We stayed at Tropical Breeze for two and a half weeks Jan-Feb 2009, and we loved it.
Driving there is easy, and being central it is not too far from anywhere, and especially convenient for sites such as Rhum Point, the Botanical Gardens and the Mastic Trail. It was also interesting just to wander around the back streets of Bodden around by the Mission House; all the people we met were extremely friendly.
We had a room at the front - which was worth it for us for the view - and the road can be a bit noisy at the start and end of the work day, but we spent a lot of time sitting on the front veranda just relaxing and watching the view and the sunsets and didn't find the traffic to be a problem.
We spent some time on the little beach almost every day. It is not a classic sandy beach, but a good exploring beach & great to relax in the hammocks or benches and just listen to the sound of the sea, and we also did quite a lot of snorkelling there. You do have to get out past some turtle grass to get to clear sand & coral, but it's worth it as there were lots of the pretty fish, butterflies and juvenile angels, as well as octopus and barracuda to look out for. You also have the option of the pool for sitting around in the sun and taking a quick dip. There are several outside seating areas looking over the sea or the garden to suit different times of day & to watch different wildlife, the birds & all the butterflies plus the frogs and lizards.
It is only a 5-10 minute drive to the big supermarkets & the Caybrew brewery is conveniently on the way from the airport so you can pick up initial supplies. We didn't opt for the catered breakfast as we were happy to fend for ourselves, and the house is well equipped with everything you need. There was enough equipment and space in the communal areas that we did not feel crowded even if the house was full. If you want active nightlife all the time then it is not the place to choose, but the Lighthouse restaurant and South Coast Bar/Grill are in walking distance, and there is also a little bar/café in Bodden with a balcony over the beach. The house has a stock of books & videos etc but we were too busy relaxing to find time to watch them.
Lisa & Marcia were really helpful with advice about the island and flexible about our arrival and leaving times. Everything is described accurately on the web site so you know exactly what you are getting; everything lived up or exceeded our expectations. We were originally interested it Tropical Breeze for its good value but having stayed there and having seen the rest of the island I would definitely choose go back to Tropical Breeze for the atmosphere and the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tropical Breeze Bed & Breakfast @ Breakers, Grand Cayman is the most affordable B&B (maybe the most affordable vacation property) on Grand Cayman. The main house has 5 bedrooms with private baths and the cottage has 2 bedrooms with 2 baths. Located across the street from the ocean with a natural small private beach that has hammocks, lounge chairs and sun shelters. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tropical Breeze Bed & Breakfast Grand Cayman/Bodden Town, Cayman Islands