Luxuriate in the Caribbean at COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
In December 1998, COMO Hotels and Resorts opened its first private island resort in the Turks and Caicos. The landmark opening of COMO Parrot Cay brought COMO’s vision of privacy and stylish beach living to the Caribbean.
The Turks and Caicos have been largely saved from high-rise construction. The region came relatively late to tourism compared to elsewhere in the Caribbean. This has protected the islands’ natural integrity
COMO Parrot Cay’s Estates are located, encompassing the largest villas, which are owned by private individuals but let and managed by the hotel. On the quiet, east side of the island you will find the wellness centre, COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Parrot Cay, which overlooks mangroves and wetlands rich with birdlife. There are 175 species, including ruby-throated hummingbirds.
Much of the island remains undeveloped, given over to cactus and thickly entwined scrub. The ocean is warm, and the beaches softly shelving. Tides are weak and shore-side currents are gentle. What makes this sea so extraordinary is its uncanny shade of turquoise.
The resort itself is made up of a principal building – whitewash with coral-pink roofing – set back from the beach on raised ground. This is where the reception is located, in addition to the concierge, the resort shop, Terrace restaurant and bar, the library, a business centre, game room, TV room, pool table and private veranda.
COMO Parrot Cay’s Estates compliments the resort’s main accommodation. This project is a collaboration between COMO Parrot Cay and private owners, who place their properties, which are designed and built by COMO Parrot Cay, in a rental pool. They are landscaped to maximise privacy, and have commanding views of the ocean. Each is configured around a pool and has substantial private decking. Interiors share a pared down aesthetic, combining the neutral colours of sun-bleached oak and pale Caicos stone with white cottons. To find out more about COMO Parrot Cay, visit www.comohotels.com/turksandcaicos/resort.