Grace Bay beach, Resort news, Turks and Caicos family vacations

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 and Caicos Activities

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 Announces 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.

Grace Bay Beach Activities, Turks and Caicos Activities

Turks and Caicos SCUBA Diving

On the surface, Grace Bay is the epitome of picture-perfect turquoise waters, but venture underneath the waves and you will be transported into another realm of ocean beauty. Scuba diving is widely popular throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands for its flourishing coral reefs and vast sea walls. Should you choose to live adventurously on your next trip, The Somerset can arrange the perfect Turks and Caicos scuba operator to take you on a unique underwater exploration. What you will see Grace Bay is protected by a long barrier reef that is home to a wide array of sea creatures. Groupers, barracuda, and reef sharks swim among some of the ocean’s most colorful fish and coral reefs. One of the biggest draws to Grace Bay are the sea turtles, which every diver enjoys seeing. Due to the bay’s range of depths, you can pick your dive site to feel comfortable…

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…