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Compass Point Dive Resort

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346 Austin Connoly Drive, East End KY1 1801 Grand Cayman
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Updated 23/04/20

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LAID BACK LUXURY....Located on the untouched, pristine East End of the Island. Situated approximately 21 miles East from Grand Cayman's international airport and approximately 1 mile past the sleepy village of East End.Compass Point Dive Resort Compromises of 28 luxurious one, two and three bedroom oceanfront and poolside condominiums, each with their own private patio or balcony. Each condominium is beautifully appointed with stylish island decor and fully equipped with all of the comforts of home. New in 2013, Eagle Ray's Bar & Grill, dockside overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Diving
Snorkelling
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
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Private balcony
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Telephone
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Satj wrote a review Jul 2022
16 contributions9 helpful votes
Desire to just wake up and experience phenomenal diving without the hassle of lugging gear and assembling all the pieces? Then look no further and book with Compass Dive Resort. Think of this as a quiet, quaint place on the East End of Cayman as a diving valet service. If you are looking for a get away from the hustle and bustle and desire to enjoy diving to over 55 spots, then look no further and book a stay at Compass Point. Top notch knowledgeable crew included!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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AwesomeBalance wrote a review Jul 2022
Texas105 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed here for a week in order to finish our scuba dive certification and enjoy the reef on the east side of Grand Cayman. Check-in is through the dive shop and I should mention that there seems to be a little disconnect between the dive company who is at the hotel and the folks who actually manage/book the hotel. Even so, we were able to get all our questions answered and issues resolved. The condo itself was very clean but not brand new. All the appliances worked great and I was able to make some fabulous locally bought seafood dinners while we were there. Linens, bed and furniture were good and comfortable enough. We stayed in the absolute perfect condo on the bottom floor furthest to the side. We could walk out our patio to the beach where there were chairs and a hammock to relax in. The patio has a table and chairs also. The in-house dive company was excellent. The week we were there they experienced unusually rough ocean conditions so we had to change the site a few times, but they are very knowledgeable about each location and the captain personally checked the conditions by diving in before he/she let us get in the water. We saw quite a lot of wildlife and were thrilled to see a reef shark up close. We will definitely be back here to dive with this company even if we choose to stay somewhere else next time.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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steve p wrote a review Jul 2022
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Friendly, hardworking and helpful staff. These people know how to take care of snorkelers and divers. East facing ocean fort view of the Caribbean, Wow! Evan who works in the front office is a very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable young man. Snorkel boat operators like Logan , Gia and Pierre made the trips even better with their knowledge, professionalism and good natured humor. Great people to be around! Also, they were helpful with their knowledge of things to do around the island. Please remember to tip these folks, they are well worth it! The east side of this island is peaceful, quiet. Please don't let it become like the west side.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Robert H wrote a review Jul 2022
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The condo is fresh and clean and well stocked with all that you’d expect. The dive operation is absolutely 1st class. I have been to many different Caribbean dive resorts and this is the best. The employees are friendly and will help you any way they can. There are 3 large dive boats well laid out. They keep track of who is on what boat and which sites you’ve been to so you don’t have to dive the same sites twice. Not many operators will do that. Nitrox is available and runs 31-33%. The on-site restaurant is small but the food is great with friendly servers. Breakfast is provided in your dive package and starts at 7:00. Boat check in is 7:45 so you don’t have to rush. This is my 2nd time here and I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mozart K wrote a review Jul 2022
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Weary of the traffic and noise of Seven Mile Beach? Look no further. My Bride and me took a staycation at Compass Point. Spacious rooms, comfortable modern furniture, excellent seaview, full kitchen with all the amenities, room service, onsite bar and restaurant, extremely responsive staff. Look, if you're a 5-star person who expects every detail of your life attended to, this may not be your place. This is a place to RELAX, to live and swim and dip in the pool or hot tub, look at the sea and enjoy the silence and lack of light pollution. East End is much as Grand Cayman used to be, and is peaceful, safe and quiet. We are not divers, so I can't compliment their dive services, other than to say that the three boats I watched going out and coming in were handled with proficiency, and everybody looked happy. Extremely reasonable rates. Very close to a small market and liquor store.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: The buildings are two-storey. There is a staircase to walk up to get to the bar and restaurant....
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kbs8387 wrote a review Jul 2022
Williamsport, Pennsylvania12 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in June 2022 for a week of diving booked through PADI. Spouse and I stayed in a well-appointed, pleasant, clean ocean front one bedroom condo. The condo has a full kitchen and bath, safe, plenty of towels, terry robes, books to borrow, shaded front patio with table and chairs and lounge chairs in the sun. Would definitely return without hesitation! The international Ocean Frontiers dive team at the resort is amazing! Originally from UK, France, Spain, US, they are knowledgeable, hard working and personable. Their goal is your safety and enjoyment. They will find you the best site given the conditions. All sites are less than 15 minutes away. They have several friendly sharks that we saw up close most days. Saw many crabs in coral nooks, a moray eel, spotted drum fish, turtle, lobster, etc. Multiple tunnels/crevasse swim throughs were fun. Special dive team mentions: Andy, James, Ben, Gia, and Hunter - it was a pleasure! Boats are well-maintained and located just steps away from the condo! Many returning divers - always a good sign! We appreciated the rural location away from the traffic of Georgetown. We drove in when we wanted a special dinner or shopping but otherwise stayed on the east end. We tried most of the local restaurants and our best meals were at Casita and Over the Edge!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Friderike B wrote a review Jun 2022
Vienna, Virginia114 contributions44 helpful votes
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We stayed at a 2 bedroom condo on the second floor. Super spacious for 4 people. Very clean and nice decor. Best part - it was less than 2 min from the restaurant and dive dock. During our week, there was lots of stinky seaweed on the shore so we were only able to sit on the large balcony on the last day when the wind changed and for some reason the seaweed stopped smelling. The pool area across the street is nice. Not super large but well maintained and good for a refreshing dip. We came to dive and from that perspective the resort offered everything we needed. It was great to have washer and dryer in our unit. There were towels on the dove boat. We must have read wrong reviews as somewhere it said there were not enough towels so we brought beach towels. It definitely was nice to be able to wash them. Overall, super laid back vibe. Lunch at Eagle Ray’s was good, especially the lion fish tacos and the seafood curry. If we come back to the Caymans, we would stay here again. Great deal for the convenience and the dive experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking available. 2 bedroom condos are large and have two extra Murphy beds in the living room...
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1984Diver wrote a review Feb 2022
Wilmington, Delaware197 contributions55 helpful votes
Great value for the money - especially if you book a dive and stay package with Ocean Frontiers. Rooms are not luxurious, but are clean and spacious with a proximity to the dive boats that can’t be beat! Ocean front rooms have a great view! On-site restaurant Eagle Ray Cafe is good, but numerous restaurants are nearby on the East End, including La Castia that is basically across the street! Only real complaints are a lack of shore-diving and no beach towels provided.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul Arbo wrote a review Apr 2021
Grand Cayman3 contributions
Our family of four (two kids, both divers) stayed at Compass Point over the kids' Easter break week. We did eight dives with the Ocean Frontiers crew, ranging from great to spectacular, and felt well taken care of the whole time we were out there! We cannot wait to find an opportunity to get back out east to knock off more dives from the list of 55 on our way to our green shorts! Compass Point and Ocean Frontiers do it right!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Eric Y wrote a review Jan 2021
Marietta, Georgia77 contributions80 helpful votes
Oh boy, finally getting around to writing this review for our last pre-pandemic leisure trip... Great dive resort and great dive spots on the East End. Very good on-site restaurants and also several within a short drive (you'll definitely want to get a rental car to get around if you're there for more than just a few days). Friendly and knowledgeable dive support staff, and you get spoiled with having everything taken care of (just show up at the boat!). Rooms were clean and comfortable and well-stocked. The grounds themselves aren't much to speak of if you aren't there for diving (i.e. it's not a beach and pool resort experience), though a good base if you are exploring that part of the island. Definitely on the short-list for any repeat visits to Grand Cayman.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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US$254 - US$345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Compass Point Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Compass Point Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park (7.8 km), Blow Holes (6.9 km), and The Wreck View Art Gallery (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Compass Point Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Compass Point Dive Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Compass Point Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Compass Point Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Compass Point Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Big Tree Bbq, Tukka, and Eagle Ray's Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Compass Point Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Compass Point Dive Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Compass Point Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.