Events, Turks and Caicos Activities

2017 Turks & Caicos Conch Fest

The 2017 TCI Conch Festival is quickly approaching! The 14th annual event will be held in Blue Hills at Three Queens on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 12 – 7 p.m. This festival celebrates all things conch – our nation’s symbol and top export. photo courtesy of Turks & Caicos Conch Festival Local restaurants will serve conch cuisine in every form imaginable from traditional conch fritters to stew. The hallmark event is the ‘conch-etition’, where the island’s best chefs compete in a conch tasting competition. The dishes are judged by a panel of experts, in addition to attendees. In addition, there will be live music, a dominoes tournament, conch blowing, raffle and more. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Stay at The Somerset for the 2017 TCI Conch Festival Book a last-minute getaway to Turks & Caicos for the Conch Festival and save. Stay at The Somerset for…

Grace Bay beach, Turks and Caicos Activities

Turks & Caicos is Open for Business

As seen in the video below, Turks & Caicos is open for business and welcoming guests!   A recent article in Travel + Leisure also recognizes Turks & Caicos for bouncing back quickly after the hurricanes. For an official list of the restaurants that are currently open, click here. We hope to welcome you soon to The Somerset and our beautiful destination!  

Grace Bay Beach Activities, Turks and Caicos Activities

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…

Events, Turks and Caicos Activities

The Second Annual Sundowner Festival is a “Hit”

International artists and local musicians gathered this October for the second annual Turks & Caicos Sundowner Music Festival. The 4-day event began as the talented team visited the local community center. The event included a detailed Q&A session, and then the entire group collaborated to write a song! Guests enjoyed many island performances and a Cruise & Beach Jam. We were delighted to welcome back Wyatt Easterling to the festival. This Nashville multi-platinum producer and chart-topping songwriter was a “hit.” Also included in this year’s line up was Grammy-winning songwriter & producer Phil Madeira (pictured below), the returning Pop/Rock duo Naked Blue and Country artist Lacy Jade. Guests enjoyed the lively tunes as they danced the night away. There was a great turnout, and we were honored with an appearance by the Turks & Cacios Premier. The night ended with an encore presentation, as our talented artists performed one final…

Turks and Caicos Activities

Top Bike Destinations in Grace Bay

At The Somerset, we offer complimentary bike rentals for our guests. Use the bikes during the day to explore Grace Bay or to simply stay active. Our concierge shares the top 3 places to visit by bike during your stay at The Somerset! 1. Graceway Gourmet Grocery Store While we offer pre-arrival grocery shopping, if you need to make a trip to the grocery store during your stay, this upscale market offers an alternative for fine, natural and organic foods. You’ll find delicious ready-to-go meals, fine wines and a Java Bar, making it a fun destination for a mid-morning meal or afternoon snack. (Located approx 1.1 miles from The Somerset) Photo courtesy of GraceWay Gourmet “My family of 6 loved every aspect of the resort, and we biked to the nearby shops with the kids on the rare occasions that we could pull them off the beach!” – Anil Malladi,…

Resort news, Turks and Caicos Activities

2nd Annual Sundowner Music Festival & Songwriter Workshop

Now calling music lovers to the stage! Sunshine and sessions are on the set list at The Somerset on Grace Bay for the Sundowner Music Festival. After a successful inaugural event, the music festival and songwriter workshop is once again bringing together ultra-talented island musicians with international performers, professional producers and songwriters who’ve worked with some of music’s megastars including Sting, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and Dierks Bentley. Set for October 20 – 23, the festival features workshops, island performances, a grand finale concert and a Cruise & Beach Jam. This year’s lineup Wyatt Easterling, Nashville multi-platinum producer and chart-topping songwriter Phil Madeira, Grammy-winning songwriter & producer Naked Blue, Returning Pop/Rock duo Lacy Jade, Country artist Enjoy a special Sundowner Music Festival accommodation rate of 20% off 3 nights or more from October 14-30, 2016. Guests at The Somerset can easily add on a Sundowner Music Festival ticket…