Parrot Cay (styled as Parrot Cay by COMO) is a private island resort, part of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Parrot Cay is part of the COMO Hotels and Resorts group. The island contains about 1,000 acres of land, a mile-long beach and features a high-end beach resort with 61 rooms. It is located about 575 miles south east of Miami, and can be reached by a 35 minute boat ride from Providenciales, the main island in Turks and Caicos.
Parrot Cay was originally created by a Kuwaiti family in 1988, who built the large structure that now functions as the resort's main building.The Gulf War affected the finances of this family,and it remained empty until it was bought over and remade into a resort in 1998 by Singaporean hotelier Christina Ong for her COMO Hotels and Resorts group. It is said that her daughter Melissa Ong discovered the island during a diving trip.
The island was originally named Pirate Cay because of a local legend that famous female pirate Anne Bonny camped here in the 1720s. It was renamed Parrot Cay as to not frighten visitors.