Why You Have to Experience Turks and Caicos in the Summer

Grace Bay Beach at The Somerset

As the temperatures rise and summer holidays beckon, the pristine shores of Turks and Caicos shine even brighter than usual. While often overlooked in favor of winter or springtime travel, summer is a time when our island paradise truly shines. Read on to learn why summer is the perfect time to book a flight to Turks and Caicos and a stay at The Somerset on Grace Bay.

Enjoy Peace and Privacy on Pristine Beaches

One of the biggest draws of visiting Turks and Caicos during the summer months is the calm and quiet that envelopes the islands. As the high season tapers off, the bustling crowds dwindle, transforming Grace Bay Beach into a peaceful sanctuary where often the only footprints in the sand are your own. Imagine strolling along miles of powdery white sand, with the gentle waves of the crystal-clear waters lapping at your feet, all without the usual throngs of tourists. The quieter beaches mean you can truly relax and soak in the natural beauty, uninterrupted. Whether you’re lounging under the shade of an umbrella with a good book or heading out for a sail on one of our Hobie cats, the less crowded environment makes for a tranquil experience.

Savor the Start of Lobster Season

August marks the beginning of the eagerly anticipated lobster season in Turks and Caicos, making it a prime time for seafood enthusiasts to visit. The local waters yield some of the freshest and most succulent lobster you'll ever taste. The culinary team at The Somerset’s on-site restaurant, Barbetta, offers exquisite lobster dishes every season, from grilled lobster tails to lobster thermidor. Dining on freshly caught lobster, paired with a glass of fine wine, while overlooking the stunning Grace Bay—now that’s an experience that epitomizes summer luxury. Better yet, let our concierge book a fishing trip during your stay for an opportunity to catch your own and prepare a lobster dinner from the comfort of your suite.

Junkanoo Kids Camp

At The Somerset on Grace Bay, we believe that a family vacation should be memorable for guests of all ages. While we offer a kids camp year round, this August we are thrilled to offer a special edition of our camp, where children can immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Turks and Caicos. Our camp includes the unique opportunity for kids to create their own Junkanoo costumes. Junkanoo, a traditional festival celebrated in Turks and Caicos, features lively parades with colorful costumes, music, and dancing. By crafting their own Junkanoo outfits, children will not only engage in a fun, hands-on activity but also learn about and celebrate the local heritage. This enriching experience ensures that your little ones will have plenty of stories and creations to share by the end of their stay.

Book Your Summer Stay at The Somerset on Grace Bay

Summertime at The Somerset on Grace Bay is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With fewer crowds, the start of lobster season, unique cultural activities for children, and endless opportunities to bask in the sun, it’s the perfect time to experience the best of Turks and Caicos. Get in touch for our summer availability and book your summer escape today.