Look no further! If you want a 5 star experience in Turks & Caicos, Parrot Cay is the place. The beautiful & tranquil beaches will blow you away. If you are looking for some peace and rejuvenation, this again is the place! We made our reservations online and had a few follow-up questions. Keyona, the reservations manager, patiently guided us through and made the process a breeze -she made sure all our questions about the room and resort were answered. We arrived in the afternoon and Ozzie picked us up at the dock. His warmth and humor really kicked off our vacation in a fun and upbeat way! I also noticed every time we passed someone, they would smile and wave--the entire trip! What a friendly place.
If you can swing it, the ocean view villa is the way to go. The room, the view, the amenities were so amazing including the spacious living area, dipping pool, fancy expresso machine (I had way too much espresso) and two outdoor showers, we never wanted to leave the room. Villa #1002 a 1 bedroom had the best in terms of privacy and convenience to the main beach, pool and Lotus restaurant. You feel like you can be a part of the resort and its guests without being too close.
White sand, crystal blue waters. A few sea critters which we loved. Great for shell and sand dollar collecting. I found a conch shell and was ecstatic! What a great souvenir. I took it to guest services to have it cleaned and Sherlene kindly told me that my conch shell had seen better days. We laughed about it and she said, she would try and locate me a better one. They really go above and beyond here.
Both restaurants are excellent. We loved the fact that they had a delicious regular menu and also a Shambhala spa menu. When you are on vacation, you definitely want to treat yourself and have a burger but it's so refreshing to be able to pair that with a spa menu item. We had atleast one thing from the spa menu every meal. The standouts for us were the parrot cay fresh juice, grilled swordfish, raw oysters, foie gras, spa menu cheesecake, spa menu hamachi salad, and chocolate cake at Terrace. We ate mostly at Lotus the casual restaurant overlooking the pool and beach. Gustu, our regular server always greeted us with a warm smile and happily suggested popular menu items. He also remembered each time I came that I was very prone to mosquito bites and quickly put out incense at my feet upon my arrival. It was so sweet and thoughtful.
I live in the LA area and am pretty familiar with the best spas in Beverly Hills. The Como Shambhala spa is world class! From the front desk staff (Pam) to the massage therapist, I was really impressed. Everyone was very knowledgeable and experienced. I had a deep tissue (hard to find a good one) with Danti and she did not give on the pressure (75 mins) until the 75th minute. I loved every minute of it. She also said two very key things to me - 'this oil massage reduces cellulite' and 'do you want stomach massage-its good for digestion?' SOLD.
Yoga/Pilates Class daily & Activities:
We really took advantage of all the activities offered at Parrot Cay. There are daily yoga and/or pilates classes- one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. One day we were late for a 5pm pilates class and bumped into Tia, the estates manager who we had previously met. She was riding in a two seater golf cart and kindly offered us a ride. The three of us squeezed in and were off! Her enthusiasm and smile is really infectious. The spa also offer private classes which we did one day with Anabel for pilates. Extremely experience, Anabel made our duet session really fun and a good workout! For other forms of activities, we kayaked on the mangrove side and saw some sea creatures, wildlife and birds; we paddle boarded (unsuccessfully); and we played a couple rounds of tennis.
If you are looking for a peaceful vacation in the most gorgeous setting-where you can do as much or as little as you want, this is the place. You may also run into a few high profile/celeb types, as we did. I really cannot say enough about the staff and their genuine passion for hospitality. They made us feel like family.
1 bedroom ocean villa #1002
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