This was our first time to Grand Cayman Island and we cannot wait to go back. It was breath taking, truly a vacation of a lifetime.
We cannot even begin to describe how amazing the condo was. It was a home away from home. Everything you could want was there, it was comfortable, quiet and secluded. We were so surprised that there wasn't hardly a soul around. We enjoyed coffee on the dock each morning watching pelicans dive for fish, dodging bamboo crabs as they scurry across the beach. The bed was comfortable and waking up and looking out and seeing the sea and palm trees was like a dream.
We appreciated that the condo is located away from the hustle and bustle of the island. It was so quiet that we enjoyed playing music and sitting on the lanai with our rum in the evening. On evenings where the weather wasn't cooperating we enjoyed a movie in the comfortable living room or getting take out from our favorite little local restaurant down the road "Kurts Korner" (try the coconut shrimp!)
You need a rental car if you are planning to rent this condo though, and you will appreciate it. You can get anywhere on the island is less than 40 min. Just be prepared that the locals drive fast and aggressive, at first it was a bit of an adjustment but after a couple days, we were comfortable and keeping up with the pace. We visited every inch of the island, beaches, restaurants, shopping and activities.
The locals are so incredibly kind and respectful. The first day we were there, a crew of landscapers came to the condo to do some maintenance and asked us if we had every had a fresh coconut before. We had not, and they went to their truck got a pole and knocked a few down from the tree right outside the condo, used a machete to open it up and handed us fresh coconut and showed us how to prepare and use it.
Having the full kitchen was a blessing, we made breakfast each morning which helped save cost and we packed lunches in the coolers they provide and enjoyed picnics all along the island finding new beaches to try each day. There is an ice maker in the fridge we used to keep our lunches and beverages nice and cool.
I would completely recommend renting this condo to anyone. We will be back and next time we will bring the kids as there is a second bedroom and wifi!
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My wife, sister-in-law, and I had a wonderful experience at the Ocean Pearl. Truly remarkable.
The condo is right on a sparkling strip of beach. Besides a few sand pipers and an occasional crab, there was no one else to be seen in either direction. The little pier that juts out into the water has a ladder that makes it simple for even novice snorkelers to enter the ocean. Once in the water, you will be shocked how many fish swarm around you.
We spent hours working up and down our own “private” reef. The water was crystal clear, the coral was healthy, and it looked as though no one had ever been there before. For those who want 101-level family snorkeling, it was perfect. We were told that another 100 feet out we’d find the reef wall and a 100 foot drop. We didn’t have time to take a look…and had little reason to bother—there was just too much to see in shallow water where you could stand up and adjust your mask, if you needed to.
When we returned to the condo, we luxuriated in a staggering array of amenities. Stove, oven, microwave, blender, toaster, washer, dryer, cable TV (both HBO and MAX), great air conditioning, and stable high-quality internet. We had better meals at home than we could find in any of the local restaurants. The cabinets had salt, pepper, and spices. There were even two different types of coffee maker! There were two lovely porches (both looking over the ocean), a hose for washing off snorkel, and a drying rack for our bathing suits. When we didn’t feel like snorkeling, we could jump in the pool. It was cleaned professional several times, during our visit.
Comfy beds, an array of couches and little soft blankets for snuggling. The biggest couch turned into a sleeper bed—with two and a half bathrooms (and a Jacuzzi in the master bath) we could easily have put up another family if we’d wanted to.
Everything was clean and simple. Yes, there were flowers and shells here and there—but everything was tasteful and calm. Plenty of room for parking, pretty flowering bushes on all sides, and lots of birds chirping in the background.
My wife asked me to count. I’ve been to fifteen other Caribbean islands in the past and stayed in many hotels and condos. This was the best, most relaxing, most comfortable place I’ve ever been. Thanks from all of us to Angela and her manager and cleaning team. They’ve created a truly wonderful experience for those of us what want to visit Grand Cayman.