"My family and I just got home from an amazing week at Far Tortuga! We were a group of 12, 5 adult couples and 2 kids (7yo and 2yo). We couldn’t have been happier with our stay, everyone agreed the house was perfect and this was one of our best vacations ever (in a well-traveled group)! The house is clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated, spacious, well maintained, and the location can’t be beat!
-The bedrooms are comfortable and the bathrooms are spacious and clean. We never ran out of hot water!
-Kitchen is modern and well equipped. We saved a lot of money by cooking most meals there.
-The screened in porch is the ultimate dining spot, great to enjoy the ocean without worrying about bugs while you eat ( we were surprised at how few bugs there were here compared to other tropical vacations).
-House was great for kids with multiple ways to contain the 2yo (screened porch, fenced beach yard)
-We LOVED the quiet east end location and had easy access to all the activities we wanted to do (Stingrays with Captain Marvin's, Diving with Ocean Frontiers, Night Kayaking with Sweet Spot) and great dining at Tukka and Over the Edge (our 2 favorite restaurants). We did not miss the crowds and tourist traps of George Town at all!
-The pier and gazebo are beautiful, and the ladder makes for easy access to snorkeling.
-The pool is very nice and extremely clean.
-The Snorkeling behind the house is truly amazing! We did this for many hours each day; the reef is beautiful and full of a wide variety of fish and sea critters (even a turtle).
-Do be aware, where there is a reef there are rocks, bring your water shoes so you can have fun (as we did) exploring the tide pools and waking on the beach.
-We STRONGLY recommend using McCurlies Car Rental and Eddie Ebanks grocery service to make your arrival easy and stress free.
-The owner, Vince, is wonderful to work with and responded to all e-mail quickly. He had lots of good suggestions that helped our tip go smoothly.
We would recommend Far Tortuga for anyone who wants a quiet relaxing vacation away from the crowds, anyone who loves water sports, snorkeling, and diving and wants uncrowned reefs in great condition, and anyone who enjoys great food and interacting with the friendly local residents. I would not recommend the north side/east end of Cayman if you want white fluffy sand with no coral/rocks , and really enjoy shopping, crowds, or crazy night life."
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 12, 2015