Grand Cayman: The Islands Club Condos review

On February 25, 2014 by DaniLew

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Every Monday, Morritt’s Grand Resort on Grand Cayman Island holds a “Welcome Dinner” for all the resorts’ current occupants. A free meal, drink discounts, and giveaways (such as a free week at the resort) means that the event is usually packed.  The night that I met Robert Bodden, Manager of The Islands Club Condos, was no exception.

Morritt's Grand Resort Weekly Welcome Dinner - taken with an Apple iPhone 4S

Morritt’s Grand Resort Weekly Welcome Dinner

My friend and I were having our last drink of the evening and sat down next to Robert at the bar.  Conversation, as always, tended towards the “What do you do?” standard and from thence we spent more than an hour chattering away like long-lost buddies.  He is a descendant of the Boddens’ of Bodden Town, the former capital of the Cayman Islands, and very proud of his family and his workplace.  At the end of the evening, a preliminary appointment was made to check out his place of employment on a Friday afternoon, a handshake and a hug goodbye.

A few emails later, found me and my friends with our camera gear heading towards the tourism center of the island.

Why was the camera equipment needed?

Why?  I get to see some premier property without the full-on press of an overeager salesman and Robert gets some free panoramic images and possible publicity.

The Islands Club Condos view from the beach - pano - taken with a Nikon D300 camera and Nikon 18-200 VR lens

The Islands Club Condos view from the beach – pano

The Islands Club Condos

The Islands Club Condos, on Seven-Mile Beach, boasts 2, 3 and 4-bedroom suites, some of which are condos and others are townhouse; each facing the beach.  The property is on prime location: Seven-Mile Beach; which is pristine white powder and the water is warm and clear through to the bottom.  Large Casurina trees, in front and on the beach, provide lovely shade from the hot sun.  It’s about 3 miles from property to port, so you can see the massive cruise-ships docked but they are too far away to be a nuisance.

The Islands Club Condos and Seven-Mile Beach - pano - taken with a Nikon D300 camera and Nikon 18-200 VR lens

The Islands Club Condos and Seven-Mile Beach – pano

Robert let us look into one of the vacant 2-bedroom condos.  Both bedrooms were large and so were the luxurious bathrooms.  The kitchen and laundry had plenty of cabinet space and modern appliances that included a trash compactor.  They were, in fact, better than I have at home.  The living areas were spacious and the mahogany furniture an elegant touch.  The You Tube video on the site’s home page shows several different bedroom options.

Conclusion

As a timeshare owner and world traveler, I’ve seen my share of condos from CAD (computer-aided design) plans in Williamsburg, Virginia to sparkly new developments in Las Vegas, Nevada to total refurbishments in Tenerife, Canary Islands to in desperate need of everything in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.

I was very impressed with The Islands Club property.

The Islands Club Condos have  26 units with 14 available to rent year-round.

The Islands Club Condos view to the sea - taken with a Nikon D300 camera and Nikon 18-200 VR lens

The Islands Club Condos view to the sea

The property is beautifully landscaped, highly-rated on TripAdvisor, and the staff is often mentioned on review sites as friendly, impeccable and top-notch.

So kudos to my new friend, Robert!

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