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Just returned from 8 days at Beaches in Turks. Here is a very brief over view,
only my opinion here folks.
Restaurants - 5 on site. All good to great.
Reflection (buffet) has lots of choices for all tastes. Food was good,
plentiful and tasted great. Service was terrific. Had breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Never full so you just walk right in. Saturdays and Wed. they have a
farewell dinner by the pool. Do that! They have great seafood dinners then.
Arizona-Lunches and dinners. American food here. Lunch was hot dogs and
hamburgers, fries etc. Dinner was ribs, chicken and steak. Really great ribs!
Good view of the sunsets. Get there between 6-6:30 to avoid the wait.
Schooners-Dinner only-More fancy. Good service, great food also. Order the
crab-it's all you can eat!
Teppan Rest. (can not remember its name). Typical teppan style food. its of fun.
You MUST make dinner reservations 48 hours in advance.
Sapodillas-Adults dinners only- good food-not great. Service was ok, nice to
get away from the kids.
All beverages are included in your stay. You can literally lock up your wallet
and forget it. Beer was Coraona, coors or Red Stripe. Mixed drinks had good
brands and they are not shy about pouring the liquor!
A lot has been asked about the water park. In reality it is a smallish swimming
pool with 2 small water slides. It is a great place for kids up to about 11-12
or so. After that they're to big. There is a game center next to it with tons
of Sega games and a small place the kids can get food-icecream, pizza etc.
Great place for them to hang out.
Teens all hang out at the Arizona at night or the Teen Center, really the water
park. They have a disco there at night.
Service - my wife and I both noted the same thing. The guys that work there were
very, very friendly! They would help you any way they could. The motto was
really -"No Problem". Just ask and you get it. But.. we both felt the women
were more conservative. They would help you but no extra effort. All in all I
rated the service as fantastic. Remember-you are on vacation so don't get to
stressed out about the small stuff.
Safety - this is a safe island. No crime. You really can let the kids roam the
place and not worry to much. Those of you with teenage daughters should always
Beach -the best I've ever seen. Temp was 78 and visibility was unlimited.
Trips/tours - Depending on your outlook in life - there is not much to see or do
on the island. We stayed at the resort. People that rented cars for the day
were back in half a day. If you go out find another couple and share a days
Definitely take the island tour. $45.00 per person. Well worth it. See a couple
of islands and lots of snorkeling. We even saw JOJO the dolphin!
Thanks to Rob for this trip report ...