My wife and I spend 4 days at Parrott Cay as part of a longer trip to T & C.
The resort is on its own island (about 4 or 5 square miles), about a half hour boat trip from Provo - there are privite homes, but you don't ereally see them, and other than the resport, no restaurants, stores, or anything commercial.
I think most people go to Parrot Cay for the beach, and it does not disappoint. There is probably a mile of beach with beautiful white sand and transluscent turquoise water, and only the resort (which accommodates about 150 people) using it. So, at the "main" beach area, there may be 20 or 30 people at any time. Walk 100 yards in eaither direction, and you are in total seclusion. The rest of the resort is equally beautiful - the landscaping is stunning throughout.
The overall vibe seems slightly torn - Parrot Cay can't decide if it wants to be indulgant (as befits is pricing and clientele) or ascetic (its Asian heritage). So, it wants to serve you Museli, but includes on its menu an omlette (but no bacon). Overall, though, what you get is a very quiet, relaxing place that will cater to you, but in a very low key way. No noisy partying here, and the bars and restaurants (there are two of them) rarely had more than a few people in them (and they close at 11 I think).
Besides the beach, the high point of the resort is its service. COMO, which owns it, is based in Asia, and much of the staff (and as far as I can tell, all of the managers) are Asian. They have been well trained and understand what service is - they are unfailingly polite, attentive and helpful. There is none of the attitude that you sometimes encounter in the Carribean.
The rooms themselves are quite modest. We had an ocean facing room, which was a relatively spartan room, about 300 square feet. But, we had a lovely deck with chairs and a love seat. Also note, for those with mobility issues, that there were several levels of stairs to get to the pool area and to the beach. This should not be at all problematic for most people, but could cause issues for some.
The food was good, but expensive - many appetizers were in the $25 range, and entrees were in the $40 to $50 range.
Overall, the theme here is seclusion and serenity. There are Hobie Cats and other non-mototized water sports, a pool, and of course the spa. The resport is very small, very private, and very quiet. If you're looking for excitement, go somewhere else. But if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing escape, Parrot Cay cannot be topped.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks and Caicos is the northern Caribbean’s preeminent private island. It combines nature—1000 unspoilt acres, a mile-long powdered beach—with relaxed luxury and the multi-award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat, which offers a range of holistic, Asian-inspired therapies as well as yoga and Pilates with world-class tuition. Accommodation, comprising whitewash interiors with chic teak finishing, includes beachside houses and villas. The island also features private residences, offering absolute privacy away from the main resort. The island’s two restaurants serve gourmet and easy dining as well as healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine. Watersports, diving and island adventures complete the Parrot Cay experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parrot Cay Providenciales
- Parrot Cay Turks Caicos