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An ancient healing science for body and mind, Ayurveda addresses specific conditions with focused prescriptions. The Ayurvedic Doctor will recommend a holistic, all-natural treatment plan depending on the individual’s Prakruti (constitution). The prescribed therapy plan could include a detox, body treatments, special diet, Yoga and meditation. To achieve maximum benefits, the Doctor will also recommend a follow-up Programme as well as education about preventative healthcare measures.
- 7 nights Accommodation
- Complimentary daily breakfast
- 3 Course Lunch & Dinner (excluding all beverages) daily
- Wellness Welcome Amenity
- Prescribed COMO Shambhala Beverages* from COMO Shambhala Ayurvedic Menu Only
- Complimentary Daily Afternoon Tea served in the Resort Library
- Complimentary Airport Transfer for Scheduled Commercial Flight
- Complimentary fruit basket
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Participation in Complimentary Scheduled Activities (Yoga & Pilates)
- Complimentary Non-Motorized Water Sport Activities (Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing)
- 3 x Ayurvedic Consultation per person
- 7 x Prescribed Ayurvedic Treatment per person
- 3 x 60 min Therapeutic Yoga** and related displines
* COMO SHAMBHALA BEVERAGES
Unlimited juices and herbal teas from the COMO Shambhala Ayurvedic menu. Note that sodas, alcoholic beverages and coffee are not included nor drinks from any menu other than the COMO Shambhala Ayurvedic menu. These drinks would be charged at a supplement.
** THERAPEUTIC YOGA AND RELATED DISCIPLINES
This includes yoga, pilates, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and for the stress management programme, fitness training would also be included. Following wellness consultation, the Ayurvedic Doctor will prescribe treatments & activities for each client basing on dosha (the elements related to specific body type).
Prices from £4,607 per person: based on twin room sharing
Bonus Free Nights:
Stay 14 nights pay for 10, Stay 7 nights pay for 5.
VALID FROM 01 JUNE to 31 OCTOBER 2012
Garden View Rooms feature light Balinese furniture, a four-poster bed draped in white voile and large dining table. French doors open onto a private sundeck with direct access to the gardens. The airy bathroom has a ceramic bath and separate shower as well as a double vanity unit.
Ocean Facing Rooms are located on the upper floor with views of the gardens and towards the ocean from a private balcony.
One Bedroom Suites feature a separate living room and bedroom as well as two bathrooms. Cosy sofas and a generous dining table offer space to relax. French doors lead onto a wooden balcony with a daybed and views over Parrot Cay’s gardens. Bathroom has a shower and tub.
One Bedroom Beach Houses are located 30 metres from the ocean front offering direct access to the beach. They have a spacious living room with dining area and a light-flooded conservatory with sun loungers. The bedroom has a four-poster and en-suite bathroom. There is a separate guest bathroom, kitchen and private sundeck with heated plunge pool.
One Bedroom Beach Villas are located 30 metres from the beach, and facing directly onto the ocean, these villas are surrounded by lush vegetation making for total privacy. The spacious living room has comfortable sofas and a generous dining area. The bedroom has a large four-poster, there is a light-flooded conservatory, an en-suite bathroom, an outdoor shower garden, kitchenette, guest bathroom and private sundeck with heated plunge pool.
Two and three Bedroom Beach Villas extra bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room with generous dining area and leads onto the large sundeck, which has a heated swimming pool and outside dining pavilion. Private butler service is included.
Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos is the northern Caribbean’s pre-eminent private island, wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas featuring the region’s best spa and haute cuisine. It combines nature – 1000 unspoilt acres, including a mile-long powdered beach – with understated style and cosseting service.
TRANSFER: International flights come into Providenciales, the main island, from where it is a 35-minute speedboat ride to the resort.
- COMO Shambhala retreat – extensive retreat facilities
- Watersports centre – non motorised sports
- Yoga Pvilion overlooking the wetlands – daily classes
- Fully equipped gymnasium
- 5000 square foot infinity swimming pool
- Two floodlit tennis courts
- Lotus restaurant – serves local Caribbean dishes for lunch and, in the evening, serves contemporary Asian Thai and Japenese food
- Terrace restaurant – specialises in modern Italian cooking
COMO Shambhala Cuisine – The focus is on nutrition and organic produce. The emphasis is on raw ingredients which are more easily digested, allowing our body to benefit more from the living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals. No dairy products are used in the menus, nor genetically tampered soy alternatives, but home grown blended nut milks. Really raw honey and agave are used as sweetners instead of processed sugars. Also the use of naturally dried seaweeds and sprouted seeds are used in spa salads.
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PARROT CAY AYURVEDIC, 7 NIGHTS HOLIDAYS:
PRICES FROM £4,607* (June to December) per person, based on two people sharing a Terrace Room with return flights from London to Providenciales (one stop en-route) in economy class.
Single supplement from £951
HIGH SEASON (January to May) PRICES ON REQUEST
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Return flights from London to Providenciales (one stop en-route) in economy class
- 7 nights accommodation in a Terrace room, based on two people sharing
- 3 meals per day
- 3 x Ayurvedic Consultations per person
- 7 x Prescribed Ayurvedic Treatment per person
- 3 x 60 min Therapeutic Yoga** and related displines
- Return airport transfers
Garden View Room: from £10 per person per night
Ocean Facing Room: from £20 per person per night
1 bedroom Como Suite: from £69 per person per night
1 bedroom Beach House: from £206 per person per night
1 bedroom Beach Villa: from £118 per person per night
BRITISH AIRWAYS: (one stop en-route) from £127 per person
*These prices are meant as a guideline only to give an indication of the approximate price for the current (low) season. Our “from” prices are updated monthly to give the most accurate indication. However, all holidays are individually priced according to your individual requirements.
“Great for a romantic or recharging stay, leave the kids at home”
My wife and I stayed here the first week of Jan 2012. I “won” the week in a charity auction. The auction was not run well and I ended up getting the week for a very low price which turned out to be well below the advertized rates for that week: good for me, not so good for the auction. I just mention this because in my mind, given the price we paid, I frankly wasn not expecting too much. We stayed on one of the private beach-front cottages. They were simply amazing: nothing fancy but great bed, beautiful view of the ocean, private plunge pool, nice screened in porch where would read and watch the sun come up (jet lag). The service was very good: like plenty of people, we had connection issues and ended up showing up very late. The staff had set up a nice welcoming bottle of Champagne and fruit in our room and quickly got us some delicious meals within 20 minutes of us arriving in our room.
Food was very good in all the restaurants, highlights for me being the breakfast and the Como Shambala Spa menu: very fresh, healthy and light without being boring.
The beach staff was very helpful: after speaking to them a bit about windsurfing, they were very happy to bring out the high end equipment when the wind was blowing and i managed 4 really good sessions in the week.
If you are into it the people watching was good: was kind of cool to be eating lunch beside Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin and Liliane Bettencourt ,but the better part was just the relaxed, quiet, respectful low key vibe that the place has (or had that week…very few kids)
Niggles: my wife was disappointed with the quality of the yoga. We ended up just borrowing some mats and doing our own sessions by our plunge pool to tapes of Rusty Wells, Bryan Kest, etc..Hardlyl hell on earth, but given the yoga-wellness focus of Como Shambala resorts in general, this should be better.
Another niggle was the maintenance staff response: our plunge pool was low on water, enough to cause the skimmer to suck in water from time to time, which makes a lot of noise..it took 24 hours and a couple of calls for this to get sorted..not a big deal, but again, at such a peaceful/zen/high end place, it should have been fixed in 20 minutes.
Highlights: sunrise and sunset walks along the fantastic beach, great food and relaxing vibe
Lowlights: the “low key” response by maintenance”
Recommendation: go, but leave your kids at home: unless your “kids” are very young or very old there isnt much for them to do in terms of organized activity and a lot of people are there to take a break from their little ones.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We have been at Parrot Cay like eight or nine times. This is the first time we brought the whole family.
For us there are hardly surprises exept we see a improved menu and the portions have become more American.
For Europeans this means you could almost share all dishes because of the seize.
Our children already are in love with the place, which is an expensive thing for us.
We will come back.
This has been on my radar for some time and decided to splurge to celebrate a special occasion. We were picked up at the airport and transported to the motor launch where we were offered cold towels and drink whilst the luggage was put onto the boat. Journey to Parrot Cay was a lovely experience.
Checked in at the bar with a drink. Very pleasant way to start. Taken to our rooms by a well informed member of staff. Ocean facing room on the first floor which had a lovely decent sized patio balcony. Bottle of champagne chilling in an ice bucket. Four poster bed with pretty mosquito netting. Fresh fruit each day. Tea/coffee and biscuits/cake in the library each day at 3:00pm. Two restaurants each with their own bar. We preferred the Asian restaurant but the bar at the other restaurant. All four very good, mind.
Staff at the beach were great. They will find you a sun bed and provide towels and will attend to your request which will be evidenced by sticking a flag into the sand at the end of the sun-bed.
The sea was a fantastic colour and looked as if someone had mixed various shades of blue into lines. Pleasant walk along the beach. Sand is like icing sugar but not to the taste, of course!
Great spa, relaxing cycling (which can be hired — you probably won’t need more than an hour).
Why not totally blissed? We were there on President’s Week (not informed of this by our travel agent) and consequently there were a number of Americans there with their children. The pool was noisy and was a place we avoided. Pity as the actual pool area is lovely. If you have children this would be a great time to go but if you are looking for peace & quiet (as outlined in the first page of the Parrot Cay brochure), best to avoid this particular week. If your Travel Agent doesn’t know, simply look up National Holidays on the internet.
New York City, New York
From the moment one is met at the airport to your time to depart, the resort has managed to provide the finest in accommodations and service along with more ameniies than you can imagine. Staff are genuinely friendly and anticipate your needs in a gracious and sophisticated manner. Spread over 1,000 acres, it is always calm and tranquil, with thoughtful attention to details but utilizing the latest in technology. Don’t miss the world renown COMO Shambala Spa – yoga, treatment, pilates and even an Ayurvedic Doctor on-site.
Its location on its own island provide for seclusion in an oasis of style and grace.
the food is incredible and they even serve afternoon tea in the library, which is also set with computers, books, kids games and a pool table.
los angeles, ca
Classic elegance, great service, privacy,splendid beach and sand like talcum powder. Relaxing spaces, gourmet food (pricey), but truly a vacation “away”. I hope it stays as it is because they have a great formula.
Sao Paulo, SP
Very nice secluded hotel in Turks far away from the big resorts in the main island. The spa was great with pleasant service and the restaurants (mediterranean and asian) were both delicious. It is worth to book the full board package as there is no other option around. The staff is very friendly and helpful. For instance, we lost our flight due to AA change of schedule and they rearranged not only our transfer but also were thoughtful enough to set up a late dinner in our room. In addition, they were proactive to reschedule our scuba dive on the next day.
We noticed that they maintain the sand of the beach in front of the hotel very clean not only of debris but also from the algae.
General Tips: nice place to scuba dive and, if possible, avoid the airport in the weekend!
This is a beautiful place, like most in Turks & Caicos. The unique element is the kindness of the staff and the remoteness of being on its own island. The accommodations are luxurious but pleasantly simple, more beach house then Ritz Carlton. One of the other nice surprises is that the food is very good (using a NYC scale) and changes enough that even 8 days later we still enjoyed.
Traveled for week to Parrot Cay and cannot say enough good things about resort. Room comfortable and clean. Facilities in general were very clean, each day fresh fruit brought to room. The food was expensive but sharing appetizers and main courses for dinner makes it less so and the portions allow sharing since they are quite generous, if banana fritters are on menu do try them. We never ate at Terrace since Lotus had such delicious Asian inspired cuisine that we ate there each evening. The breakfast was fantastic with a great buffet that had such a great variety. The beach was wonderful, in all of our Caribbean travels never have I seen water so clear and clean. I can’t say enough about the staff, they are very warm and attentive and after only 2 days they pretty much knew what your likes and dislikes were so you didn’t have to ask again. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to decompress and relax as there aren’t activities going on it is very laid back. On a scale of 1-10 it definately gets a 10+
Manhattan Beach, California
Vacationed to Parrot Cay with the family (including a 4year old) during spring break. Despite travelling during spring break, the resort was not overcrowded…no reserving of pool chairs as there were plenty. No mad dashes for fresh towels, there were plenty. And the resort really catered to kids as there were daily activities (birdhouse painting, tie dye tshirts, hunting for buried treasure on the beach) for kids and the staff were very friendly to all the youngsters.
Getting to the resort is also fun as one has to take a high speed boat to the island. Once on the island, rest and relaxation top the itinerary. The pool is nice, but the beach with its soft sugary white sand is unbelievalble. At low tide, you could walk out about 1/2 mile in the water and look for sand dollars or just get your feet wet.
Food is high quality, but super expensive and after a few days, the menu options seem limited. The service at the restaurants (with one exception when the staff seemed overwhelmed at breakfast time) was great. Daily breakfast was great with a wide range of food options.
Service was very nice, with a few missteps (if it wasnt a uber-deluxe resort, we wouldnt expect everything to be perfect, right) but nothing major. We took a private day trip on the hotel’s boat and the crew was friendly, attentive, and in tune with what we wanted to do with our 4 year old.
I do wish the hotel would do a better job with arranging scuba trips, i.e. have a contracted dive operator off its docks since the T/C is an amazing dive destination.
Really a wonderful resort for a family vacation, a little pricey, but worth it. Would go back again.
We absolutely loved our stay at Parrot Cay! My wife and I are both graduate students and were very lucky to have won our trip to Parrot Cay in a contest. So, this review is coming from the perspective of a couple who might not have been able to stay at Parrot Cay otherwise and were not working with an unlimited budget. That said, we were prepared for high prices for food and drinks described by other reviewers.
From the moment we left the airport, every part of our trip felt luxurious. We were taken from the airport to the marina in a private shuttle. We enjoyed a complimentary drink at the dock house while our bags were loaded onto the boat. Then the boat took us on the beautiful half an hour ride to Parrot Cay.
We enjoyed another complimentary cocktail on the terrace at check in before being taken to our room. We found the room to be just perfect. While other reviewers have commented on rooms that they felt needed updating, we found the room to be just perfect. We appreciated the minimalist decor, which felt very appropriate to the setting and was very comfortable. Our Garden View room had a large porch that overlooked a grove of trees and always felt quiet and secluded even though we had neighbors.
One of our favorite parts of the trip was enjoying the amazing breakfast each day. We were impressed with the variety and the quality of the food from the fresh fruits, juices, and smoothies to the excellent pastries and breads, to the delicious menu choices. We loved sitting outside on the terrace and taking our time an enjoying or coffee and tea before starting our day.
After breakfast we made our way to the beach, where we spent most of our days. As many others have noted, the beach is perfectly pristine and never feels crowded. We noticed that the poolside chairs tended to fill up during the day but it never seemed like there were more than a dozen or so other people enjoying the beach. We were mostly interested in quiet, relaxation and reading but the beach staff encouraged us to try sailing on one of our first days with perfect wind. They quickly showed us the ropes and had us sailing on our own in no time. We thought we would try kayaking too but just found relaxing on the beach too nice to let to many activities get in the way.
After the amazing breakfast, we were never hungry for lunch but we did enjoy the afternoon tea and the fresh fruit replenished daily in our room. By late afternoon, we usually had enough sun for one day. We like having a late dinner so we would typically play tennis in the evening. The tennis courts are very nice with a high quality synthetic turf surface. We had our racquets but there were decent ones available for use too. Wanting to be sure to have fresh balls, we brought our own too.
The other activity that we made the most use of was the daily yoga classes. I tired yoga for the first time but my wife practices regularly and really enjoyed the classes. Some that she went to had only a few people and others were more full. Overall, during our week, the hotel was less busy on the weekdays of our stay and seemed to fill up a bit more going into the weekend—although it never felt anything close to crowded. My wife always enjoys yoga more with a teacher that she likes and connects with and she certainly felt that way about Andrea, who made her yoga experience at Parrot Cay a very good one. The class that I attended was a mixed class that included some very experienced practitioners but I felt like the variety of options made it enjoyable for a first timer too.
Wanting to save money on expensive drinks, we brought a bottle of rum with us and had our airport shuttle driver stop at a store on the way to the marina so that we could buy some beer and wine. Most evenings we enjoyed drinks on our porch before dinner while listening to music on the iPod speaker dock provided in our room. Sometimes we’d take a bottle of wine down to the beach to watch the sunsets, which were, of course, beautiful.
We enjoyed late dinners at one of the two restaurants at Parrot Cay—either sitting outside at the Terrace restaurant where breakfast is served or at the poolside Lotus restaurant. We enjoyed the food at both restaurants. I typically ordered seafood or fish, which was always excellent. My wife is a vegetarian and sometimes ordered off the special spa menu, which is always available, or asked the restaurant staff for a vegetarian option not on the menu. They were always very accommodating and happy to make her something to suite her tastes like a pad thai or other veggie option. All of these were excellent. At the terrace restaurant, she enjoyed the pasta options. The entrees (mostly priced in the $40-50 range) tended to be very large portions. Some reviewers have said that you can’t spend less than $250 for dinner but we were very satisfied with just ordering entrees, which, with a couple of drinks, would come to less than $150. Dinner always came with a nice complimentary appetizer or amuse bouche. Overall, the food was delicious, memorable and we always found it to be on par with nicer restaurants in Boston, where we lived for several years. We particularly enjoyed the barbecue night on our last night (Saturday) with the special menu and live music.
Lastly, we would often walk up to the spa after dinner to enjoy the incredible stars in the night sky from the hot tub at the spa building. The spa was very quiet in the evenings and the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. We always had the hot tub to ourselves, which was very nice.
Overall, we cannot say enough good things about Parrot Cay. As graduate students, the trip would have been out of our reach if we had not had our room paid for but we found it easy to keep to our budget otherwise. While there are plenty of ways to run up a big bill at Parrot Cay, were were 100% satisfied with what we were able to enjoy on our budget. We really wanted to take the opportunity to relax in a beautiful quiet location and that’s exactly what Parrot Cay provided. In the end, there were more activities available than we made time for. For the most part, the real appeal of Parrot Cay for us was being somewhere completely relaxing, secluded and quiet where we could enjoy slow days in beautiful weather at a picture perfect location.
We are very grateful to all the staff who made our stay so enjoyable. As we think about our visit to Parrot Cay, we would really be splitting hairs to find anything to complain about. From our perspective, Parrot Cay was close to perfect. We certainly hope to be able to go back some day and would highly recommend Parrot Cay to anyone who wants a very quiet, relaxing beach vacation with excellent food and the kind of activities that are offered there.
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