Travelling to Turks and Caicos With Young Children

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 child to do?

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 cot, most resorts here in Turks and Caicos provide these items complimentary.  Car seats are also available through car rental companies normally for $10 per day.

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Gourmet Supermarkets for Planning Perfect Family Meals

Many resorts on Providenciales feature suites with well-equipped kitchens. This allows families to keep costs under control while on vacation. Being able to cook meals is also easy and convenient, especially when traveling with young children.

Supermarkets Near Grace Bay

Graceway IGA is located approximately a 15 minute drive from the main Grace Bay area in central Providenciales. Graceway Gourmet is another supermarket located on the leeward end of Grace Bay Beach.

Both of these supermarkets are well stocked with many items you would find at home.  While Graceway Gourmet has started to stock 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

There are many child friendly restaurants in Turks and Caicos.  Seven Stars Resort, Mango Reef and Seaside Cafe all offer kid favourites such as Grilled Cheese, Pasta, Mini Pizzas for a very reasonable price.

Things for Kids to Do Here

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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.

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Resort Swimming Pools

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!

Kids Clubs

In fact many resorts in Turks and Caicos offer kids clubs including Seven Stars, Grace Bay Club and Regent Palms.

 

Kids Activities on Providenciales

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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.

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Provo Ponies

Horseback riding with Provo Ponies is 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 Leeward beach. Reserve this in advance as spaces usually fill quickly!

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 during the summer months 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.

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Half Day Cruise

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 really 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 our on island Reservation Agents for more information on these and other options for family friendly fun in Turks & Caicos!

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