Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence

June 23, 2016 – St. Petersburg, FL

Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. This achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

Grand Cayman has always been a diver’s paradise with some of the Caribbean’s best wreck, reef, and shore diving, as well as attractions like Stingray City. Grand Cayman’s premier all-inclusive diving resort, Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort, provides the finest Caribbean getaway to travelers looking to experience the most memorable dive vacation.

“We’re proud that our premier resorts are known for delivering the very best diving experience to guests though our distinctive Cayman Islands locations,” said Ray Faulkner, president of JEM Worldwide.

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

About Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort

Cobalt Coast Resort is Grand Cayman’s premier all-inclusive resort renowned for luxurious accommodations, outstanding cuisine, convenient shore diving, and the legendary valet diving of Reef Divers. The resort is owned by JEM Worldwide, which has extensive expertise operating the finest diving resorts throughout the Cayman Islands. JEM's portfolio of properties consists of Cayman Brac Beach Resort on Cayman Brac, Little Cayman Beach Resort on Little Cayman, and Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort on Grand Cayman, which are unrivaled in diving experience throughout the Caribbean. Each resort has partnered with Reef Divers’ Valet Diving, which is famed for its guided scuba diving boat trips and snorkeling excursions, featuring concierge “valet diving” service. JEM Worldwide is proud to bring these outstanding island experiences to all of its international guests.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travellers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features, with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com(including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl, www.besttables.comand www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, and www.virtualtourist.com.

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016
***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016




Retiring Owner of Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites on Grand Cayman Delivers Ownership to JEM Holdings, Ltd.

Original Owner Selects JEM Holdings Ltd. to Continue the Premier All-Inclusive Diving Resort’s Treasured Tradition

October 21, 2015

Grand Cayman’s premier all-inclusive diving resort, Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites, will be acquired by JEM Holdings Ltd. on December 1, 2015. After 15 years of many smiles and much success, Mr. Barendrecht has decided he will retire from the resort, an activity he so dearly loves, effective July 31, 2016. This is made possible as a result of successfully securing JEM Holdings Ltd as the new owner to continue the personal care of his guests and staff, just as he has proudly done for so many years.

JEM Holdings Ltd. is the owner and operator of Reef Divers valet diving, Little Cayman Beach Resort, and Cayman Brac Beach Resort. The addition of Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites on Grand Cayman creates a family of premier Cayman Islands diving resorts that upholds Mr. Barendrecht’s proud tradition of treating guests like family. The company’s leadership at the Little Cayman and Cayman Brac resorts was the inspiration anchoring Mr. Barendrecht’s confidence that the tradition of providing exceptional service at Cobalt Coast will thrive.

Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites began in 1996 as the dream of Mr. Barendrecht. After partnering with Divetech owners Nancy and Jay Easterbrook, the resort and its on-site dive center opened in 2000. Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites was the first on Grand Cayman to offer a true “suite” experience. Although this boutique diving resort is famed and favored for its luxurious accommodations and on site dive services, the real reason so many guests return year after year is the personal warmth and attention of the staff, perhaps most proudly displayed by Mr. Barendrecht himself.

Mr. Barendrecht has welcomed every guest with a warm smile and hearty handshake, before encouraging each visitor to relax as he handles their check-in and carries their bags to their room. Each day, he oversees every detail to ensure that guests have the most memorable experience. From brewing a fresh pot of coffee for early risers, to chatting with guests over lunch and dinner, and sharing stories at night by the bar, Mr. Barendrecht has been devoted to ensuring an exceptional guest experience.

While Mr. Barendrecht will miss meeting and greeting his guests, he is extremely pleased JEM Holdings Ltd. will continue to focus on the premier resort’s outstanding guest experience. This combined with Reef Divers valet diving and Cobalt Coast true “suite” experience, provide guests with a world class diving experience that is unrivaled on Grand Cayman.

JEM Holdings, Ltd. is the ideal successor to this treasured resort due to their expertise operating the finest diving resorts throughout the Cayman Islands. Cayman Brac Beach Resort combines a premier resort experience with the world-class reef and wreck diving of Cayman Brac. Little Cayman Beach Resort offers modern tropical amenities, gourmet dining, and the legendary valet diving of Little Cayman. And Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites is Grand Cayman’s premier all-inclusive resort renowned for luxurious accommodations, outstanding cuisine, and convenient shore diving. To deliver the best diving experience at all three resorts, each resort has partnered with Reef Divers, which is famed for its guided scuba diving boat trips and snorkeling excursions, featuring concierge “valet diving” service. JEM Holdings, Ltd. is proud to bring these outstanding island experiences to all of its international guests.

Mr. Barendrecht is pleased to deliver the resort leadership to such a worthy replacement in JEM Holdings, Ltd. under which he is extremely confident the premier resort’s outstanding guest experience will excel. This new leadership, combined with the recently announced addition of Reef Diver’s valet diving services, assures the service guest have become accustomed to at Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites not only continues, but raises the bar on the overall guest experience.

About Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites
Secluded on Grand Cayman’s Northwest Shore overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites offers the ultimate diving vacation in a luxurious tropical haven. The resort was the first on the island to provide a true “suite” experience, which is complemented by ocean-side dining, an open-air bar, a freshwater swimming pool, and the warmth and personal service of the dedicated staff. Located on the famed North Wall, Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites provides unrivaled access to some of the island’s best diving. Whether boarding a dive boat from their private dock or diving from shore, this resort grants guests a rare opportunity to explore both iconic dive sites and hidden underwater treasures. For more information on Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites, visit CobaltCoast.com.

 

Photo credit:  Courtney Platt




Reef Divers Dives into Grand Cayman’s Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites to Give Guests One-of-a-Kind “Valet Diving” Experience

Reef Divers to Become On-Site Dive Operator for Grand Cayman’s All-Inclusive Resort Diving Oasis

September 2, 2015

Reef Divers is proud to become the official on-site dive operator, starting December 1, 2015, for Grand Cayman’s premier all-inclusive diving resort, Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites. This boutique diving resort was the first to introduce the true “suite” experience on Grand Cayman. Reef Divers is famed for its one-of-a-kind “valet diving” service. Together, guests will experience the very best of Grand Cayman for an unforgettable dive vacation.

Reef Divers is a team of PADI and SSI certified professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety of divers and protecting the environment, while providing unrivaled diving adventures and exclusive concierge service for more than 25 years. They offer guided-diving boat trips, snorkeling excursions, complete PADI and SSI instructional programs, Nitrox-enriched air, and dive equipment to all levels of divers throughout the Cayman Islands: Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, and now Grand Cayman.

Reef Divers is acclaimed for its one-of-kind valet diving service where divers can relax and let the dive team do all the work, providing a carefree, concierge experience. Reef Divers ensures that all guests travel comfortably on their fleet of spacious 42’ and 46’ custom Newton boats. Before each excursion, the experienced Reef Divers team carefully carries the divers’ gear onto the boats and prepares it for the dive. Once on board, the dive staff provides additional convenience by changing the divers’ tanks after every single dive. At Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites, divers can also experience unlimited world-class shore diving mere steps from the front door. All combined, guests will enjoy some of the best diving in the world.

Quietly secluded on Grand Cayman’s northwest shore, yet a short drive from popular Seven Mile Beach, Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites offers luxurious accommodations and outstanding amenities on land to complement the beauty beneath the sea. Guests are graced with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, a relaxed oceanfront ambiance, easy access to a variety of diving, and a world of island adventure. The warm and friendly staff provides truly personal service for the most comfortable and memorable experience.

Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites now joins the sister islands resorts, Little Cayman Beach Resort and Cayman Brac Beach Resort, as Reef Divers brings its exceptional valet diving service and reputation to Grand Cayman. With this alliance between Reef Divers and Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites, diving enthusiasts and tropical travelers visiting Grand Cayman can experience everything they want, and more, in a single dive-vacation destination.

About Reef Divers

Reef Divers provides guided scuba diving boat trips and snorkeling excursions with concierge “valet diving” service, along with complete PADI and SSI instructional programs, and dive equipment to divers and resorts throughout the Cayman Islands. The team of professional instructors and boat captains pride themselves on ensuring the safety of both divers and the environment, while offering the most memorable diving experience. Reef Divers is affiliated with PADI, SSI, and the Universal Referral Program. For more information on Reef Divers, visit reefdiverscaymanbrac.com.

About Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites

Secluded on Grand Cayman’s northwest shore overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites offers the ultimate diving vacation in a luxurious tropical haven. The resort was the first on the island to provide a true “suite” experience, which is complemented by ocean-side dining, an open-air bar, a freshwater swimming pool, and the warmth and personal service of the dedicated staff. Located on Grand Cayman’s famed North Wall, Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites provides unrivaled access to some of the island’s best diving. Whether boarding a dive boat from their private dock or diving from shore, this resort grants guests a rare opportunity to explore both iconic dive sites and hidden underwater treasures.  For more information on Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites, visit CobaltCoast.com.

Photo By: Jim Hellemn
Source: Reef Divers; Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites

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