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
My husband and I needed a place to go for our first trip just the 2 of us in 5 years --- we wanted a place that was relaxing and overall special. We have the most amazing travel agent --Michele Wise with Michele Wise Travel --- every trip she has ever planned for us or my parents in the past has been perfect. She loves this property and thought it would be perfect for what we needed. She was beyond right!!! This is a secluded, beautiful, special piece of paradise. There is nothing on the island other than this resort and some private homes. We were first in a room - they are great but something happened that we were not to happy about, especially being a 5 star resort - we contacted our travel agant who reached out to the GM and not only did they send us an amazing bottle of wine to dinner - they surprised us by upgrading us to a one bedroom beach villa. It was spectacular. The property is very lush and the water and beach is undescribable. The spa has wonderful massages. There is nothing special about the actual locker room/ steam/ etc - but the treatments were wonderful. If you like yoga and meditation - perfect place! We fell in love with the place. It is expensive but worth it. The staff was amazing and we cannot wait to return. We highly recommend the place - true paradise if you want a quiet and special vacation.
COMO Parrot Cay
This place isn’t all inclusive. You will pay big time for every Pina Colada type drink you order. Over $20 a piece. You are reminded by its ala cart status with the prices on the menu.
Landscaping is alright it’s not highly manicured but they make effort to show the landscaping in a natural way.
The walkways are clear and beautifully lit at night. some of the pots are empty with half dead ferns growing underneath them. It’s not untidy it just needs some clearing out.
Kitchen is accomading with the microwave and stove but there is no grocery store on this island so you better bring what your expecting to cook.
Coffee maker they provide coffee Nescafé brand which is generous considering they provide nothing else
No mosquitos - none! At all.
Food expensive and bland. But it was very healthy! One restaurant is open each night. Which was either the breakfast environment or the pool environment.
They did mention it being their low season and that is the reason for the lack of choice on eating establishments.
Limited menu choice on food for lunch and dinner.
Our villa came with free breakfast which was really good and creative.
Anil was our Butler and served us 100% of the time. He was the waiter. The golf cart driver. He was there in less than 5 min here’s my concern about the butler service. If you sell the room level that is more price conscious, which 80% of the rooms here. You may find yourself walking a great distance to the beach and pool. And by great distance, I would say half mile or more in heals.( dinner time) and pool slides during beach tome. They do provide bikes. Really cute bikes.
Televisions in our Villa didn’t work well. There was cable TV but we could neither see it or hear it.
But the internet was great! so bring your Amazon Firesticks or Apple TV’s.
The Transportation to and from the private island is over $1000 round trip. This was a hidden cost we didn’t know about. We were shocked at check out time.
Great patio furniture
Great beach access. You just can’t see the beach due to the natural environment ( they can’t groom it )
No peddlers on the beach what so ever.
The website says they allow kids but we only saw one Child.
Length of trip to mainland 25 min by boat only.
Continual water brought to room
Great lounge areas including high quality lounge chairs
Great beds and pillows.
Great water pressure but the water in the bathroom is scalding hot.
Butler service is awesome and they’re super accommodating.
But keep in mind constantly, you are paying for this ala cart style.
We have just returned from an amazing 7 days on Parrot Cay. It is absolutely beautiful and very relaxing. My husband and I attended the yoga classes everyday. There are two yoga instructors; Francesca and Dr P, both amazing teachers and we loved the classes. The spa is amazing and I was lucky enough to have a massage with Mawa. This was one of the best massages I have ever had. All in all, an amazing experience and we would definitely like to go back!