Travelling with younger kids always poses a number of questions when visiting a new place. Will they have the right food? Should I bring our car seat? Are there things for our kids to do?
Most of our Turks and Caicos resorts tend to be very family friendly and make travelling with young children easy. Whether you need a crib, high chair, or rollaway, most resorts in Turks and Caicos provide these items complimentary. Car seats are also available through car rental companies.
Supermarkets for Planning Family Meals
Many resorts on Providenciales feature full condo / suites with fully equipped kitchens (we’re talking fridge, stove, dishwasher, pots, pans, cutlery and dishes). This allows families to keep costs under control while on vacation by cooking some of their meals.
Graceway IGA is located approximately a 15 minute drive from the main Grace Bay area in central Providenciales. Graceway Gourmet is another supermarket located right in the heart of the downtown Grace Bay area. Both of these grocery stores are well stocked with many items you would find at home. While Graceway Gourmet stocks an assortment of gluten free products as well, if there is something very specific you are interested in, it may be wise to bring it along since products change frequently in the stores.
Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Turks and Caicos? Most definitely.
There are many child friendly restaurants in Turks and Caicos. Seven Stars Resort, Mango Reef and Hemmingways all offer kid favorites such as Grilled Cheese, Pasta, Mini Pizzas for a reasonable price. Kids also love heading to da Conch Shack and Bugaloo’s which are true island restaurants with delicious local island bites, mom and dad sip on a cold beverage while the little ones plan in the surf and watch the guys knock the conch meat out of their shells to get ready for the kitchen. Here’s a list of all of our recommended restaurants to consider.
But are there things for kids to do here?
There’s no shortage of ways to entertain the kids and the entire family – even if all you want to do is just hang out on the beach and look for that perfect shell to bring home.
Most resorts offer a variety of kids activities such as watersports and beach toys, shallow water pools, games, movies, bikes.
Resort Swimming Pools & Kids Clubs
While you may want to hit the beach as soon as you arrive, your little one may prefer the pool.
There are a few properties that stand out to have very children friendly swimming pools. Villa Del Mar has a pool that gradually slopes towards the deeper water offering a large area of shallow water for pre-swimmers to play in. West Bay Club has a shallow section of their pool as well which is ideal even for toddlers! In fact many resorts in Turks and Caicos offer kids clubs including Seven Stars, Grace Bay Club and Palms Turks & Caicos
Kids Activities on Providenciales
Undersea Explorer Semi-Submarine
The semi submarine experience is something every child would love. The adventure starts in the Turtle Cove Marina and then heads over to the Princess Alexandra National Park to see massive and magnificent coral reefs.
Tour guide will point out types of fishes and other sea creatures and you’ll be entertained with trivia and a fun and quirky lesson on Turks and Caicos marine life.
Horseback Riding – on and in the water
Horseback riding through clear turquoise water, really can be an exhilarating experience and perfect for families with children. Whether the riders are beginners or experienced they will enjoy a beachside ride on the beautiful Long Bay beach. Reserve this in advance as spaces usually fill quickly!
Play with a puppy for the day, or take one home!
Puppies and paradise… the combination is almost too much.
This is absolutely one of the most interesting experiences that a pet-friendly family can have. Right in the heart of the downtown Grace Bay area, families can visit the puppies, take one out to the beach for a few hours, and even sign up to foster and take one home. Read more about Potcake Place here.
Join an island kids camp
Resorts such as the Seven Stars, Somerset Resort and Grace Bay Club offer kids camps that are available to children that are not guests at the resort for a fee. Local organizations also offer day camps (ask us which ones) and welcome tourists as well.
Day camps include indoor organized activities and also some beach time and outside fun and games. As parents you won’t have to worry about feeling guilty since the kids will have a chance to make friends on vacation, keep busy while having fun and will be in the capable hands of child care professionals.
Half Day Cruise out on the water, park at a deserted beach and let them run wild!
The entire family will enjoy a half day on the water snorkeling, stopping off at small cays to search for sea shells and sand dollars and beach combing. Some excursions take you to Iguana Island which is an island sanctuary for the endangered Rock Iguana or take you to a shallow spot to find conch and prepare conch salad on board.
If you’re lucky you may spot dolphins in the clear waters. A fishing trip or an eco-kayak excursion is also a way for the family to bond and spend quality time together on the water.
Contact Us for More Information
Call, chat or email with one of our travel designers for more information on these and other options for family friendly fun in Turks & Caicos!