Being the largest of the three islands, Grand Cayman has great areas to discover - from living luxuriously on the beach to a quaint canal front condo, Grand Cayman may surprise you with its unique residential options.
SMB is divided into two areas: the beach and across the road from the beach. Both are ideal locations within walking distance to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops and Camana Bay. There are many apartment complexes on Seven Mile Beach itself, but most are rented out for short-term, daily rentals.
Camana Bay and its town centre are situated on 685 acres that stretch from the sea on Seven Mile Beach to the North Sound on the other side. The design of Camana Bay is based on New Urbanism, a planning model that promotes “walkability” through a mix of housing, shops, restaurants, public spaces, schools and parks. Streets and walkways are interconnecting, offering a safe and scenic stroll or bike ride, while shady courtyards nurture social gatherings and a sense of community.
South Sound is currently seeing a boom in development. Take a drive down South Sound Road and you will see numerous developments on both sides of the road. The popularity of South Sound isn’t surprising given its proximity to the water, schools and George Town. It is also home to the Cayman Islands Rugby Club, Tennis Club and Squash Club, public dock, a government boat launching ramp, beaches and a new seaside boardwalk.
There are a number of waterways which cut inland from the North Sound creating canal subdivisions that are a very nice and a more affordable alternative to buying or renting a property directly on the oceanfront. If you are planning to buy a boat, you cannot beat the convenience of having a dock right in front of your home or apartment.
Prospect and Red Bay, which are right next to each other, are one of the fastest growing areas in Grand Cayman. They are close to George Town, the schools and the Shoppes at Grand Harbour which has various shops, a school, two restaurants, a large supermarket (Hurley’s Marketplace), and the Caribbean’s largest skate park: The Mountain Dew Black Pearl.
This is another area with both inland and canal front properties. Sunrise Landings and North Sound Estates (both canal front areas) fall within Savannah and Lower Valley. These areas are very popular with young families as land is still affordable.
Those who venture out to Bodden Town love it. It is on the beach, away from the hustle and bustle and the rents are in the low to mid-range. The community still has the feel of a small Caribbean town, with a mixture of locals and expats living alongside one another. The beaches are rustic, usually littered with driftwood and dried turtle grass and are lovely places for walking dogs. Although the impression of a long commute may keep the faint-hearted away from Bodden Town, it takes just 20-25 minutes to reach George Town if you leave early or late enough to miss the rush hour traffic.
This is a beautiful and historical part of the Island. On the way to these eastern districts you will pass Pedro St. James’ Castle in Pedro, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in Frank Sound and the Wreck of the Ten Sails in Gun Bay. The residents in North Side and East End are said to be the friendliest in Cayman.