Beaches Turks and Caicos Dining Guide

Planning a trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos? If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessively scoping out the restaurants online and trying to figure out where and what to eat. No one likes having a bad meal on vacation, and with 19 restaurants and two food trucks you have a lot of options at Beaches Turks and Caicos. On my recent visit with my parents and 4 year old, I managed to eat at all but a handful of the restaurants on the property and below I’ve summarized my thoughts on each, along with details about where they’re located, what meals they serve and whether you sit outdoors and/or indoors. Overall I thought the food at Beaches was really good, but some restaurants are definitely better than others.

Arizona’s
Village: Caribbean
Open for: Lunch and dinner (not continuously)
Seating: Indoors and outdoors
Age restrictions: None

I did these reviews in alphabetical order, but it’s fitting that Arizona’s is first because it was probably my favorite restaurant on the property. I’m disappointed I only made it here once. We came for dinner and had fried chicken (me) and BBQ ribs (my father). My fried chicken was amazing. Not just “this is really good for an all-inclusive resort” good, but actually “this is some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten” good. My father was very enthusiastic about his ribs as well, and we got a nice chocolate mousse cake with just a hint of chili for dessert. Our meal here was also the quickest non-buffet dinner we had on the property, if speedy service is a priority for you.

Barefoot by the Sea
Village: Italian
Open for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (not continuously)
Seating: Outdoors only
Age restrictions: None

Barefoot by the Sea is just what the name suggests – an open air restaurant on the sand. Our one dinner here was good in terms of food (conch fritters, steak and fish). The issue was the service. It took forever to be seated, then we waited a long time for our food, and then only half the food came out. Unfortunately the service issues here persisted throughout the week. We tried to come here for breakfast on our last day and eventually left because no one was showing any interest in seating us. We generally didn’t have major service issues at the Beaches restaurants, but Barefoot stood out in a negative way in that regard.

Bayside
Village: Key West
Open for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (not continuously)
Seating: Outdoors only
Age restrictions: None

Bayside is an open air restaurant serving a buffet for every meal. In general, I much preferred the a la carte restaurants to the buffets at Beaches, and the breakfast buffet here is pretty basic and smaller than I’ve seen at some other all-inclusive resorts. The thing that stood out to me the most was the french toast, which was good. And the ambiance on the water is lovely.

Bella Napoli
Village: Caribbean
Open for: Lunch through the afternoon
Seating: Outdoors only
Age restrictions: None

Bella Napoli is one of two casual wood-fired pizza joints at Beaches Turks and Caicos (the other is Dino’s). They’re pretty similar. Half of our group gave the edge to Bella Napoli, but the other half preferred Dino’s. You’ll get very good pizza at either place. Wait times were longer at Bella Napoli, but that could be dependent on what time of day we visited.

Bobby Dee’s
Village: French (in the water park)
Open for: Lunch through the pre-dawn hours of the next day
Seating: Indoors and outdoors
Age restrictions: None

Bobby Dee’s was an unexpected hit for me. This 1950s style diner has a very kid-friendly menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and hot fudge sundaes. The smashburger here was absolutely excellent, and I was also a huge fan of the ice cream and hot fudge sauce (be careful – they give you about a pint of ice cream even if you ask for a small portion). I felt obligated to mix it up and try new places but I would have been perfectly happy to grab lunch here every day and bring it back to the Italian Village pool where my family spent most of our time.

Bombay
Village: Italian
Open for: Dinner only
Seating: Outdoors only
Age restrictions: None

The casual lunch spot Dino’s Pizzeria turns into Bombay at night. They try to gussy it up a little with tableclothes and what not, but it’s still quite informal. I had naan and chicken tikka makhani (butter chicken) and it was good, but very spicy. I usually expect Asian restaurants to be very Americanized at this kind of resort, and this is not – which is a good thing! But be prepared. I had takeout, so the messy presentation in the photo above is not the restaurant’s fault.

Cafe de Paris
Village: French
Open for: All day (from 6 am)
Seating: Indoors and outdoors
Age restrictions: None

Cafe de Paris is the “fancy” pastry and coffee place, but I was disappointed to see that the pastries are the same (fairly average) ones served on the buffets and the bread baskets at the a la carte restaurants. I don’t think this place is worth going out of your way for unless you love specialty coffees or you’re an early riser (it opens at 6 am, a full hour before any other breakfast place). If you’re in the French village already, it’s a convenient place to grab snacks.

Cricketer’s Pub
Village: Italian
Open for: Lunch, dinner and late night (continuously)
Seating: Indoors and outdoors
Age restrictions: None

I had high hopes for this British pub, because Turks and Caicos is a British overseas territory, and it did not disappoint. My mom and I shared cottage pie and beef and stout pie, and they were both excellent. We also had a Scottish shortbread dessert we all really enjoyed. With Arizona’s, this was probably tied for my favorite sit-down restaurant, and again I regret only making it here for one meal. There were just too many options!

Curls ‘n Swirls
Village: French (in the water park)
Open for: Lunch through the afternoon
Seating: Takeout, there are pool chairs nearby to sit on
Age restrictions: None

Curls N Swirls is the soft serve ice cream (technically frozen yogurt) food truck in the water park. Despite the fact that the pamphlet we got at check-in said it was closed, it was open. My daughter enjoyed it and I came here with her several times. The flavors were somewhat limited and kind of “fancy” (there was no plain chocolate or vanilla that I saw). It was good, but I preferred the ice cream and hot fudge at Bobby Dee’s.

Dino’s Pizza
Village: Italian
Open for: Lunch through the afternoon
Seating: Outdoor only
Age restrictions: None

Dino’s has a special place in my heart as our first meal at Beaches. Casual brick-oven pizza and a few other items including salad and pizza rolls. I don’t think you can go wrong either here or Bella Napoli. The fresh pizza at Beaches is really good.

Giuseppe’s
Village: French
Open for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (not continuously)
Seating: Indoors and outdoors
Age restrictions: None

Giuseppe’s is one of three restaurants on the property that is buffet at every meal (the others are Reflections and Bayside). The food here is decent but nothing special. Despite the Italian name, there’s not much about the buffet that’s Italian, except a build-your-own pasta station and pizza for kids (which was nowhere near as good as the excellent Dino’s/Bella Napoli pizzas).

Jerk Shack
Village: Caribbean
Open for: Lunch through the afternoon
Seating: Outdoor only
Age restrictions: None

True to its name, the Jerk Shack has spicy but delicious jerk chicken and jerk pork. There aren’t many items on the menu besides jerk meats and smoked corn on the cob, but it’s worth going here at least once unless you dislike spicy food. You eat at picnic tables on the sand, so this is a good place to come if you’ve been swimming and don’t want to have to clean up before eating.

Kimono’s
Village: French
Open for: Dinner only
Seating: Indoors only
Age restrictions: None

Kimono’s is the teppanyaki-style eatery and is the only restaurant on the property that requires reservations. We didn’t make it here on this visit, but the interactive cooking style is reportedly a big hit with kids.

Le Petit Chateau
Village: French
Open for: Dinner only
Seating: Indoors and outdoors
Age restrictions: 12+

One of three restaurants on the property with an age restriction, French restaurant Le Petit Chateau only welcomes guests 12 and up (although they don’t seem to enforce it strictly, and I saw kids who only looked about 8 or 9 dining there several times). Because of the age restriction we didn’t get there for dinner, but we did get takeout of the molten lava chocolate cake dessert. We really appreciated their willingness to do takeout, but the cake itself wasn’t anything special. Mario’s and Neptune’s have better chocolate desserts.

Mario’s
Village: Italian
Open for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (not continuously)
Seating: Indoors and outdoors
Age restrictions: None

Mario’s is a buffet at breakfast, similar to Bayside but with the addition of an omelet station. It’s a la carte Italian at lunch and dinner. I was underwhelmed by the entrees, but I love Italian food and admit I’m probably kind of a snob when it comes to Italian cuisine. Our whole family thought Mario’s warm chocolate tart with almond ice cream was the best dessert on the property (it was so good in fact that one night I went back for it after having dinner elsewhere – the joys of all-inclusive!). Among the restaurants that aren’t near the ocean, I’d say Mario’s probably has the nicest ambiance. They have a lovely patio overlooking the main pool.

Mr. Mac
Village: French (in the water park)
Open for: Lunch through the afternoon
Seating: Outdoors and takeout only
Age restrictions: None

This was another place aimed at kids that I ended up loving. Mr. Mac is a food truck with a variety of “fancy” mac and cheeses with interesting mix-ins – think Philly cheesesteak, chicken parmesan, pulled pork and crab meat. I tried the first two and really enjoyed them. There’s also plain mac for kids of course, and deep fried macaroni balls (very reminiscent of the Cheesecake Factory appetizer), which I really enjoyed. Portions here are fairly modest (relatively speaking), so this is a good snack if you don’t want to devote a full meal to it, but I would have happily had lunch here several times.

Neptune’s
Village: Key West
Open for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (not continuously)
Seating: Outdoors only
Age restrictions: None

Neptune’s was another restaurant that was high on our family’s list of favorites. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here at various times and all our meals were good. I especially enjoyed the avocado toast with poached eggs at breakfast, the curried chicken with tzatziki at lunch and the chocolate “pudding” (more of a flourless cake) at dinner. The restaurant is entirely open air and on the sea and we really enjoyed the ambiance here. I also need to shout out the service here, which was among the best we encountered at Beaches. On our second breakfast here, we had the same waitress as the first time and she remembered us and the special kind of yogurt my kiddo liked without us having to ask.

Reflections
Village: Caribbean
Open for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (not continuously)
Seating: Indoors and outdoors
Age restrictions: None

Reflections is the “international buffet” at Beaches. There are theme nights, but the food doesn’t seem to adhere too closely to the theme. Opinions in our group were divided about whether this or Giuseppe’s was better for a buffet dinner, but the general consensus was that the a la carte restaurants are much better than the buffets. We did really appreciate the staff member who grabbed my daughter chicken nuggets from a different restaurant when there was nothing on the buffet she liked (and I have to say, the Beaches chicken nuggets are very good – both my daughter and I remember them very fondly). This is just one example of how staff at Beaches go out of their way to accommodate kids, and it was really appreciated.

Sapodillas
Village: Caribbean
Open for: Dinner only
Seating: Indoors only
Age restrictions: 16+

We didn’t get here due to the age restrictions and the fact that none of us are huge fans of Caribbean food. It has a reputation as one of the nicer sit-down restaurants on the property, and in particular I’ve heard good things about the surf ‘n turf.

Schooner’s
Village: Caribbean
Open for: Breakfast and dinner
Seating: Outdoors only
Age restrictions: None

With its gazebo-like porch seating area and sea breeze, I think Schooner’s gets my vote for best ambiance among all the restaurants at Beaches. We ate here for both breakfast and dinner and generally the food got very good reviews from everyone in our group. Definitely don’t miss this place.

Sky
Village: Key West
Open for: Breakfast and dinner
Seating: Outdoors only
Age restrictions: 16+ at dinner, all ages welcome at breakfast

Sky is another restaurant with a really nice setting, up on a roof top with a more panoramic view of the ocean. We had breakfast here, but didn’t come for dinner due to the age restriction. The food at breakfast got mixed reviews. I was a big fan of the apple-stuffed french toast, but underwhelmed by the pancakes. Although I thought overall the food was better at Neptune’s and Schooner’s, this place is worth at least one breakfast for the unique view.

Soy
Village: French
Open for: Dinner only
Seating: Outdoors only
Age restrictions: None

Soy is Beaches’ sushi restaurant and is the only restaurant on the property that doesn’t do takeout (perhaps for food safety reasons?). I had planned to grab some takeout on one of our last nights, and since they didn’t do it, I didn’t get to try this place. It will be at the top of my list for our next trip!

Do you have a favorite restaurant or food item at Beaches? Tell me about it for my next visit!

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