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The Somerset Wins Savory Division in 2018 Chocolate Lover’s Competition

February is the month of love, flowers, and most importantly, chocolate! To celebrate everyone’s favorite indulgence, The Somerset participated in Turks & Caicos’ 8th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Competition. The island’s best chefs competed with sweet and savory chocolate-inspired dishes. The Somerset Executive Chef Brad Townsend and Pavilion Pastry Chef Mercedes Fernandez prepared Lobster Stuffed Agnolotti, with a Champagne, white chocolate cream sauce. Their culinary talent and creativity delighted many guests, and The Somerset team took home the gold title for the Savory Division. The event benefited the Salvation Army and its school hot-lunch program. We were honored to support such an important cause, and had a wonderful time participating!

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2017 Turks & Caicos Conch Fest

The 2017 TCI Conch Festival is quickly approaching! The 14th annual event will be held in Blue Hills at Three Queens on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 12 – 7 p.m. This festival celebrates all things conch – our nation’s symbol and top export. photo courtesy of Turks & Caicos Conch Festival Local restaurants will serve conch cuisine in every form imaginable from traditional conch fritters to stew. The hallmark event is the ‘conch-etition’, where the island’s best chefs compete in a conch tasting competition. The dishes are judged by a panel of experts, in addition to attendees. In addition, there will be live music, a dominoes tournament, conch blowing, raffle and more. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Stay at The Somerset for the 2017 TCI Conch Festival Book a last-minute getaway to Turks & Caicos for the Conch Festival and save. Stay at The Somerset for…

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Fourth of July Fun at The Somerset

Happy Independence Day from your friends at The Somerset on Grace Bay! At The Somerset, we celebrated this American holiday in style as guests relaxed on the beach, lounged by the pool or participated in our Fourth of July Fair! Caicos Kids Club hosted its family-friendly event on the croquet lawn, and kids and parents gathered for games, activities and celebration. Everyone enjoyed sweet treats, including snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy! The group was abuzz with excitement as guests and staff competed in a pie-eating contest, but energy was at an all-time high as the kids played in the inflatable bounce house. Overall, it was a wonderful day of celebration and we appreciate everyone who spent the day with us. From our family to yours, we hope you had a day filled with many treasured times!

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Island Fish Fry

Bight Park is the place to be on Thursday night for island visitors and local residents alike, as food vendors, entertainers and cultural acts come together for the Island Fish Fry. This event is truly the culmination of “all things TCI.” Be sure to try our nation’s signature dish – the conch! The Conch Salad from the vendor “Froggies” comes highly recommended by many guests. The highlight of the Fish Fry occurs after the sun sets, with a performance by the local Junkanoo with colorful costumes, plumed feathers and lively music. Cultural acts are interspersed throughout the evening, including performances by dancers from the Edward Garland Youth Centre – the local organization that The Somerset supports. Our island “Henry the Conch” also makes an appearance at this lively event, providing a great photo opp for guests of all ages. Visit the Island Fish Fry This event occurs every Thursday from…

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Sixth Annual “Sea”ster Hunt

With Easter weekend quickly approaching, The Somerset is abuzz with spring spirit. This year, we continue to put a tropical twist on a classic event as we gear up for the 6th annual “sea”ster hunt. Caicos Kids Club Fun The week leading up to the big event, youngsters can put their creativity and artistic skills to work. With Caicos Kids Club, the kiddos will decorate and paint egg-shaped rocks. The Big Event Finally, 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 and snorkel to see who can collect the most “eggs.” The family who retrieves the most eggs will be deemed the winners! Then, they’ll have their name engraved on The Somerset’s “Conch Shell Award,” and the permanent trophy remains on display in our resort’s reception area. This…

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Beaches & Books with Abby Fabiaschi

Abby Fabiaschi, author of I LIKED MY LIFE, will lead fellow book lovers in creative writing sessions at The Somerset, April 10-12. Book lovers will learn how to put passion to paper as they search for inspiration on our beautiful Grace Bay beach. Workshop Schedule Monday, April 10 6 – 7 pm Meet & Greet: Join us for our Monday Manager’s Cocktail Reception, at Pavilion. Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers, while mingling with author, Abby Fabiaschi. Tuesday, April 11 10 – 11:30 am Finding your Inspiration: In this session, learn how to find inspiration, tap into life’s challenging events and weave your unique experiences into fictional work. We’ll explore different themes from motherhood, work-life balance and mourning. 3 – 4:30 pm The Pathway to Publication: From seeking constructive feedback, pitching agents and structuring deals, becoming an author is a challenging process. Abby will provide authentic insight on these essential steps…

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A Caribbean Christmas at The Somerset

This winter, the Polar Vortex has hit the US and Canada like the Polar Express. As a result, many guests escaped their city’s frigid temperatures and headed to Turks & Caicos to enjoy a Caribbean Christmas. Treasured Times were celebrated by guests of all ages, as families traded snowmen for holiday sand sculptures. Santa Claus even traveled all the way from the North Pole to make a special appearance at The Somerset. The jolly man in red helped spread holiday cheer, as he delivered cookies to guests on the beach! From our family to yours, we hope you had a very merry Christmas filled with many treasured times!   Save Save

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The Second Annual Sundowner Festival is a “Hit”

International artists and local musicians gathered this October for the second annual Turks & Caicos Sundowner Music Festival. The 4-day event began as the talented team visited the local community center. The event included a detailed Q&A session, and then the entire group collaborated to write a song! Guests enjoyed many island performances and a Cruise & Beach Jam. We were delighted to welcome back Wyatt Easterling to the festival. This Nashville multi-platinum producer and chart-topping songwriter was a “hit.” Also included in this year’s line up was Grammy-winning songwriter & producer Phil Madeira (pictured below), the returning Pop/Rock duo Naked Blue and Country artist Lacy Jade. Guests enjoyed the lively tunes as they danced the night away. There was a great turnout, and we were honored with an appearance by the Turks & Cacios Premier. The night ended with an encore presentation, as our talented artists performed one final…

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Easter Weekend at The Somerset

There’s much to treasure on a family vacation, but what you’ll treasure most are the times together. We had several families stay with us during the Easter holiday, and The Somerset was abuzz with spring spirit! In addition to the excitement from our water sports and daily happenings, we were thrilled to offer special Easter activities. View some highlights from our family fun below! The Great “Sea”ster Hunt We put our tropical twist on a classic egg hunt for the fifth year in a row! Throughout the week, egg-shaped rocks were painted by the talented children of our Caicos’ Kid Club. On Good Friday, families gathered on the beach for the Great “Sea”ster Hunt. The rocks were scattered throughout the turquoise waters, and families snorkeled to see who could collect the most! And the winner is…the Fallon family from Rumson, NJ! The Fallon’s name will be engraved on this conch…

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Sundowner Music Festival Recap

From November 7-10, 2015, The Somerset hosted the inaugural Sundowner Music Festival. We had a great turnout, and the event brought together ultra-talented island musicians with international performers, professional producers and songwriters who’ve worked with some of music’s megastars including Joe Diffe and Dierks Bentley. Jam Cruise Scott & Jennifer Smith of Naked Blue and Country Music legend Wyatt Easterling kicked off the festival with a Jam Cruise. A spectacular Turks & Caicos sunset, fantastic music and energetic guests set the scene for a truly memorable boat ride. Songwriting Workshop The next day’s highlight was the songwriting and performance workshop. Turks and Caicos guests, artists and locals gathered on the Pavilion veranda to learn from successful music industry talents. Accompanied by their music teacher, students from Clement Howell High School in Provo joined us for the three-hour workshop. The group collaborated to write a song, which the students promised to finish and…