Grace Bay Beach Activities

Grace Bay Snorkeling & Conch Excursion

One of the many popular water activities on Providenciales is a half-day snorkeling and conch excursion in the waters of Grace Bay with Caicos Dream Tours. A must-do excursion for any guest looking to get off property, you will be picked up by boat at our beach and taken to a coral reef for beautiful snorkeling with new friends and old. Keep your eyes peeled for island-famous JoJo as you sail around Grace Bay. Make sure to bring your underwater camera or a case for your phone since you’ll want to take pictures of the colorful, world’s third largest barrier reef. Then, enjoy an exploration of Iguana Island and time playing on the beach while your captain catches live conch and makes the most delicious conch salad you’ve ever had. Treat yourself to snacks, drinks, and sunshine on this perfect half-day excursion. Rum punch and snacks provided. 4 hour excursion.

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Turks Head Brewery

Craft beer is an increasingly popular trend and we are thrilled that we have a wonderful local craft brewery right here on Providenciales. Turks Head Brewery is the island’s only locally brewed beer and continues to grow in size and popularity. Brewery Tours Spend some time learning about the brewing process with a bird’s eye view of the brewery. Finish the tour off with a sampling of up to four delicious refreshing beers and freshly popped popcorn. Browse the merchandise and bring home a 6-pack to enjoy at the hotel. You are encouraged to book your tour in advance, which you may do on the brewery website. Fish Fry You will also find Turks Head Brewery on location at the weekly Thursday night Fish Fry at Bight Park. Grab a tasty cold beverage and walk around the Fish Fry shopping the local vendors, sampling the delicious fish, lobster and other…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…