It's hard to describe the rooms at Beaches Turks & Caicos in a general way because there are so many options. The resort has four themed villages with different architectural styles. One of those villages (Key West) was actually a neighboring resort that Beaches acquired. There are dozens of room layouts ranging from studios to multi-floor private homes. Something that is true about one room might not be true about another, so when you read about someone's experience in a room (including ours), take it with a grain of salt.
In our three trips to Beaches, we've stayed in a studio once and a one-bedroom suite twice. One of those rooms was great and the other two were good, so our experience has been pretty good on average. (All of our rooms Beaches were much better than our room at Dreams Punta Cana, a similarly-priced resort.)
Our family spends most of our vacation outdoors, so we might overlook room details that are important to you (for example, we never used the television or Wi-Fi during any of our stays).
Here are some general thoughts about the rooms we stayed in:
Bedding - The pillows, mattresses and comforters are excellent in the Key West Village. Our bed in the French Village was comfortable, but not as luxurious.
Housekeeping and Bar Service - Every housekeeper we've meet has been kind and great with children. The room staff seems to adjust their schedule depending on the guest, which is great because you don't feel "kicked out of your room." Rooms are stocked with bottled water each day (though we’ve drunk the tap water without consequence). Concierge-style rooms have an in-room minibar that is stocked daily with liquor, beers, juices, water, sodas, wine and sparkling wine. This is convenient, especially if you want to relax with a drink on a patio or balcony. There are plenty of towels in the bathroom and they are changed as often as you like.
Supplies - The in-room coffee makers and refrigerators work well. The bathroom is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion and bar soap from Beaches' Red Lane Spa. These bath products are high quality and also include a shower cap and sewing kit, which is a nice touch.
Natural Light - Each room we've stayed in had bright windows along with strong blackout curtains to keep the room dark if you want to sleep in. We've been lucky enough to have a porch or patio during each of our stays and its fun having a daytime cocktail from the comfort of your own room.
Fixtures and Ergonomics - Some mirrors are hung too high; some lamps are hung so low that a tall person might bump his or her head. We've had a creaky bed-frame during one stay and heard someone else's during another. The doors don't always open quietly or smoothly and some doors or drawers might knock into something if the furniture moves even slightly. This isn't because the rooms are small (they're a good size), but because the furniture doesn't always play nice with the angles of the room. These small inconveniences are not something that you'd usually find in a luxury hotel.
Air Conditioning - During our most recent stay, the bedroom in our suite was several degrees warmer than the living room. To get the bedroom cool, the living room became downright cold.
Hot Water - The water in our shower sputtered and turned very hot (or cold) at times. This was in room #6534 in the Key West Village, however, we stayed in a nearby room the prior year and the shower was fine. Maybe this was just bad luck.
Beaches has hundreds of rooms and the quality varies between them. A basic room was acceptable for our family, but we make a point of staying in our room as little as possible. There are many luxury-style rooms (beyond what we can afford) that look downright beautiful.
There are four distinct "villages" in Beaches Turks & Caicos resort, but regardless of where your room is, you'll have full access to every part of the resort. Here are a few notes about each village that may help you choose where you want your home base to be. You can click on the name of any village to learn more about it.
This is the oldest village on the resort. Rooms are either in large condominium-style complexes or smaller bungalows. The bungalow rooms (which Beaches sometimes calls the "Seaside Village") don't have much privacy because they're on the ground floor in areas with lots of foot traffic. The Caribbean Village is close to the beach, but most of the rooms don't have ocean views. Caribbean rooms are usually cheaper than rooms in other villages, but that isn't always true. Our family found a room in the French Village that was less expensive. The Caribbean Village might be a good choice for families with active kids because there are pool sports, basketball courts and easy beach access.
The French Village is the furthest from the beach, so there are no ocean views. The rooms in the French Village offer more privacy than the Caribbean or Italian Villages because there is less foot traffic, but there is some noise pollution because the main entertainment stage is in this village. Many rooms on the ground floor have walk-out patios. We stayed in this village during our first trip to Beaches because it had the cheapest rooms and we'll stay in this village again if we can't afford a room in the Key West Village. It's a great choice if your family plans to spend a lot of time in the waterpark. Parts of this village are recently renovated because of the damage that Hurricane Irma caused in 2017.
The Italian Village is beautifully constructed and the buildings are named after famous places in Italy (e.g. Positano, Milano, Amalfi, Capri, etc.). The Italian Village Pool is one of the main attractions on the resort and it draws big crowd during the day. It's a gorgeous pool and many rooms overlook it. Some of the rooms in the upper levels have a clear view of the ocean and the sunsets. The Italian Village is super kid-friendly and there are rooms available with bunk beds and Xboxes. The rooms in this village are too expensive for our family, but even if we could afford one, it's too hip-hopping and opulent for our tastes.
The Key West Village is quietly luxurious. There are condominium-style complexes, row houses, and beachfront homes with private pools and outdoor beds. You can spend a fortune on a room here, but you can also find a nice concierge-style room for around 75% less money than the most expensive rooms. Foot traffic is light and the restaurants in the Key West Village are located just close-and-far enough from most rooms. Our family loves the privacy and subtle luxuries in this village and we'd recommend it for couples with a young child, but we can see why large families or active children would prefer the Italian or Caribbean Villages.