Awards & recognition, Turks and Caicos family vacations

TripAdvisor Names The Somerset a Top Caribbean Resort for Families

Exciting news! We are delighted to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay is a 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winner. Our luxury resort has been recognized as a one of The Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families. Based on reviews and opinions from millions of travelers on TripAdvisor, The Somerset is also in the top 1% of hotels. Once you experience The Somerset’s expansive villas, complimentary Kids Club, abundance of activities and setting on the World’s No. 1 Beach, it’s easy to see why we are a magical destination for family bonding. With an increased interest in multi-generational travel, The Somerset offers a tranquil setting where the young, and the young at heart, can create treasured times. The Somerset is known for its ability to accommodate families. Our resort was also named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite for 2016 and one of the World’s Best Hotels for Families in…

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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 and Caicos family vacations

A 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel

We are honored to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay has been named a 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel in the first annual hotel awards by Family Vacation Critic. The family review site features more than 3,500 recommended family-friendly hotels, hand-selected by editors. Of the 3,500, only the top 12% were recognized for “going above and beyond in delivering a true family-friendly vacation experience.” To qualify for the awards, hotels must have been recommended by at least 75% of families. In addition, they must have received a rating of 4+ from both the editorial staff and families. We are delighted to have made the “favorite” list and be recognized among six Turks and Caicos resorts. Thank you to all of our guests who have reviewed and recommended us. We truly appreciate your support. If your family has yet to experience The Somerset, Family Vacation Critic suggests you will love our complimentary Caicos Kids Club, condo-style…

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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,…

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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.