This sand snob found a brand new favorite in vacation rentals cayman islands seven mile beach. Not being divers I wasn`t sure what my family would do over a recent escape to Grand Cayman. Grand Cayman is flat, over developed, expensive (everything is imported), certainly not my cup of tea. Roughly I was thinking.
As a travel professional I often feel pressured to discover and do whenever you can. Afterall, our greatest tool for planning exceptional escapes is our directly experience. Sometimes I run around so much that I think that I needed a holiday from my vacation! On Grand Cayman I surely could have a guilt-free beach holiday. After 2-3 days of going through the island, I had basically seen all this so could enjoy the rest of my time soaking within the sun with your family.
We spent the first nights at Coral Stone Club. A tiny, independently owned condominium complex on Seven Mile Beach (SMB) with 32 three bedroom, 3 bath units available to rent each and every day. Based in three, three-story buildings, every one of these 1800 sq . ft . units have the identical layout and provide views from the ocean. A few things to consider note because these units are typical individually owned you`ll discover the dcor, bedding and kitchen amenities vary. Unlike a number of the larger condo complexes here, you can select and book a particular unit at Coral Stone Club. For families with small children I recommend picking out a bottom floor unit. We found this incredibly helpful when our young son was getting a nap, I could possibly still sit down on our terrace with a book, view the ocean but still be within earshot. For all those looking for a quieter location, decide on a top floor unit that contain vaulted ceilings and unobstructed ocean views. This really is a true self-catering condo complex and also the employees are virtually non-existent. Whenever we arrived on the Saturday one of many housekeepers let us from the unit with the instructions to check-in in the desk on Monday. I also didn`t find the staff at the front end desk each of the insightful once i asked for their personal advice on items to see & do. Keep in mind though that almost all people staying listed here are either owners or vacationers which were coming for many years. Chilling out by the pool is definitely the course of action within the afternoon as the owners combine like long-lost friends and welcome us new timers. These are the real lot of information with insider advice on items to see and experience while in Grand Cayman. We stayed in unit # 5 which we found to be very cozy and well-appointed. You could potentially tell the owners are here frequently as there was every kitchen utensil and gadget imaginable available. You will probably find it odd that I was so impressed using that however, if you`re like me an individual who frequently stays in cayman islands or private homes with extended family you`ll appreciate that. We appreciated the screened in porch and spent considerable time here enjoying meals and playing games. The supermarket is throughout the road within walking distance and you will you may want to bring the cart returning to the system. The shop will be sending staff later in the day to collect the carts from the neighboring condo properties. The real highlight here I feel is definitely the beach. Coral Stone Club enjoys a very wide, clear part of beach with just the right balance of natural tree shade and beach loungers. I would recommend a stay at Coral Stone Club in the heartbeat for families looking for an upscale-yet-down-home beachfront vacation. This might also be a fantastic spot for 2-3 couples to discuss a unit and savor a calming holiday. Rates start at $695 per night. Plan your visit in the summer months and receive your 6th night free!
Our next stop was the Caribbean Club just a couple doors down. If you`ve gone to Grand Cayman you might recall the Caribbean Club of old that has been composed of several cozy beach and garden cottages. After hurricane Ivan the brand new owners completely tore down and rebuilt three luxurious towers bringing a new degree of luxury to SMB. Having spent a few days at Coral Stone Club where I felt the accommodations were already quite nice, I did so not expect the opulence of Caribbean Club. Separated into three towers which are in U shape facing the ocean, all units are huge at 2500 sq . ft . with three bedrooms and three baths and very richly appointed. Caribbean Club operates similar to a hotel because they actually do have full staff with daily maid service, concierge and room service available. Their on-site restaurant and bar Ristorante Luca serves up a delectable combination of Italian cuisine and fresh seafood and is an excellent spot to enjoy music inside the evenings. All the units are individually owned and decorated and feature a huge verandah facing either the pool or ocean. Because of the layout from the property should you be inside a pool view unit, expect to be right along with your friends. Little privacy can be found here when all units basically face the other person. The ground floor ocean front villa suites are particularly fantastic as you may literally walk 4 steps off of the verandah and also have your toes in the sand. Our particular unit was very luxurious although not as personalized or that child friendly (think glass tables and plenty of breakables). Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Caribbean Club and I would recommend this property for people 80dexapky with older children, teens or several couples trying to find luxury accommodations with a little bit more options in the way of dining and entertainment. Rates start at $650 per night in low season for a Tower ocean suite.
Another great choice is the better moderate Lacovia complex in lower SMB. Nearer to George Town, this complex resembles a greater portion of a condo building with ample parking, your backyard pool in the middle of the complex and a selection of accommodations from 1-2 bedroom units with either garden, pool or ocean views. Each unit is individually owned and decorated with many units very moderate and updated and others`not so much. Each unit we saw was very clean, comfortable and included every one of the amenities one would expect of a rental. Exactly what makes Lacovia this type of appealing option I think will be the quiet atmosphere, fantastic beachfront location and price. One bedroom units start at just $290 per night in low season which with this quality of accommodation in Grand Cayman is a great deal. Great option for couples, families or single travelers searching for a place to escape everything.
Also worth mentioning is the contact southbaybeachclub.com. The sole five diamond resort about the island and the best option should you be looking for the full service resort. With consistent Ritz Carlton services and amenities this resort delivers a full service spa (consistently ranked within the top 2 within the Caribbean) and a lot of the best restaurants about the island. Even though you don`t stay at the Ritz, make plans for lunch at 7 Prime Cuts & Sunset or BLUE by Eric Ripert which offers fine dining and a romantic atmosphere. You should be aware that the primary hotel can be found across the street from your beach so when you book garden or resort view rooms, you`ll have to walk for the beach by using their air bridge. They generally do offer an oceanfront tower right on the beach which happens to be a few things i would recommend should your budget allows. Here is the best option for honeymooners looking for luxury. Rates start at $299 per night in low season with 5th night free. Oceanfront rooms start at $579 per night.