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Christmas in Grand Cayman

Lacey, Washington...
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Christmas in Grand Cayman

We are thinking of taking our family, 7 grand kids, to Grand Cayman for Christmas

Is it a safe place for a family vacation?

Any suggestions for reasonably priced places to stay?

Macomb, Illinois
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1. Re: Christmas in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is a very safe place (with all the caveats of being cautious anywhere you visit). What is your budget and what are you looking for in terms of lodging and activities?

Annapolis, Maryland
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2. Re: Christmas in Grand Cayman

It is a very safe destination for families and all of the resorts, condos and restaurants are familt friendly. Given the size of your group, you will want a condo or private home. I am not sure of any condo that will suit a group that large, others may be able to help in that area. There are many private homes for rent and are mainly located in the quieter areas of the island, meaning a car will be necessary. Start your research at caymanvillas.com, grandcaymanvillas.net, caymancacation.com, caymanvacations.com. Research and decide which area on the island would best suit your needs. The Christmas season rates are the highest, not sure if you will find something that you consider reasonable. Also, if you find something suitable, book asap as prime rentals for Christmas are often booked a year in advance.

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3. Re: Christmas in Grand Cayman

Christmas in Grand Cayman is magical. The Christmas lights are totally incredible. It is a very Christian country so even the roundabouts are decorated to bring in the real feeling. Google it on Youtube an you will be amazed. Overall it is a very family oriented island. Prices are at their highest for the Christmas/New Year week and Easter week, but even if you go the week before you are in for a real treat! There is a lovely story told to us by friends (unfortunately we weren't there to see it) about Santa arriving on SMB -- he lost his pants walking through the water up the beach but saved the pressies by holding them over his head to the thrill of all the kids and parents!!! Truly a magical place to spend the holiday away from home!

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4. Re: Christmas in Grand Cayman

there are several houses with huge lighted Christmas displays that all are welcome to view...absolutely amazing

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5. Re: Christmas in Grand Cayman

GC is ideal for family vacation anytime of the year. Group of your size will need to rent a large house or 2 condos. High winter season rates are even higher over Christmas period and you might find difficulty in finding availability for this upcoming Christmas. Friends scheduled their large family group to spend Christmas week there several years ago and were limited to the Cayman Kai area due to number of people and desire to stay together in one property rather than 2 SMB condos. The older children (teens and early 20 somethings) were quite disappointed because location was far from SMB where they were looking forward to staying and enjoying some independent time.

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