A Wonderful Place for a Big Family to Have a Memorable Time
Review by Kathleen
Our family of 18 - 10 adults and 8 teens and pre-teens - rented the Cayman Castle and Guesthouse for a week in June 2018. The booking process was great. All our questions were answered promptly, the charges were all explained up front and the price was very reasonable for what we got. The bedding arrangements were perfect for our group. The Cayman Castle and the Guesthouse are both very attractively furnished, clean and well kept-up. Everything we needed was there, including 3 sea kayaks which saw lots of use by our teens, and lots of places to relax. There\\\'s a grocery store and a liquor store a short drive away, and several restaurants within walking distance. Although we did encounter a couple of maintenance issues these were promptly handled by the property manager and the owner even stopped by the make sure we were taken care of. All of the Grand Cayman Villas & Condos properties that we saw when driving around the island looked very well-maintained. We\\\'d definitely use this company again and have recommended them to friends and relatives.
Cayman Castle - Beautiful Spot!!!
Review by Annie
This was definitely one of our best choices in the Caribbean particularly the east end of the island. Cayman Castle was a beautiful place to stay, the restaurants were casual with very good food , the activities were plentiful and the weather was phenomenal. On our list again for the future.
Cayman Castle Wedding
Review by Abby
Amazing week spent at the Castle and Guesthouse! The house was well kept and stocked with everything we needed! Private beach was perfect with some shade and chairs available. Main Pool was amazing. The kids enjoyed the kayaks and some snorkeling at the house. Often walked to Eagle Rays and Bamboo chopsticks! Recommend private charters that can be catered to your wishlist/points of interest (stingray, snorkeling, etc). Highly recommend!!
Review by Steve
We had an awesome time at the Cayman Castle! Our experience was fantastic and will be remembered forever. We hope to do it again someday! Highly recommended to anyone looking for a clean, well-kept, private home for a large group. Great snorkeling and diving. The 4 kayaks were used every day! Walking to Eaglerays and Bombay Chopsticks was a delight, and just up the road we had the best dinner at Tukka!
Great Family Vacation
Review by Gigi
Our family stayed at Cayman Castle (and guest house) for 2 weeks in June and were very pleased with the accommodations. The house is large enough to accommodate multiple families, view is beautiful, pool area works well with both sun and shade, diving convenient, (practically next door), kayaks for snorkeling a nice extra, loved the 2 large washers and dryers! Only negative was the lengthy drive to 7 mile beach and Georgetown but it\'s hard to have everything!
Fit for a King & Queen
Review by Woody
Every other year we take a \"family\" vacation..large group of 19. Ages ranging from 65-1. After much research The Castle was just what I was looking for..plenty of room & privacy. And let\'s not forget BEAUTIFUL. We were over the guest limit so I rented a 2 BR condo at the nearby (about 2 miles) Reef Resort for overflow. Worked out great for nephews with young children. The house is stunning & the view is breathtaking. All the modern amenities one would expect. Having private LARGE baths per BD was a major plus. The balconies overlooking the water are wonderful & the pool sitting area is huge with the convenience of \"walk into the sea\" stairs on lower walking path. A VERY LARGE mahogany/ceramic inlaid table on the second level balcony was used constantly, plenty of room for everyone!! The guest house was in itself a dream retreat!!!! And the grounds are meticulously kept and GORGEOUS. Flowers & lush tropical plants everywhere!! Comp Kayaks were used everyday & the kids loved it. Dive shop is a \"shells throw\" away. Only semi-negatives: AC controls are locked in at 73*..this may sound comfortable temp but it got somewhat warm in upper master and ground floor (oddly during the night for sleeping?) I know the cost of electricity is absurd & they have to control usage , but would have preferred a little cooler. The guest house stayed very cold. The beach is not the greatest at this site..being on the east end of the island this is the first land where debris drifts onshore.. And seaweed..the water is not slick calm & has patchy grass bottom. We never swam here & opted to go down the road a ways to RUM POINT!!! PICTURE PERFECT WATERS!! A NOT TO MISS AREA! IDEAL SNORKELING!!! Being on the East end the location is removed from the hub of Georgetown (45 minute drive) RUM POINT is about 20 minutes away & very very nice.
Best Friends Trip to Paradise
Review by Ronnie
We booked this trip 6 months in advance and every day till we left for our trip we kept looking at pictures of the castle. It did not disappoint us the castle is absolutely beautiful. We had 13 of us for our trip 8 adults and 5 teenagers. So the 5 bedroom house plus the guest house with 2 bedrooms was the perfect accommodations. I planned things out very well ahead of time had the house stocked with food before we arrived which made things so much easier. Just show up and the vacation started. A ll of us jumped right into the water of the back of the house and swam out to the coral reef which is only about 500 yards out. It is one of the best dive spots on the island. Each morning we either swam out to that spot or took one of the kayakes which there are four out to the coral reef. The house is everything it looks like in the pictures.The pool off the deck is amazing and we spent so much of our time just in that pool no one ever wanted to leave the house. The chairs that are placed on the two lower decks is where we spent every night. The location for the house is wonderful a very quite part of the island with some great resturants very close by. The dive shop which is Ocean Frontiers is very close we walked to it each day. They had a great staff and we all went on many dives together as a group. This was a wonderful trip for all of us and we do hope to go back next year. All everyone kept saying the entire week is it does not get better than this. The house is not just on the beach it is out in the ocean. The Cayman Castle is a wonderful place to take family or friends on an amazing vacation. 4 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Comfort 5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Check-in 5 of 5 stars Service Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely! Recommended for: a romantic getaway, and luxury-minded travelers
Review by Dan
Our trip to the Cayman Castle was incredible. If you value your privacy and space, I don\'t think you will find a better place on the island. My wife and I, plus our 5 kids aged 9-16, plus my parents in their early 70\'s stayed at the Castle for one week. There was plenty of space for all of us, and none of us wanted to leave at the end! There are so many areas to enjoy on the property it was almost hard to find time to enjoy them all within a week. The kitchen is large and very nice to cook in. We found it much more convenient to prepare our own meals than to eat out. We didn\'t want to leave the house! The house sits on a point and has more than 180 degree views that never get old. The rooms were very comfortable and the house was well decorated. The property\'s kayaks were also a huge hit - we used them every day to explore the ocean in front of the house. If you are ambitious, there are some amazing snorkel spots that are a ways out. We also enjoyed the incredible close proximity of the Ocean Frontiers Dive Shop. We booked snorkeling and diving trips with them, as well as a trip to Sting Ray City. The dive shop is top notch! We started our trip at the Ritz Carlton on 7 mile beach for one night, then spent a week at the Castle, then spent one more night on 7 mile beach at the Marriott. We found it interesting to compare the hotel style vacation on 7 mile beach with the private home style vacation on the east end. And while the hotels were very nice, they did not compare in any way to our stay at the castle. We want to go back and do it all over again! It was a perfect vacation.
Review by Lila
Great location. Beautiful view. Awesome sunrise!! All in all perfect trip
Review by Ted
We came to Grand Cayman for a dive trip -- there is no better place to stay than the Castle! We dove with Ocean Frontiers, a short drive from the Castle. We ate at Eagle Rays at least once a day! Ron at Tukka took great care of our group when we came for dinners. It was a little rainy during our trip, but the sun finally came out at the end of our trip. The castle had its own beach as well as an entrance right into the water behind the house. We kayaked, paddle boarded, and snorkeled right behind the Castle. GRAND CAYMAN IS BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for all the love
Cayman family get together
Review by Rhonda
16 of our family members spent 6 days at this beautiful property. We used the main house along with the guest house for our crew. The house was spacious and provided great space for everyone to gather together. The layout also made it possible for folks to have space away as well. The kitchen was supplied very well. We did have a couple of challenges with the property. However as soon as I brought the challenges to the property managers they resolved the same day. I was very impressed. The property is away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist side of the island but close to a few good restaurants and a grocery. We were within walking distance of a dive shop. We had several divers in our group so it was a perfect location for that activity. We had two pools and a private beach. There were 4 kayaks on the property. There was a reef not too far off the shore. Folks would kayak to the reef and snorkle not far from the beach. Most thought the snorkeling there was almost as good as snorkeling at other spots we drove to. We had a great week. I would absolutely recommend this property.... Especially if you cherish downtime from the rat race.
Most Favorite Vacation Yet!
Review by EB
Loved the Cayman Castle! It was wonderful having so much peace & quiet on the east end. There as plenty of space for all 18 of us... ages 2 1/2 - 76! we loved cooking together, swimming, sitting & eating on the deck, playing games & celebrating our parent\'s 50th wedding anniversary together. Such a wonderful week! We recommend Tukka, Italian Kitchen and Big Tree BBQ.
It's Like A Real Castle
Review by Patty
Family summer trip and our kids couldn't believe we were staying in a castle! They loved every minute of the trip and haven't stopped asking "when are we going back?" We hope to book the Castle for the Christmas next year but this time we'll rent the guesthouse too!
Vacation like royalty at the Cayman Castle!!!
Review by Robin
This was our second trip to the Cayman Castle- I would go back again and again . The location is ideal - 20 minutes from the airport , a private beach, perfect views , and yet close enough to Seven Mile beach if you want to go there . The size of this house is perfect for several couples or a few families . It is a sprawling, multi -level layout in which you can gather together indoors and/or outside or you can find a private spot to be alone, even with a full house . This castle has all you need to enjoy staying here all week or is situated perfectly if you want to venture out and explore the island . For a getaway , I would venture to Rum Point or Kaibo Beach and for some good fun grub I would recommend the TACO CANTINA OR TUKKA . just a walk away from your castle . The island has so much to offer or you can chill all week like a member of the royal family . Enjoy your stay !
Thank you Robin! Glad you guys enjoyed your stay! Please come back again soon!!! --Scott
Review by KW
The Kahle/White extended family had a great weekend celebrating Kim\'s 80th and her son/daughter-in-laws anniversary. Jet skiing was involved, learning to master the roundabouts & live with the roosters! Lovely place! Tukka\'s is a great place for lunch or dinner. We will carry very fond memories back to various parts of the US. 🙂 Everything was perfect!
Exceeds All Expectations
Review by Leo
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home! We were able to make many memories here. My fiance and I brought 2 other couples with us and we had the time of our lives. The food on the island was probably the best food I\'ve ever had. Wish we could have stayed longer than a week, but we will be back for longer next time.
Review by Lauren
Not much to say that hasn\'t already been said. The Castle is amazing!! First time pulling up in the driveway we were all awestruck by the shape of the home, the views, and of course the pool. I will recommend renting a van for larger groups. We had rented two cars and it would have been easier to just rent a large van for all of us to get around. We walked to Eagle Ray\'s for breakfast which was only a short distance away. Had dinner at The Lighthouse which served some tasty pasta dishes and pizza. We also ate or should I say drank at Tukka. One thing I wish we did was book a snorkel charter. By the time we arrived at check-in they were booked solid for the week. Overall, it was a great time and a great house!!
First Time in Cayman
Review by DD
This was our first trip to the Caymans and we fell in love! When you pull into the Castle driveway, you just feel like royalty. The weather was beautiful for our entire trip. We adored the open living/kitchen space and utilized it almost every day. Each of our kids were able to get their own room too. Before arriving we booked a charter through Silver Thatch and took our kids to Stingray City and Starfish point. We even had time to get our eldest diving certified with Ocean Frontiers. We ate dinner at Tukka, Taco Cantina, Over the Edge, and celebrated my wife\'s birthday with a dinner on the water at the Lighthouse. Thank you for all the memories! We will definitely be back... hopefully with more family!!
East End Paradise
Review by Alice
First of all, the pics don\'t do this place justice. It\'s a stellar home top to bottom. The lone complaint I had was lack of hot water but that\'s more my personal preference as no one else in my family complained about it. Loved the sun decks just above the waves. Great place to hang out and soak up some sun before jumping in the pool to cool off!! The nearby beach was nice too. It felt like we were the only ones around as we hardly ever saw soul. We used the kitchen a ton. They keep a bunch of plates, pots and pans stocked in the cabinets. We ate out a few times at Tukka for dinner--Ron the owner is quite the character. Definitely one of the better family vacations we\'ve had. Hope to return soon!
2nd Visit to the Castle
Review by JW
This was our 2nd visit to Cayman Castle. We travelled with 5 adult couples this time. Last time we brought 3 couples & 10 little girls. Let\'s just say this trip was much more relaxing! We so enjoyed the pool and the kayaks here. We ate dinner at Italian Kitchen 3 times; it was delicious and the service was wonderful! Tukka was also very enjoyable, especially for a birthday celebration! Hope to return very very soon!!!
Escaping the Cold
Review by RL
We are 10 Michiganders escaping the coldest, most brutal winter in years! Our trip is a most generous and most appreciated gift from out \"leader\" - a long time friend. When her invitation arrived last summer, no one hesitated a second. Thank you, thank you Karen! Though the weather was a bit dreary at times, the Castle ambience and being with friends more than made up for the lack of sun. Memorable meals, patio cocktails, conversations on every topic...
Review by DK
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with us! We enjoyed cooking in the large kitchen, coffee each morning to this gorgeous view and spending countless hours by the beach & pool making memories! The whole family (ages 8 months - 81 years) had a really great time!
A Perfect Vacation!
Review by DO
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with us! We enjoyed cooking in the large kitchen, coffee each morning to this gorgeous view and spending countless hours by the beach and pool making memories! The whole family (ages 8 months - 81 years) had a really great time!!
New Years at the Castle!
Review by Jacob
Group of friends on island to ring in the new year. Looked at other homes but ended up at the Castle due to our group\'s size--rented the guesthouse too. Great home with a unique layout!! Everyone was comfortable with plenty of room to spread out. Close to several restaurants which helped since none of us wanted to cook. Decent location to Rum Point for day trips and pit stops at the Kaibo for early dinners. Glad we pre-ordered our wine and beer! Saved us a bunch of time by avoiding trips to the store!!
Review by Sherry
First time on Grand Cayman and we couldn\'t have picked a better home. The house was well maintained with comfy furniture and tasteful decor. The pool area and sun decks were incredible. We also had our own private beach at the end of the driveway. We ate nearly every meal on the terrace overlooking the water--so sublime! Wish we had time to use the kayaks and paddleboards, maybe next time.
Wonderful family vacation
Review by John
This is our second trip to Cayman Castle. We take the family to the Caribbean every other year. The grandkids age one to fifteen requested we return to Cayman Castle. This is our sixth trip and the first time there was a request to go back to the same place.!
Amazing and Enchanting
Review by Laura
Cayman Castle is an excellent home! We were extremely happy with the property. The amenities were amazing with high end furnishings , great linens, plenty of beach towels, everything we could want!The kitchen is nicely equipped - there wasn\'t anything we felt we needed during our stay.
The booking process with Grand Cayman Villas was no fuss. Any questions we had were answered right away.
We never wanted to leave the Castle because it was so enchanting. We did go to Rum Point beach a few times to enjoy the wonderful water and cocktails.
Review by Garrett
Our stay in the caymans castle and guesthouse was simply phenomenal. everything is even better than the pictures. the house has everything that you need or could want. from a FULLY stocked kitchen to additional supplies...you\'ll want for nothing. our chef found everything in great order and great supply. the infinity edge pool is great for lounging and taking in the scenery as well as the multiple patios. with 12 adults we never felt like we were on top of each other because the property is incredibly spacious. we did not want to leave and are already planning our return. the entire process from reservation to check in was incredibly smooth. guests are strongly encouraged to rent a vehicle.there\'s a mini grocery store about 10 minutes away as well as a liquor store. in addition we discovered the italian kitchen which opens at 5 daily and will deliver to the castle. we are fortunate and blessed to have stayed in the castle. special thanks to the entire grand cayman villas team.
What a wonderful week
Review by Graham
After a week of debating between hotels or homes and which side of the island we chose to stay at the Cayman castle. We were concerned about not staying on the tourist side of the island, and difference in beaches but after spending time on both sides we were very pleased with our decision. 3 decks/balconies, pool, gorgeous sitting area in shade by pool we had quite the relaxing time on property, never wanted for anything. I was beyond impressed with the professionalism and thoroughness of the management company. Between the app and staff I had all the information to be prepared for my trip. While there were only two of us, there was plenty of room for 5 couples or children. Home is gorgeous with the right balance of island décor and modern amenities. Restaurants and areas of interest were more enjoyable on this side of the island, we prefer to understand the charm of an island over visiting a Margaritaville. Will be going back again and probably bring a few other friends. Highly recommend for a vacation or special event