If you’re looking to make that dreamy tropical beach vacation a reality, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a perfect place to do it. But where should you stay? Many of the best Turks and Caicos resorts are located on the island of Providenciales along Grace Bay, which recently made SmarterTravel’s list of the 10 best Caribbean beaches. But you’ll also find appealing options on other islands in the chain, including South Caicos and Grand Turk.

Note that unlike other Caribbean destinations such as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos has relatively few all-inclusive resorts. Instead, you’ll find numerous condo-style properties with spacious living areas and full kitchens. Many of these resorts have on-site restaurants, but meals there are often not included—so be sure to double-check when choosing where to stay.

The Venetian on Grace Bay

 

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Every room at the all-suite Venetian on Grace Bay has an ocean view, which you can enjoy from your private screened-in porch. Units are large—even the smallest suites measure more than 1,800 square feet—and include full kitchens, washer/dryers, and living/dining areas. Bikes and BBQ grills are available for free guest use, and there are tennis courts and a pool on site. While the resort doesn’t have its own restaurant, there is one next door, and you can opt to have the kitchen in your suite stocked before you arrive.

Beaches Turks and Caicos

 

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Family-friendly Beaches is one of only a few Turks and Caicos all-inclusive resorts. This sprawling property on Grace Bay includes five different accommodation “villages,” from the laid-back Key West village to the European-style French and Italian villages. No matter where you stay, you can choose from 21 restaurants and 15 bars on the resort grounds. Children can play at the Pirates Island Waterpark or make new friends at the Kids Camp, and there’s a wide array of activities for all ages, from beach volleyball and table tennis to snorkeling and windsurfing.

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