Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Grand Cayman suggestions?
Old 05-15-2011, 06:00 AM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
Earl E Retyre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 89
Grand Cayman suggestions?

Has anyone been to Grand Cayman lately? Any suggestion regarding where to stay or what to do?
__________________

__________________
Earl E Retyre is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-15-2011, 06:39 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Alberta/Ontario/ Arizona
Posts: 1,070
The Ritz is a very good hotel. Maybe that is stating the obvious
__________________

__________________
Danmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 06:51 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,075
We stayed on the beach here: Grand Cayman Hotels | Marriott Grand Cayman Island Beach Resort

It was nice.

But that was about 12 years ago. Many nice chain hotels on the beach..... condos for rent also.


There are some nice restaurants that are not affiliated with the hotels so consider venturing out. The Almond Tree was nice. It is a little pricey but not bad. But we were there awhile ago... so do your research.

We took a snorkeling tour on a small catamaran. It was a little more expensive than the mega boat tours... but more personalized and well worth the few extra dollars. We had one other couple and a family of four. 8 total... We went to some great spots to snorkel that did not have hundreds of people thrashing around scaring the sea life.

If you are into the water/snorkeling... consider checking out stingray city or stingray sandbar.
__________________
chinaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 07:43 AM   #4
Full time employment: Posting here.
Patrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern, Florida
Posts: 925
Quote:
Originally Posted by Earl E Retyre View Post
Any suggestion regarding where to stay or what to do?
What to do:

1) SCUBA dive! If you're not certified yet, get your certification before you go. It'll be worth it.
2) Stingray City.
3) The Turtle Farm.
4) Hell (yes, that's the name of it).
__________________
Retired in 2006 at age 49.

"Who among us is smart enough to learn from the mistakes of others?" - Voltaire
Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 08:12 AM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
NW Landlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Seatlle
Posts: 176
The place has changed a lot for accomodations over the years. We always like to stay at a Hotel on Seven Mile Beach, but we usually stay at smaller places & over the years many of these were torn down & replaced with Mega Hotels. Last time we stayed in a quieter Condo on Seven Mile Beach.

If you don't dive, there are many Snorkle Tours offered. One of our favorites is Eden Rock which is right down town in the Harbor area - great for snorkle or Dive & there is a Scuba shop right there. There are also Shipwrecks underwater you can visit whether you Snorkle or Dive - its all good!

We like to spend one night eating dinner at the Lobster Pot. At Sunset they take out fish carcases and throw them to the Tarpons (very large fish) It is quite a show. Other restaurants do this, but not at quite the lengths at this place.

Now we actually bypass Grand Cayman entirely and visit the outer islands, Cayman Brac & Little Cayman. They are less Glitzy & more relaxed island life. Usually we stay in an all inclusive dive resort there, these places are small & there are only one real "resort" per island....a bit of a Gilligans Island feel to it and the beaches are quiet, diving is amaaazing!
__________________
When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door.
S. Weil
NW Landlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ain't War a Grand and Glorious Enterprise? haha Other topics 4 08-15-2010 09:46 AM
MGM Grand Detroit thefed Travel Information 4 10-10-2009 12:03 PM
Grand Canyon Trip 2009 OAG Travel Information 32 01-15-2009 07:12 PM
grand kids investment Dancer373 FIRE and Money 16 11-09-2006 10:01 AM
Grand HO Down mickeyd Other topics 0 10-05-2006 03:47 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Early Retirement News right to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]