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The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos – Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation Paradise

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The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos - Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation Paradise

Traveling abroad was one of my favorite pastimes, I loved our family vacations when I was a child and I wanted to be able to share my passion with my daughter Ava when she got a little bit older and could truly enjoy the trip as much as my husband and I. Now that Ava is four years old, and a bit more self-sufficient and doesn’t require half as much luggage as she used to – I decided it was time to plan a family vacation this summer. Ava might not have been ready to backpack across Europe, but after hours of perusing travel destinations, my decision was made … we were going to the Caribbean!

Research and Resorts

Deciding to take a family vacation to the Caribbean was only half the battle though, a lot of people don’t realize just how many islands there really are! After doing some (okay, hours) of research, it was pretty clear that Turks & Caicos was a perfect place for a family vacation. There was plenty of family-oriented activities available on the islands, and the party scene wasn’t too intense to have a 4 year old running around. Grace Baby Beach in Providenciales is listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world on several travel websites and brochures – and the photos of the magical waters and resort they offered sealed the deal instantly.

The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos - Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation Paradise

When I began looking at the resorts and various hotels in Providenciales, I came across The Somerset On Grace Bay – and it was exactly what I was looking for. The Somerset on Grace Bay offers villas, which are more like your own personal condos, and that was exactly what I wanted for my family. I have stayed in many hotels all around the world, and I can lay my head down anywhere, but I wanted my 4 year old daughter to be comfortable and feel at home.

The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos - Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation Paradise

The villas at The Somerset on Grace Bay were basically apartments on the beach. I wanted my daughter to have her own bedroom to sleep in, because anyone who has a 4 year old knows that naps are crucial when it comes to making the trip enjoyable for everyone. And, the villa also came with a complete kitchen – which is a must have when you are on a family vacation. Going out to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can get exhausting. Sometimes you just want to take a trip to the market and go home and prepare your own meal.

Somerset on Grace Bay Amenities

The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos - Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation Paradise

The Somerset On Grace Bay also offers suites for those of you who don’t need an entire villa for your stay. Altogether the luxurious resorts offers a total of 53 units, if you are traveling alone or with your partner – you would probably be comfortable with their 275 square foot Queen Guest Room. If you are traveling with the entire family, The Somerset’s largest accommodations include a five bedroom penthouse, which is a total of 5300 square feet.

*The Somerset on Grace Bay suites and villas have SO much to offer, including:

*Imported marble floors throughout

*Luxurious bathrooms featuring imported marble tiles, mahogany-carved cabinets, soaking tubs, rain showers, Molton
Brown of London toiletries, waffle bathrobes, hair dryers, iron and ironing board

*Gourmet kitchen with wood cabinets, granite countertops and Viking® appliances including built-in
refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, wine cooler, dishwasher, electric stove/oven, and microwave

*Washer and dryer available

*Flat screen TVs in the living room and each bedroom

*DVD/CD multi-room sound system and iPod docking stations

*Air conditioning with thermostat controls as well as ceiling fans

*Complimentary Wi-Fi

*Outdoor terrace or balcony with views of the croquet lawn, garden, pool, beach or ocean

The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos - Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation Paradise

The washer and dryer at The Somerset was a lifesaver! I knew there would be one available when I booked the villa, so I was able to anticipate doing some of our laundry and I packed much less clothes than normal – and we had so much extra room in our suitcases to take home souvenirs. Plus, we took full advantage of The Somerset’s two pools, and it was great to be able to wash our swimsuits, since we were practically living in them! There was a 138 foot reserve lap pool, and a zero edge infinity pool – which looks like it is connected to the ocean. At night, the infinity pool is breathtaking, and the solar lights make it appear a beautiful green color and set the scene for a romantic evening. And, during the day it was Ava’s favorite place to play, she splashed in the shallow end for hours!

Lifetime of Family Memories

The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos - Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation Paradise

Over all, my daughter had a blast and we made some family memories that will last a life time – which was exactly what I had wanted. One of my favorite parts of our trips was our family dinners at The Somerset’s LunaSea Pool Bar & Grill, where we munched on some amazing food and talked about our day’s and our plans for tomorrow. The LunaSea’s conch fritters and battered grouper were my absolute favorite. And, they had a kids’ menu which featured hotdogs – so Ava was content. While we made sure my daughter had a blast on the island and splashing in the pristine ocean, my husband and I were even able to slip away and make a few memories of our own. The Somerset actually has an amazing babysitter on hand, and Ava fell in love with her immediately, that way my husband and I were able to slip in some one on one time during our stay at the resort.

The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos - Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation Paradise

We were able to enjoy everything the island had to offer, thanks to Grace Bay Car Rental. Renting a car was probably the smartest thing we did, aside from staying at The Somerset. We saved so much on taxi rides, and were able to do some exploring. My husband and I were able to take my daughter to some great locations that weren’t within walking distance, and our version of walking distance is much different than that of a three year old. Thanks to Grace Bay Car Rental, my daughter and I found the greatest place to get pedicures together – Tenoa Spa. The woman that painted my daughter’s toenails was so sweet to her!

The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos - Luxury Caribbean Family Vacation ParadiseIf you are planning a trip to the Caribbean, then The Somerset on Grace Bay is the absolute perfect place to stay. The villas and suites are actually privately owned – which means that they have a very “homey” feel to them and their owners go above and beyond to keep them in pristine condition. We can’t wait to plan another trip to Turks & Caicos. If your family is interested in booking a stay at The Somerset, head over to their official website – where you can find information on their villas, suites, spas, restaurants, and so much more!

Disclaimer: The Somerset on Grace Baby graciously hosted us while staying at their resort. Although, the opinions within this post our my own. 

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31 Comments

  1. Uplifting Families says

    This place looks so relaxing. I like the pretty zero edge infinity pool. I could see my family spending several hours playing in the pool and relaxing in the sunshine.

  2. Mykidsguide says

    The place is awesome. I would definitely consider staying there when I go to the Caribbean.

  3. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says

    I try to visit the Caribbean every year when it gets super cold in December here in New York City. Turks and Caicos is on my list, I haven’t been there yet, but would love to. Thanks for sharing about Somerset on Grace Bay, I will certainly keep them in mind!

  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    That sounds like a lovely place to stay! I wold definitely consider staying there.

  5. Diana Villa says

    Wow!!! Such a beautiful place, I would love to go there for our next vacation 🙂

  6. Savannah Miller says

    I love everything offered at The Somerset on Grace Bay suites, I do all my traveling with a 4 and 7 year old. So I don’t want these things… I NEED THEM! My hubby and I were planning a big trip next summer I am so showing him The Somerset on Grace Bay suites :)! It looks like the perfect place for a family to stay

  7. Jennifer says

    oh wow. I’m not even sure if I could pick a favorite thing but I do love a resort with a washer and dryer. That really is a life saver during long trips. I gotta say though, that kitchen is AMAZING too. I don’t like to eat out when on vacation because of my dietary needs so being able to cook my own food in a full kitchen is a must.

  8. Andi says

    I’ve never seen a pool like that in person, and I’ve always wanted to swim in one. We are going on a cruise to Grand Cayman/Jamaica soon, but this got me thinking about a college grad present for my daughter might be to send her to a place like this. She would enjoy a place where she can prep her own meals, I’d imagine. I mean, nothing wrong with service, but she has food allergies, so she’s DIY most of the time.

  9. Jeanette says

    I have been wanting to go there for years. This place looks AMAZING!! I am totally jealous I love the infinity pool and the room you stayed in (ok I think Loved everything there! LOL)

  10. Rebecca says

    thid is a great post for me to read because we have been putting off travel because of young children. It’s encouraging to read about families who make it work and have fun!

  11. Liz Mays says

    Oh this just sounds so nice. If we could spend a week or so out there we’d be in heaven.

  12. lisa says

    This really does look like paradise! I would love to take a caribbean vacation with my family!

  13. Camile says

    Looks beautiful! I have a 4 year old and a 10 month old and I agree it is important to pick vacation spots that are comfortable for them. We will definitely consider this resort if we ever visit Turks and Caicos. It is on my list of places to see so hopefully it will happen sooner rather than later.

  14. alexandria waning says

    wow. there are like, no words for how beautiful that is. makes me want to travel somewhere exotic.

  15. lisa @bitesforbabies says

    That place looks stunning!! My kids are still young though so I would prefer going alone, lol!

  16. Crystal & Comp says

    What an amazing get away this would be. I love that kitchen and the pool. Oh, and of course the ocean.

  17. rika says

    I’ve never been to Turks and Caicos.. Sounds like an amazing place with beautiful beaches!

  18. Chubskulit Rose says

    Wow, looking at the phootos relaxes me already! Thank you for these great tips.

  19. Jeanine says

    This definitely looks like a place to stay. How beautiful. I love how pretty everything looks and how fancy! Definitely a vacation paradise!

  20. ricci says

    Those all look like amazing resorts!! I would love to go to Turks and Caicos one day!!

  21. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} says

    What a beautiful place! I love staying at luxurious places like this while on vacation. It makes the experience so much more awesome! Looks like a LOT of space there.

  22. Lynndee says

    Looks like it is really the best place to stay in the Caribbean. Look at that view of the ocean. It makes me want to go there right now and just relax.

  23. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This looks like an amazing resort. I would love to spend a week here. It looks so relaxing and beautiful.

  24. Chantal says

    Wow Grace Bay looks absolutely amazing! I could picture myself on a vacation there this very minute!

  25. Julie (xfallenmoon) says

    Ok wow, that’s such a BEAUTIFUL place! you’re so lucky! Look at that pool! My husband is Mexican and we often go to Mexico, but rarely to places like these. I hope you enjoyed it!

  26. Kathy says

    That is so beautiful! That would be so nice to be able to visit. I know my family would love that. I could have so much fun relaxing there.

  27. Bonnie @wemake7 says

    What a gorgeous place to take the family! The pictures are amazing and makes me want to see that place some day.

  28. HilLesha says

    Turks and Caicos is simply gorgeous! It has been on my travel bucket list for awhile. 🙂

  29. Sarah Bailey says

    Oh wow what an amazing looking place to stay – I would definitely be up for visiting myself. x

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