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“Spectacular condos, but not as remote and quiet as expected” 4 of 5 stars
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Compass Point Dive Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   346 Austin Connoly Drive, East End KY1 1801, Grand Cayman   |  
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“Spectacular condos, but not as remote and quiet as expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2007

I love Little Cayman where its quiet and remote. People have suggested I try Compass Point, saying that it was a lot like LC, and the reviews for it here are fab. People had told me that the east end of GC was like LC. Reality check - not really.

All of Grand Cayman is like a a big suburb in that you have to drive somewhere to do anything, and there is one busy main road around the island. This main road is @ 20' from the CP condos. On both sides of CP are private houses so you couldn't have a nice quiet walk along the beach or inland from the condos. We could walk down the busy main road to another more secluded beach along the main road.

You can however drive your rental car to secluded quiet beaches and places around the island which is nice but still its a lot of driving and where ever you go you are almost always near that main road. Except the botanic park - that was nice and quiet.

The condos get an A+ - they're in tip top shape. And the local grocers have everything you can get at a US grocery store so you don't even feel like you've left the US.

Re: snorkeling: I don't think there is any decent snorkeling on GC. We tried several places and they all paled in comparison to Little Cayman and Mexico and everywhere else I've snorkeled.

I got my fill of diving on LC so I didn't dive at CP, but their opertaion seemed tip top and everyone says its a great operation. (Note: A few people have told me that diving is better on LC).

I won't go back to GC (unless I get a job there heh) but I would certainly recommend CP to friends as long as they know the above.

  • Liked — Clean, new, nice condos
  • Disliked — Close to main road and no where to walk
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2007

We just arrived home last night and I can't wait to go back. My group consisted of 12 family members (4 that were under 8) and none of us dive.

As a result we had the pool and beach to ourselves. We were looking for a lazy and relaxing vacation and we got it.

The condos are fully equipped and you can save a lot of money by buying groceries and eating in. There are beach front grills and the elevated pool deck has one too.

The only down fall was that the resort is at least 20 minutes from Rum point and about 40 from Georgetown. We kept our trips limited and spent a lot of time at the resort. It is hard to access the ocean since there is a barrier of coral, but the pool is a great substitute.

The customer service is top notch.

  • Liked — Clean, clean, clean!
  • Disliked — There is a long distance from most "tourist" attractions.
  • Tips/Secrets — Eat in! There are 2 grocery stores less than 15 miles away.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 346 Austin Connoly Drive, East End KY1 1801, Grand Cayman
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Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > East End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in East End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Compass Point Dive Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LAID BACK LUXURY....Located on the untouched, pristine East End of the Island. Situated approximately 21 miles East from Grand Cayman's international airport and approximately 1 mile past the sleepy village of East End.Compass Point Dive Resort Compromises of 28 luxurious one, two and three bedroom oceanfront and poolside condominiums, each with their own private patio or balcony. Each condominium is beautifully appointed with stylish island decor and fully equipped with all of the comforts of home. New in 2013, Eagle Ray's Bar & Grill, dockside overlooking the Caribbean Sea. ... more   less 
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Compass Point Dive Hotel East End
Compass Point Dive Resort Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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