Awards & recognition

A 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel in the first annual hotel awards by Family Vacation Critic. The family review site features more than 3,500 recommended family-friendly hotels, hand-selected by editors. Of the 3,500, only the top 12% were recognized for “going above and beyond in delivering a true family-friendly vacation experience.” To qualify for the awards, 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 and be recognized among six Turks and Caicos resorts. Thank you to all of our guests who have reviewed and recommended us. We truly appreciate your support. If your family has yet to experience The Somerset, Family Vacation Critic suggests you will love our complimentary Caicos Kids Club, condo-style…

Recipe

Recipe: Somerset Cantaloupe Cocktail

The Somerset on Grace Bay’s signature Cantaloupe Cocktail is a luscious, original recipe relying primarily on Turks & Caicos Island-produced ingredients, particularly delicious local rums and homegrown cantaloupe, a melon whose juice is rarely used in the making of mixed drinks. Ingredients 2 oz. 70 proof Bambarra Coconut Rum 70 (“The Spirit of Turks & Caicos”) 1 oz. 80 proof Bambarra Black Rum 4 oz. Cantaloupe juice (likely not found in stores – purchase whole and puree/juice) 1 oz. Cranberry juice 1 oz. Pineapple juice 1 Mint sprig Directions In a highball or double old fashioned glass, crush the mint sprig. Pour in the Bambarra Coconut Rum and juices. Fill glass with ice and stir. Top off with the Bambarra Black Rum. Garnish with Cantaloupe wedge and mint leaf (cantaloupe colored umbrella optional!). Welcome to paradise! Note: if substituting another brand of coconut rum for Bambarra (which is not widely available…

Events

Restoration Weekend in Turks and Caicos

This September 25 through 28, The Somerset on Grace Bay will be the resort host of the 7th annual Restoration Weekend. The 4-day, 3-night luxury weekend is for the “serenity, reconnection, and personal revival for women who need to ‘restore’ themselves from the many hats they wear as busy wives, mothers, caregivers and career women.” The weekend is designed to “educate, empower and restore women as dynamic influences in our society.” Rediscover your center in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Events Intimate workshop and storytelling with Grammy nominated R&B singer, Kelly Price Morning meditation on the beach herStory™ sessions on nutrition, spirituality, physical maintenance, psychology, finances and business Restoring Hope™ service project on Providenciales Masquerade Ball on Saturday, September 27 Photo shoot and closing brunch at Fire and Ice Restaurant on Sunday, September 28 with performance by Kelly Price Speakers Tukwini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, Mandela Family Winery. “Restoring the…