Hula hooping the night away

Hula hooping the night away

By Michelle Blackley, Taking the Kids Correspondent

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (DAY ONE of TWO) — In the days of being connected 24-7, there is a place where adults can unplug, unwind and become a kid again. Shelve the responsibilities, to-do lists and bring out the inner child. Playtime, joy, happiness and fun is waiting just miles from home.

Located in exotic Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands is Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, a multi-faceted fantasy world, where pastel pink bungalows are nestled in tropical gardens resplendent with graceful palms. Here, there are almost enough pools for each day of the week, and the last day is reserved for the largest pool of all, the clear turquoise sea bordered by a 12-mile stretch of beach. Made up of four distinct areas, Beaches Turks & Caicos offers the seaside garden paradise of the Caribbean Village, the sophisticated style of the French Village, the monumental surroundings of the Italian Village, along with the Key West Village which features three and four bedroom villas.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas, about 647 miles southeast of Miami, F.L.

Ranked one of the top 10 best scuba diving destinations in the world, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa is a Caribbean wonderland of adventure and luxury for kids of all ages.

The friendly and courteous staff at Beaches will help you get to a happier, more relaxed place emotionally, energetically, and spiritually. Enjoy one of the best beaches in the world or venture out into the water to snorkel.

Grace Bay Beach is one of Turks and Caicos’ most well-known and beloved beaches. The stretch of fine sand starts in the island town of Leeward and runs 12 miles to Thompson Cove. Sailing, catamarans and snorkeling are all available just steps from the hotel.

After a day in the sun, discover a completely unique mind body experience that transforms you. Inspired by the beautiful scenery and traditions of the Caribbean, Beaches’ signature Red Lane Spa is like nothing else. Be enveloped in tropically infused aromas, enjoy treatments with natural botanicals, and bring the kids for a calming, bonding experience.

Beautiful flowers welcome you at every corner

Beautiful flowers welcome you at every corner

Savor Discovery Dining at Beaches with 19 specialty-dining options with everything from Caribbean to Japanese, Italian to French, Seafood to Sushi; work off the calories by dancing the night away.

After a few days in paradise like these, you’ll be energized and ready to take on the demands of everyday life – but the memories will keep you on island time for weeks to come.