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…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Fitness Classes at The Somerset

After a day of rest and relaxation on Grace Bay Beach, recharge with a workout led by our experienced fitness instructors. Admire the scenic views from the sea, pool deck or estate lawn as you ease your mind, soothe your soul and energize your body. Paddleboard Fitness Our new Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Fitness offering adds a tropical, and challenging, twist to traditional yoga. Led by Kim Mortimer and Marilyn Markus, this class provides a fun and invigorating session. Because you have to increase your core engagement on an unstable platform, SUP Fitness offers a better workout than traditional yoga and also helps refine your technique. Reserve your board today! Beginning June 2016, SUP Yoga will occur Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (seasonally), and classes are capped at six people. A life vest, paddles and board are provided, and participants should be comfortable in the water. Morning Yoga on the Estate Lawn…

Dining

Tuesday Night Beach Party BBQ

The Somerset’s Beach Party BBQ is the place to be on Tuesday nights in Turks & Caicos! From the tropical cocktails, Caribbean cuisine or lively entertainment, this evening offers many opportunities to create treasured times with loved ones. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the rum bar. Mingle with your family, friends and other guests, as you kick off the evening with a colorful cocktail. With the spectacular evening skies, we find it fitting to suggest our signature Somerset Sunset Rum Punch. Our chefs at Pavilion prepare a menu of many Caribbean favorites. They even grill their fresh surf & turf right on the beach! In addition to surf & turf, we offer a variety of delicious cuisine at our beach buffet including pasta dishes, grilled vegetables, dessert and more! After guests finish their meals, they begin to make their way out to the dance floor. You can place…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Fifth Annual “Sea”ster Hunt

While everyone has their own unique Easter traditions, nothing beats an Easter Egg Hunt. This year at The Somerset, we’re continuing to put a tropical twist on a classic event for the fifth annual “Sea”ster Hunt. The week leading up to the big event, youngsters can put their creativity and artistic skills to work, as they decorate egg-shaped rocks with the Caicos Kids Club. 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 to see who can retrieve the most “eggs”. The winning family with the most rocks will have their names engraved on The Somerset’s “Conch Shell Award,” and the permanent trophy remains on display in our resort’s reception area. The Ellison family has won the title for three years in a row, but this year, it’s…

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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…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Explore Paradise on Two Wheels

Explore Providenciales on two wheels with Paradise Scooters. Conveniently located just a few minutes from our beach resort, Paradise Scooters rents scooters, electric hybrid bicycles and even environmentally friendly vehicles. The Vespa scooters are a guest favorite, and one- and two-passenger scooters can be rented to explore the beauty of Provo. Explore the island at your leisure or sign up for a guided, 6-hour Vespa Island Tour to go “off the beaten path ” to experience the unique culture of Turks and Caicos. “Ride with the wind ” and your guide as you visit stunning beaches, savor local cuisine with a complimentary lunch and discover historical treasures along the way. Hop on your scooter at their Grace Bay shop or arrange pick-up and drop-off right here at The Somerset. Guided tours run daily and year-round. Rental reservations can be made in advance online or through our concierge.    

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Providenciales Bonefishing

There are many island activities to immerse oneself in while vacationing to Providenciales. A must-try during your next visit to The Somerset on Grace Bay is bonefishing. Whether you are new to the sport or a well-seasoned expert, the guides at Bonefish Unlimited are experienced in the island’s bonefishery and eager to show you the ropes.  The “premier fly-fishing and light tackle charter” has been based out of Providenciales for 35 years. And, with more than 53 years of combined experience, Bonefish Unlimited’s Captains will guide you through an unforgettable trip in an exciting environment. From bonefish and barracudas to tarpon, sharks and bird sightings, the variety of species you will encounter while scaling the beautiful Turks and Caicos waters is certainly a sight you will not want to miss. For an inside look, stay up to date on the most recent fish happenings and feats by visiting Bonefish Unlimited’s “Bone Collecting…

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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.

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Sunset Yoga on Grace Bay Beach

We are excited to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay now offers weekly Sunset Yoga on our white sand beach. Breathtaking sunset views and refreshing sea breezes will complement your 45-minute session led by experienced yoga instructor, Kim Mortimer. Combat those tempting and tasty holiday treats and breathe in the benefits of beach yoga. Here is the upcoming schedule for guests joining us to ring in the New Year. Thursday, December 26 at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2 at 4:00 p.m. After the holidays, our Grace Bay yoga sessions are scheduled to resume on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Kim Mortimer, Yoga Instructor “Move the body; still the mind” is the essence to Kim’s philosophy as to why we undertake physical activity of any kind. You will enjoy Kim’s classes which are very open and organic in design. Her beach yoga classes have become a natural evolution of living here…

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Breathe in the benefits at our Fall Yoga Retreat

The ocean-inspired Yoga Retreat is near. In less than a week, we will be strengthening our minds and bodies on the white sand of Grace Bay beach. Beginning and experienced “yogis” are looking forward to three days of intensive yoga on beautiful Turks and Caicos. Join JUNA Yoga Founder and expert Nadia Bonenfant as she guides you through various yoga and meditation sessions at The Somerset on Grace Bay. In addition to a warm Caribbean glow, leave the retreat feeling the many benefits of the practice including: Deepness of breath and focus A body which feels rejuvenated and aligned A heart that is open and full A feeling of overall health Reduced body pains and fatigue Enhancement of overall fitness Ability to relax in moments of pressure Join us.