Passports with Purpose – Donate to Win a Getaway to Turks and Caicos at Ocean Club Resorts

Passports with Purpose 2013 win a turks-and-caicos-dream-vacation

Sometimes travelers have a way of consuming the best of what a place has to offer but do little to invest in that place and its people.  Here’s to raising a generation of children who find ways to give as they explore the world. -LiLing Pang, Trekaroo CEO

If you’re itching to enjoy some amazing vacation memories AND make a difference through travel, here’s your chance. We are thrilled to again partner with Passports with Purpose, the annual travel blogger’s fundraiser, to raise $115,000 for buildOn with the goal of building three primary schools and funding literacy programs in the Sikasso region of Mali, Africa. With an awesome mission to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations, through service and education, buildOn couldn’t be a better beneficiary.

Finished School_buildOn

To do our part, Trekaroo has teamed up with Ocean Club Resorts in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies, to give one lucky winner a three-night stay in a Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite. Imagine what a gift this would make for the beach lover on your holiday list!

Win an Ocean Club Resorts Vacation

If you have ever wanted to experience an intimate picnic on a secluded stretch of sand, snorkel around a sunken ship, or paddle through turquoise waters, Ocean Club Resorts on Grace Bay Beach is your slice of heaven! The winner will enjoy a beautifully furnished two-bedroom suite with the conveniences of home including a full kitchen, a dining room, and a washer and dryer. A stay here feels like a vacation on a private island. Your tropical island home-away-from-home also features a sun parlor, access to two fitness centers, and three pools facing the ocean—not to mention the actual ocean which is blissfully located just steps away.

Named among Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 Best Hotels in the World, Ocean Club Resorts is comprised of two all-suite properties, Ocean Club and Ocean Club West, located just one mile apart and facing exquisite Grace Bay Beach in the stunning Turks and Caicos. For reservations and information please contact Ocean Club Resorts U.S. Reservations directly at (800) 457-8787.

Ocean Club Resorts offers a variety of both casual and upscale dining; an 18-hole championship course; spa treatments; fun ocean based activities including sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, parasailing, and stand-up paddleboarding; easy access to the island’s grocery store (perfect for those on a budget); and close proximity to Grace Bay shops. Complimentary shuttle rides are offered to and from the resort’s two properties, both night and day, and families are free to use either location’s amenities. Family-friendly goodies include a kitchen, free internet, cable television, free bike rental, poolside BBQ pits, baby monitors, cribs, Pack ‘n Plays, high chairs, strollers, board games, and beach toys!

Of course, there’s always the option of doing absolutely nothing but sip a frosty cocktail under one of Ocean Club’s signature pink beach umbrellas.

Read about my family-friendly adventures while visiting Ocean Club Resorts.

What is Passports with Purpose?


Passports with Purpose

Since 2008, Passports with Purpose has raised $301,000 and allowed traveling families to join in both by donating for great causes, and also by entering to win fantastic travel prizes and trips.
With help from Expedia, DK Eyewitness Guides, Rough Guides, TBEX, HomeAway, HostelBookers, Go With Oh, and Eating London, Passports with Purpose harnesses the power of travel bloggers’ remarkable abilities to procure complimentary travel and gives it to YOU, for the greater good of all mankind! For every $10 you donate, you will be given a “raffle ticket” to apply to any of the prizes listed on the donation page. Go to the Passports with Purpose donation page and donate!

buildOn posterThis year’s beneficiary: buildOn

For more than two decades, buildOn has mobilized rural villages in some of the poorest countries on the planet to build more than 500 schools. To date, buildOn has completed nearly 200 schools in the region, with more than 24,000 children attending buildOn schools in Mali on an annual basis. To learn more, head to

How can I bid to win this Turks and Caicos vacation and other great prizes?

So glad you asked! It’s very easy to enter to win prizes at Passports with Purpose. Starting November 25th, fabulous prizes–from our Ocean Club Resorts vacation to hotel and resort gift cards–will be listed on Passports with Purpose. See the entire 2013 Catalogue and enter to win as many prizes as you like for $10 each. (Additional $10 bids increase your odds.) Yes, you could win this amazing vacation for $10! Once the bidding ends in mid-December, winners will be notified. Trekaroo is also giving away a family four pack of ski bags- check it out

Ocean Club Resorts Prize Description:

  • A three-night stay in a Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite at Ocean Club Resorts in Turks & Caicos.
  • Travel must be completed May 2014 to Dec 15, 2014, excluding Thanksgiving week 11/22-11/30/2014.
  • Based on available dates at booking
  • No cash value
  • Airfare not included
  • Certificate is non-transferable and cannot be upgraded or downgraded.
Prize Value:
  • $1854, inclusive of hotel taxes and service charges
Rules and Guidelines:
  • One raffle winner will be selected.
  • Winners will be selected randomly and your chances of winning are based on the number of raffle tickets you applied to this raffle item against the total number of entries for any particular prize.
  • 18 years of age and older


About the author

Tina Buell is Trekaroo's Social Media and Marketing Manager. She is the mom of a little ray of son-shine.
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