We just returned from a week's stay on Grand Cayman - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sea Spray Cottage. Here's a very brief summary of our trip:
The trip was my wife and I and our 8 year old daughter. Our only previous visit was on a cruise ship, which only whetted our appetite for Cayman. Flew from Charlotte NC nonstop to GCM on Friday June 19; no issues with the flight, immigration, etc. Had a rental car and put over 300 miles on it in a week - we drove around the island quite a bit.
For beaches, we visited Cayman Kai public beach; Rum Point; Seven Mile Beach (next to Westin); Reef Resort on the east end; Beach Bay (very small area near where we stayed). All were nice, although Beach Bay had quite a bit of litter around it, which was disappointing.
We bought groceries for many meals to keep expenses down. For casual meals, we ate at Chicken! Chicken!; Eats Cafe; Margaritaville downtown; bar at Reef Resort on the east end; Aqua Beach. We did the Tuesday night buffet on the beach at Kaibo Bar & Grill - it was good, and the live band and 2-for-1 rum punch made for a very pleasant evening. We had one nice meal, at Luca - excellent filet mignon and mahi mahi. Followed that meal with a stop at Sapphire Lounge. We were fortunate to have a babysitter this night. We didn't have a bad meal the entire week.
We did a beautiful sunset cruise through Red Sail Sports. Visited the Butterfly Farm twice (didn't have to pay for the second visit) - had a tour the second time, which was very informative. Went to the Botanic Park but didn't see any blue iguanas. Stopped at Pirate's Caves, which wasn't much (as expected). Stopped briefly at Island Glassblowing Studio, but we were very hot after a short visit so we didn't stay long. Stopped at Hell, but it was "closed" since we got there late in the day (not a problem as it's not worth spending any amount of time in my opinion). We planned to see Barefoot Man perform Thursday night, but ran out of time and didn't make it back (to Reef Resort on east end).
Weather was hot (90F or so during the day; 80F or so at night), though about the same as North Carolina this time of year. Only saw a few drops of rain until our last night (Thursday June 25) when a thunderstorm lasted for hours, into the morning. Return trip home on the 26th was uneventful - though I was surprised they wanted us at the airport 2 1/2 hours before the flight (we got there about 2 hours prior) and were told they could deny boarding if we didn't get there at least one hour prior.
We hope to return soon. We didn't go to Stingray City. Many more restaurants to try! Many thanks to those on here that posted tips on things to do and see, places to eat, etc.