Best food ever not only at an all-included but best ever on a vacation; owner Gladys Howard (more later) is a Cordon Bleu/Julia Child trained chef, and her recipes along with Chef Jeff and Chef Dianne's creations are unbeleivable. Champagne and sushi dinner at Gladys house on the last night was a blast, and Chef jeff made great sushi -- including lionfish sushi with a gorgeous lionfish skeleton on the platter -- gorgeous presentation. And we have eaten all over the world in Michelin rated restaurants. My diver husband (20 years of diving) finally said he found someplace better than Belize -- the best ever. He was totally impressed with the dive staff and their operations, and the boat. I am a non-diver, and had a great time too -- beautiful shore, good snorkeling. Take a short walk up the beach to "the baths" -- a sandy entry to the water, and sit in the warm spots among the coral karst-heads. A surreal and beautiful experience. Rode a bike for a couple hours each a.m., watched many fantastic birds and chatted with islanders. The island and resort is home to little curly tailed lizards and iguanas everywhere. Felt totally safe on Little Cayman. And Lara at the spa up the road has the "touch." I had a massage and was so relaxed that I ended up spending an entire day in the hammock watching the waves and daydreaming -- not even reading ! Owner Gladys -- she is quite the delightful personality -- her life is fascinating, she is lots of fun especially at the nightly domino game. In fact, it is worth it just to go down to Pirate's Point to visit her ! Her bar is a hoot with guests' art projects made from items found on the beach. We also made new friends -- camaraderie being one of the pleasures of going to a small dive resort or a small liveaboard. Gladys very small staff work really hard and it is very apparent that the Pirate's Point crew are like a small family, which you have the pleasure to join if you visit. Many, many repeat visitors. This is a rustic, Caribbean dive/beach resort. Do go here for a unique experience, great food, great company, beautiful natural environment, beautiful water and a very Caribbean flavor -- I felt like Hemingway. If you want a resort with a raked beach, rows of beach chairs, Macarena at happy hour etc. that could be anywhere in the world (and I like those too sometimes), this is probably not for you. We would definitely go back -- and frankly, we never say that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pirate's Point is an excellent choice for those who want to get away from the crowd and have a vacation truly focused on relaxation, some of the best diving in the world, fabulous food, and great comradery. We offer all-inclusive packages for divers and non-divers alike. We strive to provide our guests with a gracious and welcoming atmosphere where comfort, safety and leisure are our top priority. Pirates Point has a private, spacious dive boat and well trained dive staff. Beginners and experienced divers are welcome. Great snorkeling is found right in front of the resort. Guests also enjoy fishing, swimming, nature trail hikes, bicycle rides, picnics, iguana and bird watching. Pirates Point offers accommodations that are simple, tasteful and immaculate. Our features include: • 11 rooms in cottages • 4 of the 11 rooms are oceanfront with oceanside porches • 5 of the 11 rooms offer air conditioning and are set back from the oceanfront. One of the rooms is designated for singles only (no single supplement). • 1 large oceanfront room with air conditioning ideal for 3 people ($10/day usage fee on AC) • 1 large ocean view room with air conditioning suitable for 4 (parents with children only) ($10/day usage fee on AC) • Daily maid service is provided ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pirates Point Hotel Little Cayman
- Pirates Point Resort Little Cayman, Cayman Islands