Our extended family stayed at the Cayman Castle for a week at the end of March 2012 and it was absolutely amazing! There were 16 of us in total and we rented the main castle and the guesthouse, and everyone fit very comfortably, with lots of privacy still! The youngest in the group was 6, and the oldest was 86.
Each bedroom in the main house has it's own bathroom (great when getting ready to go out for dinner), and the living space was large enough to accomodate us all. When we ate dinner at the house, we all fit at the tables on the outdoor patio. Obviously the space and layout was the greatest asset in my opinion, although the landscape was also very beautiful.
Everything was clean when we got there. There was a dishwasher, stove, microwave, 3 fridges (2 big, one mini) and 2 washers and dryers in the main house, and an additional of each in the guesthouse. There were pool towels provided as well as bathroom towels and bed linens. The kitchen was full of dishes and utensils ... pretty much everything you could possibly need over a week (blender, mixer, can opener, toaster, 2 coffee pots, etc ...). As well, 4 Kayaks were provided which we were able to use on the first few days while it was calm. The wind was pretty strong the last couple of days we were there, but the castle sheltered most of the main deck, so we were still able to enjoy the pool and sun.
The location was good for our large group as the East End is very quiet, but we were still within driving distance of Rum Point (approx 30 mins) and 7 mile beach (approx 45-60 mins), which we spend a full day at each.
We only encountered 1 problem the whole time we were there and that was the pool pump quit after a couple of days. We tried to phone, but got no answers. Eventually someone in the group figured out to manually start it, and when the pool crew came on Friday, they fixed it all up.
All in all it was a great place to stay, and I would recommend it to those travelling with families. Due to the quiet nature of the area, for those looking to party ... I'd suggest 7 Mile Beach over the East End!
- Also Known As:
- Cayman Castle Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands