In the Turks & Caicos, it doesn’t matter if you’re 8 months or 80 years old — there’s something here for your clients and their whole family. And perhaps that’s what really makes our islands so special. Just ask Candyce H. Stapen, who recently returned from a family vacation to the Turks & Caicos with three generations:
My 8-month-old granddaughter Charlotte giggled as I held her and we bobbed in the turquoise waters of Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. James, my 2 1/2-year-old grandson, busily shaped sand into castles and critters under the watchful eyes of his parents. My husband, David, read on the chaise lounge, intermittently looking up as our grandkids pierced the morning quiet with their laughter.
As Candyce mentions in her article, multigenerational families crave plenty of space.
Multigenerational families, we learned years ago when we added our mothers-in-law to our vacations, thrive on space, privacy and — for our clan — creature comforts.
And lucky for them, there’s no shortage of spacious and comfortable accommodations in the Turks & Caicos. From private villas such as Beach Enclave to hotel suites with three or more bedrooms in resorts like The Shore Club, Wymara, Sailrock, The Palms Turks & Caicos, and Seven Stars , families can have as much space as they need.
While family members may not want to do everything together (some want to lounge on the beach with a book, others will prefer crafts and games at their hotel’s on-site kids’ club such as ‘Play by COMO’ at the amazing COMO Parrot Cay Resort), there are some activities that will appeal to nearly everyone. And a boat trip on a private charter to see the best of the islands and spend time together on the water is hard to turn down.
My son-in-law Chris, James and I boarded the boat. James, with the wind in his hair and a bag of potato chips in his hands, smiled for the entire 30-minute ride to the Leeward Cut. We brought our own plastic-bottomed, see-through raft for James since he was too young for the standard mask and fins. Although he refused to lie belly-down to peer into the water, he liked the vistas of blue ocean and sky as Chris pulled around his kiddie craft.
A day out on the water also gives your clients a chance to introduce their kids to local wildlife, from the playful dolphins that call our waters home to the iguanas that roam free on Little Water Cay.
We’ve talked about the kids’ clubs offered at various resorts, but it’s a perk that bears repeating. These on-site, supervised programs offer a range of activities for kids, from indoor games and crafts, to outdoor playgrounds and treasure hunts. It’s not only a chance to keep children stimulated and entertained, but it also gives your clients a chance to enjoy some relaxing adult time. If you want to know more, we dedicated an entire blog post to traveling to the Turks & Caicos with young kids.
Let’s start planning
Do you have clients looking to plan a multigenerational vacation in the Turks & Caicos and not sure where to start? That’s where we come in. We call these islands home, and our local knowledge, expertise and connections help us create itineraries that suit all your clients’ needs. Get in touch to start planning, and let’s work together to create an unforgettable multigenerational vacation for your clients.