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
My wife and I, 16yo daughter and her friend stayed in a 2-bedroom villa, 3rd floor, in The Stirling House for 8 nights and had a great time. Concierge Berry was stellar in every sense of the word. Berry hooked up our villa with groceries prior to arriving, set-up SUV transportation to and from the airport and planned numerous activities in additon to many restaurant reservations. Thanks Berry!!! Beach crew of Chippy, Loxley and Quensley were superb - very helpful and sociable. Colin at the pool was super friendly and very knowledgable about TCI. Winston the Bellman provides superior service and has a very positive attitude. He's also DJ Snoopi at the Tuesday Night Beach Barbecue which should not be missed - go Snoop! Brenda our Housekepper for the week was great. Manager's cocktail reception with the GM Kevin Reeder is a nice touch every Monday night from 6-7pm with open bar, live music and tapas. The buffet breakfast in the Pavillion was just OK with a very limited variety. This is however changing as management has brought on two food and beverage consultants to make improvmements and I'm confident the Somerset will benefit from their expertise. I've been to the TCI's four times now and I have to say The Somerset exceeded my expectations in every way. I've stayed at The Palms next door and The Somerset definitely brings it in terms of their service offering. With some slight tweaks to the breakfast menu and improving the chef at the LunaSea Bar & Grill things will only get better. All around a great experience at The Somerset and we look forward to returning soon! Message to GM Reeder and The Somerset Board - you have a phenomenal staff!
My family and I enjoyed 2 amazing weeks at The Somerset. This was our 4th time there and the service was and continues to be beyond our expectations. Loxley, Chippy, Quensly and Bernard were always there to help us out on the beach. They provided amazing assistance to my elderly mother and her friend by always giving them a hand to get to their beach chairs and back. My husband who is disabled and required a beach wheelchair did not miss out on the beautiful ocean because these guys where there to provide him with the much needed support he required. Loxley and Chippy were always there to assist him with getting into the water and to enjoy the ocean. I can’t begin express my gratitude to them. They are always in my heart. Stevonya who took care of my reservations also went above and beyond to make sure our family especially my husband would have all the necessary medical/assistive devices that he required for our stay. The maintenance guy Giovanni built a ramp so my husband could get in and out of the shower. I have travelled to other vacation destinations and The Somerset has become my go to place. With all the assistance that my husband requires, I would not even consider another resort as The Somerset goes above and beyond. Lastly, the morning crew at the Pavilion were also amazing. Sara and Anika always provided service with a smile. This place is truly a gem. All the staff who work the front are outstanding. Traveling can be challenging for our family due to my husbands illness however, this place especially Loxley, Chippy and Stevonya made our vacation the most memorable one yet. We look forward to seeing you all again in the near future. Thank you for providing us with outstanding service. I am forever grateful.
We stayed at the Somerset in late August 2019. We were greeted at the airport(nice touch). The hotel room on the 2nd floor was very spacious and clean; with a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff was very courteous and helpful; from check-in to the end of our stay..The lady and gentleman at the front desk were very helpful in getting us a rental car.
We enjoyed the Island Fry on the Thursday evening at the local park.
Maybe the hotel should have a outdoor movie night for the adults.