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
This hotel is a great place to stay in Turks and Caicos. The pools are great and share a great view of the beach and water. The beach itself is also wonderful and the water is pristine. The staff are always ready to help and are really nice. We stayed in residence 10 which had three floors and the biggest rooms I have ever stayed in. There was a pool table in the basement that worked really well. Also in the basement where many floats for the pool. Overall the amazing staff, amenities, and housing made this the best vacation of our life.
Just returned from another amazing 9 day stay at The Somerset! This was my 6th trip to Turks, second time at The Somerset. I will NEVER stay anywhere else. Once again we were overwhelmed by the continued warmth and hospitality the staff displayed under the leadership of General Manager Kevin Reeder. Greeted with cool towels and rum punch gets vacation was off to a great start! Our 3bedroom villa in the Sterling House was amazing and kept clean during our stay by Amisha, (she was just the sweetest). The smiling faces of Sara and Margarite started our days off at breakfast along with the rest of the morning staff. Colin at the pool greeted us each day as we passed him by,,,sorry Colin we are beach lovers, but you are a charm. The beach crew were so much fun. Bernard, Loxley, and the rest of the gang kept us hydrated as well as entertained for days! They are ALL simply the best! Ready to assist with towels, chairs, or umbrellas. They were eager to help many families with mobility issues. They rescued a few amateur sailors as well as paddle boarders, and blown flotation devices (large swans).
The location of The Somerset is perfect! It is close to several good restaurants, and a quick bike ride to town. I do suggest you stay on property and enjoy the BBQ on Tuesday nights. The DJ Winston is the best and the food was outstanding. The evening was topped off with the most beautiful sunset. Monday night we enjoyed the Manager’s cocktail party as well. It’s fun chatting with the Kevin Reeder (who truly loves his job, his staff, and people in general). The food and drinks were tasty and they had a s’more station the kids (and adults) were enjoying. I say if you are looking for a beautiful, charming, resort that welcomes families as well as couples, love a pristine beach, happy people, great food, drinks, and many amenities; look no further! I will count down the days until I can return to this amazing place! Thank You for a perfect vacation!
staff here are very friendly. we rented residence in the back court yard near the breakfast pavillion. breakfast (omelettes to order, sides like bacon, sausage, pancakes, french toast, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, fruits like pineapple, cantelope, honey dew, and watermelon, and pastries like banana bread). only drawback is they served exact same things every day so more variety would be nice. coffee, juice, milk then tips are expected of waitresses. sunscreen, towels, and water are provided free at the beach. mondays have free drinks with very good coconut shrimp. tuesday night beach barbecue is very good food but drinks are expensive with bottle of water for $3. fire show was fun and dancing by dj for teenagers and kids. kids club each day 10 am to 12 pm and 2 to 4 pm hosted by Sharon who is very patient and good with kids. Our daughter spent every day a session making things like bracelets, jewelry box, beach bag, memories for her since she is very arts and crafts oriented. beach location is next to palms resort and water is calm except for channel so be careful not to go too far because day trip excursion craft are speeding through the no wake zone. paddle board, kayak, snorkel gear, sailboat provided free so those provided fun activities. beaches is down the beach but very crowded. bight reef is 25 minute walk down the beach and worth the hike to see different fish and small sea turtles eating seagrass about 100 fee from shore. our daughter is just learning to snorkel and she easily made the short walk and swim to enjoy the swim with us. very convenient location near shopping, bella luna italian restaurant was good and we tried coco bistro but their prices are a little steep for small kids and teenagers