Fodor's Expert Review Pirates Point Resort

Pirates Point, , Little Cayman, KY3-2501, Cayman Islands Fodor's Choice

Comfortable rooms and fine cuisine make this hideaway nestled between seagrape and casuarina pines on a sweep of sand one of Little Cayman's best properties. There are 11 bungalow-style rooms, some air-conditioned, others swept by crosswinds through louvers; a 2018 refurbishment freshened the look. Walls duplicate the soft colors of a Caribbean dawn; floors and furnishings are immaculate. In true Caribbean getaway tradition, TV is banished to the main cottage (where Wi-Fi is available). This delightful retreat was the creation of the late effervescent owner Gladys Howard, whose down-home welcome belied her upscale meals. Gladys is irreplaceable, but her daughter Susan (along with the exemplary longtime staffers) has maintained the tradition of excellence and hospitality, hosting weekly champagne parties on the verandah of her adjacent home and playing dominoes after dinner. Weekly stays (preferred) represent huge savings, especially the dive packages, which include an open bar; guests who are not on dive packages just get wine with dinner.

PROS

  • fabulous food
  • fantastic beach
  • dynamic dive program
  • fun-loving staff and owner

CONS

  • everyone respects honeymooners' privacy
  • but this isn't a resort for antisocial types
  • tasteful rooms are fairly spare
  • occasional Internet problems
  • everyone respects honeymooners' privacy, but this isn't a resort for antisocial types
  • tasteful rooms are fairly spare
  • occasional Internet problems
  • tasteful rooms are fairly spare
  • occasional Internet problems
  • still some units without a/c

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green, Romantic, Service
Intimate
Beachfront
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 345-948–1010

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Sept.–mid-Oct., All-inclusive

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