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turtle nest inn vs the reef resort

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  • #4820
    Sdaggan
    sdaggan
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    I’m trying to decide on a place to stay for my honeymoon in Grand Cayman. I’ve narrowed it down to the Turtle Nest Inn and the Reef Resort. Basically, I need to decide which is more important, the rates at the Turtle Nest Inn or the all-inclusive package at the Reef. I the all-inclusive worth the extra money? Will having to worry about taking care of all of our dining and drinks seperately ruin what is to be a relaxing honeymoon? Any information is greatly appreciated.

    #56513
    Divesergeant
    divesergeant
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    Without addressing the rates issue or the relative merits of either facility, (I’ve not stayed at either of them) I would lean toward a non-all-inclusive. By going all-inc, you limit yourselves on sampling the cuisine of the island.

    We honeymooned in Cayman Kai at a private home and had to do all of our meals, shopping, drinks, etc ourselves and it caused no problems. Shopping trips for groceries are just another chance to explore more of an island paradise!

    So, whichever place you go, try a non-all-inclusive and get out and about to sample the island.

    DS

    #56514
    Sdaggan
    sdaggan
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    That was my worry about all-inclusive, because I’ve heard a lot of great things about the island dining. Thanks for the input.

    #56515

    Anonymous

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    #56520
    Greekdave
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    Hi sdaggan,

    Why not split your time on island between the two?

    Turtles Nest is a great place, you really feel at home there & nothing is too much trouble for Alain & Marleine. The snorkelling off the beach is good although it was a bit of a rocky entry when we were there in 2006. You will need to drive out for provisions or eating.

    Reef Resort has a fabulous beach & of course the dock with great snorkelling to be had. You can also eat on site & obtain provisions across the road, so no need to drive every night. You could walk to Portofinos from there as well if you fancy a change. Being much larger than TN though, it won’t be quite as homely.

    Hope this helps.

    When do you plan on going? T Nest fills up quickly, so you should check availability soon.

    Wherever you stay it will be great! Enjoy 🙂

    Just noticed :jump: Exactly one year to go :jump:

    #56521
    Sdaggan
    sdaggan
    Member

    Thanks for the idea. We plan on going Summer 2011, so I’ve got a bit of time, and I plan on trying to make reservations wherever we choose about a year in advance. Considering our tastes, I think we’ll end up going with TN because we like a smaller resort, and the prices don’t hurt either.

    #57178

    Hi Newbie, we’re going to Grand Cayman for our honeymoon in May 2010. I’ve already made my reservation at The Reef, so I will be able to give you my opinion of the Reef and the island when we return. As for all-inclusive, neither of us drink, so I never looked into that. Plus I agree that visiting all the different restaurants on the island sounds a lot of fun. I picked the Reef because of the price and all the rooms had a ocean view from the balcony.

    #57760

    Turtle Nest Inn is pulling me too, because it’s away from crowds and supposedly very good snorkeling in front. I’m also concerned about the quality of the beach though, is the entrance sandy or rocky…

    #57763
    Celine
    Celine
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    We love the Reef Resort and are owners there and I would definitely NOT recommend the all inclusive there or anywhere on the island, as others have said…..you do not have to get all inclusive at the Reef, by the way and there are wonderful restaurants nearby…Portofino’s has a wonderful Sunday brunch, and great food for the rest of the week, and the Lighthouse is very highly rated, a bit expensive, and lovely, and I’ve not yet been to the restaurant at Kaibo but have heard wonderful things about it.

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