Beaches Resort Turks and CaicosQ: What do you get when you cross 100 professional bloggers with a perfectly organized conference in a luxurious resort with staff who love that you’re there?
A: Many, many happy, relaxed hard-working people with huge smiles.

At the Turks and Caicos Beaches Resorts in October for Social Media on the Sand, I participated in an instagram scavenger hunt called #BeachesGoSeek (which has subsequently been nominated for a prestigious social media award). Although my family was not with me to help, I was determined to complete the challenge with creativity.

Beaches Turks and Caicos is divided into four distinct villages each representing a theme – Caribbean, French, Italian and Key West. Not only did the scavenger hunt allow us to discover most nooks and crannies of the resort, but we experienced the helpfulness of the butlers who interrupted CEO Adam Stewart’s evening so that  I could snap a selfie, or the front desk staff who brought out the resort train for me and Stephanie Sassy Modern Mom on a day when it was not running. The staff loved every second and appreciated the buzz we were all creating for the resort. Though I did not win the scavenger hunt after a random draw of those of us who completed the full challenge, I couldn’t have been more thrilled with having participated and experienced the property to its fullest.

Instagrams below include many of the talented and kind women I have grown to love in the business including Colleen Padilla (challenge 48), Connie Peters (photo 11),  Vera Sweeney (photo 25), and many fabulous beloved characters from Sesame Street!

The Instagrams (in random order!):

 

I became 4 again today… #giddy #BeachesMoms @BeachesResorts

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All aboard! Her name is Choo Choo. Trains are girls apparently. @beachesresorts #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek pic 9

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My #tribe at @BeachesResorts! Love us @stephaniesavvysassymom and @modernmama xx #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 11

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Don’t attack!!! It want me who stole all the toilet paper! @beaches resorts #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 7

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The French Village pool has a swim up bar, a concept invented by @BeachesResorts #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 14

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The slide at Pirates Island Waterpark @BeachesResorts #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek pic 15

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The slide at Pirates Island Waterpark @BeachesResorts #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek pic 15

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The @IslandRoutes tour desk at @BeachesResorts allows you to #LiveFunner #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 46

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This is my wet. No makeup happy look. @LandsEnd @beachesresorts #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 47

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Finally got into the ocean @BeachesResorts! #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek pic 23

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The staff at @BeachesResorts have unbelievable smiles! #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 40

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This morning’s sunrise from atop the Italian Village @BeachesResorts #nofilter #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek pic 33

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The floors under my feet are art. @BeachesResort #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 26

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The mussels at Barefoot by the Sea @BeachesResorts #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek #discoverydining pic 12

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Toes in the sand at @BeachesResorts! #FlipOutSandals #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek pic 2

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@SandalsResorts gives me energy and relaxation! #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek Challenge 5

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Can’t wait to try the Red Lane Spa at @BeachesResorts #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek challenge 6

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So this happened. @BeachesResorts staff are great sports!! #statues #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms challenge 16

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I am really really bad at Xbox. Wishing my boys were here. @beachesResorts #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 29

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A row of flames in front of the Bayside Bar at Key West Village @BeachesResorts #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms pic 27

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Little DD is enjoying an ice cream milkshake at Bobby D’s @BeachesResorts #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek pic 8

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The stunning lobby of the French Village at @BeachesResorts #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek pic 22

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The fountains at @BeachesResorts are pretty breathtaking at night! #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek number 37

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Near the @BeachesResort sails with a few @BeachesSesame characters! #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms photo 4

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Checkmate. #Chess #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek @beachesresorts #LuxuryTravel

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Scuba diving is included at @BeachesResorts. #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek challenge 44

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@BeachesResorts sunset #TurksandCaicos #familytravel #BeachesMoms #beachesGoSeek Challenge 34

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Me and @stephaniesassymodernmom toasting @beachesresorts #beachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms. Challenge 38

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The towel art is still on the bed. Too nice to use! #BeachesGoSeek #BeachesMoms @beachesresorts Challenge 31

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The conch shell floral arrangement is catching my eye! #BeachesMoms #BeachesGoSeek @BeachesResorts Challenge 42

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Waking up in this room this morning inspires me to grin from ear to ear! #BeachesMoms

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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