Staff

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. Ambassador, first class Mr. Williams is no stranger to the travel industry. Prior to joining The Somerset, he worked in guest services and ticketing at the TCI international airport. He has even traveled to American Airline’s Texas headquarters for customer service training. Now, he helps manage The Somerset’s front desk and ensures our guests have a seamless vacation experience. Often, Billy is the first of many friendly faces our guests see. Sometimes, he’ll greet guests at the airport and help coordinate transportation. Other times, he’ll welcome guests at the resort with cool towels and refreshing rum punches. Wherever you meet him, you’re guaranteed to experience his bright smile and warm hospitality. Treasured times His passion, charm and natural sociability help him relate with children, as well as their…

Resort news, Staff, Turks and Caicos family vacations

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. Tasia will plan and implement our Caicos Kids Club activities, and ensure our younger guests create many treasured times. With her bright smile and warm personality, Tasia loves meeting new people and has already developed strong personal connections with many guests. Caicos Kids Club During your stay, join Tasia for Caicos Kids Club fun! Kids ages 5-12 are welcome, and activities are from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. (24-hour advance registration is required.) The program changes daily, but some of the most popular activities include beach games, tie-dye, paper crafts and treasure hunts! Tasia’s priority is helping create fun moments for the entire family. During your stay, she will be delighted to offer you activity recommendations or suggestions. Save Save

Events, Grace Bay Beach Activities, Turks and Caicos family vacations

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. Caicos Kids Club Fun The week leading up to the big event, youngsters can put their creativity and artistic skills to work. With Caicos Kids Club, the kiddos will decorate and paint egg-shaped rocks. The Big Event Finally, on Good Friday guests will gather on the beach as the colorful pebbles are tossed into the turquoise waters of Grace Bay. Then, the eager participants (and parents) begin the search and snorkel to see who can collect the most “eggs.” The family who retrieves the most eggs will be deemed the winners! Then, they’ll have their name engraved on The Somerset’s “Conch Shell Award,” and the permanent trophy remains on display in our resort’s reception area. This…

Staff

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. Home Sweet Provo Originally from The Bahamas, Stevonya moved to Turks & Caicos with her family during high school. She quickly fell into an exciting, comfortable rhythm, even meeting a “local guy,” who has since become her husband and the father of her 3-year old son, Joshua. Provo is now the place she calls home, as she has two large families, in-laws, aunts and uncles on the island. Grace Bay is also where her hospitality career took off and has since excelled. Prior to joining our team at The Somerset three years ago, Stevonya worked in many Front of House roles at other Grace Bay hotels. Bringing Visions to Life Stevonya…

Grace Bay Beach Activities, Resort news

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. Additionally, Travel Agent Central included our pools in its March Madness competition, where travelers can vote and help determine the world’s best pool. (Vote here.) Below are the top reasons you’re sure to love our pools: 1. Location, Location, Location Our resort’s centrally located pool area is divided into 3 sections: a reverse-current lap pool, kids zone and zero-edge infinity pool. LunaSea Pool Bar & Grille is also conveniently set between the pools, allowing easy access to lunch or afternoon drinks. The beachfront setting offers an exquisite backdrop for you to dine at the water’s edge, lounge poolside or jump right in! 2. Fitness Fun…

Dining, Recipe

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. Caicos Blue Cocktail Recipe Sip in the sweet taste of paradise while you soak up the Grace Bay sunshine, or enjoy this tropical delight from the convenience of home with our cocktail recipe: Ingredients ½ Shot Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum ½ Shot Kacni Coconut Liqueur ½ Shot Blue Curacao 8 oz Coconut Water Splash of Lime Juice Splash of Simple Syrup Cherry, Pineapple Slice & Orange Wedge (for garnish) Directions Combine all ingredients and shake well. Pour over ice and garnish with a cherry and pineapple slice and orange wedge. Cheers! Save