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
We came on a family holiday and could not have been happier with the week spent here.The sea is beautifully clear and calm, the beaches are quiet and the resort is a secluded getaway. There is a lovely menu of healthy food and the spa is a quiet retreat. The kids club, particularly Vickie, were wonderful with are four year old, organising treasure hunts and fishing trips. The staff were truly outstanding, highlighted by the Saturday evening BBQ where we met many of the chefs who could not have been friendlier and rightly proud of their delicious food. We were looked after all week by Yuli and Meka and they were amazing - charming, friendly, helpful, professional (I could go on and on). Quite simply they made this trip 5 stars and more and we cannot thank them enough.
I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of NYC to recharge and mission accomplished at Como!
I appreciated the attentive and friendly service, healthy and tasty food, yoga/pilate classes plus well-equipped gym, and quality spa services (Thai massage was A+).
Beach was beautiful and I enjoyed a snorkeling outing.
My husband and I just spent an incredibly relaxing week at Parrot Cay. It was our second visit in two years and with good reason: it is the perfect place to relax. Everything is so well done from the service to the room appointments and the common spaces. At first glance, the resort can seem quite simple but when you look a bit closer, you notice the little details and realize how much thought went into every selection. It is all truly first class.
The staff was top notch. We adored Miroslav who was the head of the dining service. I'm not sure of his exact title but he is exactly who you want front of house. He worked beautifully with his staff and the food service was really excellent. They really went out of the way to accommodate special requests and even had a birthday cake prepared for my husband without being asked. And we found the food to be delicious. A special shout out to Rado who waited on us frequently during our stay. Lovely guy.
Our room was ultra comfortable. Again, simple, but elegant. Everything you expect in terms of fine linens, great towels, etc. Our main housekeeper for the week was Cynthia and she made sure we had everything we needed. She was incredibly nice and super efficient.
We also went to the spa. I could go on and on about it. The building is so beautiful and exudes tranquility. The spa staff are also lovely and very experienced. It feels other worldly.
We also went to several yoga classes in the dedicated yoga pavilion. Again, one of the most tranquil places. We especially enjoyed Dr. Parth, the resident Ayurvedic specialist.
There were quite a few people at the resort during our visit, or so we were told. Hard to believe as nothing ever felt crowded during meals or at the beach or pool.
And finally, the beach. Perfect.
Thank you for a great holiday!
Service was fantastic, food was excellent, and the entire trip was amazingly relaxing! Definitely recommend coming here to chill out and recharge. We got a 1 bedroom beach house and the views were incredible, so definitely recommend upgrading to one of these rooms if possible!
My wife and I just returned from our anniversary trip and are disappointed in ourselves for choosing to stay here. The beach and beach area is gorgeous, but this place does not deserve the premium price it charges. I'm fine with the $1k room, but it was really the food and drinks that left us feeling taken advantage of. I understand that you're on an island and almost everything has to be imported, but I felt like they knew there was nowhere else for us to go, and they made us pay. Based on other reviews, many people don't seem to have a problem with it, but we talked to a few other couples during our stay who all felt like we did. The best example was the Saturday night BBQ. Beautiful setup at the Lotus restaurant (where we ate 3/4 nights), but it was a casual $90/each, not including still or sparkling water or anything else to drink...and it was our only option because the Terrace restaurant was closed. $24 cocktails/wine, $20-$25 appetizers, and $38-$48 entrees including the $38 burger (which was very good). I'm only writing this to give anyone who thinks like us a heads up. We didn’t let it dampen our spirits, made some wonderful friends, enjoyed the beautiful beach/water, but we were ready to leave after 4 nights and will never be back to this resort. There are just too many other quality places in Turks and the Caribbean at this price point.