Sunset Cove Resort Frequent Questions
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About Cayman Condos: About us
Activities: Snorkel reef right out front of Sunset Cove. Largest swiming pool on Seven Mile Beach with a swim-up snack and cocktail bar, whirlpool, children's wading pool. Diving, water sports, bars, restaurants, gym, shopping and golf on-site and/or nearby.
Airlines: Airlines serving Grand Cayman are:
- Cayman Airways, US Air, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, British Airways, Air Jamaica, United Airlines, Air Canada, Continental Airlines (some operate seasonally)
- Island Air (inter-island)
Airport: Owen Roberts International airport is located approximately 3 miles from Sunset Cove. There is a large departure lounge with duty free shops as well as a cocktail/snack bar.
Amenities (Property): largest swiming pool on Seven Mile Beach with a swim-up snack and cocktail bar, whirlpool and children's wading pool. Snorkel reef just offshore. Sunset Cove is close to all to the action: a variety of restaurants, bars, shopping, and water sports.
Amenities (Room): All units have two bathrooms, a full kitchen (including a microwave and dishwasher), clothes washer and dryer, central A/C, ceiling fans and cable TV. Daily bath towel service and every third day full maid service is included. No services are provided on Sundays, Cayman Holidays, and with most special promotions (low season: mid-Apr to mid-Dec services provided vary). Beach towels provided.
Beaches: All beaches in the Cayman Islands are public. There are no lifeguards on duty. The water is usually warm and calm on the Seven Mile Beach area.
Boats: Fishing boats as well as other dive and recreational boats can be chartered through various water sports operators on island. Prices are based on half day and full day charters. Contact our U.S. Reservation Office for further information.
Check-in: Daily after 3:00 p.m. at the Sunset Cove Condominiums on-site rental office.
Check-out: Daily at 11:00 a.m.
Churches: All major denominations are represented on the island. They all welcome visitors to their services. For more information, check the local directory when on island.
Citizenship: A valid passport is required by all persons (infant to adult) traveling to/from Cayman.
Clothing: Resort casual is the recommended attire with casual, lightweight clothing being the key. Collared shirts for gentlemen, may be required in some restaurants for evening dining. Shoes are definitely required.
Cribs: A limited number of cribs are available at no charge upon a request and first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact our U.S. Reservations Office prior to your arrival.
Currency: Cayman Island $.80=U.S.$1.00 and CI$1.00=US$1.25. To convert from CI to US dollars, divide the CI amount by .80. It is not necessary to exchange US dollars, as US currency is accepted everywhere.
Driving: Remember, in the Cayman Islands we drive on the LEFT. A valid driver's license is required to drive any motor vehicle. The rental agency will issue a temporary local driver's license for a fee, if you meet the minimum age requirements and hold a valid driver's license. There are many car rental agencies to choose from on the island. For further information, contact our U.S. Reservations Office.
Drugs: The Cayman Islands have very severe laws on the use of marijuana and other controlled drugs. Large fines and prison terms will be issued to those who are in possession of, or importing, any controlled drugs.
Early Departures: There are no refunds for early departures or late arrivals.
Electric Current: 110 volt, 60 cycles. Same as in the United States.
Fitness Center/Gym: There is a gym that guests can use during their stay to the north of Sunset Cove at Galleria Plaza.
Gambling: Gambling is not permitted on the Islands.
Geography: Grand Cayman is approximately 480 miles south of Miami with an estimated airtime of one hour and ten minutes. Grand Cayman is 28 miles by 8 miles at its longest and widest point respectively. No part of the island is higher than 60 feet above sea level. The “ Sister Islands ” lie northeast in the direction from the district of East End. The two smaller islands are separated by a channel about 7 miles wide. Little Cayman is 9 miles by 1 mile. Cayman Brac is 10 miles by 1 mile.
George Town : The capital of Grand Cayman is located approximately 1 mile south of the property. It is the center of government business, banking and shopping. The harbor front (Port Authority) is where the cruise ship passengers arrive and depart via tenders.
Golf: The Britannia Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is a nine-hole championship course with a second set of nine tees and greens superimposed to create an 18-hole short course. Carts are mandatory (included in the price) and collared shirts and shoes are required. Rental clubs are available.
Hospital: The George Town hospital is located approximately 2.5 miles from the property. For emergencies, dial 911.
Immigration: Upon arrival in Grand Cayman you will clear immigration after deplaning and before departing from the airport. You will be asked at this time to show proof of citizenship as well as to state your purpose for coming to the island. When departing Grand Cayman you will go through local immigration. You will not clear customs or US Immigration until you reach your first destination in the United States.
Island Info: There are excellent free booklets on the island which are ideal for answering questions about the island's culture, government, restaurants, shopping, etc. If you have specific questions prior to your arrival, contact our U.S. Reservations Office.
Jogging: Running is a popular pastime on the island with the flat terrain and clean air.
Jeeps: Jeeps are available from several rental agencies on the island: Just Jeeps, Coconut Car Rentals, Andy's Auto and Soto Jeeps to name a few.
Language: English is the dominant language spoken on all three islands.
Location: The resort is located on the southern end of Seven Mile Beach approximately 1 mile from George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands and approximately 3 miles from the Owen Roberts International Airport .
Lost & Found: The international mailing of a personal item(s) back to you in the U.S. is a complicated and costly process due to the many rules and regulations in place since 9/11. The costs incurred may well be over the value of any personal item(s) left behind in the unit. The best and sometimes only way to retrieve an item(s) is for you to travel to Grand Cayman again to pick it up personally!
Marine Life: The motto is “look, but do not touch.”
Marriages: Non-resident marriages are increasing in popularity in the Cayman Islands. In the Cayman Islands you can get married as soon as the necessary paper work is processed, approximately 24 hours. Required documents are: Proof of identity, Cayman Islands International embarkation/disembarkation pink slip and if divorced or widowed, certified or original copies of divorce decree or death certificates. A fee of CI$150.00 plus $10.00 stamp duty must accompany the above documents. A booklet providing more information is available from the Cayman Islands Government Information Services.
Newspapers: The Cayman Compass, Cayman Net News, The Miami Herald, USA Today, New York Times, London Times and Wall Street Journal are all available. Current day US papers are not available until late afternoon.
Nudity: Topless or nude sunbathing is not permitted. Pornographic material/magazines are not allowed.
Population: Total population as of the 2000 census on all three islands is approximately 40,900. Grand Cayman boasts approximately 37,000 of that number.
Reservations: Cayman Condos Reservations Office is located in the U.S. in Iowa. All reservations and accounting are handled at this location. Click here to learn more about us. You will, however, check in at the Sunset Cove Condo Rental Office in Grand Cayman upon your arrival to the island for your stay. Toll free hotline: 1-800-999-1338. See Contact Us or Reserve Now.
Restaurants: See Amenities: Restaurants.
Taxes: The Cayman Islands have no sales tax on any articles. There is a government tax of 10% added to the hotel room rate. This is a mandatory tax and cannot be waived.
Taxis: Taxis are readily available both at the airport and all hotels. One way from the airport to Sunset Cove Condos costs approximately US$20.00 - $25.00, based on up to 4 persons with two pieces of luggage per person.
Telephones: Local calls to land lines are free of charge. Upon check-in, you will be provided with mobile and long-distance phone call instructions.
Time and Tide: Cayman is in the Eastern Standard Time zone but does not switch to daylight savings in the summer months. Tide information is publicized daily in the newspaper and on the radio.
Tipping: Most, but not all, restaurants on the island add the 15% automatically to the check. Those who do not usually indicate this on the check “gratuity not included.”
Sunset Cove Condominium Complex Address: 299 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman.
Water: Grand Cayman has a state of the art Reverse Osmosis plant that services the island. This pure water is safe to drink. However, all fresh water is produced from seawater and is very precious – please do not waste it.