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Trip Report Quick trip report - Grand Cayman. What a wonderful place!

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Thanks so much to everyone who helped me choose this as a travel destination. Grand Cayman ended up being an excellent destination for us and our toddler son. I was so relieved to find that it was very different from Jamaica, a place I would never choose to go again.

We stayed at Comfort Suites on 7MB, which is right next to the Marriott resort. Although I am typically used to more luxurious accomodations, this hotel was perfect for our needs with a young child, and having a "suite" room that had a separate bedroom off the living room/kitchenette area was perfect. The included breakfast was really nice, the pool (although on the small side) was very nice as was the poolside restaurant, Stingers. The path directly to the beach takes not even a minute to walk, and we spent most of our time on the beach. The hotel is very clean, there and the staff were super-friendly. All in all a great stay. I will say that right now, there is a tall condo building going up directly behind the pool area (slated to be done in June 09 according to the sign). The Marriott next door is also renovating their balconies so the construction noise at the pool was pretty bad. It didn't seem to affect us at all at the beach though, thankfully. Other than that, no complaints.

Grand Cayman's beaches are incredible! I am not typically an ocean swimmer but how can you not swim in water of this perfection? I could still see clear to the bottom up to my neck. Next time I will definitely buy some snorkel gear, I regret not doing that. The water there is amazing and the weather was perfection.

We did rent a car one day (Andy's rental car is directly across the street - very convenient) and visited the Boatswain's Turtle Farm and just did the shorter tour. I still found that to be a little pricey, but it's not often you get to see/handle sea turtles so we enjoyed the experience a lot. We explored the island a bit on the west side and then visited Georgetown, which i didn't care for at all since it is your typical cruise ship-tourist town.

As for restaurants, we pretty much stuck to the casual outdoor places because of our 2-year old. Coconut Joe's has a great jerk chicken sandwich, and Aqua Beach has a great grouper topped with pecan/crab dressing.

We've never vacationed before in the middle of winter, but I think we may need to make this a yearly habit! Absolutely loved it there and had a wonderful time.

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