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Cayman Islands-Be Careful to Visit When Hurricanes do NOT!

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A November 2008 trip to Cayman Islands by berky

Morritts Tortuga Club and Resort Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands More Photos
Quote: Trying to get off of the Cayman Islands during a hurricane was an adventure we could do without! We were so looking forward to everything the Island had to offer, but poor weather totally messed up the week! We will just have to go back again!!

David's Restaurant Bar & Grill

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Restaurant | "The Most Expensive Place to Eat at Morritt's"

David's Restaurant Bar & Grill Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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David’s spectacular oceanside dining room is Morritt’s upscale romantic restaurant. It also caters to a captive audience as anyone who arrives late in the day to check into their timeshare has a choice of David’s or Mimi’s Dockside, which as suggested by its name, is the open air restaurant right on the dock.We of course, fit the captive audience profile, arriving late in the day and experiencing our first adventure with driving on the "wrong side of the road. By the time we checked in (a grievously slow process), we were too tired and it was too late to go to buy groceries and start cooking. As it was windy and overcast, it was not appealing to be outside at Mimi’s, so we went...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 8, 2009

David's Restaurant Bar & Grill
P.O. Box 496, Queens Hwy
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY1-1106
345-947-7449

Comfort Inn and Suites

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Hotel | "A Friendly Oasis in a Hurricane"

Comfort Inn and Suites Photo, Cayman Islands, Caribbean
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We were directed to the comfort Suites by Cayman Airlines, which looks after Air Canada passengers in the Cayman Islands. The front desk staff was helpful and friendly and posters were up everywhere to remind people not to use the elevators. Printed were directions on what to do during hurricane- buy a flashlight and groceries, fill your sink with water, etc. Our room was small with barely enough room to walk around the bed in one corner. The bed faced an uncomfortable pull out couch, which was not very comfortable to sit on, however could be used to sleep on if there were more than two guests in the room. There was a long counter, which you could use as a table. Two swivel cha...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 8, 2009

Comfort Inn and Suites
West Bay Road
Cayman Islands, Caribbean
(345) 945-7300

Eats Cafe

Restaurant | "Watching People Park in Puddles"

Eats Cafe Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Eats Café was our destination for lunch based upon a recommendation from another guest at our resort. We decided to park at Foster's and walk over, as we also needed to buy some food to bring back for future meal preparation.Every table in the place was occupied, which convinced us we had chosen our lunch place well. We were asked whether we would like to sit at a counter overlooking the parking lot. This was fine with us and we were able to observe how people approached the dilemma of parking their car in a huge puddle and then trying to find a way to the sidewalk without getting their feet wet. It made for a delightful half hour of entertainment. I ordered Conch Fritters with a jerk sauc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 8, 2009

Eats Cafe
Falls Shopping Centre
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
345-945-5288

Reef Grill

Restaurant | "Romantic Dining on Seven Mile Beach"

Reef Grill Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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The Reef Grill is right on a busy stretch of Seven Mile Beach. It has a large parking lot which is where the old Royal Palms Hotel used to be, so it is a popular place to come for the day. Patrons can park, enjoy the ocean and seaside activities and eat a delicious meal at the restaurant which has casual outdoor dining as well as more romantic indoor dining. We very much enjoyed our dinner on a quiet Saturday night just after Hurricane Paloma had struck the island. The waiter, who had a delightful south African accent, was attentive and our food was divine. I had their signature Sea Bass with a Thai curry sauce, served with rice and vegetables; the same vegetables and a yummy lobster potato mash...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2009

Reef Grill
P.O. Box 30260SMB
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY11202
+345-945-6358

Cimboco

Restaurant | "Great Place to Eat"

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Cimboco is located in a small mall just off the main road along Seven Mile Beach. We were having lunch and very much enjoyed the omelet which was highly recommended by a couple at an adjacent table. Portions were generous, service was friendly and food was satisfying.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 7, 2009

Cimboco
P.O. Box 30786
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
+345-9472-782

Breezes by the Bay

Restaurant | "Breezes is Overpriced"

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A sticker on our rental car indicated we could park at the Bayshore Mall (for free)which seemed to be one of the few places to park in downtown Georgetown, so we availed ourselves of that very opportunity. The parking lot attendant, whom we pegged as a knowledgeable local, suggested lunch at Breezes; Breezes caters to the Cruise ship crowd as it is close to the tender landing area and downtown. The outdoor balcony overlooks the downtown and harbour and would be picturesque in sunny weather. Breezes is ridiculously overpriced. I was keen on the drink called Hurricane Category 4 (as a hurricane category 3 was bearing down and I totally was hoping to forget about it) but they were $8.50!Guinness wa...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 7, 2009

Breezes by the Bay
P.O. Box 30786 SMB
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
+353-943-8439

Red Sail Sports

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Attraction | "A Resort Dive Experience"

Red Sail Sports Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Red Sail SportsAs Red Sail is located right at Morritt’s, where we were staying, it seemed the logical company to book seaside excursions with. We had done some research prior to our week’s vacation and found Red Sail to have a decent reputation.We were hoping to take their excursion to Sting Ray City, as well as a sunset sail and an introduction to diving. Unfortunately we did not plan on Hurricane Paloma striking the island and totally wrecking our plans for the week. My priority was to get into some scuba gear and determine whether I would like to get my open water certification at a future date and I did manage to fit this in before the weather became too bad to go out on t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 7, 2009

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

Morritt's Tortuga Club and Resort

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Hotel | "The Grand Resort Is Very Much So!"

Morritt's Tortuga Club and Resort Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Morritt's Grand Resort is on the northeastern tip of Grand Cayman Island and is the newer part of the Morritt’s Complex. We had a two bedroom second floor unit facing the ocean in one of the two pink four story buildings. It was spacious, clean and well appointed with ceramic tile flooring, plenty of drawers and closet space, a Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom and a large balcony overlooking the beach and surf. In times of good weather, there is enough to keep one busy for a week at Morritt’s. All of it is outlined in Morritt’s "Turtle Times." There are three pools in the complex and of course the beach is right at your front door with excellent snorkeling mere steps into the gentle turqu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2009

Morritt's Tortuga Club and Resort
East End
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
(345) 947-7449