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Turks and Caicos SCUBA Diving

On the surface, Grace Bay is the epitome of picture-perfect turquoise waters, but venture underneath the waves and you will be transported into another realm of ocean beauty. Scuba diving is widely popular throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands for its flourishing coral reefs and vast sea walls. Should you choose to live adventurously on your next trip, The Somerset can arrange the perfect Turks and Caicos scuba operator to take you on a unique underwater exploration. What you will see Grace Bay is protected by a long barrier reef that is home to a wide array of sea creatures. Groupers, barracuda, and reef sharks swim among some of the ocean’s most colorful fish and coral reefs. One of the biggest draws to Grace Bay are the sea turtles, which every diver enjoys seeing. Due to the bay’s range of depths, you can pick your dive site to feel comfortable…

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NEW: Mermaid Makeover & Shark Experience

This summer, The Somerset is taking treasured times to the next level with our newest offering: the Mermaid Makeover & Shark Experience. Mermaid Makeover The makeover experience begins at the spa. First, you’ll be fitted for your tail and matching bikini or tankini top. Then, our spa specialists will apply your shimmering makeup for the full transformation! Next, mermaids can head out to the beach or pool to test out their new tail. They’ll love the added challenge of this mono fin. Shark Experience Meanwhile, the sharks will receive ferocious face paint at the spa, along with a shark fin, swim shirt and board shorts. With these experiences, the swim-friendly items are yours to keep, so you can make a splash throughout your entire vacation. Kids can also borrow our colorful jewelry for a bold prop to show off their new look! Moms and dads, pack your cameras and charge your phones….

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Bonefishing in Turks & Caicos

Sunshine-filled activities abound on Grace Bay, and there is one unique Providenciales experience you cannot miss. Bonefishing, considered the ultimate fly fishing, proves an exciting excursion for adventurers, families, and sightseers of all skill levels. What is bonefishing? Fly fishing for bonefish is a popular sport in South Florida, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. This activity is considered a challenge since these wily bonefish swim at speeds up to 25 mph and make for an exhilarating time as you reel them in. Wade in shallow waters or reel them in from the boat. Since bonefishing is mostly done for sport, these fighting fish are usually thrown back. Provo’s bonefishing experts The Somerset’s guests love going on fishing outings in the “big fish mecca” of Turks & Caicos with Bonefish Unlimited, which has been based out of Providenciales for more than 35 years. Captain Barr and Captain Will know…

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5 Ways to Achieve your New Year’s Resolution in Grace Bay

Every year offers the opportunities for new beginnings. Below are 5 common resolutions, and how you can achieve them during a Grace Bay vacation! 1. Learn Something New There are plenty of water sports in Turks & Caicos, and many new skills to be acquired! Skip the waves in one of the world’s best kiteboarding destinations, learn to hook your own fresh catch with deep-sea fishing, improve your balance with stand-up paddleboarding or master the art of sailing. 2. Exercise More The Somerset offers many ways to stay fit on vacation with group exercise classes, a fitness center, complimentary kayak rentals and more! For those counting steps, walk or run the beautiful 12-miles of Grace Bay beach, the world’s #2 beach. And, swimmers can take advantage of our resort’s 138-foot lap pool and its reverse-current technology. 3. Volunteer Since there isn’t an animal shelter in Turks and Caicos, we are very…

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Hobie Cats at The Somerset on Grace Bay

Set sail for adventure! At The Somerset on Grace Bay, we offer many amenities, including complimentary water sports! Surrounded by a large coral reef, the waters of Grace Bay are quite calm which make for a perfect, leisurely sail. Our Hobie Cats continue to be a popular choice. Hobie Cat sailing is very easy and you should have no trouble getting started, however our beach staff are happy to give you tips and tricks to make your sailing experience successful. Be sure to apply your sunscreen and bring your waterproof camera or a protective case for your phone. Have you taken out one of our Hobie Cat sailboats? Share your story with us in a comment below! Save

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Snorkeling + Scuba = SNUBA

Take your undersea adventures to the next level with SNUBA —  a cross between snorkeling and scuba. Like with scuba, the swimmer will use fins, a diving mask and weights. To breathe, you will use regulator while an air supply floats on a comforting support raft at the surface. This unique water sport is essentially an introduction to diving and will allow you to explore a three-dimensional world like never before! No Experience Needed Even if you have never snorkeled or have only the most basic swimming skills, you can participate in SNUBA! In addition, this activity is customizable based on your individual comfort level. You can swim at any depth – surface, 2 feet, 10 feet or even 20 feet! Anyone 8 years old and older is eligible to enjoy this excursion. Join the Fun We hope you will try out SNUBA on your next visit to Providenciales to…