Awards & recognition

The Somerset Earns Prestigious 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Ranking

Exciting news! The Somerset once again earned the coveted Four-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide. This year, the trusted source of travelers celebrates its 60th anniversary of the Star Awards. The esteemed travel source provides luxury travel ratings globally so that guests can make informed decisions when planning their vacations at the world’s finest properties. Our General Manager Kevin Reeder and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Elizabeth Johnston were presented with the plaque at Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit in Beverly Hills, California on February 27 and 28. Industry stars, luxury brand professionals and Hollywood celebrities honored hospitality’s best hotels, restaurants and spas from 50 countries worldwide. “This is a tremendous testimony to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic staff.” — Kevin Reeder We are truly honored to be among the 2018 Star Rating recipients, and appreciate your ongoing support!

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Grace Bay Once Again Named World’s No. 1 Beach

With soft sparkling sand and crystal clear waters, beautiful Grace Bay Beach just received top recognition. TripAdvisor once again named Grace Bay as the No. 1 Beach in the World. This award recognizes the very best in travel, based on the unbiased reviews from TripAdvisor users. This pristine Turks & Caicos beach is located on the north shore of Providenciales, where you’ll find many things to see and do. Whether you’re seeking family fun or a romantic getaway, picturesque Grace Bay offers the opportunity to enjoy the greatest gift of all — treasured time together. And, despite Grace Bay’s international acclaim, it always feels like an uncrowded paradise. We look forward to welcoming you soon to experience this tranquil setting on the World’s No. 1 Beach!

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USA TODAY Recognizes Grace Bay among Top 10 Caribbean Beaches

Great news! Grace Bay has been named among the Top 10 Caribbean Beaches in USA TODAY 10Best annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The popular media outlet enlisted a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorite beaches. Then, throughout the past month, travelers cast daily ballots for their own favorites. We appreciate your votes and ongoing support! With 12 miles of soft, sandy beach and calm, coastal blue waters, there are many reasons to love Grace Bay. Whether making new memories on a return visit or experiencing the destination’s splendor for the first time, we look forward to sharing the joys of Grace Bay Beach with you soon.

Awards & recognition, Turks and Caicos family vacations

A Top Caribbean Hotel for Families

Great news! The Somerset on Grace Bay has once again been named one of The Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. These awards recognize the best in travel, based on the millions of reviews from TripAdvisor users. Now in its 16th year, the hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value. photo: Paradise Photography The Somerset offers a tranquil setting where the young, and the young at heart, can create treasured times. Our resort is known for its ability to accommodate families and was previously named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite and one of the World’s Best Hotels for Families by Travel + Leisure.  Thank you to our guests for sharing your vacation experiences with other travelers. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones soon to our Top Caribbean Resort for Families!

Awards & recognition

Family Vacation Critic Favorite

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel for the fourth year in a row by Family Vacation Critic. Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, features family-tested, family approved hotels from around the world to help families find the perfect destination for everyone- from tots to teens! Family Vacation Critic even rates surrounding attractions and restaurants in Turks and Caicos to better help you plan your vacation. “These winners represent hotels that truly excel as family-friendly properties,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. To qualify for the award, 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 for the fourth year in a row and be recognized among six Turks and Caicos resorts. Treasure hunts, sandcastle competitions…

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Managing Director Urmas Kärner named TCI Hotelier of the Year

We have exciting news to share! The Turks & Caicos Hotel Association (TCHA) has just recognized our managing director Urmas Kärner as the TCI Hotelier of the Year. The Turks & Caicos Hotel Association (TCHA) held its 9th annual Star Awards ceremony this February, recognizing the best of the best in the Turks & Caicos hospitality sector. This highly anticipated ceremony is affectionately known as the islands’ Grammy awards of the industry. Guests dress in elegant attire and enter the event on a red carpet. This year, a record-breaking 147 Star Awards candidates were nominated for more than ten categories. With a passion for true hospitality, Urmas has previously been recognized as a 1to1 Media Customer Champion and continues to maintain genuine interest and care toward his staff, guests and island partners. It is not a job to be customer-centric. It is his lifestyle. Congratulations again to Urmas, and thank…