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Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

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Chantilly, Virginia
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Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

We will be staying at a house near Rum Bay but plan to spend a day at SMB. Would like to plant ourselves with chairs, access to facilities and near a bar/restaurant. Willing to pay a reasonable day fee or chair rental. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Boston...
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1. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

You can purchase a day pass at the Westin Casuarina resort which will meet all your requirements. You can also go to Calico Jack's or Royal Palms but those places are usually big cruise passenger destinations so crowds may be an issue. I would contact the Westin directly to inquire about the day pass. Best of luck.

Syracuse, New York
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2. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

Best to plan the day to be one where no, or very few cruise ships are in.

http://www.caymanport.com/shipschedules.php

Then you can have the run of the beach.

Based on my experience, Calico Jacks has the least in the way of facilities, followed by Royal Palms, and then the Westin. The price is corresponding to that. So in so many ways it depends on "facilities" you need.

Mount Tabor, New...
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3. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

To summarize beach lounger rental locations with dinning/drinking/restrooms:

Royal Palms - Closest to port

Public Beach/Calico Jacks

Tiki Beach

Surfside Beach Bar (Old Gecko Bar location)

and the Westin

You may want to inquire if your rental includes portable beach chairs. We take ours along when visiting SMB and are able to bypass the beach clubs that cater to the cruise visitors when they are in port.

Chantilly, Virginia
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4. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

Thank you, I will follow up wither. Definitely will avoid cruise days!

atlanta
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5. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

You could drive from Rum Point to the Comfort Suites on SMB they have Stingers bar and resteraunt behind the hotel next to the pool. A short path leads from there to the beach and they stack all their chairs and umbrellas for people to serve themselves. It is a small section of beachfront next to the Marriott but nobody would bother you if you setup there for the day. We even used chairs that were obviously bought at the local store and left behind by travelers for others to use. There is a auger drill for the umbrella in wooden storage box just as you leave the pool area heading toward the beach. Out of 8 days we stayed there we only saw the beach attendant come around near sunset to collect and stack the equipment back up. Good snorkeling in waist deep water around their manmade reef directly in front. Bathrooms are next to Stingers or inside the door from the pool area to the hotel. Those could be used for changing room, only thing missing is a shower. Lunch and Dinner are good and affordable at stingers and Coconut Joes is across the street with more affordable food. Marriott has a beach bar, but stingers is not that far to walk.

Colorado
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for Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Crested Butte, Gunnison
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6. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

" It is a small section of beachfront next to the Marriott but nobody would bother you if you setup there for the day"

I would not suggest advising visitors to take property that doesn't belong to them. The chairs at Comfort Suites are for guests only regardless of who is keep an eye on them. There are places visitors can go to use chairs and other beach equipment that doesn't involve behaving unethically while on vacation.

Annapolis, Maryland
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7. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

smushie, I agree, it is a pretty tacky suggestion. Plus, the OP asked where he could rent chairs, not where he could use a hotel's property for free.

Rhode Island
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8. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

To add my two cents, WHAT would prompt anyone to use items and services that are not rightfully theirs to use??? What would such a person think if random people decided to use their property at will?

9. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

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Annapolis, Maryland
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10. Re: Best place to rent chairs on SMB?

The nature of your response, sir, helps forum readers to become Wise 2 You.