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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. After a successful inaugural event, the music festival and songwriter workshop is once again bringing together ultra-talented island musicians with international performers, professional producers and songwriters who’ve worked with some of music’s megastars including Sting, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and Dierks Bentley. Set for October 20 – 23, the festival features workshops, island performances, a grand finale concert and a Cruise & Beach Jam. This year’s lineup Wyatt Easterling, Nashville multi-platinum producer and chart-topping songwriter Phil Madeira, Grammy-winning songwriter & producer Naked Blue, Returning Pop/Rock duo Lacy Jade, Country artist Enjoy a special Sundowner Music Festival accommodation rate of 20% off 3 nights or more from October 14-30, 2016. Guests at The Somerset can easily add on a Sundowner Music Festival ticket…

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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.” 1. Location on the World’s Best Beach With its clear, calm turquoise waters and soft, sugary sand, Grace Bay is the World’s No. 1 Beach (TripAdvisor). Whether you hope to try your hand at paddleboarding or simply sunbathe, Grace Bay can accommodate your every desire. 2. Fun Options for the Entire Family Recognized as a Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel, The Somerset is truly a family’s paradise. We offer daily complimentary kids club services with a certified instructor, giving children a chance to mingle and offering parents some alone time. For fun as an entire family, enjoy our complimentary kayak rentals, family sand castle competitions or venture out to the world’s only conch farm. No matter what activities your family chooses, The Somerset sets the scene for you to enjoy…

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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. The weekly Thursday night event at Bight’s Park features local specialties such as jerk chicken, conch fritters and freshly caught seafood. Visitors and locals mingle over rum punch cocktails and guests of all ages dance to the lively rhythms of a local steel band. Photo courtesy Turks and Caicos Tourism  TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Visitors have consistently rated the Island Fish Fry as excellent on TripAdvisor, citing the exceptional service, great local atmosphere and fantastic gastronomic offerings as just some of the highlights. “We are delighted that the Island Fish Fry have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The award speaks not only to the exceptional atmosphere patrons have come to expect from the weekly Thursday night event, but also reinforces the quality of our cultural product and the significant…

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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. More than 150 participants were sunset serenaded by local musicians as they savored food prepared by several of the country’s best restaurants. Pavilion at The Somerset Pictured here are the team from Pavilion at The Somerset, whose savory delicacies proved a crowd favorite. The Somerset Specialty The delicious Goat Kofta with Peach Raita was a favorite of the night. Thank you to all of the attendees! Photos courtesy Turks & Caicos Magazine.  

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Alpha-Omega Kiteboarding Experience

Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing and most exciting watersports today. If you have ever wondered what it might be like to skip over the waves, our Alpha-Omega Kiteboarding Experience is perfect for you. From Beginner to Expert With a little time and dedication you could go from beginner to expert and become an International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) Level 3 rider on your next vacation. And if you already kiteboard, but are looking to get more enjoyment out of the sport, we can help. The Somerset on Grace Bay has teamed up with Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding (TCK), the #1 Kiteboarding School on the island to help you achieve your dream. As a guest of The Somerset you will receive exclusive discounts on your professional training. Similar to SCUBA certification, the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) Certification program provides all certified persons with an IKO Kiteboarder card that can be presented…

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Restoration Weekend in Turks and Caicos

This September 25 through 28, The Somerset on Grace Bay will be the resort host of the 7th annual Restoration Weekend. The 4-day, 3-night luxury weekend is for the “serenity, reconnection, and personal revival for women who need to ‘restore’ themselves from the many hats they wear as busy wives, mothers, caregivers and career women.” The weekend is designed to “educate, empower and restore women as dynamic influences in our society.” Rediscover your center in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Events Intimate workshop and storytelling with Grammy nominated R&B singer, Kelly Price Morning meditation on the beach herStory™ sessions on nutrition, spirituality, physical maintenance, psychology, finances and business Restoring Hope™ service project on Providenciales Masquerade Ball on Saturday, September 27 Photo shoot and closing brunch at Fire and Ice Restaurant on Sunday, September 28 with performance by Kelly Price Speakers Tukwini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, Mandela Family Winery. “Restoring the…