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Compass Point Dive Resort

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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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Breakfast Available
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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This is an excellent dive resort. The boats, crews, equipment, and professionalism are great. The restaurant on site is very convenient. The pool and hot tub are very nice, but have no view of the ocean. If you are not a diver, there is less to offer.
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I came here with my kid- a newly certified diver - to get him started someplace easy and convenient. And now I may have spoiled him rotten. Lovely oceanfront condo with a full kitchen. Giant balcony. Two pools and a hot tub. And best of all- valet diving. You roll out of bed,
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Rooms an property were spotless and had all the amenities. Staff and housekeeping were friendly and the view was fantastic. Located on the quiet side of the island yet within easy reach of supermarket and attractions.
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We came out for a full week to do our first ever true dive vacation with dives scheduled everyday. We had a 1 bedroom ocean front suite with a beautiful ocean view. Highly recommend this upgrade - it's an absolute must. You wouldn't really want to swim off the beach area here,
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East End is away from a lot of the tourist activities on the west side, so depending on your perspective, it may or may not be ideal for you. A vehicle is definitely a plus to visit different beaches, restaurants, and grocery shopping. There is a casual on site restaurant, Eagle
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Yes, they do allow Lionfish hunting. You need to be certified. There may be a course once a week that they teach. There are certain sites where it is not allowed. Also, they have done a good job of culling so that there are not too many left, but they are good eating!
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It's about $70 US to and from the airport, by taxi, plus tip. Obviously the rate varies – if you want to stop in Savannah for groceries, it may cost a bit more. There is snorkelling at the resort itself but it takes a bit of planning. The beach is self is quite rocky and once a person wades in, apparently it's quite muddy – according to a friend with whom I went, non-diver. The best bet is to jump off the end of the dock and snorkel around the mooring buoys. There is marine life there including lobsters, juvenile angelfish and others. The planning part includes ensuring the dive boats will be out long enough not to cause you danger, and also to ensure there is a boat at the dock so you can climb on one to get back. There is no ladder on the dock itself. Other than that, there is not much around the resort, although you could drive to Morritts/the Reef. Your best bet might be to simply book a couple of snorkelling trips. I'm not sure if there is an actual package for that. My non-diving friend enjoyed sun bathing but not everyone likes doing that all the time. One interesting trip – maybe for all of you – is the iguana sanctuary. There are also hikes – the Mastic Trail – if he is so inclined. There is no snuba at Compass Point. However, every dive master at Compass Point is also an instructor and I'm sure your son could be accommodated. I'll dig up the email of the best contact person and get back to you. Wishing you the best, Crystal
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The most common packages include seven days and five days of two-tank diving as well as a subcompact car rental – usually a Daihatsu. I like that size as I'm not used to driving large vehicles, but my husband prefers larger so we have upgraded if he is to do the driving. Shorter and longer packages are also available but, from where we are traveling, it makes no sense to go for only a week. It's also possible to add more dives including night dives, at an extra cost. Very flexible. Packages are generally quoted per person based on double occupancy but, if the second person a non-diver, the rate for that person will be lower. If two people who are not a couple wish to share a waterfront one- bedroom unit, it's still possible as there are Murphy beds in the living room. Have fun!
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Snorkelling around the resort is great – lots of life at the mooring buoys, lobsters and a variety of fish. However, my friend tried to go swimming off the beach and found it difficult, sinking into the mud. It's better to jump off the dock and swim out. Then, one can return and climb onto a boat tied at the dock. Of course, timing is important. At the end of the day, once tanks are unloaded etc., the boats are out at the mooring buoys. Best to check with the on-site dive shop as to timing. There also are dedicated snorkelling trips, on a boat with no dive tanks so it will only be taken to sites appropriate for snorkelling, not deep dives. I don't know how much that costs, but you can get information online from Ocean Frontiers.
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There are a number of reefs that are only about a 5 minute boat ride from the resort, but I don't think there are any that you can just swim to from the shore.
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"All condos are nice, most have wonderful ocean views. "
"Loved the ocean side room"
"Huge condos on the ocean or pool."
"Had a great one bedroom with two murphy beds on top floor, ocean side. Quiet, simple and better than expected.."
"Built for divers, but the rooms are for anyone who wants a quiet place to stay on East end of island"
US$199 - US$325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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