This sand snob found a fresh favorite in villa rental cayman islands. Not being divers I wasn`t sure what my loved ones would do on a recent escape to Grand Cayman. Grand Cayman is flat, over developed, expensive (all things are imported), certainly not my cup of tea. Or more I was thinking.
Like a travel professional I often feel pressured to find out and do as far as possible. Afterall, our greatest tool for planning exceptional escapes is our first hand experience. Sometimes I run around a great deal that we seem like I would like a vacation from my vacation! On Grand Cayman I could love a guilt-free beach holiday. After 2-three days of going through the island, I needed pretty much seen all this so could enjoy the remainder of my time soaking up the sun with the family.
We spent the first nights at Coral Stone Club. A tiny, independently owned condominium complex on Seven Mile Beach (SMB) with 32 three bedroom, 3 bath units available to rent each and every day. Based in three, three-story buildings, each of these 1800 sq . ft . units have the same layout and present views in the ocean. Some things to adopt note because they units are all individually owned you`ll get the dcor, bedding and kitchen amenities vary. Unlike some of the larger condo complexes here, you are able to select and book a certain unit at Coral Stone Club. For families with small children I would suggest picking out a bottom floor unit. We found this incredibly helpful when our young son was getting a nap, I could possibly still take a seat on our terrace using a book, see the ocean but still be within earshot. For those looking for a quieter location, decide on a top floor unit which may have vaulted ceilings and unobstructed ocean views. It is a true self-catering condo complex along with the staff is virtually non-existent. When we arrived with a Saturday one of the housekeepers let us inside the unit together with the instructions to confirm-in in the desk on Monday. In addition, i didn`t obtain the staff at the front desk every one of the insightful once i requested their personal advice on points to see & do. Remember though that almost all people staying allow me to share either owners or vacationers which have been coming for years. Hanging out from the pool will be the action to take within the afternoon because the owners come together like long-lost friends and welcome us new timers. They are the real wealth of information with insider recommendations on things to see and experience while in Grand Cayman. We stayed in unit # 5 which we found to be really cozy and well-appointed. You might tell the owners are here frequently since there was every kitchen utensil and gadget imaginable available. You could find it odd which i was so impressed using that however, if you`re like me an individual who frequently stays in cayman or private homes with extended family you`ll appreciate that. We appreciated the screened in porch and spent time and effort here enjoying meals and playing games. The food market is throughout the road within walking distance and you can you may want to bring the cart to the unit. The shop will send staff later from the day to recover the carts from your neighboring condo properties. The true highlight here I think is definitely the beach. Coral Stone Club enjoys a tremendously wide, clear section of beach with the ideal balance of natural tree shade and beach loungers. I might recommend a stay at Coral Stone Club in a heartbeat for families looking for the best upscale-yet-down-home beachfront vacation. This will additionally be an incredible location for 2-3 couples to share with you a unit and savor a restful holiday. Rates start at $695 per night. Plan your visit during the summer time months and receive your 6th night free!
Our next stop was the Caribbean Club just a couple of doors down. If you`ve been to Grand Cayman you might recall the Caribbean Club of old which was made up of several cozy beach and garden cottages. After hurricane Ivan the brand new owners completely tore down and rebuilt three luxurious towers bringing another degree of luxury to SMB. Having spent a couple of days at Coral Stone Club where I felt the accommodations were already quite nice, I did so not expect the opulence of Caribbean Club. Separated into three towers which are in U shape facing the ocean, all units are huge at 2500 sq ft with three bedrooms and three baths and very richly appointed. Caribbean Club operates much more like a hotel for the reason that they are doing have full staff with daily maid service, concierge and room service available. Their on-site restaurant and bar Ristorante Luca serves up a delectable combination of Italian cuisine and fresh seafood and is a superb spot to enjoy music within the evenings. All of the units are individually owned and decorated and feature a large verandah facing either the pool or ocean. As a result of layout of your property when you are in the pool view unit, expect to be right in addition to your friends. Very little privacy that can be found here when all units basically face each other. The soil floor ocean front villa suites are particularly fantastic when you literally walk 4 steps off of the verandah and have your toes within the sand. Our particular unit was very luxurious although not as personalized or that child friendly (think glass tables and a lot of breakables). Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Caribbean Club and I would recommend this property for all those 80dexapky with older children, teens or several couples looking for luxury accommodations with much more options when it comes to dining and entertainment. Rates start at $650 per night in low season for a Tower ocean suite.
One more great choice is the greater number of moderate Lacovia complex in lower SMB. Closer to George Town, this complex resembles more of a condo building with ample parking, a garden pool in the center of the complex and an array of accommodations from 1-2 bedroom units with either garden, pool or ocean views. Each unit is individually owned and decorated with a bit of units very moderate and updated and others`not a whole lot. Each unit we saw was very clean, comfortable and included all of the amenities one would expect of any rental. Exactly what makes Lacovia this sort of appealing option I believe will be the quiet atmosphere, fantastic beachfront location and value. One bedroom units start only $290 per night in low season which with this quality of accommodation in Grand Cayman is an excellent deal. Great selection for couples, families or single travelers trying to find a place to escape it all.
Also worth mentioning will be the southbaybeachclub.com. The only real five diamond resort about the island and the best choice if you are looking for the full service resort. With consistent Ritz Carlton services and amenities this resort offers a full service spa (consistently ranked in the top 2 in the Caribbean) and several of the best restaurants about the island. Even if you don`t stay at the Ritz, make plans for dinner at 7 Prime Cuts & Sunset or BLUE by Eric Ripert which provides fine dining and a romantic atmosphere. You should note that the key hotel is located down the street in the beach when you book garden or resort view rooms, you`ll should walk on the beach by way of their air bridge. They actually do provide an oceanfront tower directly on the beach which can be things i would recommend if your budget allows. This is basically the most suitable option for honeymooners searching for luxury. Rates start at $299 per night in low season with 5th night free. Oceanfront rooms start at $579 per night.