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Best location for us?

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Best location for us?

Hello -

Trying to plan a trip to GC for June. Will be 2 single 30-something females. We're note big partiers, but would like to stay in a hotel (or near one) with at least a bar to get a few drinks here and there.......primarily we just want to lounge on the beach. However, we'd like to be close enough to walk to restaurants, shopping, etc. Could rent a car, but would rather not if we can avoid it.

What part of GC should we target our accommodations search?? Neither of us has been there, so we're clueless about the general location of activities, etc. Any hotels in particular come to mind? Or at least general areas to look in?? also, are there any nightclub, etc types of nightlife in GC? Thanks!!

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1. Re: Best location for us?

I would suggest going to www.caymanvacations.com to see a listing of hotels. It is a good site that rates the hotels and they are listed from north to south so that may help you choose. Most are centrally located and in walking distance to many restaurants. (EXCEPT for Courtyard Marriott, which is farthest north) It is not in walking distance to any restaurant that I can think of. Also, beware that all of the hotels are NOT direcly on the ocean. I would definately recommend the 7 mile beach area for you. The Westin and Hyatt beach suites are my favorites......just by walking past them. We have never stayed at any of the hotels. We always stay in a condo.

There is not ALOT of nightlife in Cayman. But there are bars with entertainment. The Royal Palms is a favorite of ours. Dinner at the Reef Grill is a great start to a night at the Royal Palms.

Maybe someone else can comment on the nightclubs.....I don't know about them. Have a great trip!

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2. Re: Best location for us?

Either the Westin or Hyatt Beach Suites are your best bet. Both conveniently located to a variety of restaurants...Hyatt more so than Westin. Both directly on the beach. Westin's beach much larger. Hyatt rooms much larger...all are ocean front view suites, all have balconies, nice kitchenette, separate living/bedroom, and very nice spacious bathrooms. Have stayed at both:)

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Agree with the other posters. But whatever hotel you do select, sounds like you want on 7 Mile Beach.

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4. Re: Best location for us?

Hyatt and Westin are both great hotels, but on the pricey side. There are many different hotels and condos along 7MB (West Bay Rd), and one that should suit your price range. If you stay along 7MB, you do not necessarily need to rent a car, although you may want to do so for a day so that you could tour the island. There are a few nightclubs in GC that stay open till 3 a.m. except on Sat. night when every thing closes at midnight. Great happy hours on Sunday! Let us know some ideas of where you are thinking or a possible price range and we can offer further suggestions!!

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Thanks everyone for your responses!! Haven't really gotten so far as to come up with particular hotels yet, although will definitely take the recommendations of the hyatt or the westin. both look nice. We're probably trying to stay at or below the $275 per night range....the cheaper the better, of course, if we could find it. We don't necessarily want a HUGE resort with a lot of children around....but, we would like to be somewhere with a nice beach (or pool) bar. Not sure if this helps narrow down any ideas.

One other question - we're batting around GC, or the Bahamas (freeport or nassau), or puerto rico (still havent really figured out the best place to go here).....any insight on which of these might be a best choice for us?? We're considering these b/c they're all comparably priced in terms of flight and hotels.

Thanks again!!

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