We have vacationed at Plantana for the past 6 years, preceeded by 10 years at the old Caribbean Club.
The Pros: The units are well maintained and nicely furnished, each has a washer and dryer in the unit.Each unit has a screened, although not private, patio or balcony The beach is wide and beautiful with a soft sandy entrance into the water. The ground floor units offer the easiest access to the beach.You rarely see cruise passengers in this area. It is a short drive to stores and restaurants and you can walk to the Westin or Ritz Carlton if you wish and to the great snorkeling at the Governor's Reef.
The Cons: Management is aloof and not particularly helpful. On 4 of our 6 arrivals we were told that the unit we requested was unavailable and we were assigned to less desirable units. Note that all oceanfront units are not in the same proximity to the beach nor do they have the same oceanview. In years past the rate was lower for the buildings near the office or the parking lot, but no longer. It is a large complex and can be very crowded during high season. The pool area is small. Most of the units overlook the pool so noise can be a problem.
We finally realized that there are many other complexes with the Pros and not the Cons, so we have switched to a smaller and friendlier complex a bit North of 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