If you have ever imagined paradise on earth and spent much of your life trying to find it, look no further, because it is located in a small and idyllic Caribbean territory, part of the United Kingdom, known as the Turks and Caicos Islands.
To get an accurate idea of its location on the Atlantic Ocean, look to the north of the island of Hispaniola, close to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Right here, in Turks and Caicos, there is a tiny island named Parrot Cay, hidden and exclusive, with more than 1,000 acres of silky soft white sand beaches, surrounded by magnificent and lush tropical landscapes.
On the island, the most fortunate travelers can enjoy one of the Caribbean’s most luxurious and comfortable hotels: The Parrot Cay Resort, which can be reached by daily flights from destinations like New York, Toronto, London and Miami (from the latter the flight is only 1 hour and 20 minutes). Also, for those who wish to arrive in their private jets, the island’s airport is well equipped for this purpose.
The Parrot Cay Resort offers several types of accommodation, according to the different needs of its guests and all are designed to optimize the bright natural light that enhances the beauty of this tropical region. The rooms and Veranda suites are classified as Terrace Room, Garden View Room and Ocean Facing Room, according to their location. They boast four-poster beds with white gauze canopies, Balinese furniture, spacious bathrooms, and only a three-minute walk from the beach.
If you wish for more luxurious lodging, the Como Suite is 1,300 square feet and features a living room, bedroom and large terrace with wooden deck overlooking the lush gardens.
The Beach House & Villages are located just 30 yards from the sea. Surrounded by tropical vegetation, they are equipped with canopy beds, private terrace, luxury bathroom, kitchen and private infinity pool.
Beyond Rocky Point, in Parrot Cay Estates, are Rocky Point, Lucky House and Dhyani House, all private homes available for rent. Their contemporary décor harmonizes the spacious interior living quarters with an outdoor terrace, infinity pool, and direct access to the sandy beach.
In this haven of luxury and exclusivity, we also found the Sanctuary villa, owned by designer Donna Karan. The magnificent house is furnished with exquisite antiques in an eclectic style, and the rent includes a chef and two butlers.
Tamarind is the island’s crown jewel, two villas set in secluded grounds with pool and a private beach— one with three bedrooms and the other with two— that can be rented together or separately. Here, luxury becomes a hallmark: a sundeck and private butler, a state of the art gym and luxurious rooms. It is an oasis of indulgence coveted by world celebrities looking for utmost privacy.
The luxurious hotel network of Parrot Cay Resort features two beautiful restaurants: Lotus and The Terrace. Both kitchens dish out the best of an island rich in tropical fruits, seafood and other fresh delicacies to enjoy with the best wines in the world.
Parrot Cay Resort offers its exclusive guests romantic lunches amid beautiful landscapes, island tours, private boat trips to observe the extraordinary sunsets, tennis lessons, kayaking and windsurfing, fishing and diving. And if you love a healthy lifestyle, care and body treatments or massage therapy, you will have a real treat in the spa, with the possibility of attending Yoga and Pilates sessions with a personal trainer.
Moreover, many couples seek special sites for their wedding celebrations because the romantic setting of Parrot Cay makes the ideal place to say “I do” and stay for an unforgettable honeymoon. The hotel organizes parties that can be small and intimate or large group events, depending on availability and season.
You can’t choose a better destination to enjoy peace in an environment of beauty and tranquility. Parrot Cay is a small but marvelous corner of paradise fallen onto earth. ■