What’s the best Beaches (resort)? While Beaches Negril was voted the #1 Hotel for Families in the Caribbean by the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, Beaches Turks & Caicos took the #2 slot, and Beaches Ocho Rios rounded out the top 5. That means that three of the top five family resorts in the Caribbean were Beaches, so while you’re practically guaranteed an awesome family vacation at one of these fantastically appointed properties, which Beaches resort is the perfect fit for the family? Each resort has unique offerings and special touches, so here’s the Ultimate Beaches Brawl—Turks & Caicos vs. Negril vs. Ocho Rios.
Beaches Resorts by the Numbers
So what’s the important element in a Caribbean getaway? Restaurants? Pools? Travel time from the airports? We’ve got the rundown right here.
Distance from Airport
Beaches Turks & Caicos—20 minutes
Beaches Negril—80 minutes
Beaches Ocho Rios—90 minutes
WINNER: Beaches Turks & Caicos
Distance from Miami
Beaches Turks & Caicos—75 minutes
Beaches Negril—90 minutes
Beaches Ocho Rios—90 minutes
Winner: Beaches Turks & Caicos
Related: Exciting Escapes at Beaches Resorts
Beaches Turks & Caicos—614 rooms and suites (30 categories)
Beaches Negril—220 rooms and suites (11 categories)
Beaches Ocho Rios—223 rooms and suites (12 categories)
Winner: Beaches Turks & Caicos—Well, Beaches Turks & Caicos took a quick lead.
Beaches Turks & Caicos—5/2/3
Beaches Ocho Rios—5/1/2
Winner: Beaches Ocho Rios—Only 223 rooms and suites to share five pools, while Beaches Turks & Caicos has 614 rooms and suites to share five pools? Yeah, Beaches Ocho Rios wins this hands down.
Pirates Island Waterpark
Beaches Turks & Caicos—45,000 square feet of water fun
Beaches Negril—18,000 square feet of water fun
Beaches Ocho Rios—18,000 square feet of water fun
Winner: Beaches Turks & Caicos—And Turks & Caicos strikes back!
Length of Beach
Beaches Turks & Caico—12 miles
Beaches Negril—7 miles
Beaches Ocho Rios—Private Cove Beach
Winner: Beaches Negril—Only 220 rooms and suites to share seven miles of beach, compared to 12 miles for 614 rooms and suites? And the property is located on the famed Seven-Mile Beach. You rocked this, Beaches Negril!
So from this account, it appears as if Beaches Turks & Caicos is quite the leader in Beaches Resorts, despite being number 2 on the TripAdvisor rankings. Interesting…but why are all Beaches Resorts ranked so highly?
Amenities at All Beaches Resorts
Vacations need entertainment, relaxation, and family fun, especially at Beaches Resorts. So you’ll find at each one of the award-winning resorts a wide variety of activities, perfect for families, for parents, for kids, and even teens, including the following exciting amenities:
– Waterpark (lots and lots of square feet of water fun).
– Scuba diving (included).
– Water sports (largest water sports operation in the Caribbean).
– Kids Club (including programs for infants to teens).
– Liquid Night Club (for teens).
– And Xbox® Game Garage (for everyone).
Of course, while the kids are their clubs, parents can take advantage of the treatments and tranquility of the Red Lane® Spa, which is available at every Beaches Resort.
But if the number of pools, miles of beach, and waterpark square footage don’t hit the deciding factor, then check out what makes each Beaches resort special.
Beaches Turks & Caicos is the biggest Beaches resort with 60 percent more rooms than the others and making amenities, like 16 restaurants. Though each Beaches resort has amazing gourmet offerings, Beaches Turks & Caicos has a culinary journey around the world with an authentic jerk shack, Selerno (Italy) and Tuscan cuisine, Asian flavors, Tex-Mex cooking, seafood fare, sushi, exquisite European delights, British pub food, a pizzeria, a 1950s diner, Mediterranean seafood, and more.
Plus, Beaches Turks & Caicos has 13 bars, including three swim-up bars, butler service in the top-tier suites, and a surf simulator, the only one on Beaches property.
Beaches Negril also offers butler service in the top-tier suites, plus waterskiing, which is not available at any other Beaches resort.
Along with Beaches Negril, Beaches Ocho Rios also offers golf included in its all-inclusive amenities (transfers not included), but Beaches Ocho Rios is also near the famous Dunn’s River Falls, the Blue Hole, the Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica at Mystic Mountain, ATV tours, and great beaches.
So it looks like the undisputed winner of our Ultimate Beaches Brawl is…whatever Beaches you like best. Though Beaches Turks & Caicos is the most flashy with flavors and activities for every palate and adventurer, the best resort is the one that you enjoy the most. If you’re looking for a more serene escape, Beaches Negril is the best bet, and if you’re looking for excursions outside the resort, then Beaches Ocho Rios is the best fit for you.
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