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Little Cayman Beach Resort

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1128 Guy Banks Road Blossom Village, KY3-2501 Little Cayman
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Escape to Little Cayman Beach Resort, an intimate, even romantic, oasis offering bucket-list diving, including the Bloody Bay Wall Marine Park, done first class with Reef Divers. Nightlife revolves around our Beach Nuts Bar (karaoke anyone?) or just counting stars in the sky. Lush, tropical grounds are the hallmark of our 40-room resort that features a pool and spa, plus lounges and hammocks for reading, resting, or just enjoying the sea breezes and sounds of the surf.
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Thehotterthebetter0 wrote a review Apr 2020
West Bloomfield, Michigan44 contributions23 helpful votes
My husband and I had planned to spend his birthday week at the LCBR but things didn't quite go as planned. Due to COVID-19, we had to cut our vacation short and return back to the US when the Cayman government requested that all tourists leave immediately to protect the health and safety of the islands' residents. I can't begin to say how impressed I am with the way the resort management and staff handled this situation. To find out that you had a few days to evacuate all guests, shut down your resort, and basically lay off your entire staff (many of whom send their paychecks to family and have no extra emergency savings) has to be a resort management team's worst nightmare. To be a staff member on the receiving end of this news is something I can't begin to imagine. And yet, the managers and staff members remained calm, gracious, extremely helpful, and unbelievably professional over the days it took to get everybody off the island. Our return to the US required an overnight stay on Grand Cayman and the LCBR management team went above and beyond by securing a room for us on Grand Cayman after the major hotel brand that we have been loyal to for 25+ years bailed on us. The resort itself is lovely, but what makes LCBR stand out is the staff. Everywhere we went on the property, we were greeted with a smile and a "good morning" or "good evening" and most of the staff knew our names by the time we left. My goal when we return is to learn all of THEIR names so I can properly commend them in my next review. ;) Meals are served buffet style and is remarkably good. I have a number of odd food restrictions and yet was able to find plenty of delicious options at every meal. I really appreciated the "made to order" omelette station each morning. This is only the second "dive resort" we have been to and our first experience with "concierge diving." We were only able to do five dives before we had to leave but it was really nice to not have to schlep our equipment off the boat, rinse it, and hang it all to dry after every dive. Due to weather conditions, we weren't able to dive on the north side of the island which gives us something to look forward to since repeat guests kept telling us how awesome the diving is on the north end. We are very excited to return to LCBR (hopefully) in the very near future!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Manager Guest Relations, Marketing at Little Cayman Beach Resort
Responded Apr 16, 2020
We tend to believe that it's difficult, uexpected situations that reflect the true "heart" of organizations. And we are beyond happy that you felt loved through your shortened stay. Thank you for selecting our resort and especially for your comments about how our staff managed the evacuation. We will look forward to seeing you back soon.
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scuba5210 wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York23 contributions5 helpful votes
We were so excited to visit Little Cayman and enjoy this resort. We are experienced dive travelers, and have been to many resorts in the Caribbean, Hawaii, and the South Pacific. While nice in many respects, this resort just didn’t measure up. The food was very good. Meals were buffet style, and the choices were varied and mostly prepared very well. There is an emphasis on “jerk” style preparations, but there were plenty of other options. We enjoyed every meal. The wait staff was outstanding...perhaps the best part of our overall experience. Service was quick, efficient, and very friendly. Your water glass won’t get empty, and your used dishes will not be at your table long! Our room was just average, but definitely on par with many of the other Caribbean dive resorts we have experienced. The bathroom was clearly updated, and the bed was comfortable, and the room was fairly large. There was plenty of room to spread out, but rinsing dive gear in the shower was a little tight! The housekeeping staff was very friendly, and very efficient. In general, the resort staff went out of their way to be friendly, and you will be greeted with pleasantries by almost everyone. With the odd exceptions of the general manager who routinely walked by guests without an acknowledgment or a word (?), and the dive shop staff. The front desk staff was also very friendly and generally efficient. They seemed to be very limited in the empowerment department, having to get permission before they could allow a late check out request for us. This could easily have been tied to the established housekeeping process. Because the resort only allows 7 day stays, I’m sure Saturday and Sunday are very busy days to turn over rooms. However, they did open up our room as a “day room” for the group of about 28 guests that we were traveling with, while we were still checked in to the room. So, what could be the problem with a quick shower in a room filled with your friends and traveling partners you ask? A little coordination would have avoided this. On a positive note, the Assistant General Manager resolved this quickly and adequately. Our biggest disappointment came with the dive operation, Reef Divers. High winds, and high seas derailed our diving for our first two days, but of course this is the fault of no one. When we did finally go out, we were initially limited to sites close to the resort.....the south side. Diving here is sub par. These sections of the reef were in pretty bad shape with fewer animals, distressed corals, and lower visibility. After a day or so, we were able to make it through the relatively rough seas to the north side....or as they say “around the corner”. This is where the good diving is....lots of groupers, nurse sharks, turtles, rays including spotted eagle rays, angel fish, and healthy corals, sponges, and sea fans. There is clearly two kinds of diving in Little Cayman. While there are members of the dive staff that were friendly and helpful, there were others that were decidedly unfriendly, and one who was outright rude. We were able to dive the north side for each dive starting on Wednesday until Friday, as were all of the other resort boats. On our last dive two boats went out. One went to the north side, our boat did not. One of the divers asked why we were not going and the boat captain responded with “Do you want to dive, or not?” In my opinion, an extremely rude response. There are a thousand better ways to respond in that situation. During our week, every morning dive boat had about 20 divers. We were on a boat which had a 8 divers from our traveling group, and 12 others. There were only two members of the dive staff on each boat. One acting as boat captain and a dive guide. Twenty to one is not the ratio of divers to guides that screams out safety. On each dive, both the boat captain and the dive guide would assist in gearing up each diver. After the first 14 or so divers were in the water, and had descended, the dive guide would stop assisting the remaining divers on the boat, and enter the water. By choice, my wife and I usually entered the water among the last few divers. As a result, and with the extended time it took to get everyone in the water...the large group ended up being very spread out. Thankfully, they gave very good dive briefings, because we rarely saw a dive guide, or even other divers, while in the water. I expect this would be a concern to many divers. One more dive shop employee on the boat would have alleviated this, and allowed the dive guide to enter the water at a time when he or she could actually guide a group of divers. Trying to somehow heard together a group of 20 divers with a single dive guide who was late to the party is bad for the less experienced divers, and bad for the reef. Because of weather, we spent our diving days trying to make up our pre-paid dives with added afternoon dives. Some in our group had pre-paid for three dives per day, and for nitrox. None of us were able to make up for our missed diving days as the shop only offered a single tank afternoon dive. Be aware that no one in our group was reimbursed for missed dives or for unused and prepaid nitrox tanks. We were all provided vouchers for credit to be used on our next trip. Many of us will not be spending the $3K or so to return, so in essence they are just keeping our money. There was not even a credit issued that could be used in the dive shop. If you pre pay...you could just be giving away that money. Overall, this could have been a very nice dive trip. It seems that the deficiencies of this resort can be easily rectified. Keep in mind, they are the only game in town....there are very few other options for Little Cayman diving. Perhaps this contributes to their short comings. Unfortunately, we will not return here. There are many other great options for Caribbean diving where your business is actually appreciated.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dan G wrote a review Mar 2020
Albany, New York63 contributions3 helpful votes
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The only thing bad is that our trip got cut short do to co-vid 19. But let me tell you the resort and the staff are top notch . Every member of the staff always had a smile. You don't have to be a diver to enjoy this slice of paradise. The beach was clean the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The buffet style meals were fantastic. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Manager Guest Relations, Marketing at Little Cayman Beach Resort
Responded Mar 25, 2020
It is so unfortunately that your trip got cut short, but thank you for letting us know you still enjoyed your abbreviated visit, DanG2748. We appreciate you posting a review and will look forward to seeing you again, soon.
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sckohl1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Detroit, Michigan14 contributions7 helpful votes
As I write this from the resort we are waiting for our flight out. The Cayman government has order tourists out and shutting down all international flights. The resort is shutting down tomorrow. We were informed on Monday afternoon. I can’t say enough about how well resort management and staff have handled this unprecedented situation and made clear that their first priority is their guests even though most will be unemployed next week. When the world normalizes I would recommend anyone seeking a dive vacation to consider ClearlyCayman properties for this reason alone. They truly care.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Manager Guest Relations, Marketing at Little Cayman Beach Resort
Responded Mar 19, 2020
We're so sorry your vacation was interrupted, sckohl1, but we deeply thank you for recognizing how our fabulous staff helped everyone through a tough situation. We will look forward to welcoming you back when this all has passed. Stay healthy!
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Amy0328 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California107 contributions55 helpful votes
The hotel and dive operation were first class. Really nice and clean. Rooms were amazingly well thought out for divers. The food was terrific. The bar made New Years Eve great fun. Diving was great.....
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you very much for your visit and taking time to post a review, Amy0328. We're happy you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you back soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Cayman Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Little Cayman Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Little Cayman Museum (0.3 miles) and West End Lighthouse (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Little Cayman Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Little Cayman Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Little Cayman Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Little Cayman Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Little Cayman Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hungry Iguana Restaurant, Pirates Point Resort Dining Room, and Beach Nuts Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Little Cayman Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Little Cayman Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Little Cayman Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Little Cayman Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.