November 15, 2023

A Family Adventure: Our Turks and Caicos Vacation


Welcome to our exciting journey to the stunning Turks and Caicos Islands! Join us as we recount our adventurous trip to this tropical paradise with our four kids. Getting here was no small feat, but the promise of creating unforgettable memories made it all worth it.

The Journey Begins: Three Flights and 18 Hours Later

Our travel odyssey commenced on a Sunday night at 6 pm, and we embarked on the first leg of our journey with a flight to Los Angeles. From there, we hopped on another plane bound for Atlanta, and finally, we reached our destination, Turks and Caicos. With four kids in tow, you can imagine that this was no walk in the park.

As any seasoned traveler knows, packing for a vacation can be a daunting task. Being the overpackers we are, we had an abundance of luggage, not to mention the hassle of checking four bags. Our entourage included roller bags, backpacks, a duffel bag, an umbrella stroller, and a car seat. Maneuvering through three flights with all this luggage, along with keeping four energetic kids in check, felt like an intense workout. To top it all off, our baby Alan decided that sleep was optional on our red-eye flight to Atlanta and our subsequent flight to Turks and Caicos. He managed to squeeze in a mere hour of rest during our two layovers, leaving Dave and me bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived.

By the time we touched down in paradise, I was on the brink of tears, contemplating the monumental effort it took to get here. Yet, the anticipation of the incredible memories we were about to create buoyed our spirits.

Warm Welcome at Beaches Resort

Our home for the week was Beaches, a renowned resort on the island. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with cold towels and a meeting with our butler, who gave us a rundown of dining options and available excursions for the week. It was a delightful and thoughtful welcome that set the tone for our stay.

Once we settled into our room, Dave took a well-deserved nap, while I tackled the monumental task of unpacking and organizing our mountain of luggage. Afterward, we all indulged in much-needed showers to wash away the weariness of travel.

With renewed energy, we set off to explore the resort. Beaches had an array of exciting activities on offer, promising a week filled with adventure and fun.

 A Culinary Delight: Barefoot on the Beach

After a day of exploration, we headed to one of the resort’s 21 restaurants, “Barefoot on the Beach,” for dinner. We began with a tantalizing array of veggie appetizers, setting the stage for what was to come. For my main course, I opted for the grilled mahi-mahi, and it was nothing short of exquisite. Dining with our family amid the serene backdrop of the beach was an experience to cherish.

As the day had taken its toll on us all, we wrapped up the evening with a return to our room. A quick shower was necessary to rinse off the residual sand from our dinner on the beach, and we were off to bed. A good night’s sleep was essential because tomorrow, we were planning to spend the entire day basking in the sun and enjoying the beach.

Our adventure in Turks and Caicos had only just begun, and we couldn’t wait to see what the rest of the week had in store for us. Stay tuned for more updates as we explore this tropical paradise and create cherished family memories.


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