COMO Parrot Cay

A private island refuge in Turks and Caicos
When you need a serene island escape, go to COMO Parrot Cay. It is a secluded, l,000-acre retreat on one of the 40 Turks and Caicos Islands that make up this British Colony just south of the Bahamas.

Rich with marine life, vegetation and, probably its best asset for wearied travelers, ample tranquility, the 1998-built property consists of guest rooms and beachside villas, a hilltop Como Shambala Retreat (whose name is Sanskrit for "center of peace and harmony”), two restaurants, white-sand beaches and natural landscapes.

Parrot Cay not only attracts those looking for a quiet, reflective vacation — the resort’s spa specializes in Eastern-inspired therapies and holds several yoga camps each year — but also welcomes some of Hollywood’s elite, including Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, Charlize Theron and Zac Efron who appreciate the luxurious uniquely designed “paparazzi-proof villas” on the property that are hidden by dense tropical foliage.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• The sprawling Turks and Caicos hotel is a lush, peaceful paradise, from its mile-long beach to the rooms enshrouded in palms and greenery.

• This is a top-notch wellness destination. Partake in traditional spa offerings like Indonesian massage (which uses rolling and kneading strokes) alongside Pilates, meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and more. Look out for COMO Shambhala Retreat Healing Weeks, when noted yoga teachers and health lead workshops.

• The Private Estates are full-fledged homes. Each luxurious dwelling is individually decorated but all come with splendid amenities, including their own pools and decks, oceanfront access and more. Several Estates are owned by celebrities, like model Christie Brinkley’s Lucky House, a warm three-bedroom rental with eclectic décor and even some of her personal mementos.
Things to Know
• You will have to take a scenic 35-minute ferry ride from Providenciales to get to the private island. The luxury hotel offers its own boat transfer service, but if you plan arrive outside the schedule, you can take the public TCI Ferry.

• While this is a tranquil getaway, kids are welcome. There’s a children’s club, a game room and a host of family activities.
The Rooms
• COMO Parrot Cay’s offers rooms, suites, villas and houses that face the sea or the island’s manicured landscape.

• Villas and houses have their own private pools, and many have direct beach access, as well as the 24-hour butler service.

• Rooms feature Balinese furniture, four-poster beds and large dining tables. Airy bathrooms have ceramic baths, separate showers and double vanity units. Most of the otherwise rustic, minimalistic rooms are about a three-minute walk from the beach.

• One-bedroom and two-bedroom beach villas have living rooms with sofas and dining areas in addition to private sundecks with heated plunge pools and light-flooded conservatories. The en-suite bathrooms feature ceramic baths, separate showers, double vanity units and outdoor shower gardens.

• The property also has Parrot Cay Estate, which is a five-minute drive from the resort in a part of the island known as Rocky Point Villas. Here, the privately owned three- and five-bedroom houses, as well as larger compounds with multiple homes, are available for rental. Houses come with sundecks, heated swimming pools, sun loungers and outside dining tables. Butler services are also included.
The Spa
• Parrot Cay’s Como Shambhala Retreat includes yoga and Pilates studios, a pavilion overlooking the island’s wetlands and Asian-inspired holistic therapies, administered by international health consultants such as an in-house Ayurvedic doctor, an acupuncturist and an intuitive counselor.

• Nine treatment and massage rooms comprise some of the spa’s space. Treatments include traditional deep tissue and Thai massages as well as acupuncture and shiatsu therapies, reflexology, reiki and body wraps.

• Dr. Hauschka Skin Care facials are also available.
Getting There
PO Box 164
PLS (Car and Boat)  
COMO Parrot Cay
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