Relaxing condo stay without the hustle and bustle of a hotel.
This was our 2nd stay at Villas of Galleon and it won’t be our last. Last year we originally had reservations at the Westin Hotel but because of the construction at the hotel, we decided to stay at the Villas. We stayed Mon – Sat and this was the best decision we’ve made. We returned the following year and stayed from Mon-Sun.
We vacation in the Cayman at least once a year. We’ve stayed at different hotels and condos. I actually like condos better and I love this part of seven mile beach.
I emailed and booked the unit directly with Lisa. She informed me of the specials which was basically almost the same price as staying as the Westin next door.
We stayed in a 1 bedroom Condo #22. It was perfect for the two of us. 1 bedroom, walkout. Newly renovated bathroom,kitchen and open living area with view of the beach. The air condition worked great. The washing machine and dryer was a gem. I washed all of our clothes and packed them away the last morning. The property is well maintained and there is 24 hr security there. Security walks around and check each door to make sure that the door is locked. If your slider door is unlocked they will knock on your door and inform you to lock up.
If you need help with anything Lisa is there in the office during business hrs. She will book your excursions for you. She helped us book a submarine tour.
My husband always dive with Living The Dream Diving his favorite diving company which is also right across the street from the condo. He said they are the best Dive Company on the island.
The beach is absolutely beautiful. The ocean is clear and waves are calm, because of this you forget that the condo does not have a pool. The condo is very quiet and we basically had the beach to ourselves.
People staying at the Westin had to get up early in the morning to secure a spot and they’re basically on top of each other. I actually watched a situation where someone moved another person’s items off a chair and it almost got ugly.
This is not a party atmosphere so if you’re looking for that this will not be for you. If you don’t mind just relaxing, reading a book listening to the ocean and just being lazy and forgetting about the cares of the world this would be a perfect place for you.
Around the island
We did not rent a car we took a taxi from the airport to the villas which was 23 dollars 1 way. We also either walked or took the bus to dinner. The bus is 2.50 per person. We took the the bus into GeorgeTown and walked around shopped and took pictures. We walked down the beach to check out the progress of the new Kempton hotel being built.
You can cook in your unit or barbeque outdoor. They have grills for you to use. There are so many great restaurants to choose from on 7 mile beach and in Cayman Islands. We went to the grocery store Fosters and picked up breakfast food and snacks. I cooked breakfast every morning but ate out for lunch and dinner. One morning we ate across the street at Eats they have great pancakes and bacon. We ate lunch at Sunshine Grill which is known for the Kitchen sink Burger and fish tacos. They also give you a cute little ice-cream cone for dessert for free. We stopped at this jerk stand called Seymours he used to be in Georgetown but now he is on the beach when the cruise ships are in. You will find him under the “big tree” standing between the public parking lot and the beach next to Calico Jacks..
His jerk chicken is sooooo good. I couldn’t stop talking about it. For 10 dollars you get jerk chicken, rice and peas, and coleslaw. Be sure to put his famous jerk sauce on it.
We also ate at Paradise in Georgetown for lunch which is like a tourist trap. It is very expensive and the food is mediocre but has nice views of the ocean. We ate dinner at Peppers which is our favorite Caribbean restaurant. We finally was able to try Dukes for the all you can eat BBQ night. I must say the BBQ food was very good and reasonably priced for the specials. Every time we are on the island we dine at Deckers for the all you can eat lobsters. Eats is like a diner which has a large menu selection.
We took the the bus into GeorgeTown and walked around shopped and took pictures.
Tip: Go to the local supermarket Fosters to stock up on food. The supermarkets in Cayman Islands are closed on Sundays.
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