COMO Parrot Cay
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best on the Beach
- Free breakfast, non-motorized water sports, bicycles, group yoga, Pilates and WiFi
- Parrot Cay by Como is all about serenity and seclusion; the island is a favorite among A-list celebs
- The staff/guest ratio is 2:1
- Don’t leave without trying the coconut sorbet from the on-site plantation
What To Know
- The resort is a 30-minute boat ride from Providenciales; commercial transfers are $100 per room and can be arranged through the property (private transfers cost more)
- Restaurant menus change every three days
- Dogs 25 pounds and under are permitted at no additional cost; please notify property in advance
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- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Room Service
Exclusive private island hideaway with two top-notch restaurants, a spa and a pristine mile-long beach
Located just a 30-minute boat ride from Providenciales on the 1,000-acre private island of Parrot Cay, this eponymous resort is the crème de la crème when it comes to extravagant Caribbean living. Chauffeur-driven golf carts — the only mode of transportation on the island — putter along a labyrinth of narrow unpaved pathways that weave throughout papaya, frangipani, almond and banana plants. It’s the type of place where high-profile luminaries come to slow things down (Donna Karan owns real estate here) and escape the flash of the paparazzi.
Bed & Bath
The resort’s 75 guestrooms, villas and beach houses have four-poster beds with gauzy canopies and black-and-white photos of Parrot Cay adorning pasty walls. For more space and direct access to the azure waters, book a 1,075-square-foot One-Bedroom Beach House, which features a spacious living room and dining area with pine floors and white vaulted ceilings and exposed rafters. There’s also a conservatory with loungers, and a private sundeck with a heated plunge pool. Bathrooms pamper with separate tubs and rainfall showers, robes, slippers and Como Hotels’ Invigorate toiletries in eucalyptus, geranium, lavender and peppermint scents.
Set back from a seemingly deserted mile-long stretch of sand, Parrot Cay by Como’s sexy infinity pool is ringed with ivory-cushioned loungers and umbrellas. Sharing a portion of this sunny perch is the alfresco Lotus restaurant, which is under a shingled pavilion and specializes in Asian and Caribbean staples such as West Caicos lobster tail with fresh tomato salsa and banana ketchup. The adjacent curved stone bar shakes up crafty cocktails (we can vouch for the ginger mojito) and is one of the best spots to kick back in the evening. Inside, Terrace restaurant cooks up scrumptious Mediterranean-inspired fare in a more formal setting. Active types will enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and two floodlit tennis courts (you can even call in a pro for some pointers), while those wanting a complete respite can retreat to the spa for the signature Como Shambhala massage treatment.
In the Area
Part of Parrot Cay’s appeal is the chance to get away from it all. Go for a run on the one-and-a-half-mile path through the on-site coconut and banana plantation, splurge on a romantic beach picnic, try your hand at kayaking or strap on a snorkel and some flippers and discover the unrivaled marine life (the world’s third-largest barrier reef sits just offshore). Other activities that can be arranged include deep sea fishing, scuba diving and sunset cruises.
How to Get There
From the boat ride to the private island, to the grounds onsite, its exclusive.. they had special notes and food in our room for our honeymoon. ALL of the staff treats you like you're gold, and the service out by the main pool is incredible. Spa was the best SPA experience we've ever had. The FOOD... we are big foodies so we were very curious, yes its expensive but WORTH IT. The food was soooooo good. uh!
We will be back!!!!!! Thank you Como!
Really a special place originally honey mooned there in OCT 03 the resort keeps getting better and better. This was our 8th visit, went back for our 15th anniversary. The staff is beyond gracious and make everyone feel like a VIP. The manager Shirley who we have had the pleasure of seeing over the last 15 years makes each stay magical! The beach and resort are stunningly beautiful. The spa the best I have ever visited. I can't wait to go back! The most relaxing place I have ever been.
The airport transfer was very easy with a car ride to the small harbour then a very nice boat ride to the island although not a very nice boat. On arrival we were taken straight to our room which was a huge disappointment , we asked to upgrade in the morning to another room type also the housekeeping were some of the worst we have had and waited as we left our room on the last day like vultures looking for the tip. I will mention the island / hotel was empty so they would have had many options for us to upgrade to if they could have been bothered. We never heard back and decided on the 2nd day that with only a couple more days we wouldn’t bother.
Breakfast is nice but nothing amazing. They have juices but all with fruit so if you want a plain carrot juice or similar I was told I would have to pay extra. Also no champagne or Prosecco at breakfast which surprised me for the cost of the resort , we have visited many similar places that prize themselves as exclusive and the standard is much higher.
What was very nice was the pool area and restaurant there. The food was excellent as was the service.
Also they could do with training up the local staff to the same standard as the international staff , Bagus at the pool and a charming server in the restaurant from Cambodia really stuck out as a standard above most other staff on the island. The restaurant manager was a very charming man too and made time to speak to us on the nights he was there.
Also despite the hotel being empty the manager didn’t introduce himself once wich was a shame as we had hopped to put some of our complaints to him regarding our room.
A lovely beach and pool area with fantastic restaurant but not the best place we have visited by a long shot.
This really is the ultimate luxury get away, island retreat!
We went to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday and were spoilt rotten the entire trip.
We absolutely loved every minute and can't wait to return.
My wife and I recently visited Parrot Cay and all that Como has to offer and we left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
You cannot say enough nice things about the staff at Como. From the moment you are greeting by Vladimir, or the guys on the beach (Aldo, Kanaro, and Elroy) to the staff at the restaurants (Rik and Sam), everyone makes you feel welcome and at home.
The food and drinks are excellent. You’re paying island prices ($30.00 for a hamburger) but we’ve traveled a lot to places like this and the pricing really is reasonable. The food is truly worth the price.
The water is absolutely breathtaking. My wife and I really couldn’t get enough of the vibrant colors and soft sand. We didn’t spent much time at the pool, but when we did it was also very nice. Hint: there is a heated pool below the gym that offers a nice view and some peace and quiet from the main pool.
Our complaints, while picky and small in scale, are the islands limitations. You’re stuck on that island the whole time you’re there unless you want to pay extra money to do an excursion. The door to our room was often left unlocked by housekeeping after the room was serviced. We had no worries about anything being stolen, but it’s still a little disconcerting. Finally, this resort is not an ultra private resort (if you’re not staying in a private villa). In other words, there are kids running around at the pool and because there is only one restaurant in the off-season, you see everyone there every day.
But honestly we absolutely loved our stay. We highly recommend Como for those who are looking to relax and enjoy each other’s company. I can totally see us going back one day.