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The Somerset Welcomes Tasia Simons as Activities Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming our new Activities Coordinator, Tasia Simons! Tasia joins us from Florida and brings a variety of industry and educational experience to The Somerset. Tasia will plan and implement our Caicos Kids Club activities, and ensure our younger guests create many treasured times. With her bright smile and warm personality, Tasia loves meeting new people and has already developed strong personal connections with many guests. Caicos Kids Club During your stay, join Tasia for Caicos Kids Club fun! Kids ages 5-12 are welcome, and activities are from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. (24-hour advance registration is required.) The program changes daily, but some of the most popular activities include beach games, tie-dye, paper crafts and treasure hunts! Tasia’s priority is helping create fun moments for the entire family. During your stay, she will be delighted to offer you activity recommendations or suggestions. Save Save

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4 Reasons You’ll Love our Pool Paradise

With bright skies and azure waters, you’ll feel blue in the best way possible in our pool paradise. Our cool pools are making waves, and the writers at Uncommon Caribbean indicate you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better swim workout at any other Caribbean resort. Additionally, Travel Agent Central included our pools in its March Madness competition, where travelers voted to help determine the world’s best pool. After advancing many rounds and beating 30 other hotels, The Somerset was named one of the Coolest Pools on the Planet! Below are the top reasons you’re sure to love our pools: 1. Location, Location, Location Our resort’s centrally located pool area is divided into 3 sections: a reverse-current lap pool, kids zone and zero-edge infinity pool. LunaSea Pool Bar & Grille is also conveniently set between the pools, allowing easy access to lunch or afternoon drinks. The beachfront setting offers an exquisite…

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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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5 Ways to Experience Romance at The Somerset

The Somerset on Grace Bay sets the scene for romance, offering a place for lovers to trade blistery winter chills for soft ocean breezes and warm sunshine. Here, couples can feel like royalty with stately villas adorned with luxurious appointments, powdery white sands and turquoise waters stretching as far as the eye can see. Below are some suggestions for showing off your romantic side during your visit to The Somerset. 1. Private Beach Dining Consult with our award-winning chef on a customized menu complete with fine wine. Then, indulge in gourmet dining with a table set on the World’s No. 1 Beach. 2. Couples’ Massage Your therapists will work in perfect unity while healing and relaxation heightens your senses with a warming and vivified mask and Mediterranean hot oil massage. For a special treat, enjoy your massage outdoors on your private terrace with gentle sea breezes and soothing sounds of…

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Writers’ Retreat Success

Guests, friends and family gathered around open pages this week as they learned the steps to take to unleash their creative muse. Led by Amazon bestseller Traci Medford-Rosow and global publisher, literary agent, publicist, and fellow Amazon best-selling author Laura Ponticello, this transformational writer’s retreat allowed both established and aspiring authors to search for inspiration on the No. 1 Beach in the World. Through a series of in-depth workshops, attendees learned how to translate their passions to paper, bring their work to the next level and insider tips on how to navigate the highly competitive world of publishing.

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10th Anniversary Celebration

Throughout 2016, we’ve celebrated The Somerset on Grace Bay’s 10th anniversary all year long. We’ve offered $10 room nights, gave away 10 free vacations and asked you to vote for your favorite of 10 treasured times stories. Celebrate 10 Years of Treasured Times Now, you’re invited to join us Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. for our 10 Years of Treasured Times celebration. With Pavilion’s famous BBQ buffet, live musical performances, a fire dancer and limbo contest, this will be a night to cherish forever. Photo by TabHauserPhoto.com Our popular bellman Winston, also known as DJ Snoopi, will be spinning the beats. As always, guests can place song requests and show off their dance moves! Complete the night by sending off a wish lantern. Our wish to you will be a lifetime of treasured times. Reserve Your Spot on the Beach Somerset guests, island visitors and locals are all invited…

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4 Healing Properties of Grace Bay

While a vacation is the perfect opportunity to create treasured times with loved ones, it can also benefit your mind, body and soul. Follow along to find out why! Blue creates a feeling of calmness We’re naturally drawn to aquatic hues, and blues create a calming presence as it is associated with qualities of wisdom, depth and happiness. Photo by Jirah Nicole The sea unburdens your subconscious Being around water gives both your brain and senses a rest from over-stimulation. Photo by Jackie Lizar Vacation improves genetic activity In a recent study, vacation was shown to induce a meditative state. On a relaxing vacation, you allow your body to get out of an ongoing defensive posture, which in turn, reduces your levels of stress and boosts your immune system. Photo by Lauren Hatley Water can improve your concentration Being near water while exercising will give you more of a mental…

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The Potcake Place

Travel + Leisure says our tropical island filled with puppies is pretty much heaven, and we agree! Since there isn’t an animal shelter in Turks and Caicos, we are very fortunate Providenciales is home to The Potcake Place — a non-profit organization with a mission of reducing the number of homeless potcakes. Potcake is the name given to the dogs of the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos, and these smart, loyal and loving dogs usually grow to about 45 lbs. Photo courtesy Karen Cuthbert Larocque At The Potcake Place, there are many rescued dogs ready to be played with, walked, and even adopted. The organization helps the pups get healthy, but relies on the help of island visitors, locals and volunteers to offer companionship and socialization! The Potcake Place is only a bike ride away from The Somerset, and many of our guests say playing with the pups is highlight…

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Unleashing Your Creative Muse

January Writers’ Retreat Amazon bestseller Traci Medford-Rosow and global publisher, literary agent, publicist, and fellow Amazon best-selling author Laura Ponticello will lead a transformational writer’s retreat here at The Somerset to help aspiring authors and established authors awaken their creative muse. Being held January 15 – 16, 2017, the theme is “A New Year, A New You, Dream Big” and what better place to reach for the stars than along the inspiring setting of Grace Bay beach, TripAdvisor’s 2016 No. 1 Beach in the World. Learn the literary road traveled to become a best-selling author, connect with other writers and empower one another in the spirit of transformation and creativity. Traci and Laura will help writers invest in their literary goals through a series of in-depth workshops. Attendees will learn from beneficial sessions on how to translate their passions to paper, bring their work to the next level and even…