Turks and Caicos Activities

Top Bike Destinations in Grace Bay

At The Somerset, we offer complimentary bike rentals for our guests. Use the bikes during the day to explore Grace Bay or to simply stay active. Our concierge shares the top 3 places to visit by bike during your stay at The Somerset! 1. Graceway Gourmet Grocery Store While we offer pre-arrival grocery shopping, if you need to make a trip to the grocery store during your stay, this upscale market offers an alternative for fine, natural and organic foods. You’ll find delicious ready-to-go meals, fine wines and a Java Bar, making it a fun destination for a mid-morning meal or afternoon snack. (Located approx 1.1 miles from The Somerset) Photo courtesy of GraceWay Gourmet “My family of 6 loved every aspect of the resort, and we biked to the nearby shops with the kids on the rare occasions that we could pull them off the beach!” – Anil Malladi,…

10 Years of Treasured Times

September 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 and future guests to share what treasured times they would create with a visit to Turks & Caicos. Each month, we will be giving away a free 3-night stay for 2. Congratulations to Michael McLachlan who is the September winner in our Treasured Times Contest. Michael’s Story Michael McLachlan and his wife have a passion for travel and take great pleasure in exploring the world. Some of their favorite trips have been to Italy, Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii and their annual ski vacation. Michael says many of their most treasured memories come from the places they have visited abroad. As a Toronto resident, Michael hopes to escape the treacherous winter months with a visit to our tropical destination. He envisions setting foot on our glorious white sand beaches, basking poolside and letting…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Managing Director Urmas Catches 700lb Marlin

August 28 started as another typical sun-drenched Sunday morning in Providenciales for Managing Director Urmas Kärner and his daughter Aleksa, but ended with treasured times that will go down in Grace Bay history. Catch of the Day The father-daughter duo set off on the charter fishing vessel named “No Worries,” an appropriate name for their day of carefree Grace Bay fun. After two hours of trolling in the deep blue waters, Urmas and Aleksa each had landed a tuna (pictured right). This later made for a memorable evening meal at Pavilion, where our resort’s Executive Chef Brad Townsend prepared their fresh fish to perfection. The One that Got Away After a lull in the action, Urmas announced he was donning his “lucky hat.” Just a few minutes later, he hooked into a fish that required three men to take turns in the fighting chair and struggle with the enormous sea creature….

Grace Bay beach

Jo Jo, Grace Bay’s Friendly Dolphin

Turks & Caicos is home to one of the world’s most famous dolphins, and many guests at The Somerset make it their mission to spot our friendly aquatic resident, Jo Jo. This Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin has been swimming the seas of Grace Bay since 1980s and is known for his personable demeanor. From splashing, swimming or jumping, Jo Jo loves showing off in his natural habitat. While this marine mammal loves to make an exhibition, it must be remembered he is still a wild animal and cannot be touched. The Turks & Caicos government places a strong focus on preserving our islands’ marine life, and Jo Jo is a symbol of this. Photo courtesy of Stuart Lockyer Did you encounter Jo Jo during your stay? Share your story in a comment below! Save

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2nd Annual Sundowner Music Festival & Songwriter Workshop

Now calling music lovers to the stage! Sunshine and sessions are on the set list at The Somerset on Grace Bay for the Sundowner Music Festival. After a successful inaugural event, the music festival and songwriter workshop is once again bringing together ultra-talented island musicians with international performers, professional producers and songwriters who’ve worked with some of music’s megastars including Sting, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and Dierks Bentley. Set for October 20 – 23, the festival features workshops, island performances, a grand finale concert and a Cruise & Beach Jam. This year’s lineup Wyatt Easterling, Nashville multi-platinum producer and chart-topping songwriter Phil Madeira, Grammy-winning songwriter & producer Naked Blue, Returning Pop/Rock duo Lacy Jade, Country artist Enjoy a special Sundowner Music Festival accommodation rate of 20% off 3 nights or more from October 14-30, 2016. Guests at The Somerset can easily add on a Sundowner Music Festival ticket…