Cayman Island Timeshare
Island fun in the lap of luxury
Escape to the Cayman Islands , from your everyday hectic life. There are three Cayman Islands with Grand Cayman being the largest at 196 square kilometers. The west side of the island is developed, with its capital George Town and the Owen Roberts International airport. George Town hosts many resorts, nightclubs and some fantastic Caribbean-style cuisine - called Caymanian cuisine.
With the average cost of a night in a hotel in the Grand Caymans running in excess of $200 per night, the cost of a timeshare may be better for you in the long run. Timeshares run about $4,000 to $20,000 in the Caymans.
Some of the options to consider for timeshare purchase are:
Morritt's Tortuga Club:
Morritt's Grand Resort:
Royal Reef Resort:
If you are thinking of buying a timeshare on the Caymans, remember that in September 2004 it was hit and devastated by Hurricane Ivan - on Grand Island almost 80% of the buildings were damaged or destroyed.
The cost of living in the Cayman's is about 20% higher than most large cities in the US because most of the food and supplies are imported. If you have to pay for utilities, the average monthly cost is about $100 without air conditioning - air conditioning can double that price. Public transport is available but renting a car is advised (remember though, in the Caymans you drive on the left). The usual fast food places like Pizza Hut and Burger King are available, but an average meal in a restaurant with wine will likely cost about $25 US per person.
Seven Mile Beach is a heavenly place to kick back and relax, and has been voted "The Caribbean's Best Beach " from Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. The clarity of the water is spectacular especially if you are an avid scuba diver. Stingray City and Turtle Farm are other popular attractions.
You can't go to the Cayman Islands without a trip to Hell - or at least a T-Shirt that says you've been there. It's a limestone formation about the size of a football field and the limestone is black in color. It got its name because a local official thought that the formation resembled what hell must look like.
There are some fabulous tours you can participate in while you're in the Caymans, including the popular SEAmobile Submarine Experience. It's a real submarine that has a clear cabin, and seats two people and the guide. If you're nice they'll even let you drive the marine vehicle. The tour goes daily from 8.30am - 3.30pm and starts at $169 US. Register for the SEAmobile. Your tour must be booked at least seven to ten days in advance.
The Cayman Island Tour takes just under seven hours and you get to see George Town, Conch Shell House, Tortuga Rum Shop, Cayman Turtle Farm, East End Ship Wrecks, a visit to Hell, Pedro St. James and Caribbean Arts and Crafts. They will pick you up from your hotel or resort. It runs from about 9am to 3:30pm, at a cost of about $75 US, which includes lunch. You need to book well in advance.
There is always the catamaran Red Sail Sports Dinner Sail which departs at sunset and moors for a three-course candlelight dinner. It runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and space books up quickly.
Airport transfers are reasonably priced and you can get them in advance.