At a glance

  • You'll love

    Private-island location

    Acclaimed spa

    Shambala cuisine

  • Kids will love

    Watersports galore

    Private beach

    Adventure excursions

  • Don’t expect

    Kids’ club or crèche

    24-hour dining

    Lively surroundings


As if ‘private island’ and ‘Turks and Caicos’ weren’t already synonymous with Caribbean luxury, Como Parrot Cay hotel goes and ups the ante with water adventures for the whole family and one truly decadent spa. Private balconies off every room – each with a stunning view – and the freshest and most delicious of seafood don’t hurt either. Yes, you can become a castaway family if you want. 

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Como Parrot Cay with us:

Basket of home-made cookies


‘Spend the day with your family snorkelling for sand dollars, spying iguanas, paddling in the bay, hoisting a sail or just strolling stretches of secluded, white sand beach without bumping into anyone else for hours.’

Smith & Family


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Need To Know


75, including seven Parrot Cay villas


Noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm, but flexible, subject to availability (and a fee for late check-out). Luggage can be stored for early arrivals, and showers are available prior to check-in.


Double rooms from £641.57 ($900), excluding tax at 22 per cent.

More details

Rates include breakfast; daily afternoon tea; yoga and Pilates classes; non-motorised watersports; and a fruit plate and bottle of rum punch upon arrival. Children Under-12s stay in parents' rooms free in a cot or extra bed, with breakfast included, and many rooms have day-beds that can be converted to beds for children. 


Beach toys, kites and games are available to borrow upon request. 

Hotel closed

Annually from 26 August to 31 October.

At the hotel

Two restaurants with bars, spa, private beach, swimming pool, yoga and Pilates pavilion, gym, tennis courts, game room, book and DVD library, computer stations, watersports centre and free WiFi throughout. 

In your room

Flatscreen TV, minibar, DVD/Blu-ray/CD players, Como Shambhala toiletries, tea- and coffee-making facilities, bathrobes, flip-flops, yoga mat upon request. Children’s flip-flops are also provided. 

Our favourite rooms

Breezy and elegant, Parrot Cay’s rooms are a vision of polished wood and gauzy white drapes, each with its own private veranda. Two-Bedroom Beach Houses are ideally sized for a family, with to-die-for ocean views, direct beach access and oodles of space – and a full kitchen for all-hours snacking. If you don’t want to go all-out, similarly bright and airy Como Suites also have two bathrooms and two day-beds that convert to single beds for children.


Claim a few white-cushioned sunloungers beneath an umbrella on the pool deck surrounding the massive, heated infinity pool (note: no shallow end for beginner swimmers), open 7am to 6pm. Two larger, bed-like loungers are available to rent for an additional fee.  


Serenely set in a pavilion overlooking the island’s wetlands, the Como Shambhala spa is well known for its yoga and wellness retreats; over-16s are welcome. It’s definitely worth booking a babysitter so that you can give yourself over to an Ayurvedic massage to rebalance mind, body and soul, Indonesian massage followed by a flower-filled bath or one of the long list of revitalising treatments at the nine-room spa.  


The hotel’s butler service can stock your pantry in advance in rooms with kitchens. 

Book ahead

Be sure to book your spa treatments at the acclaimed relaxation outpost as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. All activities and excursions must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Babysitting can be booked with as little as four hours’ notice. 

Food and drink

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There are two spots for dining at the resort: the beachfront, open-air Lotus restaurant and the slightly more formal Terrace restaurant. Just steps from the glittering white stretch of sand and mesmerising infinity pool, Lotus will introduce budding epicures to Caribbean staples like conch fritters, jerk chicken and local catch of the day for lunch. A contemporary Asian-focused menu appears for dinner with grilled Kobe beef salad, pad Thai and soy braised chicken. With its lofted octagon-shaped ceiling of exposed beams and terracotta-tile floors, Terrace is Mediterranean in design and menu (pasta, risotto, osso bucco and Italian-inspired preparations), but the warm breezes, ocean views and friendly service are distinctly Caribbean.

Family fare

Highchairs, booster seats and children’s menus are available at both restaurants. Standard favourites (toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches, peanut butter and jam, hot dogs, fish and chips) along with smaller portions of more adult fare such as junior club sandwich and petite grilled steak are all a hit with kids.  

Hotel Bar

Each restaurant has a bar and well-behaved children are welcome in both. However, the casual, tiki-styled Lotus bar, set right on the beach, is the better bet for stealing a few moments to sip a tropical drink while the kids keep busy nearby constructing sand castles. Kick back with a signature Parrot Cay Lemon cocktail, a bright blend of lemon, lime, vodka and triple sec.  

Last orders

Breakfast is available at Terrace from 7:00am until10:30am and dinner is served from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Lotus is open for lunch from 12:00noon to 3:30pm and dinner is 7:00pm to 9:30pm. The Lotus bar is open 10am to 10:30pm and Terrace bar serves drinks from 6:30pm to 10:30pm; however, both bars will stay open past 10:30pm if guests choose to linger.  

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    White tablecloths aside, the breezy, outdoor, poolside setting of Lotus is the most relaxed for families. Soak up the sun and dip your toes in the sand at one of the tables edged up against the beach.

  • Room service

    Dial up room service between the hours of 7:00am to10:30pm for breakfast and more substantial pasta, pizza, burgers and sandwiches.  


    Take a break from the sun over afternoon tea served daily in the resort library. Pop by from 3pm to 5pm for cookies, pastries and an assortment of teas. A Shambhala spa cuisine menu for adults – a healthy combination of raw and cooked foods, including vegetables, fresh fish and chicken – is on offer for adults at both restaurants.  


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Parent approved

‘Spend the day with your family snorkelling for sand dollars, spying iguanas, paddling in the bay, hoisting a sail or just strolling stretches of secluded, white sand beach without bumping into anyone else for hours.’

Smith & Family


Babysitters are available and must be arranged four hours in advance. The cost is per hour as follows: US$15 one child, US$25 for two, US$30 for three. After 12midnight there is a rate increase: US$25 one child, US$35 for two, US$40 for three. Have cash on hand to pay your sitter, otherwise a six per cent surcharge will be applied if you use a credit card or if charge it to your room.


Audio baby monitors are available upon request and are best for using while in and around your suite.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Bottle warmers • Wooden cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Black-out blinds • Baby monitors • Baby bath • Infant car seat • Crayons • Board books

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Booster seats • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Swimming aids • Bicycles • Bike helmets • Crayons/pens • Craft materials • Picture books • U-rated DVDs

For older children

• DVD library • Bikes to borrow • Board games • Craft materials • Ping-pong table • XBox • PlayStation


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Things to do

Located on a private atoll a 35-minute boat ride from Providenciales, Parrot Cay is the kind of island castaway lifestyle we can get behind. If splashing the day away in the infinity pool, shell hunting on secluded beaches and staring out at the cerulean sea is all the excitement you require, then this is your spot. As long as a parent is present, children under 16 can join in on sports that maximise the natural surroundings – scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and fishing at sea and tennis on land. Without a crèche or kids club though, the activities are geared towards older, competent swimmers who want to spend days paddling or snorkeling in the ocean.  

Sunny days

With miles of secluded beachfront and sparkling blue, bath-warm water all around you, the ocean tempts at every turn. Wade out into the clear waters safe for little swimmers, but there are no lifeguards on duty. For toddlers, sand toys, buckets and spades are all on loan for you to build your very own bit of beachfront property – well, until the waves come to claim it. Over-16s or those younger with a parent, can paddle out to sea in a kayak or set sail on one of the small catamarans available for guests to use. On land, there are adult-size beach cruiser bikes for exploring for exploring sandy trails and two floodlit tennis courts for day or night play.  

Rainy days

Seek shelter in the library’s game room area. It’s kitted out with a pool table, bean bag chairs and video games, a generous selection of movies, board games and books for kids, too. Over 16s and adults can get in a workout with the free weights, benches and cardio-equipment at the resort’s gym. Pilates and yoga classes and private fitness training sessions are also on offer for adults. If you feel the need for even more serenity than the tranquil surroundings already afford, adults can reserve a private guided meditation and Pranayama (deep yoga breathing) session. 

Local Guide

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Smith tip

Book a sitter and steal away for dinner a deux at Magnolia Restaurant (649 941 5108). Set high above the Turtle Cove marina, it's one of the best spots to sip a cocktail and ohh and ahhh over the sunset.

Don't miss…

A chance to do some good by signing up for the resort's Giveback Activities. Help build bicycles, paint a mural or take part in a fun run to clean up the Mudjin Harbour.

You won’t find a bustling town or restaurant scene on this private Turks and Caicos island in the Caribbean Sea, you but you will make the absolute most of your watery, marine-rich surroundings. Parrot Cay has a host of guides leading water-skiing, tubing, snorkel and scuba excursions ranging in scope from a couple of hours spent on the water to an entire afternoon. Enroll in one-on-one sailing or windsurfing lessons. Join other guests on a sunset cruise, bottom-reef fishing trip or charter a private boat to explore this string of islands. And, if all that seems too ambitions, the resort will pack you off with a hamper filled with a full lunch and snacks and drop you at a secluded stretch of beach for the afternoon for a family castaway picnic.  

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Como Parrot Cay
PO Box 164, Turks & Caicos
Hotel setting

Sun-soaked Caribbean atoll

Getting There

Set on a private island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, Como Parrot Cay is a secluded tropical escape easily accessed from both Providenciales and Grand Turk.


Providenciales Airport is the main gateway to the Turks and Caicos. It has services from London Heathrow via the Bahamas with British Airways and via Miami or New York with American Airlines. Hotel staff will meet you at the airport and drive you the 15 minutes to Leewood Marina, where you’ll catch a boat for the 35-minute trip to Parrot Cay.


The hotel sits on a private island, so you won’t need a car for most of your stay. If you want some wheels for a day trip, the concierge is happy to arrange some for you.


Note that the 50-minute car-and-boat transfer costs US$198 a person for the round trip. Should you want a private speedboat transfer between Providenciales and Parrot Cay (available for up to 16 people), the hotel can happily arrange that for a fee.

Parent travel tip

Free snacks and soft drinks are available at the private marina before you board the boat for the 35-minute trip to the hotel, so peckish young’uns can be placated.


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Como Parrot Cay – has been selected and approved by parents.

Water, water everywhere – and we still can’t get enough of it. Cast out on a private island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago, Parrot Cay resort makes the most of the sparkling Caribbean from the jaw-dropping views in every spacious suite to the roster packed with aqua-activities for the whole ocean-loving family. Spend the day snorkelling for sand dollars, spying iguanas, paddling in the bay, hoisting a sail or just strolling stretches of secluded, white sand beach without bumping into anyone else for hours. And, if that doesn’t mellow you out, booking a sitter and spending some quality time at the resort’s renowned destination spa most certainly will. Here, island life is relaxing, but never boring.

Smith & Family

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