This review is written on behalf of 4 people (couple in mid-sixties and a couple in mid 40s and 50s).
How we found condo: We booked 3 nights (Fri/Sat/Sun) in Condo #24 using VBRO.com for Tamarind Bay. Although, I didn’t partner with an ‘owner’ like I normally do when using VBRO, instead I emailed Kathy, the office manager at Tamarind Bay. Our stay w/tax was about $1,200 and the condo was about 1800 square foot with 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. My parents sleep apart so we needed a 3 bedroom place to stay.
Location: Is on the South end of SMB (closer to Georgetown) and is 2-3 buildings away from the Marriott. Coconut Joe’s is across the street. Kirk’s Supermarket is about a 20 minute walk (one way), heading towards Georgetown. We booked the condo about 2 months prior to arrival.
Condo, Pool, Beach: The condo was quite large, had a screened in porch (pool/ocean view) and an outdoor patio off the master bedroom (pool/ocean view). The beds were very comfortable and the place had lots of ceiling fans. The beach out front was better snorkeling than I had expected (shore snorkels). My parents didn’t like how rocky it was since they are in their sixties and felt ‘unstable’ walking into the ocean but you can’t have good snorkeling without a reef so I had not expected a flat ocean floor right outside the condo. If you walked down past the Marriott, there was a large flat area that you could enter the ocean to just float/relax. The beach loungers provided by Tamarind Bay were in a good condition and the beach umbrellas were durable. Since we were a group of 4 and all of us wanted plenty of shade, we were glad that our condo unit had a beach umbrella since it allowed us a good span of shade. The wine colored umbrella’s Tamarind Bay provided are not portable we were unable to move two of them together so that we all 4 could have shade. The pool felt like it was heated and during our stay, we were nearly the only ones in it. The pool ‘box’ had plenty of noodles/floaters, etc… but these are ‘shared’ and may not be available. We used the outdoor table (under the gazebo, once to eat dinner and play dominos).
Miscellaneous: Since the condo wasn’t rented before or after our stay, we were able to check in 2 hours early and we checked out 1 hour past time. Housekeeping came once during our short stay (on Saturday) and replaced our towels. The grounds keeper is always hard at work (cleaning pool, beach and making sure the chairs/umbrella’s on the beach are occupied by only Tamarind Bay guests. We used the shared grill, by the pool twice (for dinner and the next day for lunch) and it was very clean and worked well. During our stay, we estimated that out of the 28 condo’s there, about 6-8 were actually rented. The establishment felt like a ghost town (which was fine with us). The complex was relaxing and quiet – just what we were looking for. Thank you, Tamarind Bay for providing such nice accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near the southern end of Seven Mile Beach, Tamarind Bay Condos overlook one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean, and the crystal clear waters of the Cayman Islands. Our luxuri- ous condos were designed and decorated for co mfort and relaxation, and consist of two bed- rooms and two full bathrooms, den, full kitchen f acilities, living and dini ng area, and a spacious screened patio overlooking the beach. Your fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and microwave oven. Each unit has central air conditioni ng and ceiling fans for your comf ort, as well as cable televi- sion and a telephone. Spend the day in a lounge chair on the beach, or escape from the sun un- der a beach umbrella. If it gets too hot, cool off in the sea or in our freshwater pool. We have barbeque facilities and you can cook outside as you watch a ma gnificent Cayman sunset. If you need to expend some extra energy, go for a run on the beach or hit the tennis court. Excellent shopping and restau- rants are within walking distance of the c ondos and you're sure to find some great buys. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tamarind Bay Condos Hotel Grand Cayman
- Tamarind Bay Condos Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands