Southern Cross Club
Travel Blogs from Little Cayman
Cycled the long, hot road to Point of Sand stopping at the creepy Tarpon Lake en route. Efforts were rewarded at the beautiful beach where we enjoyed a drift-snorkel spotting a nurse shark as we floated by in the current. Heading back to Grand wasn't so bad with dinner for us and the tarpon at The ...
Went diving with Reef Divers to two sites on the Bloody Bay Wall. First stop was Lea Lea's Lookout the highlight of which was a dramatic swim through to the wall and playing with the friendly grouper. Then we went on to Donna's Delight a pretty dive with loads of corals and small reef fish. Cycled round to the Sunset Bar in the ...
... Paul snorkelled all the way to the shore – saw BIG fish – Nassau Grouper the size of Finn – Barracudas and lots of beautiful fish. Then did a big explore on land.
We are going to head to Grand Cayman tonight as we can't bear another night of a rolling ...
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... was a fun car to drive I think it had kangaroo juice in it and no it wasn't my driving!!!!
We started to tour the island got lost a few times, yes there is only one road round the island!!! We where finished the island by 11.30am!! Yes a whole 3.5 hours to do the island and even get lost a few times.
The lighthouse we drove to was brilliant we even thought they might have a coffee shop there. Mmmmm how wrong we where see photo of the light house!
How has this inn rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Southern Cross Club Little Cayman
Wow, what a place!! We are just back from a wonderful stay at this unique property. As a diver I think the key for us the small dive boats. We enjoyed being on dive sites seeing the other boats carrying 20 +/- divers, while we only had 8-10 divers each day. Once you get over 10, the resort takes out a 2nd boat and there are even fewer people on board each boat. It made for a great diving vacation. One of the other types of guests (fly fishing) got us to take an afternoon and try what they call flats fishing. We just had a ball. We caught 9 species of fish and it was all catch and release. The food quality and selection was just superb, there was a seafood choice every night as well as a vegetarian. The staff was very attentive, yet not on top of you. We really felt for the 1st time, in a long time we were truly away from it all. No phones or TV in the room, with a unit right on the ocean. The diving itself is the best I have seen in the Caribbean. The island is small and missing all the marketing of most places, with just the right feeling of charm and personality. Put this island and resort on your places you must visit.
My husband and I stayed at Southern Cross in March 2005 for a week, and I was astonished to see the trip report that was so critical of the people who work there. We were there practically at the same time, and had a completely different experience.
My husband and I just returned from the trip of our lifetime. For us that entails a lot of adventure, but in a private, easy, headache free, but completely non-commercial setting. Not so easy to find.
My husband and I were really excited about going to Southern Cross because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor, in many web forums and dive magazines. Their web site promised great diving, relaxation and an award winning chef. We are foodies and it was our mission to do some great diving, sleep and eat great food. Southern Cross delivered on the diving and the accommodations - FANTASTIC diving just minutes from the resort by boat and the Dive guides were professional, knowledgeable and loads of fun. The chef went on vacation the day after we arrived and the management did nothing to prepare for his departure. The food was barely edible and we were paying top $$ for it. We voiced our concerns to the management and they did nothing. We voiced our concerns again to the owner - Peter Hillenbrand -it was not until the last day of our 7-day stay that he offered us a $500 discount. We left Southern Cross to eat at other resorts and the only bar on the island. Next time we go to Little Cayman we will stay at Pirate's Point resort where the hostess - Gladys - is great and serves up amazing food - she herself is a cordon bleu chef. As well, one could not swim from the beach at the hotel due to weeds - no mention of that on the web site.
Our family of four spent a week here after Christmas and enjoyed it very, very much. Definitely off the beaten path, but that's exactly what we wanted. A no-brainer dive vacation in a lovely setting. Our kids, 15 and 17, did their open water certification over two days. Jason and Steve, as divemasters/guides/instructors were fabulous. Very attentive and efficient. It was very windy when we were there so the boat rides to the dive sites were quite rough, but they usually found a calmer mooring and were very helpful in getting divers on and off the boat. The dive boat is moored on site and the dive guys handle all your your gear, change over tanks, provide towels, snacks, even slide your fins on for you if you've put your gear on in the wrong order! Dive sites had great visibility, lots of fish, coral and critters.
My Best Vacation Destination
This was my first and hopefully not my last stay at the wonderful Southern Cross Club, Little Cayman Island. In spite of hurricane Ivan the club is up and running with full staff and modern, clean, well furnished cottages with A/C if needed. Quiet serenity is the prevailing ambiance because this is a small intimate resort and I hope it stays that way. My dive package included three full gourmet meals a day and fruit and fresh water and snacks on the dive boat everyday. After a week one feels part of the family. I'm a new diver and now spoiled by the spectacular diving with two remarkably experienced, friendly and attentive dive instructors. According to my informal research the club is named for the constellation visible in the sky from January to July.
Just returned from 8 wonderful days at the SCC.My husband had the most wonderful dive experience ever. He couldn't say enough about the divemasters and the beautiful dive locations they took him too. I on the other hand am not a diver but had a great time. The location is the best with the bungalows right on the beach which were very nice. Very few cars on the island.Had the chance to get back to nature and enjoy the bicycling, kayaking,walking, and seeing all the animals, especially the iguanas.The folks at the Southern cross always made us feel like family and would do anything to make our stay better. Some of the food was a little spicy for me, but it was very good. Only one bad meal we had while we were there. But they do go out of there way if you need a special diet requirement. We will return again !
Southern Cross is a beautiful resort offering some of the finest diving in the world just a few minutes boat ride away. Friendly service, good food, clean cabanas, safe diving, what more can I say.
This is the way to unwind!
It may be a long way to go, but its worth it!. This is the way to unwind!
Our daily routine consisted of a 2 tank dive in crystal clear waters.
We couldn't get enough! We returned to a fabulous lunch, after which we retired to the hammock with a book, eventually the light breezes lulled us to sleep. We awoke to sounds of the ocean, our engines were charged.
Ready for cocktails and dinner by the pool.
The staff were warm and friendly, and the rooms were more than we expected. Each hut was only feet from the shoreline. I would recommend this to anyone who really wants to get away from it all!
Fabulous time at Southern Cross Club
Beautiful beachfront property, fabulous food and an extremely accomodating staff make the Southern Cross Club a great destination, especially if you are a diver. The water is very warm and the visability is amazing. The rooms are large, nicely furnished, very close to the water, and have A/C. You have use of kayaks and bikes, and there is a cute little island close by to kayak to and play Robinson Crusoe for the day. My hats off to Peter and his staff for the fabulous time.