A year ago for my husband and I’s second anniversary, we celebrated in a place that left such a lasting impression on us that we simply had to return the following year, however this time with my family. The Somerset On Grace Bay in Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos is a place that you cannot just visit once, as you after you depart you long to return immediately.
For the first three days of our vacation, our routine was the same. All of us needed to rest, rejuvenate, and relax and wanted to save our energy for excursions at the end of the trip. Thus, every morning we began with a delicious breakfast at Pavilion. My favorite was the homemade brioche french toast with caramelized bananas, lavender honey, and mascarpone orange foam.
Then we would head towards the beach and the pools where we would spend hours upon hours soaking up the sunshine. The colors of the Caribbean are so breathtakingly beautiful that they make my heart smile.
Around lunchtime, we would begin ordering our first tropical drinks of the day. If you ever visit the Turks and Caicos, make sure to try the local Bambarra coconut rum. Warning: it is addictive!
Lunch was something we greatly looked forward, since the food at LunaSea is sublime. Each day my family tried something different, but I was madly in love with the jerk shrimp pita stuffed with avocado and handcut french fries that I ordered it every single time. Oh, and of course there were more tropical drinks to compliment the meals as well.
The rest of the day was usually spent in the ocean, because the property is located on one of the most stunning beaches in the world: Grace Bay Beach. While the pools were amazing, it was the ocean that had seduced us the most and we found it nearly impossible to leave as the sun went down.
It was such a joy to go to sleep the first three nights knowing exactly what the next day had in store for us.