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“Great Vacation!” 5 of 5 stars
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Castaways Cayman Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1 Queens Hwy, Grand Cayman   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Grand Cayman B&B and Inns
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We loved this place and all that went with it. The staff always very helpful and even added an activity during Pirates Week to give us a bus ride to George Town for the fireworks. The management was always "johnny on the spot" and as well as the grounds/maintence people. i.e. we had a lock that was contrary and within minutes we had people at the door to fix it. The snorkeling was wonderful, the sales pitch very low key and the food exceptional on their BBq night. Would definitely recommend it for those who like the quiter side. Looking out over the beach was such a plus and every unit does.
Pat and Lou Hendrickx

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

It was our first time to Grand Cayman and we lucked out choosing Castaways Cayman Beach Resort to stay at. Just like other reviewers said, this is the quiet side of the island. We rented a 1 bedroom unit for my husband, my teenage daughter and myself over Christmas vacation. For a busy week, the resort never felt crowded and you never had to fight for lounge chairs. The unit was clean, large and well equipped. The owner, Lyle, couldn't have been more accommodating and made our trip a success. We stopped at the grocery store right near the airport to shop for the week. We ate breakfast and lunch on our lovely balcony overlooking the ocean and ate at some great restaurants for dinner every night. The clean, warm, ocean is steps from the unit and the water is beautiful. I do recommend water shoes because it's not a white sand bottom everywhere, but you can find spots to stand where it is.It's a reef and you can snorkel right there. The location is great, right on the property of The Reef hotel which allows use of their pools and other amenities. Their staff was friendly and helpful. Their concierge can book you dinner reservations, snorkling trips, etc. Accross the street is a liquor store, mini grocery store, good Italian Restaurant and souvenir/beach clothing shop. You can rent windsurfers, kayaks and other water sports stuff at the hotel next door, all within walking distance. We went to the crowded side of the island one day and boy were we greatful to be returning to the quiet East Side of the island. Tukka is an awesome restaurant nearby and they will pick you up and drop you off if you don't have a car. We are definately going back and staying here!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We live in hustling, bustling Manhattan and therefore like Caribbean Islands that are quiet, have no large hotels and those that are not destinations for cruise ships. So how’d we end up on Grand Cayman? We learned about Castaways at the beautiful, peaceful east end of the island.

Every unit has a lovely balcony facing a gorgeous white sand beach and turquoise bay. In the winter months there is usually a breeze which makes sitting in the hot sun quite comfortable. The one bedroom unit has a full kitchen, including a dishwasher. Wi-Fi is easily accessible and was mostly reliable during our stay in January 2013. The units are clean and user friendly. Lyall Watt, the rental manager, is often on-site and always available by phone if help is needed.

One must have water shoes, though, to access the sea from the beach. And for the casual snorkeler there are many fish to see right by the pier. For more exotic fish variety we used White Sand Activities on site (see Alan or Dave) and enjoyed a lovely private catamaran sail and snorkel adventure.

Although many visitors tend to rent cars for their entire stays, we were fine with only occasional rental days. The resort restaurant is good and their lunchtime “Black & Blue” fish sandwich is terrific. Service can be slow, but we accept island time as a way of life outside the Big Apple. There is a small but decent food market across the road for in-house breakfasts and lunches. The food at the Italian Kitchen Restaurant (in the same shopping center) is great, though may seem bit pricey.

We highly recommend this facility for like-minded vacationers and will certainly stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Castaways Cayman Beach Resort

Address: 1 Queens Hwy, Grand Cayman
Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Cayman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castaways Cayman Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Privately owned beachfront condos, the sister resort of the award winning Reef Resort. The only resort in Grand Cayman with all beachfront suites. 17 deluxe suites with sweeping views of the Caribbean sea. ... more   less 
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