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Cruise ships

Staying 3/5 to3/19

Some days there are 4 cruise ships

If anyone knows,where do most cruisers usually go

Will east end be less crowded

Would like to avoid the crowds


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1. Re: Cruise ships

Typically, most cruisers want to do the following (in no particular order):

Shop at George Town,

Go to one of the various areas along SMB that cater to cruisers e.g. Royal Palms/Calico Jacks/Tiki,

Go to Stingray City

Go Rum Point.

Go to the turtle farm

The East End is usually quiet regardless of cruise ship activity. March is high season and it will be busy on the island anyway with stay over vacationers so expect more people just about everywhere in/around SMB. I would suggest making reservations ahead of time for some of the more popular restaurants.

Edited: 26 February 2016, 21:03
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2. Re: Cruise ships

Thanks for the info re cruise ship activities

Re reservations at restaurants:

Thinking about Tukla

Over the Edge



Rum Pt Club

Any others we shouldn't miss? How far in advance for reservations ? Will be there 2 weeks

Special lunch restaurants?

Thanks! Getting excited especially for the snorkeling....

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3. Re: Cruise ships

Tukka has a nice Sunday brunch too.

Italian Kitchen across from the Reef is good too. They do not take reservations.

Upstairs at Kaibo is lovely. (Open Thur-Sun) Tuesday night BBQ with live band is fun too

You might want to add Starfish beach to your outings and

The Bioluminescent tour with Cayman Kayaks

Standup paddleboarding is fun...Rentals available at Kaibo and many other places.

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4. Re: Cruise ships

Agree with others that cruise ships will not be an issue unless you decide to go to the handful of places cruisers visit when ships are in port. For that, Bozzie's list is comprehensive.

As far as restaurants, you've listed the majority of restaurants near where you are staying. There are only a handful. Assuming you're renting a car, I would suggest checking out some of the restaurants from George Town to West Bay. There are hundreds. In terms of reservations, it really depends on whether you want to eat at a specific place and time. If that's the case then make reservations. If not, then it's just as easy to remain flexible or reserve a table a day in advance.

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5. Re: Cruise ships

Thanks for the suggestions!

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6. Re: Cruise ships

The cruisers have to leave the areas to allow time to return to the port and tender back to their ships. Rum point beach gets busy mid morning and starts to clear out around 2 - 3 (in my limited experience). We just wait until they leave to walk over for a bite to eat or a beverage. So you may wish to plan around their arrival or departure. Be sure to check restaurant hours. Some places such as Rum Point Club and, I believe, Italian Kitchen only serve evening meals.

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