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. Popular seaside West Bay condos that offer long-term rentals include Coconut Bay, Ocean Side Plantation, Westview and Villas Pappagallo.
New developments like West 19, The Point at Watercourse, Dolphin Club and The Meadows 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 an evening out. Tourist attractions like the Cayman Turtle Centre and the Cayman Motor Museum are also in West Bay.
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 littletravelled 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 20 minutes to drive from West Bay to George Town using the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.