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:
A: 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.
B: 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.
C: Coconut Water is serves out of a fresh coconuts after an exceptional early morning Zumba class.
D: Dunes in Key West Village house hammocks overlooking the blue water.
E: Elegance exudes from every staff member, the presentation of each meal and the luxury of each resort room.
F: Firepits light up the night at Key West’s restaurants, surrounding you with earth, water, air and fire.
G: 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…)
K: 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?
O: 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!
Q: Quaint sidewalk chalk sketches of Elmo are a joy to discover!
R: 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
Y: 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!