Pirates Island Water Park is an excellent place for the whole family to have fun with many beaches and water parks at Turks and Caicos.
Zoom around colossal water slides (there are options for both small and big kids) or race to Splash Deck for the best water party ever! Take in the beautiful views of our sparkling Turks and Caicos resort on the Lazy River, which is everyone’s favorite. Surfers-to-be will jump to try our Surf Simulator, a great way to test their skills and catch some waves before they try to ride a real riptide. With swim-up bars and food trucks, you will want to leave when it’s time for dinner. Beaches Turks & Caicos is one of the best all-inclusive waterpark resorts in the Caribbean. Join the fun and find out why!
Most people know that Beaches Turks and Caicos has beautiful white sand and turquoise water at Grace Bay. But did you know this Turks and Caicos all-inclusive resort is family-friendly and has a water park? This water park, called Pirates Island, is free to use when you stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos. For more information read our article about Beaches Turks and Caicos Review.
Please find out how to have a great time at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Water Park by reading our guide. Still, trying to decide what to bring? Read our post about how to get to a water park here.
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Pirates Island: A Guide to the Beaches Turks and Caicos Water Park
The Pirates Island Water Park is near the French Village in the back of Beaches Resort. There are some small cabanas in the style of lanais and some lounge chairs at the water park. Like other parts of the resort, you should book these early to ensure they are available.
There are clean beach towels right at the water park and rafts for the lazy river and slides. If you don’t have a boat, you won’t need much. For example, you won’t need water shoes.
Your Beaches family vacation includes free entry to the Pirates Island water park. On vacation, we usually spent an hour or two at a place instead of the whole day.
As you’d expect at a water park, Pirates Island has a variety of water slides. Three giant slides are next to each other in the water park. You’ll have to carry your rafts up the stairs. You can choose between a double raft and a single raft.
Once you land in the pool, you’ll have to leave immediately so the next guest can “land” safely. You can’t swim in this pool.
There are also two smaller water slides in the same area as Bobby Dee’s. These aren’t for toddlers but are best for kids who find the three more giant slides too big.
Blue Slide (Bareback, Closed) – The blue slide is the fastest and most intense. It’s a dark tube that has no openings. People who don’t like being squished or kids who get scared easily should skip this one.
Yellow Slide (Tube, Half-Pipe): This slide is outside and has many turns and twists. Both kids and adults will enjoy it.
Red Slide (Tube, Partially Enclosed): The red slide is the tallest. It goes back and forth between a half-pipe and a tube. In the closed parts, fun lights look like disco lights.
Smaller Slides (Bareback): The two bareback slides for younger kids are a half-pipe and a tube. Parents can go down the half-pipe with their younger children.
Kiddie Slides: The pirate-themed waterpark has a short tube and small slides with cushions at the bottom.
Splash and Kids’ Play Area
In the middle of the lazy river is a splash area with a pirate theme. There are water cannons, water jets, and smaller water slides here. This area is excellent for little kids; they’ll love splashing around in it.
There is also a separate area with water jets for splashing around. At the water park, kids were always running around this area to cool off.
The zero-entry pool in the water park will also be fun for little kids. Even though Beaches have several pools all over the resort, this one is great for young children.
Beaches Resort has a lazy river.
I’ve always liked lazy rivers, so I’m glad the Beaches Turks and Caicos water park have one in the middle. Grab a single or double raft along the side. Then you can enter the 650-foot lazy river from several different entry points.
I noticed that the lazy river water was more relaxed than the water in the main pools when we went. But it wasn’t cold and easy to get used to.
This is a calm river with a few waterfalls that could be avoided. Most of the time, we would go around the river a few times before getting out.
SurfStream Surf Simulator
The SurfStream Surf Simulator is one of the most popular parts of the water park. My kids loved standing up and surfing.
You’ll wear a helmet and learn how to surf after signing a waiver. Before letting you go on your own, the employees do a great job of helping you find your balance. To stand-up surf, you need to be 52 inches tall.
On the surf simulator, there is also the chance to do bodyboarding. That needs you to be at least 42 inches tall.
In Pirates Island Water Park, you also have other things to do.
At the Pirates Island Water Park, there are other things to do. One of these is the Port Royal game room, which is outside and has air hockey, foosball, pool, and other games. There is also an X-Box lounge with screens and video games.
There is also a nightclub at the waterpark. Teens can go there earlier in the evening, but only adults can go there later.
Restaurants at the Beaches Water Park
With all that going on, you might get hungry. There are some places to eat right in the waterpark. The giant pirate ship is home to Bobby Dee’s, a restaurant with a 50s theme. It has a soft-serve ice cream counter, popcorn, cotton candy, burgers, fries, pizza, and soft-serve ice cream that customers can serve themselves.
Bobby Dee’s has seating both inside and outside. It’s open from 11 am to 6 am, so it’s a great place to get something to eat late at night. The pool outside of Bobby Dee’s has a swim-up bar where kids can get drinks that don’t have alcohol in them.
Two food trucks are also there. One, called Mr. Mac, has ten kinds of mac and cheese. The other is called Curls n Swirls, and it sells ice cream.
Water Park Rooms
All of the rooms at Beaches are close to the waterpark, just like all other activities and amenities. The French Village is the most convenient because it is next to the water park. When I returned to the resort a second time, I stayed in the French Village. I loved how close it was to the water park.
Even though the resort looks big, it takes little time to walk through. So, if you want to go to the water park, you can relax about where your room is.
Beaches have a lot more to do with water than just the waterpark. Snorkeling, glass-bottom boat rides, water trikes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and scuba diving are all things you can do at the beach.
There are also six pools around the resort. Four of them are more extensive, and two of them are smaller. The most exciting pool is in the Italian Village, where things happen all day.
Places to sunbathe
There are lounge chairs all over the water park, just for sunbathing with sprinklers, and a Curls’ n Swirls frozen yogurt truck. The frozen yogurt is excellent and a lot better than the ice cream at Bobby Dee’s, which is close by.
Insider Tips and Hidden Gems
Bring sunscreen. Even the best sunscreens that are waterproof can be washed off on waterslides. You must put on more sunscreen every two hours to keep from getting burned. At the water park, we always see some poor person who looks like a lobster. How could this ruin the trip?
Bring flip-flops. When the sun is out, the cement in the water park gets very hot. Flip-flops are a simple way to protect your feet while walking around the park.
Go to the frozen yogurt truck. The flavors changed every day, and we liked all of them.
You can get a wet lunch. A food truck next to the water park serves macaroni and cheese. It’s not a gourmet lunch, but it’s easy to eat when your bathing suit is wet.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When does the water park open and close?
At Beaches Turks & Caicos, guests can use the Pirates Islands water park from 7 am to 9 pm.
Is the waterpark at Beaches Turks & Caicos part of the price?
Yes. Everyone who stays at Beaches Turks & Caicos can use the water park for free.
Do you have to be a certain age to go to the water park?
People of all ages are welcome at the Beaches Turks & Caicos water park. Some slides have rules about how tall you can be. Most big slides need you to be at least 42′ tall. For the Surf Simulator, you have to be the same height. It would be best to be between 44′ and 48′ tall for the three giant slides.
Are there any life vests around?
There is no extra charge for life jackets at the water park. They are available in small, medium, and large sizes.
Is there a locker I can use?
At Beaches Turks & Caicos, there are no lockers at the water park. You can leave your things on your beach chair without fear.
Is there a private cabana that I can rent?
The only places with private cabanas are the beach and the main pools in the Italian Village, the Caribbean Village, and the French Village. You can reserve these cabanas for an extra fee.
The Pirates Island Waterpark at Beaches is set up intelligently, fitting a lot of fun into a small area.
Between the Caribbean, Italian, and French villages at the Beaches, Turks and Caicos resort is where the waterpark is. (Technically, it’s part of the French Village.) It’s great.
Even though the park is small, they make good use of the space and fit many things in there. There are three giant water slides, two smaller slides, a surf simulator, sprinklers, a lazy river, and a separate pirate-themed waterpark for small children. Most slides have a height limit of 42 inches, but on one of the shorter slides, parents can go down with their shorter children (i.e., kid on chest).
A TIME FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY
FROM SUNUP TO SUNDOWN
Full of action and fun all the time! Beaches Pirates Island Water Park is a great place to play for little and big kids in the water. Take it easy on a 650-foot-long trip around the lazy river, and then eat at one of our food trucks. Then it was straight to splashing, sliding, and swimming fun! For thrill-seekers, there’s no time to waste. There are water cannons to avoid and pirate ships to take over, plus 3 of the giant water slides. Pirates Island is the best and biggest water park in Turks and Caicos, and it’s just waiting to be discovered.
YOU’LL FIND MORE INCLUSION FOR TWEENS AND ADULTS
Bigger kids (pre-teens, tweens, and teens) will love Port Royal Arcade, the best place for teens to hang out (between family days on the beach or by the pool).
XBOX PLAY LOUNGE
Play alone or with a friend for the ultimate battle—a great place to get away and play games.
Practice your skills for the big family showdown or set up a game with your friends.
Foosball is fun for people who like soccer, and it’s best to play it with a slushie or two.
Fun, quick, and very addicting! Have a tournament with your siblings or friends.
Please pick a cue and aim because our pool tables are ready for the ultimate game.
Too hot to go outside and play? Please take it to the Port Royal Arcade and win by making slam dunks.