PERFECT CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY: SPACIOUS GROUND FLOOR TO BEACH @ CENTER OF 7 M B

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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PERFECT CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY: SPACIOUS GROUND FLOOR TO BEACH @ CENTER OF 7 M B

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Ground Floor Condo, 2 Bed, 2 Bath, Easy Access to Beach (Sleeps 4 COMFORTABLY!)

For your perfect Caribbean Holiday, we are

@ THE ABSOLUTE HEART OF SEVEN MILE BEACH!

+PLUS MORE FEATURES, SERVICES & VALUE;

++A FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

+++OUR 30 YEARS OF OWNER KNOWLEDGE

++++CONVENIENT PROXIMITY TO EVERY FEATURE YOU DESIRE

= A MOST MEMORABLE HOLIDAY

This is our second home. We take great pride in introducing & guiding our guests with a personalised Welcome Letter + Cayman Attractions Binder to enhance your Cayman experience with the best info possible. No middle man! - We deal direct! With quality service that only our commitment to Cayman can offer… including mobile phones and access to discounted car rentals!

Why pay more for a small, cramped hotel room

when you can have your very own private,

spacious condominium with all amenities for less?

Bring your family or easily share TurtleFish Haven with another couple.

LOCATION! CONVENIENCE! COMFORT!

We are the single MOST DESIRABLE LOCATION on Grand Cayman: on pristine GALLEON BEACH between the Ritz-Carlton & Westin Resort. They argue over who has the central location on Seven Mile Beach… our answer: YES!

ADD TO THAT ALL THE SINGULAR FEATURES OF VILLAS, with our unique 45-degree layout to afford EVERY condo maximum privacy, beach & sea views...plus our naturally shaded beach!

CONVENIENCE? For virtually every need, just a short walk away to three shopping centers and over a dozen restaurants! Renting a car is definitely optional!

COMFORT? Our unique TurtleFish Haven offer AFFORDABLE LUXURY with the LARGEST TWO-BEDROOM at Villas, providing a spacious environment appealing to the most discriminating taste. Eliminating interior walls & kitchen closet created our exclusive open floor plan living area. Double patios from both livingroom and bedroom to the lawn leading to the beach only enhances your indoor/outdoor access. You relax with light, comfortable comfy rattan furniture, plush cushions & a spacious eating area as well as three flat-screen TVs and more. Whether you are viewing the sea from the master suite superking bed or breakfasting on the patio or just sitting in our unique Cayman rattan rockers - yes, the sea is visible right across our lawn and beach from all of those - you are guaranteed a stress-free and tranquil environment that refreshes your soul and renews your spirit.

We specialise in assisting our guests to have the every question answered before you arrive so you can enjoy every minute of your precious time with us at TurtleFish Haven.

Just because our location in our complex is on the courtyard lawn, you pay less even though you have direct beach access from our ground floor exits from both master suite and living room.

And, of course, TurtleFish Haven is inspected and approved annually by The Cayman Islands Hotel Licensing Board.

What more can you ask?

SIMPLY PUT, TurtleFish Haven is the very best value ground floor condo on all of Seven Mile Beach! And we delight in making your visit even more friendly, comfortable & rewarding with our Welcoming Letter and Attractions Binder in the condo! INTRODUCTIONS to just about any local product or service offered on Island are available to our guests as well...we've been here since 1981. This includes (but certainly not limited to) real property or business services info, how to do CUBA (Easy!) or exotic watersports!

BUT IF YOUR GOAL is to just spend a whole week relaxing in the shade of our Casuarinas whilst generating a marvelous tan on the broadest and deepest part of Seven Mile Beach… well, we offer that in abundance, on the most stunningly beautiful, protected section of Seven Mile Beach.

ALL this make TurtleFish Haven at Galleon Beach's centrally located beachfront a most memorable location for your best holiday ever.

And our SPECTACULAR and MEMORABLE signature sunsets come at no additional cost!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed

RobBob & AnnMarie

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We invite you to compare VILLAS OF THE GALLEON (VoG) with any of the 42 other lovely condo properties along SMB. Not the newest, largest, most opulent nor most expensive complex, we chose this property for its location, convenience, superb design and easiest of access to the beach. Villas to this day remain the best value for money on Seven Mile Beach, having been completely renovated after Hurricane Ivan.

We offer our guests the comfort of our friendly setting, convenience of our superior location, and our personal attention to your every holiday wish.

We diligently work to keep our costs under control and pass the savings on to our guests. And we respect our guests' privacy whilst being available to provide information and services as needed.

And having been a part of Caymanian community for so long, we have a wealth of knowledge as to where to go, what to do, and just how to maximize your Cayman experience.

We love and appreciate this Island culture; most of our friends are Caymanian.

Husband Bob is a former international officer of Rotary International, and we offer a special discount to ALL service club members (Uncle Warren was a Lions' Governor, so we know the relationship well!). Still very active in local Rotary and Rotary service projects on Island, Bob's brother also is a Rotary PDG.

Wife Ann Marie is a former Head Start programme supervisor and Early Childhood college instructor. An experienced property manager, she can be counted on for extensive knowledge of all products, crafts, services and the best buys here in Cayman.

If you want to economize by not renting a car, we can give you helpful hints as to how to best explore the island and take full advantage of the public transit system. The public mini-buses (US$2.50 per person) buses run every few minutes up and down West Bay Road from Turtle Farm & Hell to George Town, and is convenient and fun.

RobBob & AnnMarie purchased this condo in 1982

* Viewing the sea from our master suite superking bed!

* Breakfast on the patio, then walking right onto the beach across the lawn

* The shade of our lovely casuarina pines

* Enjoying the antics of the ching-chings

* Our very own banana orchid.

*This is our true retreat from the cares of the world, providing us a stress-free environment and our daughters a safe, world-class holiday location

*Amenities & facilities are endless and oh-so-conveniently located near us!

*Villas of the Galleon is on the finest part of the Beach, centrally located to just about any service or attraction you might desire whilst on holiday within easy walking distance - We are super fortunate in our choice of location.

*The center of the beach never diminishes: sand torn from the north end of the beach by NW storms is deposited on the south end, and vice versa...but in either case, we generally receive sand in stormy weather from both directions.

*Snorkeling begins right off our shore.

*Only 350 yards up the beach in front of Governor’s House is Governor’s Reef - accessible to entire families, regardless of age

*As is Beachcomber Reef 400 yards to the South -

*Other terrific snorkeling locations are just two miles up AND down the beach at Cemetery & Pageant Reefs

*Up at Northwest Point we have the fascinating Turtle Farm complex which features gigantic tortoises, breeding facilities, and turtles of all ages

+Visit the collection of Caymanian birds in the aviary

Is that enough?

FOR A REALLY UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE? - even to engaging a luxurious Rolls-Royce from another friend, retired owner of one of the Island's most notable restaurants. As one of the Island's truly unique personalities he is a joy to know - can you imagine a more valuable honeymoon gift when letting TurtleFish Haven as a special anniversary or birthday pleasure? His brother-in-law owns one of the outstanding restaurants at Morgan's Harbour-and no one on Cayman knows Caymanian restaurant quality better than them

Want to know about our unique Cayman history?

* Our diverse communities?

* Where to snorkel our incomparable reefs, dive, fish?

* Where to find native artwork & crafts?

* Where to go caving, turtling, to the Agricultural Center & Saturday AM fresh fruit & vegetable market?

* Or view local community projects in South Sound, Prospect, Savannah, Newlands, Lower Valley, Bodden Town, Frank Sound, East End, Old Man Bay, North Side or Rum Point?

We know them ALL!

* Swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove on north Sound? * Or visit one of Cayman’s best-kept secrets - the Ugland Motor Museum? A surprisingly comprehensive attraction of more than 50 of the world’s great automobiles, including the first car ever brought to Cayman - a 1914 Cadillac...As you enter the lobby is an 1886 Benz...the world's first manufactured motor car!

* Nearby is Hell post office…yes, you can even send a postcard home from Hell - in the middle of Paradise!

* Easy access to just about anywhere by car or minibus

* Ride horses at our remote nature preserve out at Barker’s Point at the entrance to North Sound - a wild & untamed reminder of what Cayman was like before development

* Enjoy a wide variety of native parrots in the wild on the eastern end of the Island or at the Botanical Garden off Frank Sound Road either before or after a scrumptious lunch at Kurt's Korner at Old Man Bay in North Side

*Three miles South of us is George Town, Cayman's capital and quite the urban center with its many offices housing the financial and business affairs of the world

* Less than a mile to the new planned community of Camana Bay, with modern facilities, restaurants on North Sound, movie theatre and shopping

*Shopping is almost entirely in US Dollars to accommodate the 1.3 million cruise ship passengers who disembark annually for only a few hours' taste of what we have in Cayman

*Not to be missed is the daily Craft Market downtown, or the Wednesday Farmer's Market @ Camana Bay

---And much, much more

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Perfect Caribbean Holiday: Spacious Ground Floor to Beach @ Center of 7 M B
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 20 reviews
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Perfect Caribbean Holiday: Spacious Ground Floor to Beach @ Center of 7 M B
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Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Asheville, NC
5

6 Stars

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
You can spend a ton of time researching where to stay and getting a "feel" for what places are like, comparing prices etc. OR -- you can trust me on this and go to Turtle Fish Haven. It's smack dab on the beach and easily accessible to everything. On top of that, Bob the owner sends a personal and comprehensive letter-guide that offers all sorts of information on how to do things and go places. The unit is fairly basic but it's very clean and has great kitchen stuff. The posted photos are exactly what you see when you arrive. You can walk to the grocery store 2 blocks away and save money by eating in. If you're hunting for a dive operator, check out Indigo Divers and EPIC Divers. Best restaurant experience was the Calypso Grill. Anyway, when you talk to Bob, it's like you're talking to your next door neighbor and he makes everything seem like a trip to the mailbox. Thanks for everything, Bob.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vince, we thank you not only for your kind comments but also for the specific current recommendations. We can't keep up on everybody and every feature or service, and you helped us -- and our guests -- substantively. As for the Welcome Letter, it just gets better and better.... up to eight pages now since we just returned with all kinds of new info for our guests. The more Cayman changes, the more it stays the same remarkable and delightful vacation spot.... no wonder we remain the #1 return site for holiday-goers.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Perfect Caribbean Holiday: Spacious Ground Floor to Beach @ Center of 7 M B
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443.759.8400
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
5

Relaxing Stay with Awesome Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My family (5 of us) stayed at Turtlefish Haven for a week and had a terrific time. Bob and Ann Marie were also there at the time and provided useful and insightful information on restaurants and activities for us. This was a third time on Cayman and was the most relaxing and best stay so far !! We snorkeled off the beach in front of the Westin, took long walks in the morning (finished off with great lattes at the Westin next door that has a coffee shop off the lobby !), and in the evenings on the beautiful soft sand beach. The villa was clean, very well appointed with kitchen items which enabled breakfasts and lunches to be made so we did not have to leave the beach ! The beds were very comfortable and the other vacations at nearby units were friendly and quiet. We rented a car since we love to drive to Rum Point (45 minutes) on the other side of the island, but you don't need one at this villa - location is central on the beach and near lots of restaurants and the Fosters grocery store. Highly recommmended !! We'll be back !
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Rick, we enjoyed meeting you and Elizabeth and the kids, and whilst we are pleased that the neighboring Westin has those conveniences, we prefer to be the quieter and less crowded alternative with more comfortable and roomy accommodations than any hotel can offer. And yes, our family friendly environment generally does attract very friendly vacationers who respect everyone's desire to have a perfect holiday. We very much look forward to seeing you next year!
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Perfect Caribbean Holiday: Spacious Ground Floor to Beach @ Center of 7 M B
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403859vb
443.759.8400
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
5

Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Great laid back condo in the absolute best location on 7 mile beach. Walking distance to stores, great restaurants and of course about ten steps to a fabulous beach. The owners are really terrific and have the place set up for a perfect vacation. We had a wonderful time!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Perfect Caribbean Holiday: Spacious Ground Floor to Beach @ Center of 7 M B
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403859vb
443.759.8400
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
4

Great Choice

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Pro's: Awesome location, great accommodations, clean. Only steps to the beach. Water view from the bedroom and living room. Close to good restaurants and Fosters (walking distance).

Snorkeling everyday right off the beach. We saw sting rays and multicolored fish at this location. Red Sail Water Sports is next door at the the Westin; enjoyed the snorkeling safari with our son - went to Cemetery Reef area and down to Eden Rock.

Recommended restaurants; Heritage Kitchen (West Bay Rd and Boggy Sand Rd - at the 4 way stop behind the gas station just north of Cemetery Reef) - turtle stew was very good, Kurts Corner (East end), Eatz (great Buffalo wings believe it or not!!), Sunshine Suites restaurant and Simboco. Don't forget fresh fish from Robert at the port in Georgetown; one of the best meals of the week (Red Snapper and Wahoo the day we stopped by).

Enjoyed snorkeling on the east side (Cayman Kai area) public beaches - no one there. Very relaxing. Also, Cemetery Reef was excellent.

Con: only negative if you can call it that - no pool. No issue for us - we enjoyed the ocean everyday. Almost forgot about the rooster's crowing all day and night - lol..... They are all over the island (literally). Pretty funny....

The island is safe, clean and fun.

Bob and Ann Marie were very gracious and helpful regarding local information and an overview of the island as it was our first time visiting.

Thank you again Bob and Ann Marie. We look forward to returning soon.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It brings smiles to our countenance when we see that our guests enjoy getting to know the real Cayman as we do. As we say to all e encounter, our goal is to give you direction and helpful hints to make this your best holiday ever, and we mean it!

With 192 certified dive sites around the 80 mile perimeter of the Island and an almost unbroken reef, the snorkeling is amongst the very the best in the world, and we hope you return soon to check out other sites you missed.

As for the pool and chickens, well..... all pools look pretty much the same, don't they? And we really cater to the guest like you that wants to experience the very best that our shimmering turquoise Caribbean has to offer... especially since our water is so calm that most of the time even toddlers can play happily on their own on the shore in wet sand for hours on end! We suggest that those who want a pool go to San Diego where there is ample reason to use a pool...with a far too cold and rough ocean that is best enjoyed by viewing!
Chickens? Uniquely Cayman, and yes, they are everywhere, clucking and pecking for tidbits, roosting in trees just abut wherever they wish to, They are a common sight all over George Town....did you get a picture of the chickens that hang around the KFC? Priceless!

And special thanx for bringing attention to Heritage House, as that's a new one on us!

We deeply appreciate your comments, and especially Nicolas' great review of our snorkeling. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Perfect Caribbean Holiday: Spacious Ground Floor to Beach @ Center of 7 M B
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443.759.8400
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
Fargo, ND United States
5

Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time and the condo was beautiful, Grand Cayman is truly our favorite place to go!!! The trip has given us a lifetime of memories and we are fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay where we did.

My wife and I are already planning on taking our two little girls to Grand Cayman sometime next year so they can see it firsthand and will definitely be looking you up in the future for accommodations ?

I have seen/done a lot of really cool things in my short time on this planet, but NOTHING compares to the experiences and views I have had/seen in Cayman, and to have had the opportunity to stay at the condo made it even that much better. I didn’t think anything could top our first trip out when we stayed at the Westin, but staying at the condo was a whole new dynamic and it really made it feel like home for the 10 days we were there

Thanks for everything Bob and Ann Marie
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return... Especially with your daughters, as we know just how ours enjoyed growing up here! And with new features like swimming with the dolphins, the enlarged TurtleFarm and Botanical Gardens, they are likely to be kept rather busy when not snorkeling right off our own shore. Put all cold thoughts of North Dakota aside and come soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
5 km ; 10-15 minutes
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
1KM to Dragon Bay pier-on North Sound to CaymanKai
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Esterly Tibbetts Hwy 1 Blk East -to airport 12 min
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Your on it!
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Legenz across the Road in Falls Shopping Center
Nearest Ski
2042 Miles
3,286 KM (2,041.85 mi) to Crested Butte
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
The Links @ Safehaven across WB Rd 1 KM
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Over a dozen --all within walking distance 0.5 km
Nearest Point of Interest
World Famous Seven Mile Beach
Car: not necessary

Loafing, Sunning, Tanning, Lazing, Shell Hunting, Boating, Turtle Farm, Sting Ray City, Swimming with the Dolphins, Havana Cigars, Sunday Brunching, Hiking, Gourmet Eating, Local Delicacies, Fresh Fish daily, ...... much,much more

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Availability & Rates

Grand Cayman Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter HI Season
Jan 4 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$12,775
4 nights
 
 
Summer Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$7,775
4 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 6 2014
$295
$1,765
$5,775
4 nights
 
 
Pirate's Weeks & Thanksgiving
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$6,775
4 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$595
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$11,775
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeper $93.75
Deposit of US$500 - $1500 upon commitment, to be applied Entirely to booking by check or draft payable to our management company WPV. Half of remaining booking cost paid as per agreement 90-120 days before a arrival with final payment 60 days out to include remaining half PLUS the DOT Hospitality Fee and any applicable security deposit.
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes We mail keys to guests well in advance of arrival unless we are on Island. As soon as booking is confirmed, we send contact info for discounted auto rentals immediately upon request. Our Welcoming Introduction letter is sent by email after full payment is received. Questions regarding any aspect of guest interest shall be answered at any time. When in Cayman, our access number is 321.338.8752
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Amenities

Grand Cayman Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 modern tiled with full showers, storage cosmetics
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Commodius and comfortable and convenient to side patio; You can lie in bed in the master suite and view the sea across the lawn!, Twin Beds in large second bedroom that can be converted into a king
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • spelunking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
Activity guide with recommendations Convenient to THREE shopping areas withiin walking distance, Expanded interior redesign with native coral rock wall, World-class dining and shopping, Discounts to local attractions, Private introductions to local amenities and services, Guaranteed family-friendly environment
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