This adults-only all-inclusive resort brought the world to the Turks & Caicos door when it opened in 1984—and the rest is commercial-development history. The property has a long stretch of Grace Bay beach to play on, and play the Club Medders do splendidly. The basic accommodations may be just a few notches above sleep-away camp, but with this many toys around, who cares? Even in low season Club Med Turkoise is booked solid by singles and couples here for fun in the sun. Aside from a raft of watersports equipment (kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, sailboats, snorkeling gear), Turkoise has a flying trapeze and circus school (where you can take juggling lessons), a sailing school, and a fitness school. When school is out, the music starts thumping and the party vibe escalates.

Two-story bungalows hold basic rooms with twin or king-size beds in colorful linens. Deluxe rooms are upscale versions of the standard Club rooms. The "all-inclusive" designation translates here to mean that all meals are included, as are most drinks—with the excception of Champagnes, certain top-shelf liquors and wines, and canned and bottled drinks (sodas and juices are served by the glass). Of the two restaurants, Grace Bay serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet-style, while Lucayan offers à la carte grill meals and is open evenings only (reservations required).