Turks and Caicos Activities

Enjoy the best Turks and Caicos shopping at our new boutique

While we all like to spend time at the beach during our luxury Caribbean resort holiday, there are also many people who also go shopping as a way to relax and rejuvenate. So, the Somerset has created a unique Turks and Caicos shopping experience, with a mix of designer brand names, local crafts, and toys for the kids. Boutique hours: The boutique is located in the lobby of the Somerset, and is open each day from 10AM to 6PM What we offer Our boutique will specialize in local souvenirs and crafts, such as: Local hand harvested Food flavored Salts, lime, lemongrass, balsamic vinegar salt, Caribbean spiced Sea Salt Local hand harvested Bath Salts in old Rum bottles Local cookbooks Local Mango Hot sauce or Habanero Hot Sauce Local art work done locally The boutique will also feature the basic, day-to-day necessities that make a trip to the beach fun and…

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Turks and Caicos activities: SUP

Recently we asked our guests about what their favorite FREE watersport activity the Somerset provides our guests with during their stay: Hobie cats windsurfing equipment kayaks snorkeling equipment stand-up paddle boards The overwhelming favorite was stand-up paddle boards. What are stand-up paddle boards? Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), aka stand up paddle boarding, comes from Hawaii, and is an emerging global sport. It’s actually an activity that has been practiced for at least a thousand years, and is gaining popularity because it gives participants a better field of view. Unlike surfing, paddleboarding is very easy to learn. Within one hour you can become very comfortable in the water and on your board. Stand up paddleboarding is also more popular with women because of their lower center of gravity, women are often more skilled at paddleboarding than men. The sport got its start back in the 1950’s when Waikiki Beach surf…

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Turks and Caicos activities: offbeat ideas

If you’re looking for some Turks and Caicos activities, and would like to get off the beaten track (or just off the wonderful sugary sand of Grace Bay beach), we have compiled a short list of things to do that, most suitable for families: Bird watching Did you know that 170 species of bird can be found in the Turks and Caicos Islands from Pelicans and Flamingos to Osprey and Cuban Crows? The salt ponds and inland marshes of Provo provide perfect habitat for many species of birds, and many of them can be spotted right from the road. Look for Great Blue Herons, Flamingos, Osprey and Pelicans alongside Egrets, Terns, Frigates, Boobies and other water birds. Caicos Conch Farm “The World’s Only Sea Farm that raises Caribbean Queens fit for a King”. The Conch Farm specialises in exporting the conch including Pacific Rim, Ocean Escargot and Island Princess Conch. Learn more…

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Turks and Caicos activities: Play croquet

Coming soon – “White on White” croquet at the Somerset. Wear white and drink fine white wine while and treat yourself to a game of croquet on Provo’s only regulation-sized croquet lawn. Let the Somerset team teach you the game and challenge other guests for the title of Croquet Pro. Stay tuned for more info. In the meantime, let’s learn a little more about croquet. The term “croquet” is only just over a hundred years old. and the term dates back to the 1870s, when the game first gained popularity in Britain. However, the game was played in England as “pall mall” for several centuries before that; pall mall dates back to at least the rule of Charles II. The rules are pretty simple: use a wooden mallet to hit wooden (or, more recently, plastic) balls through hoops on a carefully tended, lush green lawn. At the Somerset at Grace…

Turks and Caicos Activities

Turks and Caicos activities: the TCI top model contest

Earlier in April, the Somerset at Grace Bay was pleased to host one of the top Turks and Caicos activities of the spring season: the TCI top model contest. To see more photos, click here. This is a big event that attracts models from all over TCI to compete, thanks to over USD$10,000.00 in cash and prizes going to the winner, plus press and publicity most aspiring models can only dream about. Sponsored by cellular provider Digicel, ten contestants will debuted at the “Infiniti Catwalk” launch event held at The Somerset Resort Infinity Pool within sight of Grace Bay on Providenciales. This photo of The Somerset on Grace Bay Infinity Pool is courtesy of TripAdvisor This year’s event featured international designer Oyuna whoshowcased her 2012 Spring/Summer collection on the contestants at the Somerset. Says Oyuna: Oyuna’s design aesthetic has been shaped by her experiences working in diverse areas in the fashion industry, from…