Turks and Caicos Islands: Places to Explore


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Parrot Cay

The last in a string of small islands between Providenciales and North Caicos, Parrot Cay was once a hideout for pirate Calico Jack Rackham and his lady cohorts Mary Read and Anne Bonny. The 1,000-acre cay, between Fort George Cay and North Caicos, is now the site of an ultra-exclusive hideaway resort. If you're lucky enough to stay here, you'll have endless beautiful beaches and some small ruins to explore. Originally called Pirate Cay (because of the Spanish galleon treasures believed to be buried somewhere on the island), the island's name was changed to Parrot Cay when the resort was built.

Nonguests may eat lunch at the Lotus restaurant. Reservations are mandatory and may not be available during the busy periods, but if you go, it's a great day. And you may also visit the spa and pool.

Parrot Cay at a Glance