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Stay up to date with Turks and Caicos information, vacation planning tips, and stories from The Somerset. Get the latest news and more right here on our exclusive Blog.

THE SOMERSET ON GRACE BAY SPONSORS CELEBRITY EVENT

The Somerset on Grace Bay proudly sponsored the TCI Jeff Rodgers Basketball Camp, held at the famed Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex in Providenciales, August 1st – 7th, 2021. The star-studded camp featured professional players from the United States and Europe, aimed at equipping young local basketball enthusiasts and NBA hopefuls with the skills and tools to further their development in the sport. 

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Celebrate The British Open Like the Pros

As some of the world’s best golfers tee up in Gullane, Scotland for the 2013 British Open Championship, The Somerset on Grace Bay invites you to cheer them on, live, and in regal style.

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3 Reasons to Have Your Turks & Caicos Destination Wedding at The Somerset on Grace Bay

Sun, sand, and mesmerizing turquoise waters are a must for a picture-perfect Caribbean destination wedding. Set on a glorious stretch of the award-winning Grace Bay Beach, The Somerset on Grace Bay offers lush surroundings against a spectacular backdrop to make your dream Turks and Caicos wedding an unforgettable reality.

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Meet the Chef!

The Somerset on Grace Bay is proud to introduce our new Executive Chef – Eversley Rowe.

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Work from Turks with our Extended Stay Package

Exchange your home office for one in paradise and save up to 45% off when you stay 14 nights or more.

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On-Site Testing

The Somerset on Grace Bay is pleased to offer on-site COVID-19 antigen and PCR testing for all guests, with testing appointments made at check-in.

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Cheery Smiles and Best Wishes for 2021!

The team at The Somerset wishes you and yours a wonderful start to the new year.

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Top 5 Things to Do in Turks & Caicos

A stay with us is only the beginning of your Somerset experience. Our Concierge is standing by to help you create the ideal getaway; crafted to your personality and interests!

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More Ways to Visit Turks and Caicos

Since the country’s reopening on July 22nd, 2020 there has been a gradual increase in airlift and direct flights to Turks and Caicos.

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Travel Requirements for Turks and Caicos

Traveling during COVID can certainly seem daunting, but you may be surprised just how easy and simple it is to make your much-needed getaway to Turks and Caicos a reality.

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020, from all your friends at The Somerset! We hope to see you soon!

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Discover The Somerset’s New Dining: Barbetta

Introducing The Somerset on Grace Bay’s brand new culinary concept, Barbetta – a contemporary dining experience.

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Staff Spotlight: Roberto Rivera de la Rosa

Meet Roberto Rivera de la Rosa! Perhaps you’ve seen his face around the resort serving as a prominent member of The Somerset’s security team, but Roberto is not your average security guard. For the last ten years, he has worked on one of the biggest projects of his life – publishing his first book, Universal Theory of Life.

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The Residences

For families with younger children, our multi-story Residences are elegant town home-style accommodations peacefully set back from the pools and beach and surrounded by our croquet lawn.

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LunaSea’s New Look

LunaSea Pool Bar & Grill is a guest favorite for casual poolside dining at The Somerset on Grace Bay! Recently, we’ve given our beloved pool bar a new look for guests to enjoy.

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Ms. Sharon and Caicos Kids Club

Also known as the backbone of The Somerset on Grace Bay’s Caicos Kids Club, Ms. Sharon has been with the resort for over 2 years and has been working with kids professionally for 25 years.

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Staff Spotlight: Adrain

Perhaps you’ve seen his bright smile around the lobby or experienced his warm personality at the front desk. Adrain is one of our shining staff members ready to greet you upon check-in.

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Grace Bay Snorkeling & Conch Excursion

One of the many popular water activities on Providenciales is a half-day snorkeling and conch excursion in the waters of Grace Bay with Caicos Dream Tours.

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2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

If you’re looking for the perfect family vacation destination, look no further. The Somerset on Grace Bay has once again been named one of the Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.

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The Caribbean’s Favorite Family Friendly Destination

It’s no secret that Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is one of the world’s best beaches, but did you know it’s one of the world’s best family vacation destinations?

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Turks Head Brewery

Craft beer is an increasingly popular trend and we are thrilled that we have a wonderful local craft brewery right here on Providenciales.

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Pre-arrival Grocery Shopping

One of the benefits of our spacious suites and villas are the fully-equipped kitchens to help you feel at home in paradise.

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Delta’s New Direct Flights from Boston to PLS

Calling all Northeasterners! Delta has recently expanded their U.S. Northeastern services by offering direct flights from Boston (BOS) to Providenciales (PLS) beginning on December 22, 2018.

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Staff Spotlight: Gilbert

After arriving at Providenciales airport and heading through customs, Gilbert will be one of the first friendly faces to welcome you to paradise.

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Private: NEW: Mermaid Makeover & Shark Experience

This summer, The Somerset is taking treasured times to the next level with our newest offering: the Mermaid Makeover & Shark Experience.

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Wheelchair Donation to Ashley Learning Center

Just as much as The Somerset’s staff love to help guests create treasured times, they also have a passion for giving back to the local community.

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Staff Spotlight: Berry Jean Francois

If you’ve stayed at The Somerset or are in the process of planning your Grace Bay vacation, chances are you’ve connected with Berry Jean Francois — The Somerset’s dedicated Concierge Agent.

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Tacos & Tapas Night at Pavilion

Dining at Pavilion is an experience to be treasured. With live entertainment, drink specials or our famed Tuesday night Beach BBQ, each night offers a new culinary experience.

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Easter Celebration at The Somerset

Warm spring greetings from your friends at The Somerset! This past weekend, guests were in high spirits as they lounged on the beach, relaxed by the pool and participated in the Caicos Kids Club Easter Extravaganza.

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The Somerset Earns Prestigious 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Ranking

Exciting news! The Somerset once again earned the coveted Four-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide.

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Ashley Learning Center

In addition to helping guests create treasured times, the staff at The Somerset also strive to provide opportunities and special memories for the local Turks & Caicos community.

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Grace Bay Once Again Named World’s No. 1 Beach

With soft sparkling sand and crystal clear waters, beautiful Grace Bay Beach just received top recognition. TripAdvisor once again named Grace Bay as the No. 1 Beach in the World. This award recognizes the very best in travel, based on the unbiased reviews from TripAdvisor users.

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Bonefishing in Turks & Caicos

Sunshine-filled activities abound on Grace Bay, and there is one unique Providenciales experience you cannot miss. Bonefishing, considered the ultimate fly fishing, proves an exciting excursion for adventurers, families, and sightseers of all skill levels.

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Vote for The Somerset Staff Members in the TCHTA 10th Annual Star Awards

It’s time for the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association’s (TCHTA) 10th Annual Star Awards! The Somerset staff prides themselves on delivering personalized guest service, and we’re honored to have nine nominees this year.

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USA TODAY Recognizes Grace Bay among Top 10 Caribbean Beaches

Great news! Grace Bay has been named among the Top 10 Caribbean Beaches in USA TODAY 10Best annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

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The Somerset Wins Savory Division in 2018 Chocolate Lover’s Competition

February is the month of love, flowers, and most importantly, chocolate! To celebrate everyone’s favorite indulgence, The Somerset participated in Turks & Caicos’ 8th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Competition.

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A Top Caribbean Hotel for Families

Great news! The Somerset on Grace Bay has once again been named one of The Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.

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Meet Sharon Scott, Kids Club Coordinator

The Somerset’s children’s drop-off program, Caicos Kids Club, offers a variety of physical and creative activities designed for children ages 5 to 12. Kids Club Coordinator Sharon Scott ensures that these special activities create treasured times for guests of all ages!

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Photo Contest Winners: Treasured Times at The Somerset

As you create treasured times on your Turks and Caicos vacation, we hope you will capture your memories on camera.

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What Guests are Saying

Great news! We are excited to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay is now Providenciales’s No. 2 hotel on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

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The Somerset: Your Happily Ever After Begins Here

With engagement season underway, love, romance and wedding bells are in the air at The Somerset on Grace Bay! In fact, Bridal Guide Magazine recently highlighted The Somerset as a top destination for intimate escapes. From getting engaged, exchanging vows or enjoying a relaxing honeymoon, learn how Somerset guests celebrated special milestones at our boutique resort.

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5 Ways to Achieve your New Year’s Resolution in Grace Bay

Every year offers the opportunities for new beginnings. Below are 5 common resolutions, and how you can achieve them during a Grace Bay vacation!

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2017 Turks & Caicos Conch Fest

The 2017 TCI Conch Festival is quickly approaching! The 14th annual event will be held in Blue Hills at Three Queens on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 12 – 7 p.m. This festival celebrates all things conch – our nation’s symbol and top export.

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Hobie Cats at The Somerset on Grace Bay

Set sail for adventure! At The Somerset on Grace Bay, we offer many amenities, including complimentary water sports!

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Turks & Caicos is Open for Business

As seen in the video below, Turks & Caicos is open for business and welcoming guests!

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Snorkeling + Scuba = SNUBA

Take your undersea adventures to the next level with SNUBA —  a cross between snorkeling and scuba. Like with scuba, the swimmer will use fins, a diving mask and weights. To breathe, you will use regulator while an air supply floats on a comforting support raft at the surface.

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The Somerset Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Somerset on Grace Bay is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as this disease is close to the hearts of many of our staff, guests and loved ones.

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Fourth of July Fun at The Somerset

Happy Independence Day from your friends at The Somerset on Grace Bay! At The Somerset, we celebrated this American holiday in style as guests relaxed on the beach, lounged by the pool or participated in our Fourth of July Fair!

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The Somerset Welcomes Kevin Reeder

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Kevin Reeder, The Somerset’s new General Manager.

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Family Vacation Critic Favorite

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel for the fourth year in a row by Family Vacation Critic.

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Island Fish Fry

Bight Park is the place to be on Thursday night for island visitors and local residents alike, as food vendors, entertainers and cultural acts come together for the Island Fish Fry. This event is truly the culmination of “all things TCI.”

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Cocktail Recipe: Pretty in Pink

If you need a taste of the islands, this colorful cocktail, Pretty in Pink, is sure to do the trick! Although our rum-based drink is best paired with warm Grace Bay sunshine, you can also make it from the convenience of home by following this simple recipe:

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Staff Spotlight: Billy Joe

Billy Joe Williams is our resort’s Guest Services Ambassador and has been a member of The Somerset team for almost 6 years.

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The Somerset Welcomes Tasia Simons as Activities Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming our new Activities Coordinator, Tasia Simons! Tasia joins us from Florida and brings a variety of industry and educational experience to The Somerset.

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Staff Spotlight: Stevonya Cox

If you’ve considered staying at The Somerset, chances are you’ve spoken with Stevonya Cox, our Head Reservationist. When she answers the phone, you can hear her bright smile as she works with you to help plan your dream vacation.

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Sixth Annual “Sea”ster Hunt

With Easter weekend quickly approaching, The Somerset is abuzz with spring spirit. This year, we continue to put a tropical twist on a classic event as we gear up for the 6th annual “sea”ster hunt.

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4 Reasons You’ll Love our Pool Paradise

With bright skies and azure waters, you’ll feel blue in the best way possible in our pool paradise. Our cool pools are making waves, and the writers at Uncommon Caribbean indicate you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better swim workout at any other Caribbean resort.

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Recipe: Caicos Blue Cocktail

On Turks & Caicos, blue hues extend as far as the eye can see — including at the bar! These bright colors are brought to life with our handcrafted Caicos Blue Cocktail.

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Beaches & Books with Abby Fabiaschi

Abby Fabiaschi, author of I LIKED MY LIFE, will lead fellow book lovers in creative writing sessions at The Somerset, April 10-12. Book lovers will learn how to put passion to paper as they search for inspiration on our beautiful Grace Bay beach.

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Managing Director Urmas Kärner named TCI Hotelier of the Year

We have exciting news to share! The Turks & Caicos Hotel Association (TCHA) has just recognized our managing director Urmas Kärner as the TCI Hotelier of the Year.

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TripAdvisor Names The Somerset a Top Caribbean Resort for Families

Exciting news! We are delighted to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay is a 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winner. Our luxury resort has been recognized as a one of The Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families.

With an increased interest in multi-generational travel, The Somerset offers a tranquil setting where the young, and the young at heart, can create treasured times.

Creating Treasured times

The Somerset is known for its ability to accommodate families. Our resort was also named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite for 2016 and one of the World’s Best Hotels for Families in 2013 by Travel + Leisure. As always, thank you to all of our wonderful guests who have reviewed and recommended us. We truly appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back soon!

 

 

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5 Ways to Experience Romance at The Somerset

The Somerset on Grace Bay sets the scene for romance, offering a place for lovers to trade blistery winter chills for soft ocean breezes and warm sunshine. Here, couples can feel like royalty with stately villas adorned with luxurious appointments, powdery white sands and turquoise waters stretching as far as the eye can see.

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Recipe: The Somerset Sangria

If you’re craving a sweet, refreshing cool drink, we think you’ll enjoy our new specialty: Somerset Sangria. This beverage is one of eight new handcrafted cocktails available at the Pearl Bar, LunaSea or Pavilion.

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Writers’ Retreat Success

Guests, friends and family gathered around open pages this week as they learned the steps to take to unleash their creative muse.

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The Somerset Partners with Pack for a Purpose

Every year offers an opportunity for new beginnings, and in 2017, our team at The Somerset has opted to increase our focus on the community, environment and responsible travel. Further, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Pack for a Purpose.

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Happy New Year from The Somerset

The pictures and treasured times featured in this short video were submitted by guests.

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A Caribbean Christmas at The Somerset

This winter, the Polar Vortex has hit the US and Canada like the Polar Express. As a result, many guests escaped their city’s frigid temperatures and headed to Turks & Caicos to enjoy a Caribbean Christmas.

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The Second Annual Sundowner Festival is a “Hit”

International artists and local musicians gathered this October for the second annual Turks & Caicos Sundowner Music Festival.

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The Somerset Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Somerset on Grace Bay marked its 10th Anniversary with a well-attended Beach Party BBQ on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

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10th Anniversary Celebration

Throughout 2016, we’ve celebrated The Somerset on Grace Bay’s 10th anniversary all year long. We’ve offered $10 room nights, gave away 10 free vacations and asked you to vote for your favorite of 10 treasured times stories.

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November Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay’s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time and future guests to share what treasured times they would create with a visit to Turks & Caicos. Each month, we will be giving away a free 3-night stay for 2.

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4 Healing Properties of Grace Bay

While a vacation is the perfect opportunity to create treasured times with loved ones, it can also benefit your mind, body and soul. Follow along to find out why!

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The Potcake Place

Travel + Leisure says our tropical island filled with puppies is pretty much heaven, and we agree!

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Unleashing Your Creative Muse

Amazon bestseller Traci Medford-Rosow and global publisher, literary agent, publicist, and fellow Amazon best-selling author Laura Ponticello will lead a transformational writer’s retreat here at The Somerset to help aspiring authors and established authors awaken their creative muse.

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October Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay’s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time and future guests to share what treasured times they would create with a visit to Turks & Caicos. Each month, we will be giving away a free 3-night stay for 2.

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Top Bike Destinations in Grace Bay

At The Somerset, we offer complimentary bike rentals for our guests. Use the bikes during the day to explore Grace Bay or to simply stay active. Our concierge shares the top 3 places to visit by bike during your stay at The Somerset!

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September Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay’s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time and future guests to share what treasured times they would create with a visit to Turks & Caicos. Each month, we will be giving away a free 3-night stay for 2.

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Managing Director Urmas Catches 700lb Marlin

August 28 started as another typical sun-drenched Sunday morning in Providenciales for Managing Director Urmas Kärner and his daughter Aleksa, but ended with treasured times that will go down in Grace Bay history.

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Jo Jo, Grace Bay’s Friendly Dolphin

Turks & Caicos is home to one of the world’s most famous dolphins, and many guests at The Somerset make it their mission to spot our friendly aquatic resident, Jo Jo.

 

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2nd Annual Sundowner Music Festival & Songwriter Workshop

Now calling music lovers to the stage! Sunshine and sessions are on the set list at The Somerset on Grace Bay for the Sundowner Music Festival.

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August Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time. Each month, we will be giving away a free 3-night stay for 2.

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10 Reasons The Somerset is a “Perfect 10”

To celebrate 10 Years of Treasured Times at The Somerset, we’re giving you 10 reasons why The Somerset is a “perfect 10.”

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July Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time. Each month, we will be giving away a free 3-night stay for 2.

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Honored in Travel + Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards

Exciting news! We are delighted to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay was recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine in the World’s Best Hotels in 2016.

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Ask the Concierge — Somerset FAQ’s

To alleviate any vacation planning stress, our dedicated concierge team is here to help. As you begin to prepare for your arrival, below are some frequently asked questions for you to use as guidance. If you want to know anything else, just ask!

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June Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time. Each month, we will be giving away a free 3-night stay for 2.

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2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Great news! The Somerset on Grace Bay has received the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

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2016 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel

Exciting news to share! For the third year in a row, The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel! Family Vacation Critic is TripAdvisor’s family travel site and features family-tested, family-approved hotels from around the world.

The 2016 Family Vacation Critic Favorite award comes from both the editors and family reviewers. To qualify for the award, hotels must have been recommended by at least 75% of families. In addition, they must have received a rating of 4+ from both the editorial staff and families.

The beautiful setting on Grace Bay beach and infinity and zero-entry pools make The Somerset a family paradise. From tots to teens, there is truly something for everyone with daily Caicos Kids Club activities, water sport offerings and the Tuesday night beach party BBQ.

 

 

“Kids will love the Caicos Kids Club’s free activities, including special teen programs. Adults can also enjoy some quality time together at the resort’s upscale restaurant, private dinners or oceanfront spa treatments.” —Lissa Poirot, editor

Thank you to all of our wonderful guests who have reviewed and recommended us. We truly appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back to create many more treasured times.

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Staff Spotlight: Kaye-Ann Irving

Kids’ Movie Night, Bingo, Tie-Dye, Arts & Crafts. If you’ve attended any of our interactive Caicos Kids Club activities, you’re sure to have met our Activities Coordinator, Kaye-Ann Irving.

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May Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time. Each month, we will be giving away a free 3-night stay for 2.

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Fitness Classes at The Somerset

After a day of rest and relaxation on Grace Bay Beach, recharge with a workout led by our experienced fitness instructors. Admire the scenic views from the sea, pool deck or estate lawn as you ease your mind, soothe your soul and energize your body.

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Tuesday Night Beach Party BBQ

The Somerset’s Beach Party BBQ is the place to be on Tuesday nights in Turks & Caicos! From the tropical cocktails, Caribbean cuisine or lively entertainment, this evening offers many opportunities to create treasured times with loved ones.

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Pavilion Specials at The Somerset

During your stay at The Somerset, you’re sure to treasure your dining experiences at Pavilion. With live entertainment, drink specials or our famed Tuesday night Beach BBQ, each night offers a new culinary experience.

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April Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking guests to share their most treasured time or treasured times they hope to have.

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Easter Weekend at The Somerset

There’s much to treasure on a family vacation, but what you’ll treasure most are the times together.

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Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide 2016

For the second year in a row, The Somerset on Grace Bay is honored to be a Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide, the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide since 1958.

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Fifth Annual “Sea”ster Hunt

While everyone has their own unique Easter traditions, nothing beats an Easter Egg Hunt. This year at The Somerset, we’re continuing to put a tropical twist on a classic event for the fifth annual “Sea”ster Hunt.

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The Somerset Sunset Rum Punch

Upon arrival at The Somerset, guests are greeted with a sweet taste of paradise.

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March Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time. Each month we will be giving away a free 3-night stay to one lucky winner.

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World’s Best Beach

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or family vacation

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February Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time. Each month we will be giving away a free 3-night stay to one lucky winner.

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Treasured Times Winners

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay’s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time.

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February Spa Specials

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, we invite you to join us at The Spa at The Somerset. Alone or with your special companion, indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience that will recuperate your mind, body and spirit.

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Instagram Fan Favorites 2015

Guests visit The Somerset to create lasting memories with friends and family. We love seeing these treasured times captured on camera and shared through Instagram.

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The Somerset Welcomes Chef Brad Townsend

The entire team at The Somerset welcomes Executive Chef Brad Townsend to the Food and Beverage Department.

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Hello Tourist Day at The Somerset

To celebrate Caribbean Tourism Month, we partnered with the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association to participate in their Hello Tourist Program.

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1to1 Media Customer Champion: Urmas Karner

We are honored to share that our Managing Director Urmas Karner has been selected as a 2015 1to1 Media Customer Champion.

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Sundowner Music Festival Recap

From November 7-10, 2015, The Somerset hosted the inaugural Sundowner Music Festival.

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Sundowner Music Festival

Singer, multi-platinum songwriter, guitarist and recording industry executive Wyatt Easterling made his debut on the islands for The Somerset’s “Country Western Experience” in April.

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The Somerset Signature Service Experience

This package is an add-on to your visit and includes a variety of amenities and services to complete your experience of a lifetime.

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Spotlight on Winston Bent

Montego Bay native Winston Bent has been working at The Somerset for seven years and is a man of many talents.

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United Announces Direct Flights from Chicago to Providenciales

Chicago residents will soon enjoy easy access to Providenciales with the launch of United Airline’s weekly, nonstop Saturday service from December 19, 2015 through April 30, 2016.

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Turks & Caicos Fish Fry – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Providenciales’ weekly Island Fish Fry, the destination’s most popular cultural experience and a guest favorite, was recently awarded with a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

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Taste of Tapas – Pavilion at The Somerset

The Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association recently held an outdoor tapas and cocktails fundraiser in support of the Association’s Culinary Camp, which prepares Turks and Caicos youth for a career in hospitality.

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Treasured Times

Guests visit The Somerset to create lasting memories with friends and family.

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Belmont Stakes Viewing at The Somerset

Tomorrow afternoon, guests of The Somerset on Grace Bay are invited to Pavilion Restaurant to view the 147th running of American horse racing’s final Triple Crown event, the Belmont Stakes.

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2015 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a 2015 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel in the second annual hotel awards by Family Vacation Critic.

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Providenciales is the #1 Island

Earlier this year, TripAdvisor travelers voted Grace Bay beach as one of the top beaches in the Caribbean.

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Country Music Workshop and Concert

Last weekend, The Somerset on Grace Bay hosted singer, multi-platinum songwriter, guitarist and recording industry executive Wyatt Easterling. 

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Up the Romance in Turks and Caicos

Whether an engagement, honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway, The Somerset on Grace Bay delivers the romance to make your vacation truly memorable.

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The 4th Annual Sea’ster Hunt at The Somerset

Preparations are under way as anticipation builds for our annual Sea’ster Hunt Friday, April 3rd!

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TripAdvisor ♥ Grace Bay Beach

Of the sun-drenched, sand-filled destinations for travelers worldwide to explore, the beautiful Grace Bay beach on Providenciales is a fan favorite throughout the Caribbean.

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The Somerset Named Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay was just named a new Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide, the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide since 1958.

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Alpha-Omega Kiteboarding Experience

Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing and most exciting watersports today.

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2014 Turks and Caicos Writer’s Workshop

Everyone has a story and a unique voice with which to tell it. This past November, The Somerset on Grace Bay hosted its first writer’s workshop complimentary for guests.

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Instagram photos of #thesomerset

We love sharing visual updates from The Somerset on Grace Bay almost as much as we love seeing photos you take and tag us in.

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A 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel in the first annual hotel awards by Family Vacation Critic.

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Recipe: Somerset Cantaloupe Cocktail

The Somerset on Grace Bay’s signature Cantaloupe Cocktail is a luscious, original recipe relying primarily on Turks & Caicos Island-produced ingredients, particularly delicious local rums and homegrown cantaloupe, a melon whose juice is rarely used in the making of mixed drinks.

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2014 Caribbean Food & Wine Festival

The annual culinary extravaganza, the Caribbean Food and Wine Festival, returns to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos November 6 through 8, 2014.

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Fourth of July Pool BBQ

Join us as we celebrate the Fourth of July with a family-style picnic BBQ by the pool.

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Instagram photos of #thesomerset

Do you follow us on Instagram? We love sharing visual updates from The Somerset on Grace Bay, almost as much as we love seeing photos you tag us in @thesomerset or #thesomerset.

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Now Open! The Spa at The Somerset

Get ready for a spa experience that transcends all the senses. We are delighted to announce the opening of the newest Turks and Caicos spa, The Spa at The Somerset

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The 3rd Annual “Sea”ster Hunt Winner is …

This year marked the third annual “Sea”ster Hunt at The Somerset on Grace Bay. To prepare for the holiday event, younger guests of our Caicos Kids Club spent the week prior painting egg-shaped ocean rocks to design the “Easter eggs” used for the hunt.

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Good Friday 5K

On Good Friday, April 18, 2014, nine intrepid athletes gathered on The Somerset on Grace Bay’s beach, to participate in the resort’s 5K Easter run.

 

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Tee Up at Provo Golf Club

Nearby our beautifully blue location on Grace Bay beach is the immaculately green Provo Golf Club,”a secret worth discovering!”

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Delta Increases Service to Provo

We have exciting news for those of you who travel from the Northeast and hope to visit our Grace Bay resort this year. 

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Explore Paradise on Two Wheels

Explore Providenciales on two wheels with Paradise Scooters.

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Cupid strikes at The Somerset

Love was in the air at The Somerset on Friday in celebration of Valentine’s Day, 2014.

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Named among the “Best Hotels in Turks & Caicos” by US News

The Somerset on Grace Bay was recently named among the “Best Hotels in Turks & Caicos” by US News & World Report in the 2014 Best Hotels Awards.

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Pavilion and a new culinary team

Opening early 2014, Pavilion at The Somerset is a new fine dining experience on Providenciales. 

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Book Retreat with Author Lee Woodruff

Join New York Times Bestselling Author Lee Woodruff at a two-day book retreat in Turks and Caicos from May 12 – 13, 2014. Lee will lead you through personal discussions about writing her most recent book, “Those We Love Most*,” as well as other literary topics.

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Providenciales Bonefishing

There are many island activities to immerse oneself in while vacationing to Providenciales. A must-try during your next visit to The Somerset on Grace Bay is bonefishing.

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Fall Yoga Retreat at The Somerset on Grace Bay

Before the hustle and bustle of the 2013 holiday season, guests of  The Somerset on Grace Bay joined JUNA Yoga Founder and expert Nadia Bonenfant for three days of intensive yoga on beautiful Turks and Caicos.

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Luxury Turks & Caicos Yoga Retreat

Experience the breathtaking beauty and healing energy of the ocean while exploring your own edges through the power of yoga.

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Sunset Yoga on Grace Bay Beach

We are excited to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay now offers weekly Sunset Yoga on our white sand beach.

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Winter travel destinations: “Look no further” – QC Exclusive

The winter months are here, which means temperatures may be dropping where you are.

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Your Favorite Instagram Photos

Do you follow us on Instagram? We love sharing visual updates from The Somerset on Grace Bay, almost as much as we love seeing photos you tag us in @thesomerset or #thesomerset.

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Schedule of Events: Fall Yoga retreat with JUNA Yoga

The fall yoga retreat is approaching, and we are getting excited for the activities taking place on our white sand beach.

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Turks & Caicos: A Top Island in the Caribbean & Atlantic

Our treasured home, Turks & Caicos Islands, has just been named among the “Top 10 Islands in the Caribbean & Atlantic” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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One of the World’s Best Hotels for Families

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been recognized among Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels for Families.” In our first time featured on the list, we ranked #8 among the Top Family Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas!

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Fall Yoga retreat with JUNA Yoga

Escape stress and reconnect your mind and body this fall with a yoga retreat in beautiful Turks and Caicos.

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International Coastal Cleanup Day

On Saturday, September 21st, the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs spearheaded local participation in “International Coastal Cleanup Day.”

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‘Child Mode’ founder reviews our Turks and Caicos resort

Nadia Carriere, Founder/Editor of Child Mode, recently visited our Turks and Caicos resort to discover what it has to offer for a luxury family vacation.

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Grace Bay Beach Sandcastle Competition

Families from far and wide flocked to The Somerset on Grace Bay’s Sandcastle Competition on Saturday, August 17.

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The Texas Hold ‘Em Winner is…

Last Friday evening, August 9th, a private dining room at The Somerset’s O’Soleil Restaurant was transformed into a card room to host resort guests for an evening of Texas Hold ‘Em. From 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., steely stares and bold raises accompanied the sound of flying poker chips as players competed for prizes provided by The Somerset Resort Boutique.

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Sandy Summer Fun at The Somerset on Grace Bay

There are many reasons why Grace Bay is one of the world’s top 10 beaches. A top reason why our younger guests love Grace Bay is that the soft white sand is perfect for sand castle building!

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A beach destination that sizzles

In the May/June 2013 issue of New Canaan-Darien magazine, The Somerset on Grace Bay was listed among the three “beach destinations (that) sizzle.”

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British Open Brunch and Tournament in Turks & Caicos

The Somerset on Grace Bay Resort and The Providenciales Golf Club teamed up on Sunday, July 21st for a day of golfing and golf viewing, coinciding with the final round of the world’s oldest golf tournament – the British Open Championship – contested this year at the venerable Muirfield Golf Club in Gullane, Scotland, near Edinburgh.

 

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One of the world’s best walking beaches

We all know that Grace Bay is a magical place. With 12 miles of pristine white sand and calm water protected by coral reefs, there is plenty of space to enjoy the warm Turks and Caicos sun and endless watersport activities.

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A Travel + Leisure World’s Best!

We have exciting news to announce – The Somerset on Grace Bay was just recognized as one of the Caribbean’s top resorts in the prestigious Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey!

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Fourth of July 2013

Joining us this Fourth of July? We have a day full of fun outdoor activities to enjoy the beautiful sun on Grace Bay beach.

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Battle of the Bands on Provo

On Saturday, June 23, 2013, a “Battle of The Bands”  contest was held outdoors at Providenciales’ Turtle Cove Marina, benefiting the Provo Children’s Home.

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2013 Certificate of Excellence

We are excited and honored to announce that The Somerset on Grace Bay has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.

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April Turks and Caicos weddings

April was abuzz with beautiful brides at The Somerset on Grace Bay. We always enjoy sharing in our guests’ big day and want to congratulate the new couples! Their Turks and Caicos weddings  were shot by fantastic local photographers Brilliant by Tropical Imaging.

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Eat like a local at Thursday night Fish Fry

One event that is a must-do while vacationing on Turks and Caicos is the Thursday night Fish Fry. Just a short cab ride away, discover the true flavor of the island with some of the best local tastes in town.

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Sunset Wine Pairing

Wine lovers and gourmands are in for a treat at The Somerset’s new sunset wine pairing.

Each Wednesday at approximately 5:45 p.m. (depending on time of year), guests are invited to join us on the beachfront Estate Lawn for hors d’oeuvres and wine as the sun begins to set over Grace Bay.

O’Soleil’s Wine Steward, Venroy Brown, will guide you through five different wines as he presents them with bites of Caribbean cuisine prepared by our chef.

A perfect follow up to the Wine Paring would be a memorable dinner at O’Soleil Restaurant, located beside the croquet lawn.

Available for a fee, the Sunset Wine Pairing is open to the first 24 guests who sign up.

Photos courtesy My Beautiful Adventures.

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Masters viewing party at O’Soleil

If you’re not able to be in Augusta this weekend, the next best thing is watching the pros putt from our piece of paradise.

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2013 “Sea”ster Hunt a success!

Good Friday, March 29, 2013, on beautiful Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos, dawned partly cloudy, but soon gave way to the brilliant sunshine for which the islands are renowned.

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The Somerset Easter Tradition: 2nd Annual Sea’ster Hunt

Easter is just around the corner and so is our Sea’ster Hunt! Last year’s Sea’ster Hunt was such a success and loved by guests that we’re making it an annual tradition.

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O’Soleil and LunaSea Reopen

We’re pleased to announce that our two on-site restaurants have reopened with fresh menus and expanded hours after a brief close.

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Pools are Aglow After Recent Renovation

Our two pools are even more spectacular after the completion of the recent renovation.

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Turks & Caicos has been voted the #3 top Island Destination

Readers describe these tropical islands as “exquisitely clean and unspoiled,” highlighting the “crystal blue waters” and “white powder sand.”  Comb the beaches for their signature conch shells before stopping atreader favorite Jack’s Shack for a mojito.

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Turks and Caicos Weddings at the Somerset: Caribbean Romance

Most of us dream of planning the perfect destination wedding in the Turks and Caicos at an idyllic location, perhaps graced by Trade Winds, but always on a sugary beach with a backdrop of azure sea and sky.

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Places to visit near our Caribbean luxury hotel on Provo

Everyone has heard of Grace Bay Beach (one of the top ten beaches in the world), so here are some other places to visit near our Caribbean luxury hotel on Provo.

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Try a pre-arrival concierge at our Turks and Caicos hotel

The Somerset’s new Pre-Arrival Concierge mini-site can help you get the most out of your vacation time when you visit us.

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Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Turks and Caicos

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or sometimes called Stand Up Paddle Boarding/SUP) has become a popular sport, not only in the Turks and Caicos but in many other places around the world.

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