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Southern Cross Club
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Little Cayman
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
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“Paradise Found”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The Southern Cross Club is the closest place to the old Tortuga Club(which no longer exists) on the East End of Grand Cayman since I stayed there 40 years ago. Little Cayman's lack of development is wonderful and rare in today's world. The staff at the Southern Cross was warm, friendly and courteous without exception. The food was wonderful thanks to two talented chefs. The informality, the location on a lagoon looking out at the reef, the private outdoor shower at my bungalow, kayaking to Owens Island or the diving platform in the lagoon to picnic, sun or swim were all things out of a dream yet very real at the Southern Cross Club. Even for a nondiver like me there was plenty to do to get great exercise-kayaking, bicycling, swimming in the lagoon or walking on the beach. I cannot wait until I can return to this absolutely wonderful place and its wonderful people.

Room Tip: A room with a private outdoor shower is worse the extra cost.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

As a multi-repeat guest, I never anticipated the Southern Cross Club could possibly exceed my expectations. Having been there many times before, I thought I knew what to expect. I knew it would be wonderful. But it was much more than that. Mike, one of the divemasters, assisted with a piece of gear I forgot which made a huge difference in the week. There were even more improvements to the property, which was already beautiful. The staff are warm and friendly and always eager to make sure you enjoy your trip.

As usual, we saw some other repeat guests there - a common occurrence. It's no wonder - there is simply no other place like the Southern Cross Club and Little Cayman. The diving was spectacular with the divemasters easily accommodating a junior diver without sacrificing the quality of the dive for the experienced divers.

The resort's commitment to preserving the local environment is commendable, as is their willingness to educate visitors on the unique aspects of this island paradise. The food is fabulous, taken to a new level by Chef Anu and his talented sous chefs.

This is not the place for high-maintenance visitors who need lots of shopping, golf, or fancy nightclubbing. But if you want world-class diving, gourmet meals, and a truly peaceful and relaxing time, there is no where better that I've ever been.

A huge thanks to Neil, Jen, Renita, Casey, Laura, Shirley, Hernan, Gabi, Mike, Henry, Sherry, Kristian, Chef Anu and his staff, Fernando, and the rest of the team at Southern Cross for our best trip yet. Can't wait to get back!

Room Tip: I've stayed in every cottage there - each one is excellent although I prefer the newer ones with...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We have had many holidays in many beautiful locations. This rates as one of the very best. An exclusive resort with no more than 20 guests. Exceptional diving with a team of experienced dive masters. Wonderful service from every member of staff. The only negative: the vacation passed too quickly.

Tim & Claire Maloney

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We have been diving over 40 years all over the world and this was our third trip to Little Cayman Island. We previously stayed at two other resorts on Little Cayman and this was our first visit to the Southern Cross Club. The S. Cross Club is by far the one of the best dive resorts we have ever stayed at and, in our opinion, the Best on Little Cayman. The Dive Operators (Christian and Mike) are extremely professional, patient and fun to be with. They had a unique ability to find critters I had just passed by. The Dive Masters were very professional and also fun. All of the staff on the boat were very accommodating and did everything to make our dives safe, comfortable and enjoyable. The accommodations are great. The room are clean, well furnished and comfortable. The food was simply incredible! As was the service.
My partner is allergic to gluten and the Chef's made every accommodation that was requested and made many special meals just for her. We had a wonderful time at the Southern Cross Club and highly recommend it to our fellow divers. The staff have a CAN DO attitude that is refreshing.

Room Tip: I don't believe there is a "bad" room at the Southern Cross Club. All have great view...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Extremely accommodating staff, fantastic dive program, idyllic property. Traveled here for my scuba certification and their dive masters were incredibly knowledgeable and fun to be around. Hammocks and food were a big plus.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

WOW! This gem of a hotel is fantastic. Rooms right on an idyllic beach. The food is incredible (thanks Chef Anu), the staff will go absolutely out of their way to ensure that your every need is catered to. I was there for one week to dive. The dive school is one of the best I've ever had the privilege of diving with. Mike, our dive master was so knowledgeable. Taught me loads. Had the "Reef" book out before a dive, showing you what you are looking for and expecting to see. Shows you loads and loads of small critters. Has a microscope with him. It's just awesome! Really appreciated him sharing so much with us. These dive instructors and dive masters just absolutely love diving. It shines through. Thanks to everyone at this amazing resort, to Neil, to Mike and to all of the staff. There is not one single thing about the week that I would change. Little Cayman rocks!

Room Tip: The beach bungalows with two double beds are excellent. They have washing lines to hang dive kit out...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Spartanburg, SC
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Just one of the coolest and most laid back places you can go to relax, fish, and dive. If you are in to that you will have an amazing time here. Exploring the is small island by bike is a lot of fun too. I have have been several times and plan to return again soon.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Southern Cross Club
Address: Guy Banks Rd, KY3-2501, Little Cayman
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Region: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Little Cayman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Little Cayman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only resort on Little Cayman built entirely ON a beautiful white sand beach. All oceanfront accommodations. Southern Cross Club celebrates 50 years of welcoming discerning world travelers looking for the best in hospitality, diving, dining, fishing, and world class relaxing! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Southern Cross Club Hotel Little Cayman
Southern Cross Club Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

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