First the good news
The food - a lot of choice in the Lotus restaurant, a huge selection of healthy drinks, the Como Shambala menu full of healthy food that you actually want to eat and great breakfasts.
The spa - always good and the free yoga and pilates and breathing classes offered are a really nice touch.
The Beach is great and service pretty prompt although I agree with others that the chairs on the beach could def do with some extra cushions to make them more comfortable.
The bad news
Rooms are really really noisy if you are on the ground floor and if you have children in the room above then do not expect to find them in any way peaceful. The sound of children above us constantly padding up and down was very loud so def ask for a room on the upper floor if you don't have any.
In fact children are the main problem here. For a hotel that offers such a great spa and does alot of packages advertising a change to come and chill and be calm it seems to have forgotten that you may want some calm peace once you step out of the spa. If you want to attract the custom of the snowbirds, the elderly retired couples, gay couples and the honeymooners then the management really does have to rethink the fact that children here need to be contained. The pool is far too noisy and for a hotel with a lot of space feels really crammed in. Every day we went to the bar to get drinks before lunch it was like walking into an amusement arcade with children sitting in there on a variety of ipads and computers and games all with maximum noise levels. There is no area that does not have children apart from the spa, as there is no official kids club, the activitites happen right outside the library or on the beach and even in the evenings we had to ask the management to talk to two families who were happy to let their children run around the dining room at 8.30pm while a lot of people were wanting to have a quiet dinner.
In other Parrot Cay resorts we have visited such as Cocoa Island this has never been a problem at all, but it made what was meant to be a relaxing peaceful trip somewhat fraught and I think the management should really take note or alert guests to the fact that they are really just wanting to cater for families.
- 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