Parrot Cay Hotel, Providenciales
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Over-hyped and Over-ratedfrom kkk747
The overpriced snorkelling trip was really awful, the captain stopped the boat - we were left to assume we were at the place to snorkel. We asked a couple of quesions about the current and were replied with a random wave to where we should get in ( thank god the trip was included in our package - we decided not to do any more trips!).
There are no diving facilities on the island - this involves getting the hotel boat to the main island - beware - should you miss the boat back - at around 2pm - you either wait till the next one at 7pm or charter a boat (at about $150). We phoned the hotel and were told they couldn't come and get us (despite it being a 20mins journey).
I wouldn't class this as a luxury resort (except in terms of price) - a resort with class would treat its guest well (even if they aren't celebrities!). They have a lot to learn from Four Seasons!!
Loved Parrot Cayfrom csturner
The spa is the best spa I have ever been to. The beach and pool are the most relaxing I've experienced. Take the private island trip. They dump you off at a secluded island with food and drink and an umbrella for a day. Strip down as soon as they leave. The mosquitos do suck, but as long as you use the spray at night youre fine. They should warn you right away I suppose, it wouldve prevented my first day of being bitten. The music mixes played throughout teh restaurants and hotel is wonderful, obviously professionally mastered to enhance the mood. get a passion fruit martini from Boudhi at the bar and enjoy...I would go back right now if I coudl afford it.
Lost At Seafrom Osmosis
The room was nice with an ocean horizon view. Most are up on a hill, so you don't hear the ocean. They have gorgeous white ceiling to floor silk drapes, but that's about it. It's pretty much a barn like structure painted white. It's authentic minimalism...but a few comfortable seats or some slippers might be nice.
You will hear some buzzing at dusk as the resort brings out it's amphibous vehicle to spray for mosquitos. Folks, its not a minor problem, it's a huge problem...you cannot go out at night unless you are ready for some serious bug bite action.
The food was fine, but menu hardly changed. I was somewhat annoyed that we dined 3 times next to the hotel manager, who seemed to be more involved in entertaining himself than observing the slack service.
3-days in we were wishing we had gone to our favorite place Cap Juluca instead. To change it up, we went fishing. The resort owns a fleet of boats, we were sent out on a Boston Whaler, about 18 feet long. We got scared after the captain went out so far we could not see land. It got worse, he lost the anchor (forgot to tie it to the boat and threw it over)...and insisted he try and find it. Before we knew it, the captain had dived into the water after spotting it. He must have thought it was shallow, but we were in deep water, and he could barely swim. We rescued the captain and made it back...but the boat had no radio, no GPS, no map, no flare...and another tick of bad luck and we'd been lost at sea. After returning a request to see the general manger brought the assistant manager instead. While an apology was offered, it was sheepish and we we're billed for the outing.
On the flip side, we did see more than a few celebrities staying there which made for fun bragging rights back home (bruce willis, DKNY, streisand we're all there).
The small store in the main house has great merchandise. The SPA is absolutely fantastic, we rented the spa villa and enjoyed a couples message, bath and dinner. It's worth it.
On check-out, we were charged more per night than we were quoted and had choppy seas on the boat out. It took 30 minutes for them to tally up our tab. The SPA is probably one of the finest in the carribean, the accomidations are motel 6 with everything painted white, and the service is almost non-existant. If you are thinking of going, think again.
Recent Trip to Parrot Cayfrom spep4
Unbelieveable!from A TripAdvisor Member
Have the lobster and fried fish for lunch everyday. I have read about the bugs being a problem, needless to say, they were around, but the property has sprayed organic pesticide to rid them. The bugs were only mildly-bad at dusk. The infinity pool was exquisite, our room was perfect (netting on a large four-poster bed), open shower. Beach was a three-mile long white sand heaven with hardly no one around. I did not get a chance to view the beachfront homes but I hear they are spectacular - if you can afford it - do it! Overall, our best vacation to date and we've had quite a few memorable ones. We WILL be back! The spa treatments were a "treat" - Lular Bath was almost orgasmic! Yoga and pilates everyday was a nice break - you didn't feel so bad eating all the yummy food. There are celebrities around, but the resort is very quiet and small, so everyone is a little to themselves, but we did meet some very nice couples (celebrity and otherwise!). JUST GO!
Everyone should experience Parrot Cay once (or more) in their lifetime!
Room great, food terrible!from A TripAdvisor Member
Terrible! Same menu everyday. Food selections very slim, maybe 6 entrees listed. I am not a seafood eater and I was that much more limited. I basically ate a cheeseburger everyday for $25. One for lunch and one for dinner. I heard many people complaining of the same thing.
The resort is on its own island so there are no other food choices, unless you want to charter an expensive boat to Provo. You would think that a resort of this caliber would have more of a food selection...NOT!
so sofrom A TripAdvisor Member
My expectations for the food and service would not be high.
There is only one Parrot Cayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Relaxation!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
The bugs were no problem. Have Fun!
The Bestfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Providenciales
Getting to the hotel I didn't feel like it was clear how I got to the hotel since it's a private island, now I know. They pick you up just outside customs, take you in an SUV to their boat and it's about 45 minutes to the hotel. It is free unless you want a private transfer. GOT IT!
Bring what you need There is a very limited gift shop in the hotel so bring anything like sunscreen, aloe, batteries that you need.
A few extra notes There was no cell phone service at Parrot Cay but this we found was a positive. There was excellent internet service (wireless). There were several small children and they were having a great time but generally the resort is relaxing and quiet.
Other names for Parrot Cay Hotel
- parrot cay turks caicos
- parrot cay resort
- parrot cay providenciales
- parrot cay
- Address: Parrot Cay Drive - Providenciales - Turks and Caicos Islands
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