"I Got Dumped and All I Got Was This Awesome Caribbean Vacation"
February 5, 2009 at 4:16 PM
Cubicle Dreamin' is a feature in which we ask the hotel mavens to take some time out of their busy work day, surf the Internet, and tell us what hotel they wish they could beam themselves to right that very second--all on the slave driving companies dime, of course. Oh, like these people aren't surfing aimlessly anyway--at least now their purposeless clicking will be cobbled together into useful hotel stories--we hope. Have a destination hotel you are just dying to leave your cube for? Send the story our way.
In this episode, Hotel Maven Jenn Merritt ponders a "He's Just Not That Into You" type of getaway. Enjoy.
I was just reading in some magazine some girl's account of how she got dumped by her boyfriend and so she decided it was the perfect time to quit her job and move to the Cayman Islands. While I haven't been dumped (not as of this posting, anyway), I sure would like to go to the Cayman Islands. And if getting dumped is what it takes—well, then… There's always other fish in the sea.
I bet there's plenty of fish off the Caribbean Sea-front property at Turtle Nest Inn in Grand Cayman, and from the looks of it, there's more fish than people at this small, eight-apartment resort, which is exactly the sort of thing you need once you've been dumped.
Located 10 miles from the island's main airport in the village of Bodden Town, the hotel offers condos and one-bedroom apartments complete with kitchens, as well as gas barbecues on its beaches for some outdoor grilling. No maid service on the weekends, which is fine by me, playing into that alllll-byyy-myy-seeeelf mantra I'm living by since, again, I've just been dumped.
I'd drown my sorrows in the spectacular view, as well as the hotel's two fresh-water pools and offers of snorkeling, scuba diving, golf and tax-free shopping.
Though my heart might be broken, I don't have to break the bank to mend it. This time of year, rates start at just $149 per night for a small village-view room, and don't go up that much—$299 per night—if I want a beachfront condo all to myself. And because I'm alone, I'll avoid the silly $20 per person, per night room charge one incurs if one bunks with more than one other person.
Ah, the benefits of solitude!
Except that—oh, right. I'm not, in fact, single; nor am I actually headed to the Cayman Islands.
Damn long-term relationships and Cubicle Dreamin'!