Staff

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. Gilbert joined The Somerset on Grace Bay in February 2018 and is our newest team member. As our airport greeter, he will help coordinate your ground transportation and guide you to a shared taxi, rental car or limo. “I’m a people person and like getting to meet new guests every day.” Much to everyone’s excitement, Gilbert is also on the Men’s National Soccer Team for TCI. He trains four times each week and plays defense. He enjoys teaching soccer tricks to guests and loves kicking the soccer ball around with kids on the croquet lawn or the grass by the pool. Gilbert’s Treasured Time Story Once when chatting with guests about their shared love of soccer, Gilbert learned the youngest family member played the same position as…

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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. Mermaid Makeover The makeover experience begins at the spa. First, you’ll be fitted for your tail and matching bikini or tankini top. Then, our spa specialists will apply your shimmering makeup for the full transformation! Next, mermaids can head out to the beach or pool to test out their new tail. They’ll love the added challenge of this mono fin. Shark Experience Meanwhile, the sharks will receive ferocious face paint at the spa, along with a shark fin, swim shirt and board shorts. With these experiences, the swim-friendly items are yours to keep, so you can make a splash throughout your entire vacation. Kids can also borrow our colorful jewelry for a bold prop to show off their new look! Moms and dads, pack your cameras and charge your phones….

Community

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. With our partnership with the Ashley Learning Center, we have a list of items needed to help these children with special needs. Many guests have already generously brought down supplies. Two of the students at the Ashley Learning Center had a great need for a wheelchair. General Manager Kevin Reeder and his wife Ellen were able to generously donate one this April on behalf of The Somerset. Thank You Artwork A wonderful drawing of The Somerset’s entrance and reception building created by student Donny was presented as a thank you for the wheelchair. Thank you so much for the drawing, Donny! Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference On Saturday, April 14, the Ashley Learning Center along with the Center for Children with Special Needs hosted it’s second annual…

Staff

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. A Vibrant Background Hailing from the island of Hispaniola, Berry spent her early childhood in Haiti before migrating to Turks & Caicos. She lived in the nation’s capital, Grand Turk, for many years before moving to Provo. From working at Margaritaville, Grand Turk’s Cruise Ship Pier and Beaches, Berry joined The Somerset in 2016 with a wealth of hospitality and concierge experience. At The Somerset Berry manages the pre-arrival grocery shopping, arranges private airport transfers, coordinates excursions, creates special anniversary or birthday celebrations and assists with check-in. An articulate bilingual, Berry enjoys welcoming guests from around the world and particularly enjoys the opportunity to communicate in French. As a wife and mother, Berry understands family dynamics and the importance of…

Dining

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. On Mondays, enjoy lively entertainment from The “Island’s Best DJ” as well as a variety of culinary delights. The theme is Tacos & Tapas, which is a guest favorite. Tacos are prepared with chicken, steak or shrimp, and there is a selection of appetizing tapas to choose from. Tacos & Tapas: $5 Each Happy Hour (5 – 7 p.m.): Two-for-One Wine, Spirits and Beer   We hope to welcome you soon for a fun evening!

Holidays

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. The kids excitedly jumped in the inflatable bounce house, enjoyed the cotton candy machine and participated in games! The Potato Sack race was certainly a highlight, as the competitors hopped across the croquet lawn. For arts & crafts, the Caicos Kids Club dyed eggs and decorated jewelry boxes. Then, candy-filled eggs were scattered across the property for the Egg Hunt! Guest of all ages created treasured times, and it was a wonderful celebration. From our family to yours, we hope you had a wonderful Easter!