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We snorkeled here 3 of our 5 days on island

Kept coming back as it was the calmest place and had abundant wildlife, especially to the left and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harold S
Yes! Must do.

Came by today to give this place a second chance. The first time we stopped the sea was too rough... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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Located on the southwest part of Grand Cayman, this is a good bathing spot.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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South Sound Road, Grand Cayman

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Reviewed yesterday

Kept coming back as it was the calmest place and had abundant wildlife, especially to the left and right of the main water access area's. Definitely calm water and easy access

Thank Harold S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came by today to give this place a second chance. The first time we stopped the sea was too rough, the second time we came there didn't seem like a ton of fish, third time was a charm. Calm waters, plenty of fish. Tiny fish...More

1  Thank 2travelersun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to snorkel on Grand Cayman. There is a lot of shallow reefs with a lot of colorful fish to see. I've also seen stingrays and squid there. It is a beautiful, picturesque cove, so is a great place...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely, pretty beach cove. Small, quiet with a tranquil feel to it. Definitely a place to visit to unwind and chill at. No restaurant or snack bar but toilet facilities.

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoy Smith Cove, but it's starting to get quite popular on the weekends and evenings, so expect more people then. It's one of children's favourite places. It's not a large area, but has a great beach and clear water. The beach slopes out...More

Thank jksmi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth going to if you are staying in Cayman Island. Beautiful cove area. It was a bit wavy when we were there. Great place to swim and cool off.

1  Thank LynneFZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The snorkeling here is great,and you don't have to swim out too far.The water is crystal clear,and we saw a lots of dpecies of fish. No restaurants or food service here,but a great place to spend the day.

Thank edzhaleigh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always come here to enjoy what Smith Cove has to offer! Since I’ve been in Cayman for now 2 years I still keep coming! Love it!

Thank EvanParty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told about Smith Cove by a local...and we decided to give it a try. The snorkeling was absolutely amazing! It helped that the water was crystal clear, and smooth as glass. It was a beautiful sunny day....and there was not a lot of...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stop at Smith Cove for a change from the typical beaches. There are picnic tables, this shady beach is not large enough to accommodate lounge chairs. There is a restroom, an outdoor shower and ample parking across the street. The day we...More

1  Thank distewave
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Chris M
25 April 2017|
Response from Kcabrera74 | Reviewed this property |
There is a small motel-type place less than a mile north of Smith Cove. I stayed there last year. The name is Riviera Grand Cayman. Very basic, no frills place. It was up for sale so I don't know if it still exists. The... More
Chris M
25 April 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry none within walking distance sorry! Miss read your question
Misty S
4 December 2016|
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Response from Kcabrera74 | Reviewed this property |
It is about 2 miles from where the cruise ship docks to the cove. No sidewalks (most of the way).