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Sunset Cove
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   34 Wonder Lane, KY3-2501, Little Cayman   |  
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West Bay, null, Cayman Islands
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

After working in Grand Cayman for almost 7 years as a dive instructor, I finally visited the smaller sister island with some friends. We rented 3 rooms, with me opting to get the family room that has its own kitchenette.

The Cayman Islands is not a cheap vacation point, and little Cayman has few options to choose from, so when you choose wrong, you are mostly stuck with what you have. Sunset Cove is ideal for that quiet getaway. The rooms are clean and recently renovated, and since the resort has no dive business, there is no noise of boats and tanks coming and going. For divers, Sunset Cove is only minutes away from the other dive operators. Tarah the resort manager was exceptionally helpful in accommodating us, taking us to our dive boats, bringing us back, shopping trips and just taking us for lunch or dinner where ever we wanted to go. I think she still has back pain from bending over so far to accommodate us and make our trip run smooth.

The beach at Sunset Cove is stunning with a good view of Owen Island. Sunset Cove has canoes and a small boat should you wish to make your way over to the little island.

The resort has a kitchen that serves lunch and dinner. Food was great with a willing chef to make you something special. The breakfast however was the only let down, being a bit light with toast and waffles, no eggs or bacon, or chef to make you something. It is basically self-serve. However Tarah promises that it is in the works.

All in all, Sunset Cove is a good option to stay in little Cayman, especially if you want to get away from the crowd.

Room Tip: I would definitely recommend the family room, it is larger and has its own fridge and microwave, han...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

As a solo traveller arriving at Sunset Cove early May 2013, I was the only guest! Tarrah and Raymond were fantastic and it turned out that being the only guest was not a problem as they were so great to be around and helped me out with seeing the island and having fun! Tarrah even managed to arrange a very last minute diving trip. The place is great (and rare) value for money on the Cayman Islands, and as it is further away from the other resorts it is easier to truly enjoy the natural beauty of the place. The beach is just idyllic. I kayaked out to Owen Island and snorkeled, sat on the deck and ate freshly caught land crabs, and had coconuts straight from the tree, visited the national trust and explored by cycle. Nearby bars and the other resorts are an easy distance away for a drink in the evening, while being far enough away from the Booby pond to mean you don't get the nasty smell when it dries up, unlike the other resorts!
The location is truly stunning, and the iguanas were the icing on the cake. It's a great place to stay, especially if you're up for doing a little exploring and enjoying the natural beauty of the island, but Tarrah and Raymond's hosting make it extra special!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Tara was a stupendous host. Raymond was a great cook. We had such a good time here I doubt we would have had so much fun in another place. Apart from diving, we went coconut harvesting, land crabs hunting, fishing. We cooked and ate our delicious crabs under the stars with a camp fire to ward off the insects. We kayaked to Owen island for a snorkel. Absolutely fantastic time. Wish it was our last stop so we could finish on a high note. Tara and Raymond were a great laugh.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunsetCoveLC, Owner at Sunset Cove, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Hi P-on-TravelTheWorld,
Thanks so much for a great review, we are glad you had such a fun time at Sunset Cove and made the best use of your time here! We look forward to extending our hospitality again in the near future!
Warm Regards,
Sunset Cove
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The Caymans are very expensive so if you cannot afford to spend more than 200 dollars per night and you don't mind a place of total plainness then this is the place to stay. The place is extremely simple, overlooks the nice South Hole Sound Bay and the lady managing the place is very friendly. There are several drawbacks though that even a place this simple should not have. We found a huge cockroach in the bathroom, the bathroom has a faint smell of mold and the mattresses need some serious firming up! I'd recommend it only if you are on a tight budget and staying on the island just for a night otherwise I'd go elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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yzado, Manager at Sunset Cove, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We were sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope that we may have the chance to serve you better in the future. We strive to make each guest’s stay an enjoyable experience. Had you brought your concerns to our attention, we would’ve taken the necessary steps to try to resolve them while you were here. While other guests have not expressed similar concerns, we appreciate your comments, as they are helpful in improving our services. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We’re committed to providing the best experience and customer service possible, at the most reasonable rates on the island.
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Grand Cayman
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We spent 5 glorious days at Sunset Cove. Paul and Isabelle were excellent hosts, they were very friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. There is lots to do without leaving the resort, we enjoyed kayaking over to Owen Island and snorkelling. The rooms are right on the beach, and it was lovely to sit and gaze at the wonderful view. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the price was very good for such a lovely location. We would recommend Sunset Cove to anybody looking for a relaxing time on a lovely Caribbean Island.

Room Tip: The room we stayed in overlooked the ocean - it was worth the extra money to have an ocean view. The...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gary, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

There are few words to describe what my wife and I experienced at sunset cove other than truly amazing sunsets and the most friendly and hospitable hosts that we have ever encountered. They are truly a special part of our hearts and we cannot thank them enough for all they did to make our honeymoon unforgettable. Paul and Isabelle went to all lengths to see that we had everything we needed and shuttled us where we wanted to go. We actually had the entire resort to ourselves because it was off season, and it was great! What else do we need to say other than book and keep them going strong! We look forward to staying with them in the near future.

Room Tip: Why would you need a pool and a fitness center on a remote island anyway? They have the most amazing...
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  • Stayed July 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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Grand Cayman
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

If you're looking for an upmarket fully catered for experience then this is probably not for you. If however you want good value with clean and comfortable rooms with exceptionally hospitable hosts then this is the place for you. On an island where accomodation is expensive this is a welcome respite in an idyllic setting. Plenty to do and all sorts of activities on offer - especially kiteboarding but paddle boarding, canoeing, fishing and cycling as well - not to mention yoga for you supple types! We had a most relaxing time - Izzy and Paul made it even more memorable - thanks guys - we'll be back.

Room Tip: only 10 rooms available and only some with kitchens - so if you're into self catering book early...
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sunset Cove

Address: 34 Wonder Lane, KY3-2501, Little Cayman
Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Little Cayman
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Little Cayman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Cove 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An idyllic place for couples, friends and families on Little Cayman. A friendly, serene, relaxed place to chill. We have lots of fun things to do directly from the white, sandy beach at Sunset Cove. We have kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and luxury beach floats available for rental, so you have everything you need right at the resort. You can kayak over to Owen Island and snorkel or hang out on the beach. South Hole Sound is a lovely, reef-protected, sandy, shallow area with ideal conditions to enjoy most any watersports. We also have bicycles available for 1/2 day or full day rental. There's something for everyone! Or on a lazy day, you can indulge in a massage or lounge in one of the hammocks at the resort. For your dining pleasure, we also have The Beach Bum Cafe which is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner! ... more   less 
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