Excellent retreat on the quiet east end – review of morritts tortuga club and resort, east end, cayman islands – tripadvisor v gas station

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My wife and I love GC for vacations and have been to the island several times – we usually stay on Seven Mile Beach. This time, we decided to try somewhere different. We booked Morritt’s Tortuga Resort for two weeks as a timeshare, and stayed eleven days / ten nights. You will probably like the units in blocks 5, 10, 11, 16 and 17 as they face (unobstructed) the beach and Sea – we stayed in a one bedroom apartment in block 10 "The Wembley". The view was simply 10/10. It was well-equipped in the kitchen, and had a Jack and Jill bathroom which would allow others privacy if sleeping on the lounge couch. Arriving a day late, I emailed the resort in advance three times to advise this, but received zero response. When I telephoned, the service was better and Miss Marce Allen was very helpful (I suspect that she secured the good apartment allocation for us). There is a restaurant, sports bar, pools, tennis, mini golf and a water sports (inc. scuba diving) centre on site. There are quite a few extra fees – utility charges, government taxes, and wifi fees (which are charged, except at Mimi’s bar). If you attend a timeshare presentation, the wifi fees are cancelled out, and you may receive another gift too (we received a diving gift). There is a small shop in the reception area, and a supermarket one block away across the road (an easy walk). Otherwise, we highly recommend you hire a car for the duration of your stay. If my review has helped, please give me a "Helpful" vote. Thank you.

My friends and I (ages 17-19) shared rooms in the Tortuga Club for our senior year of high school Spring Break. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was quiet enough that it wasn’t rowdy and trashy at night, but there were always fun things to do. Ivan’s sports bar was great to play 8 ball and hang out, and some nights there was karaoke, or a dance party on the main lobby. We only had the food at the resort a small number of times because we found it was cheaper and easier to buy groceries from the store a 3 minutes walk outside the resort and make our own meals for breakfast/lunch so we could explore more local places for dinner, but the nachos and wings we ordered as a snack one time were good (slightly overpriced…but that’s Caribbean resorts for ya). During the day we mostly hung out by the infinity pool near "The Londoner" which was awesome (the beach was nice, but there was too much seaweed for those of us that were squeamish) or played volleyball on the beach. The weather is PERFECT for tanning as there is always sun, rarely clouds, and a lot of wind/a strong breeze to keep you cool (**that being said it is VERY easy to burn since the wind keeps you cool, so be careful!**). In order to keep air conditioning costs down we would only have the air on when we were in the room at night, and simply left the porch door open and the fans on during the day to keep a nice cross breeze to cool the room. Overall, we had such a fun time, met a bunch of new friends (yes, there are other "young" people), and will definitely be back to get that golden bronze we achieved after the lobster-red sunburns we all left with!

The resort is the opposite end of the island to 7-mile beach (mind you the whole island is small so no problem to visit Georgetown any day) The staff were professional, friendly and the resort was very clean. The room was huge – a 2BR 2BA with kitchen and living area – extended balcony. There are 3 reasons for only 4 stars and not 5; firstly the WiFi was $8.99 a day for one device – more for additional devices – a tip – go next door to the Wyndham Reef – its free in the lobby coffee shop area. Secondly, Mimis barfood was poor – I had the portabello mushroom sandwich and it was cold, with a glob of mozzarella (in contrast, Ivan’s bar which I think has the same chef was excellent – go figure – get the fish tacos !) You can see the fish swimming under the dock from Mimi’s restaurant which was cool. Thirdly, be aware of the "electric additional charge" on checkout. Ours was $140 for 6 nights. We had not told them we were checking out a day early, so how could they have read the meter ? We ran only the air conditioner when in the unit – it was off when we were out – also we did not run the dishwasher, or laundry so I thought that was a bit steep. Still, nice people, lovely swim up pools and hot-tubs, the addition of a quiet pool was also nice. Very close (walking) to grocery and liquor stores – prices very reasonable. Pretty nice vacation.