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 stayed in the residences which was perfect for our family. It had 3 bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 bath. The kitchen amenities were great! We only stayed 3 nights and didn't use it BUT if we had stayed longer, it would have been perfect to cook there. The breakfast was great! Service is a bit slow but is to be expected in Caribbean Islands. It is close to the shops, 5 minute bike ride, 12m walk to all the restaurants and grocery store. The beach is AMAZING! My kids (8 and 10) played in it all day. We can't wait to go back. The highlight of our trip was seeing a dolphin right off the beach!
This was my second visit to The Somerset in 6 months. The Somerset is a place where you can easily feel at home. From the moment you get out of your car you are welcomed with smiling faces from Winston, Adrain and Sharon to name a few. Adrain and Sharon immediately looked at us and said, “welcome back”. We quickly went to our villa to unpack and head to the beach. Again, we were greeted by Rico and Colin, same response, welcome back. Not only is the staff exceptional, the grounds are kept in pristine manner. I enjoyed my visit here so much, that I will be back with my family this summer. Thanks ADRAIN for showing us the other available villas that will accommodate our families for our next visit. See you soon!
I had an amazing stay at The Somerset and would love to return. The staff are so helpful and kind, couldn't ask for a better time! The accommodations were spacious and comfortable but the balcony was by far the best part of the condo. Excellent views overlooking the pool and beach.
We loved the Somerset! Having been to Provo 7 times during the last 5 years we like to try different resorts, but will likely return to the Somerset. The room (a five bedroom two story affair) was incredible and everything else was solid. Looking forward to returning.
1000% recommend the Somerset - the most peaceful, beautiful and amazing place with the friendliest and most wonderful staff. Can barely describe how lovely...even better than pictures.The feeling--ahhh! perfection--around the pools, the design of architecture, the flowers and grounds--and the best beach on Grace Bay. Caring staff are always happy to help. Especially enjoyed Sharon's warm smile and Bernard made paddle board attempt easy and fun. Kevin Reeder manages it all -- very well run! Big thank you, to Kevin and all the staff. Be sure to check out yoga and pilates on the lawn--with ocean breezes and ocean view, eucalyptus cooling towels and ice cold water quietly delivered... peace on earth.