A RESPITE WORTH WAITING FOR
Submitted: March 7, 2012
Stayed: February 2012
My wife and I have now spent a week or more in the past twenty-four years on seventeen Bahamian and Caribbean Islands, six of the islands were repeats.
Villa Far Tortuga, located on the less populated north side of Grand Cayman Island, has thus far been the most well-equipped and unique rental that we have encountered. One specific amenity was the snorkeling right off the beach within approximately 200 feet of the outer reef. The sea creatures were much larger than all the other islands were one would have to charter a boat to view such sea life. Of course, the most significant resting and snoozing spot was on a hammock underneath the gazebo out at the end of villa's dock. Or, as we also enjoyed, after the usual arduous trip to get to any island destination, was to enjoy a nice cool rum-runner with a floater while lounging in the swimming pool to sooth ones body after the travel hassles.
Although there was only two of us, for my wife and I do snore, and we prefer lots of room to literally "chill out," there is ample space, along with three multi-station satellite TV's, to comfortably accommodate ten people in five bedrooms. When I mentioned fully-equpped, I should definitely include cooking equipment.
Lastly, the owner was the most accommodating and gracious individual that a guest could have to establish their vacation plans. There was no cuteness, nor over-flowering of the accommodations. What was stated and viewed on the website was what you get. It was definitely worth our nickel,
Per the dictates of my wife, there were to be no formal evening meals being prepared by either of us. I, as a seafood book author, was a bit unhinged about that, but the boss is the boss. So I, with gritted teeth, acquiesced and we went out in the evening to eight restaurants, with TUKKA being enjoyed twice. Do look for the two sharks right below the shoreline.
The one restaurant that we were disappointed in was the nearby OVER THE EDGE. It is over-rated and the slow service, was a turn-off. Anyone wishing to receive our comments about the other restaurants, please contact me. There isn't enough room to detail our pleasant, and occasionally odd experiences. One odd place was what I received when I ordered my standard Grey Goose Gibson, straight up, with one (cocktail) onion. The bartender, in lieu of the hint of Vermouth, actually poured the juice of an olive jar into my drink. I was offered a proper replacement, after I explained what I preferred.
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Owner's Response: Michael, Thanks for taking time to do a "proper" Review.
We are very happy you had a great time and hope to "hear" from you again soon.
Sorry "Over The Edge" restaurant was not to your liking. It is a "local" establishment and as such has the "Island" mentality....."soon come" .
It was a pleasure doing business with you. Debanne and Vince
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