We (my wife and i and another couple) just returned from 5 days at Parrot Cay. We were originally supposed to stay 8 days but found out at the airport on the way there that my passport had expired, so we were delayed three days. When we booked we thought 8 days may be too long, as we knew it would be quiet there. We were very wrong!! We did not want to go home after only 5 days, as we were just getting into the mood of the place, which is totally relaxed. It is amazing how fast the days went just relaxing, reading, swimming, playing tennis, working out, getting massages (the best we have ever had), kayaking, sailing the hoby cats, never mind eating amazing food!!
The beach at Parrot Cay is second to none. Truly amazing white powder sands. It really doesn't get any better. The pool is also amazing. It is an infinity pool overlooking the beach.
There are many posts about the trip there, so I won't cover much of that. Suffice it to say that from NYC it is very easy.
The staff is mostly from Bali, Thailand, Indonesia, etc. and all incredibly friendly and accomodating. As good as it gets.
The food, although very high priced, is excellent. We were concerned about there only being two restaurants to choose from but we never got tired of the two. The only drawback was that we felt like the liquor (particularly the vodka) might be watered down. We all drank martini's and we all had the same feeling that it tasted watered down. I certainly hope that is not true but that is what we experienced. Also, one night I had a double shot of Pyrat Rum XO Reserve, which I frequently drink at home. When the bill came I discovered that it cost $25 per shot at Parrot Cay, which is crazy since an entire bottle costs just $25. Funny enough, the other drinks were not really over priced, so it could have just been a mistake on their pricing (General Manager Grant who I know will be reading this take note).
The only draw back to Parrot Cay are the rooms themselves. They are certainly adequate but they are not truly first class, as the rest of the resort truly is. The bathrooms are particularly small and the showers are not enclosed. Not a big deal really but at over $1,100 per night, we expected more. Also, other than the villas (which are right on the ocean), the rooms are set back from the ocean and it is about a 3 minute walk to the pool and ocean. That said, the rooms are perfectly comfortable and the beds and linens are excellent, so we got over it pretty fast. All of the other parts of the resort made up for it.
The spa at Parrot Cay is a highlight. It is really beautiful and the therapists world class. We kept saying that Parrot Cay would be a great place to come for a week of getting yourself healthy, working out, eating right, resting, etc. The place really is designed for this.
Surprisingly there were a lot of kids at Parrot Cay, particularly those under 2 years old but there were quite a number of 8-13 year olds as well. They were no bother to us but we were surprised to see that many there, as we did not think it would be that child friendly and thay they might get bored. They all seemed to be having a great time though.
So, in summary if you are looking for a very relaxing resort with great beaches, fantastic service and don't care that much about a top, top shelf room, then this is the place for you. We loved it and will certainly be going back....hopefully soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks and Caicos is the northern Caribbean’s preeminent private island. It combines nature—1000 unspoilt acres, a mile-long powdered beach—with relaxed luxury and the multi-award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat, which offers a range of holistic, Asian-inspired therapies as well as yoga and Pilates with world-class tuition. Accommodation, comprising whitewash interiors with chic teak finishing, includes beachside houses and villas. The island also features private residences, offering absolute privacy away from the main resort. The island’s two restaurants serve gourmet and easy dining as well as healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine. Watersports, diving and island adventures complete the Parrot Cay experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parrot Cay Providenciales
- Parrot Cay Turks Caicos