Dining during your Grand Cayman vacations is one less worry with all the available restaurant and cuisine choices. There are several restaurants operated by the locals who serve delectable Cayman cuisine like conch fritters or stewed turtle. When in the Grand Cayman, eat as the Caymans do and try out the jerk chicken, beans and rice and plantain, ox tail or cow foot at the Rankins Jerk Center. Those looking for other international restaurants can find Jamaican, Cuban, Chinese, Thai, Italian, American, Japanese, German, British and many others including the international fast food chains like Pizza Hut, Wendys, Burger King and KFC. Portofino and the landmark oceanfront Lighthouse Restaurant features Italian and seafood specialties. The Lobster Pot serves mouth-watering lobster cooked depending on how you wish it to be cooked. Some of the best restaurants in the Grand Cayman are The Wharf, Grand Old House, Castros Hideaway, Ragazzi, Hard Rock Caf and Margaritaville. Whatever your desire may be, there will always be some gastronomic delight on Grand Cayman that will please you.
Finding the Best Accommodations at Grand Cayman Resort
Being a prime vacation destination, the Grand Caymans have plenty of choices when it comes to prime accommodations and its alternatives for the ultimate Grand Cayman vacations. On the Seven Mile Beach are some of the most popular resorts and hotels such as the luxurious Westin Casuarina with tropical gardens, pools, whirlpools and a luxury spa. Likewise on this popular white sand beach is the deluxe Ritz Carlton which boasts of a 9-hole golf course, the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort with its tropical design, the Sunshine Suites Resort boutique hotel and the Grand Cayman Beach Suites. For those who want to go to a less commercialized part of the Caymans, theres the laidback Reef Resort which offers suites right on the beachfront, the Sunset House which is considered as one of the top 5 best dive resorts in the Caribbean, the chic Cobalt Coast Dive Resort, the affordable Treasure Island Resorts and Comfort Suites or you could also time share the Grand Caymanian Resort. Depending on budget and preference, theres sure to be a resort fit for your lifestyle in the Grand Caymans.
Playing Golf in the Grand Cayman
Avid golfers need not fret about stopping their favorite sports activity when they go on their Grand Cayman vacations. The Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, the Britannia is one of the few golf courses on the island. It is located in the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman in the Seven Mile Beach and is a 9-hole course although it uses multiple tee configurations to come up to 18 holes. The Blue Tip at the Ritz-Carlton is all of 120 acres and is a 9-hole course that was dubbed as the Caribbean Monster because of its difficult terrain and intriguing design. The Sunrise Family Golf Center is likewise a 9-hole golf course that is also considered as tough by golfers who have played there. The only 18-hole golf course on the island is the North Sound Club which was formerly the Links at Safehaven with greens built to USGA standards. Dont miss out on that game by booking early on weekends which is a busy time with locals coming out to play or opt to play on weekdays instead.
Grand Cayman Transportation Options
Touring the islands at your own leisure during your Grand Cayman vacation is very much possible as the island has a lot of transportation available for rent. Taxis are available from cab companies serving the island like Cayman Cab Team and Burtons Taxi Service. Luxury limousines, chauffeured vehicles and self-driven car rentals are available for those who want a more comfortable way to go around the island. These are all air-conditioned vehicles with unlimited mileage provided by international car rentals like Thrifty Car Rental or domestic companies like Elite Limousine Service, Grand Limousine Services, Cayman Executive Car Service, AA Transport Service, Andys Rent-a-Car, Island Car Rental, Marshalls Rent-a-Car, Four Ds Car Rental and Coconut Car Rentals. Self-driven car rates can range from $40 weekly with monthly rates coming out cheaper. Mopeds and SUVs are available for rent at McLaughlin Rentals. For the more adventurous but economical tour of the island, rent a scooter or bike from Scooters and Wheels, Cayman Cycle Rentals, B & S Motor Ventures (with bicycles too) and Cayman Hog Riders (Harley Davidson bikes).