Why Beaches Turks And Caicos is Every Parents’ Dream Come True

Beaches Social Media on the Sand was life-changing and amazing for so many reasons. You can check out my pre-travel post here about the conference and how you can apply next year (it is invitation-only). You can also check out these international travel tips I shared last week, while traveling with our three kids.

Our two-bedroom suite in the Italian Village was absolutely amazing, and it was almost hard to leave it every day. At least one of the girls wakes up a couple times a week and wanders into our room in the middle of the night. This never happened during any of the eight nights we spent here. Never. Could you blame them though?

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and caicos - momsncharge

Entrance to our room, from the kids’ room, leading to the master bedroom.

 

Beaches Turks & Caicos - momsncharge

Let me start by sharing that my kids are 4, 6 & 8. Even when I was working full-time outside of the house, our kids never went to a traditional daycare. When we had my son, my husband went back to working the overnight shift so he could be home with him during the day. We continued that with baby number two, and by the time I had baby number three I was home full-time. The closest we got to daycare with my son was occasionally, we would take him part-time to his aunt’s house down the street who ran a home daycare.

We don’t allow our kids to spend the night over anyone other than family’s house (or those we consider family). So you can imagine that when we were invited to drop them off at kids’ camp while at Beaches Resorts the first time, we were a little on the uneasy side. It felt like the first time we took our son to pre-school and kept looking in the window of the classroom wondering if he was okay. He didn’t think twice about telling us bye and jumped right in.

I knew from the beginning that this would be an option and I was excited about it. But once the time actually came, I was like wait…you want me to leave my babies with all of these strangers? We know we’ll have to loosen up the hold eventually, so we figured this would be the best way to start.

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Our four-year-old didn’t want to be without her big sister. So we asked them to allow her to stay in that age group instead of going with her camp for the six-year-olds. They had no problem with that and baby girl was happy. We then dropped our son off at his camp, again uneasy cause he was by himself. We knew we would be returning in a couple of hours to attend the 80’s themed family party for Social Media on the Sand.

Don’t you know…we went to pick them up and they.did.not.want.to.leave. Like, they seriously begged us to stay. The great thing is that they are open from about 8am to 10pm most days and close between the hours of 5-6pm. So we let them stay, went to the party, came back at 9:30pm (almost three hours later) to pick them up, and the first question they asked was if they could come back the next day? Of course, that was followed by allllll of the amazing things they did.

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Needless to say, the kids were at camp pretty much every day that we were there with the exception of maybe 2-3 days when we had other things going on (and trust me, they didn’t stop asking if they could go back).

What we loved about Camp Sesame and my son’s camp is the structure, and the different activities they did daily with the kids and all with love.

For example: 

  • My son learned the basics of snorkeling during his camp
  • The girls got visits from most of the Sesame Street characters. They loved when Zoe came to talk about the letter “A”.
  • Another night, my son’s group got to watch an Island talent show & have a dance party at the resort’s Club Liquid
  • The girls also got to learn more about recycling by going on a Trash to Treasure hunt with Oscar the Grouch.

The activities were seriously endless and fun for the kids! They segmented the days of the week out like Environmental Sunday, Cultural Wednesday, Beachin’ Thursday and so on.

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

So why is Beaches Turks and Caicos every parents’ dream come true? They truly took care of our kids like we would. They gave my husband and I some much needed alone time, where we got to go on a few dates and celebrate our anniversary. They literally put us at ease because they have such an amazing staff. Our girls literally cried when we told them it was our last day, and we went to take pictures with some of their camp counselors. I watched them interact with the kids and they treated them as their own.

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Oh, and did I mention that this is not an additional cost? Nope, these camps are included in the all-inclusive services that Beaches Resorts offers. Not only did they have planned activities with them, but on a couple of days, we allowed the kids to go earlier so they could go to dinner with their camp mates. Since we’re a homeschooling family, it was so great to know they were still getting an education and still learning in such an amazing setting.

And then of course there was the beach. Not only could we see it from our bedroom windows, it was literally steps away. If we weren’t hanging out on the beach and in the water, we were eating on the beach. I’ll have to do a separate post about all of the food, but it was so great to walk around barefoot in the sand for 90% of the time we were there.

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

The kids even had fun activities they did at camp on the beach. On one of the days, they got to work with Sesame Street artist, Barry Goldberg and learn art through creating Elmo sculptures in the sand. And what kid wouldn’t love to back cookies with Cookie Monster? Well, they got to do that too (for some reason, the only character our four-year-old was scared of was Cookie Monster so she didn’t participate). They also got to dress up and go trick-or-treating during the Halloween party right at the resort. Of course, they loved that. I’ll be doing a separate post about the food, including the character breakfast where we got to meet, greet and hang out with the entire cast of Sesame Street.

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

Beaches Turks and Caicos - momsncharge

The smiles never left our kids’ faces. Mommy got some “me time” as well as some “wifey time”, and everyone was happy. The only complaint we had was that we didn’t want to leave. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa is every parents’ dream come true.

Comment below and let me know: what is the most memorable family vacation and what made it so special?

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    MJ
    November 6, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Oh Christine this looks like a fabulous time. I am so down with the daily camp idea for when my littles are older. It’s like your kids were on their own vacation and I am sure you and your hubby enjoyed couple time knowing they were safe. Hmmm, let me count the years until I can apply for beaches moms. I say about 4. Looking forward to it.
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      Christine St.Vil
      November 9, 2015 at 9:21 PM

      Honestly MJ, I don’t think you need to wait four years 🙂 I would totally understand if you did though lol

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    Keisha
    November 6, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    From ages 10-12, my family took many cross country trips with my cousins and aunts. Some of the best experiences I had growing up…that and visiting my aunt in NC every other year. I continue that tradition each year with my friends. Lovely post!

    BTW…your family is adorable! So glad you had so much fun.
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    LaShawn
    November 6, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    This looks like it was so much fun!! I know my son would love something like this! He always has to hang with us when we go on vacation since he’s an only child and I know he would love to have other kids to hang out with. And to be able to have “dates with my husband would be even better. I love that family photo of all of you on the beach. FRAME IT!!!
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    Stacie
    November 6, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Just beautiful! What a blessing to be able to take a trip like this with your family!
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    Bernetta
    November 7, 2015 at 10:09 PM

    It definitely looked like a great trip. Such great memories for your family. It’s amazing that you all got to experience such fun as a family and was able to get alone time with your hubby. I will be applying next year.
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    Jonna Scott-Blakes
    November 7, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Its so nice that the resort had activities for the kids. I know while on vacation that parents want a break but also want their kids to be safe. So resorts that address that are really providing great service.
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    kita
    November 8, 2015 at 12:18 AM

    Beautiful Family! We went to the Gulf Coast this year for about a week and we had a blast if we had a few millions we would have moved there and not even come back to pack up it was that good. I love the beds for the kids in the room very nice.
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    Joanna
    November 9, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    You have such a beautiful family. That resort looks amazing. Glad you were able to take a break for yourself.
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      Christine St.Vil
      November 25, 2015 at 4:26 PM

      Aww thanks so much Joanna!! Yes, it was so great to take a break and just take it all in 🙂

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    Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    November 9, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    This sounds amazing, I have issues when it comes to others watching my kids. I trust them at their respective child cares but that is it. Its comforting to know that you felt the same way and the kids had an amazing time. Shoot I wouldn’t want to leave either.
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      Christine St.Vil
      November 13, 2015 at 4:40 PM

      Yes girl, I completely understand! And yes, it was definitely refreshing to feel safe and okay with having them there. And they, of course are still talking about it lol

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    Vashti (veepeejay.com)
    November 9, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    OMG! I don’t blame the kids, I wouldn’t want to leave either lol. My most memorable family vacation to date was going back to Grenada for my sister’s wedding this past August. It was awesome to celebrate such a special occasion with family who we had not seen for a long time.
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      Christine St.Vil
      November 13, 2015 at 4:24 PM

      I remember seeing some of your photos Vashti and it looked absolutely amazing. I have Grenada on my list of places to visit 🙂

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    Tyra
    November 10, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    I can’t believe we just missed each other. Beaches was just two doors down from our resort, the West Bay Club. Looks like a great resort for families!
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    Allison Jones
    November 10, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    I love Turks and Caicos. The beaches are beautiful and this repost really pulls out all the stops to make sure the kids and adults enjoy their time. Awesome post.

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      Christine St.Vil
      November 13, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      Thanks so much Allison! This will definitely not be our last time there! We’re already looking forward to going back 🙂

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    staci
    November 10, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    You have a beautiful family!! Sounds like you guys had a great time. I love the idea of the camps for children and its so wonderful they enjoyed themselves!!
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    Lashonda
    November 10, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    OMG!! It looks like you had an awesome time!! I need to take my family on a family vacation. I likt that everything was all inclusive.

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      Christine St.Vil
      November 13, 2015 at 4:18 PM

      Me too Lashonda! They really mean it when they say “all-inclusive”! It was so convenient and pleasant.

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    KaSandra
    April 27, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    Hi Christine,
    I am @TampaKay on twitter and I was just saying to my husband that we should do a nice trip before the year is out with our other coupled friends with children. Your post totally helped narrow down my choices. I look forward to researching Beaches in Turks & Caicos and hoping to manifest our family to this island before the end of 2017

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