La Esperanza


  • Fun ambience
  • Good snorkeling
  • Party time on weekends
  • Grocery on-site


  • Slightly threadbare
  • Weekend parties get loud

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

This seaside cluster of mango-and-teal buildings with magenta accents is run by industrious, affable owners who also rent cars and offer free use of (and sometimes transportation to) their private beach 6 miles (10 km) away on the gentler south shore. Apartments and houses (No. 1 has the best view) are surrounded by towering shade trees and across the street from a restaurant and rocky beach. Accommodations are attractive if worn, favoring clashing lemon, burnt orange, and fuchsia fabrics with gaudy, often religious artworks and garage-sale furnishings; the houses include washer/dryers. For years this was one of the few spots where folks could mingle and exchange news over drinks (remember, even TVs were few until the mid-1990s), and the restaurant-bar remains a favorite. Two of the founders, Bussy and Velma Dilbert, still run the place and ensure personalized attention (they're always handy with advice and local lore). It's a tranquil spot, at least until weekends, when it's usually party central.

Hotel Information


Stake Bay, Cayman Brac, KY2-2101, Cayman Islands



Hotel Details:

  • 4 2-bedroom apartments, 2 3-bedroom houses
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 10/12/2015


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