Great travel writers often begin with exceptional words, listing descriptors from A-Z about the place and experience. After hearing from Lavinia Spalding, author of Writing Away at the ROAR Retreat in Costa Rica, I attended Social Media on the Sand at Beaches Turks and Caicos. On the way home after learning, connecting with other influencers and seeing the perfection of Beaches Resorts in action, I made my list. Unfortunately there was so much to share and say that the individual words weren’t pared down – but I’ve certainly given loads of tips and tricks within my writing exercise!

Beaches Turks and Caicos A to Z:

Turks and Caicos PlaneA: Aisle Seat: Get one on the left coming and right going down from Miami to Turks. Fly in the daytime to you can see the white beaches against the turquoise water.

Sandals FoundationB: Books for schools. Bring a bag of supplies and items for local schools. The Sandals Foundation invests in sustainable projects in education, environment and community to improve the lives of residents of the Carribean community.

Beaches Zumba ClassC: Coconut Water is serves out of a fresh coconuts after an exceptional early morning Zumba class.

Key West Village Dunes Beaches Turks and CaicosD: Dunes in Key West Village house hammocks overlooking the blue water.

Elegance at Beaches ResortsE: Elegance exudes from every staff member, the presentation of each meal and the luxury of each resort room.

Firepits at Beaches ResortsF: Firepits light up the night at Key West’s restaurants, surrounding you with earth, water, air and fire.

Sesame Street Beaches ResortsG: Grover is available to read aloud to your kids at bedtime in your own room!

H: Happy Birthday banners hang all over the poolside private cabanas and towels are folded in artistic ways inside.

I: Icing Sugar Sand covers the 12 mile-long beach.

J: Jolt your tastebuds with drinks made by expert mixologists using premium liquor. (There are 14 bars to choose from…)

French Village Pool BeachesK: Kitty Katt is a great catamaran available  and included for all guests.

L: Lazy River is a fun way to coast around the Pirate Island waterpark

M: Majestic Fountains are stunning at night in each of the four villages

N: No Tipping means true Freedom. Don’t you despise carrying a wallet on vacation?

Over the Top Desserts BeachesO: Over the top desserts mean you may want to pay attention to ‘Z’.

P: PADI diving in the pool for kids aged 8+ means you can get them in used to diving two years before any other resort!

Elmo Sidewalk Chalk BeachesQ: Quaint sidewalk chalk sketches of Elmo are a joy to discover!Beaches Turks and Caicos Fountains

Sushi at Beaches Turks and CaicosR: Raw Sushi at the Soy Sushi Bar is great – and I’m from Vancouver so I know my sushi. But if you don’t like sushi there are 19 other restaurants to choose from.

S: Scratch DJ Academy is rad for the teens and tweens.

T: Turquoise – If the easter bunny were blue, he’s leave eggs in the colour of the ocean

U: Undulate those hips as you dance at Club Liquid while your kids are taken care of by expert nannies

V: Vows – even renewing them are a magical way to experience Beaches Weddings

W: White Gloves worn by the butlers make you feel pretty pampered

X: X-Box Play Lounge. Related: I suck at video games

Pirate Waterslides BeachesY: Ye ol’ Pirate!

Z: Zumba like you mean it!

Needless to say, I highly recommend the trip to Beaches, and next time I go, there is NO WAY I am leaving the rest of my family behind!