Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa Rating: 4.5 Pearls
With seven pools, a sprawling water park, a shopping center, a spa complex, and more restaurants than you can shake a breadstick at, the family-friendly, 65-acre Beaches is clearly the Turks and Caicos resort with the most features. Many of the rooms -- especially in the old Caribbean Village -- are not top-notch, and the romance factor is virtually non-existent. Still, an all-inclusive resort with this many amenities is enticing and if you want your little ones to be entertained while you head for a rum punch, you'll certainly be taken care of with a Sesame Street Camp and nightly performances, a Martha Stewart Crafts Studio, a massive 45,000-square-foot water park, an Xbox games garage, and even a DJ academy.
The Veranda Resort and Residences All-Inclusive Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Opened in 2010 by the standard setters who brought Grace Bay Club to the island nearly two decades ago, this newer property has a young and casual feel that works for both families and couples. This 131-room luxury resort boasts an impressive array of amenities: three ocean-view restaurants, a happening bar, three pools, an Asian-themed spa, a three-building Kids' Town, tennis courts...the list goes on. What’s more, the often reasonable all-inclusive rates mean guests won’t sweat the extras.
Seven Stars Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
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'. Not only does the hotel have a large pool, free watersports (like sailing and kayaking), and two lighted tennis courts, the excellent kids club includes a large playground and a clubhouse filled with toys, video games, a pool table, and a dress-up closet.