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The Reef Resort, A Wyndham Affiliate
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Queens Highway, PO Box 30865 | Colliers, East End KY1-1204, Grand Cayman (Formerly The Reef Resort)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in East End
NYC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Quiet location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Just came back from a trip here. Resort is clean and well run, rooms were great and right on the beach. We had lunch one day on the beach at their café and the food was pretty good. We had a week of bad weather so that made the location difficult. Resort diving had to be switched to Seven Mile Beach because of the waves so we ended up spending a lot of our trip driving back and forth to Seven Mile Beach. But it was unusual weather. Red Sail Sports did an awesome job with our diving packages. We also took their glass bottom boat trip out of Rum Point to Stingray city. That was great for the kids.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nutley, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the The Reef Resort in March 2013. The resort is on the East Side of the island, away from the crowds, traffic and city type atmosphere, which is what we wanted. The hotel staff were very helpful and accommodating, especially Daina Edwards who was very knowledgeable and helpful in providing information regarding weather, excursions and restaurants in planning our week. Our room was on the second floor and faced the ocean, along with the pool. At first we were concerned that it would be noisy, but it was not a problem. The room had a small kitchette and we had breakfast on our balcony every morning with a view of the ocean. We ate at the hotel several times and the food was good, however ate at several places throughout the island since we rented a car, which I would suggest. Our favorites meals were the some of the local restaurants, such as Kurts which was not very far from the hotel. The temperature was in the low 80's, however we did have a couple of really windy days which made it difficult to go to the beach and took the opportunity to visit the Turtle Farm and the Botanical Gardens. The Reef Resort is an excellent get away to read, relax and get some sun.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We visited The Reef during the week of March 18th and it was perfect for us! The Reef is far away from the masses of people on 7 Mile Beach, yet has everything you could ever want in a vacation destination! Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, ocean front view from every unit can't be beat! White Sands Water Sports is located on the resort property and they provide great snorkle tours and excursions....highly recommend the sunrise stingray trip....definitely worth getting up early for - you won't regret it! We also snorkled next door at Morrett's dock and saw tons of fish including a barracuda! There is a grocery store, liquor store and gift shop across the street if you want to stock up on anything. We visited some local area restaurants which were all great...especially, Tukka, Bombay Chopsticks and The Light House!
The Reef, is casual, welcoming and unpretentious....We can't wait to come back!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is the perfect location if you like bring away from noise, crowds and having all the amenities at your door. Got a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on the beach for a song!!!! Great beach bar, pools, hot tub, dive shop w pier and boats right here. Grocery, liquor store across the street. Good restaurants on site and nearby. Clean, friendly, beautiful beach and great water.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

just came back from the reef, what an amazing stay, we have stayed at 7 mile beach before and was looking for something more quiet and relaxing, we absolutely got our wish, watched the sunrise from our two bedroom condo every morning, then hit the beach, always a lounge chair available, great snorkeling so many varieties of fish to see, the beach bar was handy with some fantastic frozen rum cocktails, kudo's to Tony one of the many friendly bartenders, the staff was great, friendly and happy to help us make dinner reservations etc., we ate dinner twice at the resort, once to see barefoot man, very funny show, just o.k., food, have found the island has so many great dining choices. all in all a great relaxing stay at the reef resort.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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outer banks
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

I loved this place and plan to return in the near future. It is located at the east end of the island, away from the cruise ship tourists of Georgetown. If you want peace and tranquility this is the spot for you. We made our reservations on Monday afternoon March 18 and were flying to the caymans by Tuesday morning march 19. Expedia did all the arrangements and the price was too good to pass up. The caymans were never really on my radar to visit but the last minute deal proved to be a gem and I am in love with this place. The reef is very nice, clean and all the rooms have a beach view. Unlike the resort next door which resembled something out of Walt Disney world. The staff were courteous and helpful. They knew why we had made our arrangements on short notice and respected our privacy. Across the street is a shopping center with a liquor store, grocery mart and an Italian restaurant. If you want your drinks strong then I suggest utilizing the first two. There is a restaurant named Tukus which will pick you up at the resort and bring you back-no charge. Chef Ron himself actually picked us up. Make reservations and try to get a table down on the beach. The food was amazing. We went to Georgetown one day and just ended up at seven mile beach for a swim. We live in a resort town so all the shops are basically the same here, except for the Cuban cigars. If you want to just relax and soak up the sun this is the place to go and I can't wait to get back.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We have gone to Grand Cayman for 11 years now. We have stayed at many places on the island but still love the The Reef the most. The staff is wonderful, it is quite and relaxing. They have water sports available through White Sands, there are several restaurants in easy walking or driving distance. The beach is lovely. There is a nice daily itinerary that you can participate in all or part and it includes activities for kids. I will come back to The Reef as long as I am able.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Queens Highway, PO Box 30865 | Colliers, East End KY1-1204, Grand Cayman (Formerly The Reef Resort)
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Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > East End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in East End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Reef Resort, A Wyndham Affiliate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
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Also Known As:
The Reef Hotel Grand Cayman
Reef Hotel Grand Cayman
Reef Resort Grand Cayman
The Reef Resort, A Wyndham Affiliate Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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