Ever found yourself watching "Survivor" and thinking "Ya know, remote tropical island living looks amazing, minus the constantly-eating-bugs and hanging-out-with-Jeff-Probst aspects"? Then we've got the spot for you: welcome to Parrot Cay, a full-service, private island resort in the Turks and Caicos where individual beach homes are plush, room service is at the ready, and Probst is nowhere to be seen.
They’ve got about 50 hotel rooms in addition to one and two-bedroom houses. Opt for a one-bedder, and this’ll be your living room. Lounge on the super comfortable couches and watch “Big Bang Theory” reruns, or check the view of the Caribbean and lament your decision to sit inside and watch reruns of "Big Bang Theory".
The backyard’s your own private beachfront, so rock the Speedos you've held onto since high school swim team in an attempt to out-brown George Hamilton. And if the ocean terrifies you more than the girls' swim team captain, there’s a safe little plunge pool on your deck.
If you never wanna leave the house, that’s cool. You can order food from either of Parrot Cay’s restaurants, or sample their special Shambhala menu with all kinds of healthy stuff your mom would be proud of you for eating. Then get beer delivered.
That 4ft plunge pool in your backyard is great if you enjoy starfishing. For a more expansive swimming experience, jump in the infinity pool by Lotus; convince yourself you're in the ocean, but with the added peace of mind that comes with chlorine.
On the way back from your run, you might find yourself thinking “A massage would feel pretty good right now". And then, BAM, the Shambhala Spa appears on your right. It’s a sign. Get a massage. But, ya know, shower first.
And if you feel the need to get out on all that glorious water, there’s catamaran sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, paddleboards, and pretty much every other motor-less mode of transportation you can imagine.