On landing early morning in little Cayman we were greeted by our pick up service from Sunset Cove on time ... We asked to be taken to the only shop to pick up some toiletries and a 2ltr bottle of water as we were both quite thirsty. I looked forward to getting some breakfast from the "Beach Bum' cafe. It took us approximately 5 minutes to reach the resort. On arrival I noticed nothing really going on in the cafe with no sign of life. We checked in and went straight to our room which thankfully had the air conditioning on and was so nice to go into. The room, although very basic and dated was exceptionally clean. We got out our beach towels and went straight to the most welcoming idilic beach set in breathtaking surrounding. We looked for loungers to place our towels on but could only find 4 chairs and a table under the gazebo. No problem as after breakfast we would ask if they could be taken out of the hut with the water sports equipment in. We walked to the cafe but all was locked up.... We waited around for a couple of hours but no one showed up. We then decided to take the bikes for a ride around and on return surely we could get something to eat. 1.5 hours later we returned and all was still locked up.... Our water had now run out. 3pm after phoning other resorts on the island we found one open with a bar open. We rode our bikes and found a great resort that made us non guests very welcome and they advised us we would be welcome to stay for the BBQ later on, of course this was an added extra on our bill but being hungry and thirsty had no other option.
We returned back to Sunset Cove later in the evening and found David sat in the cafe. He explained that being out of season all was shut and his cook was off island for a month. Perhaps it would have been good to advise us of this before we made this booking.
I would definitely go back to Sunset Cove again but only when the Cafe and sports hut is open as this was a great place with a lot of potential. And Lionel the iguana was most welcoming. Out of season I would definitely stay at the Little Cayman Beach Resort....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An idyllic place for couples, friends and families on Little Cayman. A friendly, serene, relaxed place to chill. We have lots of fun things to do directly from the white, sandy beach at Sunset Cove. We have kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and luxury beach floats available for rental, so you have everything you need right at the resort. You can kayak over to Owen Island and snorkel or hang out on the beach. South Hole Sound is a lovely, reef-protected, sandy, shallow area with ideal conditions to enjoy most any watersports. We also have bicycles available for 1/2 day or full day rental. There's something for everyone! Or on a lazy day, you can indulge in a massage or lounge in one of the hammocks at the resort. For your dining pleasure, we also have The Beach Bum Cafe which is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner! ... more less