Little Cayman Beach Resort & Reef Divers | Cayman Islands | Scuba Travel

Little Cayman Beach Resort & Reef Divers | Cayman Islands - Caribbean

  • Little Cayman Beach Resort is situated on a white, sandy beach in Blossom Village
  • 40 air-conditioned, spacious rooms encircling the pool and surrounded by lush tropical foliage
  • Relax with a Caribbean rum at the Beach Nuts bar or enjoy a bite at the Bird of Paradise restaurant
  • An international team of chefs serves gourmet cuisine and Caribbean inspired flavours
  • Regular photography contests, kayak and paddleboard hire, fishing, bike hire and land tours
  • Well equipped PADI and SSI dive team specialising in valet diving
  • Cayman Islands diving is mostly current-free
  • Free Wifi available in all rooms

Little Cayman Beach Resort & Reef Divers | Cayman Islands

The Little Cayman Beach resort welcome each and every diver to the tiny island of Little Cayman in true Caribbean style. The resort has been lovingly designed to be the ideal compliment to the incredible reefs underwater.

There is the choice of 2 rooms types in the Little Cayman Beach resort, both fully renovated in 2009 with fresh decor to bring the inspirational outdoor scenery into your room! Stay in either a pool or ocean view room, all with ensuite, fridge, safe and free wifi. The Ocean front rooms also have a wet bar, microwave and private balcony.

We are able to offer 3 comprehensive meal plans packages for your stay. Chose from
Cayman Escape package - Breakfast & Dinner Daily (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure)
Cayman Diver package - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure)
Classic Cayman package - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure). Plus, 21 Drink Package (menu cocktails and well drinks, beer, house wine and non-alcoholic drinks

Little Cayman Beach resort has taken great pains to ensure that your day's diving flows seamlessly. The Birds of Paradise dining room hours are tailored to fit around the dive schedule. The Beach Nuts bar is a focal point of the resort once the day's diving is done. Grab a cool drink and sit down to watch the sun set over the sea. There are several weekly events organised here, including the unmissable Manager's rum punch reception. There is a full fitness centre, tennis and basketball courts on site. Or you can try your hand at some off shore fishing or kayaking in the sheltered South Sound. And if you are spending some time not diving, why not book yourself in for a massage or facial at the Nature Spa. At the end of your trip you will float home on a cloud of total relaxation.

Pool View Rooms

Pool view rooms encircle the pool in two-story 'palm tree height' buildings surrounded by lush tropical foliage.

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All rooms feature two doubles or one king size bed, Individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan, Flat screen television, DVD players and alarm clock, Refrigerator, Coffee-maker complete with Wolfgang Puck brand coffee, Beverage center, Private bathroom with shower, Hairdryer and deluxe bath amenity package, Room safe and Free Wifi. A housekeeping service is provided daily.

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Oceanfront Rooms

Oceanfront rooms are located directly on the beach with spectacular views of the turquise water and reefs. They also have private balconies or patios with sun loungers, wet bar and seating areas with couches and coffee tables.

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In early 2009, the dive resort completed major room renovations. Guest room upgrades include new furnishings inspired by tropical colours and textures, Caribbean themed artwork, newly decorated bathrooms, fixtures and flooring. These new surroundings have captured the warmth and beauty of Little Cayman.

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Covid Information for Little Cayman Beach Resort & Reef Divers

Information provided by Cobalt Coast resort and Reef divers

LAST UPDATED 19th Jul 2021

The team say "We are eager to reopen our resorts at the very first opportunity when it is allowed by the Cayman Islands government and is practical for our guests to return. The extent to which we can reopen and the new safety protocols we will need to impose upon reopening will be defined in the coming weeks. Rest assured that we will share this information with you as soon as possible."


Practice Good Hygiene
All staff wash hands at the beginning of their shift and schedule regular hand washing (every 60 mins) or use hand sanitizer if hand washing is not available.
Staff must wash hands after coughing, sneezing, using restroom, touching face, blowing nose, cleaning, mopping, sweeping, eating and going on break.
Free standing, touchless hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the resorts' common areas.


Staff Training & Pre-Shift
Management team will pre-screen all employees daily for elevated temperature (above 100F)& flu-like symptoms.
Employees will receive comprehensive training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols


Meal Prep & Dining Room
We follow ServSafe operating guidelines published by the National Restaurant Association


Guest Room & Common Areas
Particular attention is paid to high-touch areas such as light switches, door handles, television remote controls, handrails etc.


Reef Divers Dive Centers
Dive centers are regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
All diver check-in and verification is handled ouch free via our online dive waivers.
All dive rental equipment is deep cleaned and sanitized with approved sanitizers from the EPA's "N-list" which are proven to kill the Coronavirus.
All compressed gas filling stations are sanitized prior to use. There will be disinfectant rinsing stations dedicated to each boat and tanks will be cleaned and sanitized , between boat trips.


Reef Divers Charters & Valet Services
Our custom-built dive boats are deep cleaned and sanitized daily. Crew will clean and disinfect high-touch and common areas using "N-list" sanitizers, during and after dive trips.
We'll implement diver friendly social courtesy protocols and include in all dive related briefings.
Reef Divers maintain safe practices for all gear handling. All guest equipmentis rinsed and disinfected daily with "N-list" equipment safe sanitizers.

Country Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK has resumed using a traffic light system. Cayman Islands is currently on the green watch list

View the up to date list here

The Caymans has a phased re-opening planned

Effective September 9, 2021, borders will reopen to vaccinated tourists with a 5-day self-quarantine upon arrival. Tourists will be permitted to quarantine at all hotels, condos, or private villas with periodic spot visits to enforce the quarantine requirement.

Effective October 14, 2021, The 5-day self-quarantine requirement is lifted for all vaccinated adult arrivals. Vaccinated tourists must pre-register their travel intent and vaccination status with Travel Cayman, the Cayman government online travel application portal.

Effective November 18, 20121, unvaccinated children, aged 11 or younger, will be allowed to travel and stay with vaccinated adults without quarantine.

The government will reassess the COVID-19 pandemic on January 27, 2022, to determine how to proceed with further relaxation of travel restrictions. If the green light is given, there would no longer be any quarantine restrictions for any tourists regardless of vaccination status.

Before you travel to England you must take a COVID-19 test, book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test after arrival in England. You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Updated 19th JUL 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

International travel from the UK has resumed using a traffic light system. Cayman Islands is currently on the green watch list

View the up to date list here

The Caymans has a phased re-opening planned

Effective September 9, 2021, borders will reopen to vaccinated tourists with a 5-day self-quarantine upon arrival. Tourists will be permitted to quarantine at all hotels, condos, or private villas with periodic spot visits to enforce the quarantine requirement.

Effective October 14, 2021, The 5-day self-quarantine requirement is lifted for all vaccinated adult arrivals. Vaccinated tourists must pre-register their travel intent and vaccination status with Travel Cayman, the Cayman government online travel application portal.

Effective November 18, 20121, unvaccinated children, aged 11 or younger, will be allowed to travel and stay with vaccinated adults without quarantine.

The government will reassess the COVID-19 pandemic on January 27, 2022, to determine how to proceed with further relaxation of travel restrictions. If the green light is given, there would no longer be any quarantine restrictions for any tourists regardless of vaccination status.

Before you travel to England you must take a COVID-19 test, book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test after arrival in England. You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

Updated 19th JUL 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

Car hire and any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjo

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 Little Cayman resort is £200 per person. If you add a flight to your booking, an additional deposit may be required, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Full payment of flights will be needed to issue your flight tickets.

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

Our most popualr package is the Cayman Escape with 7 nights in a standard room with breakfast and dinner Daily (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure). Free welcome rum punch and during your stay, the manager's cocktail reception
Enjoy 6 Days of 2 Tank Morning Boat Dives and complimentary use of a dive computer
Airport transfers are included
Free wifi

Excluded

International flights to Little Cayman (LYB) are not included. Please ask for a competitive quote to add these to your holiday.

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.

Car hire and any local excursions are booked, paid for and taken at your own risk - please ensure you are fully insured for any land activities you wish to enjo

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.


Little Cayman has some of the most impressive diving in the Caribbean and photographers flock here to capture the crystal blue waters, vast sponges and over 500 species of marine life. No aspect of the diving in Little Cayman will disappoint!

Reef Divers are a supremely professional dive team offering a one of a kind valet dive service. Relax and let the dive team do all the work. Reef Divers takes the work out of your diving, handling the heavy lifting and care of your boat dive gear, from your first dive with us through your last dive (unless you prefer to do it yourself). They rinse, dry, and store your BCD and regulator daily, so it's set up and ready for your next day diving.

We are able to offer 3 comprehensive dive packages for your stay. Chose from
Cayman Escape package - 6 Days of 2 Tank Morning Boat Dives and Complimentary Use of a Dive Computer)
Cayman Diver package - 6 Days of 3 Tank Boat Dives (17 Total) and Complimentary Use of a Dive Computer)
Classic Cayman package - 6 Days of 3 Tank Boat Dives (17 total) and complimentary Use of a Dive Computer


Each day divers meet on the private jetty to jump aboard one of the four custom built dive boats. Head out to one of the marvellous marine park sites so the diving can begin in earnest. There are all the mod cons you could want on board, including freshwater showers, a dedicated camera table and plenty of sun or shaded areas. Relax in total comfort as you speed from one adventure to the next.

Bloody Bay Wall

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 25 | Max Depth: 30+

Bloody Bay all is world famous, and offers several sites along its length. This is a marine park, where the fish life is plentiful. The wall dives are dramatic, and mostly current free, with swim throughs and pristine corals. The wall itself stars around 6m and drops down to over 300!

Randys Gazebo

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 25 | Max Depth: 30+

Randy's Gazebo suits all experience levels. There is a chimney and archway, which are the main focal points of the dive, Drop down the chimney to a plateau packed with barrel sponges, before moving to the archway. This is drenched in anemones and the sunlight streams through.

Mixing Bowl

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 25 | Max Depth: 30+

Mixing bowl is where Bloody Bay wall meets Jackson Wall. The dramatic drop off tapes into a slope, where turtles and sharks can be found. There plateau is home to several cleaning stations. Sit back and watch the action

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Breakfast Coffee Bar opens at 6:00 AM
6:45 AM to 8:30 AM (until 9:00 AM on weekends)
Lunch 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Opens 12:00 noon on Sundays)
Dinner 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Birds of Paradise dining area

Enjoy your meals served in the newly remodeled Birds of Paradise dining room with ample seating for large and small groups and individuals. A new community table makes it easy for individuals or couples traveling alone to meet new friends. For al fresco dining, a new screened outdoor pavillion is also available.

Prebook a meal plan to suit you!

Cayman Escape package - Breakfast & Dinner Daily (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure) Cayman Diver package - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure) Classic Cayman package - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (dinner on day of arrival thru breakfast on day of departure). Plus, 21 Drink Package (menu cocktails and well drinks, beer, house wine and non-alcoholic drinks)

Themed dinners for variety every night

Dinners have a different theme every evening, featuring new and delicious soups, appetizers, salads, vegetables, starches, and hot entrees. Most nights also feature some type of speciality carving station. And there is always a selection of fabulous desserts to top off a great meal. Coffee, tea, and fruit punch are complimentary.