Almost every house, drive or walk involves a sea view and holiday atmosphere, and you will find a wide cross-section of society living in the district of North Side.
Many houses are owned by long-term visitors, who have been visiting Cayman on vacation regularly for 20 or 30 years. You will also find short-term vacationers staying at The Retreat, Island Houses, Kaibo Yacht Club Villas or The Pools of the Kai Condominiums. There are many retirees in the area too, so very few actually commute into town for work.
While picturesque, life on the North Coast involves a few trade-offs. The distance from town (roughly 50 minutes), which has helped keep the old time Cayman lifestyle, is inconvenient for trips to Seven Mile Beach, the airport etc. Prevalent onshore trade winds, which bring cool temperatures most of the year, also bring salt to coast windows and degrade electronics.
Despite it being a relatively quiet area, there is no shortage of things to do or restaurants to dine at. From walking the Mastic Trail to exploring the Crystal Caves to Bioluminescence Tours and all kinds of watersports, there are activities to suit all energy levels and interests.
Local restaurants do not disappoint either Kaibo and Rum Point offer both casual beach bars as well as fine dining establishments, with Kaibo Upstairs even boasting a two Michelin starred chef. There are also numerous local spots to try such as Over the Edge and Caboose, who offer authentic Caribbean food and views to die for.