Gladys Howard

The Yellow Rose of Texas

Gladys HowardGladys B. Howard started Pirates Point Resort 30-years ago and most definitely is and will always be its heart and soul. Gladys passed on October 3, 2015 and left her only daughter, Susan Howard, and her beloved grand-daughter Antonia, to take over Pirates Point.  Susan has taken up residence at the resort and has immersed herself in the day-to-day resort operations, as well as making some long-needed improvements aimed at improving the comfort of our guests. 

Among the many accomplishments in Gladys' lifetime, those on the island include:

National Trust House in Little Cayman, which contains 400 acres of land, housing the largest colony of Red Footed Boobies in the Western Hemisphere.
In 2003, in observance of Queen Elizabeth’s 76th birthday, Gladys was awarded the “Cayman Islands Certificate and Badge of Honour for services to conservation and tourism in Little Cayman.
“The Yellow Rose of Texas”, granted by then Governor Ann Richards, to native born Texas women who have achieved their goal and contributed to society.
The Cayman Islands Stingray Tourism Award for Long Term Service in 2008.
Cayman Islands Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
In July 2015, the National Trust honoured Gladys by naming the community centre in her name.
International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame on October 2nd, 2015.

Tour the resort


    Large 3 ft. to 8 ft. chlorine pool centrally located near club house

    thatched roofs

    Thatched roofs provide shade in the afternoons for great naps and reading.