Donna Karan’s Island Sanctuary


Turks and Caicos
Listed at $36,000,000

The Turks and Caicos Islands have long been an escape for the rich and famous who have homes on the north island and Pirate Cay.  Originally named for another celebrity who stayed there in the 1720s, female pirate Anne Bonny, today there exists the exclusive Parrot Cay Resort and Shambhala Spa Retreat. The 1,000-acre island of Parrot Cay is separate from the mainland and can be reached by boat from Providenciales.  The resort has 60 rooms and suites, beachfront villas and two restaurants.  Considered to have some of prettiest white sand beaches and clear aquamarine waters in the world, it also boasts excellent fishing and snorkeling. The Shambhala Wellness Retreat Spa offers a sweeping yoga room aired by natural breezes, nine treatment rooms, an outdoor Jacuzzi garden, a Pilates studio, double massage rooms and Japanese baths—all in low-lying pavilions overlooking the North Caicos Channel and the surrounding wetlands. 

9Sanctuary_2476-1[1]Savvy business woman and long time Parrot Cay villa owner, Donna Karan, has recently put a portion of her large beachfront villa estate on the market, though she is keeping three acres, a house, a spa, and some swimming pools.  The seven-acre portion she is selling is a compound of two luxury four-bedroom villas, each featuring a second-floor master bedroom with stunning ocean views, three bedroom suites, and an infinity-edge pool. Designed by Cheong Yew Kuan, the villas’ crafted interiors are complemented by cedar and coral walls, teak furniture, and eclectic works of art from around the globe. A screened-in guest pavilion sits adjacent to the wooded terraces, while a chef’s kitchen and yoga studio are further highlights.

6Parrot_Cay_3449[1]The Parrot Cay Resort is where Bruce Willis married Emma Heming, Ben Affleck married Jennifer Garner and frequent visitors include Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Robert De Niro, Prince Edward, Michael J. Fox, Janet Jackson, Eva Longoria and Paul McCartney.

Donna Karan is now offering a seven-acre beachfront portion of her Parrot Cay estate for sale. Neighbors include the Willis family, Keith Richards and Christie Brinkley. Priced at $36 million. stb

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