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133) Donna and Eugene Watkins 
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Thursday, 19 June 2008 08:27 Host: Write a comment

Dear Marc,

I just wanted to take a few moments to let you know what a great time we had at Paradise Villas last week. This was the first time we've done a dive vacation without a full meal package, and we loved the flexibility and relaxed schedule that afforded us. When we came back to the villa at noon after our spectacular morning dives, we were always amazed by the absolutely sparkling clean room. I've never stayed at a dive resort where the room and linens smelled as fresh and clean. The spectacular view from the back porch and the fabulous breezes every afternoon made all the cares and worries fade away. The dive operation was also top-notch. We really felt like guests on their boat, not paying customers. And the Bloody Bay wall is everything I've always heard it was - truly one of the most special places on the planet. We've been to many places in the Bahamas and Caribbean, but we are looking forward to visiting Paradise Villas again. Hope to see you next year!
Sincerely,
Donna and Eugene Watkins
Crawfordville, Florida
132) Brody Hall and Jill Friedley 
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Friday, 14 March 2008 21:48 Host: Write a comment

My Girlfriend and I have been back to Little Cayman twice in a year. We love it there. There are so many places that we can go to dive, but it ends up back in Little Cayman once we start to think about it. The people are amazing. Marc, Sabine, and Mattieu make you feel at home right off the bat. Anything you need they will take care of. The dive staff at Conch Club is the best as well. The villas are sooo comfortable and you have hammocks, and a gorgeous view right out the front door. We live in Aspen, Colorado and look forward to getting to a destination that is truely relaxing and not the normal resort busy life. Paradise villas is right on, from the people to the scenery and of course the diving. We have been a few times and we definetly will be back soon. One of the best things was when we were getting ready to leave on the last day everyone seemed genuinely sad to see us go. It made us feel like we were at home.

Brody Hall and Jill Friedley
131) Kirsten, Boise Idaho 
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We had an idyllic vacation at Paradise Villas in December, 2007 with our two children, ages 9 and 10. We were warmly welcomed and given a helpful orientation for our stay. Our villa was clean, comfortable, and private with a deck on the front facing the ocean and one on the back facing inland. The kitchenette was very useful as we often fixed breakfast and sandwiches for meals. We even had a hot plate and skillet and had a pancake breakfast for my husband's birthday. The beds were comfortable and each villa was right on the ocean. There were shaded hammocks and chairs nearby for relaxing. We had every amenity to make our vacation wonderful.

We were impressed with the safety of the resort and of the island. It made for a relaxing and family friendly environment. There were so many things to do; riding bicycles around the island, swimming in the swimming pool, bird watching, watching lizards and iguanas, visiting Blossom Village, having hermit crab races, eating great food at the Hungry Iguana, relaxing on a sandy beach, and unlimited opportunities for fantastic snorkeling and diving. The weather was wonderful and we were able to swim, snorkel, or dive every day we were on Little Cayman.

The hospitality shown by the staff at Paradise Villas and the Hungry Iguana was unmatched. They were well-informed, helpful, hardworking, and made our vacation one we'll cherish forever. We had such a wonderful time that we are already planning a return next Christmas. We'd like to make it a family tradition.

Boise, Idaho, Jan, 2008
130) Laura, Chicago 
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Friday, 14 March 2008 21:47 Host: Write a comment

My boyfriend and I recently returned from a fantastic week at Paradise Villas. Marc and Sabine, the proprietors, are incredibly friendly and attentive. They supplied us with bikes, snorkeling equipment, and were able to answer all of our questions about the island. Also, their two-year old son, Mathieu, is possibly the most beautiful and delightful child you'll ever see. Our air-conditioned villa was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, and had just the right amount of space for us. We loved having a little fridge and microwave so that we could prepare our own breakfast and lunch, which is both convenient and cost-effective. Most importantly, each villa has a spacious porch with a beautiful view of the ocean. One of the most enjoyable parts of our vacation was simply relaxing on our porch, admiring the amazing view and savoring the peace and quiet.

We were also very impressed with the Hungry Iguana restaurant, which is adjacent to Paradise Villas. I must admit that I'm pretty picky about food, but we ate at the Hungry Iguana every night and loved every meal we had there. Given the generous portions, the prices at the restaurant are very reasonable. They will also allow you to order your dinner from the lunch menu if you ask.

Paradise Villas is in a great location, with a very nice stretch of beach off to the side that has some good snorkeling spots. It was helpful to be able to walk over to the little grocery store next door to the Villas to stock up on food and drinks. I was a little bit worried that its proximity to the airport would be a problem, but this is not an issue at all. It is a very quiet and peaceful location and we were never disturbed by any noise. During our stay we rented a car one day to tour the island and go to Point of Sand beach. After having driven by the few other small hotels and condos on the island, and having looked up some of their prices, we will definitely stay at Paradise Villas when we return to Little Cayman. It is a great place to stay, an excellent value, and Marc and Sabine are the perfect hosts.

We also loved Little Cayman itself. If you are looking for shopping and nightlife, this is not the island for you. Likewise, if you want long, perfectly manicured, sandy beaches, you might be better off staying on Grand Cayman. However, if you don't mind some seagrass on your gorgeous beach or some rocky areas on shore and in the water, but do want to avoid crowds of people, you will love this place. Every day, at every beach we visited, we were totally alone. This makes the island a very romantic place. We especially loved Owen Island, a small island a few hundred yards off the southern shore of the main island, which was deserted both times we visited and has a long stretch of calm, shallow, clear green water with a sandy bottom.
129) Stacy, Virginia 
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Paradise Villas is the embodiment of Little Cayman. Unpretentious, comfort ability; like your favorite t-shirt. Expect hammocks rocking in the shade, warm flowing breezes, creaking porch swings and ocean waves lapping rocks 50 feet from your door. My wife and I just returned after spending 10 days at this awesome island jewel.

Our villa accommodations were impeccably cared for; cleaned every day to a standard that would make a Drill Sergeant proud. The King size bed and abundance of soft pillows would make any Westin Hotel green with envy. Breakfast is tough to find on the island, but ask Mark or Sabine (the ingratiating Management team) and they will give you a hot plate with utensils, permitting you to cook up your own fare in your own kitchen efficiency. We ate most of our lunch and dinners at the Hungry Iguana (the resort restaurant/bar). The food is expensive but given the islands encumbered proximity, I believe the cost are justifiably reasonable. The meals at the Hungry Iguana were exceptional. The menu gives you a wide variety to choose from and there were always multiple specials, different every night. Don't miss Saturday night PIZZA NIGHT..awesome pizza!

The staff at the Hungary Iguana never left us wanting. The pleasantly reserved Manager, Patrick, will be giving you heartfelt smiles and attending to your every need. The beautiful Janeth, the consummate professional behind the bar, never keeps you waiting. The bar could be full but she took care like we were her only customer.

I would suggest you bring along what provisions you can (coffee, sugar, snacks, et.) because the foods at the Mart are expensive. For your Beer/Alcohol needs, call Village Liquors. They are considerably less expensive than at the Mart. AND THEY DELIVER!

If you expect to be indulged as a pampered Prince or Princess with rose petals floating in your Italian marbled tub..this is not your kind of place. If you're a sensible sort with an appreciation for friendly people, quiet solitude and natural island beauty, Paradise Villas will be your heaven on earth.

VA Redskins, Feb, 2008.
128) Greg, Ottawa, Ontario 
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Friday, 14 March 2008 21:47 Host: Write a comment

Having just returned from our first visit to Little Cayman and Paradise Villas, my wife and I are stll marvelling at finally having found that island scene which we had always imagined might exist somewhere (other than the many places we had already visited). Serene/soothing/sea-breezes/starlit nights--it is all really there in spades! Our hosts and everyone else on "Little" were exceptionally friendly and welcoming. No one locks doors or possessions -no kidding. Bikes are as common as cars on the very quiet roads. Our villa was sparkling clean and comfortable. The food at the Hungry Iguana(about 100 feet from our front door) was excellent and the atmosphere was right out of a Jimmy Buffett song. And the fly-fishing was great-lots of bonefish and tarpon.

In a nutshell,PARADISE FOUND!!

Hockeynews, Ottawa, Ontario February 15, 2008
127) jamie 
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Tuesday, 18 December 2007 23:35 Host: Write a comment

Thanks Marc for such an unforgettable vacation. Me, my husband, my dad and step mom were there Nov. 12-18.
I miss it so bad already and we have only been gone for a month today. I am thinking of how you and everyone on the island are in shorts and tanks, with no worries... and i am freezing wishing i was there. anyway, thanks for everything and we will see you soon. Keep it small and wonderful! Thanks!
-Jamie
126) Jo Lane & Oliver Tribe 
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Saturday, 16 June 2007 15:23 Host: Write a comment

We stayed with you in May and as promised I wanted to drop you an email to say thank you.

We had a fantastic stay, loved the Island and having visited all three of the Cayman Islands you should be proud to know that we believe the Conch fritters served in the Hungry Iguana were the best we tasted!!

We are already planning our return visit.

Thank you
Jo Lane & Oliver Tribe
125) John and Carol Irle 
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Saturday, 16 June 2007 15:22 Host: Write a comment

Marc,

My wife, Carol, and I have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing week at Paradise Villas on Little Cayman. We cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate the way we were treated at Paradise Villas from the Susan's greeting as we stepped of the plane to the warm goodbye from the staff at The Hungry Iguana. The cottages and the view from the porch are even nicer than they appear to be on your web site. They were maintained to the point that they felt brand new. Housekeeping was fantastic; each day returning the place to the immaculate condition we found it in on arrival down to each dirty dish washed and returned to its proper place. As Susan suggested we did not need a key to the room as we never locked it and had no problem. The water pressure and hot water was as good as you find it in the States; not what we typically expect and accept on most Caribbean islands.

We ate all of our meals at The Hungry Iguana. I think we tried most all of the entrees on the menu and enjoyed each one. I had heard it was pricey but given the quality and variety of the meals and the great service I think it represents a good value. The staff was kind enough to serve our food especially quick to ensure we could make it back for an afternoon dive.

We did our diving with Conch Divers. The operations worked together almost seamlessly. Bill, Anne, Tim, and Ben were great off and on the dive boat. Someone arrived each morning to pick us up and dropped us off each afternoon. Bill and Anne told us about several sites to see and things to do on the island. The diving lived up to our expectations which had been set pretty high.

We will always have the great memories of your beautiful, unspoiled island and its warm and friendly people. Thank you again.

John and Carol Irle
124) Donny Rye 
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Saturday, 12 May 2007 18:03 Host: Write a comment

Rebecca,

On behalf of everyone at SEAS, I want to thank you and give some feedback.

Everyone had a glorious time. Little Cayman agreed with all of us.

It's exactly what we were looking for.

Marc and the staff were fabulous. They accommodated our every need.
Bill and his dive staff were exceptional. I have only been to one other place in the world where they change over the tanks for everyone on the boat. What a service. As they helped you out of the water, they would ask, "How was your dive." It was genuine and personal. Again, great service.

This trip ranks among the best trips I have taken...and I have been to a lot of places.

Truly, it is a remarkable place. We only hope that it stays that way!!
Can't wait to return.

Very sincerely,

Donny
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