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Any reason to go stay at a condo in the North Shore or Cayman Kai area?

Any reason to go stay at a condo in the North Shore or Cayman Kai area?

Aug 25th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Good to see the Sea Lodges talked about on here. We have stayed at different ones 3-4 times. First time was back when it was actually a "resort" with a restaurant, bar, etc. (the term resort is used loosely here). There was nothing fancy about it but it was the best trip we ever had to any island. The waters were calm and the snorkeling in front of it remains to be the best of anywhere we have been.

The resort closed down but it was still nice to stay in the Lodges. NOT for people looking for anything fancy but fantastic for people who want the laid back island feel.

Alas, the last time we were there the waters were rough in the area (it was March, we normally went in Jan/Feb). Too rough to try to snorkel out to the reef and still claim to have any common sense. It was about 3 years after Ivan so we heard the reef wasn't back up to par anyhow. The beach area and landscaping were quite different and a couple of the lodges which had been destroyed by Ivan were not yet rebuilt.

We tried going to GC & renting No Big Ting (house beside the Lodges) in 2008. However, Hurricane Gustav was coming so we cancelled our trip early the AM we were to leave (good thing - they evacuated visitors the next day. Yea, we were idiots for planning a last minute vacation in Hurricane Season.)

We now have a trip booked for November and we're renting No Big Ting. Wish us luck! I don't know what the waters will be like that time of year.

But I am thrilled to read the posting on here about the excellent snorkeling in that area. Sounds like it is back to what it used to be. Hooray!!!!

Now, if only they would get a ferry to 7MB back up and running.
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Mar 14th, 2017, 02:19 PM
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we are owners at Morritts and usually snorkel infront of the resort, adjacent to the Reef resort on the East end. The currents are no joke!If you snorkel anywhere on the east side, be sure to check the water conditions with one of the dive companies first, and stay a minimum of 50 feet away from the reef. also, there is a steep drop off just beyond the reef and very strong currents. Last April, I was infront of Morritts and got caught up in a current. I wasn't very far out at all, just over my head, yet could not swim back to shore. I started to panic, then got my wits and rolled onto my back and just swam sideways instead until the current changed and I was able to get back to shore. I didn't venture out over my head again.This year, I bought inflatable snorkel vests for the kids and myself, just in case.
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