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FAQ

1. Is a visa required to travel to Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa?
Visas are not required from U.S. citizens. However, effective January 23rd, 2007, all U.S. citizens returning from the Caribbean must have a valid U.S. passport in order to re-enter the U.S. For assistance with getting a new passport, or renewing, check out the Passport information page. For citizens of other countries, please contact the airline you are traveling for information on entry/visa requirements.

2. Is there transportation provided to/from the airport?
Yes! Transportation to the resort is included from the Providenciales International Airport. Upon arrival, look for the Beaches desk conveniently located right outside the Immigration and Customs area. A Beaches staff member will invite you to climb aboard your air-conditioned bus and enjoy your included roundtrip airport transfer from the airport to Beaches Turks & Caicos. It’s a 15 minute ride to the resort, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the magnificent scenery.

Please note that car seats are not required to travel to the resorts but they can be requested and one will be provided if available. Once your booking has been completed, send an email to specialservices@uvi.sandals.com with your booking number in the subject line. A representative will assist you.

3. May I book additional nights if I wish to extend my stay?
Yes, please mention this when speaking with your booking representative. Additional nights are not included in the cost of your conference fee.

4. My family has more than four members. What fees are associated with bringing these members?
The special conference prices are applicable for up to three additional family members in the same room. Additional rooms or rooms accommodating families of five or more are not available at the discounted conference rate. Bloggers can purchase upgrades to accommodate five or more people, based on availability. To inquire about an upgrade, please contact the Beaches Resorts Groups department via email at socialmediaonthesand@beaches.com or call Tanicha Deleveaux at 1-800-327-1991 ext. 8063.

Please note you may only register a maximum of 6 people in total and any parties more than 5 people will require additional rooms, at your own cost. Please speak to your Beaches booking agent for more information on costs associated with bringing more than three family members.

5. How much cash should I bring?
Since everything is included and tipping is simply not allowed, you will not need any cash while on property. The front desks will accept most major credit cards. They also accept traveler’s checks. Upon check in, all guests will be asked to tender a credit card to activate their room folio. The purchase of optional services from the resort outlets will be done by signing all charges to the guest’s room folio. Cash is not accepted any of the revenue outlets.

However, if you are planning to travel off property for shopping and such, we recommend bringing some cash along as some vendors do not accept credit cards or traveler’s checks. There are exchange bureaus at the resort. All of the islands accept US dollars, but please note that you may receive change in the local currency. Additionally, you may want to carry small bills to tip luggage attendants at the airport and airport transfer drivers outside of the resort.

6. What is appropriate dress for conference sessions?
You should plan to wear resort casual attire for conference sessions.

7. What is the dress code for restaurants at night?
Resort Casual: Shorts or jeans, t-shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered. Shirts and footwear required. Resort Evening: Dress pants or jeans for men, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar). Dress shoes or elegant sandals. No shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts or sneakers.

8. What is the weather like in Turks & Caicos?
Caribbean temperatures are warm year-round. Daytime average: 82°F, 28°C. Nighttime average: 72°F, 22°C.

9. We have special requests due to food allergies. Can these be accommodated?
Special requests such as special diets and food allergies are gladly accepted. Once your booking has been completed, send an email to socialmediaonthesand@beaches.com with your booking number in the subject line or call 1-800-327-1991 ext. 8063. A representative will assist you, provide you with alternative menus and liaise with the resort on your behalf. Arrangements can be made for you to speak with the Head Chef upon arrival.


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