We booked unit #1, a two bedroom garden suite through the condo owner. She was wonderful, providing me with very helpful information before our trip about Grand Cayman including, restaurants, shopping, points of interest etc.
On this trip my husband and I travelled with our daughter, son-in-law and 19 month grandson. A crib and high chair were provided as requested.
Our condo was very well stocked. The owner's thought of everything, from a large variety of spices, cooking oils, first aid, coolers, icepacks etc. There are two T.V.'s in the condo, one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. They also provide free WIFI. The condo was comfortable and very quiet which was great for our grandson's afternoon naps.
Within the entrance door to each bedroom it had it's own bathroom. This door could be closed and separated from the main living area. You felt like you still had your own privacy within the condo itself. The daily maid service (except Sundays and holidays) was a real plus. Just around the corner from our unit was the laundry room with coin operated machines. The office can provide you with the coins. Next to the laundry room is the towel room where you can exchange your beach towels that are also included.
Christopher Columbus is located in the quieter north end of Seven Mile Beach. The grounds are beautifully manicured with pretty flowers throughout the property. Free parking is provided in front of the complex. There is a very nice beachfront pool for those who do not like going into the ocean with plenty of loungers. For the young children there is a kiddy pool and a storage box full of toys they can play with. For those who enjoy lying on the beach there are a number of papala's for shade. There is pretty good snorkelling with easy shore access in front of the condo's. I found that the most fish I saw were to the right (if you are facing the ocean). Some of the sea life species included cowfish, lizard fish, flounder, angel fish, file fish, squid, lobster and barracuda. For a change of pace and nice walk down the beach you have Cemetery Reef. Here I was thrilled to see a giant green moray hanging out with a couple of groupers and just a short distance away, a lion fish. It is definitely worth checking out.
Our morning ritual was sitting on the patio enjoying our morning coffee. Right next door is the manager's suite. She has a cute little garden of exotic flowers and plants which attracts birds, butterflies and lizards. Half way down the path to the beach you will find kettle drum barbecues for your use. Our condo was stocked with briquettes and lighter fluid.
There is a Foster's Food Fair a short drive away which was very convenient. If you would like more gourmet foods there is a Kirk Market in Georgetown with a extensive selection including organic, gluten-free and vegan products. Their salad bar and prepared hot food bar was excellent. If you shop on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and if you spend over a certain amount Kirk Market will give you a coupon "Kirk Kurrency" redeemable on your next visit. You have to go to customer service for this. Tip: remember to bring your own grocery bags.
We spent many evenings sitting on the pool deck facing the ocean, listening to the waves, enjoying the peacefulness, the night sky full of stars. It was heaven!
Christopher Columbus is a wonderful place to stay for families, groups or couples. The staff were always helpful and friendly. We would return in a heartbeat. Our memories will last forever.
Tip: Stay away from Georgetown when there are a lot of cruise ships. The shops hours do cater to cruise ship passengers so check ahead for opening hours.
- 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