We are two active couples, ages 56-62, second time to Grand Cayman for both. Flew non-stop from JFK on Cayman Airways. LOVE Cayman Airways - two checked bags free and everyone was served a meal! Sandwich with yogurt & fruit on the way down, and a hot meal on the way home. Friendly, helpful staff. Wish I could fly CA everywhere I go!!
Rented an SUV from Marshalls. Stayed at Christopher Columbus Condos in a 3bed/2.5bath penthouse (#29) unit. Comfortable, clean, well appointed, had everything we needed. Beautiful sunsets from the large balcony. Only downside: advertised queen bed was actually a double bed, but couple decided to use it anyway because bath was attached to it. Staff was friendly and helpful. We all would definitely stay here again. Beautiful wide beach, never a problem getting lounge chairs in the shade. Easy entry to great snorkeling right off the property, better snorkeling a short swim (or walk) away at Cemetery Reef. The ladies are avid snorkelers and thoroughly enjoyed having great snorkeling so close by. During our visit we experienced high surf along the West Bay but once the waters calmed were able to snorkel at Turtle Cove.
The men are SCUBA divers and used Living the Dream dive company for four two-tank dives (the ladies joined them to snorkel on the trip to the Kittiwake). Top-notch company with well-equipped boats, fabulous staff. A fifth dive was a shore dive at Cobalt Coast with Divetech to try out the underwater scooters, they had a blast!!
One morning we all took an educational kayak trip through the mangroves with Sea Elements. Danielle shared her love for and knowledge of the ecology of the mangroves during a fun paddle.
Copper Falls (dinner twice - hands down favorite!!)
Grand Cayman Yacht Club
Bottom line, we would (will!) return to Grand Cayman and highly recommend Cayman Airways, Christopher Columbus Condos, Living The Dream dive company and Sea Elements.