We just returned from our honeymoon at Parrot Cay. Hopefully this review will help you as much as the other reviews here helped us.
Fist of all, the resort is VERY secluded and VERY quiet. We had an absolute blast just chilling out, reading books, drinking wine and watching the beautiful sunsets on the unbelievable beach and just spending time alone together. The best way I can describe the setting at PC is almost equal to that of a monestary. If you want to get away from people, spend time with your loved one and just chill out, this is the place to do it. The asian influence is very apparent on the resort design as the disruption of nature is at a minimum and the dimply lit sidewalks are almost monk-like. 95% of the people we seen were couples and the occasional nod from other guests seems to be the accepted amount of communication. In other words, not a lot of people seem to want to engage in conversation. Which, believe me, was fine with us.
The food was outstanding at both the Lotus and the Terrace restaurants. Watch out, when they say spicey, they mean SPICY! The price of the dinners though were nothing short of being robbed. For 2 people to eat an appetizer, entree, dessert and a couple cokes was well over $250 every night. Luckily, food was included in our package. And the drinks were just way overpriced. One mixed drink is $16 (without tip and not a very strong one at that). We heard about this and brought our own wine to dinner every night and they are perfectly happy with letting you do it. I can't help but think that if the drinks weren't so overpriced that they would definitely have more people in the bar. We saw 4 people in the Lotus bar once. They weren't there very long.
The helpfulness of the staff seemed to vary depending on their role. The wait staff bent over backwards to make you happy, however, the cleaning folks, maintenance staff and front counter leave a lot to be desired. For the few times that we required their assistance, they really seemed to be put off or said that they would take care of it and you never heard from them again. As others have said here before, definitely check your bill. We were charged for things we didn't purchase and not charged for things that we should have been. When we brought everything to their attention, they didn't seem too happy to have to figure it out. They don't seem to understand that when you check out and your bill is over $11,000 that you deserve the right to have someone explain the vague charges listed on your bill.
As far as celebrities, the closest we came was Mariah Carey was leaving the day we arrived. Needless to say, my new wife was not too sad to hear about that. A couple quick tips: Be sure to use the pool and jacuuzi behind the old spa. You will most likely be all by yourself. Also, there are three Tiki Huts to the right of the Infinity pool that are awesome for laying in and taking a nap that anyone can use. If you want water at dinner, they will ask you if you want bottled water or sparkling water (at a nice $7/bottle), tell them neither. Ask for tap water, it is just fine and it is free. If you must have bottled water in your room, here is a tip. Go down to the old spa and inside the locker rooms they have boittled water available for free on the counter. We simply took a few bottles back to our room and put them in our refrigerator. This worked out great for going to the beach.
As for the spa, absolutely second to none. We each had a deep tissue massage, an Indian Head massage and a hot stone massage. Skip the hot stone, not worth the money. The setting for the new spa is so tranquil and relaxing as you sit and overlook North Caicos.
All in all, PC was our dream vacation and except for a few things here and there, we were extremely happy with the ability to relax and unwind in this atmosphere. We were joking that the reosrt should be called a COMA experience instead of COMO for how we felt after seven days. We have never in our lives done so much of nothing for so long. I hope this review helps you in your travels to this resort.
Erick and Jennifer Phillips
- 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