Budget conscious travelers will love this delightful oceanfront inn located in Bodden Town. Situated directly on the sea, the pool is only a few steps away from a shallow lagoon.
Cayman’s Turtle Nest Inn is intimate and elegant; there are only eight apartments within the stunning, Spanish-style architecture, highlighted by whitewashed walls and cooling terracotta tiles. And you can relax in the seclusion of the outdoor terrace, surrounded by graceful arches, or on the uncrowded beach.
Cayman’s Turtle Nest Inn is exotic because it epitomizes the island paradise style, with beautiful stretches of beach and the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean – yet it’s just 10 miles from George Town and the airport, but “off the beaten track”, and far from the crowds.
This property is extremely popular, and with only 8 units it tends to sell out several months in advance.
NOTE: It is not extremely upscale and there are few amenities. I also want to point out that the snorkeling is better than most Seven Mile Beach properties, but not nearly as dramatic as the Turtle Farm area. That said, you will not find a better property anywhere near this price range – Summer rate studio units start at US$89/night!
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Be extremely leary of anything you read on any other message board. They are all ran by people who do not live here and are usually not properly moderated – meaning they are filled with false, useless and highly biased information. TNI is so popular with repeat business that they are typically sold out 6 months in advance. They are one of the few remaining affordable accommodations, and I see that as being an invaluable asset in making Cayman available to as many people as possible.
The property is clean and charming with few amenities. You can not compare this to Coconut Bay for the same reason you can not compare room at the Courtyard Marriott to a Hyatt ocean front suite. There are no free meals, but you will not find a better oceanfront room rate anywhere on the island. Cayman has something for everyone and I am happy to make a very affordable ocean front property an option to our budget conscious members. I have toured the facility and I would never recommend anything that could be considered substandard.
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Welcome to the board. We were looking at staying at Turtle Nest Inn this year but they were full the week we needed.
There is a trip report with some pictures from Turtle Nest you can look at. Check out the trip report from mjjpf. They stayed at the Turtle Nest Inn.
Have a great trip!
The Turtle Beach Inn that you describe sounds wonderful.
Also am I right in assuming that the Turtle Beach Inn is located at the south end of 7MB?
I think either one of these facilities would be able to provide what you are looking for as far as budget and for shore diving you should try to go to many different areas of the island. Be sure to use our new Hotel Search feature
There are dozens of dive sites all over the island that will provide an exceptional dive experience and you will see a lot of diversity by going to as many different areas as possible. Where you are staying and prevailing weather conditions will play a large factor in your shore diving options. No matter where you stay you don’t want to do all your shore diving in the same place every day.
Any of our recommended dive operations will work out a special multi-day rate for you. Be sure to mention Activity Guide for a discount.
Once again thank you so very much for your wise & informative input
In fact you have not made it confusing for me at all. The more information I have, …….. the easier the choice will be as to where to stay & where to book the dives through etc.
So your help & input here is greatly appreciated!!!! 😀
And your mentioning The Reef Resort…….I keep coming back to that. It is a beautiful resort, not to mention fantastically priced for the amount of space you get in the rooms & the ammenities are great! A plus is that it also has a wonderful beach!!!! That is a must for us!!!
The spa factor & room service, we’ll we are pretty laid back people & don’t usually partake in that type of activity. My husband would prefer to lay on the beach all day after our dives, where I would prefer to go, go, go to see all the Island has to offer. What can I say…..I’m a tourist hound & like to go on all the interesting activites the islands have to offer.
So we divide the afternoon portion of our vacations by alternating 1 day of laying on the beach & 1 day doing an afternoon activity.
Sounds like Turtle Nest Inn might be our best bet if we can get in. If not, it just may have to be the Reef Resort.
And thank you for the information on which dive operators to book through. Makes my search less time consuming. I’ll definately use the coupons in the activity guide to book through 1 of the operators you mentioned & a dive to Sting Ray City is a must for me
The turtle farm sounds like an interesting place & we love eating at the highly recommended places, so the Cracked Conch is another must!
Gosh, there is so much reseach I still need to do as far as activities, but I can do that after I book my pillow & my dives.
I think you are absolutely correct!
I was just looking at the site now & it is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Now I really can’t wait to get here!
Sorry for the typo’ – It’s been crazy for me today, doing 5 things at once like always. I think they built Tutrle Nest Inn around 1998 and it opened some time in 1999. I’ll correct my post.