Turks and Caicos with Kids

Best Things To Do When Travelling With The Whole Crew

There is no place quite like the Turks and Caicos Islands — TCI as it’s commonly called. Tropical excursions for the whole family, unique opportunities, and beautiful beaches abound here, and travelling with kids can make your Turks and Caicos vacation even more fun and thrilling. While getting up close and personal with fascinating marine life while snorkeling and scuba diving should always be on the list, don’t miss these cant-be-beat TCI family experiences.

Spot the indigenous Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana on Little Water Cay.

The whole family will have a blast playing hide and seek with the resident iguanas on Little Water Cay (Iguana Island). The small cay is home to the few remaining Rock Iguanas that once covered most of the islands in the Turks and Caicos. Getting there too is half the fun as it’s just a short trip by boat or kayak from the Leeward Marina area on Providenciales. Let your little ones try their hand at photographing these friendly lizards. Iguanas are some of the easiest wild animals to take pictures of and the iguanas on Little Water Cay are quite approachable.

Go on an Adventure Tour Aboard your very own Chartered Boat.

Kids appreciate bespoke experiences too. Pack up your essentials and let the kids decide where the day will take you. There are few things more adventurous (or more memorable) than letting the kids choose. Give them a “yes” day with a private boat experience exclusively for the family. You can charter a boat to an uninhabited island to be pirates for a day. Some private charter vessels feature cool onboard amenities the whole family will enjoy like waterslides, diving boards, trampolines, and swings. No matter what they decide, everyone is sure to enjoy the exciting adventure that awaits on these islands.

Experience an Unbelievable Horseback Riding Adventure Surrounded by Undeniable Beauty.

Have you ever imagined riding a horse through the refreshing Caribbean Sea? In TCI, you don’t have to imagine. No kid, or kid at heart, can resist this amazing experience. Swimming with horses might sound like a dream, but in TCI, you can take your whole family on a horseback riding adventure of a lifetime. Voyages generally start on land and then the dream-like moment happens when the horses trot into the ocean while you’re sitting on them! Be prepared to be submerged in the refreshing waters about waist deep. Out of all the activities in Turks and Caicos, this one is not to be missed.

Dive into a one-of-a-kind All-Inclusive Family Resort for a Day.

You might be staying at one of the many family resorts in Turks and Caicos but be sure to add in a day-laze at this top all-inclusive for families. Full of activities for adults and children, Beaches Turks & Caicos is the perfect playground for the whole family. Get a Beaches Day Pass to enjoy all the resort features including themed villages with the vibes of Italy, France, the Caribbean, and Key West, a 45,000 square-foot waterpark, 21 gourmet restaurants, a 12-mile beach, 10 pools, Xbox Play Lounge, and even a club for teens. The family is sure to stay busy, full, and entertained.

Conch Crawl to get a Taste of the Unique Concoctions of a Turks Specialty.

Nobody leaves Turks and Caicos without trying the conch. Find a beachfront restaurant or café with a relaxed atmosphere, preferably with some tables set right along the waterline and a local band. A place where you and the kids can sink your toes in the sand while trying different conch dishes. You’ll find a great selection of conch almost everywhere but the best way to taste this TCI favorite is with a conch crawl – hopping from restaurant-to-restaurant to savor the different spins of the Caribbean’s “lobster” of the sea. From conch fritters, cracked conch, conch burgers, and conch salad to scorched conch, conch sauté, grilled conch, plus variations like coconut cracked conch and buffalo cracked conch, and more, you can’t go wrong with sampling any of the different ways this TCI specialty is prepared.

There are several other noteworthy Turks and Caicos excursions and activities for families including flamingo-spotting at Flamingo Pond Overlook and Playland TCI, a great option if you’re traveling with kids ages 2 to 12.

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