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“chose Tropical Breeze for relaxed location and atmosphere as well as value” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropical Breeze Bed & Breakfast
1669 Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town 181 WB KY1, Grand Cayman   |  
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Cardiff
1 review
“chose Tropical Breeze for relaxed location and atmosphere as well as value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

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.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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English first
New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008

We stayed 5 nights at Tropical Breeze and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It was only 20 mins drive away from Georgetown and 7 mile beach areas but it was lovely to stay in a more tranquil spot out of the busier areas. It was also very convenient to get to the Botanic Gardens and Rum Point from here.
It is a unique place to stay as you rent a bedroom in the house and then everyone has access to the kitchen, pool and garden areas as they like. The beach is just across the road and its wonderful to often have the beach to yourself. It is quite a rocky beach with the coral that was washed up from the hurricane a few years ago, but there are sandy areas too. However this makes it an interesting place to see what has been washed ashore and there some small rocky pools to investigate that contain crabs,molluscs and other shorelife.
The garden is also a lovely place for some peace and quiet, thoughtfully laid out with decks and a cabana, so there is always a spot to enjoy breakfast or read. The garden has a good variety of native trees and plants, attracting lots of birds and butterflies, and gradually blends into the ajoining forest.
It isn't a hotel and as you rent the room you have to fill out some paperwork regarding the rental but it is worth it so dont be put off by all the rules and regulations on the website!
The house was very clean and nicely decorated and it was nice to feel like you were coming back 'home' after a day out. Especially as the resident (outdoor) cat is so friendly and cute too! Would definitely stay there again when visiting Grand Cayman.

  • Liked — Quiet area, lovely setting, garden, a 'house' not hotel.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Stratford, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2008

I stayed at Tropical Breeze for two weeks, and it was perfect from start to finish. My room was clean, quiet and private with patio doors that opened to the pool area. I spent many hours by the pool in the company of various birds (a pair of parrots!), butterflies and tiny lizards. The view of the ocean and the surrounding eco-garden were calming and relaxing.
I snorkelled several times a day right across the road, and can assure that the reef there is healthy and vibrant. In two weeks I became well acquainted with an eagle ray, a sting ray, several porcupine puffer fish, large angelfish, squid, an eel and several spiny lobsters, plus hundreds of other fish. The water was clear and warm and a short walk through the turtle grass (no water shoes necessary) led to some of the best snorkelling on Cayman. The pictures included were all taken in the waters at TB.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything to make your own meals, and good restaurants are a short drive away. TB is located on a quiet part of the main road around the island and away from the noise and congestion of Georgetown. A 20-minute drive gets you to Rum Point, a lovely place to spend the day, and because of its central location, Tropical Breeze is not more than 30 minutes drive from any of the sites.
Lisa and Marcia were attentive and conscientious, and provided everything to make a perfect holiday. I travelled on my own, and felt safe and comfortable at all times, in the water and out. Tropical Breeze was perfect for me as a solo traveller, but would also be ideal for a gathering of several family members.
I have made Cayman my choice of islands for holidaying, and will definitely be back to Tropical Breeze. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Maureen Dixon, Stratford, Canada

  • Liked — Private, clean, quiet, great location, great snorkelling
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2008

My husband, daughter and I--all divers--spent four nights at Tropical Breezes at the end of January, 2007. The cottage we stayed in was better than described, because between our booking and actual arrival, a second bedroom and bathroom had been added! That gave our daughter terrific privacy and all of us some very well- appointed and maintained common space. We liked being out of the hubbub of 7 mile beach, yet didn't feel overly put out to drive there for diving or beaching. (We could have gone closer, but wanted to dive with a company located on 7 mile beach.) The beach across from the B and B was small and somewhat rocky--but for sitting out on a beach chair or snorkeling from, it was fine.

We had more than everything we needed on the Tropical Breezes property: a modest pool for a dip or sunbathing, a barbeque grill,
a lovely water view, some great snorkeling, and a relaxing, low key environment. Lisa was easy to work with and very clear about the property and contracting arrangements. We'd go again, and have recommended Tropical Breezes to others.

  • Liked — low key, immaculately clean thoughout, &well-equipped kitchen
  • Disliked — the need for a car to access beaches, diving, restaurants
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 Business service (e.g., internet access)
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RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2008

My stay at the Tropical Breeze was more than I expected. MY room was beautiful and I walked right out to thepool area. Marcia, our housekeeper, quickly became a friend with her wit and care. How beautiful it was to go into your room at night and see your bed turned down with a beautiful tropical flower.
The view was spectacular.The water was so amazing that a snorkling experience was a part of every day. You didn't need to go very far to see beautiful blue tangs as big as dinner plates!
Though hurrican Ivan left his"remains" on the shore, exploring was facinating in understanding the incredible power of the weather and the sea.
I discovered so many varietiy of flowers ans the beautiful birds of the island were so close you could almost touch them.
One of the best features is that you were away from the busy port as cruise ships arrived almost daily and made for a crowded envirement.
The food on the island was excellent and tropical Breeze not only provided a refrigerator in your room but a full kitchen so that you could enjoy your leftovers another time as well as treats in a room basket.
I even fulfilled m one of my life's dreams by swimming with the sting rays. It was a nice feeling that at the end of the day you felt like you were coming home.
If you enjoy peace and solitude in a beautiful enviroment then I would suggest that you look into staying at the Tropical Breeze.

Rosalyn Russo-Patterson

Stayed March 2008
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Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2008

My wife and found Tropical Breeze because we wanted to extend our stay in Cayman by a night, and they had good reviews and availability.

We found Tropical Breeze to be a great place. It is a wonderful place to be in order to explore the quieter side of Cayman, well away from the 'big resort' feel of 7 mile beach.

The property is well maintained and clean and the staff is great. The small private beach is very nice, but you do need to cross the road to get to it. No big deal.

For a quiet, casual stay, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2008

We have just returned from a month in the Royal Palm Cottage at Tropical Breeze Bed and Breakfast. What a fabulous vacation! The property was exactly what we expected and provided great value on an expensive island. The detailed website told it like it is. We were greeted with friendliness and warmth and made to feel right at home. The cottage was beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable and well equipped. It had everything we could need.

We loved the private beach with an amazing variety of sea life practically at our fingertips. We spent lots of time snorkelling, kayaking and enjoying the front porch surrounded by bougainvillea in bloom. Heaven! We were able to visit the busier parts of the island and then return to our peaceful island home. Being centrally located we could easily visit the north and east ends as well as Georgetown, Seven Mile Beach and West Bay.

We enjoyed our hot cooked breakfasts and had great times visiting with the other guests. We will miss Marcia's cooking and caring attention. The property is aptly named as the constant tropical breeze was a favourite aspect of our vacation. It sure beat snow and wind chills. We look forward to staying there again when we return to Grand Cayman
Al and Liz Valois, Ontario, Canada

  • Liked — private peaceful setting
  • Disliked — busy road
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Tropical Breeze Bed & Breakfast

Also Known As:
Tropical Breeze Bed & Breakfast Grand Cayman/Bodden Town, Cayman Islands
Address: 1669 Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town 181 WB KY1, Grand Cayman
Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > Bodden Town
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Bodden Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 

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