Where is Grand Cayman?
Grand Cayman is in the Western Caribbean about 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles
west-northwest of Jamaica. See the map here.
Where is the condo on Grand Cayman?
Island Time is located in the North Side district of Grand Cayman in Rum Point.
The condo is just two miles from the Rum Point park and adjacent to the Cayman Kai community.
How far are you from the airport?
The condo is 22 miles from the airport, about a 35 minute drive.
Is there a ferry to the west side?
Yes! Cayman Ferries now runs a public ferry between Camana Bay and the Kaibo Yacht club.
Camana Bay is a Town Center style shopping/dining/office/residence complex and is a short walk
to 7 mile beach. There are many excellent restaurants in Camana Bay and we have enjoyed several
trips over on the ferry to dine there. More information can be found here:
Is Grand Cayman safe?
One of the reasons we bought the condo on Grand Cayman is the very low incidence of crime
on the Island. Not only is Grand Cayman very safe, you will probably never run into an
unsolicited "beach vendor" trying to sell you something such as you find on many of the other
Caribbean islands. Of course, just like at home, lock your car and condo doors as appropriate.
Are there good restaurants nearby?
There are several excellent restaurants near the condo, all of which we have visited
recently. The restaurant at Rum Point (2miles) serves dinner and attracts
visitors from 7 mile beach. During the day, waitresses serve lunch to you at picnic tables
on the beach under palm trees. The lunch menu includes burgers, conch fritters, local
fish, jerk chicken and other local favorites. Just 1 more mile down the road is the Kaibo
Yacht Club. The Kaibo dinner menu includes very generous portions of steak, fish and local
favorites such as conch steak. Just 4 miles east of the condo is Over the Edge, a very popular restaurant with both
the local folks and visitors. Here
you will find fresh fish and local cuisine at very reasonable prices. Tukka,
located on the East End features Caribbean and Australian dishes and a generous Sunday Brunch. If you enjoy fine dining with excellent
service and creative preparation, then you won't want to miss The Lighthouse at the
Breakers, considered one of the best restaurants on Grand Cayman. The Lighthouse is located
just 9.5 miles from the condo on the south shore just east of Frank Sound Dr.
What is the difference between the North Side and 7 mile Beach?
7 mile beach is on the West side of the island and is home to the major hotels such as
the Hyatt and the Marriott. It is a beautiful beach and the hotels are packed in very
tightly to take maximum advantage of each foot of sand. There are many restaurants,
dive shops, strip malls and just about any service you may need. 7 mile
beach is also very crowded and rivals the busiest US cities in traffic congestion during
rush hour. If you like to watch people and want the bustle of the city - on a Caribbean beach
- then 7 mile beach is the place to be.
Rum Point, where Island Time is located, is on the North Side of the Island. Rum Point has primarily residential homes and a few small condo complexes. Cayman Kai, also located in Rum Point has many beautiful villas in scenic locations overlooking the Caribbean Ocean and the Sound that separates Rum Point and the west side. At the tip of Rum Point is a beautiful park with restaurants, shops, and a Red Sail watersports facility. The park has a pristine beach with many palm trees, hammocks and some local exotic pets. Island Time is just 2 miles from the Rum Point park. The condo is on a beautiful sandy beach with a lively fringing reef just a short swim away. If you want a private beach in a natural scenic environment with the availability of amenities just a short drive away, then you want to stay at Island Time.
Is there a grocery store nearby?
Chisolms Grocery, a small local grocery is located just 2 miles east of the condo. You
will find most any of your essential items there. We suggest that you stop at Fosters Food
Fair or Hurley's Market on the way out of the airport if you plan on doing extensive cooking
for a week or so.
Are there dive shops nearby?
Red Sail Sports in Rum Point, Tortuga Divers at the Morritt's and Ocean Frontiers on the East End are full service dive shops
with professional staffs. Make sure to book in advance as we have found the dive shops to be booked the entire
week on some trips. Also ask about package deals if you plan on doing more than a couple of days
of diving. If you are new to diving or diving on Grand Cayman and have more questions, please
feel free to email me. I have been diving for 40 years, 20 years on Grand Cayman and I will be happy
to share my personal preferences with you.
What rental car companies do you recommend?
We have been using Marshall's and Budget for most of our
visits. Marshall's has excellent service and Budget usually has the most competitive rates. However, I recommend checking the local web sites since many companies will run specials
and depending on your needs one of the other rental agencies may have
a better deal for you. We have also found that you can get outstanding rates through the airlines especially
in the off season. Check here for links to
most of the rental companies on the Island.
Are you on the beach?
Yes! The condo is right on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Ocean. It is a beautiful
secluded natural sand beach with a lively fringing reef within a short swim.
Can you see the ocean from the condo?
Yes! Since we are on the second (top) floor you will have fantastic views of the
Is there good snorkeling nearby?
Yes! The fringing reef directly in front of the condo is an excellent place to snorkel. If
you want a combination of sand bottom and reef bottom, there is also great snorkeling at Rum
Point Park just 2 miles west of the condo.
Do you have high speed Internet?
Yes! There is free high speed wireless Internet access in the condo. The access point is in the living room and can be used even at the pool.
Do you have a pool?
We have a very nice, well maintained pool that is used only by the condo residents and
guests. Since there are only 10 units, you will find there are times when you have it all to
Do you provide beach towels?
We do provide beach towels. They will be in a basket just on the other side of the dining
room table when you walk into the condo.
Do you have beach chairs?
There are beach chairs in the pool area and on the beach. You
are welcome to use these chairs as they are there for the condo residents and guests.
What size beds are in the condo?
There is a King bed in the master, a Queen bed in the guest bedroom and a queen size sleeper sofa in the
Is there a blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc. in the kitchen?
The kitchen is fully equipped with a blender, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, electric
oven, full size refrigerator with ice maker, and dishwasher. There is ample cook ware and
serving ware for just about any meal you can make.
Do you have a washer and dryer?
There is a washer and dryer in the closet on the other side of the dining room table when
you walk in.
Do you have air conditioning?
The condo has an excellent central air conditioner. There are also ceiling fans in each
room. We prefer to turn the air conditioning off and enjoy the Caribbean breezes on days when
the humidity is low. But by all means, use the air conditioning if that is more comfortable.
Is there a telephone in the condo?
There is a telephone in the living area. The telephone number is 345-947-9096 which can
be dialed direct from the United States. All local calls are free but the phone is barred
from making direct long distance calls. We find that VOIP or wifi calling on your cell phone works very well.
Is there a television in the condo?
There is a television, DVD player and free cable TV programming.
The programming includes HBO, Cinemax, ESPN, US network stations, and local stations. There is a
portable CD player/radio in the living room and an iPod clock radio in the bedroom.
What types of payment do you take?
We take Master Card and Visa. We can also take checks if you prefer.
Do you allow smoking?
The condo is a non-smoking unit. Please do not smoke on the lanai. You can smoke outside of the building.
Do you allow pets?
Pets are not allowed.
Tell me more about Grand Cayman.
Robert Clark hosts an excellent and informative site on all things Cayman.
Go to his site here: www.gotocayman.com