We did a lot of research on accommodations from Rum point, East End, 7MB and Westend. After returning I can say we made the right choice. This is a beautiful well maintained, private property in what arguably is the best location on the island. Only a 20min drive from the airport the unit is situated in an area that is both quiet, but close to everything. Cemetary beach literally 60seconds from our doorstep wasn't crowded and azure blue ..saw 4 large sea turtles when out on the paddle board with my son ..Cool! Large pool although shared with two other condo units we always had it to ourselves. A few restaurants, shops and super market are only a short walk away with the mainstream strip of 7 mile beach and the Cayman Yacht club only 5-10min by car. You have it all.
Best yet are the people and food. Everyone on the island seemed polite and very helpful if you had questions. From my first email to Morne inquiring about the property he was responsive providing great information almost always within a day. One of his suggestions was to book an excursion with Captain Alan and Joey at Charter Boat Headquarters. That was simply the best. You can get more info at: http://charterscayman.com/
When it comes to food you've got everything from Burger King to high end Gourmet, however it's not inexpensive. Given current exchange rates and the fact much is imported you should expect to pay 25-50% more than a comparable restaurant in the US. Good news is US currency is widely accepted so you don't have to deal with exchange fees. A few restaurants worth noting: Eats Café was the best for Breakfast .. five times and we'd still be going if we stayed. Even tried them for Dinner ..just as good. Quality, Service, Price they are a top tier casual dining establishment. Chicken and Chicken great Caribbean Rotisserie at reasonable price. For Dinner Alfresco a short work from the Condo was nice, La Dolce Vita ..higher end Italian ..we ended up having pizza was very good. Best meal was Paradise Seaside Grill in Georgetown on our last day. Two had the catch of the day ..Mahi Mahi, one Paradise Chicken and our youngest Chicken Nuggets (Had a nice kids menu).
Lastly an important tip when planning your visit: Cruise ships are generally in port during the day Tue - Fri. Both excursions to Stingray city, Dolphin Discovery and restaurants in town all much more crowded. We planned our big excursions for Sunday/Monday and tried to visit Georgetown when the ships were gone.
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We stayed here for a week in September and would definitely recommend this rental. It was safe, away from the touristy buzz of 7 mile beach, and the owners were both easy to contact and helpful in finding activities and restaurants. We will be renting this condo again when we return. Detailed review below:
Location: The condo is in West Bay, away from the main hotel area, but still very close by car (which you will need to rent). We went through Avis and the fleet seemed to be pretty new ( We rented a Suzuki SX4 for $300 for 5 days with full insurance). There is a Shawes supermarket right next to the condo and was actually nicer than the one at home. It is a quick walk to the beach, you have to walk through a small trail that runs next to the house in front of the condo. Some of the best snorkeling on the island is at this beach, which we pretty much had to ourselves. We would snorkel during the day and then kayak or paddleboard to watch the sunsets. The nights were quiet and we just relaxed and drank wine on the balcony.
Owners: Morne and Shani were gracious hosts and we felt fortunate to be in their company. They checked in a couple times to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and gave us suggestions for road trips, snorkeling locations, and restaurants.
Resturants: The Herritage kitchen is right on the street however it was closed for the week we were there. Tim Buk Tuu was a great little restaurant. We also enjoyed Morgans Harbour and The Brasserie, which was our favorite. There are many great restaurants to pick from to fit your taste.
Condo: The luxury condo is totally updated (my wife is now trying to get me to update our kitchen!) All of the appliances were updated including those in the kitchen, as well as the washer and dryer. There are multiple TVs with full cable service, as well as a stereo to play music while you are relaxing on the balcony or getting ready for the beach. We also spent some time at the pool which was warm and relaxing. The WIFI was reliable and we used it to sign into work a couple times throughout the week.
We really enjoyed this condo and will be renting it again when we return to GC. Thanks to Morne and Shani for being such great hosts!!!
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