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 love The Somerset ....no secret , have stayed here many times! We love the beautiful condos that have everything you can possibly need...including Bvlgari lotions, shampoo & soaps! The included breakfast is excellent--lots of fresh fruit , eggs to order & yummy Danish! The staff is amazing...shout outs to Bernard, Colin, Rico, Loxley & Quinsley at the beach. The front desk including Adrian, Sharon, Berry , Winston, Warren , Juan Carlo and others. The GM , Kevin is very visible and throws a great Managers cocktail party on Monday nights....excellent apptz. Lots of pool & beach chairs available--no saving needed, sun screen station --for free. Water sports -free, cold water on the beach-free. Excellent poolside restaurant, LunaSea ! All in all...perfect again !
We stayed here recently on a family vacation, the rooms are HUGE- great for large family gatherings but also the staff are amazing!!!! We had 3 young boys, two of which normally NEVER want to go to a kids club and Ms. Sharon, the kids club manager was amazing. To be fair this isn't your typical kids club with a room full of toys and distractions, this is Ms. Sharon leading them in an activity each day. My kids BEGGED to be with her. For her alone we'd come back! Also Winston and all the front desk staff really went above and beyond to help us book dinner reservations and made sure our rooms were ok, even helped us with a small problem the day of check out. My only CON of the place is I feel like the other staff, around the pool and food, etc need a little bit more training. It wasn't the polish I'd expect out of a resort that was billed 'luxury'. For example one pool staff member was trying their hardest to get towels quickly on some lounge chairs for us (very nice!) but then in the process spilled my husbands newly poured cup of coffee. He was nice about it and said 'oh, i'm sorry sir'. But after that, that's when he should either offer a new cup of coffee or go get one. Again nothing that would stop me from visiting again but I though I'd note it.
We loved our visit to somerset. Gorgeous beach. Amazing 3 bedroom apartment on the beach. Great staff especially Adrian front desk and Jacqueline house keeping. Beach staff very helpful also. Location is perfect right on the water.
Thoroughly enjoyed the beach, lap pool, spacious rooms and baths, plentiful Gluten Free options at the pool bar restaurant, and the meticulously manicured grounds. Most appreciated the service by Adrain Gibson for meals, excursions, and reminders, both before and during the trip, and by Gilbert Telis for bikes, tips, and a warm welcoming smile every time. Enjoyed chatting with Miss Sharon and watching her care for the kids each day, and meeting Kevin Reeder the GM as well as many residents.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Somerset. Everyone was so friendly, and the service was great. The resort is a quick 20 minute drive from the airport.
Our room was amazing with the perfect view of the pool and ocean. Every time we walked into our place, it caught our breath. So spectacular! We had two bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, laundry area and a huge deck, over looking the pool. The place was so nice!
There is a long infinity pool and very easy access to a nice beach area. There are many beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, sunscreen and water easily available for you.
The ocean water was amazing! So incredibly crystal clear and refreshing. We took the paddle-boards out and went for a ride on the small raft - no extra charges for this.
The pool bar restaurant serves pretty good food. We loved the quesadillas! The Pavillion was a beautiful place for breakfast. We chose to wander out to Grace Bay for most lunches and dinner. The resort seems to close down a bit at night.
They have a normal hotel gym. It is in a basement area so we chose not to use it and got our exercise in by walking and swimming. The resort also has bikes which you can check out for a short 10 minute ride to town.
We all had massage appointments at the spa which were great!! Berry at the concierge was helpful in setting these up by email.
If you are staying Thursday - Sunday, there really is no activities. We would have loved to attend a yoga class which is offered Tuesday and Thursdays.
Go in town to the Fish fry on Thursday nights for great music, many food choices and shopping.
We ate at Coco Bistro - need reservations well in advance but could chance sitting in the bar area, which we did after a 30 minute wait. The Retreat kitchen is an amazing vegetarian friendly spot for lunch. The zucchini bowls were so tasty! Kalooki’s was a fun Jamaican spot with live music.
All in all, this was a beautiful quiet place for a rejuvenating vacation. It does not have all the activities, amenities at nearby Beaches but that place seems overwhelming.
My only complaint is that a taxi to Grace Bay was $7/person or $21 for all 3 of us. It seemed really high. Would love if they could have a shuttle there and to the airport.