The Turks and Caicos Islands are the perfect Caribbean honeymoon spot or romantic destination, especially for couples interested in snorkeling and scuba diving. Turks & Caicos is home to the world’s third-largest coral reef system, and the incredibly clear water surrounding Turks & Caicos makes it a prime destination for divers and snorkelers.
That gorgeous Caribbean also makes a stunning backdrop to the pristine white sand beaches that fringe the islands.
There are quite a few amazing resorts that are perfect for couples’ getaways or honeymoons in Turks and Caicos. If you want to plan a romantic trip here, how do you choose which is the best Turks & Caicos resort for you? Let us help you narrow it down by giving you the scoop on ten of the top rated Turks & Caicos resorts.
There are actually not many all-inclusive resorts in Turks & Caicos, and only one adults-only all-inclusive (Club Med Turkoise). However, many resorts offer complimentary breakfast, watersports, and amenities, and some offer all-inclusive packages. Read on to learn about some of the top Turks and Caicos resorts.
Ambergris Cay Resort, Ambergris Cay
Couples will be swept away by this uber-luxurious all-inclusive Turks & Caicos resort perfect for honeymoons and romantic rendezvous. Secluded on a thousand-acre private island surrounded by shallow turquoise water and coral reefs, Ambergris Cay Resort (not related to Ambergris Caye in Belize) is a true tropical paradise.
Lounge on the pristine white sand beach, which stretches for miles and is lined with palm trees. Enjoy complimentary watersports in the crystal clear Caribbean. Explore the island by bike or golf cart, or take an excursion by boat. Indulge at the spa. Swim in the lovely pool—or in your own pool (see below).
Accommodations at Ambergris Cay Resort are either suites or villas, with chic décor that’s light and bright. There are just 10 Beachfront Pool Suites; each offers beach and ocean views, a wraparound veranda with seating, a private plunge pool, and an outdoor shower (plus two rain showers in the spacious bathroom).
The 20 villas are dotted around the island for privacy. They have 3 or 4 bedrooms, soaking tubs, full kitchens, washer/dryer, and ocean or oceanfront views plus butler service. Some are two stories and some are one level; some come with private pools, outdoor fire pits, and rooftop bars. There’s also a 6-bedroom Dream Pavilion that comes with 2 pools and a private chef!
Rates at Ambergris Cay are steep, but the inclusions are spectacular—your transfer from Providenciales airport comes via private plane. Also included is all dining; unlimited domestic and premium beverages; an in-room fridge stocked with water, beer, and soft drinks; 24-hour room service; non-motorized water sports including snorkeling, paddleboarding, sailing, and kayaking; bonefishing from the shore; boat excursions; tennis and pickleball; use of the resort’s bicycles and golf carts; one 60-minute spa treatment per adult per stay; guided nature walks, bike tours, and kayak/paddleboard excursions; WiFi; and a catered lunch experience on a deserted island.
Ambergris Cay Resort has two waterfront restaurants (with two bars) onsite: Calico Jack’s featuring the gourmet Caribbean and international cuisine and the Club House offering grilled dishes, burgers, salads, and paninis. The Club House also has an activity center with ping pong and pool tables plus board and video games, as well as a beach club with chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, and paddleboards.
Tripadvisor Rating: 5
Google Rating: 5
East Bay Resort, South Caicos
This secluded Turks & Caicos resort is located on South Caicos Island in a national marine park. The mile-long pristine white beach here lines the calm, clear waters of a bay that’s protected by a coral reef, making East Bay Resort perfect for honeymooners or couples who like to dive and snorkel but are also looking for privacy.
The resort is also located less than a mile from three famous diving sites: the Arch, the East Bay Spur, and the South Caicos Wall. To get here, you first arrive in Providenciales then take a 90-minute boat ride or 25-minute flight over breathtakingly vivid water.
All of the accommodations at East Bay Resort are beachfront suites that include private balconies or patios, full kitchens, washer/dryers, and free WiFi. These luxury suites range from studios to 2 bedrooms and feature contemporary design and fabulous views.
You can relax on the practically deserted beach; swim in the Caribbean or beachfront swimming pool; use the complimentary snorkel equipment, kayaks, or paddleboards; play tennis; work out at the fitness center; go diving or fishing; or relax at the Ayurvedic spa. You can also explore the island and go on a variety of excursions.
Dine on fresh island cuisine at BLU Bar and Grill and enjoy incredible views with your delicious meal. You can relax with a drink in the bar, or head over to the swim-up pool bar.
East Bay Resort offers an affordable all-inclusive package that includes your suite; buffet-style meals with a menu that changes daily; unlimited nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages including wine and beer; unlimited access to resort amenities including watersports equipment and bicycles; and complimentary transfers from South Caicos Airport.
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5
Google Rating: 4.5
Beaches Turks & Caicos, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales
This Turks & Caicos all-inclusive resort features five villages, a 45,000 square-foot waterpark, 21 gourmet restaurants, 15 bars, a 12-mile stretch of Grace Bay Beach, and 10 amazing pools.
While Beaches Turks & Caicos is a family-friendly all-inclusive resort, it has adults-only restaurants, which is a special plus for couples looking to enjoy a more peaceful mealtime. This resort is popular with couples as well as families for this reason, and also because it’s located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Grace Bay. Additionally, it’s a very large resort so there is room to find a secluded corner for two. Or, drift along the lazy river in the waterpark with a drink in hand!
There are plenty of complimentary activities at this Turks & Caicos all-inclusive resort, including day and night tennis, shuffleboard, table tennis, beach volleyball, soccer, billiards, basketball, outdoor chess, croquet, pool tables, golf, kayaking, windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing, snorkeling, waterskiing, paddleboarding, and scuba diving.
The five villages feature different types of rooms ranging in size and features. The newest village, Key West, has luxurious oceanfront rooms and suites with balconies. There are also villas with private plunge pools, oceanfront walkout suites, and penthouses with butler service.
As at every Beaches resort, all meals and snacks are included, as are all beverages including premium liquor and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines. Rooms come with stocked minibars. Dining options at Beaches Turks & Caicos include Italian, seafood, international, casual bites, Asian, southwestern, Caribbean, French, and Mediterranean. There are beachfront restaurants and the super-romantic rooftop Sky Lounge. The elegant Sopadilla’s Caribbean Cuisine is adults only, and the French fine dining restaurant Le Petit Chateau only allows children over 12.
Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5
Google Rating: 4.4
Club Med Turkoise, Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales
Club Med Turkoise is the only adults-only all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos. It is recently renovated and now features a refreshed resort center, brand new pool, main bar, and brand new deluxe rooms.
This Turks & Caicos all-inclusive is set on gorgeous Grace Bay Beach and offers a wide assortment of activities including snorkeling, boating, fishing, windsurfing, tennis, soccer, and billiards. There’s also a spa and a fitness center. The pool overlooks the stunning beach.
You can also go on sunset cruises, go scuba diving, learn to sail, go golfing, take area excursions, and more. One of the unique aspects of Club Med is the weekly circus performances and the (included) opportunity to take flying trapeze lessons! There’s also nightly entertainment.
There are around 300 rooms at Club Med Turkoise. Deluxe rooms feature private patios or balconies with ocean views.
The newly redesigned restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a wide variety of local and international dishes. You can also get casual fare at the open-air Sharkies Grill and Beach Bar. There are two other bars, and a new Wine Cellar that features fine wines, champagne, and premium spirits (not included).
Tripadvisor Rating: 4
Google Rating: 4.3
What is Turks & Caicos known for?
In addition to excellent diving and snorkeling, Turks & Caicos is known for its beautiful white beaches and turquoise water. Grace Bay Beach on the main island of Providenciales (known as Provo) has been named Best Beach multiple times, and there are many other breathtaking beaches on the Turks and Caicos islands that couples can explore.
A fun fact about Turks and Caicos is that Grand Turk Island is one of the 3 most likely spots where Christopher Columbus first landed.
What makes Turks & Caicos special?
What is special about Turks & Caicos is that you can ride horses on the beach here, and you can go whale watching from January to March. Also, Turks and Caicos is extremely convenient for U.S. travelers—a flight from Miami takes just over an hour, and from New York it’s just about 2 ½ hours.
When to visit Turks & Caicos
Temperatures are consistently warm here, making the Turks and Caicos islands a popular romantic destination year-round. High season is December to March. Hurricane season—and rainy season—is June to November, so that’s when prices are the lowest, but you run the risk of storms ruining your trip. The best time to visit Turks & Caicos is April and May, with less crowds, lower prices, and excellent weather.
Now that you’ve learned all about the best romantic resorts in Turks & Caicos, which one will you choose for your Caribbean escape?