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Cayman Paradise Villas has been helping our guests enjoy incredible vacations in Grand Cayman for over 12 years. With an assortment of units to choose from, we can accommodate anyone from the solo traveler to a large family gathering, anniversary, birthday, reunion or wedding, including up to 22 people at the same location! If you have more than 22 guests, we have additional units just down the road. If you’re visiting on your honeymoon, be sure to let us know ahead of time.
Our focus is offering folks reasonably priced accommodations that are modern, well maintained, tropically themed and spotlessly clean. After all, we want you to return, as many of our guests do. All of our units are inspected yearly and licenced by the Department of Tourism. We also offer a discount on car rentals with Andy’s, the largest car rental company on the island and locally owned.
Our guests receive an information package prior to arriving which not only gives driving directions, but lots of useful information, including our recommendations about things to do and where to eat. We provide this service so you can plan your trip before you get here. Pre-planning allows you to save time trying to sort things out, enabling you to spend
more time on the beach or in the water!
Sandra handles all of the reservations and travels back and forth to Cayman frequently. An avid diver with over 500 dives, she first discovered the Cayman Islands over 25 years ago on an underwater photography course and knows the island well. By profession, she is a Registered Psychotherapist. Sandra is your liaison before you arrive on the island. Once you arrive, you will be taken care of by our property managers, who are long time residents in Grand Cayman. They are more than happy to help you and answer any questions you may have. You are in good hands with them! A stay at the Cayman Paradise Villas is hassle-free so that you can spend your time enjoying your vacation!
Questions and inquiries are most welcome!
our customers love us
The best part of the property is the beach right outside. This studio is part of a larger house that has access to its own private beach and access to the ocean. We swam and snorkeled everyday right from the beach outside our door. The fish at the dock were outstanding. Something else we really liked about where we stayed is that it was on the East End of the island – away from 7 Mile Beach and George Town. We rented a car and drove to the East End for our stay. It’s a quiet side of the island and close to many good places to eat and quick car rides to Rum Point, Starfish Point and the Crystal Caves. We ventured out to these places, but also loved just staying on the property beach swimming, reading and napping. I would recommend Cayman Blue Sea Hideaway for your vacation. “
Jan. 28, 2020 Jennifer B. Halifax, N.S.
Feb. 16, 2020 Sue L. Anchorage, AK
Sept. 2019 Stephanie H. Brighton, UK
Dec. 2019 Justin R. Burlington, VT
things to do
Activities & Attractions
What Cayman is known for! Thousands of divers visit Cayman every year. The best diving is on the East End of the island! We recommend: Ocean Frontiers in the East End and Sunset Divers in South Sound.
the thrill of a lifetime! A “must do” activity.
We recommend “Red Sail Sports” at Rum Point for the AFTERNOON outing (cruise ships take their passengers in the a.m.). If you have little ones, older guests, or non- swimmers, you may prefer the glass bottom boat. Head up to Rum Point Beach in the morning and spend the day there. Their snack bar is reasonably priced, and serves really good food & drinks (alcoholic). Avoid Sundays – very crowded.
absolutely beautiful & will appeal to the adults, whilst the children can look for the Blue Iguanas throughout the gardens (an endangered species, bred in the park) http://www.botanic-park.ky/.
2 mile guided Hiking & Bird Watching tours by a naturalist https://nationaltrust.org.ky/tours/. “Mastic Trail”, takes about 21⁄2 to 3 hours to walk. Not suitable for children under the age of 8.
for older children http://www.blackpearl.ky/
Behind Hurley’s Grocery store towards town.
(at the Morritt’s Resort in Colliers) rents a lot of water “toys” including kayaks, kiteboards, wind surf boards and water bicycles!
Although quite a long drive (West Bay, opposite end of the island) children LOVE the turtle farm. They can hold some of the turtles too. If you stroke the young turtles under their chin, they will calm right down and relax. There is also a beautiful lagoon (designed by Disney) for snorkelling and swimming in — but requires an extra fee to get in, http://www.boatswainsbeach.ky/.
is great on the East End. All of the beaches are public, so go in anywhere and you will see fish. Tourist guide books will recommend a few good spots.
Just past Old Man Bay on the road to Rum Point. A new tourist attraction that included a 1 1⁄2 hr guided walking tour and entry into 3 underground caves. You must pre-book your tour: caymancrystalcaves.com
(just down the road, yellow complex) – they have Karaoke night on Tuesdays and a live DJ Wednesday to Saturday. The resort has other evening events, such as fire-eaters & limbo dancing (you don’t have to be a guest, but should definitely purchase drinks from their bar).
Peach coloured beside the Morritt’s has a live band (usually Calypso) on Monday nights at the Beach Bar.
We HIGHLY recommend one evening you book the dinner & show (with dancing) at the Reef Resort to see the Barefoot Man. http://www.barefootman.com. A Caymanian, who sounds similar to John Denver, he is hilarious! Due to the content/lyrics of his songs (which he wrote himself), it is inappropriate for children. The food is also VERY good, which is a bonus! He plays Tuesdays & Thursdays during high season. Low season, 1 night per week.
at Pedro St. James (across from Countryside Mall in Savannah) — an Historic Site. Beautiful setting. At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James. The Cayman Islands Government purchased the home in the 1990’s and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage http://www.pedrostjames.ky
The Cayman Islands Tennis Club, offers one of their courts in South Sound to visitors for a fee. Tel: (345) 949-9464
There are 2 golf courses on Grand Cayman:
- North Sound Golf Club – 18 Hole
- Ritz-Carlton – 9 Hole
On West Bay Road, just north of the Margaritaville Hotel.
At the the Morritt’s Resort. They offer a complete line of services from Mani-Pedis to Body Treatments to Facials to a Swedish Style Sauna.
he fishing charters are usually out of Georgetown.
Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.
in case you were wondering...
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We have the highest speed internet available on the island.
Yes, most definitely! We have a discount with the largest car rental agency on the island and as soon as your reservation is confirmed, we give you the discount code. If you are coming to the Cayman Islands during high season, book your car immediately as they do run out of cars on the island, especially at Christmas time. You must be 25+ years of age. A taxi from the Airport to the property will cost at least $125.00 one way (you pay for their ride back too). You do not need an international driver’s licence. There is bus service on the island, they run every hour. There are no bus stops on the East End of the island, just wave at the bus and it stops
Yes. You can rent them downtown in Georgetown, however, we do not recommend it for 2 reasons:
- Getting from Georgetown to the property on a scooter with a 50 cc engine (the kind they rent on the island) will take you at least 1 1⁄2 hours; if your arms last that long from the vibration! The fastest you can get a 50 cc to go is about 45 mph; less if there are 2 people on it. However, the speed limit is 30 mph in the towns.
- The accident rate with tourists on scooters is very high, mainly because in Cayman, we drive on the opposite side of the road from North America. There is no room for error on a scooter. If you pull out onto the road and have looked the “wrong” way and are hit by a car, your Cayman vacation is over.
SO — if you love the feel of wind in your hair — rent a Jeep! Definitely a lot safer!
Yes, we do!
Yes, we supply all linens, as well as Beach Towels.
We supply a “starter kit” in each villa. This consists of:
- One bar of soap in each shower (which should last the week).
- One roll of toilet paper in each bathroom
- One roll of paper towels in the kitchen
- Dishwasher tablets for the dishwasher
- Hair dryers are also supplied.
Please refer to the Amenities chart under each property.
US dollars are accepted everywhere, but the change will be in Cayman currency (called “CI”). All stores & gas stations, etc, will convert USD for you. You get the best exchange rate at the supermarket (not at the bank). The exchange rate is approximately $50. CI = $61. USD = $83. CAD Note: the X-change rate varies daily.
Our maids work very hard to make sure our Cayman properties are spotlessly clean when you arrive. They are very appreciative of tips. Maid service is done prior to your arrival and after you leave. If you would like a mid-week service during your Cayman vacation, you would arrange this with the property manager down there. You would have to pay for it yourself, of course.
Cayman has the same electrical current as North America, 120V. All our Cayman units come with hair dryers and an iron, so the only thing you need to bring would be the rechargers for your laptop computer, digital camera, cell phone, etc.
Your information package will contain all the answers from above, and other information you will need to make sure you have a spectacular vacation. And if it’s not found here, just ask your property manager who will be only too glad to help you.
First of all, you should be aware that there are very stringent regulations about bringing any live animals on to the island. The paperwork, blood tests, medical evaluation by your vet and a Government Agriculture Dept. vet, etc takes over 2 months. It’s a complicated process, not to mention they have a long list of banned dogs.
With the exception of Service Animals, we do not allow pets in any of our villas.
If you have never been to Cayman, you are in for a very pleasant surprise! We have the highest standard of living in the Caribbean. Why is this important to a tourist? Having the highest standard of living means all restaurants are inspected every single month by the Health Department (and they do not notify the restaurant when they are coming). All hotels and vacation rentals are inspected yearly, and if anything is not right, you have to fix it or they do not renew your licence. There is no negotiating and no bribing. It’s a 3-part inspection: tourism dept, environmental health & safety and a fire inspection.
Cayman also has lowest crime rate in the Caribbean and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the Caribbean. There are very harsh penalties for any crime; Cayman is under British Rule. There are no beggars and no one will harass you whilst you are trying to sunbathe on the beach.
It certainly can be and all depends on how many meals you eat out and where you eat. 7-mile beach is more expensive because that’s where there is a high concentration of tourists. All food is flown or barged in, so groceries are more expensive. If there’s room in your suitcase, we suggest you bring some dry goods. NOTE: It is illegal to bring: fruits, vegetables or meat.
Our Cayman villa rentals are in the East End, which is the quiet & peaceful side of the island. We have lots of great restaurants. Prices are reasonable (and food good) because, unlike 7-mile beach, they rely on repeat business. You will get a list of our recommended restaurants with your information package.
Health City – This newly built, state-of-the-art Hospital has an emergency department, It is located in “High Rock” which is east of Frank Sound Road and west of the Blow Holes. Not the greatest signage so watch carefully for it. The Fire & Ambulance station is on Frank Sound Road. Call 911. A police station is in East End beside the “Castle.” Call 911.
In Georgetown, there are numerous medical clinics, and two hospitals.
Yes, bring lots of Sun Tan lotion. It is very expensive on the island. The Cayman sun is HOT and you will burn without it. Also bring aloe vera / sunburn lotion as well, just in case.
We are fortunate on the East End as there is a light, steady breeze, so you may not realize how strong the sun really is. The good news is that the breeze also keeps away the mosquitoes.
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