This Private Island Resort in Turks and Caicos Is Loved by A-List Celebrities

Located on its own island in Turks and Caicos, the five-star COMO Parrot Cay sits on 1,000 acres of lush grounds and four miles of white sand. The resort promises privacy, a sought-after feature that beckons celebrity clientele in droves. This sprawling property—and the cartoonish blue water that surrounds it—is a dream made tangible. 

COMO Parrot Cay offers four types of accommodation: garden- or ocean-facing rooms and suites, beach houses, and villas. Beach houses and villas are outfitted with private pools and patios, are equipped with outdoor rainfall showers, and offer walk-on beach access. Beach houses and villas also come with butler service; your butler is assigned solely to you for the duration of your stay.  Designed by Keith Hobbs, splashes of white cotton and teak nail the “luxury cottage by the seaside” aesthetic, and if a short-term stay isn’t enough, residences are available if you’d like to be neighbors with Bruce Willis and Donna Karan. You don’t have to tell me twice. 

There is not one star of the spa. It’s an ensemble cast. We can wax poetic about the fresh ginger tea upon arrival or the signature COMO Shambhala Massage, but if we had to pick one… the facilities themselves are the standout. Steam rooms and outdoor sitting areas are the perfect place to unwind, and the garden hot tub that overlooks lush forestry peppered with pink flowers that feel (and photographs) like a dream. 

The on-site beach club features two sprawling infinity pools; one is adults-only, and the other is family-friendly. The perfect amount of loungers are placed throughout, and by that we mean that you’re always guaranteed a seat but don’t feel like strangers are sitting on top of you. Do you know how resort pools tend to pack stand umbrellas in like sardines? Not the case here. There’s no need to put your towel on a chair at 6 am in an effort to mark your territory. 

And, of course, the beach surrounding COMO Parrot Cay is so blue it feels fake — like it’s been plucked from a Disney movie and dropped right in front of you.  

Wellness is paramount to COMO properties globally, and Parrot Cay is the ideal setting for an Eat, Pray, Love-esque journey rooted in self-reflection and rest. There’s limited distraction on the island — this is a place for true vacationing — which leaves you with ample time for restorative yoga or a visit to the Pilates studio. Opt for the light-drenched gym outfitted with Peloton bikes if that’s more your speed. Tennis coaches and personal trainers are available for sessions, too. 

For food and bev, Monday nights at Terrace feature live jazz and steak specials while Lotus serves contemporary Asian dishes. The poolside beach club is great for light bites — think fresh fish tacos and conch fritters — along with personalized pizza pies made fresh. A staple at each restaurant is the COMO Shambhala menu, a wellness-forward curation of nutrient-forward dishes and fresh-pressed juices. Grab a buffet and made-to-order breakfast at Terrace.

Top Takeaways

Location: Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Star-Rating: Five-star

The Vibe: A celeb-loved island resort for privacy and relaxation. If you’re seeking an Eat, Pray, Love moment complete with self-reflection and ample free time, you’ve come to the right place. This is a true vacation. 

Food + Drink: Three on-site restaurants with rotating menus and in-room dining mean you’ll be spoilt for choice. The fixed COMO Shamballah curation, featured at every restaurant, is a testament to the brand’s dedication to wellness from within. 

Amenities: Wi-Fi, tennis courts, running trails, complimentary bikes, twice-daily housekeeping, laundry, a private beach, streaming apps, and a Peloton-packed gym where you can opt for personal training sessions. There are also babysitting services and an activities club for kids. 

Our Favorite Thing About the Hotel? There’s beauty in knowing there’s only a handful of things to do on the island. While that may seem intimidating to travelers accustomed to a go-go-go mentality, rest assured that impeccable design and abundant natural beauty make it easy to put your phone on do-not-disturb mode. It’s time to finally read that book. 

Whats Nearby? Book a half-day boat trip and explore the nearby Iguana Island and La Famille Express Shipwreck. End the afternoon by snorkeling to spot starfish. You might see a dolphin along the way. Kayaking through the mangroves is another must. 

Rooms: Guest rooms and suites are covered in white cotton and teak accents and overlook sand beaches or the on-property garden. Beach houses and villas are available, too, and run on the mega luxurious end — anticipate private infinity pools, outdoor showers, and walk-on beach access. 

Pricing: Rates vary but start at $1,000/night 

Closest Airport: Providenciales

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