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Regal Beach Club
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

I'll try to give everyone some good info on this place, and a bit about Grand Cayman for those who haven't been there. Also I should start out by saying that this was a different kind of trip; I went for a week with my sons (both adults), and the primary purpose of our visit was to scatter my wife's ashes in the Caribbean. She passed away last year, and this was one of her last requests. So, if I'm a bit subdued from prior reviews, that is why.
So, we arrived for a week in January, at got to the hotel around 4:30 on a Saturday. Trish is the on-site manager, and she was waiting for us when we got there. She is a long-term local and very knowledgeable about the facility and GC in general.
Our unit was #134. Here is the first downside: third floor, no elevators. I'm still young so I had no problems. If you are older or have health issues with stairs, be sure and get a ground floor unit. The unit was spotless upon arrival, and tastefully, but not lavishly decorated. Two bed, two bath, nice size living room and dining table to seat four, bar seating for three more in the kitchen. Full size fridge, decent selection of flatware, (lousy cutlery); the pots, pans, and plates were good, plenty of plastic cups and glasses (glass not allowed at the pool nor beach). No garbage disposal, but use the trash as there is daily maid service.
No smoking in the rooms but all the units have a screened in sun porch and I thikn you can smoke on them. If this is an issue for you, talk to Trish beforehand. remember that these units areindividually owned condos, so the owners likely have some say about what goes on in their units.
The beds are comfy, and the showers good. Plenty of closet/dresser space. The water on GC is safe to drink but it tastes and smells bad, so be sure and get some bottled water at the store. There is a washer/dryer stack that works very well, but you have to bring your own detergent. (They do provide dishwasher detergent.). The A/C worked great.
First order of business, go to the grocery store. Take a cab, or at least take a cab back. There are two within walking distance; Trish will give you the details. Be sure and get some steaks and stuff to grill; there are big nice propane grills to use on the property. Grocery prices are high, but it is cheaper than eating out. Having said that, you're going to want to eat out some, as there are some fantastic restaurants on GC.
The pool is average size, but nobody uses it much, as everyone goes to the beach. Here is where this place really shines. This is a small facility, and it seemed to be only about half full, but the beach is private, which means only RBC guests are allowed. And, security patrols the place all the time, so there are always plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas, with plenty of room to spread out. Just look next door at the penguin colony that is the Marriott and you'll see what I mean! Shoot, you can even see the difference on Google Earth! And, while the Marriott crowd can't hang at your beach, you can use their beach bar. They take cash and credit cards, but get ready, a couple of cocktails and a beer will run you about US$50 with tip. Better to hit the liquor store around the corner from the gas station just north of RBC and stock up yourself. There's a saying here: it's called Grand Cayman because it costs about a grand per day to visit here.
The surf is gentle enough for the kids to play in, and there is zero undertow. The sand is great, and every night a small group hangs at the beach to have a cocktail or a glass of wine and watch the sunset. Belive me, sunsets at Seven Mile Beach are among the best in the world, and I've seen a bunch of them.
If you are looking for a luxury hotel, the RBC is not for you. If you want a quiet, private, non-crowded place to kick back, then this may work for you. Bottom line, would I go back? Yeah, I would.
If you've never been to GC and want a bit more, keep reading.
Close by, there is a Pizza Hut across the street, and it tastes just like one in the states. There is a bar across the street called the Aqua; I'd avoid it as the manager there is a real jerk. There is a much nicer place called Coconut Joes about 1/2 block south. Two for one margaritas on the night we were there. For a more upscale place, go to the Italian place (can't recall the name), but it is in Buckingham Place strip mall about a ten minute walk north of the RBC on the east side of the street. Fantastic fine dining, excellent service reasonably priced (for GC). Get the conch fritters, a GC specialty.
Georgetown is about a 20-30 minute walk south of RBC. This is where the cruise ships dock, and is where all of the tourists are. When there are 4-5 ships in port, it can get pretty crowded. This is also where all the high-end shopping can be found, as well as some of the more touristy places to eat (think Hard Rock, Jimmy Buffets, Breezes, etc). You want a T-shirt? Go to Georgetown.
I could not in good conscience write this review without mentioning Stingray City. The place is just amazing, and there are a myriad of tour companies to choose from. We used Captain Marvin's and had no problems whatsoever, but the last time we were here we used someone else and had no issues then either. I'd recommend researching them here on TripAdvisor and picking one you are comfortable with. The bottom line is, this is a must do excursion, and one you will always remember.
Another thing, GC pretty much shuts down un Sundays (liquor stores closed). GC is not Cancun or Jamaica, where anything goes. This is a British commonwealth, and the conservative British attitude is evident. Ladies, you can be arrested for topless sunbathing. Swear in a taxicab and you're liable to get an earful from the driver. Speaking of driving, they drive on the left side of the road here, so when crossing the street, look to your right first. This is important, and when you do it the first time you'll get it.
Financial tips. Creidt cards are good here, and most places convert and give you a receipt in US dollars. If you pay for something with US currency, you will almost certainly get your change in Caymanian dollars, or CI, as they call it for short. The exchange rate is fixed, and pegged to the US dollar, so you don't have to worry about getting the best rate. The rate is, .8$CI = 1$US. So, if you look at something priced in CI, multiply it times 1.25 to get the US price.
Other than the aforementioned bar manager, I have found the Cayman people to be very outgoing and very friendly. They are proud of their islands and their heritage, and they do understand that their success is tied to tourism, so they go out of their way to take care of their customers. They are a very polite people, so mind your manners, say please and thank you, smile, address them as Ma'am or Sir. Do these simple things and you are certain to enjoy your stay.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

We just returned from our first time at Regal Beach Club and Grand Cayman, and we were not disappointed! The pictures of the resort are exactly the way it is- only better! We stayed in oceanfront condo #122, and it was very clean, tastfully decorated, and had all the comforts of home. The screened in porch was absolutely beautiful- a perfect view of the beach, also we could easily see the kids in the pool. We spent every meal out there. The condo has everything you need except laundry soap; they even supply the soap/dishwasher detergent. The rooms are cleaned everyday except Sunday, and the ladies do a fabulous job. The beach was quiet, beautiful and sandy. We saw some people come over to our beach from the Marriott because it was so quiet and sandy. Snorkelling right there, and over to the Marriott next door was great for snorkelling because there is more rocks,as well as Water Sports if you want to rent something. The girls in the office are a great help and very friendly. They helped us with any questions I had (alot of them!). It is situated along the quieter south end of seven mile beach, but you can easily walk to plaza, liquor store, convienience store, Andys rent a car and restaraunts. We would definately return here again. You can't go wrong with this resort.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Lets see, I have vacationed in Maui and Oahu Hawaii, Cancun Mexico, Durants Barbados, Montezuma Costa Rica, Paradise Island Bahamas, and Ochos Rios Jamaica but nowhere did I feel as special as I felt walking the sands of Seven Mile Beach outside my condo at The Regal Beach Club. What a special time we had. The Regal Beach Club was exactly what we hoped it would be, a clean and modern place where we could relax easily and just enjoy our adventure in paradise. We are not wealthy but our level of comfort is very high and we were not disappointed with the amenities. The white sand beaches in front of the Regal Beach Club were never crowded.
The grounds are neatly keep and we always felt safe no matter what time we ventured out. I am seriously thinking (dreaming) of buying property here when I retire. Thank you Cayman Islands, Seven Mile Beach and The Regal Beach Club for a special 2011 vacation in paradise.

Room Tip: Every condo has an ocean view but the high up the condo the better in my opinion.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

Wonderful location on the most beautiful beach that is never crowded. No need to get up early to find an umbrella and right next door to the Marriott with it's snorkeling area.
This place has an amazing view of the sunsets at 6:30 every night
Condo had everything you could ever need and is within walking distance of town and Camana Bay. The area is very clean and the gardens are beautiful and there are 2 pools right next to the beach if you don't want salt water.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

Stayed in 224 for a week in April 2011, and it was awesome! The room has comfortable beds, nice kitchen, washer and dryer in the condo, partial beach view with great sunsets. the complex has a pool, whirlpool, barbecues, and really nice beach. There are plenty of chairs and umbrellas on the beach, and very few people. The condo is next door to the Marriott that has a man-made reef with lots of fish. restaurants are really expensive so we had bkfst and lunch home. Everything is accessible by bus right at the front of the condo complex. Trash and Kelly are in the office and will help you with anything you could ever need. They are the best! I highly recommend this complex.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

Spent 7 night at the Condo last week. It was wonderful, I really hope we will return to this Home away from Home' The owner has added all those little personal touches that make you feel you are staying with family. If you choose to eat in (eating out is expensive on Cayman) you'll find all the equipment you could possibly need here. The condo is very spacious with more than enough storage space. Beds are fantastic. On the ground floor set back from the beach but a very short walk through the immaculate grounds. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. Onsite security made us feel very safe.
The beach on this part of Seven Mile is very good, cool soft white sand. Plenty of loungers with shade and the Marriott nextdoor has an artificial reef/breakwater that is shallow and teaming with fish so excellent to snorkel.
You have two supermarkets within walking distance, Fosters in one direction and Kirks towards George Town. We liked to walk up the beach then cut through onto the main road, pick up our breakfast then stroll back along the beach.
I can recommend Coppperfalls Steakhouse just up the road for a treat.
The only downside were the Mosquitos that love to feed around dusk. they are only really a problem if there has been a heavy rainfall but take some spray just incase. The condo has a good netting around the patio so you can happily sit outside but you'll need it for the outside seating at some restaurants

If you go to Grand Cayman you really couldn't stay anywhere better .

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

Just returned from a week in Grand Cayman at the Regal Beach Club Condos. The condos, staff and accomodations were perfect. I traveled with my teenage daughter and one of her friends and we all had a great time. Regal Beach is right next door to the Marriott and within walking distance to shops and fast food. The condos have a full kitchen and a great washer/dryer which we used every day. The units are well maintained, clean and have full-time security on site. We bought groceries at the Cost-u-Less and at Kirk's Supermarket to save on money. The beach was clean and not crowded even on Easter weekend. Food and eating out is pricey but if you look for specials you can keep the costs under control. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Address: 431 West Bay Road | Grand Cayman Island, Seven Mile Beach Ky1-102, Grand Cayman
Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > Seven Mile Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Seven Mile Beach
Price Range: $295 - $855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Regal Beach Club 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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