Beaches in Turks and Caicos

Posted on: Sat, 12/13/2008 - 10:58am
markextra's picture
Joined: 05/31/2001 - 09:00

Over Christmas my family will be at the Beaches resort in Turks and Caicos. My daugther is allergic to peanuts and nuts. I'd greatly appreciate hearing about how this Beaches resort - including the kids clubs - deals with food allergies. Any advice or warnings? Thanks!

Posted on: Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:33pm
pasonj's picture
Joined: 10/23/2009 - 17:02

I would recommend that you call in advance to enquire about the presence of nuts in their restaurants to put your mind at ease. I like to find out if they serve peanut butter at breakfast and based on that information decide if I will take my son down to the restaurant during those hours (my son has a severe air-borne allergy).
Perhaps you can access menus online, some resorts have them posted on their sites. Aswell, being a larger, well-known chain, they probably have a call-center that handles questions about their various resorts, perhaps you could call a customer service rep to advise them of the allergy in preperation for your daughter's arrival.
Have you looked into the distance of the hotel from the hospital. It may even be an idea to get acquainted with the route, just in case. Hopefully you won't have to visit but it never hurts to be well informed.
We have been travelling with my son for 8 plus years all around the Carribean and we have never had an issue. We are on the overcautious side though so he doesn't eat the resort food except for yogurt in a sealed cup, fruit that we peel for him, cereal that is preboxed or milk in cartons.
Turks is a beautiful Island, I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. If you have any more specific questions I would be happy to share.

Posted on: Thu, 10/29/2009 - 4:20am
BestAllergySites's picture
Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

Congrats on your upcoming vacation!
I agree with the previous poster. Give them a call. While it's great to hear reviews here-we all have our own comfort levels and even sometimes misremember information or policies change.
Regardless of where we go-we usually stick to packaged goods as well or very basic kids meals like hot dogs, mac and cheese etc.
Don't forget to bring multi epi pens with you as a precaution!
Tell us about your trip upon your return.

Posted on: Mon, 02/01/2010 - 2:27am's picture
Joined: 02/01/2010 - 09:25

I was wondering how you made out on your trip to Turks and Caicos. We are going to Beaches next month and my daughter has a milk allergy. Can you give me any tips as I tried to call the hotel and send them e-mails trying to find out if they will be able to prepare food for her she just turned 1 so he does not eat to much... Thanks.

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