REVIEW: BEACHES TURKS AND CAICOS POOLS

After flight delay, lost bags, and finally checking in; all we wanted to do was swim. Beaches Turks and Caicos (TCI) advertises they have like 132 pools or something like absurd like that. I didn’t keep count but there is one around every corner.

The Caribbean village had 2 main pools both with swim up Bars. The Iguana pool had a lot of the structured activities like volleyball and polo.

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Close to this pool was another Caribbean village pool. It was all 4 ft deep and had waterfalls and also had a swim up bar.

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The Italian pool was huge with lots of statues around it. It was rectangular in shape with some water features off to the side. Of course it had a swim up bar as well.

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The French pool was also huge with lots of water features to the side. Guess what- it had a large swim up bar as well.

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I would consider the aforementioned pools the main pools. While they could get crowded, I never felt like they were overcrowded. They all provide very nice and comfortable lounge chairs. There was only one time throughout the week where at 2pm we couldn’t find 2 chairs. Of course you can go down there at 9am and put your stuff down. However they will move your items if you aren’t there after a while.

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All the areas had plenty of towels close by. Beaches does not count towels like some all-inclusives, so you can grab as many as you want. They never ran out of towels either. So many other all-inclusives you have towel cards, are only allowed 1 towel per person, and if you lose one you have to pay for a new one. Then they are always short on towels at the towel huts as well. Not at Beaches though! No counting and plenty of towels to go around.

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There were some other pools as well like an adults only pool and there was an adults only Jacuzzi. Most of the pools had some type of Jacuzzi incorporated with them as well.

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Now the gem of the pools is Pirates Cove Waterpark. Its open from 10-5 everyday. There is something for everyone here.

The lazy river is quite enjoyable, just watch out for the waterfalls.

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There are 3 main slides all off the same stairs. 1 is a normal slide and 2 are inner-tube slides. They provide plenty of tubes as well including 2 person tubes, as well as smaller tubes for children. Some slides you had to be 44 inches tall, and other 48 inches tall.

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Then there are 2 smaller slides in a different area of the Waterpark for people who don’t want the gigantic slides.

There is also a pirate ship with lots of water features and small slides for the littler kids.

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Pirates Cove even has a swim up bar that only features kids drinks. This also has a nice cave with waterfall right next to it. The French swim up pool is pretty close as well for those adults who need to go get a drink.

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Another highlight of Pirates Cove is the Surf Simulator. You have to sign a waiver and be 54 inches to do the surfing part. Or at 2pm, they allow shorter people to do body boarding. The surfing was easier to catch on than what I thought. Doing tricks is hard. Standing up with barely any balance was doable. Of course they have workers to help you and they are great at their job and make the experience great.

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In Pirates Cove you have several quick bites to choose from. Bobby Dees has self serve pizza and hot dogs as well as an ice cream counter. They also have a menu that you can order from  and sit down or get it to go. There is also a Mac n Cheese truck in the waterpark and an ice cream truck there as well.

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There are spots of chairs everywhere. 2 days we were able to snag the fancy cabanas. Sometimes these were reserved for Butler Service, but if they didn’t have a sign on them, they were free for the taking.

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One of the great things about the waterpark is that we could let our 7 and 9 year old wonder free here. We could relax with a drink in the cabana while our kids went up and down the waterslides 30 times in a row. (longest line we ever saw was about 8 people….) One of the bad things though is that it’s so much fun, our kids didn’t want to do too much beach time.

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