There is a huge mix of different properties from luxury oceanfront homes and apartments, to island cottages and some rather rundown and tired properties in the middle. The canal-front area called The Shores commands premium prices on rentals and sales, as do properties on Boggy Sand Road, the last residential neighbourhood remaining on Seven Mile Beach. New developments like Dolphin Point Club, Oceans 9, Salt Air Townhomes, Serrana, The Meadows and ARZA add new life to West Bay and acclaimed restaurants such as Calypso Grill, Cracked Conch, Macabuca, Tukka West, Ristorante Pappagallo and VIVO offer nice options for lunch or an evening out. The Cayman Turtle Centre is in West Bay as is Cemetery Beach for amazing snorkelling, and the diving from the Cracked Conch restaurant and from Lighthouse Point nearby is also very popular. Divetech, the on-site dive shop at Lighthouse Point, is welcoming, and friendly staff can explain where nearby dive sites are located. They can also take you to the Kittiwake shipwreck.
You can go horseback riding and bicycling along a rugged and little-travelled beach called Barkers, which spans part of the northern tip of West Bay. Barkers Beach is a nice area to get away from it all and is popular with dog walkers and kite surfers. Note the area is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from sunset to sunrise. It currently takes about 10-15 minutes to drive from West Bay to George Town using the bypass.