Right next to the Tortuga Club is the brand new Morritt's Grand. Phase 1 of 5 phases was just completed about a week before our trip. I toured the Grand and it really is grand! If we ever get to go back, I'd love to stay there. Obviously, the views from here are as great as from the Tortuga. I've included a sunset picture from the Morritt's beach.
Not only does it have the dishwasher and washer and drier in it's units (no washer and drier in the 1 bedroom units though, unfortunately), but it also has jacuzzis in the master bedrooms (not sure about in the 1 bedrooms), and has a pool with an ocean view. It seemed to me, though, that the actual livingroom, dining room was smaller than the one in our 1 bedroom unit at the Tortuga club.
One of the 2 pools at the morritt's tortuga. This one even has a swim up bar in it--although it was closed when I took this picture.
We went there on an RCI exchange. THe resort we exchanged into is the Morritt's Tortuga Club. Although it isn't the newest or fanciest place around, it was very nice. It was nicely furnished and decorated. We also had an ocean front, first floor room right next to the lobby and patio where the nightly entertainment was held. It's about a 30 minute drive from Georgetown and 7 mile beach, but it was in a rather secluded but nice east end area. I would recommend this resort for someone who doesn't mind being away from the major town of Georgetown. We found the entertainment at the resort was fun, so we didn't miss being so far away from Georgetown.
We stayed in a 1 bedroom condo. As you enter the condo, the bedroom was to the left. Straight past the bedroom was the kitchen which opened up into the livingroom. We didn't have a dishwasher, but most everything else we wanted was there. In the livingroom was a hide a bed couch, small entertainment center with tv and stereo and a glass topped round table with 4 wicker chairs. The floors were big tiles, practical for the walk out beach location. The bedroom and livingroom/diningroom were connected through the bathroom. There was no washer and dryers in our room, but I was told you could use the resorts laundry room---but we didn't try that. The new Morritt's Grand next to the Tortuga has all the ammenities to make it a Gold Crown Resort. The Tortuga Club was listed as a resort of internation distinction.
Also on property is a dive shop, as well as 2 pools ( a 3rd one at the Grand), a workout facility, gift shop and mini grocery, and fine dining. There was plenty of daily and nightly activities that we enjoyed greatly---limbo and line dancing, jazz, and blues, stand up comedy, late night disco, karaoke, barside games, prizes, and icecream social.
I would recommend you rent a car if you stay here. It was great being able to go all over the island.
I haven't been to other hotels/resorts in Cayman. What I can say is that the rooms were comfortable, the view was great, the beach was always clean, the staff very helpful, and the diving facilities - great!
In April 2000 it was about $215 a night for a 2 bedroom villa that slept 5 comfortably.
Great view of the sea...located right on the beach. Nice pool available as well. All villas are furnished and have full kitchens. The best feature of this place is the location. It's away from all the crowds that fill Seven Mile Beach.
I won't recommend any of them. They are all outrageously priced. Try an auction for timeshares. We got a week long stay in a 2 bedroom for $300.00 US. If we had done that normally it would have been $300.00 per night.
The Hyatt on Grand Cayman was newly built when I was last there. It was an idyllic setting back then and I am sure it is equally as luxurious now
There are a number of nice looking places toward the North end of Seven Mile Beach. The beaches there are nice and relatively quiet. If you like Miami stay toward the south end of Seven Mile near the Hyatt, etc.
As I mentioned, I visited Cayman Islands via a cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. I gave cruised the Carbbean several times, and it's my opinion you are able to find which islands you prefer. All the islands have their own different flavors.
In addition to being able to see different islands, the cruising experience itself is wonderful. There is excellent food to be had 24 hours a day and there truly is something for everyone to do (or if don't want to do anything at all).
Here's the view from the master bedroom. The second bedroom is on the back side of the condo and the windows face out to the parking lot.
April 24 - Dec. 22/2000
Two Bedroom (Beach Front $315.00)Ocean Front $365.00
Three Bedroom (Beach Front N/A) (Ocean Front $550.00)
Extra person $25.00 per night
Jan 3/2000 - April 23/2000
Beach Front Ocean Front
Two Bedroom (Beach Front $450.00)Ocean Front $500.00
Three Bedroom (Beach Front N/A) (Ocean Front $650.00)
These rates are in US dollars.
The Ocean front rooms are right on the beach and have a great view of the ocean. The beach front rooms are the ones in the center that have grass in front of them and look out over the pool. Still pretty a good view of the ocean but you are looking over the pool.
The picture below shows the Oceanfront condos.
The condos are just a couple of years old so they're very modern. Very clean and well decorated. They are on the South end of 7 mile beach so it's pretty quite. There were never more than about 7 people on the beach and most of the time it was just the 2 of us. I did a lot of research before choosing Grandview and after seeing all the other condos was really happy we decided to stay there.
We are divers and you can't have a better location for diving. Treasure Island Divers is literally right next door. We walked almost the entire length of 7 mile beach and did not see another resort with it's own dock. I think most of the operators pick you up in a van and take you to a dock near Georgetown. Definetely not as scenic.
Southern Cross Club on Little Cayman is heaven. There couldn't be a better place................
All inclusive packages vary......worth the $$$
Staff is excellent and accomodations are superior to other places on the island. Total serenity and privacy.......
We stayed at the lovely Three Points Villa, which we found on the net. The same condo is now under new ownership. It is called Tranquil Fruition.
2 bedroom, all amenities, pool, lagoon, great views from every where. Next to restaurant and Red Sail Sports, etc. Both bedrooms have a full bath.
We stayed at the Villas of the Galleon condominiums right next to the Westin Casuarina...the place was clean, comfortable, with plenty of room, and best of all, it is right on 7-mile beach---perfect! Below is a shot of me with the Villas in background on my way to---guess where? THE BEACH
This varies on the season, size of unit, etc.....better to just check out the website.
Right on 7-mile beach, great restaurant for breakfast across the street, with shopping and nightlife also across the street and next door. Location can't be beat, and cheaper than the hotel.
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