Compass Point & Ocean Frontiers | Cayman Islands | Scuba Travel

Compass Point & Ocean Frontiers | Cayman Islands - Caribbean

  • Around 100
  • 28 self catering, self contained condominiums sleeping up to 8 people
  • Eat at the in-house Eagle Ray's Restaurant, dine in your condo or try one of the many local eateries
  • A delicious range of international dishes and BBQ, including the famous Lionfish Tacos
  • Snorkelling, kayaking, car rental, land tours and BBQ areas
  • Land based, liveaboard-style diving. Roll out of bed into your dive boat
  • PADI courses available, day trips, full 'Dive Valet' service
  • 29 access points located throughout the property giving you 100% coverage

Compass Point & Ocean Frontiers | Cayman Islands

Hidden in the sleepy village of East End, Grand Cayman, you will find the dedicated dive resort Compass Point and Ocean Frontiers. Together this indomitable duo offer a relaxing ambience with the convenience of your own private jetty, dive centre and access to world class Caribbean reefs. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the larger Caymans resorts and discover a tranquil private beach and diving that will astound far from the crowds.

Compass Point is made up of 28 apartments with pool or ocean views. There are 1 bed or 2 bed apartments, all with en suite, a fully equipped kitchen, entertainment system in the living area and a jacuzzi jet bath. All rooms are non smoking. The decor matches the laid back Caribbean style of the whole resort. As a self catering option, you have total freedom. Try out the BBQ pits. But no fear if you don't fancy cooking every night! A short walk or drive and you can pick from a huge range of wonderful eateries - try Miss Vivines Kitchen for a taste of the local cuisine or a local fave Lighthouse at Breakers which is as famed for its grill as much as extensive wine list. We can arrange car rental as part of your trip.

The Compass Point is really focused on divers but if you are taking a day off or non diver, while away the hours in the sun on the secluded beach. When the temperature soars a hammock awaits in a shady spot. Feeling more active? Grab a bike or kayak to go exploring. Or why not try your hand at kite surfing. The school can show you how with lessons available (paid locally). There is never a dull moment. Kick back and enjoy the tranquil setting where adventure is on your doorstep.

One Bedroom Oceanfront Condominium

Full one bedroom condo with private bedroom with Queen size bed, full bathroom, living room and fully equipped kitchen. In the living room area there is a large entertainment centre, which stows 2 full size twin beds that can pull down out of the unit, therefore having the flexibility to sleep either 2 or 4 people. Also has a private balcony or patio.

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Two Bedroom Oceanfront Condominium

Full two-bedroom condo, each bedroom with Queen size bed, two bathrooms, living room and fully equipped kitchen. In the living room area there is a large entertainment centre, which stows 2 full size twin beds that can pull down out of the unit, therefore having the flexibility to sleep either 4 or 6 people. Also has a private balcony or patio.

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One Bedroom Deluxe Poolside Condominium

Full one bedroom deluxe condo with private bedroom with King size bed, full bathroom + 3/4 bathroom, living room and fully equipped kitchen. In the living room area there is a large entertainment centre, which stows 2 full size twin beds that can pull down out of the unit, therefore having the flexibility to sleep either 2 or 4 people. Also has a private balcony or patio.

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Three Bedroom Poolside Penthouse Condominium

Full three-bedroom condo, each bedroom with King size bed or two twin beds, three bathrooms, living room and fully equipped kitchen. In the living room area there is a large entertainment center, which stows 1 full size twin bed that can pull down out of the unit, therefore having the flexibility to sleep either 6-7 people.

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Covid Information for Compass Point & Ocean Frontier

Covid-19 update coming soon: once this destination reopens, we will update you with the in resort requirements

Country Covid Travel Information

The Caymans is an approved destination for travel from the UK

View the up to date list here

Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all scheduled inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. The Cayman Islands Government has contracted with British Airways and Cayman Airways to provide a limited service with the UK, USA, Jamaica, Cuba and Honduras.



Until the end of October, fully vaccinated travellers will need to take a day 2 PCR test on your return in the UK. From the end of October this will be replaced with a lateral flow.

Not fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a day 2 & day 8 covid test plus 10 days quarantine at home or test to release on day 5

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Updated 18th Sept 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Caymans is around 480 miles south of Miami. The main island, Grand Cayman is a vibrant mix of modern living at island pace. Relax during the day on one of the beaches or enjoying the diving and snorkelling before you head out into the town to try the islands many bars and restaurants. Divers and non divers alike will find plenty to do here!

Covid Travel Information

The Caymans is an approved destination for travel from the UK

View the up to date list here

Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all scheduled inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. The Cayman Islands Government has contracted with British Airways and Cayman Airways to provide a limited service with the UK, USA, Jamaica, Cuba and Honduras.



Until the end of October, fully vaccinated travellers will need to take a day 2 PCR test on your return in the UK. From the end of October this will be replaced with a lateral flow.

Not fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a day 2 & day 8 covid test plus 10 days quarantine at home or test to release on day 5

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Updated 18th Sept 2021

Weather and Climate

Summer is mid-May to October and is a hot, rainy season. Our winter months (Nov-Apr) are dry and mild. Air temps peak at around 30C in August, dropping to around 25C in Jan and Feb. August water temps can be as high as 30C, but is between 27-28 for most of the year.

Travel

Flight options

On certain dates BA operate a direct flight from London to the Grand Cayman. This takes around 12 hours. f you are not able to travel direct, then flights typically route through the USA. You may require an overnight en route depending on flight times. All passengers transiting through the USA must have a valid ESTA before travel. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Grand Cayman, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

If you are transiting through the States, you can enjoy a stop over. This would usually be in Miami.

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

UK passport holderss are able to obtain a 90 day visa on entry to the Caymans. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you with further instructions or you will have full details of your car hire in your travel documents. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Local regulations mean that we are not able to include transfers in the cost of your holiday. Where possible, they will be co-ordinated for you on arrival, to pay locally. Certain resorts offer car hire as part of your package. Full instructions will be in your travel documentation.

Departures

You will be advised locally of your transfer times/ final arrangements at the end of your holiday. The departure tax is around $30.

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Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

USD are widely accepted in the Caymans, along with Cayman Island dollar. Mastercard and visa are accepted, but please be aware you may be charge a local surcharge on card payments

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good, but please remember to check with your phone provider about any charges. 3G signal is also fairly reliable

Plugs and electricity

Flat 2 pin US style plugs are normal, with 110V

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

A full range of PADI courses can be prebooked or arranged in resort

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is available for a local charge

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for a holiday to the Caymans is £500-£800 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class)

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel, within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling with 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

Included

Your holiday includes direct flights to Grand Cayman
7 nights in an ocean front room on a self catering basis
A complimentary car rental for entire stay can be arranged.
We recommend the 6 day diving package

Excluded

Any additional services in resort (spa, land tours, additional dives, kit hire, private guides and special trips) are paid for in resort. Alcohol and some soft drinks are an extra charge. Local park fees can only be paid locally.

meals are available at the resort restaurant and will be added to your in resort bill

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.




With crystal clear water, calm seas and bountiful marine life, who could resist the lure of the sea in Grand Cayman? The East End of Grand Cayman is something of a diving mecca to boot as the reefs are in fabulous condition and the walls drop away to dizzying depths. The diving is quite distinct on the east side of the island. And who better to explore this all with than Ocean Frontiers.

The warm water and incredible viz make this, combined with Ocean Frontier's flexible approach, an ideal choice for anyone wanting to learn to dive. This is an award winning team that will get you through from your first breaths underwater right through to PADI instructor. The onsite pool is the deepest freshwater pool on the island - perfect for honing those skills before you jump to boat diving.

  • PADI 5 star dive centre
  • Private dock
  • Complete "dive valet" service
  • 1, 2 or 3 tank days available
  • GUE tek training facility

Ocean Frontiers pride themselves on being a thoroughly modern dive centre with a generous helping of old fashioned Caymanian hospitality. The service here is described as a "dive valet" - you hardly need lift a finger during your stay. Just let this 5* PADI team sort all your gear (they will even wash it for you!) while you get down to enjoying the diving. Dive groups are kept small and all diving is from the custom built dive boats that departs from the jetty right in front of the hotel. The boats depart on 1, 2 or even 3 tank dive days, heading out to one of the 55 dive sites (dive them all for the Green Short challenge!). Great diving need not be hard work!

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