Sample Itinerary: Turks & Caicos Family Vacation

by Mar 9, 2020Family & Kids, Lifestyle, Things To Do, Travel Planning1 comment

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You don’t have to tell us: We already know that planning a family vacation that works for everyone can be stressful. How can you find something that satisfies everyone in your family, from parents and grandparents, to toddlers and teens?

Simple: Take your family to the Turks & Caicos. Our islands are home to a wide selection of resorts and villas that cater to families of all sizes, and you’ll find activities suitable for all ages. Ready, set, let’s start planning.

Day 1

Forget the stresses of looking for a taxi and figuring out where to go from Providenciales International Airport. We’ve already taken care of all that for you. A private SUV will be waiting for you when you walk out of the airport, ready to take you to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink in the lobby before heading to your suite. Drop off your bags, and first thing’s first: Head down to the beach or enjoy a relaxing drink by the pool. Looking for a lovely pool with pool bar! Try out Seven Stars Resort or The Palms Resort

Day 2

You’re not wasting any time on this trip. Today you’re heading out for a family sail and snorkel trip on the Atabeyra, a 70-foot sailing yacht. You’ll spend the day soaking in the views of the Caicos cays, snorkeling the world-famous barrier reef and exploring an uninhabited island, where you’ll stop for lunch. After a long day in the sun, chances are everyone will want a nap before dinner. And you’re keeping dinner easy tonight by popping down to the hotel restaurant. That’s Day 1 done right.

Day 3

You’ve got another busy day on the books. This morning, you and the family are headed to Potcake Place, a local dog-rescue charity, to take a pup out for the morning. Potcake Place encourages visitors to take dogs for walks to help socialize them before they’re adopted. You’ll walk down to Grace Bay Beach and around the Grace Bay strip before returning your pup (who you may just want to take home with you….) Then it’s off for a seaside lunch at Bay Bistro. After your busy morning, you’ll spend the rest of the afternoon taking it easy on the beach at your resort before cooking dinner in your suite (the perks of having a suite with a full kitchen).

For the more active people in your party, they may like to try out a non motorized sport or hop on a bike to go and explore. The Sands Resort, Grace Bay Club, and The Shore Club as well as others include complimentary non motorized water sports including paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaks and hobie cats for guests use. These three also include tennis courts and complimentary bikes for guests use.

Day 4

Now here’s an activity the whole family can enjoy — horseback riding on the beach. You’ll spend the morning trotting on horses along the shores of Long Bay Beach, and as long as the weather permits, you’ll also get to ride into the ocean. Talk about dreamy. You’ll head back to the hotel for lunch before spending a few hours relaxing by the pool. And tonight? You’re getting a babysitter arranged through the hotel kids club, and it’s Date Night for Mom and Dad. A romantic dinner for two at the renowned Coco Bistro is just what you both need after your action-packed week.

Day 5

Grab your complimentary snorkel gear and head to Coral Gardens for some snorkeling right off the beach. You’re bound to run into a turtle or two here. You’ll spend most of the day on the beach and having a long lunch at Somewhere Cafe (the fish tacos are a must). Before you know it, it’s sunset. And luckily, you’re already at one of the best places on the island to watch the sunset.

For the real snorkeling enthusiast, there are a number of properties located within very close proximity of snorkeling off the beach so you can enjoy it anytime! With in a few minutes walk is West Bay Club and Wymara Resort.

Day 6

It’s your last full day, and you’re heading to the Grace Bay strip today to do some shopping. Stop into the Brilliant Gallery to look for some stunning artwork to take home with you so you’ll always be reminded of your time here. After a few hours on the hunt for souvenirs, you’re taking it easy on the beach before getting ready for your family photos with a professional photographer from Brilliant Studios — the best kind of vacation souvenir.

 

Day 7

The final day has arrived. Time to say goodbye to a fabulous family vacation. Don’t fret — you can always come back. Take it easy this morning sipping coffee by the pool and finishing up packing. A car is coming straight to your hotel to pick you up, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

 

Start planning your Turks & Caicos family vacation

Well, you can cross “finding the perfect destination for our family vacation” off your list. Now the planning part? That’s where we come in. Get in touch with one of our expert travel designers based in the Turks & Caicos to plan the ultimate vacation for you and your family – the kind that you’ll talk about for years to come. Let’s start planning.

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