Imagine having your boat doacked at the end of your garden? It's possible when you buy a canal front property in Cayman! A number of canal front developments open onto the North Sound, a large, natural, reef protected ‘sound’ or body of water in the center of Grand Cayman.
Similar to those in parts of Florida, these man made waterways have been developed over time to meet the ever increasing demands of Cayman’s residents to have safe and secure boat docking facilities with easy access to all of North Sound’s amenities and activities, plus the wonders of the Caribbean Sea just outside the reef. Each development has its own unique qualities and feel, but essentially all of them offer a great way to combine boating with everyday life. The areas include:
The new bypass that stretches from West Bay into George Town, and from Spotts into town, make canal front living even more accessible, most canal front communities are now no more than 15 minutes away from the CBD of George Town.
Canal front homes featuring docks or boat slips on the property. Town house developments are becoming increasingly popular too due to their proximity to George Town and also offer boat docking for the residents benefit. Properties for sale in Cayman on the open waters of the North Sound, and some of the smaller basins are described as water front. These waterways and canals attract a large number of professionals who want to have the freedom to take their boat out at a moments notice. Whilst some of the developments are well established there a number of newer ones still emerging with plots available. Learn more about buying land in Cayman.
The protected water conditions allow year round enjoyment, even when the seas are rough around the rest of the Island, the North Sound remains relatively calm.
The Cayman Islands Yacht Club, the George Town Yacht Club/Barcadere in Red Bay and the George Town Yacht Club/Barcadere offer excellent marine services and amenities for sailors and boaters. The respective yacht clubs host regular fishing tournaments and the sailing club plans several regattas and sailing instruction throughout the year. Recently boat accessible bar and restaurant culture has boomed with Morgans, Bácaro and Anchors in the Cayman Islands Yacht Club. Calypso Grill and Catch Restaurant & Lounge are all nestled in Morgan’s Harbour on the north sound. Last but not least all the retail therapy and restaurants of Camana Bay, Kaibo, Rum Point and the Ritz-Carlton restaurants are just a quick dash by boat across the North Sound.
Trying you hand at fishing means you can Catch of the Day can be Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, Snapper, Mahi-Mahi and many other local fish. Lobster and conch are local specialities when in season. Fishing, whether it be deep sea, bone fishing or line fishing is a national pastime.