I Overlooked Brad Pitt. That was back when he was with Jennifer Aniston. Resorts may change a great deal over time, but on a return I had been happy to see nothing at Parrot Cay.
Parrot Cay sits on its own island. Paparazzi is a non-issue, which makes it ideal for high-profile guests; Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards all have seen, and Donna Karan and Bruce Willis own property on the staircase. And privacy is at a premium, making it ideal.
Together with interiors and terraces overlooking the garden or sea, the entry rooms are in the Great House.
But you really want to remain in one of the beachfront villas. These cottages line the beach, and come from dip pools at the Beach Houses to full-sized swimming pools and outside showers at the larger Beach Villas. Interiors are airy chic, with linen-draped canopy beds , cushy sofas and beamed ceilings. The Beach Villas also have a complete pantry, which is great is you like to keep snacks or chilled beverages .
On top of that, they have immediate access to the beach. Turks and Caicos has some of the greatest beaches in the Caribbean. We had a pool at our villa but hardly used it, preferring to tram through the sand to float into the sea for hours.
Hit on the principal pool that was infinity-edge if you want to be societal. That said, the scene here is tender — no more music, no pool matches, no distractions in the beauty of the sky and sea. And the Eastern-inspired cuisine in the poolside restaurant Lotus is top notch; I am still craving the lobster-topped tostones!
If you’re searching for a party, this isn’t the location; you’re 30 minutes offshore, so going into town for a night of clubbing is not actually an option. That said, I adored the rock bar, which will help keep mixing cocktails.
Parrot Cay is possessed by COMO Hotels, which is known for their spas, as well as the one here is no exception; think facials from Guinot and Dr Hauschka, along with a menu of remedies, such as Thai massage and remedies. The yoga studio brings in leading professionals from around the world to lead sessions and retreats, but you will be equally happy checking in their couple’s suite for a day of massage, followed by alone time in the sunken tub on the spa’s screened porch.
Or you could bring your celebration. The closeness and surroundings make it ideal for destination weddings; there aren’t any distractions so that your stay is all about quality time with family and friends. For weddings the onsite staff can organize all, working for items like flowers and music with talent on Provo.
For more events, bring. My pal Michelle Rago of Michelle Rago Destinations was there the week before me, performing a event at the personal residence of Donna Karan. Hers is just available with her personal consent, but the majority of the villas are rentable throughout the hotel, and are great for occasions, offering privacy in settings.