Why..Why...Why Not.........

Maria Foxwell on 17 July 2018
What can I say. Do you remember a time when looking at pictures in travel brochures or on the internet of beaches that have turquoise sea and white powder sand and think - I wonder if there is a place that really exists? Well, I can confirm there is - Turks and Caicos, the most beautiful beach and sea I have ever seen and as you know I have done some travelling. Each morning I would have to pinch myself to make sure I was really taking a holiday here.

I travelled in May 2018 with my family and took to the skies with BA with a touchdown in Antigua for an hour to get to Providenciales on Turks, “Provo” for short. On arrival (as expected really) there is a small one terminal airport, with one baggage reclaim and 2 maybe 3 security and whole bunch of friendly people to welcome you to this beautiful island. We were quickly greeted by the Beaches staff and escorted to our minivan and taken to the Beaches Resort (10mins drive). From landing, I think it took a whole 40mins. Perfect!

Beaches Resort welcomed us with cool refreshing towels and check in was a pleasure. As the resort is split into four villages with walkways to many restaurants, pools and facilities it was suggested that we did a familiarisation tour of the resort first thing in the morning which we took advantage of. This proved to be so valuable as we didn’t waste any time finding anything and knew pretty much all the areas to explore and enjoy.

Beaches Resort is located on Grace Bay and is the most pristine beach I have seen and is voted one of the best beaches in the world. A little walk down the beach is home to a reef and is abundant with marine life right at your feet. Snorkelling is fantastic! The island itself also hosts many other snorkelling sites and dive sites too and there are plenty of opportunity to take advantage of these trips.

We stayed in the Caribbean Village and the accommodation was very spacious and modest with a lovely view of the gardens, pool and sea in the distance. We would enjoy a lovely sunset from here. I was able to look around all the villages and many room types here as a travel agent, so I can advise on all the villages, whom they are suited for and the layout which is valuable information if anyone is wanting to travel here.

As for the restaurants, bearing in mind we have never done an all-inclusive before, this was exceptional. A la carte breakfast to dinner and lots in between the food was fresh, well presented and delicious. It was the bar staff at the Caribbean Pool bar that made us laugh every day. They were very entertaining, so much fun and had the best time talking to everyone and socialising. The saying from the very funny "Bishop" the bar staff was - Why...why..why not!

As for facilities, I would like to say how great the kid’s facilities were. Located in one area so our girls could go off and explore on their own knowing we were close, the waterpark was a great asset and teen club too.

The staff work so hard at this resort constantly and tirelessly servicing the resort and the people. They work long hours and always had a smile and a lovely greeting for us from the restaurants to the groundsman to the reception to the cleaners. They were all so lovely and very good at their jobs. They are a credit to the resort and I would definitely return.