Somerset on Grace Bay
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Amazing hotel for families. Rooms are big, beautifully decorated and new. Great kitchen with viking appliances. Friendly and competent staff. Tuesday beach barbecue is also great. The staff at the front desk can help you with everything on the island.
My wife and I spent 4 nights here for a friends wedding. They couldn't have picked a more beautiful spot! The resort has beautifully maintained gardens. The pool is broken into three separate tiers with the one closest to the beach being a walk-in infinity pool. The staff was nice and generally helpful. But the beach..... UNBELIEVABLE!!!! We had a nice beach lounger, towels, table and umbrella each day. Cold waters were readily available and the beach staff was great! The sand and water is to die for. The water reflects a turquoise glow onto the underside of the clouds above. The only downside... They need new bikes. The one I took out literally stopped cranking downtown. I believe they may have new ones on order so that would make The Somerset a home run! Also to note. Since the actual owner of the unit is responsible for the furnishings, we won't comment on some of the updates needed in our unit.
We researched a lot of places and were impressed by many. While on the island, we made a point of checking most of them out. Without a doubt I would return to The Somerset! From the moment you arrive, the staff makes you feel at home with a friendly greeting, a cool towel and a delicious island welcome beverage. Because they only have 53 (luxury) villa units compared to some of the larger hotel locations on Grace Bay, you really do get to know everyone and best yet, they know you and quickly learn your preferences. Our stay included a continental breakfast (sit down menu) every morning. Although the pools (reverse-current lap, wading and infinity edge) are lovely, we couldn't pass up time on the beach. The sand is incredibly soft and white and the perfect compliment to the crystal clear blue water. Each villa is privately owned and decor will vary accordingly. A couple of highlights- The hotel offers bikes that can be checked out at the front desk free of charge (only 2 were working when we were there, but 6 new ones were on order)- croquet sets were also available with a wonderful garden lawn to play and enjoy- Kayaks, SUP, 16' Hobie Cat sailboat available with a one-time charge per room for safety instructions- complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas with a wonderful beach staff to help you set up your area (we never had issues obtaining beach or pool chairs) - Tuesday Beach BBQ is a great experience - $50pp, beach-side, under moonlit skies, tiki torches, and an amazing fire dancer Other area info:- although the hotel is centrally located, you will need a taxi to many of the local restaurants (true for most any property on Grace Bay) a typical charge is $10-14pp each way - The hotel offers a "pack with a purpose" give-back opportunity. A great way to help local children in need. The front desk can also tell you about a shelter in town where you can walk homeless dogs on the beach.- Caicos Conch Farm is a fun and unusual outing - The hotel can help you rent a car for a portion of your trip - drop off and pick up at the hotel- couldn't be more convenient or a better way to enjoy and see some of the area. - Although the hotel offers a kids club, I was pleased that The Somerset was family friendly but had an adult feel. -Be sure to check out the Thursday Night Fish Fry at Bright Park. -Snorkel options with pick up at hotel beach are available. Not the best snorkeling but fun none-the-less. Fun crew and yummy lunch on a local private beach. -Hotel Spa offers a lot of treatments- all wonderful but spa area is small and relegated to a few treatment rooms. (exceptionally friendly staff professionals) - Island food was delicious but not impressive (I'm somewhat of a "foodie" and mean this as a comment not an insult) My favorite meals (and we tried many...) was Grace Bay Club- Infinity/Krave (if you go ask for a table away from the music speaker. much too loud- difficult to hear the others at my table of three!) -a glimpse at some of our other restaurants: Coco Bistro, Hemingway's on the Beach, Mango Reef, Parallel 23, Pavilion, Somewhere, Bay Bistro at Sibonne (ask about private, beachside tables)
We were last here in December and we enjoyed so much we decided to come back six months later. We absolutely love the resort. I think the staff here is amazing. Everyone we encountered from the front desk to the pool staff and beach assistance. So many of the staff go above and beyond -Alreco, Collin, Bernard, Lewis, and Quinsley. As well as the front desk crew Samantha, Adrain and Jan. The resort itself is beautiful but honestly the warm welcoming staff is what keeps up coming back. We stayed in an ocean front villa a building and it was beautiful. We prefer the first floor because we travel with children. We last stayed in the c building on the first floor and I thought that was very nice as well I would probably prefer to stay there again only because of location. The cleaning staff came twice per day. The villa was gorgeous. Plenty of activities available down by the beach. The food on sight is very good at both The Pavilion and poolside dining. I'm pretty certain we will return sooner than later.
Our family rented a 5 bedroom villa right on the Gulf Started out with Ac on second floor on the blink. The staff immediately came to our rescue. Samantha the resort manager personally came down a gave our kids a 3 bedroom villa right below us for the night until it was fixed the next day (I say kids as they are 29-40 years old)That did not stop chef Brad from preparing a 5 coarse meal in our villa on the first floor, With chicken an shrimp entrees tuna,shrimp and conch appetizers,A wonderful salad with his special sauce And a double decker White and chocolate cake with white fillings. It was probably the best dinner. I have ever hadSo good was the cake that on third day we go another and for only $40. Our stay here was truly 5 stars or rather 6 stars. Samantha got to be like one of the family. She comped our first night stay because of the Ac problem. If you want to stay at the top resort on Turks stay at Somerset. My wife and I had stayed at the Regent Palms several years ago and it was really nice too, but going back again no question we would stay at Somerset. Thank you Chef Brad and Samantha
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Continental breakfast daily
- Shuttle service to golf course
- A la carte restaurant, O'Soleil/Pearl Lounge with an island-infused gourmet menu for dinner only
- LunAsea is a casual bar and grill serving lunch and beverages
- 1 bar
- Room service
- Reverse current lap pool with underwater audio
- Infinity edge pool overlooking the beach
- Exercise area
- Meeting facilities
- Rental car desk
- 1 queen-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- Clock radio
- Mini-bar and mini-fridge
- CD player
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Kitchenette facilities including microwave
- Maximum occupancy of 2
- 1 queen-size bed or 1 king-size bed
- Telephone with voice mail
- Hair dryer
- Wireless Internet access
- Kitchen facilities including full gourmet kitchen with Viking stainless equipment, wood cabinet kitchen, granite counter tops
- Maximum occupancy of 3, up to 2 adults
For the Kids - Babysitting available for a fee.
Resort Location Map
Somerset on Grace BayTurks And Caicos,Turks And Caicos Islands
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Princess Drive Grace Bay, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales
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