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Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
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Hotels with points:
-Ritz Carlton
-Westin
-Marriott


Other:
-Kimpton

Things to Do:
-Stingray City
-Seven Mike Beach
-Starfish point
-Turtle...
-RUM POINT
-SEVEN FATHOMS RUM DISTILLERY TOUR
-QUEEN ELIZABETH II BOTANICAL GARDENS
-blow hole
-Swimming with  dolphins
-Snorkling @ kittiwake
-Jetski/waverunner tour  (Discount Excursions & Red Sail Sports are virtually private in the mornings, and the cheapest )
-Horseback on the beach
-Downtown Georgetown
   a. Duty free shops
   b. Margarittaville
-Cemetary beach
-Cayman Kai - starfish
-Scuba diving (eden rock & devils grotto)

Getting Around:
Driving is on the other side of the car and street

Taxi
 George Town & SMB:

Truly Blessed Taxi (345) 517 2274
Ace (345) 777 7777
Super Cabs (345) 888 8888
Crown (345) 916 0111
Eastern Districts:

McCurley’s (345) 947 9626 (North Side)
Parrot Taxis (345) 329 1558 (Bodden Town)
 
Cayman Brac
Maple Taxi Services (345) 939 667

Bike rental
Bus ($2)


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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2016, 10:42:38 AM »
Are you asking whether or not you should go or which tour company you should go with?
Both.  Plus advice if we do decide to do that.

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2016, 10:49:48 AM »
Both.  Plus advice if we do decide to do that.
We went with an infant and were very happy with the company that we used. Details are in my TR: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59860.0

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2016, 12:50:41 PM »
We went with an infant and were very happy with the company that we used. Details are in my TR: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59860.0
Thank you, I actually read the TR in the past, thanks for reminding me.

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2016, 12:50:59 PM »
Would you say it is worth renting a car there?

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2016, 12:55:07 PM »
Would you say it is worth renting a car there?
I don't think it's worth it. But then again, we were only there for 2 days and the only actual activity that we did off the hotel grounds was Stingray City.

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« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2016, 01:23:15 PM »
I don't think it's worth it. But then again, we were only there for 2 days and the only actual activity that we did off the hotel grounds was Stingray City.
And what was the taxi situation like there?  Was it expensive to get from the airport to the hotel?

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2016, 10:37:32 PM »
Would you say it is worth renting a car there?

And what was the taxi situation like there?  Was it expensive to get from the airport to the hotel?
If you want a ride from/to the airport and/or an awesome tour guide, I cannot recommend more than Shirley Roulstone of Cayman Routes Island Tours. Very sweet, personable and knowledgeable. Extemely accomodating. Our kids loved her. They cried when theysaid goodbye. Clean van. Reasonable rates. She knows the island well.

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2016, 11:02:21 PM »
And what was the taxi situation like there?  Was it expensive to get from the airport to the hotel?
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It was a fixed fair from the airport to our hotel ($23.10 USD) and the taxi drivers only take cash (they accept US cash and had change).

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2016, 11:09:52 PM »

I was there 2 years ago. I rented car because it was so cheap, like $9/day. They drive on the other side of the street. Most attractions pick you up from the hotel, but I'm glad I had the car even for just picking up groceries from the store.

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« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2016, 11:21:20 AM »
If you want a ride from/to the airport and/or an awesome tour guide, I cannot recommend more than Shirley Roulstone of Cayman Routes Island Tours. Very sweet, personable and knowledgeable. Extemely accomodating. Our kids loved her. They cried when theysaid goodbye. Clean van. Reasonable rates. She knows the island well.
Sounds like a nice advertisement  ;) jk, thanks for the advice

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« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2016, 11:21:32 AM »

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« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2016, 11:22:13 AM »
I was there 2 years ago. I rented car because it was so cheap, like $9/day. They drive on the other side of the street. Most attractions pick you up from the hotel, but I'm glad I had the car even for just picking up groceries from the store.
I have driven on the wrong side in Provo, T&C, so that's no issue.  Which company has those rates?

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« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2016, 11:31:54 AM »
I have driven on the wrong side in Provo, T&C, so that's no issue.  Which company has those rates?
Look on Expedia. I found some pretty cheap rates there but didn't end up booking because I was under 25 at the time and underage fees were crazy (and non-waivable).

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« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2016, 12:42:06 PM »
I have driven on the wrong side in Provo, T&C, so that's no issue.  Which company has those rates?
I just checked Priceline and its $4 for compact.

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« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2016, 02:31:59 PM »
I just checked Priceline and its $4 for compact.
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« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2016, 04:18:41 PM »
Sounds like a nice advertisement  ;) jk, thanks for the advice
She really made our trip special. I still used taxis for running to the market or an off-property restaurant. Taxis were cheap. There are also busses/vans that are even cheaper. They have a third-world feel to them though.

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2016, 07:29:02 AM »
Anybody ever use a photographer in GC for a family photo session?

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #57 on: July 07, 2016, 08:45:52 PM »
The Westin in Grand Cayman now stocks Meal Mart Pre-made Kosher Meals, you must contact the concierge to arrange beforehand.

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman offers premium Glatt Kosher meals from A Kosher Caterer in Miami, they will deliver to other hotels as well.

For more info on Kosher food and Yiddishkeit in Cayman Islands please visit www.jewish.ky

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rabbi@jewishcayman.com
Has anyone had the meals the kosher meals from the Ritz?
This is the current menu
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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2016, 03:04:57 PM »
Has anyone had the meals the kosher meals from the Ritz?
This is the current menu

Someone recently wrote a TR and said the food is horrible there

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Re: Cayman Islands Thread
« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2016, 05:13:44 PM »
Has anyone had the meals the kosher meals from the Ritz?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=63914.msg1509083#msg1509083 seems this guy didnt like it. wish there were other opinions...