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“We're Back Home At Pirates Point!” 5 of 5 stars
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328 Guy Banks Road, KY3-2501, Little Cayman   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Little Cayman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“We're Back Home At Pirates Point!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

Pirates Point Resort on Little Cayman is without exception our favorite travel and dive destination in the world. Our fifth visit, and it's always like coming home! Little Cayman is a terrific, isolated gem in the Carribean, the diving is world class, and Pirates Point combines all of best aspects of a great vacation. Pirates Point is small - 10 rooms, never more than one dive boat's worth of divers. The ocean front cottages with open windows feature the best sleeping ever with the waves crashing up on the shore outside your door. The staff is superb. Headed by world renowned Gladys Howard - blue ribbon chef and domino master, excellent dive masters Gay, Martha, Michelle, Bob and Mike, incredible kitchen maestros Jeff and Diane. Pirates Point is our "Cheers" - where everyone knows your name! Good for experienced divers and beginners alike (our 13 year old son was completing his open water certification), the fish and reef life is full, and the color looking into the deep off the Walls is not to be missed. As Gershwin wrote, the "living is easy..." Wake up to a bell calling you to breakfast, take off for two leisurely dives on the second bell, come back to a third bell summoning you to an amazing outdoors lunch spread, and then after a long nap in the hammocks, the fourth bell of the day brings us together for drinks, hors d'ouevres in the bar, and a suptuous evening feast, all followed by cutthroat dominoes and crashing. Do NOT come here if this simplicity does not appeal to you - if you're the kind of traveller who needs "action" - particularly at night - stay away. If eating, sleeping and diving is your thing, this is the place.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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Grosse Ile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

If you like liesurely diving, the all-inclusive Pirates Point Resort on Little Cayman Island is the the place to go. They have a large modern dive boat that will easily handle around 18 divers. The boat leaves the dock every day around 9:30 and after two one-hour dives returns for a delicious full course lunch. Cocktail hour starts around the bar at 6:30 with appetizers followed by a grand dinner and dessert.
Pirates point has a full staff with six outstanding divemasters. The resort has only 10 units so the place is never crowded and friends are easily made.
They also have a beautiful fresh water pool and an excellent place to snorkel.
There is usually a dominoes game after dinner and if you don't know how to play there is always someone ready and willing to teach you.
The owner, Gladys Howard, is a real sweet heart and worth the trip just to meet her.
We have been to Pirates Point many times and have always had a great time!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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22 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

the greatest food and the nicest staff. we are going back for the full 5 nights next year. every meal was cooked to order . better than any meal we ever had in grand cayman. can't beat it. little cayman is a secluded wonder and pirates point is the spot to be.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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Sierras, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

Little Cayman has some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean and Pirates Point
Resort is THE place to stay on the island. The food at the resort is unmatched on the island and the cottages are quaint and lovely. The staff meets every need. And the dive operation is terrific. If a scuba diver wants help, the staff is on it. But if you're an experienced diver they don't hover and annoy you. And their boat "Yellow Rose" is one of the best I've ever had the pleasure to dive off of. The head works, the boat has plenty of room, with a great flying bridge, and it even smells good. Many dive boats are scows, but Yellow Rose is a gem. If you want a true island getaway, with great diving and food and no crowds, book Pirates Point Resort.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

My husband and I have just returned from a week at Pirates Point. We went w/ another couple who are our best friends and diving buddies!

In the Caribbean, this the one place I would return to:
The Diving:
- Healthy conditions, no run off from a large "people" population nearby.
- Bloody Bay Wall - enough said.
- Great diving even if you're not going to THE wall.
- Great opportunity to spot the more unusual critters like the Pipe Horse or Pipe Fish
- Personal dive profiles. If you're a new diver, you'll get lots of help. If you're a seasoned diver, they'll treat you like a grown-up.

So the diving off of Little Cayman is great, why choose Pirates Point?
- The food is better than the best restaurants in the Grand Cayman. Seriously - they bake fresh bread and desert for every lunch and dinner! You can diet before and after the trip, but you WILL eat during your vacation. If you have to stay at a more budget place, then treat yourself and make a reservation for dinner here a couple nights while you're on the island!
- The people who decide to stay here are often (like around 80%) repeat guests. If you want to get away for a private, romantic week with your partner, you can do that. You can also easily meet new friends. We met some great people in our week there.
- The staff will do all they can to give you a great vacation. We took the first flight in from Grand Cayman, and they were able to hold the boat for us so we can dive on our first day. My dive computer's battery was dying, and they replaced it. My birthday was during the week, and that dinner was a real celebration made possible by all the guests and staff. The chef made lunch early on our last day, so that we wouldn't have to choke down crappy airport food-like substance.
- The relaxed pace was perfect. I love diving. And I hate having to wake up at the crack of dawn to make the dive boat. Here, breakfast is at 8am, and the diving starts at the luxurious time of 9am.
- The location is great b/c there's great shallow snorkeling in front of the resort. You can see TONS of juveniles. We also saw lobster, scorpion fish, eels, banded jawfish, even an eagle ray and a swimming nurse shark while SNORKELING in front of the resort! One of the dive masters, Gay, even took us out snorkeling one afternoon pointing out critters we might have missed.

So go to Little Cayman and stay at Pirates Point!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yuba City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

My wife, her sister and I spent 6 nights at Pirates Point Resort in February 2010. The location and staff were incredible. They promptly answered all our emails.

We were greeted warmly and introduced to the staff and other guests, and treated to the first of many outstanding meals. We ate with Gladys, the owner. She is a very gregarious Texan with many amazing stories.

The dive masters were very helpful and friendly. We were able to see many rays, groupers and huge lobsters.

There is great snorkeling right in front of the resort.

Jeff, the chef, prepares world class food every meal. We were treated to seafood, steak and chicken all seasoned perfectly and displayed like works of art.

The staff genuinely cares about every detail of your trip. The dive masters double as wait staff for the meals. It is so great to be able to talk with them about the days diving at the meals.

All the other guests were repeat visitors.

We rented a car one day and went to the east end of the Island with friends we met at the resort. The snorkeling and camaraderie was great.

Pirates point provides free bicycles. We rode to the east end of the island to watch the weekly supply ship come in and stopped at a couple of water fowl viewing stations.

There is not much to do on Little Cayman but dive, eat and relax, just what we wanted.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NH
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

W heard about Pirates Point from a local dive shop here in NH. Even tho we are not divers it sounded like a great place to relax . We both agreed this was the best vacation ever and that includes a lot of Island trips. What makes the Point so special is that it is like a quality NE Bed and Bath only it happens to be on Little Caymen Island. The staff is wonderful, the food beyond superb and the island a great place to relax, snorkel, bike ride and fish. We are already working on dates for next year. Feel free to contact us if you wish. Five Stars all the way!!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Address: 328 Guy Banks Road, KY3-2501, Little Cayman
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Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Little Cayman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Little Cayman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Privately owned resort on 7 acres with white sandy beach front on Preston Bay. 10 spacious rooms in cottages with private baths, gourmet dining, fresh-water pool and a unique guest-decorated bar. A well equipped dive operation with five dive instructors on staff for all diving needs. Small guided dive groups are the norm. Fishing guide available. Dive and relaxing packages available. ... more   less 
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Pirates Point Hotel Little Cayman
Pirates Point Resort Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

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