East End, Cayman condo info

Old Aug 5th, 2004, 04:51 PM
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East End, Cayman condo info

Interested in the Morritt's Grand Resort on the East End of Grand Cayman. Understand it is one of the newest condo resorts on the island and much nicer than the nearby Tortuga Resort...any information would be helpful. Are all the rooms oceanviews? Any floor better than the others (ground vs. the three floors above)? Any tips appreciated.... Thanks.
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We stayed at the East End in June at The Reef Resort. It is next-door to Morritt's. The Grand Resort and Tortuga Resort looked like one big resort to me. We walked over there a couple of times. We felt that the Reef was much nicer, the pools were nicer, and we were glad we didn't stay at Morritt's. Before we went, we were wondering if we should have chosen the Reef over Morritt's, but we're so glad we did. We walked over to the Morritt's pier and snorkeled over to the Reef pier; the current carries you along, and the snorkeling is great.
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The Reef Resort looks very nice, did you find it a problem (re: restaurants, activities, etc.) being away from the hub at 7 Mile Beach? We would probably rent a car and snorkeling is our main priority, but don't want to be too isolalted. Thanks, Sue
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Old Aug 10th, 2004, 04:35 PM
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If you have a car, and love to snorkel, The Reef is for you. We have stayed there twice, and 7MB twice, and we decided to return to The Reef because 7MB feels just too much like you are in the "states" due to the fast food places, traffic etc. There are nice tennis courts, beach volleyball, plenty of rental stuff, and excellent snorkeling at The Reef. We aren't huge night life people, but we do go to the 7MB area a couple of times each trip. Also, we did visit the Morritt's Grand/Tortuga resort. The "grand" buildings are newer and are located right next to the older Tortuga buildings. The newer grand buildings are tall, so if you don't want to get stuck always taking an elevator, ask for a lower floor. We looked at the rooms, and while they are nice at the Grand, we still really prefer The Reef. It's much smaller, less crowded and are a very high quality. We do go to Morritt's at night for the "fire eater" show. It was the exact same show we saw on 7MB. Hope this helps. (By the way, we just rent from The Reef, we didn't own a timeshare, and there were not any "sales" pitches.)
 
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We were there for 7 nights. The first night we had the BBQ on the beach at The Reef. We also ate at Portofino (about 10-15 minutes away from The Reef), Hard Rock cafe (about 45 minutes away), Outback Steakhouse (1 hour away), Pizza Hut (1 hour away), next-door at David's (at Morritt's), and again one night at the resort. We planned our trips over to the other side of the island so we would have other things to do in that area besides eat. We drove up to Rum Point (closer than if you are at 7-Mile) and chartered a boat that picked us up near Rum Point one day.

The snorkeling was awesome right off the beach.

If our children were younger, it might have been more of a problem being on the East End of the island; however, we loved it, and on the days we drove to the Seven-Mile area, we were very glad to get back afterwards to our more quiet area and resort.

If you stay at The Reef, you definitely need to rent a car.
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