Turks and Caicos is known for its beautiful beaches and water sports, and the award-winning West Bay Club is going all out to offer the best Providenciales has to offer for parents who love traveling with their kids but who don’t want to sacrifice luxury while they’re doing it.
Located on the award-winning Grace Bay Beach, the property recently unveiled its brand-new Kids Town, complete with a teepee tent, submarine play station and designated indoor movie area — in case of rain or for children who need a break from the sun. Kids aged 5 to 12 can also enjoy waterskiing and wakeboarding lessons, scavenger hunts and arts and crafts.
Complimentary non-motorized sports also are available, as is quality time at Grace Bay Beach or at the resort’s family-friendly circular pool, which offers several water features and two shallow areas for lounging. On the pool deck, travelers will find lounge chairs, umbrellas, palm trees, a pool bar and a poolside pavilion
Free loaner bikes are also available for families who want to explore the surrounding area on their own.
Kids old enough to enjoy snorkeling can get up close and personal with the exotic fish and coral formations at nearby Coral Gardens and Smith’s Reef, while culture buffs can enjoy an outing to Cheshire Hall Plantation and The Conch Farm. Other activities include a championship golf course, shopping outlets and a variety of water sport and scooter rentals.
Families who want their own, exclusive island adventure can set up a customized excursion with the resort’s concierge services.
West Bay Club also offers babysitting services on request if Mom and Dad want an evening enjoying sunset cocktails at Drift, the property’s beachfront dining experience, or the adjacent outdoor cocktail lounge.
Or let the whole family tuck into a private en-suite dinner arranged by the concierge. All suites offer oceanfront patios or terraces with views of Grace Bay Beach Suites and full kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Studios don’t look out at the water, but they do offer king-sized beds and kitchenettes, and all rooms offer Elemis toiletries, bath robes, luxury linens, free WiFi, 60-channel flat-screen TVs, air conditioning and kitchenettes.
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