The Key West Village in Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort: What It's Like

The Key West Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos resort is appropriately named because the buildings look like luxury condominiums that you'd find in the Florida Keys. There are apartment complexes, row-houses and detached private-style homes. Many rooms have decks, patios or balconies and some of the detached homes have their own private pools and outdoor beds! The Key West Village is painted sky blue and is beautifully landscaped with lots of pink and red bougainvillea plants. This village has the "beachiest" feel, but it's also luxurious in an understated way. (The Italian Village may be even more luxurious than the Key West Village, but it's flashy by comparison.)

 The Key West Village in Beaches Turks & Caicos resort has the most private and secluded rooms. It’s also the most mellow village and there are quiet nooks to disappear into.

The Key West Village in Beaches Turks & Caicos resort has the most private and secluded rooms. It’s also the most mellow village and there are quiet nooks to disappear into.

Pros

  • Concierge-style rooms include an in-room bar and other perks

  • A variety of small pools that don't draw heavy crowds

  • Private and quiet, especially around room areas

  • Live music each night outside of the restaurants

  • Sunset and ocean views at all three restaurant options

Cons

  • Rooms are more expensive than other villages

  • Furthest from the waterpark and other attractions

  • Most daytime entertainment happens elsewhere

  • Wooden pool deck gets scorching hot in the sun

  • Smallest-sized pools on the resort

Rooms

The Key West Village has luxury room options that go far beyond what our family can afford (like beachfront villas with butler service). We've stayed in a luxury concierge room for two years in a row. Our first room was awesome, but our second room wasn't as nice. Here is what we think about the rooms at Beaches Turks and Caicos.

Pools

 The Infinity Pool in Beaches’ Key West Village is great for swimming short laps.

The Infinity Pool in Beaches’ Key West Village is great for swimming short laps.

There are a lot of small pools in the Key West Village, but unlike the other villages at Beaches, there is no big pool. The rectangular infinity pool by the Bayside Bar is the main pool, but it's no bigger than an in-ground pool that you'd find at someone's house. The infinity pool is good for swimming in the early morning and for sunbathing with a drink during the afternoon. Families with young children like this pool because there is a very shallow section on one end.

For couples looking to escape, there is a small adults-only pool nearby. It has a small bar that serves beer, water and soda. There is also a small zig-zagging pool in the east of the village. It's nice when it's empty, but it's not good for swimming and it doesn't take many people to feel crowded.

Daytime Vibe

The Key West Village is the quietest and most relaxed during the day. There aren't many people around, and the ones who are around are usually sunbathing near a pool or resting in a hammock near the beach. All of the restaurants in the Key West village have outdoor seating and are close together, so there is a pleasant din of people talking.

Evening Vibe

 Live music at the Key West fire pit kicks off just in time to watch the sunset.

Live music at the Key West fire pit kicks off just in time to watch the sunset.

The Key West Village has live music beside a fire pit every night. Depending on the crowd, people might dance for hours or sit back and listen to the tunes with a cocktail in hand. You can hear the music from the infinity pool near the Bayside Bar and there are usually night swimmers there. Evenings are a party in Key West, but a mellow one.

Entertainment

There are tennis courts, a croquet lawn, and an oversized chess set in the Key West Village. There is also a reading room, but the pools are where most guests entertain themselves during the day. The restaurants are kicking by early evening because each one has a sunset view and there is live music. Here is a guide to activities and entertainment at Beaches.

Bars

There is only one full bar in the Key West Village. It's between the Bayside restaurant and the infinity pool. Drink service is pretty quick because there are usually two bartenders. The bar itself is less crowded that you would think because a lot of people carry drinks to the pool area or the beach.

Restaurants

The Key West Village has three restaurants and they're clustered together. Each one has an ocean view (great for sunsets!) and the food at these restaurants is some of the best on the resort. Check out our complete reviews of the restaurants at Beaches here or get a quick overview below.

  • Bayside Restaurant (Buffet-Style) - An international buffet that includes a sushi bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating only.

  • Sky Restaurant (Seated Dining, Adults-Only) - A gourmet rooftop restaurant overlooking Grace Bay. Open for breakfast and dinner. Outdoor seating only.

  • Neptunes: Mediterranean Cuisine (Seated Dining) - A restaurant serving seafood dishes and American favorites. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Semi-outdoor seating only.

Insider Tips and Hidden Gems

  • The Sky rooftop restaurant is a good place to watch the sunset with a cocktail and an appetizer, afterward, follow it with a buffet dinner at Bayside directly downstairs. It's a way to enjoy the best of both restaurants.

  • We liked the rolls from the sushi bar at Bayside restaurant more than the rolls we had at Soy, the Japanese restaurant in the French Village.

  • There are hammocks throughout the Key West Village. The best ones are on the sand dunes in front of the infinity pool.

  • The coffee at the main lobby is the worst at the resort (it goes cold quickly). There are excellent coffee machines in the lobbies of the Caribbean Village and the Italian Village.

  • The wooden pool deck by the infinity pool gets scorching hot! Flip-flops are an absolute must.

  • The strip of beach in front of the Key West Village is the quietest and least crowded.