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Friday, December 17, 2010


The Beachcomber gets a number of requests from couples who want to be married on Beachcomber beach. We do have a policy of looking at each request,"on an individual basis". The wedding plans do need to include 25 or fewer guests, 3 or more villas must be reserved and the wedding dates need to coincide with a 'low occupancy' time.

Recently, guests, Meghan and Ben's wedding plans fit within the guidelines at Beachcomber and we were able to be a part of a most beautiful family time. Meghan and Ben were kind enough to give Beachcomber permission to share their wedding photos. It was truly a gorgeous and touching ceremony, I am sure you will agree once you take a look at this awesome slide show of the ceremony on Beachcomber beach, wedding photos of the couple at Camana Bay / Beachcomber Villa # 5 and the reception after the ceremony at LUCA restaurant (wedding guests walked the few minutes down the beach for dinner at LUCA!)

This beautiful day was made possible by the planners at Octopus Events,, LUCA restaurant and photos by Rebecca Davidson of 'Picture This' of course the most gorgeous beach location on Grand Cayman: The Beachcomber Seven Mile Beach!!

The families are already making plans to return next year, we at Beachcomber are so happy to have been part of making this lovely couple's special day so memorable!
Congratulations Meghan and Ben! Can't wait til next year...
See you on the Beach!

Friday, December 10, 2010


It's Christmas time on the island! What Cayman lacks in snowflakes, it makes up for in thousands of colored lights! From the town centers to the residential areas, everyone goes all out with bright lights - a sight to see especially when flying in during the evening hours. Do take the time to plan a night time drive around the island - you will be amazed at the detailed light displays!

When here this season make sure you plan to visit Camana Bay, the newly developed town center, offering 5 restaurants, a deli, coffee shop, ice cream parlour, movie theatre, retail shops all within a beautiful upscale, island-style setting.

On certain nights of the season it actually snows throughout the open air paseo! Beautiful lighted fountains add to the festive fun. Moonlight and Movies is another fun kid friendly passtime offered some evenings at Camana Bay. The Wednesday Market Night is fun for local crafts, food, steel pan music. Just a lovely place to take a leisurely stroll through and enjoy all the sights.

Another fun and festive place to see holiday displays is at the Ritz Carlton resort - The Ritz is just a 5 minute walk up the beach from Beachcomber and the friendly staff at the Ritz makes all visitors feel welcome. The Ritz is always decked out in its holiday finest - fun to walk through the common areas to see the spectacular floral arrangements, art gallery, displays. Go up for an evening cocktail or try any one of the 6 fabulous restaurants. Go for lunch at Periwinkles then head to Silver Rain spa for a luxurious spa treatment or plan a set of tennis on one of the 4 courts offered (1 grass and 3 clay). The Ritz offers a wide variety of children's programs as well,the Ambassador of the Environment program is not only fun for the kids but educational - depending on the choice of activity you choose. On some evenings the Ritz offers open air movies for families, next to Periwinkles restaurant - marshmellow roasting included! The Teddy Bear Tea is offered from Dec 18 12:00 - 2:00 for families with young children. The Ritz just knows how to make everything special!

If you are here December 26, think about participating in the, always popular, "Dashing Through the Sand" beach fun run. It's all about the tee shirt and having fun, fun, fun - free breakfast at the end! 7:30 AM behind Grand Cayman Beach Suites (the old Hyatt) and ending with breakfast at Tiki Beach (Public Beach). If it's too early to get up and out... at least cheer on the participants as they pass by Beachcomber! It's a very Jolly bunch!
Wherever you are spending the holidays - we send our very "warmest" wishes to you all for a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year, and hopefully, in the not too distant future..... See you on the Beach !

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving CAYMAN STYLE !

While Thanksgiving is not a holiday in the Cayman Islands ( Cayman Islands are a British Territory) many of the local restaurants do offer the traditional American Thanksgiving meals in honor of the many American visitors.

Here are just a few choices that I have personally enjoyed and can attest to - all are just a short distance from Beachcomber. Please note: orders / reservations must be made by November 22.One of my favorites and the best value is the Thanksgiving Take Out dinner offered by Foster’s Food Fair – @ US$ 86.00 you receive:
A choice of: A 10 – 12 lb roast Turkey or 6 -8 lb Glazed ham (I’ve had both… hard to choose)
A choice of 3 sides: Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli Casserole, Buttered Corn, Rice & Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Fried Plantain. Also includes gravy, cranberry sauce & dinner rolls.
A choice of (1) Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie - Pick Up at The Strand Plaza
ph: 345-945-4748

Next up is Chicken Chicken – Caribbean Wood Roasted Turkey Dinner for 6 – 8 @
CI $ 112.00 / US$ 136.50

(1) 10 lb Wood Roasted Turkey
Garlic & Herb Mash Potato or Rice, Aunt Dee’s Stuffing,Sweet Potatoes
Homemade Gravy, Cranberry sauce w/hint of fresh orange, Carib. Cornbread
Choice of (1) Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie
OR – You may order individual dinners @ CI $ 15.50 / US$ 18.50 per dinner
Order by Nov 22 and pick up from Chicken Chicken in West Shore Plaza
ph: 345-945-2290

The nearest restaurant to Beachcomber is the popular Edoardo’s Restaurant – Edoardo’s will be offering a Traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving night. For Reservations call: 345-945-4408

The Ritz Carlton lives up to it’s glitzy name when it comes to dining at Thanksgiving!
The Restaurant “7” offers a Thanksgiving Buffet 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ CI$ 95
/US$ 115.00 for Adults and Children 3 – 12 CI$ 35 / US$ 42.50 Call: 345-815-6200 for reservations.

The Ritz also offers “Turkey to Go” for 6 people @ CI$ 260 / US$ 317.00 + 20% Grats. + $25 delivery chg. This scrumptious and perfectly packaged dinner includes:
Island Greens Salad, West Indian Curried Pumpkin Bisque
Dark Rum & Citrus basted Free Range 10 lb Turkey
Kumquat & Cranberry Sauce, Giblet Gravy
Jamaican spiced rum Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts, Acorn Squash, Mashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Pie & Apple Cheesecake
Order by Nov 22 call: 345-815-6043 for Pick up or Delivery between 10 AM – 4 PM
For Ritz Holiday Dining see:

Nothing compares to a lovely homemade (take out!) Thanksgiving Dinner served on a patio overlooking the Fabulous Caribbean Sea surrounded by family and friends!
Plus you are only steps from a large Flat Screen TV offering any number of Thanksgiving Football games (in case you are traveling with avid fans!)

We look forward to spending the Holidays with our Beachcomber guests and we will hope that you make it an annual Cayman celebration!
See you on the Beach!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Favorite Cayman Island Activity!

You must know that when visiting the Cayman Islands, the main point of interest is
going to be the crystal clear, warm Caribbean Sea. It is something you must see to believe!

As a certified diver, I have to say, I have seen some pretty amazing sights 100 ft below the water’s surface – but – at those depths, the viewing time is limited. (more on the fabulous diving later)
But Snorkeling…. You can see just as amazing sights at just 6 – 10 ft below the surface.
And the best part - it’s Free! All you need is a mask, fins, snorkel and there is no limit to the time spent floating quietly across the calm surface. You will never get bored being part of a living aquarium!

Lucky for Beachcomber guests, some of the best snorkeling can be found right off Beachcomber beach! With the sandy bottom and gently sloping (no rocks /broken coral) entry into the sea, it is a snap to just don your gear and glide off into the warm water.
You won’t find much of a ‘coral reef’ off Beachcomber beach, what you will find are occasional large coral heads or large rock formations that are home to lobster, spotted eels, grouper, schools of yellowtail snapper, puffer fish and many other assorted tropical fish. These areas provide protection to these sea creatures, so take your time and look in all the little nooks and crannies.

What you will see in the open sand areas are sea turtles, stingrays, schools of squid, an occasional conch and my favorite ‘funny looking’ fish, the Flounder! Don’t be in a hurry, as you might miss some interesting creature that blends in perfectly with the surrounding sea bottom!

Just a reminder – The area around Beachcomber / 7 Mile Beach, is a protected Marine preserve, so, no fishing/ lobstering in this area. Also there are boat / jet ski restrictions so that the area is safe for swimmers and snorkelers!

I would love to hear from any Beachcomber guests – what/where are some of the creatures you have seen snorkeling off Beachcomber beach? Let us know.
For more Snorkeling Tips:

See you on the Beach!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Home is where you plant your Beach Umbrella!

Welcome to your island, ‘Home Away from Home’! Beachcomber condos provide everything you need to have a relaxing beach holiday.

Time to grab that big yellow and white beach towel and head down to the beach. Once there you will find plenty of 12’ beach umbrellas (they are movable too) over 100 beach lounge chairs available, 2 spacious 10’ X 12’ thatched huts or choose nature’s own; a gently swaying palm tree, to relax under.

Just a reminder – Grand Cayman is just 20 degrees North of the Equator, so, the concentration of ultraviolet & other rays from the sun is more intense. Without sunscreen, visitors can get a bad sunburn in a very short time. Just make sure to apply sunscreen before you hit the beach – don’t forget those hard to reach areas: ears, back of neck, backs of legs, top of the feet, all of the back (sprays are best for this).

When snorkeling or floating in the sea/pool, the cool water has a magnifying effect and swimmers don’t feel the heat, until back on shore! Snorkeling with a tee-shirt on is helpful. Reapply sunscreen after being in the water. Try to go easy for the first few days, go out early am and late pm. You don’t want to spoil a wonderful island holiday with a bad sunburn!

See you on the Beach!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Getting to The Beachcomber - Seven Mile Beach

Okay… You’ve confirmed your reservations for your stay at The Beachcomber! Now it’s time to arrange for flights. You have a choice of airlines to choose from:
Cayman Airways – American Airways – US Airways – Continental Airways – Delta Airways – Air Canada – British Airways –
For any and all information about Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport, visit:

Remember: ALL visitors (infants too) must have a valid passport when traveling to Grand Cayman.

During your flight you will be given 2 forms to fill out before arrival: One form for Customs and one for Immigration. The Immigration form asks for the address of the place you will be staying: The Beachcomber – 933 West Bay Road – Seven Mile Beach.

Before you know it your plane will be making the abrupt landing on Grand Cayman. Yes, the pilots do make good use of the airplane’s brakes! It’s a fairly short runway, so expect to use your foot to assist the pilot in coming to a stop!

You’ll go through the Immigration line, collect your luggage, go through the Customs line and then exit the small terminal. Typically it takes about an hour to complete the airport arrival process – From exiting the plane to arrival at Beachcomber! You’re almost to the beach!

If you are taking a cab to The Beachcomber – there is a Taxi dispatcher located right outside the terminal as you exit. The dispatcher will get your taxi and give you a ticket stating the fare to Beachcomber. The fares are a standard, set rate. To Beachcomber:
1 – 3 riders – US$ 22.50 4 – riders – US$ 30.00 6 riders – US$ 45.00 the fare includes 2 pieces of luggage per person. If there is more luggage, the fare increases. All cabs are large vans, so there is plenty of space for a party of 6. You are now just 10 – 15 minutes away from the beach!

Some guests have arranged for a rental car at the airport location. If that is the case, you will need to walk out the terminal, then walk to the left – past the departure area – about 100 yards across the street from the terminal. This process will take a little longer… I always suggest to first time guests to just hop in the waiting cab and get to The Beachcomber as quick as possible. You can always arrange for a rental car once you are settled in at Beachcomber. All car rental agencies offer free pick up from the condos.
Remember, the Cayman Islands are a British Territory and we Drive on the Left ! It can be a little disconcerting when trying to keep to the left and follow the map to Beachcomber! I say leave the driving to a native cabbie! They are always so friendly and chatty, you will get lots of local tips from them as well as making a friend for life!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Condominium VS Hotel Room on Seven Mile Beach

Are you looking for the most comfortable, ‘all the conveniences of home’ plus the fabulous ocean front views, for your island holiday? Then a condominium rental is for you, more specifically, The Beachcomber, is for you!

The Beachcomber is a condominium complex, offering 40 individually owned luxury, all oceanfront, apartments or villas. Of the 40 apartments, 23 of the owners have made their island homes available to the vacationing public – Lucky for You! The Beachcomber management team is onsite 24 hours to take care of reservations and upkeep of the apartments.

Many of our vacationing guests have started out a Cayman visit by staying in a local beachfront hotel, only to find out, while walking the beach, that a fully equipped, luxury apartment is available to rent for the price of just one hotel room ! 2 -3 – 4 couples can share one apartment rather than renting 2 – 3 – 4 hotel rooms. Plus, there is the added bonus of having a fully equipped kitchen and full bathroom for each bedroom. So much more cost effective.

Once you have enjoyed the added space and amenities offered at The Beachcomber, you will be hooked! Who knows, once you see and experience the benefits of owning an island home, you too can enjoy the investment income as well as being able to get away to your very own piece of paradise, whenever you want. It has already happened to one very happy recent visitor, turned, Beachcomber Owner!

There are just a few apartments still available for sale. For more complete information on owning a piece of paradise, contact Mr. Douglas Sell at 345-916-0271 – Email: Doug is an exclusive sales person for The Beachcomber. He can also be found at his Cayman Island Properties office, located just across the street from Beachcomber.

We will be posting more information on The Beachcomber, Vacationing on Grand Cayman, Things to do, Upcoming events. We look forward to your comments and suggestions for future posts. The next blog will be all about Getting Here!
We want to Stay in Touch, or better yet,
See you the on Beach!