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Carib Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Cayman Brac
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
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“Perfect vacation spot”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

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!

Room Tip: We loved 135, right on the beach and next to the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Elgin IL
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed 10 days in the 3 bedroom/3 bath condo #111. It was large, clean, and so comfortable. Sitting on the front patio watching the water and the reef took much of our time. Scuba Shack Divers keeps their boat on the pier which makes for easy dive access. Loved it!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

This was our first trip to the Caymans. We bypassed the Grand and went straight for the Brac .. a good decision on our part. It was quiet, friendly, peaceful and beautiful; everything we want in a vacation. All of the posts we read about how friendly the locals are, how beautiful and peaceful the Brac is, were right on. If you are looking for a quiet beach town with friendly full and part time locals .. this is the spot for you. If you need constant entertainment, you should consider the Grand Cayman instead.

We were equally as enamored with Carib Sands .. the nicest people live there and Kathy in the office was extremely helpful with island suggestions and anything we needed. We loved our unit, it was perfect for us. We loved that the beach and all the beach/water activities we could want were right on the property.

Here are couple of hints we'd suggest if you are first time visitor .. rent a car. Carib Sands is a condo with a full kitchen, so you will want to go to the grocery store and will need a car. Also, even though the island is small .. you can't see the whole island without a car. Trust me, rent a car! Also, if you stay at Carib Sands .. the beach and lagoon is absolutely beautiful, but does have coral in the water .. if you want to swim, it's best if you ring along swim shoes to protect the bottom of your feet.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Quincy, United States
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

There is no glitz or glamour on the Brac just a nice place to kick back and relax. Most people come to dive, but we just go there to rest.. The pool and beach are just steps from any unit and the natural reef keeps the lagoon calm even when the seas are rough.

Room Tip: I like the first floor units. you can step out right on the beach or 20 footsteps to the pool
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We were with another couple doing a Caribben trek in small piston aircraft, Cayman Brac was our second stop after Cozumel in Mexico.
The two bedroom two bathroom condo was great, and it had direct access to the beach.
We arrived in the late afternoon on Boxing Day and everything was closed, the resort does not have eating facilities and we were starved, so we set out to find a place to eat and drove our rental car around the whole island ( a little over an hour) to end up at the Alexander Hotel, less than a mile away from the Carib Sands, where we had a great meal.
We had breakfast the next day at the Brac Reef Resort which is also very close in the opposite direction, and then we went shopping for food for dinner aat the condo.
The staff at Carib Sands was very friendly and the apartment was well appointed and very clean.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Carib_Sands, Manager at Carib Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Thank you so much for your review of Carib Sands Beach Resort. It was a pleasure meeting you during your short stay. We do have The Captain's Table Restaurant within walking distance from our property who is open daily from 11 am - 9 pm for food service and bar service. As you mentioned other stores were closed as most of them closed at 2 pm after your arrival. We always try to accommodate our guests upon arrival when they arrive on holidays by providing grocery service which can be done and the items placed in your condos for your arrival. I apologize if this service was not offered to you at the time of your reservation. We hope you will be flying to Cayman Brac in the future, and choose to stay with us.
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

So this was our first trip to Cayman Brac. Having been to Grand Cayman many times we had always want to make the trip but thought it would be too cumbersome getting to the small island. But, Cayman Airlines offers a direct 737 flight from Miami so all was good. The resort (condo's actually) was great. A large pool and friendly staff. We had a group of 10 taking up a 3 bedroom unit, a 2 bedroom unit and 2-1 bedroom units. Everyone was very happy with the accommodations. We went to CB to scuba dive and I will review that separately. All the rooms were clean with each of the multi bedroom units having their own baths. The units had modern appliances and in good condition. The rooms were spacious.. The office was very helpful in suggesting restaurants and activities (although other than diving and chilling by the pool there is not much else). The property has a boat dock with hammocks and benches and this was a great place to hang out at night. I would absolutely stay here again.

Room Tip: We had a unit in the newest wing on the beach with an ocean view. The others in our group were in a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Humble, Texas
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I was with 2 friends and stayed at Carib Sands Beach Resort on Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands from September 14, 2013 to September 21, 2013. We stayed in a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom. Which was Condo # 212 at Carib Sands. Beautiful views from the condo, and from each of the 2 balconies for the condo. The condo is beautifully furnished and was very comfortable and relaxing, we didn't feel like we were staying at a hotel. It was very quiet, and clean. There are many activities on Cayman Brac. Massages on the 2nd story at end of pier, in your room, or balcony, As well as caving, hiking, shelling, walking the beach, snorkeling. I could go on, but we have plans to have this as an annual trip to Cayman Brac, and will always continue to stay at Carib Sands, and will always ask for the Condo # 212 we so enjoyed our stay in. I love being "Laid back on the Brac".

Room Tip: Talk to Carib Sands Management, and they will help you with requests, and read reviews. 2nd story ha...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Carib_Sands, Manager at Carib Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thanks for the great review!! You and your friends were great guests and we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves while staying with us. Elaine, our traveling massage therapist is fantastic!! and the best part is she comes to you! Thanks again for the review and we look forward to seeing you again!!
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Property: Carib Sands Beach Resort
Address: 193 Bert Marson Drive | Southside, KY2-2101, Cayman Brac
Region: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Cayman Brac
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Cayman Brac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 32
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 
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Carib Sands Beach Resort Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

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