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.

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:56pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:52pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:19pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:16pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
Comments: 13
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:10pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by abolitionist146 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by nutfreenyc Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:19pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by AllergicTeen2 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:18pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:52pm
Comments: 1

More Articles

You might have wondered if small amounts of an ingredient can be added to a food product without being declared on the food’s label. The FDA...

Is it possible to eat your way to a food allergy cure? Scientists think it’s...

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Not all oils are created equal. Some oils are high in saturated fats or in trans-fatty acids – not good for general health. Some are partially...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

More Articles

More Articles

What is a peanut allergy? It is a reaction that occurs in the body after eating peanuts or peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

The reason why some people are affected by allergies while others are not begins in their genes. Allergies are passed down from generation to...

Here’s a tip that might someday save your life, or that of a loved one: two to four times a year, review the proper way to use your epinephrine...

Lactose intolerance is the inability to process lactose, a sugar found in milk, caused by the lack of a needed enzyme. Those with lactose...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Tomato allergies are very rare. They are a "type 1 allergy," which means a contact allergy. When a person with this type of allergy touches a...

Milk allergies are becoming more common, especially in babies and small children. There is some confusion about what is an allergic reaction and...

Recognizing food allergy in babies or toddlers is not always easy, but there are specific risk factors and signs that parents and other caregivers...

Burlap bags are often used to store and ship coffee beans, potatoes, rice, seeds, nuts, and peanuts. They can be one of the disguised...

People with pollen allergies need to stay away from some foods. If you have allergic rhinitis in the spring or fall, you may not realize that you...

Of course, everyone knows that if you have a peanut allergy that you should avoid peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies and foods that...

Eating at a nut-free lunch table in school is a safety precaution that causes some students to feel isolated from their peers. Unfortunately,...