Grace Bay Beach Activities

Turks and Caicos activities near the Somerset

If you’re traveling with family, it’s always a good idea to have a list of things to do in order to keep the troops entertained. Here’s a list of 5 Turks and Caicos activities near the Somerset guaranteed to keep the kids happy. 1. Check out a conch farm Meet Sally and Jerry, the resident wild conchs of Provo. Where do they live? Why, on the one and only conch farm in the world, just a hop, skip and a jump down the Leeward Highway from the Somerset. Conchworld specializes in raising Caribbean Queen conchs for export – the shells are prized, and conchs are quite tasty, although Sally and Jerry actually seem to enjoy interacting with their trainers and visitors to the farm. At the farm, watch how conch are raised, handle lustrous conch pearls and even purchase fresh conch for a tasty conch salad. Tour the offshore pasture,…

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Join a “Seaster Hunt” this Easter at our Turks and Caicos resort

Easter traditions vary around the globe, but nothing beats an Easter Egg Hunt. At The Somerset, we’ve put a tropical twist on this fun family event – this year, we are pleased to introduce the start of our annual Great “Sea”ster Hunt. During the week leading up to April 6th, Good Friday and the start of the Easter Weekend, your children are invited to display their artistic talents by painting stones and pebbles from our wonderful beach. Then, on Good Friday at 2:30pm, these brilliantly decorated, designer “eggs” will be scattered into the turquoise waters of Grace Bay and all parents are invited to take part in a snorkeling “Sea”ster Hunt, collecting as many painted rocks as possible. The winning family with the most rocks will have their names engraved on The Somerset’s “Conch Shell Award”, and will also receive a family portrait. But don’t worry – there will be…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Experience Junkanoo at our Turks and Caicos family resort

Our Turks and Caicos family resort provides all sorts of opportunities for making a family vacation with your kids fun. One activity we offer is a Junkanoo bonfire, where the children at the resort entertain the adults. Junkanoo itself is a traditional street parade with music, which occurs in many towns across the Caribbean, notably in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the nearby Bahamas every Boxing Day (December 26), and New Year’s Day, although similar smaller celebrations are held throughout the year. The parades feature goatskin drums, jangling cowbells, raucous, and shak-shak music, but what Junkanoo is most famous for are colorful costumes and wonderful masks. Kids who attend our Junkanoo Bonfire will make their own masks, and will also learn simple dances and songs to entertain their parents. The Somerset offers a complementary Caicos Kids Club program for registered guests with the resort. The program is available for…