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've stayed there twice. Hotel and service is outstanding. Adrain, Winston, Jan, Sharon and the rest of the crew make you feel at home. The rooms are fantastic and the view from the pool area is unmatched. Highly recommend.
Beautiful Hotel in a perfect location right in the middle of the Grace bay-best beach in the world. We stayed in a 1 Bedroom with loft, kitchen and balcony. It was very spacious and equipped with everything we need. We went with our 2 year old and this place is very kid friendly. They got beach toys for the little ones and they got tons of activities for the family. One night we had movies close to the beach with popcorn and hotdogs. Another we had BBQ night seaside with music and fire dancer. Our accommodation comes with breakfast in their restaurant which was very satisfying. Pastries and fruits to start followed by main course. Will definitely be back. 5 star amenities and service all the way!
From the moment we arrived I knew this was going to be a special vacation. We were upgraded from our original suite to a 3200 sf unit overlooking pool This was done because the staff knew I had a severe back problem. That was just the beginning.
First the resort is gorgeous and second the staff is outstanding. Adrain Gibson was
incredible. If we wanted a recommendation for dinner he would suggest a special place make the reservation and arrange the transportation. The only thing missing
was a restaurant on the property All in all my family loved everything about the trip.and will certainly return. Thanks Adrain for making it so special.
I just need to start out by saying that this is not a 5 star hotel. I believed it was based on numerous ratings and TripAdvisor reviews. This is a 3-4 star resort at best, like a Marriott.
A/C in our room worked sporadically. Once we asked why it was blowing room temperature air, we were told it froze over because we put it below 71. Wish we knew that before. We slept in a hot room that was 81 degrees.
The bath and shower have a green type of mold around the shower head/ drain. Definitely do not take a bath.
Booked an ocean villa but our view was more of the pool and pretty far from the ocean. Hotel was dead while we were here but we were told there were no other rooms available. Have to book an ocean front room to be closer to the ocean.
Got a call at 9:30pm the night before check out to make sure we knew we had to be out of the room at 11:00 am because it was booked for the following night and they needed a quick turn around. Asked for a noon check out and were turned down. Considering this resort was maybe 30% at capacity, I would think they could give us 1 hour.
No restaurants on property. There is a breakfast place that serves okay food. It’s free so really can’t complain. The lunch/dinner options are pretty much non-existant. Plan to eat off the property for those meals.
Staff was pretty indifferent. Nice but indifferent.
No hot tub and pool was cold.
I’m really sorry I trusted the other reviews because overall I was pretty disappointed. I would not stay here again. For the same price, there are some better options on the island.
Our family of 6 had an amazing visit at the Somerset earlier this month. The staff is very accommodating and attentive as well as super friendly. The resort is beautiful. I have to give a special acknowledgement to Ms. Sharon and the kids club. Our older kids were so so happy with her and the activities. They would count down the minutes until it was time to see her! She is kind and warm and plans lots of fun things for the kids to do. Highly recommend! Thanks