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The Potcake Place

Travel + Leisure says our tropical island filled with puppies is pretty much heaven, and we agree! Since there isn’t an animal shelter in Turks and Caicos, we are very fortunate Providenciales is home to The Potcake Place — a non-profit organization with a mission of reducing the number of homeless potcakes. Potcake is the name given to the dogs of the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos, and these smart, loyal and loving dogs usually grow to about 45 lbs. Photo courtesy Karen Cuthbert Larocque At The Potcake Place, there are many rescued dogs ready to be played with, walked, and even adopted. The organization helps the pups get healthy, but relies on the help of island visitors, locals and volunteers to offer companionship and socialization! The Potcake Place is only a bike ride away from The Somerset, and many of our guests say playing with the pups is highlight…

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Unleashing Your Creative Muse

January Writers’ Retreat Amazon bestseller Traci Medford-Rosow and global publisher, literary agent, publicist, and fellow Amazon best-selling author Laura Ponticello will lead a transformational writer’s retreat here at The Somerset to help aspiring authors and established authors awaken their creative muse. Being held January 15 – 16, 2017, the theme is “A New Year, A New You, Dream Big” and what better place to reach for the stars than along the inspiring setting of Grace Bay beach, TripAdvisor’s 2016 No. 1 Beach in the World. Learn the literary road traveled to become a best-selling author, connect with other writers and empower one another in the spirit of transformation and creativity. Traci and Laura will help writers invest in their literary goals through a series of in-depth workshops. Attendees will learn from beneficial sessions on how to translate their passions to paper, bring their work to the next level and even…

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October 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 Stuart Lockyer who is the October winner in our Treasured Times Contest. Stuart’s Treasured Time Stuart is a longtime guest of The Somerset and has been stayed at our resort with his brother David and family five times since we opened in 2006. This August, he had a very special occasion to celebrate: his mother, Cilla’s, 70th birthday. “As returning guests, expectations were high and yet again, you managed to exceed them.” During previous stays, the Lockyer family especially enjoyed a private boat charter, though sightings of Jo Jo the Dolphin occasionally came up short. This time, Jo…