Awards & recognition

2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

If you’re looking for the perfect family vacation destination, look no further. The Somerset on Grace Bay has once again been named one of the Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. 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. Thank you to our guests for sharing your vacation experiences with other travelers. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones soon to our Top Caribbean Resort for Families!

Grace Bay beach

The Caribbean’s Favorite Family Friendly Destination

It’s no secret that Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is one of the world’s best beaches, but did you know it’s one of the world’s best family vacation destinations? According to Fodor’s, Provo is one of the “10 Best Caribbean Islands for Family Travel“. With soft, white sand that extends for 3-miles along a watery coastline, it’s a picture-perfect vacation for any family. Due to the location’s beauty, Grace Bay is sprawling with hotels, but The Somerset on Grace Bay prides itself on being an intimate paradise that accommodates families of all sizes. MSN Travel has named The Somerset a”family-friendly resort that will blow your mind“. Our resort “features ‘condos’ with multiple bedrooms” and luxurious bathrooms, full gourmet kitchens, and plenty of space in between so everyone has room to stretch their legs! We even have a five-bedroom, two-story penthouse suite fit for multiple groups traveling together. Your…

Resort news

Turks Head Brewery

Craft beer is an increasingly popular trend and we are thrilled that we have a wonderful local craft brewery right here on Providenciales. Turks Head Brewery is the island’s only locally brewed beer and continues to grow in size and popularity. Brewery Tours Spend some time learning about the brewing process with a bird’s eye view of the brewery. Finish the tour off with a sampling of up to four delicious refreshing beers and freshly popped popcorn. Browse the merchandise and bring home a 6-pack to enjoy at the hotel. You are encouraged to book your tour in advance, which you may do on the brewery website. Fish Fry You will also find Turks Head Brewery on location at the weekly Thursday night Fish Fry at Bight Park. Grab a tasty cold beverage and walk around the Fish Fry shopping the local vendors, sampling the delicious fish, lobster and other…

Dining

Pre-arrival Grocery Shopping

One of the benefits of our spacious suites and villas are the fully-equipped kitchens to help you feel at home in paradise. There are two grocery stores that are easily accessible by bike or rental car, but we also offer a pre-arrival shopping service to have your kitchen stocked upon your arrival. Leave the shopping to us! Complete the form on our website and you’ll have more time for fun in the sun. Grocery stores If you need to make a trip to the grocery store during your stay, Graceway Gourmet and the IGA Supermarket offer an alternative for fine, natural and organic foods. You’ll find delicious ready-to-go meals, fine wines and a Java Bar, making it a fun destination for a mid-morning meal or afternoon snack.

Travel

Delta’s New Direct Flights from Boston to PLS

Calling all Northeasterners! Delta has recently expanded their U.S. Northeastern services by offering direct flights from Boston (BOS) to Providenciales (PLS) beginning on December 22, 2018. Delta had previously announced their direct flights from New York to the Caribbean earlier this year, but now they are relaunching five new seasonal routes from Boston to various tropical islands, including Turks and Caicos. General Manager of Central America and Caribbean at Delta Air Lines commented, “It’s thrilling to offer more connections between Boston and the Caribbean, a favorite destination of U.S. customers because of its beaches, culture and biodiversity.” Delta will be operating an Airbus A319 into the Providenciales Airport weekly, and will include amenities such as Comfort+ seats, on-demand entertainment, and optional Wi-Fi.

Staff

Staff Spotlight: Gilbert

After arriving at Providenciales airport and heading through customs, Gilbert will be one of the first friendly faces to welcome you to paradise. Gilbert joined The Somerset on Grace Bay in February 2018 and is our newest team member. As our airport greeter, he will help coordinate your ground transportation and guide you to a shared taxi, rental car or limo. “I’m a people person and like getting to meet new guests every day.” Much to everyone’s excitement, Gilbert is also on the Men’s National Soccer Team for TCI. He trains four times each week and plays defense. He enjoys teaching soccer tricks to guests and loves kicking the soccer ball around with kids on the croquet lawn or the grass by the pool. Gilbert’s Treasured Time Story Once when chatting with guests about their shared love of soccer, Gilbert learned the youngest family member played the same position as…

Community

Wheelchair Donation to Ashley Learning Center

Just as much as The Somerset’s staff love to help guests create treasured times, they also have a passion for giving back to the local community. With our partnership with the Ashley Learning Center, we have a list of items needed to help these children with special needs. Many guests have already generously brought down supplies. Two of the students at the Ashley Learning Center had a great need for a wheelchair. General Manager Kevin Reeder and his wife Ellen were able to generously donate one this April on behalf of The Somerset. Thank You Artwork A wonderful drawing of The Somerset’s entrance and reception building created by student Donny was presented as a thank you for the wheelchair. Thank you so much for the drawing, Donny! Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference On Saturday, April 14, the Ashley Learning Center along with the Center for Children with Special Needs hosted it’s second annual…

Staff

Staff Spotlight: Berry Jean Francois

If you’ve stayed at The Somerset or are in the process of planning your Grace Bay vacation, chances are you’ve connected with Berry Jean Francois — The Somerset’s dedicated Concierge Agent. A Vibrant Background Hailing from the island of Hispaniola, Berry spent her early childhood in Haiti before migrating to Turks & Caicos. She lived in the nation’s capital, Grand Turk, for many years before moving to Provo. From working at Margaritaville, Grand Turk’s Cruise Ship Pier and Beaches, Berry joined The Somerset in 2016 with a wealth of hospitality and concierge experience. At The Somerset Berry manages the pre-arrival grocery shopping, arranges private airport transfers, coordinates excursions, creates special anniversary or birthday celebrations and assists with check-in. An articulate bilingual, Berry enjoys welcoming guests from around the world and particularly enjoys the opportunity to communicate in French. As a wife and mother, Berry understands family dynamics and the importance of…

Dining

Tacos & Tapas Night at Pavilion

Dining at Pavilion is an experience to be treasured. With live entertainment, drink specials or our famed Tuesday night Beach BBQ, each night offers a new culinary experience. On Mondays, enjoy lively entertainment from The “Island’s Best DJ” as well as a variety of culinary delights. The theme is Tacos & Tapas, which is a guest favorite. Tacos are prepared with chicken, steak or shrimp, and there is a selection of appetizing tapas to choose from. Tacos & Tapas: $5 Each Happy Hour (5 – 7 p.m.): Two-for-One Wine, Spirits and Beer   We hope to welcome you soon for a fun evening!

Holidays

Easter Celebration at The Somerset

Warm spring greetings from your friends at The Somerset! This past weekend, guests were in high spirits as they lounged on the beach, relaxed by the pool and participated in the Caicos Kids Club Easter Extravaganza. The kids excitedly jumped in the inflatable bounce house, enjoyed the cotton candy machine and participated in games! The Potato Sack race was certainly a highlight, as the competitors hopped across the croquet lawn. For arts & crafts, the Caicos Kids Club dyed eggs and decorated jewelry boxes. Then, candy-filled eggs were scattered across the property for the Egg Hunt! Guest of all ages created treasured times, and it was a wonderful celebration. From our family to yours, we hope you had a wonderful Easter!