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Goegeous, photogenic cove

One of our favorite swim spots on the island. When the surf is calm, the snorkeling out beyond the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Beautiful swim

Great little hidden gem off the beaten path, this little cove is great for snorkeling. The crystal... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Located on the southwest part of Grand Cayman, this is a good bathing spot.
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Reviewed yesterday

One of our favorite swim spots on the island. When the surf is calm, the snorkeling out beyond the rocks and around the cove is quite nice. Rough surf brings a different kind of fun tumbling around in the waves. An excellent place to take...More

Thank barbarascookies
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little hidden gem off the beaten path, this little cove is great for snorkeling. The crystal clear water with lots of fish to watch, with beautiful rock formations is a sight to see. Located on the East side of the island it is certainly...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stunning little beach. We stumvled on it as we drive along the coast. Stopped and had s swim for a short time. It was not crowded and spotlessly clean.

Thank swampykevin
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I make this place a must go every time we are in the Caymans. swim with multiple fish and small octopus.

Thank Astros80
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice little beach, with good snorkeling areas. Clear water. It can get crowded real fast. Maybe better to go during the week.

Thank Fernando D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can see why locals and visitors love this spot. It really would have been an amazing time but we visited on a day where the water was just too rough to snorkel or let the kids go out farther than the jump rock (they...More

Thank jburdett22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a neat experience- the snorkeling offered unusual things to look at around the rocks. Don't have to go out far to see different kinds of creatures. Great place to hang out - completely different than seven mile beach.

Thank Dianna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ask a number of locals where the best places to snorkel close to seven mile beach were,and the conscience was Smith Cove. It's free with public restroom's,and has sculptures of Giant Iguanas,that I had my Pic taken with. We drove by and looks like...More

Thank jgarrett2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little beach had it all for a family of all ages. Very little surf for the little ones, a rock to jump off for the more adventurous, and some easy and active snorkeling. Would recommend if you are looking for something more "local" than...More

Thank Evets P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered Smith Cove on our first trip to Grand Cayman in 2007. We have made sure to visit it at least once every time we are in Grand Cayman. The view alone is just breathtaking. It is rarely very crowded, which is nice. My...More

Thank Buffy24
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Chris M
24 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
24 April 2017|
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Sorry none within walking distance sorry! Miss read your question
Misty S
3 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).