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AND THE WINNER IS...
AND THE WINNER IS...
Theresa McDonald - posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pirates Point Primitive Art Winners for 2016 have been selected by our guests, the votes tallied, and our winners are...

Grand Prize goes to Contestant No. 11, who wins seven FREE nights for 1 at Pirates Point Resort.

2nd place goes to Contestant No. 1, who wins two FREE nights at Pirates Point for 1.

3rd place is awarded to Contestant No. 7, winning a tee-shirt of their choice.

Honorable Mentions go to Contestant No. 10, followed closely by Contestant No. 5.

 

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2016 ART CONTEST ENTRIES ARE POSTED!
2016 ART CONTEST ENTRIES ARE POSTED!
Theresa McDonald - posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

I know everyone will be impressed with the spectacular artwork our creative divers continue to produce and created in 2016. Given the tools available, it is truly inspired AND inspiring.   Check out ALL 15 entries on our site under "Art Contest" and cast your vote.  Email your votes to piratespointresort.com.  Two lucky  winners will win free time at Pirates Point!   +

LUXURY RESORT OF THE YEAR
LUXURY RESORT OF THE YEAR
Theresa McDonald - posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016

From our very humble beginnings with my Mother cooking in the kitchen, I wish she had been in London these past two weeks when Pirates Point Resort was awarded the Luxury Resort of the Year.   It's not our swank rooms or furnishings that earned the award, but rather our incredible staff who strives daily to provide the very best in customer service, food and dive preparation.   Mother Nature and Gladys Howard deserve the rest of the credit for creating such a beautiful beach and having the vision to recognize what could be.   It is true that you cannot build or buy beautiful blue water, the exquisite coral and fish inside, or the treasured island iguanas and birds so loved by our residents and visitors alike.   It's these natural wonders, plus the incredible wonder of every one of our guests who not only display undeniable creativity, but engage all of us in conversations and friendships that keep us all coming back for more.    +

New Colors on the Horizon
New Colors on the Horizon
Theresa McDonald - posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Pirates Point is currently shut-down for "hurricane season" but we are very busy during this time making improvements and upgrades so that when we re-open at the end of October, hopefully our customers will be happier and more comfortable than ever before.  That is our goal!  We are still on the property, so feel free to call or message us with any questions.  See you soon I hope,  Susan Howard +

Thank you Rich
Thank you Rich
Theresa McDonald - posted on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Long time guests Rich and Madelyn Setterberg recently left our resort and left us with their usual departing gifts... lots of laughs, fond memories, and the most fantastic pictures that they so generously allow us to share with all of you.    Rich is in every way a professional photographer, although an attorney in practice, and his generosity is so very much appreciated.   It allows us to enhance our website and to create beautiful ads that appear across the country promoting Pirates Point.  It is guests like Rich and Madelyn that make Pirates Point the place that it is.   It's not just the diving, not just the food, not just the dominoes and not just the less-than-luxury accommodations.    It's the guests, the staff and all the love, caring and respect that is in between.  Thank you Rich and Madelyn and we look forward to seeing you soon.  Much love from all at Pirates Point! +

PIRATES POINT RESORT EARNS 2016 TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
PIRATES POINT RESORT EARNS 2016 TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Theresa McDonald - posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Susan Howard, Owner of Pirates Point Resort, today announced that the resort has once again received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2016. This achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. “Thanks to the incredible staff, their dedication to our loyal customers, the great many of whom return again and again, I am proud to say we have achieved this recognition pretty consistently since it began,” states Susan. “However, if our customers didn’t take the time to give us those reviews, then we wouldn’t be here. I am so grateful for each and every customer of Pirates Point, their love of my Mother, and their continued support of me as I make this ownership transition. My hope is that Pirates Point continues to grow and thrive and meet the needs and desires of our long-time clientele while also embracing new faces and new adventures,” she concludes.


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EAT & ENJOY...
EAT & ENJOY...
Theresa McDonald - posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

In case you missed this, here is one of Chef Dianne's requested fav's.  Imagine a morning of diving, a cold beer, healthy lunch topped off with Key Lime pie, followed by a long siesta in the hammocks with the ocean as your background music.   Sounds great doesn't it.

RUM-COCONUT KEY LIME PIE

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh Key Lime juice (approx. 10 Key Limes)
1 tsp. Rum
Coconut crust + Garnish with whipped cream, grated lime rind and shredded coconut.

Beat cream cheese and milk at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Add lime juice and rum, stirring to combine. Pour filling into Coconut Crust, cover and chill at least 4 hours or until set. Garnish if desired.

COCONUT CRUST (makes 1 nine inch pie crust)

15 cream-filled vanilla sandwich cookies, finely crushed (approx. 1 1/2 cups)

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted

6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients then firmly press into bottom and on sides of pie plate. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.


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The Yellow Rose
The Yellow Rose
Theresa McDonald - posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Here is a great picture of our Yellow Rose, our dive boat that is so well-equipped to accommodate all our divers' needs.   She is well taken care of and every season goes ashore in Grand Cayman for her 'annual physical' and gets a thorough face-lift and engine overhaul.  She has been the source of many joyful moments. +

2015 Art Contest Winners Are Announced
2015 Art Contest Winners Are Announced
Theresa McDonald - posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016

The 2015 Winners for the Pirates Point Art Contest have been announced and notified and congratulations go to...

  • Grand Prize goes to Sean and Stacie Anderson for their creation of How to Train Your Lionfish! The Anderson's have won seven FREE nights for 1 at Pirates Point Resort.
  • 2nd place is awarded to Bob and Jocelyn Kilgore and Jessica and Rick Prenger for the creation of Scuba Toast, earning two FREE nights at Pirates Point Resort for 1.
  • 3rd place goes to Sue Laudert & Lisa Houck for the beautiful Snowy Egret.
  • 4th place is won by Sal and Andrea Selvaggio for Gobynado vs. Lionfish.
  • Last but not least, 5th place is awarded to Cinda Whicker & Janie Johnson for Black Neck Stilt.

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    Art Photos are Posted!
    Art Photos are Posted!
    Theresa McDonald - posted on Friday, January 15, 2016

    Finally!   The Art Contest has begun for 2015.   If you were a guest at the Resort during 2015, then please go to the website, go to Resort Info., Art Contests, and view the 12 wonderful submissions for 2015.   Review the rules and cast your votes.    They're some fabulous works of art...as always.    Our guests are the BEST.   Please remember... only 2015 guests are eligible to cast votes. +

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