I can't think of too many people who LOVE the quiet and the serenity of the Reef Resort on the QUIET East End of the island...and PARTICULARLY those of us who bought timeshares or quarter shares or more in part BECAUSE of that who will be happy with this news. Truly angry is more like it.
The Reef is SERIOUSLY considering having a helicopter LAND and take off from the DOCK!!!!!!!!!!!! There was a test to see if the noise was okay for......hmmm NOT the owners of the timeshare properties because we were not told of it......initially it was to go beyond Castaways Cove but so many owners complained about that possibility that it has been changed to the dock area and the timeshare side. GREAT....good move...anger a whole new set of owners and some who own on both sides!
It SUPPOSEDLY would NOT be run at night and would transport people to the airport and to restaurants, like Pappagallos....um, Pappagallos isn't even open for lunch is it? Where would the helicopter land at Pappagallos and the Lobster Pot....or are people to jump? How big would the darn helicopter have to be to keep down the cost of the trip or is this helicopter not really meant for timeshare or condo owners after all? Is that quaint dock big enough or will there be a new dock made BECAUSE of the helicopter?
Anyone who knows me from this board and the Cayman Activity board, knows I've been singing the praises of the Reef Resort for well over 10 years. It will STOP if this goes through.
How pleasant the snorkeling will be with a helicopter landing and taking off...how pleasant will it be to sit on "all oceanfront balconies or patios" if the helicopter masks the noise of the ocean and the palms singing and dancing to the tradewinds. Radios aren't allowed to be on the beach because of the disturbance to other guests but a HELICOPTER is okay? Seriously?