The Cool Pool of the Week: The Somerset on Grace Bay

Millennials looking for a cool pool with views of one of the best beaches in the Caribbean may want to check out the runner-up of Travel Agent’s recently-concluded “Cool Pool of the World” contest.

The centerpiece of The Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos is the resort’s pool experience, comprised of a reverse current lap pool that leads to its zero-entry, infinity-edge pool. The infinity-edge pool gives way to ocean views of Grace Bay beach, often considered the best beach in the Caribbean.

The reverse-current lap pool, which at 138 feet is the longest on Turks and Caicos, has an underwater sound system and shallow children’s area separated toward the end by a gentle waterfall. Closer to the ocean is the zero-edge infinity pool. A collection of padded lounge chairs and umbrellas are available to relax on while taking in the view of the pools and Grace Bay.


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In December of 2012, The Somerset completely renovated the pools to install custom recycled glass tiles. The LEED-certified tiles, which are imported from Spain and designed specifically for The Somerset, absorb sunlight during the day and emit a soft glow at night. The Somerset on Grace Bay is the only resort in the Caribbean with these unique tiles. 

Advisors should note that the pool area can be rented out for private events. There isn’t a set amount of time in advance they need to contact the resort in order to rent out the pool area.

The Somerset on Grace Bay has 53 one- to five-bedroom villas and suites ranging from 1,400 to 5,300 square feet, as well as two restaurants and bars, two freshwater pools, a fitness center, a full-service spa, a range of activities on land and sea, concierge services and a complimentary Caicos Kids Club.

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