Events, Grace Bay Beach Activities, Turks and Caicos Activities, Turks and Caicos family vacations

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…

Awards & recognition, Turks and Caicos family vacations

One of the World’s Best Hotels for Families

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been recognized among Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels for Families.” In our first time featured on the list, we ranked #8 among the Top Family Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas! This is our second “World’s Best” honor from Travel + Leisure this year. In July, we were named a Top Resort in the Caribbean in the prestigious World’s Best Awards. To cultivate a list of the “World’s Best,” Travel + Leisure asks thousands of its discerning readers to share their opinion of their favorite hotels, resorts, cruises, airlines and travel experiences. The award is featured in the November 2013 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, which is on newsstands now. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Somerset on Grace Bay for a relaxing family vacation,…

Grace Bay Beach Activities, Holidays, Turks and Caicos family vacations

2013 “Sea”ster Hunt a success!

Good Friday, March 29, 2013, on beautiful Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos, dawned partly cloudy, but soon gave way to the brilliant sunshine for which the islands are renowned. Many were visiting us in the Turks and Caicos on family vacations from cooler climes such as North Carolina and New England gathered seaside for the 2nd Annual Somerset “Sea”ster Hunt. Earlier in the week, the children had painted “Easter Eggs” (ocean rocks) with Kaye Ann, Director of The Somerset’s Caicos Kids Club. On the morning of the hunt, the beautifully decorated rocks were hurled into the ocean by the youngsters. Then, with the help of snorkel-clad Dads (and a few Moms), the children made their way into the waters of Grace Bay to retrieve as many “eggs” as they could gather.

Turks and Caicos family vacations

The Somerset: the perfect Turks and Caicos kids destination

Poshbrood loves us! To be exact, Poshbrood loves Grace Bay Beach, and also enjoyed their stay at the Somerset, our family-friendly resort just steps away from the sparkling white strand. Poshbrood is Elizabeth Thorp’s hip and chic upscale family travel website, and Elizabeth is mother to three wonderful daughters who also enjoyed their stay at Grace Bay Beach. Elizabeth mentions 5 reasons why the Turks and Caicos are so great: They’re Easy to Get To Grace Bay Beach Is Great Perfect Accommodations (the Somerset, of course) Great Food Friendly People She mentions there are multiple daily direct flights to TCI from places like Miami, New York, Toronto and other major centers – this is perfect if you’re travelling with kids and don’t want to test your luck and tempt a meltdown by transferring planes. Grace Bay Beach is also awesome for kids – there’s perfect white sand, and, since it’s on…