We recently returned from our family vacation and we loved this resort! We stayed in Condo #44 and the views were amazing. The resort was a little over half full while we were there. The beach was wide and deep and we usually had it all to ourselves!! For short periods of times there was one or maybe two other families but there was plenty of room to spread out. The water was beautiful and there were very few, scattered, small rocks in a few places but the majority of it was beautiful white sand and clear water which is VERY important to us as we spend most of our time in the water! I believe that the condo resorts on either side of Plantana are privately owned and not rented, there was almost no one ever around at either resort. Just past the one resort is a public access point but there were very few people there as well. Straight out in the water from that public access point is a coral reef, probably about 100 yards from shore--great snorkeling! We all wore snorkel vests so we felt very comfortable swimming out there. The pool at the resort is small but again, there was usually no one in it! The pool was very clean and the water was very warm, probably 88 degrees which we loved. We had a few small issues with our condo-the freezer was not cold enough, a toilet overflowed...but the front office handled it professionally and quickly. The trees on the beach offered nice atmosphere as well as shade and there is a hammock to relax on as well. We were lucky enough to see a few green iguanas one day, one climbed up to the deck of our 3rd floor condo! No worries, he was very afraid of us, very cool to see up close though. We love a quiet, laid-back family vacation so this was the perfect place for us to stay! Just be aware that this is a condo rental and not a resort though...there is no restaurant or bar on-sight to have cocktails on the beach, no one to carry your luggage up to your room(no elevators, just stairs to the 3rd floor) and no security on-sight overnight. There was a security officer sitting on the beach during the day on the weekend when the office was closed though. We felt safe staying at the resort, just use common sense as you would any where. We would highly recommend staying at Plantana!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plantana is on the finest section of Grand Cayman's renowned Seven Mile Beach. Pristine white sand creates a wide and extensive beachfront and then extends right out into the ocean to form a lovely, rippled floor. Our area of low-rise, low-density properties presents you with that rare phenomenon: plenty of beach and swimming space to call your own. Plantana's mature plantings - colorful blooming shrubs, lofty arching palms and expansive lawns - graciously wrap our plantation style architecture to offer beauty, pleasure and tranquility that is now almost impossible to find elsewhere. Make your vacation home here at Plantana in a one, two or three bedroom condo. You'll agree: Plantana is beyond compare! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Plantana Condominiums Hotel Seven Mile Beach
- Plantana Condominiums Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands