Thanks to near year-round visibility, warm water temperatures, striking coral outcrops and a rich variety of sea critters our islands are Mecca for divers.
As you would expect of a major diving destination, Cayman has a host of dive resorts across all three islands to cater to every budget. From cozy, cottage style boutique hotels, to eco-friendly and full-service resorts offering a host of amenities and services, you are bound to find somewhere to rest your head after a busy day exploring the deep.
With diving right off the resorts shore, there’s good reason why Sunset House is one of the most popular dive resorts on Grand Cayman. This laid-back resort offers a host of dive amenities, including comfortable accommodation, custom dive boats, Nitrox and Cathy Church’s Underwater Photo Centre and Gallery. After a hard days diving, food lovers will enjoy a delicious dinner at SeaHarvest restaurant or relaxing at My Bar a popular after work haunt with residents.
Perched along a secluded stretch of ironshore in West Bay, Cobalt Coast commands stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Located in a secluded setting away from the hustle bustle, the intimate resort is ideal for those who wish to focus on exploring the deep. With shore diving and snorkeling opportunities located just steps from your oceanfront suite; you can choose to dive whenever you wish. The resorts oceanfront restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and fine dining.
Compass Point Resort
Located on the untouched East End of Grand Cayman, Compass Point Dive Resort comprises of 28 luxurious one, two and three bedroom oceanfront and poolside condos, each with their own private patio or balcony. Pristine reefs, breathtaking wall dives, and intriguing ship wrecks lie just minutes from shore, including the legendary Jack McKennys’ Canyons, one of East End’s famous dive sites. The resort features an onsite dive operator – Ocean Frontiers – dive shop, custom designed dive boats, water sports, two fresh water swimming pools, bicycles, kiteboarding school and private dock.
‘Living Lightly on the Planet’ is Lighthouse Point’s motto. The first eco-development condo development built especially for divers, Lighthouse Point is located at the very tip of West Bay. The building is a stunning example of old Caribbean architecture with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. Lighthouse Point features nine, two bedroom condos and offers a wide range of short-term rental options, including weekly, alongside dive packages from Divetech, one of Cayman’s premier dive operators.
Brac Reef Beach Resort
This laid-back, all-inclusive resort is located on a pristine and secluded stretch of beach on Cayman Brac. Scattered with hammocks, palms and sea grape trees, the resort has recently been re-built since it was destroyed in Hurricane Paloma, November, 2008. The resort offers all the amenities you would expect for a prefect tropical holiday, including on-site dive shop, spa, restaurant, and water sports. The Cayman Brac Beach Resort is also the only resort where you can dive two islands in one vacation and experience the best dive sites around both Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, including the Russian Frigate and the famous Bloody Bay Wall.
Pirates Point Resort
This secluded resort is set on seven acres of fine white sandy beach and offers island style accommodation comprising of 11 beach cottages. The resort has its own dive boat and dive staff who are able to cater to experienced and beginner divers alike. Guests can also enjoy snorkeling right off the beach. A gourmet restaurant and bar offers the ideal place to relax at the end of the day.
Southern Cross Club
Little Cayman’s oldest resort, the Southern Cross Club, is located right on the beach facing the gorgeous South Hole Sound and uninhabited Owen Island. The resort features 12 individual beach front bungalows, each affording a cooling southern breeze from the summer trade wind s and beautiful ocean views from each room. The resort’s dive operator offers two-tank morning, afternoon, dusk and night dives, as well as all the requisite PADI certifications, refresher course, specialties and Discover Scuba Diving.
Little Cayman Beach Resort
Located on its own private stretch of beach and surrounded by lush tropical foliage, Little Cayman Beach Resort features 40 rooms inspired by tropical colours and textures. This relaxed resort includes a spa, bar and restaurant, gift shop, on-site dive operator as well as water sport rentals, including kayaks and Hobie-cat sail boats. Before you leave, be sure to add to the resorts colourful artwork which you’ll find dotted around the bar and grounds. Just grab a piece of driftwood and paints from the bar and get creative.