i have been to Cayman many times and always enjoy the diving and the restaurants in this little island of paradise. Christopher Columbus is now by far my favorite condo location and is located on a fantastic area of the beach. It was very wide and very low density. Prior to arriving after reading the earlier review about the beach being rocky, i was apprehensive about this area of the beach. This was not what i found. the beach area is wide and full of sand in the water with no rocks. in speaking to the staff, he said only after a big storm does the sand in the water temporarily change some and this happens all up and down Seven Mile Beach. so normally it is like it was during our visit, very sandy and wide enough to play Bocce ball on the beach with our friends. the water was flat calm like a lake and we all snorkeled and relaxed on floats in the water. the visibility was outstanding. i love seeing my feet in the water. lots of fish and we saw turtles and even an octopus. Their pool and pool area are all new and were great. the beach huts are a great thing for keeping out of the sun. they were adding a new one when i was there since these are popular with all the guests. it is so easy to read a book, nap, and sit for hours under one of these beach huts.
our unit was on the second floor overlooking the beach, not on the pool side. we had stunning views up and down Seven Mile Beach from our balcony where we enjoyed our morning coffee everyday. #21 had a new kitchen that was beautiful and well equipped and we had friends staying in other condos and they were all nicely decorated and were all up to date. no one was disappointed at all in the accommodations. we gathered each evening on the beach to watch the sunset and met many of the other guests that were doing the same thing, taking photos of the beautiful sunsets.
You will need to drive to the restaurants but everything is very close by and this end of the beach is so uncrowded, it is worth the very short drive to the grocery stores and restaurants to not be in the middle of all the crowds of the cruise ships and other properties with more condos and more people. We loved trying Heritage Kitchen at the Four Way Stop in West Bay and the Coconut Grouper was amazingly good.
All in all, i cannot imagine a better place to spend a vacation than at Christopher Columbus and on Grand Cayman. All the staff and Lisa, the manager, did everything to make our stay great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Better than a hotel, different from a resort, and ideally situated, the Christopher Columbus Condo is an intimate 30-unit beachfront condominium, offering beautifully appointed two and three bedroom condo rental units with either oceanfront or garden views. All condominium rental units offer central air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, telephones, and maid service. Other amenities offered include private lighted tennis courts, barbeque grills, laundry facilities, and a full concierge service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Christopher Columbus Condos Hotel Seven Mile Beach
- Christopher Columbus Condos Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands