This adults-only all-inclusive resort brought the world to the Turks & Caicos door when it opened in 1984—and the rest is development history. It's got a long stretch of Grace Bay beach to play on, and play the Club Medders do. The clean, basic accommodations may lack the luxe touches of neighboring resorts, but with this many toys around—and at these prices on wildly expensive Grace Bay—who cares? Even in low season Club Med Turkoise is booked solid by sociable singles and couples here for a serious sports tuneup and serious fun in the sun. Aside from a raft of watersports equipment (kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, sailboats, snorkeling gear), Turkoise has a brand-new infinity pool, a flying trapeze and circus school (where guests can take juggling lessons), a sailing school, a fitness school, and a savvy fitness staff. At the end of the day, when school is out, when Zumba classes stop moving, when water aerobics are done, the music starts thumping (literally) and the party begins.
Two-story bungalows hold newly refreshed "Club" rooms, smallish but cheerful. New "Deluxe" rooms are slightly more upscale versions of Club rooms with new balconies and partial to full sea views. Club Med's "Totally All-inclusive" designation now means that all meals and snacks are included, as well as all-day premium open-bar service, including top-shelf alcohol, imported beer and wine, sodas, sports drinks, you name it. Of the two restaurants, Grace Bay serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet style, and Lucayan offers a la carte grill meals and is open evenings only (reservations required). The new, centrally located Blue Coral bar has a festive fizziness, and Sharkies is where you meet to watch the late-day sun melt into Grace Bay.