I commuted from the TCI's to Cayman is 2006 with a stop over in Ocho Rios for fuel
, and the crew wanted
a cheese burger in paradise, I stayed with the vessel.
I have had no bad experiences with Jamaica but didn't get a good feeling in my gut both times I've been there. Both times have been just day stops and someone was alway on board.
Cayman does not have much for anchorages
, but there are over 150 mooring
balls throughout the three islands. They are not intended for overnight or long term use, but I have not had any issues, other than some divemaster beaking at me one morning after I dinghied in to RENT tanks
from him, about spending the night on one. I asked him if he preferred I rake my anchor
across the coral
instead. Anyway, you will need to check in and out on the West side of the island at the down town water
front. It can be quite rocky and rolly at times because of tender
traffic from the cruise
ships. It's nice to move a little North along seven mile beach and drop a hook if front of the Westin or Ritz hotels.
Depending on your draft
6' or less, you can get into North Sound and find anchorage in Governors harbour, which is not to bad, and if you go further in to Lime Tree bay, you are walking distance to a Cost-U-Less and some good restaurants.
Hope this helps