Travel

Delta Announces 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. Delta had previously announced their direct flights from New York to the Caribbean earlier this year, but now they are relaunching five new seasonal routes from Boston to various tropical islands, including Turks and Caicos. General Manager of Central America and Caribbean at Delta Air Lines commented, “It’s thrilling to offer more connections between Boston and the Caribbean, a favorite destination of U.S. customers because of its beaches, culture and biodiversity.” Delta will be operating an Airbus A319 into the Providenciales Airport weekly, and will include amenities such as Comfort+ seats, on-demand entertainment, and optional Wi-Fi.

Grace Bay Beach Activities, Turks and Caicos Activities

Turks and Caicos SCUBA Diving

On the surface, Grace Bay is the epitome of picture-perfect turquoise waters, but venture underneath the waves and you will be transported into another realm of ocean beauty. Scuba diving is widely popular throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands for its flourishing coral reefs and vast sea walls. Should you choose to live adventurously on your next trip, The Somerset can arrange the perfect Turks and Caicos scuba operator to take you on a unique underwater exploration. What you will see Grace Bay is protected by a long barrier reef that is home to a wide array of sea creatures. Groupers, barracuda, and reef sharks swim among some of the ocean’s most colorful fish and coral reefs. One of the biggest draws to Grace Bay are the sea turtles, which every diver enjoys seeing. Due to the bay’s range of depths, you can pick your dive site to feel comfortable…

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…

Grace Bay Beach Activities, Resort news, Turks and Caicos Activities, Turks and Caicos family vacations

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…