A Birthday to Remember: Parrot Cay by COMO in Turks & Caicos

A PARADISE CALLED PARROT CAY

FANCY WAKING UP IN PARADISE? HEAD TO PARROT CAY IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. IN THE MEANTIME GET INSPIRED BY THIS PHOTO DIARY OF AN UNFORGETTABLE BIRTHDAY GETAWAY.

One of 2015’s most memorable celebrity hotspots, Parrot Cay definitely got its mojo going, hitting the headlines as Cara Delevingne’s favourite island, Sofia Vergara’s honeymoon spot and Justin Bieber’s New Year’s venue. Spoilt rotten, it just so happens that this time last year, it was also where I celebrated my 30th birthday, this time last year…

It’s easy to see why a mega list of celebs have flocked to Parrot Cay by COMO’s private island resort in Turks and Caicos. The resort’s 1000 acres of pristine white beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, perpetual summery weather and luxurious set up, in a secluded location, make Parrot Cay the perfect destination for the vacationing rich and famous. You don’t have to be an A-Lister to enjoy the shimmer waters, whitewashed villas and laid-back Caribbean atmosphere on offer though. Parrot Cay is the perfect luxury destination for a romantic holiday or special occasion… As I learnt first hand, this was a birthday to remember. #onceinalifetime

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Islands

A boat surrounded by Caribbean Blue

Parrot Cay by COMO Resort

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

RELAX & UNWIND IN SERIOUS STYLE

Lounge by the cobalt blue infinity pool, at the beach or on the covered double daybeds built into the vegetation overlooking the beach; Parrot Cay is all about pampering, wellness and – to a large extent – staying put. You can get in touch with your inner yogi, embrace the Ayurvedic therapies offered at the COMO Shambhala Spa or just laze the day away in a hammock, staring up a cloudless blue skies, cocktail in hand.

If you’re seeking a bit of adventure on the water, why not try windsurfing, sailing a catamaran or splashing straight into some of the best diving in the world. Dining poolside, in your room or on the beach in a candlelit tiki-hut, after a long day in the sun enjoy Caribbean-inspired local delicacies or sample the global cuisine from Thailand, Japan, and Italy. When you can eat no more, watch the sunset from your room as the salty sea breeze gently stirs through the plantation-style rooms that look out over the lush tropical gardens and Caribbean blue sea. Could it get any more idyllic? Truthfully, probably not.

View from the room…

Wandering in the gardens.

The boat ride back to Providenciales

Poolside at Parrot Cay by COMO

The Terrace Restaurant

The fresh & fabulous food from the dessert menu.

Suite dreams…

The Caribbean by candlelight at Parrot Cay by COMO

Out on the deck…

Dining by the pool at Lotus Restaurant

The gym at Parrot Cay by COMO

The departure jetty.

The room: Bathroom area.

YOUR OWN PIECE OF PARADISE?

Anyone lucky enough to have experienced Parrot Cay, will likely rant until they’re red in the face about the beauty and perfection of this exclusive resort island. For anyone with a billionaire’s bankroll, the chance to buy your own piece of that heaven is just around the corner: four new beach houses (3 beds, 6,280 square feet) are set to join the Parrot Cay Estate by the end of 2016. Start saving your money folks: Sotheby’s International Realty is listing the properties beginning at $6.5 million. Ouch.

GETTING THERE

Parrot Cay is a small atoll in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. Flights depart Miami for Providenciales International Airport. Upon arrival in Providenciales, awaiting hotel staff escort guests to the Leeward Marina where the private boat to Parrot Cay departs. Keep an eye out for dolphins on the 35-minute journey too! For prices, availability and more information, head to the official Parrot Cay by COMO website.

DREAMING OF A CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE?

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Jess Harding is the frequent flying, freelance writer and travel blogger behind the scenes at Back to Buckley, the travel blog. Stay up to date with my latest obsessions and confessions by subscribing to the mailing list below or following the action 24/7 on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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