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Turks and Caicos

    Firsthand details about my visit to the islands of Turks and Caicos, the local food scene, and the incredible Somerset on Grace Bay, literally ranked the best beach in the world.

    Liz in the pool at the somerset turks and caicos

    I can’t say enough good things about my visit to Turks and Caicos. From the accommodations at The Somerset on Grace Bay to the local food scene to the beautiful Caribbean, it was an incredible getaway from the cold winter.

    About The Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos

    3 bedroom ocean view villa at the somerset on grace bay in turks and caicos

    The Somerset is actually one of the best-rated resorts in the Caribbean. It boasts a 4-star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide. The resort offers 53 luxury villas from a 1-bedroom suite all the way to a 5-bedroom penthouse estate, with the option to stay beachfront, with a private pool, or a lush croquet lawn.

    Liz and Vince eating ocean side Turks and Caicos

    Grace Bay is ranked as the world’s best beach by Trip Advisor, featuring world-class diving and snorkeling thanks to the world’s third-largest coral reef.

    Liz working at the somerset in turks and caicos

    The change of scenery gave me an incredible morale boost, but this was actually a working vacation. The Somerset has incredible remote office accommodations and made it simple for me to continue to get work done while also enjoying the marvelous views of the water.

    Liz floating in the pool at the somerset in turks and caicos

    When I wasn’t working, I was able to enjoy the grounds of the resort. I took a relaxing float in the zero-edge infinity pool, did some yoga and pilates, and had a fun afternoon on a jet ski. Can’t work all the time, am I right?

    chef nik at the somerset turks and caicos

    What really sets The Somerset apart is their top-notch luxury amenities like pre-arrival grocery shopping, private chef, in-suite spa services, and more. We even got the chance to cook with Chef Nik of Crackpot Kitchen.

    Liz swimming at the beachside pool at The Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos

    One thing that I thought was really cool was how the pools light up at night. They use recycled glass tiles imported from Spain that absorb the sun all day and glow at night. The Somerset is the only luxury resort in the Caribbean with these LEED-certified tiles.

    Luxury kitchen in the villas at The Somerset in Turks and Caicos

    The villas feature spacious ocean views and wrap-around terraces with large windows so you never miss anything. The croquet lawns are meticulous and the restaurants on the resort are exquisite. The Somerset exudes luxury, space, and style.

    The Local Food Scene

    conch bar in turks and caicos

    The local food scene in Turks is amazing. Everything is so fresh – which is easy to believe when Turks and Caicos have 350 days of sunshine a year. I really enjoyed the local tour sponsored by The Somerset. We went to a variety of places around the island. I tried conch for the first time as well as all kinds of delicious fresh seafood, fruit drinks, and rum.

    Liz eating conch turks and caicos

    We did some traveling around North Caicos as well. Turks and Caicos is actually made up of 40 different islands and cays in an archipelago. The Somerset is located on Providenciales specifically, but each area has its own beauty and history to explore.

    Liz exploring Turks and Caicos

    Back at the resort, I rested comfortably in my villa, with incredible sunset views over the Caribbean. I could relax on my balcony, enjoy the food ready for me in the luxury kitchen, or head out for happy hour specials at the pool and the beach BBQ after.

    2 bedroom ocean view villa at the somerset on grace bay in turks and caicos

    There are so many shops and restaurants within walking distance of the resort or easily accessible via bike, taxi, or rental car. Also nearby are an 18-hole championship golf course and tennis courts. No shortage of entertainment – on and off the resort!

    liz in north caicos

    I didn’t travel with my kids this trip, but The Somerset has amazing accommodations for families and children including the Caicos Kids Club, in-room babysitting, and kid-friendly pool.

    Liz and Vince eating on the food tour in turks and caicos

    If you’re looking for a fun, friendly, and delicious family vacation, couples retreat, or simply a change of scenery for your remote office, I couldn’t recommend The Somerset on Grace Bay enough. I’ll be back soon for sure.

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    Disclosure: The Somerset at Grace Bay hosted my accommodations and meals during my visit. All thoughts are my own.

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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