North West Point, Grand Cayman
Take a drive along North West Point Road and you will be forced to stop for a moment to quietly take in the beauty of this stunning part of Grand Cayman. West Bay beach begins the journey, a local’s favourite for the best, most awe-inspiring sunset views, and then travel further to appreciate the quality architecture of high-end villas and condominiums that make this lovely location their home.
Popular condominium developments include the pretty Bonnie’s Arch and beautiful Ocean Pointe Villas, both with exceptional and expansive ocean views. For those looking for high-end modern living, a brand-new development called Paraiso Blanco is an eye-catching contemporary-designed set of four townhouses set over two stories, right on the water’s edge.
Divers are especially drawn to this part of the island, as it’s a particularly important dive and snorkel spot. It is not far from here that the world-renowned USS Kittiwake was sunk in 2011, providing a unique habitat for flora and fauna and therefore an amazing underwater experience. Scuba magazine says it is one of the best-known wreck dives in the Caribbean, if not the world.
Although it might be situated over a relatively short stretch, North West Point is still home to some idyllic restaurants and bars, including the fabulous Vivo, perched on the ocean’s edge and offering dramatic views with each healthy bite. Then there is the lively Macabuca tiki bar and the ever-stylish Cracked Conch. One of Cayman’s most important attractions, the Cayman Turtle Farm, is also nestled here, often a highlight for holiday-makers with its unique turtle lagoons and fun water-park offering great family entertainment.