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The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Seven Mile Beach
Certificate of Excellence
La Quinta, CA
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“Yes, you need an Oceanside Room”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

After much back and forth we decided to book a Blue Tip suite (non oceanfront) for our 1 week stay as we were moving next door to the Coral Stone for a 2-week 1st floor beachfront stay after the Ritz. For the price point we gained a separate bed for our 3-yr olds and Club Lounge versus the cost for Hotel-room oceanfront. Well, on arrival we were upgraded to a 1B suite in the Residence area oceanside.

We loved the full kitchen and huge separate living room with sofa bed for the kids. Because the balcony was way off to the side we never used it. We had no real view to speak of but didnt care because location was great. After being on the beach side I know now I would book that side. We had a back door to the beach down the corridor allowing easy access for our kids. We rented a beachfront cabana right at oceans edge a few times and it was effortless to pop back to the room.

The Bar Jack nachos were the best ever. The staff are super super nice across the entire resort and would be the reason for our return. Food at steakhouse and blu was good. Kids loved the smoothies (ask for fresh fruit only) which I think were either free or discounted. Ask to split drinks and food-they are very accommodating. I didn't want kids to have so much sugar so always split the smoothies. The kids meals were pretty much free even when they were with a nanny. If you want to take your kids to the kids club to play with you they will allow that outside of kids club activities for no charge. a big plus to get out of the sun and kids club had tons of toys and fun stuff.

Spent a lot of time in the Silver Palms lounge. Loved it- lots of interesting people. Viewed residence club 2-3 bedrooms for a month next year but couldn't find anything we liked under $20k per month (July-Aug)Only annoyance was the incentive groups that came in. We just took a big bag zip cooler down the beach a few yards filled with ice and beer and had complete serenity from the 3-day incentive-heavy drinking- cigar smoking- annoying people. It would not deter me from staying again.

Would book a 1B suite next year for 3 weeks instead of moving. There is no other hotel to stay on GC. Staff really made our trip special. Tips; if you have room take a few kids beach toys because they were no free 'buckets and spades' as I thought ( you can also buy for $20), bring a large zippered cooler bag to take to waters edge with your ice and drinks, go to grocery and wine store down the street or have a shopping service deliver any beer, wine, snacks, etc,. for your entire stay at one time, bring a round swimways floatie, go to the nearby restaurants and bars if youhave time like Luca. Club Lounge was great but would not do it next time. Mostly didn't feel like dressing up to get appetizers and just ok wine. But staff and all offerings were very good. Loved the feeling of luxury and pampering this resort offered.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

One if not the premier resort in the Caribbean and the world for that matter. The beach is one of the best in the world. The staff care t every need and expectacion. The hotel in upgrating many of the restaurants during the slow season. The main pool is great. The view from the ocean front units are out of this world.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Picture perfect water.... Nothing to do but Relax?... Crystal clear water...powder beaches ..... Great scene.... Loads of sunshine.... Clean, hospitable, friendly, expensive but hey, you get what you pay for....

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Great Trip, I could go on all day about the how fabulous this property is. Great rooms, Great food, Great pool, Great beach, Great staff. Just Great!!! Water sports equipment, valet Parking, internet access, morning coffee/tea/hot cocoa included in resort fee worked out well for us. I highly recommend staying here. We dove with Red Sail Sports who pick up on the beach of the adjacent hotel which is about a 5 minute walk, if that. Grand Cayman has fabulous scuba diving and very calm and warm water. If you are a more experienced diver I recommend diving the North Wall.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

It's a lovely hotel in typical Ritz style of elegance. Kind staff and great amenities. The beach was amazing, the pool was nice. But also in Ritz style it was pricer than most hotels. There is a grocery store nearby where you can buy snacks and drinks if you don't want to pay the hotel prices.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This place is fabulous! The hotel was great. The room was great. The restaurants on property are top notch. You get what you pay for here. It is the best of the best. I would not stay anywhere else in Grand Cayman.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

WHat a spectacular property. From the location to the restaurants to the beach, it was perfect. There were floating tables to get drinks. The gym was stocked with lots of equipment and free-weights. Drinks are pricey! $18 but you can geta cab to several liquor stores

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Address: West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach KY1-1209, Grand Cayman
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Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > Seven Mile Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman 5*
Number of rooms: 365
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, a luxury two-tower resort where sparkling blue waters blend seamlessly with the sand and sky to create your perfect Caribbean oasis. Located on an archipelago of three picturesque islands, our Cayman Islands resort offers a breathtaking location unlike anywhere else on earth. From the white sands of Seven Mile Beach to world-renowned restaurants including Blue, by renowned seafood chef Eric Ripert, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman luxury resort offers guests an unforgettable escape from the everyday. With a resort side including resort and garden view rooms and an ocean side for ocean view rooms the property runs from sound to sea. Residential towers are located on the ocean side. ... more   less 
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Grand Cayman Ritz Carlton
Ritz Seven Mile Beach
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