divers, an all-inclusive package has all of the above except diving. Hotel
tax and gratuity are not included.
Southern Cross Club , south side of island,
1099, fax 345-948-1098, www.southerncrossclub.com, $$. The Southern
Cross holds the distinction of being the island's first resort. Located along
South Hole Sound with 800 feet of beachfront, this resort was renovated in
1998. Today, five beachfront duplex cottages offer 11 guest rooms deco-
rated in island colors; each room has air conditioning, ceiling fans, (no
phones or TV) and plenty of water from the inn's own desalinization plant.
In 2000, the resort added a honeymoon suite. Facilities include a freshwa-
ter swimming pool and two outdoor bars, one of which is on the dock.
Southern Cross has long been a favorite destination with Caribbean an-
glers. Both deep-sea and tackle fishing for bonefish, tarpon, and permit
are offered here. The Southern Cross Club has a 24-foot deep-sea fishing
boat available for charter. A resident fishing guide will make sure you re-
turn home with plenty of fish tales.
Two dive boats offer daily dives at this PADI certified shop. This is now an
IANTD Nitrox facility. Dive boats take a maximum of 12 guests per dive.
The Southern Cross Club specializes in service, with one of the highest
staff-to-guest ratios on the island. And they go the extra mile to make va-
cations here memorable, organizing day-trips to offshore islands, roman-
tic dinners for two at the end of the dock and more. Call to discuss your
request. This all-inclusive property allows children over age five.
McCoy ' s Diving and Fishing Lodge , Bloody Bay,
948-0026, fax 345-948-0057, www.cayman.com/ky/com/sam, $$. One of
the island's earliest accommodations remains one of its favorites, espe-
cially with divers and fishermen. Two dive boats, the 30-foot Caymaniac
and the 28-foot Caymanak , transport divers to sites around the island. An-
glers can head out aboard the 32-foot Reel McCoy deep-sea fishing boat.
Eight guest rooms greet visitors with rustic charm. Tucked beneath shady
trees and always in sight of the deserted beach, the rooms feature private
baths and air conditioning. Guests can dine right on premises. Other facil-
ities include a small freshwater pool with Jacuzzi jets.
Where to Eat
To cut food costs, many guests on Little Cayman opt for buying a
few groceries. The lone grocery store is the Village Square , next
to the car rental agency. Open 9-1 and 4-6, Monday through Sat-
urday, the store stocks a little of everything: housewares, bait and tackle,
VCR rentals, medicines, and groceries. A surprising number of resorts fea-
ture top-notch dining; advance reservations are required for non-guests.
Check with resorts to make dining arrangements.