Parrot Cay Resort
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You know that a property is special when you are met at the docks and are whisked away via private boat to a private island. The greeting was warm and inviting. Each roomoffered wonderful views of the water, most had private pools (in the villa section)The meals were outstanding, each one was better than the next. You must have a privatemeal set amongst the coconut grove, it was fun, private and beyond memorable. We were able to see a few of the rooms along with the many of the private villas. Its truly paradise. Its relaxing and perfect for families, reunions or weddings -
I was staying in Providenciales and went to the COMO Parrot Cay for the day. I had a wonderful Ayurvedic treatment at the Spa in a personal Villa and a delicious Shambhala Cuisine lunch at the LOTUS restaurant.
Como Parrot Cay is paradise! What makes this hotel special is the location on a private island. The beach is beautiful and the sea and horizon seamlessly blend into one. The pool is serene and the spa is heaven. I challenge anyone not to feel relaxed here - in fact, I don't think I've ever slept so well. This is a bucket list destination!However, as most reviews will tell you, eating and drinking at this resort is EXPENSIVE! We were fully prepared for this and understand that luxury resorts will always charge a premium on food and drink, BUT £15 for a portion of french fries and £25 for a glass of wine was a little on the excessive side! That being said, dining here was exceptional and all our meals were of a high standard. The staff were all very friendly and polite, but service could be slow at times and wasn't seamless, especially at breakfast.Our room was pleasant, spacious and clean, but again, as other reviews will tell you, the rooms are dated and in need of a face lift. All in all, this is an AMAZING resort and the only reason for my negative comments is because you pay a lot to stay here, you naturally have high expectations and guests should be getting more for their money.
This place is amazing. We went for our 10th wedding anniversary eschewing Hawaii and other destinations because we didn't want to stay in a huge resort where we'd be just another guest in the machine. By the end of the first day everyone knows your name. And you know theirs. It is exactly what you're looking for if you'd like a vacation that does not fit in the "really lovely" bracket, but instead in the "completely magical" category. The focus on wellness is balanced just right. Not too regimented, but you'll leave glowing. The attention to detail is amazing, from the moment you arrive at the private dock, actually, from the moment you are whisked up at the airport. The only downside: from now on everything will be measured against the Parrot Cay standard... it's going to be hard to top ;)
I had always wanted to stay at Parrot Cay and was thrilled to finally have the chance to do so on an anniversary trip to Turks. That said, our stay at Parrot Cay was mixed, especially when compared to our first 4 extraordinary nights at a swish hotel on Grace Bay in Provo. Here's my feedback, pros and cons: Accommodations in an oceanfront room (NOT a Villa) - In desperate need of renovations, which are imminent. The bathroom, for example, had no shower door and a bathroom flusher that needed to be jiggled after each use. The first night my lamp shade broke and had to be replaced. Furniture was dated and lighting poor. Wifi router went down. Built-in couch had springs popping through. Even the key was outdated as the door had to be locked from outside and wasn't easily portable. Service - Friendly and attentive but not extraordinary to the level of anticipating guest needs. Example: spa appointment and kayaking excursion booked through the front desk and no golf cart available either time to take us to the appointments. At departure, we waited again and the woman who did drive us grabbed a water bottle for herself but didn't ask us if we'd like one. At dinner one night I was eaten alive by bugs and had to ask for bug spray, rather than it being offered. At our hotel on Grace Bay servers walked the beach offering aloe and sunscreen; here it was left at a kiosk for guests to ask for. Cost - In light of the service and accommodations, it is unconscionable that we paid $800 per night. In the low season. All recent guests should be extended an invitation to return to the newly renovated resort at a discounted rate. Location- Parrot Cay is a beautiful but SECLUDED island. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you can pop over to Provo easily. If you're interested in diving or eating out at all, then spend some time in Provo too. I am sooo glad we did. Food: Very, very good. Lots of healthy options. Also fruit delivered to the room daily and high tea offered mid-day. Breakfast was included. Delicious juices and coffee, also enjoyed The NY Times digest at our table. Activities: We loved having bikes available to explore the island and a wonderful running/walking path that meandered through coconut and banana groves. My husband took advantage of yoga and Pilates, both of which were great. A definite highlight for both of us was a kayaking excursion through the mangroves with guide Jimmy Lee. We will never forget our incredible morning with him. Massage/spa was good but not great. Surprising given the holistic aspect of the resort. Beach/pool: The pool here is gorgeous. Beach was a bit of a disappointment after Grace Bay. It's narrow and chairs are close together. Also Parrot Cay gets lots of wind so sand kicks up. Ocean water is gorgeous. Hobie cats, windsurfers and paddle boards are plentiful and lots of fun. Other: Lots of young children at this resort for some strange reason. I am a parent of two, and I found myself very annoyed that it was hard to find peace and quiet at the pool, at meal times and sometimes in our room. There should be some restrictions placed on kids under 12 as many hotels have, especially ones not set up to accommodate young guests. Guests are allowed to smoke in public spaces here so we had to deal with secondhand smoke at the beach. This seems very antithetical to Parrot Cay's mission given that it's a "wellness retreat." Big thumbs down for this. If you have mobility issues be sure to ask about fully accessing this property. We did LOTS of walking and stair climbing. Overall: While Parrot Cay is in desperate need of renovations (which are imminent) and would benefit from a few service tweaks, the island is a special place. There is a friendly, down-to-earth vibe that is palpable, and we left feeling relaxed and grateful for our time away. If you've never been to Turks before and/or are looking for a truly extraordinary beach experience then be sure to spend some time on Grace Bay too.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Day and night tennis
- Daily fruit basket in room
- 2 A la carte restaurants, including Mediterranean,Caribbean and Contemporary Asian
- 2 pools
- 2 lit tennis courts on
- Games room
- Gift shop
- Water sports centre
- Fitness centre
- Como Shambhala Retreat including yoga pavillion, extensive massage therapies, ayurvedic programmes, wide range of facials, holistic therapies, health consultants, health giving cuisine, yoga retreats, complimentary yoga and pilates classes daily, steam room and jacuzzi
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Hair dryer
- CD player
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Maximum occupancy of 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child under 12
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Parrot Cay ResortProvidenciales,Turks And Caicos Islands
- Hotel Contacts
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164 Leeward Marina, Providenciales British West Indies, TKCA 1ZZ Parrot Cay
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