Grace Bay Beach Activities, Turks and Caicos Activities

Snorkeling + Scuba = SNUBA

Take your undersea adventures to the next level with SNUBA —  a cross between snorkeling and scuba. Like with scuba, the swimmer will use fins, a diving mask and weights. To breathe, you will use regulator while an air supply floats on a comforting support raft at the surface. This unique water sport is essentially an introduction to diving and will allow you to explore a three-dimensional world like never before! No Experience Needed Even if you have never snorkeled or have only the most basic swimming skills, you can participate in SNUBA! In addition, this activity is customizable based on your individual comfort level. You can swim at any depth – surface, 2 feet, 10 feet or even 20 feet! Anyone 8 years old and older is eligible to enjoy this excursion. Join the Fun We hope you will try out SNUBA on your next visit to Providenciales to…

Resort news

The Somerset Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Somerset on Grace Bay is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as this disease is close to the hearts of many of our staff, guests and loved ones. Our Participation We’ll be helping raise awareness all October long. Here’s how: 5% of all room revenue will be donated to the National Cancer Society of the Turks & Caicos Islands Pink Pilates class held every Saturday morning throughout October. Free to all attendees wearing pink! Enjoy specialty pink desserts and pink drinks featured at Pavilion Discounted pink merchandise at The Somerset Boutique Join us this October to participate and help us give back to the National Cancer Society of Turks & Caicos. We look forward to welcoming you this fall! Save

Events, Holidays, Turks and Caicos family vacations

Fourth of July Fun at The Somerset

Happy Independence Day from your friends at The Somerset on Grace Bay! At The Somerset, we celebrated this American holiday in style as guests relaxed on the beach, lounged by the pool or participated in our Fourth of July Fair! Caicos Kids Club hosted its family-friendly event on the croquet lawn, and kids and parents gathered for games, activities and celebration. Everyone enjoyed sweet treats, including snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy! The group was abuzz with excitement as guests and staff competed in a pie-eating contest, but energy was at an all-time high as the kids played in the inflatable bounce house. Overall, it was a wonderful day of celebration and we appreciate everyone who spent the day with us. From our family to yours, we hope you had a day filled with many treasured times!

Staff

The Somerset Welcomes Kevin Reeder

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Kevin Reeder, The Somerset’s new General Manager. Kevin is a life-long hospitality professional by both education and career. He earned both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and has worked in the industry for 24 years. Kevin brings executive management experience in resort, special events, salon, spa and winery operations. “I’m privileged to be joining the outstanding team of The Somerset on Grace Bay and to becoming a part of the warm, welcoming Turks & Caicos community,” said Kevin. Kevin has a long history of serving on boards that are close to his heart including his current work with Finger Lakes United Cerebral Palsy and Happiness House. He is also the chair of the professional development committee of the Hotel School Graduate Students Organization for Cornell University. Kevin looks forward to being an active contributor…

Awards & recognition

Family Vacation Critic Favorite

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel for the fourth year in a row by Family Vacation Critic. Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, features family-tested, family approved hotels from around the world to help families find the perfect destination for everyone- from tots to teens! Family Vacation Critic even rates surrounding attractions and restaurants in Turks and Caicos to better help you plan your vacation. “These winners represent hotels that truly excel as family-friendly properties,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. To qualify for the award, hotels must have been recommended by at least 75% of families. In addition, they must have received a rating of 4+ from both the editorial staff and families. We are delighted to have made the “favorite” list for the fourth year in a row and be recognized among six Turks and Caicos resorts. Treasure hunts, sandcastle competitions…

Dining, Events

Island Fish Fry

Bight Park is the place to be on Thursday night for island visitors and local residents alike, as food vendors, entertainers and cultural acts come together for the Island Fish Fry. This event is truly the culmination of “all things TCI.” Be sure to try our nation’s signature dish – the conch! The Conch Salad from the vendor “Froggies” comes highly recommended by many guests. The highlight of the Fish Fry occurs after the sun sets, with a performance by the local Junkanoo with colorful costumes, plumed feathers and lively music. Cultural acts are interspersed throughout the evening, including performances by dancers from the Edward Garland Youth Centre – the local organization that The Somerset supports. Our island “Henry the Conch” also makes an appearance at this lively event, providing a great photo opp for guests of all ages. Visit the Island Fish Fry This event occurs every Thursday from…