Beaches Turks and Caicos – Italian Village Family Suites

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Right on beautiful Grace Bay in Providenciales is Beaches Turks and Caicos, a 614-room resort separated into 4 different villages: the Caribbean, French, Key West and the Italian Village. Each one is designed to reflect the style of its regions.

During our stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos earlier this month, we stayed in the beautiful 6 star Italian Village. It has 162 family suites separated into many categories depending on location, size and amenities {butler, concierge etc}.

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Our penthouse family suite in the Pompeii building offered much in the way of panoramic views, including the breathtaking ocean and it’s 50 shades of blue!  

Here is our video review of the Beaches Turks and Caicos Italian Village Suites:


 
Our room was ideal for our family of 5, thanks mostly to the separate kids room that had bunks and a trundle, allowing each of my 3 kids to have their own sleeping space.

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Having the bunks with trundle allowed them to have space to relax and play during the day {without stepping all over everything and each other}. Plus, they had their own drawers, sink area {at a kid-friendly height} and closet! Indeed it’s a wonderful design that maximizes the room space. 

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The bathroom area is so spacious, with the massive double sink vanity and separate toilet and shower areas. The two person jet tub is nice for adults to unwind or even to bathe the kids that don’t yet shower. I also have to give a lot of love to the shelving behind the door. not only does it store extra towels, but they are so handy for sunscreens, lotions and medications – all up high and out of kids reach and view. 

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The penthouse family suite had a king bed, large cabinets to house the TV, drawers for clothes and then another for the minibar, coffee maker, tea kettle and microwave. Everything you need, but out of the way to not look cluttered. 

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My family of 5 enjoyed our stay in the family suites at Beaches Turks and Caicos Italian Village Suites, and for very specific reasons which you might not think of, until you experienced it. 

  • The main room and the kids room each have their own air conditioners! I loved this for obvious reasons of differing preferences
  • Doorbells on the rooms, so you don’t hear knocking all the time from every room in the vicinity. We heard very little from the hall or the pool which is literally right outside our balcony. 
  • Sliding door to section off the kids room – cause we all need some privacy!
  • Same with the separate toilet area and shower within the bathroom area. Even with 5 people staying in the suite, I actually got some privacy!

In the Italian Village Family Suites there was enough space for all and with the smart design, everything had a place to go. Luggage in the closets, clothes away in the drawers, toiletries on shelves {and not all over every inch of the bathroom counter so that when you wash your hands a dozen bottles go flying. Gee, can you tell I traveled much?! heh}

As well, with each child having their own bed, everyone slept better. Everyone! There wasn’t fighting over covers or space on the bed, it was peaceful nights followed by beautiful days spent rested.

When you are traveling as a family and staying this long, things like this matter – a lot! Kudos to the Beaches Turks and Caicos Italian Village Family Suites, we had a great experience and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again! 

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Comments

  1. Holy moly, what a gorgeous place to stay. If we ever decide to vacation there, I will have to keep this place in mind!

  2. Wow, what a great vacation. We are a family of five too, and it can be hard to find a place that is really set up for 5, and the trundle bed under the bunk looks like a great way to handle this.

    • Amen Anne, great use of space and accommodation. Too often hotels and resorts are made for a family of 4. Families don’t come in a standard size!

    • We are a family of five as well, but my step-son is 17 and doesn’t want to be seen with us LOL, so he rarely travels with us anymore. Finding places that accommodate families of five isn’t always easy.

  3. Ali P says:

    Gorgeous! Turks and Caicos is on my bucket list of places to visit!

  4. Oh wow, this looks like paradise! I seriously have never seen a more beautiful place to stay! I would love to stay here.

  5. LMC1971 says:

    Beaches is a l all inclusive luxury vacation paradise….it’s a perfect place for families and the suite was gorgeous…however, you might mention that this particular suite is in the range of about $12,000 + dollars. They do have less expensive room options but speaking from my own experience, the cost for my family of 3 in a lesser room still came in at about $7,000, add in airfare and you’re looking at $10K for a week’s vacation.

    Best, Lisa

    • Very true Lisa, thanks for bringing this up. Important to mention is that I’ve looked into 5 star resorts {even in Mexico} and the cost is 10K with flights for the 5 of us. When you factor in location, amenities and activities …. families do have to weigh many things for their vacation, including cost.

      Unfortunately when you are traveling with 5 and not the ‘standard’ 2 or 4 {as many have for their room occupancy}, the cost of just that one extra small child does make a significant difference.

      You could snag a last minute cheap vacation for much less and book double rooms bringing down that cost by maybe 4k, yet that is a gamble some aren’t willing to take especially if they don’t travel that often and want a sure thing { http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2013/05/bad-experience-mexico-all-inclusive }

      The price of Beaches is what it is, yet so many visit yearly. You can find deals if you hunt them down, In any case, my job as a travel writer is to tell my readers what you get when you stay and answer questions about travel.

      In the end, it’s all a choice of course and anyone taking their vacation will weigh their needs and wants accordingly.

  6. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Looks like an amazing room and an amazing resort. May have to put it on my list of places to visit!

  7. Angela S says:

    Everything looks so lovely! I would be so incredibly relaxed there.

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