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The Caribbean’s Favorite Family Friendly Destination

It’s no secret that Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is one of the world’s best beaches, but did you know it’s one of the world’s best family vacation destinations? According to Fodor’s, Provo is one of the “10 Best Caribbean Islands for Family Travel“. With soft, white sand that extends for 3-miles along a watery coastline, it’s a picture-perfect vacation for any family. Due to the location’s beauty, Grace Bay is sprawling with hotels, but The Somerset on Grace Bay prides itself on being an intimate paradise that accommodates families of all sizes. MSN Travel has named The Somerset a”family-friendly resort that will blow your mind“. Our resort “features ‘condos’ with multiple bedrooms” and luxurious bathrooms, full gourmet kitchens, and plenty of space in between so everyone has room to stretch their legs! We even have a five-bedroom, two-story penthouse suite fit for multiple groups traveling together. Your…

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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.

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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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Jo Jo, Grace Bay’s Friendly Dolphin

Turks & Caicos is home to one of the world’s most famous dolphins, and many guests at The Somerset make it their mission to spot our friendly aquatic resident, Jo Jo. This Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin has been swimming the seas of Grace Bay since 1980s and is known for his personable demeanor. From splashing, swimming or jumping, Jo Jo loves showing off in his natural habitat. While this marine mammal loves to make an exhibition, it must be remembered he is still a wild animal and cannot be touched. The Turks & Caicos government places a strong focus on preserving our islands’ marine life, and Jo Jo is a symbol of this. Photo courtesy of Stuart Lockyer Did you encounter Jo Jo during your stay? Share your story in a comment below! Save

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World’s Best Beach

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway or family vacation, our Turks & Caicos resort has an ideal island setting that has just received top recognition! Voted by TripAdvisor travelers, Grace Bay is now the #1 Beach in the World. This award recognizes the very best in travel, based on the unbiased reviews from TripAdvisor users. Whether you’re seeking a new adventure or relaxing day on the beach, Providenciales truly does offer it all. With a variety of water sports like diving, snorkeling or kite-sailing, accessibility is convenient and the setting is spectacular. Or, simply sip on a tropical cocktail as you unwind on our beach’s soft white sand and admire the sparkling turquoise water. We also have great news to share about our intimate resort! Thanks to our wonderful guests’ support, The Somerset is now ranked No. 8 among the 43 Providenciales hotels on TripAdvisor. With more than 500 guest reviews,…

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Providenciales is the #1 Island

Earlier this year, TripAdvisor travelers voted Grace Bay beach as one of the top beaches in the Caribbean. Now, the world’s largest travel review site has once again recognized Turks and Caicos, naming Providenciales the best Island in the world! With plenty of air access and so many different activities to choose from, its no wonder travelers keep falling in love with our island over and over. “The diving and snorkeling in Providenciales is as convenient as it is stunning, thanks to miles of coral reef that’s easily accessible from the shore. The upscale resorts and captivating beachscapes of Grace Bay make it a popular choice for waterfront escapes.” We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our piece of paradise with you in the near future!

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TripAdvisor ♥ Grace Bay Beach

Of the sun-drenched, sand-filled destinations for travelers worldwide to explore, the beautiful Grace Bay beach on Providenciales is a fan favorite throughout the Caribbean. TripAdvisor just announced their 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards for World’s Best Beaches, and Grace Bay is the #1 beach in the Caribbean and the #2 beach in the world! TripAdvisor travelers say it themselves … “Unbelievably clear, clean water with hundreds of shades of blues and greens and white sugar sand beaches—ahhhhh!” We hope to see you soon and help you create treasured times in paradise.

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Pools are Aglow After Recent Renovation

Our two pools are even more spectacular after the completion of the recent renovation. During the day, you’ll notice the glass tiles mirror the beautiful turquoise seas of Grace Bay. At night, the pool setting becomes magical with a soft glow from the tiles. The tiles were specifically created for The Somerset and we’re the only place in the Caribbean – one of only a few worldwide – with these glow-in-the-dark tiles. The tiles, which are imported from Spain, are recycled glass and LEED-certified. Make sure to plan an evening stroll or cocktail by the pool to enjoy the beautiful sight.