7th Night Free Cayman Island Special

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Miss the beach? The beach misses you! Stay for a week between May 1st and September 30th, 2022 – and get the 7th night FREE! Choose from any of our available 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom villas and save on a spring or summer vacation. As an added bonus, the longer you stay, the more you save!

Seven Mile Beach is waiting!

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The Caymans – 65 Years of Diving History

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The Cayman Islands are where the idea of the dive vacation and destination dive resort was born, where wall and wreck diving became fashionable and continue to this day.

Spring forward 65 years and the islands that founded all things dive adventures are even more famous, offering an ever-widening range of underwater explorations for everyone from first timers to seasoned professionals.

Halfway between Cuba and Cozumel, on the edge of an undersea ridge above a 25,000-foot undersea abyss, Grand Cayman and the smaller Cayman Brac and Little Cayman have been attracting divers from all over the world since the 1950s, and currently boasts 365 moored, named sites encompassing everything from coral reefs and wall dives like the North Wall to world-famous wrecks like schooner Cali and the 251-foot World War 2 Navy ship USS Kittiwake.

The history of the development of diving on the Caymans over the years features many locally famous names and businesses. Bob Soto, an emigrant from Cuba opened the Caribbean’s first legitimate dive shop in 1957 after becoming a U.S. Navy frogman. In 1958 the Sunset Diver at Sunset House, the longest-running PADI dive operation in the Cayman Islands helped pioneer the on-site, full-service dive operations you find today.

By the ’70s, Soto was taking out 150 divers a day to local spots like the North & West Walls and Trinity Caves. About this time, on Grand Cayman, the Villas of the Galleons established itself as a favorite destination for diving enthusiasts.

A decade later, In the 1980s, a like-minded group of dive operators founded the Cayman Islands Watersports Association, providing a passionate and successful push to promote the islands’ dive potential.

More recently, in 2000, the Cayman Islands were inaugurated into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame based on its historic leadership in recreational diving.

As one of the original 70’s hideaways for divers on Grand Cayman, we continue to offer that same laidback, barefoot elegance that makes the history of Caribbean diving so appealing, and that has guests returning year after year. Come stay with us and experience the retro charm of Villas of the Galleon for yourself.

Tests No Longer Required on Days 2, 5 and 7 for Travellers to Cayman

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We’re happy to share that as of today, fully vaccinated and securely verified travellers will no longer face multiple COVID tests after touching down in the Cayman Islands!The requirement to have travellers take lateral flow tests on day 2, 5, and 7 after arrival in Cayman have been lifted.

We know what a challenge these tests were for our guests, so we’re happy that things are getting easier than ever.

For complete details on Cayman’s current travel requirements, please visit: https://www.visitcaymanislands.com/travel-requirements

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or would like assistance planning your next getaway.

Warm regards,

Your friends at Villas of the Galleon.

Welcome Back, Families!

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Now that the Cayman Islands have entered Phase 5 of its reopening plan, the Villas of the Galleon are looking forward to welcoming back you and your families to the Caymans. Children under the age of 12 now assume the vaccination status of their travelling parents or guardian thereby permitting them to enter the country without quarantine.

And, as with Phase 4, fully vaccinated travellers over the age of 12 are also exempt from quarantine, provided that vaccination status can be securely verified.

We’ve missed the many families that travel to Cayman each year, so for guests considering a last-minute beachfront getaway this winter, an exclusive 15% discount is available on your choice of Villas for travel now until March 31st.

We look forward to seeing you!

*For more information on the current travel requirements, please visit: www.visitcaymanislands.com/travel-requirements

Wishing you a Very Merry Holiday Season!

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From all of us at Villas of the Galleon, we hope that you enjoy the season with your loved ones. Embrace the white snow this year — next Christmas, we hope that you’ll be on the white sand of Seven Mile Beach with us! Happy holidays and cheers to 2022!

Our Top Five Beach Recommendations on Grand Cayman

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The Cayman Islands are known for their pure white sand beaches surrounded by coral reefs and best of all, all beaches are accessible to the public for free. Here are the top five beaches to visit

1. Seven-mile Beach consistently ranks as one of the best beaches in the world. Despite its name, its real length is 5.6 miles long. The seven-mile beach is special because it possesses soft white sand, warm crystal-clear turquoise water, and is close to coral reefs. There are tons of beach and water activities to partake in. It’s the perfect place to do, well – whatever your heart desires.

2. Starfish Point Beach got its name because this is where you will find colorful Starfish speckled along the shallow waters of the beach. Just walk out in the shallow water and you will find Starfish just below the surface. You can even touch them but be very gentle and careful not to remove them from the water. Bring Snorkeling gear if you want to go out a little further to see even more Starfish.

3. Rum Point is perfect for families with children. The shallow water and calm waters provide an oasis for swimming and snorkeling. With its white sand and many places to relax with a cocktail or smoothie to soak up the sun, it doesn’t get more picture-perfect than this.

4. Smiths Cove is a popular beach to relax and watch the sunset. The beach is on the south end of Grand Cayman Island and has the same soft white sand you would expect in the Caymans. The landscape has beautiful rock structures, making this a photographer’s dream. It is also a popular place to snorkel off the shore with lots of coral and tropical fish.

5. Barefoot Beach is for those who want to find a lesser-known secret beach. It’s on the northeast side of Grand Cayman – far away from tourist attractions. You will most likely have the beach to yourself. Expect to find it a little on the wild side with seaweed and driftwood washed ashore. On a calm day it’s a great spot to suntan, take a dip in the water or end the day with a beach barbeque.

Our 5-Star Location On Seven Mile Beach

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Did you know that Villas of the Galleon is located on the best stretch of Seven Mile Beach in terms of beach quality and location?

Our condo resort is nestled in the heart of the renowned Seven Mile Beach corridor. Minutes from an array of attractions, like Camana Bay, Cemetery Reef, and the Cayman Turtle Centre, your stay at Villas of the Galleon will be convenient and comfortable. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, return to our property to watch the sunset over the Caribbean from our low-density beach.

Check it out for yourself! To book, please contact us at +1 866 665 4696 or at [email protected].

Re-opening on the Horizon

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With the re-opening of Grand Cayman on the horizon, we cannot wait to welcome you back to Villas of the Galleon.

Located on the finest stretch of Seven Mile Beach in terms of beach quality and location, Villas of the Galleon is a beautiful option for your first vacation in many months. Kick back in laid-back Caribbean comfort with your own private villa and access to the famous Seven Mile Beach corridor.

We know that the re-opening of Cayman is going to come with a busy winter season. We encourage our future guests to book soon so you can secure your favourite condo.

Hang tight — we look forward to seeing you soon!