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Drinking water

Is the tap water safe ? Do you recommend it over buying bottled water?

Trophy Club, Texas
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1. Re: Drinking water

It is safe. Desalinated seawater. Some folks don't mind the taste others do. Depending on where you are, there can also be a slight to moderate sulfur taste (East End mainly). We use a Brita Pitcher.

Annapolis, Maryland
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for Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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2. Re: Drinking water

The tap water is absolutely safe to drink. Some may prefer to drink bottled but do so by preference, not out of necessity.

GC
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3. Re: Drinking water

100% of the public drinking water is desainated

The company that built and operates the plants

http://www.cwco.com/

The government agency that distributes in East End

http://www.waterauthority.ky/

Massachusetts
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for East End, Grand Cayman
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4. Re: Drinking water

The water on the East End is safe to drink but it is an absolute crime to inflict it upon your tastebuds.

Most of the bottled water in the stores has a smokey taste to it, but the "Wata" brand is quite drinkable.

Syracuse, New York
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5. Re: Drinking water

Depends a lot on where you are staying, as others have said. In addition, some condos I have stayed in have fridges with built-in water filters and that is highly drinkable and a lot cheaper than buying imported bottled water.

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Grand Cayman
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7. Re: Drinking water

I have always stayed (and now have a place) in the SMB area. We always drink the tap water. Here in NY I won't even use it to make ice or tea. The water we get in GC is lovely. Might just depend on where you are on the island. We don't have any filters there and don't need them.

richmond va
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8. Re: Drinking water

Are there filters at the Reef or do we need to bring one?

Edited: 6:24 pm, December 28, 2013
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9. Re: Drinking water

I do not recall there being filters at The Reef but you can always email the concierge and ask. There's a "Contact Us" form on their website.

Grand Cayman
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10. Re: Drinking water

Might be best to contact The Reef directly and ask them. Nothing worse than horrid coffee or tea to start the day or end with bad tasting/smelling ice cubes in your drink!