Want to hear about a delicious resort? It’s yummy for so many reasons: the location (the beautiful Caribbean islands of Turks & Caicos), the food, the relaxation and activities, and the wellness. And, best of all: you can travel there right now! It’s a perfect getaway destination. The problem is, you may never want to come home once you get there.
Why Turks & Caicos?
On average, the Turks & Caicos islands experience 350 days of balmy sunshine every year. Eight islands and many small cays make up the Turks & Caicos Islands. Some favorite takeaways from T & C are: shopping, spa and wellness, culture and entertainment, amazing hotels and resorts, and lots of watersports and excursions. It’s such a fun destination!
Today I’m spotlighting an amazing resort called COMO Parrot Cay.
Why COMO Parrot Cay?
It offers an ideal balance between a relaxed beach house and contemporary style, with incredible adventures and wellness offerings available. I love both wellness and adventure, so I think it’s an amazing resort!
COMO Parrot Cay is a resort on a private island: 1,000 pristine, tropical acres overlooking a mile-long stretch of gorgeous white sand beaches. Beautiful rooms and suites, exemplary service, holistic spa therapies, yoga and Pilates classes, a hiking and running trail, tennis, scuba diving and world-class cuisine. Sounds amazing, right?!
You might see someone famous. Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones, Donna Karan, Bruce Willis and Christie Brinkley all own villas on the island. Bruce’s and Christie’s estates can actually be rented, if you need more space than COMO’s beachfront villas can provide.
How to get there
COMO’s private island, Parrot Cay, is located about an hour north of the airport. You take a 15-minute taxi or car ride, followed by a 35-minute boat ride. Motor vehicles aren’t allowed on the island, but golf cart rides are available. I can include round-trip airport/hotel transportation in your package.
Standard rooms are garden or ocean facing rooms, which are a generous 618 square feet. 1-bedroom suites are twice as big, and can sleep up to 4. Their 1-bedroom beach house has a private heated plunge pool, sundeck and a walk-in closet. Additional beach houses and villas with up to 3 bedrooms are also available, with similar amenities.
There are three main eateries on site: the Lotus Restaurant, Terrace Restaurant, and the Como Beach Club. These feature themed nights and inventive cuisine.
COMO also has a range of private dining available, including a romantic beach dinner, Tiki Hut dinner, private chef dinners, a castaway picnic, or COMO Shambhala Retreat Cottage dinner. In-room dining (room service) is offered between 7:30 am and 10:30 pm.
COMO Shambhala cuisine, which incorporates organic ingredients while delivering on flavor, includes raw food and vegetarian selections.
COMO Shambhala Retreat
Onsite, the property offers the COMO Shambhala Retreat, where you can participate as much or as little as desired, in their wellness offerings. Facilities, which are open to 16-year-olds and upwards, include a sweeping yoga room aired by natural breezes, nine treatment rooms, an outdoor Jacuzzi garden, a Pilates studio, double massage rooms and Japanese baths—all in low-lying pavilions overlooking the North Caicos Channel and the surrounding wetlands.
Holistic, Asian-inspired treatments including Ayurveda, aromatherapy, Pilates and other offerings promote mental quietude, physical wellbeing and spiritual balance.
Amazing experiences at COMO:
Plant a coconut or banana tree, play or take tennis lessons, deep sea dive or snorkel, take a private boat or fishing charter, try stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking, explore the island with a complimentary cruiser bike, or follow the Plantation Trail for a fun eco-adventure.
Shopping: two on-site boutiques offer a wide range of merchandise, including beach wear, souvenirs, sundries, and COMO Parrot Cay logo and foundation wear.
From a CNN Travel article about COMO Parrot Cay:
“The sand at wellness-pioneer COMO Parrot Cay might be the whitest in the Caribbean, but the massages at its Shambhala Retreat are so effective that visitors may spend more time in the treatment rooms than on the beach. That’s more or less what your days will consist of—not to mention biking around the island, snorkeling expeditions, kayaking, and dawdling over long feasts. The only reason to wear a watch is to make sure you don’t miss yoga. You can always skip the green juice and slurp a mojito at the bar. This is a wide-open, big-hearted place that puts beach life first.”
What’s required to travel to Turks & Caicos now?
If you’re planning a trip to Turks & Caicos, you need to do the following: apply for travel authorization (I’ll send you a link prior to your travel), include travel insurance, and test negative for Covid (within 5 days of travel). I’ll definitely help remind you, if you book something!
Want to learn more about Turks & Caicos? Click here to go to the FAQ’s on their tourism website.