Cayman Islands Journals

Peaceful Beach Retreat

A July 2003 trip to Cayman Islands by Alias Girl

Stingray City Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands More Photos
Quote: Grand Cayman is located in the Caribbean. It is one of the nicest places to visit for a week. If the beach, relaxation, romance and water sports are what you are looking for - go to Grand Cayman. You'll certainly enjoy your vacation!

Grand Cayman Beach Suites

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Hotel | "Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman"

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There are actually two halves or sides to this hotel. The main part of the hotel is located inland and the beach side houses many suites and rooms facing the beach and poolside views. This is where our room was located. At first, we thought this was strange to be across the street from the main hotel but actually we got used to it. It wasn't a big deal and the change of scenery only added to the experience. We would go back and forth between sides using the covered overpass and use both pools. We actually preferred the pool on the main hotel side in the mornings and then the pool on the beach side in the afternoons. Don't ask why, just as crowds come in we move out...It also depended on our even...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 26, 2004

Grand Cayman Beach Suites
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman, West Indies 634 GT
(345) 949-1234

Hemingway's

Restaurant | "Hemingways Restaurant"

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This restaurant is very popular, so you'll need reservations. It’s located right on the Hyatt Regency Property alongside the pool on the beach side. As a matter of fact, their outside tables (highly recommended) overlook the Seven Mile Beach. The restaurant has a casual ambience, but it's very fancy nonetheless. On the night we went, it was all couples and some small groups. Every table has a candle and it makes the place really light up - not to mention all the outside torches located in the sand. The service was wonderful, the food was even better. Great wine selection too. It really is a top-notch restaurant. Favorite Dish: I don't remember what we ordere...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2004

Hemingway's
Hyatt Regency
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
345 949 1234

Bamboo

Restaurant

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Bamboo is a very chic "East meets West" restaurant. It is done up with all red and black decor, candles everywhere, unique dishes, elegant touches, and fresh flowers. The mood is very sophisticated. It’s a very contemporary and hip sushi location. (By the way, Hi-Tide was playing live music that night, which made it a plus for us). See my other tips. The sushi master chef prepares the sushi and sashimi at a California-inspired designed open table. He gives sushi lessons during the day, check with the Hyatt. I don't remember his name, but he is a world renowned sushi chef. He is also the owner of Bamboo. With all that being said, I liked everything except the wait staff. They seemed to be snobbi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 12, 2004

Bamboo
Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman Beach Suites
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
(345) 949-1234

Britannia Bar & Grille

Restaurant | "Britannia Bar & Grille"

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When we first arrived, we dropped off our suitcases and decided to walk around the property. We stumbled across the golf course grill - the Britannia Bar & Grille overlooking the golf course fairways. We decided to grab a quick bite - a burger and some drinks. It was really nice; mostly to sit down and tell ourselves that we were really here in the Cayman Islands. Our view was directly of the golf course and a small pond. The back part of the bar is open to the golf course and a thick plexiglass protects you from stray golf balls! We sat for a little while enjoying the food, the view, and making plans to start our vacation!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 12, 2004

Britannia Bar & Grille
Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman Beach Suites
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Hyatt Regency

Attraction | "Check out the Hi-Tide"

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Hi-Tide is actually a great duo that sings covers and original songs around Cayman.

They played poolside at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman almost every day. We got to know them during our week vacation and always enjoyed their sets.

We enjoyed various dinners with their live music too. Check the Hyatt Regency concierge for details on their whereabouts.

We also purchased one of their CDs, we listen to it quite often. You can pick up their CD poolside or at one of the shops located beachside at the Hyatt Regency.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 26, 2004

Hyatt Regency
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
(345) 949-1234

Red Sail Sports

Attraction

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The best ever was a Waverunner Snorkel Safari Adventure for 1 and a half hours. This entire excursion happens aboard a wave runner (you could get a single or a double). We shared a double. You follow a guide who takes you and your fellow riders to three fantastic snorkel spots. Not only do you get to use the wave runner for 1 and a half hours, but you stop every so often to snorkel. The hardest thing is getting back up the wave runner from the water. But it was SO worth it. We had a blast taking turns steering the wave runner and going super fast. Highly recommended!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2004

Red Sail Sports
Various Locations
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY1-1206
(877) RED-SAIL

Stingray City

Attraction | "Stingrays and Sea Turtles"

Stingray City Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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We booked our reservation for the next morning snorkel trip - Stingray City Lunch/Snorkel Sail. It lasted a little over four hours. They provide equipment, but we have our own. They also provide help and lessons. They take you to the famed Stingray City. Those stingrays are very friendly - a little too close for comfort in my opinion! Then you go to a stop to see coral and friendly little fish near a shallow reef and, depending on time and weather permitting, maybe another stop to see a shipwreck. Very cool surprise! Right after the last stop, they dump a bucket with fish food for the sharks. Yes, that's right sharks. You can swim above them for a bit, but then they get waaay too close...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2004

Stingray City
North Sound
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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Oh hell! Did I really write that... This town called Hell was derived from someone saying exactly that - in the 1930's! When a commissioner from England visited the District of West Bay and shot at a bird and missed, the town became known as Hell. Another story of how hell became Hell: When a visiting dignitary in 1932 remarked that the black rock formations looked like hell. Therefore, the town was widely known as Hell. Who knows the truth. It’s a little pit stop that houses a large field of black rock formations evolving from years of extreme erosion. People have placed small wood cutouts of devilish little characters there – it’s quite hilarious actually. There are also a few ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 12, 2004