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…

Awards & recognition

Turks & Caicos Fish Fry – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Providenciales’ weekly Island Fish Fry, the destination’s most popular cultural experience and a guest favorite, was recently awarded with a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The weekly Thursday night event at Bight’s Park features local specialties such as jerk chicken, conch fritters and freshly caught seafood. Visitors and locals mingle over rum punch cocktails and guests of all ages dance to the lively rhythms of a local steel band. Photo courtesy Turks and Caicos Tourism  TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Visitors have consistently rated the Island Fish Fry as excellent on TripAdvisor, citing the exceptional service, great local atmosphere and fantastic gastronomic offerings as just some of the highlights. “We are delighted that the Island Fish Fry have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The award speaks not only to the exceptional atmosphere patrons have come to expect from the weekly Thursday night event, but also reinforces the quality of our cultural product and the significant…

Dining

Taste of Tapas – Pavilion at The Somerset

The Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association recently held an outdoor tapas and cocktails fundraiser in support of the Association’s Culinary Camp, which prepares Turks and Caicos youth for a career in hospitality. More than 150 participants were sunset serenaded by local musicians as they savored food prepared by several of the country’s best restaurants. Pavilion at The Somerset Pictured here are the team from Pavilion at The Somerset, whose savory delicacies proved a crowd favorite. The Somerset Specialty The delicious Goat Kofta with Peach Raita was a favorite of the night. Thank you to all of the attendees! Photos courtesy Turks & Caicos Magazine.  

Turks and Caicos Activities

Alpha-Omega Kiteboarding Experience

Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing and most exciting watersports today. If you have ever wondered what it might be like to skip over the waves, our Alpha-Omega Kiteboarding Experience is perfect for you. From Beginner to Expert With a little time and dedication you could go from beginner to expert and become an International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) Level 3 rider on your next vacation. And if you already kiteboard, but are looking to get more enjoyment out of the sport, we can help. The Somerset on Grace Bay has teamed up with Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding (TCK), the #1 Kiteboarding School on the island to help you achieve your dream. As a guest of The Somerset you will receive exclusive discounts on your professional training. Similar to SCUBA certification, the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) Certification program provides all certified persons with an IKO Kiteboarder card that can be presented…

Events

Restoration Weekend in Turks and Caicos

This September 25 through 28, The Somerset on Grace Bay will be the resort host of the 7th annual Restoration Weekend. The 4-day, 3-night luxury weekend is for the “serenity, reconnection, and personal revival for women who need to ‘restore’ themselves from the many hats they wear as busy wives, mothers, caregivers and career women.” The weekend is designed to “educate, empower and restore women as dynamic influences in our society.” Rediscover your center in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Events Intimate workshop and storytelling with Grammy nominated R&B singer, Kelly Price Morning meditation on the beach herStory™ sessions on nutrition, spirituality, physical maintenance, psychology, finances and business Restoring Hope™ service project on Providenciales Masquerade Ball on Saturday, September 27 Photo shoot and closing brunch at Fire and Ice Restaurant on Sunday, September 28 with performance by Kelly Price Speakers Tukwini Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, Mandela Family Winery. “Restoring the…

Dining

2014 Caribbean Food & Wine Festival

The annual culinary extravaganza, the Caribbean Food and Wine Festival, returns to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos November 6 through 8, 2014. Food and wine lovers, save these dates! This is a weekend-long celebration you will not want to miss. Caribbean Food and Wine Festival The 2014 festival will highlight exquisite wines and innovative menus. The fourth annual festival will welcome talented chefs from around the world including David Lefevre, Hans Peter Haider and former “Top Chef” contestant, Leah Cohen. Also in attendance will be Provo’s finest chefs and renowned wine makers to create a memorable event focused on the local food and flavors of the island. Foodies will enjoy a welcome dinner, gourmet safari, food and wine pairing, island street food fair and more. For a complete schedule of events, click here. Pair this spectacular event with one of our fall specials for a perfect vacation. The Concierge at The…

Events

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…

Turks and Caicos Activities

Tee Up at Provo Golf Club

Nearby our beautifully blue location on Grace Bay beach is the immaculately green Provo Golf Club,”a secret worth discovering!” “The jewel in Turks and Caicos’ crown” is located just four minutes from our beach resort. Whether you are seeking a challenging round of golf or a friendly game of play, Provo Golf offers four sets of tees for all golfing levels as well as TaylorMade golf clubs for rental. The 18-hole championship course, known for its natural and rugged layout, is consistently voted among the top Caribbean golf courses and features: lush fairways and immaculate greens a full-service pro-shop practice chipping and putting areas Fairways Bar and Grill In between strokes, golfers of all levels can enjoy the relaxing green oasis and admire the natural flora and fauna of Providenciales abundant with birdlife. Contact our Concierge to arrange a golf outing to Provo Golf Club during your next visit to The Somerset on Grace Bay. For…

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…