In 2010, we took a girls trip to Grand Cayman Island. There was 6 of us girls. Myself, girlfriend, daughter and her friend, my mother and sister inlaw. After reading many reviews of the Carribean and other desitnations, such as Costa Rica, we decided on the Grand Cayman Island and specifically on 7-mile beach. We have traveled quite a bit for the last 10 years. Just for comparison, we have been to Cancun and Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Hawaii (Maui, Kaui and O'ahu ), Aruba and the Bahamas. We also like to take ski vacations in the spring to Colorado, another favorite destination.
After our first trip, I wanted to take my husband. So we returned in July 2011 and 2012. Each time we rented the 3 bedroom 3 bath ground floor unit. We chose it for several reasons. ( they also have 2/2 and 4/4 units available). The reasons we chose our ground floor unit: two rooms had a king bed and one room with two twins, there is no poolside bathrrom so we liked being able to walk right in and out our patio to the pool and the beach. Also since it's not a hotel, we like to walk right in and out patio to make a cocktail or get a snack. Some prefer higher level for better ocean views....
The beach is one of the best, if not the BEST I have ever been to. The water is so calm, easy to swim, crystal clear, rarely any rocks in the bottom, so easy to walk in to beach. We take floats and stay in the ocean. We also take a plastic cup with lid, so we can take a cocktail out to beach. The beach is white sand, beautiful and nice and wide. Great 7 miles of beach for a morning or afternoon walk. The pool and hotubs are really great also!
We usually cook breakfast in condo, make sandwich for lunch, and eat out most dinners. There are grills at the condo, so we cook steaks and burgers one or two nights. We also buy our liquor in the airport before we get on plane in Houston. The liquor is very expensive in the Caymans. We don't mind because it's vacation, but we save a little money by purchasing a couple of favorite bottles at airport. Then we get wine, beer and food across the street from the Condo. They let you take the basket to your door!
If you prefer room service and a swim up bar, this might not be the place for you. We very much enjoy those luxory services also. But sometimes we like to change it up. This is a beautiful, upscale beachfront condo. Feels like a luxury home away from home. It's great for families, adults or small children. You can also walk down to the Ritz for lunch or a massage at the spa.
You must Swim with the stingrays! Awesome experience. Also, I suggest the renting jet skis for the day, not at the resorts. If you have a a large group, you can share the costs. Too much fun. We also love the parasailing, it's so amazing, you can almost see the entire island while up in the air.
We also love that people are friendly on the island. We toolkit our teenage daughter when she was15, 16& 17. So we love that it is safe. since she was almost 18 last summer she got to got to a bar with us. They have several restaurant/ bars with music. So it's fun for parents and older teenage kids. Once they are 18 you will feel it is safe for them to do a few things on there own. Just have them stick together and make smart decisions. There is no crime on the island ) I mean hardly any crime at all).
We love the Grand Cayman Island so much. Can't wait to go back in a few years. This summer we are going somewhere different as we choose to travel the world. But I doubt it gets much better than 7 mile beach at the Beachcomber on the Grand Cayman Island.
Have fun on your next Vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven Mile Beach is truly a world-class beach, set against a dazzling backdrop of tropical landscaping. It could be described as an elite neighborhood of mostly luxurious, private ownership condominiums fronting on the white sand beach and crystal clear turquoise sea. In every such waterfront neighborhood however, there are “special pockets” – sites that rise above the others in terms of beach quality and The Beachcomber is one of these! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beachcomber Grand Cayman Hotel Seven Mile Beach
- Beachcomber Grand Cayman Cayman Islands