Paradise private island vacations are incredibly special, particularly if you’re on a romantic break or celebrating a special occasion. With reassuring privacy, every whim catered for and minimal distractions, you can drink in every second of relaxation and fun. It’s easy to switch off and embrace the moment when it’s this magical…
A 1,100-acre private island, Ambergris Cay sits on the southeast corner of the Turks & Caicos Islands and is home to the breath-taking Caicos Banks. The shallow turquoise blue waters and surrounding reefs are so brilliant, they can actually be seen from space.
Ambergris Cay has its own private airport with the longest runway (5,700 ft) of any private airport in the Caribbean. Guests travelling to the resort by private jet can now clear Turks & Caicos Customs and Immigration upon arrival – without having to stop at Providenciales International Airport.
This all-inclusive resort has villas and suites available, all with private pools and ocean views. The villas come with the use of golf carts and a butler service, and each adult staying at Ambergris Cay receives a complimentary 1-hour spa massage. There is a wide range of complimentary activities on offer including snorkelling, kayaking, SUPs, sailboats, tennis and bikes. Guests can take boat excursions to the Floating Pontoon Bar at Little Ambergris Cay, set out on romantic sunset sails and try snorkelling tours to Fish Cay with lunch included.
With a lovely kids’ club and two fantastic restaurants to choose from – Calico Jack and Club House – your vacation can be as energizingly active or blissfully slow as you choose.
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A Conde Nast award-winner 2021 and Relais & Châteaux member, Pine Cay is blessed with one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches, as well as 800 acres of pristine wilderness. It’s an easy boat ride from Providenciales.
This is private island life on an intimate scale. With just 12 beachfront rooms and suites, guests can experience total seclusion but can also chose to hang out in the sociable Clubhouse and Robinson Crusoe-style Tiki Beach Bar when the mood strikes. At night, the Tiki is lit by flickering, flaming torches in the sand.
Executive chef, Carlos Andrés Meléndez, hails from Costa Rica and brings a wealth of expertise from luxury hotels around the world. His fresh, just-caught dishes change daily and showcase the best that the island has to offer, along with the finest cuts of meat (succulent Wagyu, anyone?) and kitchen garden produce. Guests can choose to enjoy foot-in-the-sand starlit fine dining on their favourite spot on the beach.
The island’s many delights include bonfires, barbecues and star-gazing after dark and snorkelling and diving by day, as well as visits to expert Balinese masseuse, Anix, to melt away any residual tension in the Sand Dollar Spa.
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COMO Parrot Cay is an award-winning Turks & Caicos luxury resort set on its own 1,000-acre private island that includes over four miles of stunning beaches.
The wellness facilities are world-class with holistic, Asian-inspired treatments including Ayurveda, aromatherapy and Pilates. There is a light and airy yoga room, nine treatment rooms, an outdoor Jacuzzi garden, double massage rooms and Japanese baths—all situated in calming and luxurious low-lying pavilions.
There is a wide range of rooms, suites and villas to choose from, all boasting uplifting sun-filled spaces and incredible views. At the upper end of the scale, guests can hire vast private estates including the 4,390ft Lotus Flower, a two-villa, eight-bedroom estate designed by renowned Singaporean architect Cheong Yew Kuan.
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