My husband and I stayed at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman November 5-10. It was perfection from start to finish. From the moment we checked in, we were pampered.
We stayed in a garden view room facing the great lawn. We had a great room that was spacious and very clean. King size bed. The bathroom was marble and had a soaking jacuzzi tub and separate shower. We were on the resort side of the property and it was honestly not a bad walk to the ocean side. It is probably around 5-7 minutes depending on how fast you walk.
The beach and pools are fantastic. Everything is spotless and so well maintained. They take you to your chairs and set it up for you with two different towels. Each chair has it's own shade that you can adjust up or down yourself. The beach is amazing. Gorgeous clear calm turquoise water. They have floating "aqua tables" that are seriously the best invention ever. These are about 10 yards off shore and seat 4 people. They are shaded and have cup holders. My husband and I swam out to them with our drinks. Nice relaxing time. Plenty of chairs for everyone. Never felt crowded at all. Literally the best beach on seven mile beach. All of the guys that work at the pool and beach are extremely professional and nice. Huge shout out to Dennis and Kingsley who made our stay extra special!
Ate at bar jack and periwinkle. Both were excellent. Try the chips and dips beach side at bar jack (they deliver right to your chair!) thank me later. The cayman lemonade and caybrew beer are excellent. 7 was closed for renovations. This hotel has everything you need: great shops, great restaurants, great pools and the best beach on seven mile beach!
A few tips: everything is priced in cayman dollars (CI) and is then converted to American money. They will give you change in cayman dollars which is worth less. For example, for $100, you will lose $18. We routinely changed our $100 dollar bills into much smaller bills at the front desk. Everything on the island is very expensive. Estimate what you think you will spend: add 20% then add another 20% to that. We were used to Hawaii prices (went in 2011) so we weren't that shocked and it's to be expected that an island is expensive but this was really expensive. Think $30 nachos and $17 mixed drinks.
Wasn't a fan of georgetown especially when the ships were in port. Only went there once and wouldn't go again. We rented a car for 2 days and went to all of the major spots. Highly recommend this!
The best excursion we did: stingray sandbar with red sail sports. It was on a 65' catamaran and we had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this excursion and we have many fond memories from it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, a luxury 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Hotel Seven Mile Beach
- Grand Cayman Ritz Carlton
- Ritz Seven Mile Beach
- Seven Mile Beach Ritz-Carlton
- The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Cayman Islands