Teenagers can be hard to please, but at Beaches Turks & Caicos, there are endless possibilities for keeping them busy while parents relax, kick back & enjoy the perks of all inclusive travel. Picture this: While you're sipping on a refreshing Bahama Mama, your teens are fostering their spin skills at the Scratch DJ Academy, or taking an introductory scuba diving course. Of course, there are plenty of activities for bonding on family vacations here as well, from a Provo Adventure Tour to the Pirates Island waterpark. Who knows? Your family might even leave just a little bit closer.
Pirates Island As one of the region's largest waterparks, Pirate's Island is the perfect place for some adrenaline-fueled family fun. Teens & parents alike can enjoy the thrills of nine twisting & turning waterslides, a splash deck & the Caribbean's only SurfStream, which lets you simulate riding the waves like a pro. If you need a break from the excitement, recline on a float in the 650-foot lazy river. Don't forget to stop for lunch at the '50s-style diner or a treat at the ice cream machine.
Kimonos Eating at this teppanyaki-style restaurant is like dinner & a show in one. The Zen-like atmosphere is offset by the expert tricks of the chef, who flashes knives & sends morsels of food sailing through the air above the blazing flames of the grill. The staff here is constantly introducing new variations, too, so no interactive experience at Kimonos is the same. You might see the chef flip a shrimp tail into his pocket, catch an egg in his hat or juggle utensils. In addition to the lively activity behind the counter, families can enjoy Asian-inspired dishes with a Caribbean flair, like shrimp in Caribbean garlic butter or fresh tuna marinated in Chinese five spices & a black mint sauce.
Trench Town Give teens their space at this arcade hang-out spot, which features an urban vibe with graffiti murals & concert posters of the hottest hip-hop artists. Under the club-style black lights they can shoot hoops at an electronic basketball net, play a lightning-fast round of laser hockey or take a break to watch TV on an enormous plasma screen & enjoy top hits on the radio from Trench Town's state-of-the-art sound system. Or, the whole family can enjoy unlimited game time in the Xbox Play Lounge, which brings controller-free trivia, racing, sports & adventure for every skill level.
Scratch DJ Academy Teenagers & parents alike can indulge their inner-DJ at this unique school. Don't know how to mix, blend or scratch? Whether you're a novice or a pro, the Scratch Academy will teach you everything you need to know for vinyl, CDs & even your iPod. After a session, participants have the option of performing for the whole family or even battling other DJs-in-training. Try the family combo package, which allows moms & dads to get in on the fun. Not only will you walk away with a certificate, dog tag & a T-shirt, but you'll have your very own scratch & burn CD.
Club Liquid Teens & tweens will want time to let loose by themselves once the sun goes down & Liquid gives them just that – with no parents allowed. This underwater-themed hotspot is the perfect place for them to meet new friends & dance to the booming tunes of exciting guest DJs. Bubble screens, technicolor lights & cabanas with VIP sections make for an authentic vibe, while the only difference from a real club is the non-alcoholic drinks. Late night, adults take over the space with premium champagne & cocktails.
There's no reason to compromise adult relaxation & fun for your teens' happiness on a Beach Bum Vacation: You can have it all at Beaches Turks & Caicos!