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 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.
we loved the Somerset at Grace Bay in Turks And Caicos. The white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters were amazing. We also loved that the beaches and pool were not crowded (it was the week before Christmas). Our very large, three bedroom three bath beautifully appointed beachfront unit was perfect for the 5 of us. The service was great and very personal--we felt like we had our own personal concierge, Adrain Gibson, was amazing and took care of all of our needs. This included dinner reservations at several nearby five star restaurants as well as excursions. Great place. Can’t wait to go back!!
The Somerset is a stunning property! The landscaping is impeccable, the beach front and views are spectacular. The staff is always extremely helpful, I was always greeted with a smile. The Beach BBQ was one of the highlights of my stay, the food was prepared beautifully and there was a wide variety.
I would highly recommend this beautiful resort to couples and families alike!