Our honeymoon started out a bit late by a small delay in Charlotte, NC. But as it turned out, it was just perfect as we caught the boat to the island just as the sun was setting (See pics) for an amazing arrival to Parrot Cay. Transfers to and from ferry/airport went smooth and were good.
Upon our arrival the hotel manager greeted us and drove us up to check-in via golf cart. Our room was upgraded to an Ocean view and they were clean and beautiful (See pics of bed, bathroom, etc…) with amazing views of the island and beach. Our room had a four post bed with mosquito nets and a lovely veranda with a great sofa type couch to sit on. TV/DVD player which surprisingly was used to watch a few movies. A/C worked fine - plenty of clean towels. Also nice amenities bottled water, great smelling toiletries, well stocked mini-bar and fruit tray.
We had signed up for the inclusive deal package for breakfast and dinner, along with a free massage for the two of us at the Spa and an excursion trip too.
The breakfasts were great; eggs, French toast, omelets to order and gorgeous buffet of fresh and tasty fruits and cereals and bread. The wait staff every morning greeted us with smiles upon our arrival with choice sitting of inside or out. The staff is very efficient and ready to serve you promptly. Also waiting for us each morning was an 8-9 page copy of the New York Times.
Dinner there was two options; the Terrace Restaurant (Same location as breakfast) and the Lotus Restaurant - the Asian restaurant. The resort recommends making reservations for the place you choose to go, but we would recommend trying to view the menu for each in the afternoon before deciding; getting reservations was no problems. However, Lotus has a BBQ every Saturday night and we would recommend it for that night.
Meals at both places had generous portions. Desert was excellent, pictured is the baked Alaska we got one evening at Lotus.
The Spa was gorgeous. We arrived for our appointment early, about 30 minutes, changed into our robes and flip-flops. We would recommend arriving early since this enabled us to wait in the hot tub overlooking the other side of the island. After our couples massage, we walked around the spa area and had a nice cool glass of tea while soaking in the great view. After changing we signed out bill for tips and bought some products from the store.
For our excursion we choose the secluded lunch in our own villa. We ordered our meals the day before and walked over to a gorgeous table for two with couch and mosquito nets. I ordered Prawns and a sandwich and my wife had a salad, plenty of water was provided!
People mentioned it in their reviews about mosquitoes, but we didn’t have any issues with this at all. Many nights we would keep the veranda doors open late for the cool air to come in.
The only downside of the trip was check-out, but things were handled so smoothly and without problems or hassle. Our bill was incorrect, some items billed twice, etc… but it was no issue in correcting these mistakes.
Some side notes:
I would not recommend buying anything from the Spa, they turn down your room twice a day and give you free products in your room, stash those away for replenishment.
Drink plenty of water, each night we would get 2-4 waters and we would place them into the mini-bar to keep cool and to collect them.
There were a few families with kids, but not noticeable at all. The resort does a great job of making you feel like you are the only ones there.
Alcohol is expensive, about $15 for a glass of wine.
This was truly the first vacation that we both have gone on together and have wanted to stay longer. We would love to be able to come back again soon!
- 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