Parrot Cay island resort, Turks and Caicos
STAY If you try to imagine what the ideal honeymoon beach and pool looks like, Parrot Cay, in the Caribbean’s Turks and Caicos Islands, is probably what you’ll be dreaming of. And this resort’s mile-long, white-sand beach and the 5,000sq inﬁnity pool that overlooks it are just a couple of the attractions that elevate it above most honeymoon hotspots. All you will see is blue, blue and more blue – pool, sea and sky – only brieﬂy interrupted by a raised cocktail glass.
There’s a good reason why stars like Britney Spears like to hang out at Parrot Cay. It’s also why Bruce Willis, Donna Karan and Keith Richards all have homes here. Privacy is the resort’s No 1 priority. So, if your ambition is to spend your honeymoon gazing into each other’s eyes and no one else’s – except your private butler’s as he sets up dinner for two on your deck, naturally – this is the place to do it.
DO If you do feel the urge to mingle with other guests, don’t miss the Saturday night barbecue at the resort’s pool-side Lotus restaurant. Expect lavish displays of ﬁsh, roasting meats, zingy salads and tables laden with heavenly desserts. Our tip? Skip the bodycon dress, as you will overeat! But, with a full itinerary of activities to sign up for(tennis, yoga, the gym and water sports), you’ll burn it oﬀ in no time. Ten you can reward yourself with something divine from the boutique (a Heidi Klein bikini is a must) or chill out in the library, where you’ll also ﬁnd games, DVDs and internet access (if you must) to keep you occupied. Personally, we prefer maximum pool time…
GO Luxury honeymoon specialist Scott Dunn (020 8682 5020; scottdunn.com) oﬀers seven nights at Parrot Cay from £2,750 per person including British Airways ﬂights and transfers. Visit turksandcaicostourism.com.
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