10 Years of Treasured Times

The Somerset Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Somerset on Grace Bay marked its 10th Anniversary with a well-attended Beach Party BBQ on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Guests were treated to the usual spectacular Providenciales sunset as tropical rum punches were passed about. Executive Chef Brad Townsend and his highly regarded Pavilion restaurant team prepared a succulent beach dinner that included a wide variety of freshly caught local seafood. The crowd was entertained by local musicians, including our talented Managing Director Urmas Karner. Of course, “DJ Snoopi” (known during the day as Bellman Winston Bent) spun tunes into the night, and the dance floor filled up accordingly. There was even a visit from the island’s premier fire eater (who gave a very ‘hot’ performance!) and Chinese Wish Lanterns were sent aloft over Grace Bay. On behalf of The Somerset on Grace Bay, we appreciate our cherished guests and dedicated staff. Many staff members have been working at…

10 Years of Treasured Times

November Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

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 Lisa Groves-Lecce who is the November winner in our Treasured Times Contest. Lisa’s Treasured Time “The evening we arrived was breathtaking, and our girls were beyond thrilled to be poolside and bounding along your gorgeous beach at sunset. It was here that we treasured simple things the most, like helping our girls hunt for seashells or taking in the ‘perfect 10’ view from our terrace. We had a spectacular week, relaxing and enjoying our family. At The Somerset, people greeted us like friendly neighbors from back home. Our last night was the famous beach BBQ and the girls couldn’t contain their…

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…

10 Years of Treasured Times

August 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 for 2. Congratulations to David Berkowitz who is the August winner in our Treasured Times Contest. David’s Treasured Time “My wife Cara and I had never been to Turks & Caicos before we stepped foot there for our wedding weekend. We knew, however, that The Somerset would be the perfect spot to celebrate and bring 100 of our closest family members and friends. The wedding itself was picture perfect, and impeccably planned, from the flow of the event to every flower and utensil there. Beyond that, The Somerset was our base for the days before and after where we invited our guests to spend time with us in a more relaxed setting and enjoy the beautiful pools and the outstanding food….

10 Years of Treasured Times

10 Reasons The Somerset is a “Perfect 10”

To celebrate 10 Years of Treasured Times at The Somerset, we’re giving you 10 reasons why The Somerset is a “perfect 10.” 1. Location on the World’s Best Beach With its clear, calm turquoise waters and soft, sugary sand, Grace Bay is the World’s No. 1 Beach (TripAdvisor). Whether you hope to try your hand at paddleboarding or simply sunbathe, Grace Bay can accommodate your every desire. 2. Fun Options for the Entire Family Recognized as a Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel, The Somerset is truly a family’s paradise. We offer daily complimentary kids club services with a certified instructor, giving children a chance to mingle and offering parents some alone time. For fun as an entire family, enjoy our complimentary kayak rentals, family sand castle competitions or venture out to the world’s only conch farm. No matter what activities your family chooses, The Somerset sets the scene for you to enjoy…

10 Years of Treasured Times

July 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 for 2. Congratulations to Elyse Levandowski who is the July winner in our Treasured Times Contest. Elyse’s Treasured Time Elyse’s family lives throughout the East Coast, and it generally takes a lot of planning to get the entire group together. Now that all of the siblings are working, married and “grown up,” they don’t get together as often as they previously have. To encourage more togetherness, they decided that as each of them turned 30 years old, he or she would pick a vacation destination and invite the entire family to join. Elyse’s sister was the first to turn the big 3-0. Since most of the group had not visited a tropical location before, Grace Bay seemed like the perfect fit and they…

10 Years of Treasured Times

June 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 for 2. Congratulations to Kathleen Preisner who is our June winner of the Treasured Times Contest. Kathleen’s Somerset Story “My sister got married at The Somerset, so my whole crew made our way to the island. Vacationing with 3 kids never felt like a true vacation until we found The Somerset.  The minute we arrived, Warren, who’s THE MAN, was there to greet us with a much-needed rum punch. Our spacious and beautiful suite, stocked with everything you could imagine, was a dream. We spent our days relaxing as a family between the kid-friendly pool and the gorgeous Grace Bay.  I looked at other family-friendly resorts while on the island and would pick nowhere other than The Somerset. The Somerset…

10 Years of Treasured Times

May 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 for 2. Congratulations to The Carey Family who are our May winners of the Treasured Times Contest. Their story We welcomed this wonderful family of six to The Somerset in August 2015 after the youngest of the Carey daughters, Grace and Taylor, “discovered” TCI had a Grace Bay and a Taylor Bay. They convinced their family to vacation here, and the rest is history! “Little did I know that I would be thanking my sisters for years to come for discovering such a wonderful vacation spot.” – Madison (oldest sister) The Careys took advantage of our watersport offerings and enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding. Much to everyone’s delight, the family even learned how to sail! They also visited old pier…

10 Years of Treasured Times

April Winner: 10 Years of Treasured Times

In 2016, we are celebrating The Somerset on Grace Bay‘s 10th anniversary and asking guests to share their most treasured time or treasured times they hope to have. Each month we will be giving away a free 3-night stay to one lucky winner. Congratulations to Alisa Maurer, who is our April winner of the Treasured Times Contest. Alisa’s Story In 2013, Alisa and her husband were married, and the newlyweds headed to Turks & Caicos for their honeymoon. After arriving on the island, Alisa and her husband were captivated by Grace Bay’s beautiful blue waters and soft white sand. After a fun, playful day of sunshine and romance, the tides began to turn. Alisa was stricken by a virus and was stuck in her room for the remainder of their trip. Committed to his new wife, her husband stayed by her side. Needless to say, the couple had to cancel their plans,…

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…