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Mar 2, 2014 08:39 AM

Grand Cayman Itinerary.....Please critique

We will be staying on Seven Mile at the Caribbean Club Resort. There will be five adults and two well behaved toddlers in our group. so far we have made reservations at the following for dinner;

Morgan Harbor
Michael's genuine
Grand Old House

Should any be replaced with something else?
Are we omitting any great must eat spots?

Also any lunch recommendations are appreciated, especially places we can go directly to from the beach ( flip flops and tee shirts)


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  1. We were there in June of 2012 and 2013 and will be back this March. Our son was 6 and 7 on those trips.

    The food and atmosphere at Ortanique and Michael's Genuine were both great. Both are in Camana Bay, and there are some fun spots for kids there (splash park, for example). We went to Ortanique on a day they had wine and cheese pairings, and that was fun. You should check the calendar for special dinners, etc. You can google Cayman Good Taste, and I think they have a good food event calendar.

    In 2012, we did the tasting menu at Osetra Bay. It was fantastic, but very expensive. We tried Blue in 2013, and it was also very expensive but with even better food, so we are planning to go back. Our son was in the kids club, and we hadn't finished dinner. So we picked him up and brought him back to the restaurant. The staff couldn't have been nicer and brought him a few treats.

    Coconut Joe's had a good and inexpensive breakfast and was kid-friendly.

    We went to Blue Cilantro in 2013. It was really good, but I think there are better options for the price.

    We haven't tried the other places on your list, but the Luca brunch is on this year's agenda.

    Can't really comment on lunches because we usually just ate at the beach.

    Enjoy your trip!

    1. I believe that you have made many good choices. I would not bother going to Pappagallos, instead I would substitute La Dulce Vita or Ragazzi. I agree that Osetra Bay and Blue are excellent choices, as is the Brasserie, but they really aren't toddler places. Blue is very expensive but worth every penny.

      I would also consider the Ritz-Carlton for Sunday brunch if you are not going to Luca's brunch.

      For informal lunch, Cimboco, Chicken-Chicken, Duke's and Sunshine Grill are good choices as is Coconut Joe's.
      Morgan's Harbour will be closing this year, I believe their rent was raised, so it will your last chance to dine in their current location.

      One place you must go to is the new gelato place in Camana Bay called Gelato & Co. It is owned by an Italian couple and just opened in December. It is located in the crescent area of Camana Bay not far from Michael's. I would recommend skipping dessert at Michael's and Ortanique and having the gelato or sorbet from the new place.

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      1. re: BigGeorge

        Thanks my 2 1/2 yr old will absolutely love the Gelato.