Even though Providenciales, Turks and Caicos has a laid-back vibe and pricey accommodations, it’s still a family-friendly destination. It’s home to top-notch snorkeling, great wildlife activities like a bird sanctuary, and guided horseback rides. But if you’re traveling with kids or teenagers, you’ll want to book a hotel that caters to families with large rooms, multiple pools, and on-site amenities that’ll keep them busy. Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Providenciales, and start planning your family getaway!
With six pools, a sprawling water park, a shopping center, a spa complex, and more restaurants than you can shake a breadstick at, the family-friendly Beaches is clearly the Turks and Caicos resort with the most features. But many of the rooms could use an update and the romance factor is virtually non-existent. Still, an all-inclusive resort with this many amenities is enticing -- unless it's peace and quiet you’re after.
This 115-room beachfront resort manages to provide elegant, spacious suites, exceptional service, and a plethora of amenities for rates often much lower than competing properties'. With three dining options, a heated saltwater pool, a spa, a kids' club, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sprawling beachfront, Seven Stars is in the same league as the island's top resorts. It's nearly perfect, except for a cramped business center, cheap beach furniture, and expensive, though excellent, dining.
Opened in 1993, Grace Bay Club is Turks and Caicos’ original luxury benchmark. With essentially three different resorts offering three distinct accommodation styles, this 82-room beachfront property continues to raise the bar with lots of popular dining options, a 5,000-square foot spa, an impressive kids' club, and three pristine infinity-edge pools.
The upscale, 21-unit Beach House is an all-suite property located on Grace Bay, the island's most beautiful beach. Suites are enormous, sophisticated, and have open-plan kitchens, dining nooks, living rooms, and larger-than-expected balconies (either overlooking Grace Bay or the lush garden grounds). Out back, the turquoise waters and powder sand of Grace Bay await -- with each suite receiving a dedicated lounge space to soak it all in. Spa treatments are available indoors or on the beach, the pool is attractively landscaped, and the restaurant serves creative fusion cuisine.
For a quiet, condo-style luxury property in Providenciales, the Venetian at Grace Bay is hard to top. The 27 contemporary condos are individually owned, and there may be limited availability during high season when many owners return. The three-bedroom, three-and-half-bath units (which can be converted to have fewer bedrooms) are enormous; all have kitchens and ocean-view balconies. Guests can choose from playing tennis, renting bikes, grilling up grub in the barbecue area, or taking a refreshing swim in the courtyard pool. There is also a large fitness room and small spa treatment room (appointment only) located in the lobby. Grace Bay Beach is one of the biggest draws, and its fine white sand and crystal blue waters can be found right behind the hotel. Just note that it's one of the most expensive properties on the island (for a reason), and the semi-removed location means that rental cars or taxi cabs are a must.
Made up of 42 huge three-bedroom luxury units (which can be converted to one- and two-bedroom suites), this condo resort offers stunning views of the sea from its lovely pool as well as from every balcony. Sure, there’s no on-site restaurant, bar, or spa, but full kitchens, a picturesque beach, and a short walk or drive to the island’s best shopping, dining, and golf help make up for shortcomings.