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“Great location to start your dive trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sunset House

Sunset House
390 South Church Street | PO Box 479 GT, George Town KY1-1106, Grand Cayman
+1 345-949-7111
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Ranked #41 of 59 Activities in George Town
Type: Tours, Educational Sites
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Owner description: Welcome to Grand Cayman's historic hotel for divers by divers... Scuba Diving is the talk of the town here! Sunset House is the oldest hotel on Grand Cayman, started back in 1958 with the family Matriarch Ms. Hebe! The family still owns and operates this iconic dive resort today! From an array of different variety of palm trees to an amazing house reef; from 5 custom dive boats, to Cathy Church and her retail and photo school (a world famous underwater photographer); from amazing Caribbean concoctions, to spicy Indian dishes; they all await you! And combined with warm Caymanian hospitality, you'll wonder why you waited so long to visit this West Indian oasis, or why you haven't come back sooner. Of course, the Caymans and Sunset House are a diver's paradise, with crystal-clear waters awaiting your arrival. Come to Sunset House today and experience now, what others have seen for over the last 55 years. An underwater photographer's perfect dive. Shipwrecks, curious big eels, cuddly stingrays and a legendary mermaid await you just steps from your room for those staying at Sunset House!
North Richland Hills, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great location to start your dive trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The staff is super friendly and helpful, the location is good and the diving was very relaxing and nice. In between dives they have a really nice outdoor resturant/bar that is pretty affordable compared to other locations on the island. This place really was desined by and for divers.

Visited May 2013
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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Dive Spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This was our first trip to a resort that specialized in diving. We really enjoyed our stay. The dive staff was friendly and always very helpful. The diving was beautiful! We had no problems at all with our booking, our room, our dives, or any other part of our trip. Having My Bar on site was very convenient for lunch after our morning dives.
Sunset House is a quick walk either into Georgetown or to Smith's Cove. Be aware though that the area is not really "walking friendly." There are very few sidewalks. Sunset House staff will call you a cab if you want to go into town for dinner or shopping and do not care to walk. A cab into Georgetown is $10 US one way and $18 US one way to seven mile beach.

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Great for food and snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Wonderfully laid back place with excellent right-off-the-beach snorkeling. We arrived too late to get a locker, so they kept my bag with money and credit cards behind the counter. Great guys in the dive shop. They've cut out a large section of the rocks to create a pool that beginning divers and snorkelers can use. Our 9yo started out there and then we moved into the sea. It was choppy that day, but we spent about an hour seeing great fish and some squid. Then we finished at the restaurant with great food and drinks. A wonderful day!!!

Visited April 2013
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“For Divers, By Divers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great dive operation with friendly helpful staff. My wife is a nervous diver and they accommodated her with ease. They had the biggest dive lockers that I've ever used complete with hangers for wetsuits. Two of us could fit comfortably in one locker. The restaurant, My Bar was fantastic (see separate review), the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The dive operation uses minivans to drive to the south side of the island on the two days of heavy weather so we never missed a dive. Shore diving was pretty good. No beach so the water was clear with no run-off

Visited March 2013
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great for everyone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I have been to the Sunset House several times on several trips and this place has never done me wrong. Great atmosphere, great food, great service and the view is outstanding. No reservations required BUT I suggest you get here early for great sunset seating. First come, first serve seating. Try a mudslide or a steak. You'll like it and the price as well. Free wifi was available

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