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:

Featured Timeshares

Morritt's Tortuga Club:

East end: Near Botanical Gardens and Rum Point - very unspoiled area
Features 2 swimming pools with a swim-up bar, gym, underwater photography classes, restaurants, bars, beach volleyball, windsurfing and water sports equipment rentals
Studios to two-bedrooms available ranging from 600 square feet to 1200 square feet with televisions, internet hook-ups, fully equipped kitchen facilities and balconies. Units can sleep two to six people depending on the unit you buy. The townhouse models have three full bathrooms and a pull out sofa for extra sleeping space

Morritt's Grand Resort:

This five-star resort is more upscale than Morritt's Tortuga Club
It has 40 ocean front properties and is located south of the Tortuga Club
Elevators for easy loading and unloading
Hot tubs and washers and dryers in some units
Ranging in size from the One Bedroom Deluxe up to sleeping six people in the Super Penthouse
The same, but upgraded, features as the Tortuga Club with central air conditioning and unit sizes ranging from 778 to 1556 square feet

Plantation Village:

This four-star facility has two pools and a private beach on Seven Mile Beach
Restaurants and nightclubs are within walking distance
Can borrow kayaks & bikes for no charge
The villas have two or three bedrooms, with screened porches
Full maid service is available
Option to buy whole ownerships
King-sized beds, dishwashers, fully equipped kitchens, televisions with VCRs and central air conditioning
Units are about 1409 square feet

Royal Reef Resort:

This five-star resort is in the east end of the island, located next to the Morritt's; it has a stellar concierge service
Pool, salon, restaurant, bar, beach bar, dive shop, tennis court and water sports
The two bedroom villas are not easy to buy. The 30 units are some of the most sought after timeshare properties
Has 'lock off' - where the guest bedroom can be used (and rented out) separately
Deluxe Studio Villa is only 450 square feet, but it has a Jacuzzi, TV, a small equipped kitchen, internet access, air conditioning, large closets and sleeps two.
The Two Bedroom Deluxe with the lock off one bedroom unit has the same amenities, but also includes a TV in the master bedroom and it sleeps up to six people (plus two Murphy beds)
Royal Reef, Cayman Islands

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.

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