We wanted a relaxing week away and friends recommended Plantana. Because we had little ones with us (ages 4, 7, and 10), we wanted quick access to the beach, and we splurged for bottom floor beachfront. The beach was great: the sand was good for sand castles, and the waves were gentle enough that I was comfortable letting the kids play with one of us on the beach but not needing to be within arm's reach. The whole island was really quiet, and the section of the beach in front of Plantana felt private even though it isn't. A slow trickle of people walked along the water's edge, but the beach was very, very quiet. We wanted to relax and we could.
The space in the unit was great: two bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen (four blenders!), plenty of comfy seating, and floors that don't squeak like ours at home. The internet service was provided over a wireless router in the condo unit. The wireless was set up with WPA security (good) and was surprisingly speedy considering the tests I performed showed that the modem was synced up at 2 Mbps down and 512 kbps up.
There were a very few niggling things: the dishwasher's door spring had sprung, so one had to be careful when opening it lest it get away from you. The dishwasher was also quite noisy. The water pressure was not great and the water temperature wandered around quite a bit, making for interesting showers. Lastly, the television was getting old. Ordinarily I wouldn't even turn the TV on while on vacation, but we were there during the World Series and missed the picture on our HDTV at home for watching the games.
- 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