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Please review my itinerary for my Grand Cayman trip...

Old Feb 9th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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I agree if I were going to pick from what you've asked, I'd do the wharf too. Papagallo was not our cup of tea. A lot of money for the food [and service - geez, I'm all for island time, but that was a bit much]. The wharf is nice, but not extravagent. If going to the Wharf, call ahead and make reservations and ask to have a table by the water held.

I will agree though, if going somewhere for a nice night out, I'd pick the Lighthouse as well.
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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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We enjoyed The Wharf so much that we ate there three times in one week!
The Reef was also nice, but had to move inside because flies swarmed our food when it was served - but the sea bass was excellent!! Coconut Joe's serves a great, inexpensive breakfast - loved their hash brown casserole!
We also had a good lunch at the Westin and at the Hyatt. Please rent a car and explore the entire island - you can't get lost - it's not that big. Rum Point is beautiful and we had a great lunch at the restaurant/bar on the beach. I do wish we would have had our suits along that day so we could have gone into the water - it's so clear there. Enjoy your trip!
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Old Feb 10th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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We're probably going to rent a scooter and spend a day hitting Smith's cove, Rum Point, etc. I know the group will have a chartered boat where we'll snorkel more and do stingray city.

I'm still undecided about Pampered ponies...

I wanted to do Edoardo's but it's not ocean front and that's part of the fun of being on an island. I'm from the midwest so oceans are pretty cool. ;o)

Has anyone been to Grand Old House?

I'm probably wrong, but the Lighthouse just looks a little 'fake' to me? Most people love it, so it's probably just me.

The Wharf seems to get mixed reviews. I saw the wedding special on the Travel channel it looks like it's a great wedding destination but the chairs are plastic.

Sometimes I obsess a little too much.

Trish
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Old Feb 11th, 2006, 05:17 AM
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Trish,
The Lighthouse is anything but fake. It is truly one of the best restaurants on GC. It's a bit out of the way from 7MB and many people who don't rent cars never get to experience it. You really won't be disappointed and the views from there are awesome.

You mention renting a scooter and going to Rum Point. I would rent a car instead. It's a long drive up there if your staying on 7MB.
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Old Feb 12th, 2006, 12:14 AM
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Thanks for info. I'll look into renting a car instead and re-consider the lighthouse.
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Old Feb 15th, 2006, 01:27 AM
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Anyone have opinions on treehouse restaurant? or Rum Point Restaurant? Thinking of dinner there as we're going to be at Rum Point all day Friday?

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Old Feb 15th, 2006, 03:42 AM
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The Treehouse restaurant no longer exists, as far as I know. Ivan took care of it, unfortunately.

If it were me, and was spending a full day at Rum Point, I'd eat lunch at the Wreck Bar [you are not allowed to bring food to the beach there]. Good jerk chicken sandwich...even the fish and chips are pretty good there. OR, since you rented a car to do this, I'd take a break from the beach...drive the coastline, snorkel at Queen's Monument or take a picnic lunch in the car [buy a styro cooler at Hurleys or Fosters] and head off for some seclusion, starfish, and beauty at Ivory Kai.

For dinner, I'd try Portofino's or the Lighthouse since I was out that way [well, we stay out that way...but you know what I mean].

The food at the Kaibo isn't all that impressive, or wasn't last time we were there, and they only had the beach bar open, not the restaurant upstairs.

I have some photos of the area, and would post them, if I could here.

You are going to have so much fun. 5 days til Provo for me!!! I am going to have so much fun too!!!
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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I'm so excited 20 days away! I'm making my ressies and wanted to go over them with you all...
1st night dinner @ Blue [at Ritz] on the balcony.
2nd night the Lighthouse
3rd night Calypso Grill
4th and Final night [boo hoo] the Reef Grill [live music afterwards too]

One day we're renting a car to head to Rum Point and explore the island a little on the way to and from. Of course, snorkel and hang out at Rum Point. Ivory Kai to see starfish. Eden Rock to snorkel... Lunch and drinks at Wreck bar. Hammocks. Hoping to hit the Tortuga Rum Factory and sample and buy cakes. [or skip and buy at airport??] The Wharf has happy hour that evening that we'll try to hit [time permitting]. This is the night we're planning on going to the Lighthouse for late dinner. Probably trying to cram too much into this day...might end up just loafing and snorkeling at Rum Point.

Another day, the group usually does a charter boat where I'm assuming we'll hit stingray city/sandbar.

So sad, we have to head to airport so won't be able to hit the Westin Brunch. Boo Hoo.

We're going to do a couples' stone massage at the spa [hubby's request]. Probably skipping the horse thing. Just not enough time.

Thanks so much!!
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 06:21 PM
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Trish,

Please take the time when finished to write up a trip report.

I think your itinerary looks fine.

We buy the rum at the airport duty free, but we usually end up buying our cakes at the Tortuga store near the Turtle Farm [after eating enough samples to choke a horse].

We both seem to remember that the cakes were cheaper at the airport than the store, but bad us...we really don't pay that much attention to what they cost. Something we both just realized! Yikes.

I'd also like to suggest that if you get the time stop by the Antica Gelataria. Wonderful Gelato. The family that owns it are delightful. We somehow find a way to stop by here regularly each year!

Have the best time.

4 days to Turks and Caicos for me...first timer!

We're both in for a good time!

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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 07:20 PM
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I can't wait to hear your trip report from T&C. You are going to love the water. It is such a beautiful color.
Just enjoy the relaxed 'island time'. ;o)
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I'M TRAVELING THERE IN MARCH WITH TWO SMALL CHILDREN..WHERE ARE THE BEST "LAGOONS/COVES" TO TAKE THEM TO SWIM ON THE ISLAND...WE'RE STAYING AT THE REEF RESORT...THANK YOU ALL.

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Old Feb 19th, 2006, 04:36 PM
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I've heard Rum Point and Smith's Cove are shallow. Also Stingray City has a sandbar area that's shallow.

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Old Feb 19th, 2006, 04:38 PM
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Thanks everyone!!
I have booked all my dinner ressies, made my various other ressies and am now anxiously awaiting my trip. Thanks for all the help. I will definitely post a trip report upon return.
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Old Feb 19th, 2006, 04:48 PM
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Please don't forget Seymore's jerk chicken by the airport if you need a quick lunch. It was sooo good. Just some people barbequing up chicken and serving it out of a hut. Bring your own cold beers.
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