I recently had the opportunity to check out Beaches Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean and can tell you that if your kids are any kind of fans of Sesame Street, this is the place to be. Beyond character breakfasts and stage shows, ten of your favorites from Sesame Street spend time reading stories, baking cookies and going on treasure hunts with kids throughout your stay at Beaches.
Every day, there are five to seven opportunities for little ones to interact with Big Bird, Elmo, Zoe and Cookie Monster. Here are four can’t-miss ways to spend time with Sesame Street characters during your stay at Beaches Turks & Caicos.
1. Go to the Parade. We went to the weekly parade on Tuesday at 7 pm. All the characters were there dressed up for a carnival celebration. The music was fantastic and there was so much energy. Definitely a must-do (whether or not you bring your kids with you to Beaches!).
2. Check Out the Stage Show. On Monday night, I headed over to the French Village section of the resort for the nightly stage show. It lasted around 15 minutes and after the show all of the characters stuck around to give big hugs to the kids. They sang songs everyone knew and were totally engaged with the audience. Bert’s rendition of “Hip to Be Square” is a keeper.
3. Eat Breakfast with Sesame Street Characters. While Beaches is an all-inclusive resort, there is an extra fee to go to the character breakfast ($12 adults, $16 children). However, if you really want to get pictures with each of the characters, this is the time. All ten characters stop by every single breakfast table for photos and hugs.
4. Spend Time at Camp Sesame. Small children will have a great time at Camp Sesame. Not only do kids get to play pool games and listen to stories, but they also get to do exercises with Elmo, conduct science experiments with Bert and make crafts out of recyclables with Oscar the Grouch. While at Camp Sesame, this is a great time for moms and dads to try out kayaking and wind surfing.
Each day, a different Sesame Street character also talks about the Letter of the Day with the kids at Camp Sesame. Even better, kids can go on a boat cruise with the characters, get down with Abby Cadabby at her dance party and do a rubber duckie hunt with Ernie. There really is so much that kids can do with Sesame Street characters. It’s incredible.
I stayed at Beaches Turks & Caicos, but you’ll also find the whole Sesame Street gang at Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios in Jamaica. It’s amazing that Beaches started with just one or two Sesame Street characters and today, after ten years, boasts such an impressive cast of characters and range of activities for children.
Disclaimer: I was recently hosted by Beaches Turks & Caicos. However, no compensation was received and all opinions expressed here are my own.