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
Thanks to tripadvisor, we were semi-ready for to the horrible service and run down amenities, so we decided to book three days at COMO and two days at the Amanyara while at Turks and Caicos. The couches, menus, and other furniture, had a common theme of stains, and filthy old fabric. Our room was actually very nice and clean. The service at the restaurants were very slow. The staff was friendly but disengaged. 2 out of 3 of the bathrooms near the breakfast area were clogged. On the plus side, once the car drops you off at the Marina from the airport for your boat ride, there is a very nice waiting area with delicious snacks and refreshments. The boat ride to get to the hotel was beautiful and once you get to the hotel you have about a 15 minute golf cart ride to get to the hotel. The beach was absolutely stunning with its white sand and see-through water. There were also many water sports, but the beach also shared the common theme of poor service. There were no towels, and the towels that we found had orange stains on them. We were told twice that the laundry machine was broken. There was no service or drinks. When I called the manager of the hotel to tell her that we found it extremely odd to pay $$$$ for a beach resort hotel that did not provide towels she sounded like she could have care less.
We were told the resort was full but it didn't feel crowded. Plenty of room at restaurants, near pool and ocean. Staff is very genuine and friendly. Resort is kept very clean. Food was always good and more often fantastic. I would not hesitate to book another vacation at COMO Parrot Cay.
You step out of your beach-side Villa to unspoiled nature... white powdered beach... At night you can lay in privacy on the beach just outside your Villa under the stars, which shine with a brightness I have not seen anywhere else.
The beach chic whitewash Villa has a relaxed luxury feel. The Hotel staff and service were amazing.
Thank you COMO Parrot Cay for making my Honeymoon stay the happiest!
My wife and I were considering going to the Maldives for our Honeymoon. We’re from NY area and just got married in San Diego in July, so we delayed a honeymoon. After much thought, we decided based on recommendations to do Turks and Caicos. The water is gorgeous and the weather is usually very good. Upon further review and recommendations we decided to go to Como Parrot Cay.
COMO Parrot Cay was just what we wanted. Private, Relaxing, Beautiful Island and great beaches immediately outside our Villa.
Before I go on, I can’t say enough about our Butler,Restu!!
Honestly, without him, i don’t think our honeymoon would have been the same. My wife and I really appreciated Restu’s attention to detail. He made anything we desired happen!
For example, we enjoyed breakfast at the Atrium restaurant. However, the better view was on the 2nd floor. Every morning Restu would be waiting for us with a table made for 2. Just the relaxing, beautiful sunrise, view of the water and service we craved! It was phenomenal and a great start to our day every morning.
Restu not only was our butler, he also performed one night at the Lotus (think that’s what i was called) Restaurant and performed some great Pop & Rock classics. His charm shined through his music.
Once i knew Restu’s talent we were spoiled with him singing on our golf cart rides to dinner. So much fun!
I highly recommend requesting Restu as your butler if you stay here.
At the Lotus Restaurant, they could not have been more friendly and accommodating. My wife eats very clean and they modified any dish to our desire.
The manager Dusan was so attentive, friendly, professional and just completelety made us feel like we were regulars at our favorite restaurant as if we’re back home.
Elroy at the beach and activity desk was our go to for any water sports needs! Elroy was the nicest person and you could tell really cared about his job. He wanted to ensure we as guests were very comfortable and happy.
Make sure you take care of the athletic classes. My wife and i did the Metcon workouts, Yoga, meditation and water Tai Chi classes. They were all were taught and great workouts. Definitely take advantage of them!
Overall, what a great Honeymoon. My wife and I truly loved the Villa accommodations and the staff at Como.
We can’t wait to come back!!!!
Parrot Cay, is without doubt a magical place to visit and relax. The 45 minute boat ride from Providenciales to be greeted by Shirley Williams and her colleagues at Parrot Cay is a great way to start your holiday. The rooms have all been renovated in great style. The Vilas are all in the process of being renovated. The rooms with verandas over looking the ocean are wonderful but all the rooms are fantastic. There are only 70 rooms and they way the resort is planned you can actually feel that you are alone. A great feeling.