Imagine yourself immersed in a tropical escape where your days are filled with the warmth of the sun, blue skies, clear water, and breathtaking views. Now, imagine the tranquility you will feel knowing ALL of your food, drinks, entertainment, water sports, gratuities, airport transfers, and CHILDCARE have already been included with the price of your stay. And yes, I did say childcare! It may sound too good to be true, but Beaches all-inclusive resorts have turned this fantasy into a reality!
If you’ve heard of Sandals All-Inclusive adult-only resorts then you’ll be familiar with the brand’s model which strives to create the most relaxing, carefree vacation. By including everything in the price, your “vacation” becomes a true vacation with nothing to worry about, except which restaurant or water sport to try next. Beaches takes this a step further so the kids, grandparents, and extended family can join in on the fun too!
There are several Beaches All-inclusive Resorts that can be found in Turks and Caicos and Jamaica in Negril, including Ochos Rios. These amazing resorts are perched on the white powdery sand of the Caribbean, lapped by turquoise water. I’ve traveled to the Beaches locations in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos during the past several months and I can’t describe it as anything other than heaven on Earth. Prior to becoming a Travel Agent, I heavily researched resorts in Turks and Caicos and found that Beaches Turks & Caicos was the hands down the best option, even though we didn’t have kids in tow. Due to hurricanes and COVID, it took my husband and me four years to make the trip after our initial reservation, but it was well worth the wait!
Allow me to dive into the details that make Beaches All-inclusive Resorts a no-brainer for any family looking for an unforgettable experience:
Accommodations - Beaches offers a wide range of options from luxurious beachfront single rooms and cozy garden cottages, to sprawling family suites and multi-level houses that would be the perfect fit for a multi-generational trip or several families to share!
Dining and Drinks- Beaches offers up to 21 dining options per resort and all options are incredibly delicious! My husband and I still talk about the perfectly cooked steak served at Sky restaurant, a rooftop dining experience at Turks and Caicos. With 5-Star Global Gourmet Dining at all Sandals and Beaches Resorts, featuring items like beef carpaccio drizzled with a balsamic reduction or a Champagne Lobster roll at their sushi restaurant, you will constantly be looking forward to your next meal! If you can’t decide between two items, order both! In addition, all alcoholic beverages are unlimited and included during your stay. There is no up-charge, so whether you prefer top-shelf mixed drinks, the local beer of the islands, or Robert Mondavi wines, it’s all included!
Resort Activities - Unlimited land and water sports like HobieCats, snorkeling, beach volleyball, kayaking, and glass-bottom boat tours, just to name a few, are also included in your stay. For golf enthusiasts, greens fees are included in Jamaica! In addition, if you are a certified scuba diver, you are entitled to two free dives PER DAY! If you are not yet certified, don’t worry, you can take a PADI course on the property for a nominal fee to become certified for life. Then, you can dive for free at all Sandals and Beaches Resorts during your current and future trips!
Childcare - I know many of you are anxiously waiting to learn more about free childcare! Beaches offer programs for kids of all ages, from newborns to teenagers. All nannies and Kids Camp staffers at Beaches Resorts are members of the International Nanny Association. This is no small feat. In order to become accredited with this association, staff must have logged over 2,000 hours in childcare in addition to extensive training in safety and nutrition. You can relax knowing your children are not only having fun, but they are safe and receiving the best possible care.
Beaches has also become the first resort company in the world to complete the rigorous International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards training and Autism Certification. Families with children with special needs receive exclusive services, engaging activities, and custom dining options because everyone deserves a memorable Beaches experience. After-hours or private childcare is also available for a fee.
Each age group has activities that specifically cater to their interests, from Treasure Hunts and Talent Shows in the Navigators Program (Ages 5-7) to water pong and reggae jam sessions in the Adventurers Program (8-10). In the Teen Programs(15-17), your teens are greeted by their own pizza and soda bar, their own “nightclub” with karaoke, and they even have their own special group water events like boat cruises, pool Olympics, tennis clinics, and much more!
Other kids’ activities include a game room, an Xbox lounge just for teens, and admission to the incredible Pirates’ Island water park. Sounds fun? You can join in too! My husband and I did partake in the game room, water slides, and the lazy river at the water park; we had a blast!
Additional Entertainment - Beaches also offers many entertainment opportunities that pique everyone’s interest. They offer nightly entertainment like Family Feud, dance shows with live music, and outdoor movies under the stars. They also feature the Sesame Street characters during the early shows. If you desire some family-bonding time, Beaches offers activity huts that are fully stocked with board games and sports equipment that you can enjoy during a break from the beach.
No Kids, No Problem - Some of you may be thinking, “what about adult-only time?” Beaches offers adult-only pools and Jacuzzis for a serene experience. They also feature adult-only restaurants and activities such as karaoke, dancing, and piano bars to name a few.
While Beaches does do a phenomenal job ensuring everything needed for an amazing vacation is included in the price of your stay. If you want to enhance your vacation with spa treatments or off-property excursions, those can be added for an additional fee.
If this type of paradise sounds like the escape you or your family have been searching for, reach out so our Certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist can help find the perfect fit for you!