Awards & recognition

Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide 2016

For the second year in a row, The Somerset on Grace Bay is honored to be a Recommended Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide, the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide since 1958. The insightful recommendations within the prestigious 2016 Star Ratings list helps travelers choose the best experience among the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. In order to achieve such esteemed recognition, The Somerset was anonymously evaluated by a team of professional inspectors and met more than 500 stringent hospitality standards. “These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. With Forbes Travel Guide’s Five Star ratings as your guide, excellence in travel is what you’ll get. “Being recognized by the trustworthy, quality-driven Forbes Travel…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Fifth Annual “Sea”ster Hunt

While everyone has their own unique Easter traditions, nothing beats an Easter Egg Hunt. This year at The Somerset, we’re continuing to put a tropical twist on a classic event for the fifth annual “Sea”ster Hunt. The week leading up to the big event, youngsters can put their creativity and artistic skills to work, as they decorate egg-shaped rocks with the Caicos Kids Club. 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 to see who can retrieve the most “eggs”. The winning family with the most rocks will have their names engraved on The Somerset’s “Conch Shell Award,” and the permanent trophy remains on display in our resort’s reception area. The Ellison family has won the title for three years in a row, but this year, it’s…


The Somerset Sunset Rum Punch

Upon arrival at The Somerset, guests are greeted with a sweet taste of paradise. A cool glass of The Somerset Sunset Rum Punch provides a refreshing welcome and a small preview of the relaxing vacation that awaits. Now, as you reminisce on your treasured times in Turks & Caicos, you can create our signature cocktail from the convenience of your home, with our recipe below. The Somerset Sunset Rum Punch Recipe Ingredients 2oz. 70 proof Bambarra Coconut Rum (“The Spirit of Turks & Caicos”) 1 oz. 80 proof Bamabarra Black Rum 1oz.  Cranberry Juice 1 oz.  Orange Juice 3 oz. Pineapple Juice Splash of Grenadine Directions Fill a highball or double old fashioned glass with ice.  Pour in the coconut rum, juices and a splash of grenadine, and mix well.  Top off with a “floater” of dark rum.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry, pineapple slice and orange wedge. Cheers!

10 Years of Treasured Times

March Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking past guests to share their most treasured time. Each month we will be giving away a free 3-night stay to one lucky winner. Congratulations to Kristen St. Pierre, who is our March winner of the Treasured Times Contest. Kristen’s Treasured Time Kristen’s family of five traveled to Turks & Caicos for the first time last July. With a son who had just graduated from high school and a daughter recovering from ACL knee surgery, the St. Pierre’s were ready to celebrate the success of these landmark events. Their visit represents a special time of family togetherness on an island vacation they’d never forget. “The trip far exceeded our expectations for the most relaxing vacation we had ever taken.” Their stay began as our bellman Winston delivered luggage and groceries to their villa with his famous warm welcome. He…