Staff

Staff Spotlight: Roberto Rivera de la Rosa

Meet Roberto Rivera de la Rosa! Perhaps you’ve seen his face around the resort serving as a prominent member of The Somerset’s security team, but Roberto is not your average security guard. For the last ten years, he has worked on one of the biggest projects of his life – publishing his first book, Universal Theory of Life. Hailing from the Dominican Republic where he studied philosophy, Roberto believed there were too many existential questions about life to go unanswered. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Does God exist? Working side by side with one of The Somerset’s owners, Traci Medford-Rosow, an accomplished writer herself, Roberto was able to publish his book in both Spanish (his native language) and English. “It was a divine experience,” Roberto said of working with Traci, “I learned how to be courageous while keeping my humbleness and nobility.” So what…

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The Residences

For families with younger children, our multi-story Residences are elegant town home-style accommodations peacefully set back from the pools and beach and surrounded by our croquet lawn. Each Residence is air-conditioned and graciously appointed and individually decorated with impeccable design that is both welcoming and comfortable. To feel immediately at home, our Concierge is pleased to arrange pre-arrival grocery shopping services. You’ll enjoy a variety of other amenities within each Residence including: Imported marble floors throughout Air conditioning and ceiling fans Luxurious bathrooms featuring imported marble tiles, mahogany-carved cabinets, soaking tubs and rain showers, waffle bathrobes, hair dryers, and toiletries from Molton Brown of London® Master bedroom with king-size bed, sitting area, spacious closets and in-suite bathroom with whirlpool tub Guest bedrooms with spacious closets (in multi-bedroom Residences only) Gourmet kitchen with wood cabinets, granite countertops and Viking® appliances including refrigerator/freezer with built-in ice maker, wine cooler, dishwasher, electric stove/oven, and microwave…

Dining

LunaSea’s New Look

LunaSea Pool Bar & Grill is a guest favorite for casual poolside dining at The Somerset on Grace Bay! Recently, we’ve given our beloved pool bar a new look for guests to enjoy. Among the changes, we’ve put in new windows allowing for fresh breezes to brush your face as you enjoy your meal or drink. We’ve also added colorful new prints for our cushions along with a stunning blue marble counter top. Check out the photos below to see all that’s new and beautiful at LunaSea! LunaSea’s new look featuring new windows, fans, furniture, and counter tops. Bartender, Nigel, will happily prepare your refreshing libation of choice! Food and Drink Some of our signature pool and beach cocktails. (Left to right: Calypso Frozen Fruit, Mudslide, and Signature Rum Punch) Try our Conch Ceviche always served fresh with plantain chips. Our yummy Somerset Caesar Salad with grilled chicken.

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Ms. Sharon and Caicos Kids Club

Have your kids met Ms. Sharon yet?! Also known as the backbone of The Somerset on Grace Bay’s Caicos Kids Club, Ms. Sharon has been with the resort for over 2 years and has been working with kids professionally for 25 years. She started at The Somerset as a resort babysitter, and due to her experience and outstanding way with kids, she was soon hired to help run Caicos Kids Club – our complimentary kids program. Caicos Kids Club Caicos Kids Club offers your children the opportunity to discover the beauty and culture of Turks and Caicos through a variety of physical and creative activities. You’ll find Ms. Sharon enjoying her favorites – jewelry making and tie-dying! We also host Kids Movie Night for those nights you want to getaway for some alone time! Your kids can watch some of Ms. Sharon’s picks like Finding Dory and Moana on the…

Staff

Staff Spotlight: Adrain

Perhaps you’ve seen his bright smile around the lobby or experienced his warm personality at the front desk. Adrain is one of our shining staff members ready to greet you upon check-in. Born and raised in the Bahamas, Adrain first came to The Somerset on vacation with family. So wowed by the resort’s beauty, he thought to himself, “If I ever moved to Providenciales, this would be my first choice.” He is now in his second year with the team. Adrain is all about guest satisfaction and ensuring that guests feel welcome and truly at home. One of his favorite quotes by Justine Vogt is “Hospitality: making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.” Adrain’s Treasured Time Story  In 2017 he met a couple that brought their niece to The Somerset who was battling cancer. “This family stole my heart!” Just about every other…

Grace Bay Beach Activities

Grace Bay Snorkeling & Conch Excursion

One of the many popular water activities on Providenciales is a half-day snorkeling and conch excursion in the waters of Grace Bay with Caicos Dream Tours. A must-do excursion for any guest looking to get off property, you will be picked up by boat at our beach and taken to a coral reef for beautiful snorkeling with new friends and old. Keep your eyes peeled for island-famous JoJo as you sail around Grace Bay. Make sure to bring your underwater camera or a case for your phone since you’ll want to take pictures of the colorful, world’s third largest barrier reef. Then, enjoy an exploration of Iguana Island and time playing on the beach while your captain catches live conch and makes the most delicious conch salad you’ve ever had. Treat yourself to snacks, drinks, and sunshine on this perfect half-day excursion. Rum punch and snacks provided. 4 hour excursion.

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…

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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.