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…

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Fall Yoga Retreat at The Somerset on Grace Bay

Before the hustle and bustle of the 2013 holiday season, guests of  The Somerset on Grace Bay joined JUNA Yoga Founder and expert Nadia Bonenfant for three days of intensive yoga on beautiful Turks and Caicos. Let this video inspire your health and fitness resolutions for the New Year. Interested in experiencing the many benefits of the practice? We offer weekly sunset yoga on our beach Wednesdays at 4:00p.m. with yoga instructor Kim Mortimer.  If you are seeking a longer period of relaxation and restoration, join us in May for a Luxury Turks & Caicos Yoga Retreat with licensed instructor Christina Wypijewska. All fitness levels are welcome.

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Breathe in the benefits at our Fall Yoga Retreat

The ocean-inspired Yoga Retreat is near. In less than a week, we will be strengthening our minds and bodies on the white sand of Grace Bay beach. Beginning and experienced “yogis” are looking forward to three days of intensive yoga on beautiful Turks and Caicos. Join JUNA Yoga Founder and expert Nadia Bonenfant as she guides you through various yoga and meditation sessions at The Somerset on Grace Bay. In addition to a warm Caribbean glow, leave the retreat feeling the many benefits of the practice including: Deepness of breath and focus A body which feels rejuvenated and aligned A heart that is open and full A feeling of overall health Reduced body pains and fatigue Enhancement of overall fitness Ability to relax in moments of pressure Join us.

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Schedule of Events: Fall Yoga retreat with JUNA Yoga

The fall yoga retreat is approaching, and we are getting excited for the activities taking place on our white sand beach. JUNA Yoga founder Nadia Bonenfant will guide participants through three days of intensive yoga from November 10 to 14, 2013. Interested? There is still time to register for the event! If you need an incentive to sign up, this tentative schedule is sure to convince you to escape stress and reconnect your mind and body at The Somerset on Grace Bay. Schedule of Events November 10 Evening: Sunset yoga on Grace Bay Beach November 11 7:00am: Morning Flow and Pranayama 9:00am: Breakfast 11:15am: Workshop on alignment for poses- use of props and modifications 1:30pm: Relaxation presentation on various yoga traditions and their benefits 4:00pm: Restorative yoga and its benefits 9:00pm: Optional under the stars meditation before bed November 12 7:00am: Morning Flow and Pranayama 9:00am: Breakfast 11:15am: Workshop 2…

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Fall Yoga retreat with JUNA Yoga

Escape stress and reconnect your mind and body this fall with a yoga retreat in beautiful Turks and Caicos. Join us from November 10 to 14, 2013 for The Somerset’s first ever yoga retreat with founder of JUNA Yoga, Nadia Bonenfant. Discover how breathing with awareness, moving with the flow of the day and meditating by the ocean can revitalize your mind, body and spirit. What’s included Meet Nadia Book now Included in the YOGA Retreat:  4 nights of lodging in a Queen Guest Room Daily Continental breakfast 3 days of intensive yoga Monday night Manager’s Cocktail Reception Farewell sunset dinner on the beach the last night Complimentary snorkeling, kayaks, Hobie cats and other beach amenities YOGA with Nadia Bonenfant Yoga teacher and founder of JUNA Yoga Retreats, Nadia Bonenfant leads you on an intensive, ocean-inspired retreat. Nadia has been teaching yoga for more than a decade and is passionate…

Turks and Caicos Activities

Fourth of July 2013

Joining us this Fourth of July? We have a day full of fun outdoor activities to enjoy the beautiful sun on Grace Bay beach. Firecracker 5k Starting at 10 a.m., participate in The Somerset’s first ever Fourth of July Firecracker 5k run on Grace Bay beach. We will start at the resort and head north toward Leeward before turning back. Recently named one of the best walking beaches, the wide, flat stretch of beach will make for an easy run or walk to start off your holiday. Beach games After lunch, the fun continues with beach volleyball and croquet competitions, plus games for the kids. Happy Hour will be bigger than ever at LunaSea pool bar, followed by a USA themed dinner around the Infinity Pool including steaks, burgers, salads and more! How are you celebrating Independence Day?

Turks and Caicos Activities

Eat like a local at Thursday night Fish Fry

One event that is a must-do while vacationing on Turks and Caicos is the Thursday night Fish Fry. Just a short cab ride away, discover the true flavor of the island with some of the best local tastes in town. Tastes of the town Island specialties such as jerk chicken, conch fritters, just-caught fish and an array of fresh seafood are cooked on the spot by small vendors. Popular options are Froggies on Da Beach, Blue Hills Native Cuisine, Uncle Dough’s, Hole in the Wall and Middle Caicos Café among others.

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Turks and Caicos November events: Conch Festival

The Turks and Caicos Conch Festival will be held Saturday, November 23-24. It’s fun reason to stay with us at The Somerset on Grace Bay, now that Hurricane Sandy has passed us safely by, and we enter the “gentlest season” here in the Caribbean. The festival will feature a weekend-full of activities on Providenciales, home to the World’s Best Beach. The popular beach-side event attracts tourists and locals alike to celebrate the islands’ most famous delicacy, historical icon, and number one export. The main event will take place on Saturday afternoon (November 24) at noon in the charming Blue Hills area of Providenciales, outside of Three Queen’s Bar & Restaurant. St

Turks and Caicos Activities

Places to visit near our Caribbean luxury hotel on Provo

Everyone has heard of Grace Bay Beach (one of the top ten beaches in the world), so here are some other places to visit near our Caribbean luxury hotel on Provo. Cheshire Hall Plantation Located close to downtown Provo, Cheshire Hall is the semi-preserved remains of a cotton plantation and at its height was comprised of hundreds of acres.  Today, visitors can see the remains of the great House, a cotton press base, kitchen, cistern, well and a small modern reproduction of cabins for plantation workers. Conch World Conch World is the world’s only conch farm and has been in operation since the 1980s. Guided tours take you from the hatching of eggs to harvesting animals for consumption. In addition, there are performances by trained conchs Sally and Jerry. Northwest Point National Park Northwest Point Marine Natural Park and Northwest Point Pond Nature Reserve features beautiful rugged rocky coastline  and…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Turks and Caicos

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or sometimes called Stand Up Paddle Boarding/SUP) has become a popular sport, not only in the Turks and Caicos but in many other places around the world. Great for developing your core, SUP has become popular because it allows surfers to paddle for longer distances to get the best waves, often out past a reef to surf waves that would be normally inaccessible. However, SUP has become a sport in its own right, alongside surfing, and has spread from Hawaii and other hard-core surfing locales to virtually anywhere where spending time out on the water is popular, from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest, and, of course, our beautiful, turquoise corner of the Caribbean. The boards have developed into a unique class all their own, and are generally longer than 9 feet (3 m), and can be longer than 12 feet (4 m), with features…