Turtle Nest Inn
Travel Blogs from Grand Cayman
... through 'sea itch’ which is the local term for larvae of the Thimble jellyfish which sting when they touch the skin. Poor Tameka had been stung from top to toe but had to keep on swimming – they were calling out to us to come back and get them but we though they were just waving to say hi. Oops!
Luckily the stinging stops once you are out of water so Tameka rested up in the boat while the rest of us snorkelled over the ...
... the waves come in from two directions - a slight miscalculation nearly swamped us but some good rowing from Ali got us in safely!
Josh tried to catch some fish and we snorkelled a bit but it was quite rough so there wasn't much going on other than some enormous sea urchins to steer clear of.
It was a fun afternoon and we're all looking forward to tomorrow's adventure when we head to Panama for a few days
... so I didn't find anything that I just had to have so we left this area for a little sightseeing. One of the first places we came upon was Fort George.
At first I thought that the cannons were made out of paper mache' and just for looks, however they have signs on them that indicate they are from the original fort and were once very real.
I had read awhile back that this island is owned by Britain, however, I didn't expect that they would ...
... 8217;t really very green – at least most of them aren’t. I have no answer for that.)
The rum cake factory was more interesting than I had expected. The rum cake was very good, and there were some respectable blow holes on the seashore out back (the rum cake factory is a small house on the seashore). I got some great pictures of blow holes, and David bought a bottle of rum ...
... soda for a few days. Went to the liquor store across from the Westin and I spent about $20 on soda. The 12 pack of diet Coke, and four 20 ounce bottles was $19.19 US. Still cheaper than drinking soda on the ship though.
As we were walking to the bus stop a bus came by but it was packed. However they made room for the four of us and we were at the ship in about 15 minutes. After this easy experience navigating ...
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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.
A quiet, private getaway!
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.
Stargazing from the poolside lounges late at night was the greatest.
Sirius was a sparkly blue! Snorkeling off our beachfront, we were amazed at the beauty of a large turtle; also squid, flounder, and a large variety of coral. The specially prepared Indian curry dinner on the terrace was scrumptious. Everything was just lovely and we look forward to returning to the Turtle Nest Inn again.
Jim & Anne Sheahan Atlanta, Georgia November, 2003
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.
Not only is the TNI clean, well-furnished and tasteful, but the owners take it to another level with their friendly and courteous service.
They were our best source for information on restaurants, tourist attractions as well as more mundane things like the best place to buy groceries. The TNI is tops!