Events

Sundowner Music Festival

Singer, multi-platinum songwriter, guitarist and recording industry executive Wyatt Easterling made his debut on the islands for The Somerset’s “Country Western Experience” in April. After a successful weekend of country jams and leaving the crowd wanting more, we are pleased to announce the Nashville star is returning to The Somerset for Turks and Caicos’ first-ever artist development and musical festival, November 4-7. International artists and local musicians will collaborate for the inaugural Sundowner Music Festival. Below are some of the festival’s highlights. Thursday, November 5: Jam Cruise Set sail with Talbot’s Adventures on the beautiful turquoise waters surrounding the Turks and Caicos Islands. Friday, November 6: Songwriting & Performance Workshop Learn how to write AND deliver a great song with successful music industry talents, including Wyatt Easterling. Saturday, November 7: Grand Finale Concert Dance the night away at the grand finale concert, while enjoying performances from Wyatt Easterling, Naked Blue, David Bowen and…

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Taste of Tapas – Pavilion at The Somerset

The Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association recently held an outdoor tapas and cocktails fundraiser in support of the Association’s Culinary Camp, which prepares Turks and Caicos youth for a career in hospitality. More than 150 participants were sunset serenaded by local musicians as they savored food prepared by several of the country’s best restaurants. Pavilion at The Somerset Pictured here are the team from Pavilion at The Somerset, whose savory delicacies proved a crowd favorite. The Somerset Specialty The delicious Goat Kofta with Peach Raita was a favorite of the night. Thank you to all of the attendees! Photos courtesy Turks & Caicos Magazine.  

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Belmont Stakes Viewing at The Somerset

The race is on! Tomorrow afternoon, guests of The Somerset on Grace Bay are invited to Pavilion Restaurant to view the 147th running of American horse racing’s final Triple Crown event, the Belmont Stakes. Belmont Stakes Who is the favorite? American Pharoah has won the first two legs of the Triple Crown. He is an odds on favorite to win, but favorites rarely succeed at the Belmont. It will be fun to see if this colt can make racing history. Let’s cheer him on! What do you need to know? Belmont race track is located in the suburbs of New York City. The 1 ½ mile track renders this the longest and most grueling of the three Triple Crown races (the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness being the other two). Where should you watch the big race? Pearl Bar at Pavilion. Our superb restaurant team will be providing munchies and an exclusive race day Happy Hour…

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Country Music Workshop and Concert

Last weekend, The Somerset on Grace Bay hosted singer, multi-platinum songwriter, guitarist and recording industry executive Wyatt Easterling. Bringing his unique brand of country to the Caribbean, Mr. Easterling spent two days conducting seminars about the craft of songwriting and musicianship to resort guests and invited artists. Jam Session This included a fantastic Thursday afternoon “jam session” in the zen garden of The Somerset’s Pavilion restaurant. Wyatt, alongside popular local chanteuse Sally Greenwood, led guests through the afternoon with improvised beats and chord progressions. Of course, Wyatt also shared many captivating stories of his career in the music business. One such story was discovering and signing Keith Urban. Through the course of the next two days of happy hours and songwriting sessions, everyone became enthralled with stories of his collaborations with Tim McGraw and numerous other country western stars.            Caribbean Country Music Concert The Somerset’s  “Country Western Experience” culminated…

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Restoration Weekend in Turks and Caicos

This September 25 through 28, The Somerset on Grace Bay will be the resort host of the 7th annual Restoration Weekend. The 4-day, 3-night luxury weekend is for the “serenity, reconnection, and personal revival for women who need to ‘restore’ themselves from the many hats they wear as busy wives, mothers, caregivers and career women.” The weekend is designed to “educate, empower and restore women as dynamic influences in our society.” Rediscover your center in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Events Intimate workshop and storytelling with Grammy nominated R&B singer, Kelly Price Morning meditation on the beach herStory™ sessions on nutrition, spirituality, physical maintenance, psychology, finances and business Restoring Hope™ service project on Providenciales Masquerade Ball on Saturday, September 27 Photo shoot and closing brunch at Fire and Ice Restaurant on Sunday, September 28 with performance by Kelly Price Speakers Tukwini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, Mandela Family Winery. “Restoring the…

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2014 Caribbean Food & Wine Festival

The annual culinary extravaganza, the Caribbean Food and Wine Festival, returns to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos November 6 through 8, 2014. Food and wine lovers, save these dates! This is a weekend-long celebration you will not want to miss. Caribbean Food and Wine Festival The 2014 festival will highlight exquisite wines and innovative menus. The fourth annual festival will welcome talented chefs from around the world including David Lefevre, Hans Peter Haider and former “Top Chef” contestant, Leah Cohen. Also in attendance will be Provo’s finest chefs and renowned wine makers to create a memorable event focused on the local food and flavors of the island. Foodies will enjoy a welcome dinner, gourmet safari, food and wine pairing, island street food fair and more. For a complete schedule of events, click here. Pair this spectacular event with one of our fall specials for a perfect vacation. The Concierge at The…

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Fourth of July Pool BBQ

Join us as we celebrate the Fourth of July with a family-style picnic BBQ by the pool. This Friday, July 4 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., dance to the tunes of a live band, The Island Boys, and enjoy delicious grilled picnic food with family and friends. The Fourth of July BBQ is only $35 per person, excluding tax and service charge. Cold: Potato salad Tossed salad Pasta salad Caesar salad Peel-and-eat shrimp Hot: French fries Grilled veggies Off the grill: Hot dogs Hamburgers BBQ Spare ribs Grilled chicken Dessert: Apple pie Key lime pie Brownies Cookies

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The 3rd Annual “Sea”ster Hunt Winner is …

On Your Mark This year marked the third annual “Sea”ster Hunt at The Somerset on Grace Bay. To prepare for the holiday event, younger guests of our Caicos Kids Club spent the week prior painting egg-shaped ocean rocks to design the “Easter eggs” used for the hunt. Get Set Also preparing for the big day were repeat resort guests and two-time “Sea”ster Hunt winners, the Ellison’s. Since the inaugural “Sea”ster Hunt event in 2012, the Ellison family has returned to The Somerset from their home in New York with hopes to re-claim the winning title. Go! On the morning of the event, the colorful eggs were hurled into the turquoise waters of Grace Bay and followed by eager resort participants hoping to retrieve the most eggs. There were nine families who traveled to The Somerset for the Easter holiday, the biggest “Sea”ster Hunt turnout yet!   And the winner is…

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Book Retreat with Author Lee Woodruff

Join New York Times Bestselling Author Lee Woodruff at a two-day book retreat in Turks and Caicos from May 12 – 13, 2014. Lee will lead you through personal discussions about writing her most recent book, “Those We Love Most*,” as well as other literary topics. Book Now For only $299 per person, this book retreat includes: Meet & greet cocktail reception with Lee Woodruff Dinner with the author on Monday evening Two discussion sessions with the author Beach BBQ party on Tuesday evening Daily Continental breakfast Taxes and gratuities *It is requested that all those attending the retreat have read “Those We Love Most.” If you have read any of Lee’s other works, she may speak on those as well. Accommodations We encourage you to come early or stay late to enjoy some peaceful reading on the world-famous Grace Bay beach, or explore all that Turks and Caicos has…

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Fall Yoga Retreat at The Somerset on Grace Bay

Before the hustle and bustle of the 2013 holiday season, guests of  The Somerset on Grace Bay joined JUNA Yoga Founder and expert Nadia Bonenfant for three days of intensive yoga on beautiful Turks and Caicos. Let this video inspire your health and fitness resolutions for the New Year. Interested in experiencing the many benefits of the practice? We offer weekly sunset yoga on our beach Wednesdays at 4:00p.m. with yoga instructor Kim Mortimer.  If you are seeking a longer period of relaxation and restoration, join us in May for a Luxury Turks & Caicos Yoga Retreat with licensed instructor Christina Wypijewska. All fitness levels are welcome.