January 31, 2023

Little Cayman: Southern Cross Club named to 2016 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards

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Nassau Grouper greets scuba diver at Bloody Bay Wall in Little Cayman.

Nassau Grouper greets scuba diver at Bloody Bay Wall in Little Cayman.

On an island with the population of only 170 residents, the Southern Cross Club with only 14 beach bungalows, stands tall against some of the largest resorts in the Caribbean, according to the travel website TripAdvisor. The resort has been ranked 10th among the top 25 hotels in the Caribbean for “service” in TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2016, eclipsing big resorts in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Barbados and other popular destinations in the region.

“With only 14 beach bungalows, the Southern Cross Club is a small resort − this is intentional and we like it like that,” said owner Peter Hillenbrand. “We do not get the recognition of the larger properties because we don’t have the advertising budget that buys these larger properties the recognition. So to be recognized as the best-of-the-best by Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice Award 2016 is a tremendous honor and

a great recognition of the truly remarkable work of Southern Cross Club’s exemplary staff, and our outstanding product.”

For the past 14 years TripAdvisor has been naming winners based on guest reviews collected in a single year, recognizing properties for service, quality and value. The top ranking for service at the Southern Cross Club is a direct result of guests posting reviews following a great experience. Listed here are just a few.

“One of the best Dive Properties! We just returned from our fifth visit in four years to Southern Cross Club. It is hard to find a way to say just how great a place SCC is.”

“SCC — best ever!”

“The food – absolutely glorious! Beef wellington and lobster dinner for Valentines Day.”

“Best ever getaway!”

“The best part of the Southern Cross Club is their amazing staff…starting with Laura, Jen, Chris, Mark, Shirley, and a cast of guest friendly all-stars.”

“This is validation of the hard work put in every day by our terrific staff to make our guest’s stay at the Southern Cross Club unforgettable,” said General Manager Jennifer Mills. “From Chef Anu and his culinary team, to our dive staff and other resort personnel, everyone puts in 100%, and that keeps our visitor’s coming back again and again.”

In a written statement TripAdvisor Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Messing said, “Travelers considering their next trip can book confidently selecting from these award-winners that have already delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.”

About the Southern Cross Club

The casually sophisticated Southern Cross Club Fish & Dive Resort is Little Cayman’s original resort. It features 12 beachfront bungalows complete with a top-rated, professional in-house diving and fishing operation. A unique blend of rusticity and elegance the resort is often described as “Barefoot Luxury”. Guests can expect friendly and diligent service, delicious food, inviting rooms with breath-taking views and a comfortable dive boat ― a few of the things that bring them back year after year. Little Cayman is renowned for its breath-taking and pristine coral reefs and spectacular dive adventures. The resort’s beach-based location also provides flats fisherman with access to Bonefish and Permit just minutes away.

The kitchen at the Southern Cross Club always serves up culinary delights at the end of a wonderful day in paradise. Photo courtesy Southern Cross Club.
Little Cayman is an island paradise and the Southern Cross Club is the play to be for that perfect vacation. Photo courtesy Southern Cross Club.
Little Cayman is recognized widely as a world-class dive destination and the dive staff at the Southern Cross Club know the dive sites and their residents well. Photo courtesy Southern Cross Club.

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