Turks and Caicos Resorts don’t get any better than the Parrot Cay. This luxury resort is built on a private island and sits on hundreds of acres of untouched land. With a sprawling beach, Parrot Cay Resort is the ultimate destination for tropical luxury.
It’s located on one of the small islands between North Caicos and Providenciales – the Como Parrot Cay. Apart from the luxurious suites, rooms and beach villas, this resort is also home to world-class cuisine, holistic therapy spas, yoga, diving areas, and tons of other fun activities.
If you plan on spending a getaway weekend here, here’s what to expect.
All You Need to Know about Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos Resort
1. The Resort
Parrot Cay’s sits on about 1000 acres of land, stretching along the larger part of North Coast beach.
Like many of the nearby Cays, the island’s Southside is composed of marine wetlands with dense mangroves. A 2170-foot Parrot Cay channel acts as the boundary between the Cay and the North Caicos to the east of the island. A similar channel separates it from Dellis Cay to the west.
Much of the island’s interior terrain comprises of sandy soil and a low-density tropical forest. There’s a 40-feet ridge on the eastern part of the cay where Parrot Cay Resort majestically sits, overlooking the ocean and sandy beaches.
Parrot Cay is the only resort on the on the Turks and Caicos Islands and is part of the luxurious COMO Hotels and Resorts. There are over 40 similar cays on eight different islands under the COMO umbrella, but Parrot Cay stands out. It’s a secluded and tranquil sanctuary where you can rediscover your bliss and free your spirit after months of hard work.
The resort offers a multitude of services to help you relax – the “Shambhala Spa” offers various therapies and treatments while the “Yoga Retreat” provides pilates classes and complimentary sessions. An air-conditioned gym is also included in the Parrot Cay package.
Parrot Cay resort is one of the best hotels in Turks and Caicos when it comes to accommodation. You can choose from three types of accommodations including stand-alone beach villas, garden view rooms, and beachfront suites.
One-bedroom suites are housed by the resort’s main complex. They come with a Caribbean-themed interior decor, private decks, or verandas.
Single rooms come in two types – garden view and ocean facing rooms. They feature four-poster beds furnished with teak and voile, as well as a separate banquette that you can convert into a child’s bed.
If you prefer seclusion and space, Parrot Cay’s private villas will certainly capture your attention. You can choose from a variety of options, from one-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom mansions. All villas come with their own swimming pools, round-the-clock butler services, and babysitting services.
3. Fun Activities
With an atmosphere of tranquility and seclusion, the best thing to do here is absolutely nothing. However, if you get tired of lounging at the beach or the swimming pool, there are tons of other fun activities you can enjoy. You can play tennis, kayak, paddle board, or treat yourself to a relaxing spa session.
If you are the adventurous type, the island’s exquisite nature is all yours to explore. Birdwatching is an excellent way to spend some quality time reconnecting with Mother Nature. Expect to see the green herons, the yellow-crowned herons, wild ducks, kingfishers, blue herons, and grebes. There’s also an underwater cave in one of the ponds that you might want to check out, that is if you don’t mind dark and small spaces.
In collaboration with nearby watersports operators, the resort offers snorkeling charters, scuba diving, sports fishing, and boat excursions. You can combine any of these activities with a guided tour to North Caicos and the Middle Caicos Islands for a fun-packed day at sea.
The Terrace and Lotus are the main dining restaurants in Parrot Cay. They both offer Asian, Caribbean, and world cuisines made from locally sourced ingredients.
The Terrace is designated for Southern European and Modern Mediterranean foods, while Lotus is the resort’s poolside restaurant offering Thai and Japanese dishes for dinner and Caribbean meals for lunch.
You can arrange for private dining at your preferred location including the beach, your room, or in one of the beautifully crafted tiki huts near the ocean.
How to Get to Parrot Cay Resort
Since there’s neither an airstrip on the cay nor a road connecting the island to the mainland, the only means of getting to Parrot Cay is by a boat. A boat trip from North Caicos takes around five minutes while one Providenciales takes about half an hour.
For the ultimate Caribbean hideaway, consider the Parrot Cay Resort. Its peace and tranquility will certainly get you hooked!