We stayed 11 days in condo #135 and loved every second of it. The condo was large, clean and comfortable and the location was perfect.....steps from the pool and dive boat, directly on the beach, and easy walking distance to four different restaurant/bar options, Kathy in the office was amazing and helped us with everything from arranging a local tour to ordering flowers for my birthday. We dove with Brac Scuba Shack (AWESOME - reviewed seperatly) and snorkled at several of the shore diving locations on days the boat was full. Our fave snorkle was right off of Scott's Dock, where we saw stingray, turtles, flounder, scorpionfish, and barracuda in addition to hundreds of different tropical fish. We were also lucky enough to see spotted eagle rays, sharks, and tarpon right in the lagoon in front of the condo!
I would highly recommend taking the local tour with Keanu (sp??)....it is free (we tipped at the end) and basically you drive around the island as he points out all of the cool sights. He s rightfully proud of his home and is full of interesting tales and facts. We even got to see some of the elusive iguanas.
As other reviewers have stated, its best to get a car. While there were a number of days we didn't need it, it was nice to be able to get out and explore the rest of the island.....there are lots of great hikes, sights, caves, and snorkle/shore dive opportunities that you would miss without one. Also, if you want to go to the market, it is about 3 hot miles to walk, so having a car was pretty much essential for that. Once you get used to driving on the left it is pretty easy...there's not alot of traffic on the brac!
Also, don't miss the smoothie truck on the way to the market...its on the left, you can't miss it....he makes awesome, fresh fruit smoothies that are perfect after a morning of diving!
We will definatly go back and absolutely stay at Carib Sands again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Laid Back on the Brac" is our trademark. Carib Sands Beach Resort a vacationer's dream, safe, quiet, relaxing and welcoming surroundings are all here. The only thing that is missing is you! Direct flights from Miami on Saturday's get you here by 1:00 p.m. so you have the rest of the day to lay around the pool, beachcomb, swing in a hammock, or sit out on your patio, enjoy a good book or choose to have a massage in your own condo or out on the second floor of the dock. So pack up the family, or your favorite person and come on down to the greatest piece of paradise on Cayman Brac. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carib Sands Beach Resort Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands