The Somerset on Grace Bay
What We Love
- Caicos Kids Club program, with customized activities including tie-dying and movie nights
- Free weekly manager’s cocktail party for guests in the breezeway of the Stirling building
What To Know
- No spa, but guests can use the one at neighboring Palms Resort or book in-suite treatments
- The fitness center is on the small side
- It’s about a 15-minute walk to shops and restaurants
- Some water sports may require a fee or training course
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Beach-chic. Opened in 2006, the 53-room hotel comprises eight buildings along world famous Grace Bay Beach. It’s the kind of resort made for languorous days, relaxing on the sandy shore or beside the 70-foot infinity pool with a tropical cocktail. Spacious rooms and a long list of kid-friendly activities make it clear why this is a favorite choice for family vacations on the beach.
Bed & Bath
Starting at 1,400 square feet, villas and suites feel more like apartments than hotel rooms thanks to the inclusion of full kitchens and private terraces. Groups should spring for the three-level, 2,700-square-foot Two-Bedroom Garden View Villa Suite, adjacent to the croquet and bocce lawn. In addition to a private patio or balcony and two and a half bathrooms, these suites also have washer/dryers and kitchens with Viking stainless steel appliances — especially useful for families, as dining out on the island can add up quickly. Opt to provision your kitchen before you check-in via the hotel’s pre-arrival concierge.
There are activity options to suit everyone here. Athletic types can try windsurfing or stand-up paddleboarding at the beach, while guests looking for R&R can pick from two pools to lounge by. And for the munchkins, there’s a kids club that organizes fun on-premises activities like shell collecting and treasure hunts. When hunger strikes, head to O’Soleil restaurant for an upscale continental dishes like seared Atlantic salmon or wild mushroom risotto, capped off with a cigar from their selection of Cuban and Dominican smokes.
In the Area
Take your plastic for a leisurely 15-minute stroll to the Regent Village and Saltmills shopping complexes, where you can check out a Jais jewelry outpost, art galleries and a surf shop. When you’re finished browsing head to Vino Tiempo Wine Bar, a fun, low-key spot where you’ll mingle with locals and visitors alike over a glass of pinot grigio. There’s plenty to do offshore, too. The world’s third-largest barrier reef sits a few hundred yards off the coast of Providenciales. Dive Provo is the premier scuba company on the island, with group diving excursions and instruction offered daily.
How to Get There
We loved the Somerset. The condo resort is perfect. Everyone is extremely nice and friendly. From Bobby at the front desk to Ricoh at the beach. They cater to you. The villas are gorgeous and spotless. The beach and water are awesome here. They have complimentary kayaks, Kobe sail boats, paddle boards, rafts for the ocean and rafts for the pool too.
You will love the Somerset. The staff is amazing! The condos are first class and the view is like standing in a post card. You can kick back by the pool or sit at the beach. Crystal clear, flat water, that's my favorite spot.
While you are there, don't miss going to experience the fish fry with the junkaboo parade. And if you like snorkeling, go to the Coral Gardens hotel to snorkel the reef just feet from the sand. The Somerset offers a beach BBQ that you don't want to miss. The food is buffet style and is very good. They have great music with one of their workers, Winston, as the DJ, and a fire dancer show that is amazing. Great fun! It's really a highlight of the week.
You could just stay right here your whole time, but if you want to get out for dinner, try the colorful Mango Reef restaurant or for lunch the famous Conch Shack. Also, right next door is a super casual beachfront restaurant for breakfast on the covered patio with a great view of the bay. I look forward to going back to The Somerset as soon as possible.
It's not often that my family goes on vacation for a week and by the end of the week we feel as if we've been staying with friends who have taken care of our every need. However, that is how I feel about our stay at the Somerset. We had a wonderful stay! We enjoyed the immaculate grounds, our villa, access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, the personal touches, the welcome gift, chef Joseph's lunches and so much more. We especially enjoyed the staff and their genuine interest in ensuring guests were well taken care of. Everyone one of them made a difference to us, Tanya, Tasha, Billy, Adrian, Warren, Sara, Jodesti, Liliane, Quensley, Bernard, Collin, Loxley, Rico, Ellen and Kevin.
If you're looking for a hotel that will exceed your expectations in Grace Bay, consider staying at The Somerset, we're so glad we did.
We were once again blown away by the friendliness and professionalism of everyone we came into contact with at The Somerset. I would love to list them all individually but honestly I would have to list everyone! This was a large part of the reason we chose to return to The Somerset for the second year... that and of course the beach is gorgeous! It was also nice to see so many of the same faces. The first day we walked in to our unit to our groceries being unpacked and put away for us - wow! I think the fact that there were so many familiar faces speaks well to the satisfaction and pride most employees feel in their positions - any time we called for and/or needed anything someone responded instantly... and with a smile - and they adjusted their cleaning time all week to best fit our schedule.
I also absolutely have to give a shout out to Sharon in the Kids' Club. It is clear how much she loves her job... and the kids all adore her in return. Last year our son didn't want to go to the Kids' Club... until after his first visit. Then he insisted on going at least once a day. This year (much to my husband's dismay) he absolutely HAD to go to both sessions each day (unless we had an excursion planned) and would count down the minutes in the morning until he could go and see Ms. Sharon. He cried on his last day at the idea of leaving her... we almost did too! I also love that the arts and crafts the kids are doing are worthwhile and engaging... and that they were different from last year. I heard several other parents commenting regarding the same thing - we all referred to Ms. Sharon as the "child whisperer" and it was nice knowing that we parents would get a small break each day.
Once again, we thank everyone at The Somerset for helping our family have a wonderful vacation and look forward to seeing everyone again soon!
When I say that I knew I was on vacation when I arrived at the Somerset,I mean it.....We felt taken care of as soon as my daughter and I was greeted by Adrian at front desk check-in. But it didn’t end there, our complimentary breakfast with Sara as my server was fabulous.... right down to the Harney & Son black tea that I drank.... My daughter and I didn’t want to leave our villa but when we did, we headed straight to the beach where we were taken care of by Loxley and Jodesti....I thought my 2016 trip to Honolulu, HI was the ultimate vacay but I was quite mistaken after my stay here at The Somerset, this location easily topped my Hawaiian visit and it is easier to travel to, with that said, I plan on visiting this place again in the next few months.....