Travel 15 days ago by Liz Adams

Our Spring Break in Turks & Caicos

Finally sharing a recap of our Spring Break in Turks & Caicos!! This was our third time visiting the island and it was just as wonderful as it has been in the past. We stayed at The Somerset (also our third time staying there specifically) and I have to say it was probably our best visit to date. I’ll go into detail about why we love/chose the resort but overall a few reason we love Turks & Caicos: the island is quiet for the most part, not as busy as other places we’ve visited (Grand Cayman). Everyone is SO KIND. There are plenty of little shops and breakfast/lunch spots to get you out and about. Grace Bay beach is soft, white and beautiful. Literally the softest sand I’ve ever felt!

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spring break in turks & caicos

I had so many questions about The Somerset specifically and why we chose that spot. First of all, it is hard to stay in hotel rooms with the ages of our kids right now and the size of our family. We also are early risers so having a kitchen is clutch. The Somerset is great because it offers everything – single bedroom/traditional hotel rooms and then anywhere from 2-5 bedroom villas. It is right on beautiful Grace Bay beach, has a traditional restaurant that offers breakfast and dinner and then a great little lunch/bar spot by the pool. They have the SWEETEST STAFF, direct beach access on Grace Bay Beach, a little kids club is offered a couple hours a day for ages 5-12 (I think!). We also love that it is easy to venture to the grocery store, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. from their location. We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa during this trip with my parents in one room, Charlie and Jack in another, George slept in a crib in a bathroom and Dave and I were in the last bedroom. It was perfect! The Somerset also hosts a beach BBQ on Tuesday nights that is totally tailored to families (even if you aren’t staying at The Somerset you can reserve a table for your family!) that is SO MUCH FUN. Maybe the highlight of my boy’s trip. We met so many wonderful families this year and truly it was just the best Spring Break.

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spring break in turks & caicos

We rented a car this trip because taxis can be expensive and we do like to venture out for dinners when we can. One of our favorite restaurants in Bay Bistro which is right next to the Somerset on the beach (we went twice this trip because you can walk right over). Other restaurants we have been to and love are Coco Bistro (fabulous) and their food truck, Coco Van. We also love Mango Reef, Da Conch Shack, Infiniti at Grace Bay Club and Grace’s Cottage. There are also so many other amazing restaurants these are just the ones I can personally recommend!

We spent our days on the beach and at the pool! The Somerset is small enough that it never feels overwhelming. We spent our days hanging by the pool/beach and because George still naps we didn’t really feel a need to over schedule ourselves. The concierge at The Somerset helped us book a 3 hour snorkeling trip that we did one day. Truly can’t tell you one bad thing about our trip – it was the best.

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Ok wait the only thing I will say is customs is sort of a mess (we flew home through Miami and it took us 2 hours to get through customs, retrieving our baggage, re-entering security and racing to our gate to make our flight to Charleston). The island is definitely growing/getting business but the Turks & Caicos airport has a hard time accommodating the visitors (probably more apparent during Spring Break). The airport was complete chaos but manageable. Just be aware! I feel like I have to mentally prepare for the fact that travel is never easy during high traffic times and just going out of the country in general. But worth it!

If you have any specific questions that I missed feel free to leave them in the comments! See more of our travels here.