This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Cayman Brac reviews
"We highly recommend this beautiful home for a restful and fabulous stay on Cayman Brac. Our family of four went diving for the week, cooked every evening and biked. The house is beautiful, incredibly private and quiet, and has a gorgeous view of the sea with every amenity you could possibly want on vacation. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the addition of bicycles and van make the vacation as easy as one could possibly want. What a find!"Guest: Andy B. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 6, 2014View listing
"We've had such an amazing time here in this house for almost 2 weeks celebrating or friends getting married on the beach right down from the house. The ceremony was wonderful and very beautiful. We've also enjoyed long lazy days in the pool and on the beach, and long nights barbecuing on the porch. The house and it's location was the absolutely perfect combination of privacy and luxury and the many large areas on the porch, by the pool or in the house was perfect for us considering we where a few people here together. The house has about everything you need but if you want to get around on the island I strongly recommend renting a car. It's been a real pleasure staying at Tropical Run-A-Way and I would definitely recommend it."Guest: JD Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 2014View listing
"First the booking was so easy and helpful! We will be back! If you ever want to feel like you're on your own little island...this is how private it feels. Everything was clean! Well equipped. The only thing we missed was a TV for news and weather but did have good internet! Coconut and the lime tree was awesome! Rock shore was beautiful! We had bad weather...so not much diving. Did shore dive to Keith Tibbets, sweet shore dive. Everything close in! Star Island restaurant up the road..best keylime pie ever! The 2nd floor master suite had the most spectacular view and was HUGE and roomy. Outdoor shower was fun and convenient. If your looking for granite and pillow top and keurig, look elsewhere...if you're looking for small island tropic quiet comfortable and roomy...this is it. One note if you have small kids Rock shore may be tough for them and the bedrooms don't adjoin the main living area. On the other hand this set up affords great privacy! The 2 bedrooms down are joined by a small bathroom. The living dining kitchen are very roomy. Loved it"Guest: Jody K. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 4, 2014View listing
"If you're looking for a Caribbean island vacation that's unspoiled by multiple high-rise hotels, crowded beaches, thousands of cruise ship tourists, crowded streets and shops, locals badgering you, then look no further than Cayman Brac, one of the two sister islands of Grand Cayman. It's ideal! Our three-generation family of 10, ranging in age from 8 to 73 had a terrific week at Garden Estates on the south shore of this 12-mile long by only 1.5 mile wide island. The Garden Estates owner, Shane, is a terrific host and will do everything to make your stay a perfect one at his exquisite two-acre complex overlooking the sea where privacy abounds. He has designed a beautiful, unique house that accommodated us all very comfortably. Everything you could possibly need is provided, including a fully stocked fridge that lasted for two days when we supplemented with our own groceries. One night Shane prepared a delicious Thai meal for us, which we all enjoyed with him on the huge deck overlooking the sea. Another night he had a local musician, Perry, come over and we all joined in singing and playing some of the percussion instruments to accompany his guitar and singing. On two occasions, a government nature guide, TJ, took us spelunking in two of the many caves that lay within the over 100-foot high, limestone Brac (bluff) that runs the length of the island. On the way he made numerous stops where we learned about the many plants used in cooking and medicinal purposes. Later in the week our daughter and four grandchildren, 8, 10, 17 and 19 went to four more caves where they literally had to crawl in and out of very tight spaces. Not for everyone, but they loved it! Several in our group also went fishing as arranged by Shane and caught trigger fish and snapper. Our oldest grandson prepared a delicious dinner for us that night. Snorkelling was excellent and though none of us dive or are certified, we'd like to experience this another time as Cayman Brac is known as one of the world's best dive spots. Garden Estates has a nice pool and huge surrounding patio with ample lounge chairs and hammocks. Hammocks also abound on the shaded patios adjoining the house. Nearby is an excellent, deep public beach with facilities and the day we went, we were the only ones there! A local restaurant/bar has karaoke and darts that grandkids and adults enjoyed one night. We also found the locals (2800) are extremely friendly and helpful. We highly recommend Garden Estates. Thanks Shane!"Guest: Ray G. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014View listing
Cayman Brac Travel Tips
Traveling to Cayman Brac Vacation Rentals
To get to Cayman Brac, you need to route via Grand Cayman. The Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman hosts a wide variety of North American and European carriers. Scheduled flights from Miami take a mere 70 minutes. From Grand Cayman, you can get a scheduled flight or private charter flight across to Cayman Brac. The flying time between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac is approximately 40 minutes, depending on if the aircraft makes a stop en route on Little Cayman. There are also regular ferries and boat charters that operate between the islands.
Experience the Charm of Cayman Brac Accommodation
The smallest of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Brac is a quiet and friendly place to stay. All the locals greet you as you walk or drive down the streets. In no time at all, you’ll feel quite at home on the island. Shopping for fresh produce in the markets or buying some of the daily catch from the local fishermen is an experience all in itself. Staying in a vacation home on Cayman Brac is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the local culture. The rental homes range from spacious oceanfront villas to cozy condos perfect for honeymooners. Stylish furnishings and well equipped kitchens make your stay all the more pleasurable. You can watch the sun dip below the horizon from the privacy of your own deck.
Cayman Brac Resorts Offer Access to an Underwater Heaven
The Caymans are widely hailed as one of the world’s top dive sites. The 100-foot plus visibility, warm ocean temperatures and magnificent coral reefs are just a few of the attractions. The rich marine life, impressive walls and wrecks scattered in the shallows complete the perfect dive destination. Here, the diving is not limited by the number of sites; rather it’s only the need to re-oxygenate your body that will keep you out of the water. You can also take the opportunity to advance your diving certification by doing specialty dive courses with one of the local dive schools during your stay. The wreck of a Cuban naval frigate was sunk off the north west coast is 1996 and is already an impressive artificial reef.
For those not comfortable with donning scuba gear, snorkeling offers a great alternative. Be sure to lather up with loads of sunscreen as once you’re in the water, you’re likely to stay there for hours on end. Brightly colored corals and millions of reef fish swirl around you in a magical dance.
The Caymans are also known as world-class sport fishing islands. Charters that take you out to the deep blue waters can easily be arranged from the marinas on Cayman Brac. Visitors are asked to respect the marine park restrictions and to not waste marine resources. Certain areas on the island are protected and charters will generally take you far away from these areas. However, if you are fishing on your own or from the shore, be sure to familiarize yourself with the marine park boundaries and regulations.
Enjoy Nature Trails on Cayman Brac
The island has some dramatic and very beautiful landscapes. On the eastern side of the island, there are nature trails that follow the coastline long the bluff. Bird watching and spectacular views will keep you entertained as you meander along. Other interesting places to visit are the impressive caves on Cayman Brac. Rebecca’s Cave, Halfway Ground Cave and Peter’s Cave are famous as being hurricane shelters for local residents. Exploring the cave interiors is fascinating and loads of fun.