Grace Bay Beach Activities

Bonefishing in Turks & Caicos

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…

Staff

Vote for The Somerset Staff Members in the TCHTA 10th Annual Star Awards

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!

Awards & recognition

USA TODAY Recognizes Grace Bay among Top 10 Caribbean Beaches

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.

Dining

The Somerset Wins Savory Division in 2018 Chocolate Lover’s Competition

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!

Awards & recognition

A Top Caribbean Hotel for Families

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!

Resort news

What Guests are Saying

Great news! We are excited to share that The Somerset on Grace Bay is now Providenciales’s No. 2 hotel on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. We love receiving guest feedback to hear about our recent visitor’s experiences and most treasured times. In addition, we strive for perfection and are continuously seeking ways to enhance the vacation experience. Therefore, we sincerely appreciate suggestions and take them seriously. Our boutique resort has received 692 reviews. Below are some of the most recent highlights!

Romance

The Somerset: Your Happily Ever After Begins Here

With engagement season underway, love, romance and wedding bells are in the air at The Somerset on Grace Bay! In fact, Bridal Guide Magazine recently highlighted The Somerset as a top destination for intimate escapes. From getting engaged, exchanging vows or enjoying a relaxing honeymoon, learn how Somerset guests celebrated special milestones at our boutique resort. Pop the Question Engagement season begins at Thanksgiving and runs through Valentine’s Day, with a peak at Christmas and New Year’s. For those seeking a special spot this time of year to ask for their partner’s hand in marriage, there are plenty of beautiful backdrops to choose from. We were thrilled to welcome Karl and Ashley (pictured below) for the Thanksgiving holiday and absolutely delighted they chose to celebrate their engagement at The Somerset. The Somerset team presented the charming couple with a glass of champagne to toast to a lifetime of treasured times and…

Grace Bay beach

5 Ways to Achieve your New Year’s Resolution in Grace Bay

Every year offers the opportunities for new beginnings. Below are 5 common resolutions, and how you can achieve them during a Grace Bay vacation! 1. Learn Something New There are plenty of water sports in Turks & Caicos, and many new skills to be acquired! Skip the waves in one of the world’s best kiteboarding destinations, learn to hook your own fresh catch with deep-sea fishing, improve your balance with stand-up paddleboarding or master the art of sailing. 2. Exercise More The Somerset offers many ways to stay fit on vacation with group exercise classes, a fitness center, complimentary kayak rentals and more! For those counting steps, walk or run the beautiful 12-miles of Grace Bay beach, the world’s #2 beach. And, swimmers can take advantage of our resort’s 138-foot lap pool and its reverse-current technology. 3. Volunteer Since there isn’t an animal shelter in Turks and Caicos, we are very…