Turtle Nest Inn
Travel Blogs from Grand Cayman
... a day trip to the infamous Stingray City. A sandbar 20min from the island to which tour boats took tourists to swim and feed the stingrays. We were both a little apprehensive with images of one of us being stabbed in the heart with a bar. But the animals were beautiful. Gliding through the water they swished up against you looking for food. A few tourists held them on top of the water while getting their photo and screaming in terror. Murray also took ...
... for some snorkeling. We get to our boat, and as we are waiting for the rest of the group we get a visitor; an iguana. One of the guides shews it off of the boat and back to shore as the final bus arrives. We start off as the head guide tells us the story of the location where we will be swimming with the rays. It is an interesting tale and a beautiful boat ride. The sun starts to peak out from behind the clouds as we head out to deeper water, but it ...
... moon rising behind us – glorious.
When we got back to the apartment we let off some more fireworks (just because we could!) but had no police visit us this time. We met an interesting Australian couple from a 2,500 acre station in Tamworth who were also visiting family. They knew a lot about Christchurch and the earthquakes and were really interested in our experiences. Not long ago they had a 3.8 which is unheard of so ...
... a swimmer came past freaking out about having been swimming further out by herself when it decided to hang around her!
On Sunday afternoon I played for Desrene's cricket team. It was my first game of cricket in about 20 years and my body sure felt it! Happily we won (particularly enjoyable given the number of Australians on the other team!) It was a fun afternoon although I just don't know how anyone plays competitive sport ...
... on the opposite side of the road. This made crossing the street kind of confusing as I kept expecting the cars to be coming from the other direction.
The town area that we were in was like a little town with shops, however the streets were full of traffic like a big city. It was too congested for my likings. Of course my husband found a Dairy Queen and I became really irritated because that was all he was interested in. I on the other hand ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Turtle Nest Inn Grand Cayman
Turtle Nest Inn is relaxed perfection
A perfect place to relax! Quiet and charming. Rooms are wonderfully spacious and the kitchens were well equiped with all the basics.
Marleine and Alain are gracious and generous hosts. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
Outstanding accomodations, world-class snorkelling, friendly atmosphere
Turtle Nest Inn was fabulous. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for spotless rooms, a gorgeous beach and the best snorkelling on the island! The owners make you feel right at home and are so accomodating.
Our stay at the Turtle Nest Inn was a quiet, delightful respite, so unlike the normally busy atmosphere at most vacation spots. We truly had a wonderful time. The Inn imparts a feeling of being in one's own private beach house, just steps from the pool and the ocean. The proprietors, Alain and Marleine, are gracious, accommodating hosts, who made our stay most enjoyable on this our 5th visit to the island.
Best Holiday Resort we've stayed at for several years
We have just returned from our first visit to Grand Cayman. Our stay at the Turtle Nest Inn was great from start to finish - in fact the best place we have stayed at in several years of Caribbean holidays. Would highly recommend the warm, friendly atmosphere and we will certainly be returning.
Our Carribbean home
On this snowy November day in the Midwest, we are already anticipating our 4th return to Turtle Nest Inn in January. This is the perfect place for anyone who wants to enjoy everything Grand Cayman has to offer -idyllic beach, stupendous snorkling, great food, delightful relaxation - without the tourist trappings of 7-Mile beach. The Inn is lovely - with every amenity anyone could want. Most importantly, the hosts are unfailingly hospitable to each and every guest. (And don't miss Marleine's dinners!)
If you want a relaxing holiday away from crowds and big hotels then the Turtle Nest Inn is for you! This is the best place to stay when you are in Grand Cayman. The hosts are wonderful, the location is perfect,the rooms are immaculate and the whole atmosphere is inviting and friendly.
I am going for my fourth stay in three weeks time and can hardly wait!!
I have my fifth visit already booked.
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The location was perfect for us and the amenities were excellent. Our only decision was whether to start our day with a swim in the ocean or the pool. We will be back and be at the Turtle Nest Inn.
We found the darling Turtle Nest inn by accident on the web. We booked it for our anniversary and LOVED it.The owners were so friendly and helpful. The grounds and rooms were spotless! The beach was very quiet and pristine. The beach walks were long and uncrowded. The family that runs it is superb and their kitty, "Vitamin" is a real asset and a public relations tool!!! We will be returning again for our anniversary on 12/5. Can't wait to go snorkeling. Lucy Stroud
Like Visiting with a Great Friend of Long Standing
Unbelievably delightful. Perfect for the laid-back, yet comfortable, holiday. Re-creation at its best. Spotless surroundings. Attentive, unintrusive hosts. We go back year after year, season after season, and will continue to do so as long as the incomparable Marleine and Alain (the host-owners) are willing to make others' time spent on Grand Cayman so utterly salubrious.
I write this review with mixed emotions. The Turtle Nest Inn (TNI) is a jewel that I might prefer to keep hidden but that wouldn't be fair to Cayman visitors interested in the finest accommadations, and even less fair to the owners and operators, Alain and Marleine. We stayed at TNI the first time we visited Cayman. We found the island so delightful - peaceful and laid-back - that we knew we'd be back. That decided, we looked around extensively for alternative lodging, only to discover that TNI is without peer on Cayman for our tastes. The location is in Bodden Town, off the beaten path - but not too far. We were able to spend a couple of days in the lively Georgetown scene, deep sea fishing, swimming with the sting rays, and visiting the other attractions in Cayman, but we could always return to the romantic isolation of the TNI. Much of the time we just hung out and wandered along the beaches there. In six days we saw no more than eight people on the beach, four of whom were locals and the others guests with us at TNI.