Turks & Caicos

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COMO Parrot Cay

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Exclusive, tranquil, spa

Parrot Cay (649) 946-7788 From the U.S.: 855-727-7682 www.comohotels.com

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At a Glance

Parrot Cay is exclusive (located on its own cay, a thirty-five-minute boat ride from Provo) and expensive, but in design and ambiance, the resort evokes the castaway beach feel more readily associated with resorts in the Maldives or Bali.

Indagare Loves

  • Setting on a private island with one of the Caribbean’s most pristine beaches
  • Gorgeous private villas with butler service for the ultimate house party
  • Excellent treatments at the pampering COMO Shambhala spa (the massages alone are worth the trip)

Review

To many, this property, part of Singapore-based hotel company COMO, epitomizes what drew people to Turks and Caicos in the first place. Legendary hotelier Christina Ong dreamed up Parrot Cay, which opened in 1998, as a place of understated elegance, where luxury is about lounging on a muslin-draped daybed, or getting hooked on daily yoga lessons at COMO Shambhala and snacking on ultra-fresh seafood in bare feet.

Parrot Cay is one of the most recognizable names in the Caribbean, with a loyal following of longtime guests including high-profile celebrities. That said, it is not for everyone, and travelers who prefer that their five-star experiences come with marble bathrooms and a buzzy scene won’t be happy here. The cluster of two-story buildings, containing forty-six guest rooms and suites with wrap-around balconies, are located in the center of the island, i.e., with no direct beach access, and, in some cases, partially blocked ocean views. The interiors are sleek and all white, with stripped wood floors and simple (some would say sparse) furnishings, including four-poster beds and pillow-topped daybeds. Several of the older rooms with dated tile floors and bathrooms could use a makeover, but the accommodations we recommend, the beach houses and villas on the water, feel fresh and chic.

To really get the Parrot Cay experience, it’s worth splurging on one of the freestanding beach houses or villas, as they offer more privacy, more space and direct access to the glorious sand beach that snakes around the island like a white velvet ribbon. The same minimalist aesthetic prevails in the spacious bedrooms and soaring living rooms, but bathrooms are considerably larger (they also have outdoor showers). Most units have a wonderful screened-in patio and a small plunge pool, and the freestanding beach houses come with butler service. For the ultimate indulgence, there are sumptuous private villas, owned by the likes of Christie Brinkley, Bruce Willis and Donna Karan on the island’s serene Western coast. Brinkley’s Lucky Villa is decorated in a shell motif. Dhyani House, a gorgeous beachfront three-bedroom, sits on more than two acres; the Residence, an estate that belongs to a major Hollywood star, comprises a five-bedroom master villa and two three-bedroom guesthouses (it can be rented in its entirety or separately). And then there’s Donna Karen’s Sanctuary, with two four-bedroom homes decorated with an eclectic mix of pieces the designer has collected during her personal travels.

There’s not much to do on Parrot Cay—and that’s the point. Guests, a stylish mix of couples and families (all with very well-behaved children), lounge by the cobalt blue infinity pool, at the beach or on the covered double daybeds built into the vegetation overlooking the beach. It’s all about pampering, wellness and—to a large extent—staying put. Unlike many Grace Bay resorts, where water activities are complimentary, Parrot Cay will arrange snorkeling, sailing, scuba and kayaking for an hourly fee; daily yoga and Pilates classes, however, are free, and the outstanding COMO Shambhala spa is so popular with guests that you’re encouraged to book treatments well in advance of arrival.

There are two restaurants: Terrace, in the main hotel, and Lotus, the breezy poolside eatery. With banquet seating, teak shutters and loungy music, Lotus is the perfect place for lunch, for a relaxed meal of healthful salads or crispy fried seafood, while at dinner, it transforms into a candlelit alfresco setting (it’s one of TCI’s most romantic places for a special-occasion dinner). The different menus are mostly Asian-inspired, including one featuring nutritious spa cuisine. The chef changes it regularly, but if you’re staying longer than three or four days, you’re bound to see some repeats.

Besides a pool table, board games and a large plasma TV in the main hotel, there’s little entertainment (unless Bruce Willis is on the island—I was told that he often takes over the sunken poolside bar, playing bartender and DJ at the same time, the only time there’s something resembling nightlife on the island). Service is attentive and friendly; the Parrot Cay staff, like that at the Amanyara, hails primarily from Asia, which some find odd at a Caribbean resort and others applaud for their smooth professionalism. Overall, Parrot Cay is one of those special places where you come to really get away from it all—you can literally watch new arrivals fresh off the boat unwind and ease into the nature-embracing lifestyle offered here.

Who Should Stay

Travelers who enjoy a relaxed, beach-chic aesthetic and are looking to spend quality time together and to drop out; also, spa aficionados who want to take advantage of COMO Shambhala.

Indagare Plus Amenities

  • Full breakfast for 2 included
  • Upgrade room category on arrival subject to availability
  • Late check-out subject to availability
  • Lunch for two once during stay (excludes beverages)

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  1. Indagare
    6:25 pm | January 21, 2014

    From an Indagare member: “The highlights of our stay were the following:

    1. Getting upgraded to a two bedroom villa on the beach (thank you!)
    2. Having a family-style lunch at our villa while hanging out by the pool
    3. Fishing
    4. The Sunday night beach barbecue with music and a bonfire

    Every event improved upon the next with the birthday dinner and bonfire being the highpoint.”

  2. Indagare
    5:55 pm | June 18, 2014

    From an Indagare member: “Parrot Cay is serene, beautiful and has a perfect beach and delicious food. The spa is fabulous and the service throughout the property is professional, polite and warm. The kids would have enjoyed a few more onsite activities, but they still loved the trip. We did enjoy snorkeling and fishing excursions, but I would suggest no longer than a half-day of fishing. We also did a kayak tour but did not have a good experience; we did not see anything, it was hot and it was difficult to navigate a tandem kayak with my kids. If the main goal is to see things, I do not recommend it, and it is not suitable for children under 12.”

  3. Indagare
    3:56 pm | September 14, 2015

    From an Indagare member: “The beach/pool and spa/yoga are great. Breakfast was incredible and I highly recommend the caesar salad off the spa menu. I would also encourage guests to use the spa amenities even if they aren’t getting a treatment. The quiet pool is serene and peaceful.”

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