For families, Turks and Caicos is a great vacation choice. The destination is quick and easy to reach from major cities in North America, and it’s a safe place to visit. Modern grocery stores, clean drinking water, state-of-the-art medical facilities and reliable communications services take some of the travel safety worries away for parents.
The Alexandra Resort is a great property for families. In addition to offering spacious and comfortably appointed suites that include kitchen facilities, we have our Pelican Kids club, an awesome freeform swimming pool and the resort is situated in one of the best areas of Grace Bay – right on the beach and in close proximity to many restaurants and shops.
If your idea of a great family vacation includes escaping the routine and spending quality time together, you’ll be looking for Turks and Caicos family restaurants. Fortunately, you won’t have to look very hard here. There are a number of great restaurants on Providenciales that are sure to make everyone in the family happy. Here are some of our favorite places for value-oriented family dining experiences:
The Tiki Hut Island Eatery – Dockside at Turtle Cove Marina
This casual dining spot has a consistent track record for serving good quality food at reasonable prices. It offers a relaxed atmosphere that makes dining with families and/or larger groups a breeze – literally! The Tiki Hut is located on the docks at Turtle Cove Marina. This open-air restaurant has been an island establishment since 1992. They are famous for their Wednesday Chicken and Rib Night, which always delivers a lively atmosphere and delicious grilled specials in addition to their normal menu. It’s open for lunch and dinner weekdays, and also for breakfast on the weekends. Reservations are recommended for six or more. Phone (649) 941-5341.
Also located in Turtle Cove, Baci is an Italian restaurant that has been feeding locals and visitors for the past decade. The place has a beautiful yet relaxed ambiance with an indoor dining room that spills out to an open-air terrace directly on the water. The menu features fresh pastas, seafood, veal and brick-oven pizzas that can be enjoyed at the table or to go. The long bar at the entrance usually serves as a meeting spot for locals who gather after work. It is open Monday through Saturday nights and weekdays for lunch. Reservations are recommended: (649) 941-3044.
Our own Mango Reef Restaurant located at the Alexandra Resort on Grace Bay is always a great choice for families. With a wide variety of menu options and an extensive kids’ menu, the food here is always good and the setting is fun. Kids love the beach terrace, which is a great spot to dine while the sun sets. Plenty of outdoor seating on the beach terrace means you’ll always get a great table. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and live music is featured on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Mango Reef also provides the lunch for children attending Pelican Kids’ Club at Mango Reef. Guests staying at the Alexandra Resort can also enjoy the convenience of ordering room service from Mango Reef. For reservations or carry-out service: (649) 946-8200.
If you are looking for a bit more elegance but in a relaxed atmosphere with a menu that will please everyone in the family, you should go to Hemingway’s at The Sands Resort. Some of the seating area is covered and the rest is on the beachside terrace. It’s open from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The terrace has a JoJo Bell that people can ring when they catch a glimpse of the famous dolphin swimming by. The great thing about this place is the menu has gourmet choices such as its juicy filet mignon or fresh grouper, as well as kid-friendly options such as chicken fingers and the brownie sundae for dessert. For more information or reservations: (649) 941-8408.
When the formalities of dinner are done or if you are just looking for a fun outing for you and the kids, you can head to Giggles in the Ports of Call shopping complex. This little shop is a sweet delight – with soft-serve ice cream and an abundance of loose candy and other treats. It is basically an ice cream shop and candy store rolled into one! The phone is (649) 941-7370.