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
First of all, the staff is AMAZING. So accommodating and sweet. The beach was also wonderful. Boats and chairs available, and seemed very private. The pool was relaxing as well as fun for the kids. It was quiet and free of screaming ill-behaved kids. The room was delightful. There was a kitchen, room service, nice bathroom and bedrooms, TV's in the living and bedroom. We stayed in residence 3 if anyone is going. If you are around that part, here is something you might enjoy. We found a stray cat who came back everyday. My kids named her Chip for the chip missing on her left ear. She is so people friendly and good with kids. My middle fed her sausages when the owner of a nearby residence stopped feeding her, so I guess we were attached. She was so upset to leave her. Give her a pet if you are in that courtyard. The courtyard was lovely. It was small and near the breakfast place, and was always quiet at night. The town around the place was so fun. There were shops and restaurants, so I recommend spending a night there. The Somerset is so lovely. It makes a wonderful spring break location, and it is just what a family needs.
We traveled with our kids and my parents. On the positives, the property is beautiful and the beach is unbelievably pretty. Lots of places to sit and its very comfortable. Water and drinks were always easy to get. Our room was gigantic and had a full kitchen.
The pool is not heated and when we were there, it was cold. I'm from the north east and swim in the atlantic in June. I know from whence i speak. This was an issue for my kids.
The hotel are condos owned and decorated by individuals. Our condo would be described politely as Bed, Bath and Beyond decorated and frankly, shabby. It was clean, but the furniture was and looked cheap. One dresser literally fell apart. For $1200 per night, this was a disappointment.
The breakfast was disappointing. It was small and had very little variety. The staff was very nice and accommodating, but at this price point, below our expectations.
We're not the target client for this hotel. We wouldn't go back.
Wouldn’t even consider shopping for a different resort on the island. The grounds are beautiful. The rooms and villas are so spacious and beautiful. The pools are perfect. The restaurant The pavilion is very good. The staff at the Somerset are the best! They are so very warm , welcoming, friendly, and very resourceful. From the management all the way down to the cleaning team we are always greeted kindly and treated well. Adrian Gibson and Berry Francois Guillaume are terrific. Cannot say enough about these 2.Jan and Stevonia are also very friendly. We met Billy and the Reeders on this go around and they were very kind. Warren and Winston (DJ Snoop) are awesome and more than great! I think Collin is the best pool man making sure are chairs were set for us every day. I can’t thank Loxely(Lewis) enough for answering all of my sons questions and playing catch with him for hours in the hot sun. Bernard and Queensley are both very nice and appreciated also. The pool service was great thanks to Jay ,Ronaldson(Zion), and the young lady. The beach bbq was a blast. The fire man had the bbq lit!!
Our driver Patron made the trip my daughters best trip ever. He is solid with every recommendation he gave ! He was available at any time of the day and drove us anywhere we needed to go. He also provides so much history on the Island.
We missed Alreco and pray he has a speedy recovery. Hope to see him next time.
We like to travel a lot and try new destinations. We will always go back to the Somerset ! They are sincerely the kindest team!
Thank you all.
Convenient location. Good for families, especially the villas. Good service.
Our granddaughter enjoyed the many beach activities, as well as convenient pick up to go snorkeling.
Pristine beach and good pool to relax in.
We stayed with our 2 daughters for a week and enjoyed our visit. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are very large and well appointed. The grounds are well kept and in general the staff are helpful. As many of the resorts in Turks are this is a very family oriented resort with large family groups staying during our trip. Just something to keep in mind. Also while in general the service was good the food and beverage service around the pool and beach was not so. We regularly waited 45 min to 1 hour for our food after placing our lunch order. Beverages took 20-30 min. We were on vacation so we aren’t in a rush, but this is definitely something we had to plan for. Also around the kids pool area there are about 20 lounge chairs that are regularly taken by 8am, so again something to plan for.