Farewell notes from our Guest Register (June/2001)
"Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We will definitely be back. Keep petting Vitamine & Blackie all day. All the Best!" A.C.&C.F., Glen Gardner, New Jersey, USA (June 30, 2001)
"Thank you so much for all of your hospitality. We had an excellent week. Hopefully, we will be back very soon. This was truly an awesome holiday - the best!! Don't change a thing! Best of luck..." A.R.&K.R., New York, New York, USA (June 30, 2001)
A handful of the many starfish discovered near the Kaibo Yacht Club, by Connie and Glenn Pettit.
"Dear Alain & Marleine: Thanks for your fine hospitality this past week. You've both been helpful in so many ways. We enjoyed the Turtle Nest Inn and look forward to returning in the future. If you are ever in Maine give us a call. We will treat you to a Maine lobster. We will be in touch via the Internet. Love & thanks from your Maine Connection!" C.R.&D.D., Yarmouth, Maine, USA (June 28, 2001)
"Alain & Marleine: Thank you both so much for a beautiful week! We loved your hospitality and your inn. Dinner on the terrace was great and I also enjoyed meeting the other people staying here. I hope you have a great vacation. If you ever need anyone to watch the inn while you are gone you can count on me! I hope to come back and see you soon. Love from Texas..." C.Z., Roanoke, Texas, USA (June 26, 2001)
"Marleine & Alain: I loved the stay, I will always remember you and your animals. I loved all the places you suggested to my mom, they were all great. I will e-mail you my fudge recipe the second I get home. Your meal was great that night, the scene was perfect and so was the food. I will miss you two a lot and will have to come back. Love..." K.Z. (age 13), Roanoke, Texas, USA (June 26, 2001)
Views from the terrace where the Inn dinners are served, by Jeanne Berent.
"Wow! I had a great time. Ya make great food. Too bad we don't have a great beach in Texas. That was a great scene on Friday. I love the room. It was very good. I love the swimming pool - it was very warm. Your beach has nice shells, you should check it out if you haven't already. I will miss you. I hope we can come back next year and have a good time like we did this year. Love for always friends..." K.Z. (age 9), Roanoke, Texas, USA (June 26, 2001) .
"We wish we did not have to leave! Your Inn is just perfect - from its location, your hospitality, the palm tree and beach, the amenities. Your guests were friendly, like the people here on the island. Our apartment, #4, was super. We loved our patio and the view, the pool and the sounds of the sea. Even our towels, plateware and glassware, fabrics were darling and perfectly coordinated with the attractive tiles and feel of the apartment. Thank you for everything, your availability for requests and questions, your lovely personalities and charm. We hope to be returning when we can. We will certainly tell our friends and acquaintances about this place." S.M.&J.M., Richmond, Virginia, USA (June 25, 2001)
"Marleine and Alain: Thank you for a fabulous week at Turtle Nest Inn. Your warmth and hospitality made us feel like we were at home. Our apartment overlooking the ocean was wonderful. Waking up to the sound of the ocean surf, watching the sunrise from our balcony, laying under the palm tree shade with the everpresent ocean breeze, making new friends, hanging out with Blackie and Vitamine, snorkeling, the delicious Friday night Tapas dinner. All these memories we will keep with us until we visit again." J.C.&L.C., Richmond, Virginia, USA (June 24, 2001)
Grand Cayman's flowers and coral, by Laurence and Stephane Benoit.
"Marleine and Alain: Your website did not lie. This place was fabulous and everyone in our group of 7 (Apts 2 and 8) loved the privacy of the Turtle Nest Inn. Seven Mile Beach was a distant second to yours. The Caribbean Tapas dinner on Friday was amazing! Grandma had a hangover on Saturday and we later regretted allowing Todd to eat 3 bowls of the black bean soup. I was told to apologize for scooping out the grapes from the bottom of the Sangria pitchers. Todd and I formed our Stingray Club at 'the Edge' and Mary and I enjoyed a final night stroll to the Oasis. I was very proud of my sister Wendy for eventually learning how to turn on the hot water by our 6th night here. My kids loved the pets, Rum Point, Turtle Farm, Smith's Cove, George Town, Blowholes, Stingray City, all were great, but our best times were spent here - you both were great hosts to my family. God bless you..." D.W., M.W.,S.W.,W.W.&T.W., Louisville, Kentucky, USA (June 24, 2001)
"Thank you so much!!! I had such a great time!!! I loved the movies to borrow!! I stayed up all night and watched them. And I also loved Blackie & Vitamine!! I enjoyed the snorkeling around the hotel. It was fabulous! My dad tried to make me go out kayaking with him all the time & I couldn't take it!! I also loved the tapas dinner we had yesterday. A real taste of the islands!! And I liked how the hotel was peaceful and quiet. And the pool!! A big thumbs up there. It felt like swimming in bath water. The stay was really enjoyable. I loved it!! Yours truly..." A.W. (age 12), Louisville, Kentucky, USA (June 24, 2001)
"Marleine and Alain: I liked to walk down the beach with Max and Buster. Will miss Blacky and Vitamine. Thank you." L.W. (age 7), Louisville, Kentucky, USA (June 24, 2001)
The Inn captured from the beach by Jeanne Berent.
"Marleine & Alain: The Turtle Nest Inn and Grand Cayman island provided the perfect backdrop for our romantic second honeymoon in celebration of our 25 years together. We truly enjoyed our meals on the patio and the food was delicious. We will always have great memories of our stay here. Best to you - always..." B.C.&R.C., Vienna, West Virginia, USA (June 21, 2001)
"Marleine and Alain: Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay here at your Inn. This was where we spent our honeymoon and we will never forget it. It was so peaceful and relaxing - not to mention the friendly faces and bloody caesars! Your dinners were fantastic and we enjoyed getting to talk with the both of you. Yes we survived 10 days of marriage on your island and we will continue to keep you updated! Thanks again for everything and have a wonderful summer! Love..." H.P.&T.P., Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (June 21, 2001)
"Marleine & Alain: Thank you so much for making our honeymoon so enjoyable and unforgettable. Your hospitality has been beyond compare. The dinners on the patio were without a doubt the best we experienced on the trip. We enjoyed our stay and meeting you both, and we look forward to our return visit. Until then, we'll check out the latest on your website!. Love..." M.M.&M.M., Nashville, Tennessee, USA (June 18, 2001)
The pool from a beachfront apartment balcony, by Kris, Bob and Jordan Frost.
"Marleine & Alain: Many people could build a beautiful inn on the sea and open their door to strangers, but few have the gift of true hospitality as you both possess. The charm of the inn combined with genuine interest in the enjoyment of your guests makes an ideal vacation. As before, Grand Cayman is as breathtaking as always but the opportunity to enjoy it from such a quaint, homey spot like this was an additional bonus this time! Thank you for everything and we hope to see you again soon. God bless you." L.S.&B.S., Birmingham, Alabama, USA (June 18, 2001)
"Alain & Marleine: We had a fabulous time. Your Inn is beautiful & the hospitality you have shown was beyond compare. We would certainly recommend you to anyone we know. Your dinners are fabulous - everything was delicious. And your shores saw our first humbling attempts at snorkeling. Thank you for everything." M.E.&M.C., Springfield, Virginia, USA (June 17, 2001)
"Sorry that we missed you this morning. We love your place & will return. Thank you." M.H.&P.H., Centreville, Virginia, USA (June 17, 2001)
The Inn seen from the village, by Jeanne Berent.
"We had a fabulous time at Turtle Nest Inn! Alain and Marleine, thank you! We felt as if we were at home everytime we stepped into our apartment. I don't know how you manage to keep the place so immaculately clean and yet so cozy. We will make sure to come back very soon and again thanks for your warm hospitality. P.S. What an incredible view!" M.C.&N.H., New York, New York, USA (June 14, 2001)
"Everything met our expectations! Very laid back & relaxed. The Indian dinner on the terrace was a unique & wonderful dining experience. All of us hope to return soon." S.N.,C.N.,H.N.,B.N.&A.N., Dubuque, Iowa, USA (June 14, 2001)
"We had a wonderful time at your beautiful inn and especially enjoyed your warm hospitality. We hope to return soon." R.H.&M.H., Wood Dale, Illinois, USA (June 12, 2001)
Glimpses of Turtle Nest Inn, by Jeanne Berent.
"Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation. The Inn was everything we hoped for -- romantic, quiet & relaxing. Why would anyone want to stay on 7 mi. beach? We enjoyed walking to The Edge for great food. Loved sitting out at night on the beach. We picked the perfect place for our 25th anniversary & hope to come back soon. We'll miss Vitamine & Blackie. You're the best hosts!" G.P.&C.P., Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA (June 11, 2001)
"We had a lovely time in Cayman and had a wonderful stay at the Inn. Thanks for everything - we hope to return." B.B.&B.B., Overland Park, Kansas, USA (June 11, 2001)
The pool at Turtle Nest Inn, by Jeanne Berent.
"I had a good time here at the inn. The coral is awesome here and the pool is good when it's dark out. The beach is cool." C.B.&S.B., Overland Park, Kansas, USA (June 11, 2001)
"We had a great time at the Turtle Nest Inn! Everything was sparkling clean! Great snorkeling off the beach! Thanks for everything!" B.F.,K.F.&J.F., Sparta, Missouri, USA (June 8, 2001)
Snorkelling at Stingray City, by Deepa and Jody Rawls (left), and Stephane and Laurence Benoit.
"Marleine & Alain: We are so sad to have to leave such a beautiful and welcoming place. I have never felt more relaxed and at home! We truly appreciate your hospitality during our visit. We will certainly be back as soon as possible." J.M.&P.A., Atlanta, Georgia, USA (June 7, 2001)
"Alain & Marleine: We had a wonderful time here at the Turtle Nest Inn. It was the perfect stop from our lives in New York. The pool, the views, the dinners, the accommodations were all spectacular. We wish we could stay longer. So we'll just have to settle for coming back in the future. Thanks so much for having us." D.D.&E.S., Brooklyn, New York, USA (June 4, 2001)
"Thank you for a wonderful stay. You have a wonderful place here. We'll plan another stay here when we return. Best of luck to you both!" R.K.&T.K., Lithonia, Georgia, USA (June 4, 2001)
A palm tree on the Inn beach, by Laurence and Stephane Benoit.
"Odeurs et couleurs exotiques, bleu turquoise plein les yeux. Merci à Alain et Marleine pour cette fantastique semaine. Leur accueil a été si chalereux qu'on a le sentiment de laisser des amis derrière nous. Et tout pousse à revenir. Les chambres sont grandes et bien équipées, le service impeccable, les repas aux saveurs uniques. Nous reviendrons." S.B.,L.B.&M.B., Lyon, France (le 4 juin, 2001)
(Translated from French, above) "Exotic smells and colours, and turquoise blue as far as the eye can see. Thanks to Alain and Marleine for this fantastic week. Their welcome was so warm that we feel like we're leaving friends behind. And everything encourages us to return. The rooms are spacious and well equipped, the service impeccable, and the meals unique tasting. We will be back." S.B.,L.B.&M.B., Lyon, France (June 4, 2001)
"This place is what the doctor ordered! Thanks so much for creating a lovely experience for us on our first trip to the Cayman Islands. Your fans..." K.L.&J.L., Pennington, New Jersey, USA (June 4, 2001)
"Thank you for creating such a wonderful atmosphere for our second honeymoon. We very much enjoyed our Indian and Caribbean dinners and our beautiful, sunny, spacious apartment that was equipped with everything we needed. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality. The snorkeling in back of the Inn was great. In Dutch the best word I know to describe the Turtle Nest Inn is 'gazellig'!" K.K.&G.V., Reston, Virginia, USA (June 3, 2001)
Underwater shot taken by Deepa and Jody Rawls while snorkelling at the Inn.
"What a wonderful place to stay on our honeymoon! We had such a wonderful stay here and we look forward to visiting again. Thank you!" J.B.&R.B., Atlanta, Georgia, USA (June 2, 2001)
"Marleine & Alain: We've been to many islands in the Caribbean over the years and your combination of hospitality, food, and accommodations will remain a high point in our travels. Turtle Nest Inn will be recommended to our friends who may be interested in the Cayman Islands. Thanks & keep up the great dinners!" G.R.&J.R., Leominster, Massachusetts, USA (June 2, 2001)
"Dear Alain & Marleine: Thank you! The food was outstanding, the rooms comfortable and the sound of the sea at night was something very special that we'll never forget. We hope to return and will be sure to do our part and spread the word about the Turtle Nest." P.E.&J.E., Laramie, Wyoming, USA (June 1, 2001)