GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman -- Add 20 new rooms, suites and villas to
the lodging inventory roster on Grand Cayman.
The island's newest dive property debuted this winter on the
northwest shore of Boatswains Bay, removed from the congestion of
Seven Mile Beach.
In architectural style, Cobalt Coast Resort & Suites
resembles a Caribbean Great House with gabled roofs, wide
wood-trimmed balconies and airy interiors, said Arie Barendrecht,
"We cater to those who want an intimate location in a boutique
property with a boat dock and a full-service on-site dive center,"
Although a few guest rooms are available, the majority of the
resort's inventory is one- or two-bedroom suites with a separate
living room, sleep sofa, wet bar and ocean views.
Two two-bedroom garden villas have fully equipped kitchens.
All rooms are air conditioned with cable TV, a refrigerator, a
coffeemaker, in-room safe and a direct-dial telephone with data
Other facilities include Duppies bar and restaurant, sundeck,
gift shop, pool, Jacuzzi and a range of water sports.
Commissionable rates through Dec. 20 range from $135 per room,
per night, double, in a gardenview room to $275 for a two-bedroom
Daily breakfast is included in the rates.
Barendrecht said that dive certification packages offered by
Divetech are available on the four- and seven-night dive plans.
Daily boat dives depart from Cobalt's dock or nearby locations
at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Shore diving takes place from the 120-foot
dock as well.
Several times a week divers visit the North Wall and then
Guided night dives with lights, weights, tanks and a guide take
place on Tuesday and Friday evenings from shore at Turtle Reef next
to the Turtle Farm or at Cobalt Coast
Prices on the seven-night dive plan start at $1,149 per person,
double, for divers, $699 for nondivers in a garden-view room and go
up to $$1,728 and $1,278, respectively, in a two-bedroom suite or
The four-night dive plan ranges from $642 and $417 to $973 and
$748, respectively; all rates are valid through Dec. 20.
Packages cover accommodations, transfers, daily breakfast,
sunset cocktail, daily two-tank boat dive with equipment, unlimited
shore diving, taxes and service charges.
For reservations, call (800) 992-2015. The Web site address is
Information on Cobalt's dive center is available at www.divetech.com.