This was our first visit to Grand Cayman, so not wanting to rely on just our own research, we used a travel agency (Caradonna- thanks Shelley!) and after considering a few other options along Seven Mile Beach, we decided on these condos, and are very pleased we did so. This place is perfect for a family, especially those who prefer a stay at the quieter part of SMB. In addition to the gorgeous beach, there is a nice pool. The sea is teeming with life, you can see fish just as soon as you wade in. There are several cabanas on the beach and plenty of chairs and lounge chairs. The units and grounds are kept very clean and nice. The kitchen has all the pots and pans and utensils you might need to prepare full meals. We enjoyed the daily visits by the maid, not that lots of cleaning was needed but because our daughter loved chatting with her. The manager, Lisa, was very nice and helpful. We were also lucky to have a beach bbq happening on one of the nights during our stay- it was lovely hanging out at the beach all evening, having some nice locally made food, taking a zillion pictures of the sunset, and watching our daughter doze off on the hammock at the beach. Being usually happy to walk or take public transportation everywhere, and underestimating the intensity of the heat, I had initially thought we could walk to the food store (what was I thinking?) But one does need a car to do grocery shopping. We did not need a car every day, just rented it for the days we wanted to do excursions and shopping, and the days we did rent, Andy's Car Rental picked us up and dropped us off. Other businesses (Soto's Stingray City Cruise, for example, and some dive ops) also do pick ups, so keep this in mind if you'd rather not drive to everything. Also there's a public bus stop just outside the Condos, and they seem to be pretty frequent, so for 4 or 2 Cayman dollars, you can get to West Bay or Georgetown (and if you tell the driver where you want to go they'll drop you off just at the right spot). We had a wonderful time at the CCC and wished we could've stayed a little longer.
- 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