Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites Review

by Fodor's on-line:

This small ecofriendly hotel is perfect for divers who want a sparkling, spacious room or suite right on the ironshore far, far from the madding crowds and who don't want to pay high prices. Units have picture windows overlooking the Caribbean, imported Dutch fixtures, IKEA-style cabinetry, and Constructivist-inspired Marimekko fabrics from Finland. The cutting-edge dive operation, Reef Divers Valet Diving, runs smoothly, catering to a wide array of needs, and Duppies restaurant is surprisingly good. As the gracious, gregarious Dutch-born owner, Arie Barendrecht, says, "The whole idea is to complement the dive experience." The area also lures anglers so "we'll cook what you bring in." Add great shore diving (especially in the calmer summer season) with a four- or five-minute swim to a 60-foot drop, and this is a no-brainer.


Bob, Ashley & Nic Gordon - 2011 Spring BreakThe Gordon family having lunch at Cobalt Coast Dive Resort

We just want to thank you again for the wonderful "oper-the-top" treatment we received during our recent stay & dive trip with you.  You made - what could have been a disappointing start to our vacation - a truly wonderful family experience.  We started the trip by missing our connection out of Miami due to mechanic issues with the connector plane. We arrived in Grand Cayman about eight hours late. To make matters worse, the airline lost our luggage!  However, from the time we boarded the shuttle bus I knew the trip was still going to be special. We explained our situation to the driver. It  was 10:00 PM and a full hour past his pickup time. Knowing that we were scheduled to dive at 7:45 AM the next morning and we had no swim suits or clothing other than what we had on, he took us to the only shop that appeared to be open. They had actually just closed but the driver convinced the sales clerk to open for us. My daughter was able to find a swim suit, but the shop carried nothing remotely close to swimwear for myself and my son. Nevertheless, we continued on to the Cobalt Coast Resort, where we were personally met by the owner, Arie Barendrecht. He showed us to our room and invited us to the bar for a complimentary drink. Furthermore, he brought my son & I two of his personal swimsuits and a couple of t-shirts to wear until our luggage arrived (which it did the next day). We slept well and got to enjoy two wonderful dives as scheduled the next morning without missing a beat. The rest of the trip just got better!! Friendly staff, great food and wonderful dive operators makes Cobalt Coast a wonderful resort!! I hope I am so lucky as to receive the special treatment you gave to my family again in the future. We surely will be back to dive with you again and we will let anyone considering a trip to the Cayman Islands know how special your people and place really are.


Bob, Nic & Ashley Gordon

Springfield,Illinois USA


May 20th, 2005

"Don't worry guys - this is way nicer than what you usually get."  And our friend was right -- fantastic food, very fast service and a beautiful resort that is well kept and spacious rooms that are cleaned up every day!


 Jeannette and Rene

We were so fortunate to have stumbled on the Cobalt Coast on our spontaneous trip to the Caymans.  You were a fabulous host......welcoming and always in good humor and spirits.  Cobalt Coast is a reflection of your warmth and charm.  Jeannette and I drove the entire Island twice in our 8 day stay, and we didn't find any other place we would rather have stayed.  As an airline pilot I stay in thousands of hotels every year.  Cobalt Coast is the only place that I have truly felt "at home"  away from home.

Thanks Mon


Daniel & Lyne

Well we are now back from our honeymoon.. And back in the "real world". But I just thought I'd email you all and say a big THANK YOU on behalf of Daniel and myself.  Our wedding day was FANTASTIC thanks to all of you !


Frommer's 2003 Cayman Islands First Edition

The fans of this resort liken it to a bed-and-breakfast where most of the clients are deeply involved with diving. Most visitors stay for sojourns of at least five nights. Based on the number of awards it has won, and on the loyalty of its oft-returning clientele, it's the best resort for divers on Grand Cayman . Firmly entrenched in the unpretentious residential community of West Bay. . . this virtually self-contained community has enormous charm and immediate access to all sorts of thrilling diving options.


Trisha & Keith G.
(stayed 4 times)

Dear Arie,
What a great time we had  visiting with you! You, your staff and everyone we met on the island were exceptionally helpful, friendly and pleasant. My most memorable experience was swimming with and feeding the stingrays. That was absolutely unforgettable! Thank you for all your attention and assistance. I never expected to experience a vacation that would exceed our trip to Mt. McKinley.  This one did. Thank you again for such a wonderful vacation, Arie. We're spreading the word here about your superb facilities. I'm even talking to Shane about scheduling an office meeting (for about 4 days!) there so he can demonstrate to his employees how customers should be treated. Doesn't hurt to try!


Jan, Jana, Janko & Oliver S.
(stayed 3 times)

Dear Arie and Dora,
thank you very much for the beautiful stay. It was a wonderfull break in our long and cold winter. Best regards to your staff, especially to Hubert. Looking forward to seeing you soon again.



Could you be any more kind? Your message on my machine was so incredibly thoughtful, but then when you called today I was completely bowled over! You can bet we will be back soon and often. It is not everyday that we have the pleasure of such wonderful company. I also wanted to let you know how much we appreciated Dennis going out of his way to treat us as special guests. Everyone at Cobalt Coast treated us with great kindness and humor. No good deed goes unrewarded. I predict much happiness for you in your endeavors. Please stay in touch.


Cobalt Coast Resort


877-673-8820 - toll free
727-308-7474 - int.




PO Box 159
18-A Sea Fan Drive
West Bay, Grand
Cayman KY1-1401

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