An economical, quiet, family-friendly option on the lagoon side of the island, Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman is fairly isolated (most beach resorts on the island are on the Seven Mile Beach side, which is a few minutes away by car on the west coast); but it’s lower priced than the vast majority of its Grand Cayman counterparts and caters well to golf enthusiasts. There aren’t any off-site shops or restaurants in the immediate vicinity, the beach area is rocky with poor sand quality (it’s not nearly as strong as those along Seven Mile Beach; this factor has a strong negative effect on the Overall Beach Resort Rating, downgrading it from the lower B range to the middle C range), the fitness center is as bare bones as it gets (it’s just a few machines in a tiny room), and there’s just one on-site restaurant (the Blue Iguana Grill); but the property offers a free shuttle to off-site attractions and downtown areas, excellent sunrise views over the North Sound Lagoon, outdoor BBQ grills, and clean (albeit generic) hotel rooms. Rooms come with private balconies, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers; suites with full kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms are also available. On-site activities are limited, but guests can play golf at the 18-hole North Sound Golf Club right next door (with discounted greens fees; it’s the only 18-hole golf course on the island). The shuttle brings guests to and from Seven Mile Beach, Fosters grocery store, Camana Bay, and George Town.