If you're looking for the excitement and nightlife of Seven Mile Beach, this is not the place for you. What you will find here is peace and quiet. George and Maureen Davidson built their home along the edge of a small lagoon, once an old quarry. Now transformed into a welcoming B&B, it is a unique alternative to other accommodations on Grand Cayman. Maureen's bountiful breakfast should hold you until dinner. She changes the offerings every day, but breakfast will always include either bacon or sausage and some type of waffle or pancakes—blueberry or buttermilk are tasty—or the house specialty: sticky toffee soufflé. There is also lighter fare such as cereal, juice, yogurt, and fruit. Eat at tables with your fellow guests on a screened-in porch overlooking the lagoon and watch the white egrets walk along the edge of the water. From there you can also see the garden and the small pool with its appealing waterfall.
Grand Cayman› Hotel
Shangri La B&B
1 & 2 Sticky Toffee Lane
Our Rating Neighborhood West Bay Phone 345/526-1170 Prices US$119–US$199 doubles, US$299–US$349 2-bedroom apt Units 7 Amenities Pool, hot tub, AC, bicycles, beach towels and chairs, garden BBQ, free Wi-Fi Web site Shangri La B&B
Six individually named and decorated rooms have unique features, though all are good options. Some have balconies onto the pool deck, and others feature bathtubs, so read the descriptions carefully before you choose. All rooms are well maintained with fresh paint and feature overhead fans and AC. The beds are comfortable, some with dark, carved wood and four posters, others with draped and tied canopies. There’s cable television and free Wi-Fi in all the rooms. You may hear George and Maureen’s son, George Jr., a professional musician, playing the piano in the guesthouse.
The entire house can be rented for a special occasion for $999 in the high season. It's a lovely setting for a wedding, and it is possible to even conduct the ceremony on the grounds. There is also a free standing, beautifully appointed, two-bedroom apartment that sleeps six. Its rooftop terrace has views of the island all the way to Rum Point. The B&B is seven miles from George Town, nine miles from the airport, and less than three miles from the heart of Seven Mile Beach. They can arrange a 20 percent discount with a local car rental company, or it’s $2.50 to catch a bus into town or stop anywhere along the way.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.