COMO Parrot Cay -A Luxury Private Island Resort in the Caribbean
Written by Compass + Twine
Private island resorts are the ultimate luxury escape. However, for geographical or exclusivity reasons, they’re often hard to come by. That’s why we’re happy to let you in on a little secret called COMO Parrot Cay, our favorite luxury private island resort in the Caribbean.
Located in the glistening blue waters of Turks & Caicos, COMO Parrot Cay is truly the definition of barefoot luxury. From the moment you’re whisked away from the dock in Providenciales on the resort’s private boat, you know you’re headed somewhere special. A few short minutes on the water and a postcard perfect island with blinding white sand comes into view. Hotel staff – including your own private butler – stand waiving on the dock with warm smiles to greet you. This is Parrot Cay.
From the arrival beach, you’ll be ushered along a palm-laden pathway via golf cart, breezing passed sleek beach homes owned by the likes of Christie Brinkley and Mick Jagger. Guests of COMO Parrot Cay can stay in either guest rooms or beach villas designed by famed British interior decorator Keith Hobbs. Hobbs has created an effortless barefoot luxury vibe in each accommodation, where airy canopy beds and intricate Balinese furniture pop against chic whitewashed interiors. Many of the beach villas have a large private plunge pool - and steps beyond that – lies a white sand beach with dazzling turquoise water and no one else in sight.
The main gathering point of the resort centers around two jaw-dropping pool areas separated by a chic beach bar in the middle. Both pools have a sleek contemporary infinity style, one being for families and the other for adults only. Laze the day away on a poolside lounger or nestle into a more private palapa bed tucked into palms.
For meals, their open-air restaurant Lotus serves a remarkably dynamic menu that reflects the many cultural influences found in the Caribbean. Order a flavorful curry one night and then pick your own fresh catch with the chef the next. The food is exceptional and a definite highlight of the stay.
Finally, a trip to COMO Parrot should include both a spa treatment and some time out on the brilliant blue water. Shambhala Spa is tranquil oasis that offerings Asian-inspired treatments set amid the vibrant tropical wetlands. Guests can truly zen-out with a restorative deep tissue message, followed by special teas and treats, and a dip in spa’s garden Jacuzzi. For a thrilling excursion, guests shouldn’t miss out on a half day aboard the resort’s sleek private boat. Spend the afternoon snorkeling at a vibrant offshore reef, diving for conch shells, and then indulging in sushi and treats back onboard. Don’t forget to pop some champagne before cruising back at sunset to your private island retreat!