Good Friday, March 29, 2013, on beautiful Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos, dawned partly cloudy, but soon gave way to the brilliant sunshine for which the islands are renowned. Many were visiting us in the Turks and Caicos on family vacations from cooler climes such as North Carolina and New England gathered seaside for the 2nd Annual Somerset “Sea”ster Hunt. Earlier in the week, the children had painted “Easter Eggs” (ocean rocks) with Kaye Ann, Director of The Somerset’s Caicos Kids Club. On the morning of the hunt, the beautifully decorated rocks were hurled into the ocean by the youngsters. Then, with the help of snorkel-clad Dads (and a few Moms), the children made their way into the waters of Grace Bay to retrieve as many “eggs” as they could gather.
Easter is just around the corner and so is our Sea’ster Hunt! Last year’s Sea’ster Hunt was such a success and loved by guests that we’re making it an annual tradition. The winning family will receive a family portrait to commemorate the trip and have their names forever engraved on The Somerset’s “Conch Shell Award.”This new “egg hunt” tradition is fun for the whole family. During the week leading up to Easter, children of all ages are invited to paint the Sea’ster “eggs” (egg-shaped rocks). On Good Friday, March 29, 2013, the decorated “eggs” will be “hidden” in the turquoise waters of Grace Bay. Families will work together, snorkeling and swimming in the sea, to gather as many painted “eggs” as possible. Last year’s winners, Dan Henry and Ruby Ellison will be returning try their luck to re-claim the coveted trophy. Good luck to everyone!