Exciting news! The Somerset once again earned the coveted Four-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide. This year, the trusted source of travelers celebrates its 60th anniversary of the Star Awards. The esteemed travel source provides luxury travel ratings globally so that guests can make informed decisions when planning their vacations at the world’s finest properties. Our General Manager Kevin Reeder and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Elizabeth Johnston were presented with the plaque at Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit in Beverly Hills, California on February 27 and 28. Industry stars, luxury brand professionals and Hollywood celebrities honored hospitality’s best hotels, restaurants and spas from 50 countries worldwide. “This is a tremendous testimony to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic staff.” — Kevin Reeder We are truly honored to be among the 2018 Star Rating recipients, and appreciate your ongoing support!
In addition to helping guests create treasured times, the staff at The Somerset also strive to provide opportunities and special memories for the local Turks & Caicos community. Ashley Learning Center The Somerset partners with the Extraordinary Minds Ashley Learning Center, a small, non-profit institution created to nurture and develop young children with mild to severe disabilities. The school has a small, but qualified staff who love to teach and provide a warm learning environment for the students. Their main goal is to help students with the skills necessary to have a successful, independent, and happy life in their community. General Manager Kevin Reeder has a longstanding history of doing volunteer work for similar charitable organizations prior to coming to The Somerset. After hearing about the center, Kevin was excited to learn more about the non-profit’s mission to see how The Somerset could support their needs. Valentine’s Day Project We visited the center in February…
With soft sparkling sand and crystal clear waters, beautiful Grace Bay Beach just received top recognition. TripAdvisor once again named Grace Bay as the No. 1 Beach in the World. This award recognizes the very best in travel, based on the unbiased reviews from TripAdvisor users. This pristine Turks & Caicos beach is located on the north shore of Providenciales, where you’ll find many things to see and do. Whether you’re seeking family fun or a romantic getaway, picturesque Grace Bay offers the opportunity to enjoy the greatest gift of all — treasured time together. And, despite Grace Bay’s international acclaim, it always feels like an uncrowded paradise. We look forward to welcoming you soon to experience this tranquil setting on the World’s No. 1 Beach!
Sunshine-filled activities abound on Grace Bay, and there is one unique Providenciales experience you cannot miss. Bonefishing, considered the ultimate fly fishing, proves an exciting excursion for adventurers, families, and sightseers of all skill levels. What is bonefishing? Fly fishing for bonefish is a popular sport in South Florida, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. This activity is considered a challenge since these wily bonefish swim at speeds up to 25 mph and make for an exhilarating time as you reel them in. Wade in shallow waters or reel them in from the boat. Since bonefishing is mostly done for sport, these fighting fish are usually thrown back. Provo’s bonefishing experts The Somerset’s guests love going on fishing outings in the “big fish mecca” of Turks & Caicos with Bonefish Unlimited, which has been based out of Providenciales for more than 35 years. Captain Barr and Captain Will know…
It’s time for the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association’s (TCHTA) 10th Annual Star Awards! The Somerset staff prides themselves on delivering personalized guest service, and we’re honored to have nine nominees this year. For the 2018 Fan Favorite, TCHTA is asking for your input! The Star Awards Fan Favorite will be determined by the nominee’s Facebook photo that receives the most “likes.” Follow the links below to show your support and vote for The Somerset staff members. The Somerset Nominees Ambassador of the Year: Stevonya Cox Employee of the Year: Adrain Gibson Executive Chef of the Year: Chef Brad Townsend Heart of Hospitality: Jiovanni Salon Housekeeper of the Year: Marchalle Johnson Manager of the Year: Tanya Williams Supervisor of the Year: Bernard Hyde Supervisor of the Year: Jodesti Francois TCHTA Shining Star: Reco Forbes As always, thank you for your ongoing support!
Great news! Grace Bay has been named among the Top 10 Caribbean Beaches in USA TODAY 10Best annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The popular media outlet enlisted a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorite beaches. Then, throughout the past month, travelers cast daily ballots for their own favorites. We appreciate your votes and ongoing support! With 12 miles of soft, sandy beach and calm, coastal blue waters, there are many reasons to love Grace Bay. Whether making new memories on a return visit or experiencing the destination’s splendor for the first time, we look forward to sharing the joys of Grace Bay Beach with you soon.
February is the month of love, flowers, and most importantly, chocolate! To celebrate everyone’s favorite indulgence, The Somerset participated in Turks & Caicos’ 8th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Competition. The island’s best chefs competed with sweet and savory chocolate-inspired dishes. The Somerset Executive Chef Brad Townsend and Pavilion Pastry Chef Mercedes Fernandez prepared Lobster Stuffed Agnolotti, with a Champagne, white chocolate cream sauce. Their culinary talent and creativity delighted many guests, and The Somerset team took home the gold title for the Savory Division. The event benefited the Salvation Army and its school hot-lunch program. We were honored to support such an important cause, and had a wonderful time participating!
Great news! The Somerset on Grace Bay has once again been named one of The Caribbean’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. These awards recognize the best in travel, based on the millions of reviews from TripAdvisor users. Now in its 16th year, the hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value. photo: Paradise Photography The Somerset offers a tranquil setting where the young, and the young at heart, can create treasured times. Our resort is known for its ability to accommodate families and was previously named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite and one of the World’s Best Hotels for Families by Travel + Leisure. 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!
The Somerset’s children’s drop-off program, Caicos Kids Club, offers a variety of physical and creative activities designed for children ages 5 to 12. Kids Club Coordinator Sharon Scott ensures that these special activities create treasured times for guests of all ages!
As you create treasured times on your Turks and Caicos vacation, we hope you will capture your memories on camera. Share your favorite photos with loved ones, other travelers and The Somerset team for a chance to win $100 Resort Credit. We will select a new winning photo approximately every 2 months, and announce the winners in our email newsletter.