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Turks and Caicos Getaway

A repeat guest of Parrot Cay recently traveled to the Turks & Caicos and stayed at Amanyara. Here are her impressions from the trip, and her feedback on the differences between the two properties.

We really liked Amanyara, but it does have a minimalist Asian feel, so those looking for a typical palm tree–filled landscape might be happier at Parrot Cay. I took a tour and was able to see many of the rooms, all of which were beautiful, and we loved that the villas have outdoor showers. The resort would be especially perfect for a couples’ weekend getaway.

It is definitely worth it to pay a bit more for an ocean view pavilion. All rooms have different views and locations, so it is important to ask about specifics when booking—our two-bedroom pool pavilion suite was fabulous, but had no view.

The food prices at Amanyara were outrageous, and room service took quite a long time, which was rather annoying by the end of our stay. Other than these exceptions, the service was excellent, and many of the resort activities were included in the price; one day we went snorkeling, and we even rented out the movie theater for the kids for no additional fee.

The beach and the main pool are fabulous, and there were tons of kids and lots of family-friendly activities. With that said, the Amanyara was still very serene and peaceful, and definitely quieter than Parrot Cay. Guests ride bikes around the property making it feel like an upscale camp, which was very fun. It would have been nice if there was a touch more music in the evening, because there is really no nightlife.

All in all, it was an amazing trip and getting there was so easy. The kids had a blast and the adults were super relaxed!

Published onJuly 22, 2014

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