We rented Unit 25 for a week after New Year's for husband, wife, two 20-ish children. #25 is two bedroom, but because it was converted from a 3 BR, it has tons of open space. One child slept on nice pullman sofa/bed. Apartment is very nicely furnished and supplied - great TV, kitchen appliances, cutlery, dishes, food prep and storage items, linens and towels (lots and luxurious) - we had everything we needed and the quality was excellent.
I had read some complaints about street noise at Beachcomber, but we all slept soundly and undisturbed the entire week. Having the shopping center across the road with large supermarket and two liquor stores was most convenient. We cooked in or grilled on the beach several nights and it was fun and relaxing. We could also walk down the beach to Luca or the Ritz when needed. Beach was kept immaculate, as were chairs, tables, lounges, pool, showers and hot tubs.
Housekeeping was very professional and unobtrusive. The house rules seemed appropriate for staying in someone else's (very nice) condo (the very lengthy, critical review I just read didn't sound like the same place we stayed...).
All in all, while this was a fairly expensive place to vacation (not to mention the cost of eating and drinking on Grand Cayman), it was an excellent experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet, low-key, but very upscale place to stay on Seven Mile Beach.
Vacation tip - if you have a car, take the time to drive around the island and see the less-touristy places at the east end. The restored Pedro St. James "Castle" (actually a planter's mansion) was delightful, including an introduction to Jack, at 33 the last surviving Jerusalem donkey on the island. The blow holes on the south shore were amazing. The north shore has had a lot of development (some unfinished) but it is still quite pristine in many areas. Rum Point is pretty touristy, but in the same area is the Kaibo Grill, with the best frozen rum/fruit drinks on the island!
- 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