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
It was an amazing experience for us. The staff was great, you feel like home. It's as to stay in a Maldivian island but in August! They had gifted us an upgrade of the room. I Don t try the spa but I heard it was good.
COMO Parrot Cay is beyond paradise and everyone should experience this touch of class in the Caribbean. The service, environment and amenities, together with the food and restaurants are impeccable. Heaven on earth!!
If you want absolute relaxation, serenity and something pretty special (yes even though there may be a fair amount of children running around at breakfast - you can go when school is back) then this is definitely the island you’ll find it on.
The rooms are minimalist which I like and pretty close to the beach, as in a five minute walk through the garden.
The service is great but you are told on the boat transfer when you’re handed a glass of champagne or an ice cold Corona ‘you’re on island time now’, so there are moments in between margaritas which can feel like minutes. Overall the food and services is excellent for this tiny island. There are two menus, the regular and Shambala, the shambala is there signature menu offering gluten / dairy free frozen acacia berry bowls, egg white omelettes, entire bowls filled with greens things to regular egg white omelettes, the Buffett is included and more than satisfied my incessant need for variety. The restraints overlooks the sea too - well mostly the garden fills much of it but no complaints from me!
The beach is spectacular - both in terms of aesthetics, cleanliness comfort and services. You can swim far out in the shallows and there are starfish sting rays and tropical fish - there are nurse shark in the mangroves but you will have to get a kayak to see those which is probably something you should not miss out on.
I could write for hours about the tranquility of floating in the Caribbean Sea at Parrot Cay but instead will insist that you visit this island to do it yourself. It was magical in every sense.
The spa is fantastic two I spend seven occasions being incredibly lazy having massages and floating around in their stone bath overlooking the mangroves, there is a very Balinese feel to the spa and it’s very cleverly done. One of the best spa trips for a very long time.
If you are looking for stylish minimalist, stripped back ostentatiousness, and excellent services then this is definitely a destination I would actively urge you to visit.