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Dive Review of Little Cayman Beach Resort in
Cayman Islands

Little Cayman Beach Resort: "Its an awesome place", Oct, 2018,

by Steven Y Davidson, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10645 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We left Atlanta and landed in Grand Cayman and to our great surprise found the new terminal in progress in Grand Cayman. Itís nice. We shortly boarded the prop plane to Brac, changed planes and landed in Little Cayman shortly afterward.

We arrived to find the new lobby they built in the gift shop building and the restaurant and old lobby has been stripped to the studs. The new lobby is nice and I suspect the new restaurant will be too.

They served meals in a converted meeting room. The food was good but not up to their normal standards. All meals were served buffet style in hotel pans. Breakfast included fruit, a big pan of scrambled eggs, sausage and what tasted to me, and others, like rancid bacon. They also had an omelet station available. Once they served pancakes and another day they had French toast. Most meals were average with some below par and some excellent exceptions. They would occasionally run out of food items on the buffet and it took them too long to replenish it. But no one went hungry even if they didnít get what they wanted.

Early in the week, the dining room was plagued by flies. Baffled why we were battling flies inside an air conditioned dining room, we finally noticed that they propped open the back door to the kitchen in the mornings. It is bizarre to me that they donít understand the health hazards of allowing flies to gather in the kitchen. Someone must have taken control later in the week as the problem lessened.

We didnít get any rum punch vouchers this time although they did have the rum punch party later in the week. Cost cutting I guess, but with the bar prices up to over $15 US with tip for a small plastic cup with a couple dollars of alcohol and fruit juice, they would be better off using them as a teaser. Most of us bought a bottle of Seven Fathoms rum at the airport, and I bought a bottle of coconut rum and fruit juice mixers from the store. And I didnít have a huge bar bill to pay.

The rooms were awesome; the staff was great and the diving superb. Weather kept us, and all the other dive boats, on the south side for four days and while the reefs were healthy, we didnít see much until we did an afternoon dive on the Soto Trader and the reef a few hundred feet away. There we saw a pair of eagle rays, a huge sting ray, a big barracuda, we saw a few of those during the week, and the largest lionfish I had ever seen. We concluded that the reefs on the resort side of the island are so heavily dived that the bigger marine life just avoids them. We did two dives on the north side on Sunday and two on Thursday. Itís always better on the north side.

LCBR is still my favorite place to go diving but the wife went deaf and has a service dog now. The resort will not allow service dogs. So this might be my last trip to LCBR.

Websites Little Cayman Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Cocos Island, Tahiti, Fiji, Cozumel, Cayman, Utila, Roatan, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 85-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limited to 110. Bottom times limited to 50 or 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Regina roberts in CA, US at Nov 12, 2018 23:22 EST  
Thanks for a very helpful review. Little Cayman is on my bucket list. I wonder if fall is a better time to avoid it due to the winds/possible storms.
By report author: Steven Y Davidson in FL, US at Nov 13, 2018 08:31 EST  
The best time to dive the Caribbean, as well as LCBR, is during the summer.
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