When visiting an all-inclusive family resort, you may have relatively low expectations when it comes to food. After all, all-inclusives don’t always have the best reputation when it comes to food. Our family visited Beaches Turks and Caicos Villages and Spa this past February vacation, and we were so impressed with the food. We were never hungry, and enjoyed delicious and healthy food at every meal. Here’s our guide to Beaches Turks and Caicos restaurants.
Disclosure: While we paid full price for this past family vacation, I did have the opportunity to visit Beaches at no cost in the past. All opinions are my own.
A Guide to Beaches Turks and Caicos Restaurants
When deciding where to go for meals at Beaches Turks and Caicos, you may want to see what is being offered. If you download the app, you can see some menus online. They are strictly menu samples, so the current offering may be a bit different.
With the exception of Kimonos, you won’t need reservations at any of the Beaches Turks and Caicos restaurants. When the resort is busy, it’s a good idea to arrive early to avoid lines.
I have to start with Neptunes, because this was probably our favorite restaurant overall. Located in the Key West village of the resort, Neptunes is situated overlooking the beach. Arrive early, and you just might get one of the front tables with a gorgeous view of that famous Turks and Caicos turquoise water.
We loved Neptune’s for breakfast. My husband and I usually got the avocado toast, while our kids absolutely loved the vanilla bean pancakes. The berry blast and the fruit salad were also delicious. There’s a small continental buffet with pastries, breads, yogurts, and cereals if you’d prefer one of those lighter options (or would like to include them with your breakfast).
While Neptune’s also serves dinner, we never went for that. The menu looked great, but there wasn’t anything that appealed to my kids.
Another restaurant with a gorgeous waterview is Schooners, located in near the watersports booth by the Caribbean Village. It offers breakfast and lunch, and is a beautiful restaurant.
For lunch, I enjoyed the fish escovitch dish, while the kids loved the chocolate chip pancakes. There are also other delicious options on the menu.
We also dined at Schooners for dinner one evening. Most of the menu contains seafood dishes (I loved the conch chowder) but there’s also a basil chicken dish that my kids enjoyed.
Barefoot by the Sea
One of the more casual restaurants at the resort is Barefoot by the Sea, which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This outdoor restaurant is right on the sand, as the name implies. We visited for lunch, and enjoyed the fish tacos, conch salad, cobb salad, and chicken salad sandwich.
On our first day, we immediately went to Arizona’s, a restaurant located near the Seaside Villas. Arizona’s offers a buffet at lunchtime, with both outdoor and indoor buffets. I prefer the outdoor buffet, where you can make your own gyros and tacos with freshly grilled sausage, pork, chicken, steak, and lamb.
There’s also a smoothie bar, chicken nuggets, vegetables, and a small dessert bar. In the evenings, Arizona’s offers an a la carte menu with traditional Mexican specialties.
The Jerk Shack
I think my favorite food overall is the delicious, casual lunch served at the Jerk Shack. This outdoor restaurant is right on the sand, and is the perfect spot to visit if you are spending the day at the beach. There’s no dress code, so you can go as you are.
While you can order at the counter, table service is also available. Menu items include jerk chicken, jerk pork, and fish cooked in foil. I ordered the fish the three times that I visited, and it was absolutely delicious. However, I also sampled the pork and chicken when my kids and husband ordered it. Everything was cooked to perfection.
There’s also a rum bar at the Jerk Shack with premixed rum cocktails, as well as beer, water, and soft drinks.
If you love sushi, you’ll definitely want to visit this sushi bar located by the French Village. It offers mostly outdoor seating, and is only open for dinner.
Soy offers the most popular sushi dishes, including rolls, nigiri, and sashimi. In addition, there are some island specialties, like conch ceviche. Although my kids don’t love fish, they did enjoy the vegetable sushi rolls available at Soy.
The only restaurant at Beaches that requires reservations is Kimonos, a teppanyaki restaurant where the chefs cook right in front of you. I definitely recommend that you get those reservations as soon as you arrive at the resort, to make sure that you get the time and date you’d prefer.
Kimonos offers a tasting menu, so there’s no need to order off the menu. The tasting menu includes rice, vegetables, shrimp, fish, chicken, and steak. The chefs are so entertaining, and the food is delicious. We loved our first visit so much that we made another reservation for our last night.
Cafe de Paris
I always need my morning coffee, so we always started our day off with a visit to Cafe de Paris. This cafe located in the French Village offers coffee specialties as well as French pastries and crepes throughout the day.
If you love Italian food, you’ll probably want to visit Mario’s. While they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we visited for dinner. On the weekends, dinner is an Italian buffet with loads of options.
Every night, there’s an antipasto buffet, where you can load up on cheese, meats, pickled veggies, and more. When we were there on the weekend, there was also meatballs, carving stations, and a pasta bar. During the week, you’ll still see the antipasto bar, but you’ll get a menu to order entrees from.
For late night snacking, or other light bites, you can visit Bobby Dee’s in the water park. This 50’s inspired diner is open from 11am – 6am, and offers ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn, as well as hamburgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs. My kids’ visited daily for snacks.
One of the newest food destinations at Beaches is the two food trucks located in the water park. These are a great option for grabbing a quick bite during the day. Mr. Mac serves different varieties of mac and cheese (my kids’ loved the deep fried mac balls) while Curls n Swirls serves ice cream, frozen yogurt, and shakes.
Another Italian restaurant on property is Giuseppe’s, We only visited for breakfast, and enjoyed the full buffet, with freshly made hash browns, omelets, and other breakfast specialties.
Fish Fry and Beach Party
In addition to the restaurants at Beaches Turks and Caicos, there are also two separate events where you can get dinner. On Wednesday, Beaches hosts a Fish Fry event, a smaller version of the popular Turks and Caicos weekly event. At the Fish Fry, you’ll find local vendors, a buffet of fresh fish, macaroni and cheese, conch chowder, conch salad, fruit, and more.
There’s also the weekly Beach Party, where you’ll see a show with Sesame Street characters, participate in family games, shop from vendors, and enjoy a full buffet. Even if you’d prefer to dine elsewhere, I’d recommend visiting the Beach Party just to enjoy the entertainment.
There are other restaurants on property that we didn’t get the chance to enjoy. These include the Cricketer Pub, a British pub located near Mario’s, and Bella Napoli Pizzeria, where you can get a brick oven pizza to eat there, or to go. There’s also the Reflections buffet, Dino’s, Bombay Club, Courtyard Bistro, Bayside Restaurant, and Dinos.
If traveling with older kids, you may also consider the adult only restaurants. Sapodilla and Sky are open to those 16 and over, while Le Petit Chateau is open to those 12 and over.
Those traveling with young kids may be interested in the Sesame Street themed meals. These are available at an extra cost, and can be booked right at Beaches resort.