also has its own spa. “With its large rooms, larger infinity pool, and dedicated kid’s club, this is one of the more family-friendly among Grace Bay’s luxury resorts,” writes Afar, “yet it is still sophisticated enough to please gourmet diners and spa-goers.” A Tripadvisor user agrees, so long as you’re not looking for nightlife: “We loved the buffet breakfast. Beach and pool were gorgeous … but no dancing, no music, no activities. Great for older adults and families with kids under 5.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Beaches Turks & Caicos (Lower Bight Rd, The Bight Settlement; 888-232-2437) Providenciales

It’s easy to stay put at this sprawling, all-inclusive beachfront resort. It has six pools, a waterpark, 24 dining options, and four different lodging villages. “We loved the two-bedroom butler level suite in Caribbean village, right in front of the beach,” says a Trip Advisor user. Families will love the kids’ activities like the XBox Play Lounge and the Sesame Street characters. “Our teenager really enjoyed Club Liquid and the basketball courts,” says a Google reviewer. “Snorkeling was doable right off the beach, where my husband was able to interact with the sea turtles. We treated our kiddos to the Sesame Street Breakfast.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Seven Stars Resort and Spa (Grace Bay Rd, Grace Bay; 866- 570-7777) Providenciales

Enjoy access to the Grace Bay Beach and Providenciales’ shopping district at this all-suites resort with three restaurants, a heated saltwater pool, and a spa. Travel + Leisure recommends it for families with little kids: “The accommodations feel wonderfully fresh and spacious, with four-poster beds and Nespresso machines … and atmosphere is super relaxed. It’s the kind of place where no one bats an eye if your toddler has a meltdown or if you need to eat dinner at 5.” A Tripadvisor user loves the free amenities. “The complimentary breakfast is delicious… Seven Stars also had complimentary rentals such as kayaks, snorkel gear, and catamarans.”   >> Book this hotel for less

The Shore Club Turks & Caicos (Long Bay Beach; 649-339-8000) Providenciales

“At times it felt like we were the only couple on the resort, as there is plenty of space,” says a Google reviewer of this 148-room resort on Providenciales. “The ocean water is four feet deep and crystal clear for what seems like miles.” Travel+Leisure describes the rooms and villas’ décor as a “chic, updated take on classic Caribbean design, featuring pitched white ceilings and balconies with wooden balustrades.” The magazine adds that “this side of the island is often exposed to strong winds, making the beach a better choice for surf-loving teens than young children.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Grace Bay Club (Grace Bay Circle Dr.; 800-946-5757) Providenciales

This 82-suite resort boasts of having the longest stretch of shoreline on Providenciales—1,100 feet. Afar magazine says the resort is “as stylishly current as it was in 1993, when it became the first luxury hotel on Grace Bay.” The magazine particularly likes the personal concierges, reachable by a provided cell phone. The resort is comprised of an adults-only wing, a family-friendly zone, and a super-luxury zone, making it great for multi-generational trips. “The young adults enjoyed the stand-up paddle boards and kayak, while the older crowd enjoyed drinks by the pool, extended outdoor breakfasts, or reading on the comfy beach chairs,” says a Tripadvisor user. “There is nothing lacking, from the movie theatre and exercise room to the always-replenished towels and fridge.”   >> Book this hotel for less