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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Castaways Cayman Beach Resort Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands