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The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Seven Mile Beach
Chicago, Illinois
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“Pure luxury.. we never wanted to leave!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman totally made our vacation - I can't imagine staying anywhere else and having as much fun. From the beautiful and comfy room, to the kind staff, to the UNBELIEVABLE amenities... if you splurge anywhere on your Grand Cayman vacation, this is where you will get the most returns.

We were here for 7 days/6 nights on our honeymoon!

Highlights:
-Delicious, gourmet buffet breakfast every morning in their Blue restaurant
-Decor invokes a sense of tropical paradise and luxury, and all facilities were impeccably maintained, clean, polished, and perfect!
-BEACH AND POOLSIDE AMENITIES - the service is absolutely outstanding
-Ambassadors of the Environment program - we did the mangrove kayak trip and the shipwreck snorkeling trip and these trips were well-priced and unforgettable experiences
-Staff goes above and beyond to make you feel like an absolute celebrity... I have too many examples to list but the personal touches on every aspect of our stay just really blew our minds
*** WORLD'S MOST INCREDIBLE PINA COLADAS - don't miss out! ***

Cons:
-It's pricey. BUT you get what you pay for :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

By far one of the best experiences ever! I have stayed at numerous Ritz Carltons in the US and Carribean. I spent 2 nights at the Marriott in Cayman for an event and the rest of the week at the Ritz. Grand Cayman itself is pricey so i will not complain about price. If you've stayed at the Ritz before you know you pay extra for luxury, so stop complaining. The service was outstanding at the Ritz and the beach is amazing! The spa is top notch, the gym is great as well. I had the club level and the club was very good. The room was unavailable that week so the club was in a temporary location which was nice as well. Snorkeling was amazing, i saw plenty of fish, sting rays and a 5 foot baracuda! The beach is ideal for children because there are practically NO WAVES. So you feel nice and safe there. Golf was pretty cool. There is water on 8 out of 9 holes. So keep the ball in play!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Bedford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

When we entered the island the airport process where the simplest ever. The island had a very tropical feel. The lobby was beautiful along with the rest of the property. They are very family friendly and it has a very resort like feel. The room was very big and nice, we got upgraded to an ocean view after using fine hotels and resorts to book it. All of the staff where very helpful and kind and it is my favorite beach yet.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

stayed here for 7 days on a family vacation, the service was outstanding and all the staff was super friendly. the beach area was beautiful and well kept, probably the best area compared to the other hotel beach area, the staff at the beach and pool area were fantastic If money is not really an issue than this is the place to stay when visiting the grand cayman, the food and beverages are pricey here but what else would you expect staying at a high end resort, but there are places off the resort that are cheaper to eat and u can go across the street to pick up alcohol and other things like snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Even if it is to pricey to stay here for a week i would highly recommend staying for at least a couple of nights here to see and enjoy what it is like to stay somewhere where you are treated like royalty. the resort is so accommodating you never have to worry about anything, just ask them for assistance and they will make everything so easy. great place for a family vacation they have a great kids club and the resort is kid friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

just spent four nights there and it was great. hotel is large, but new and very well appointed and very well kept. service was impeccable. it is expensive, but you do get what you pay for here. workout facility is big and well stocked. bottled waters and flavored waters all around and are included. particularly loved the "funcat"--a motorized floating chaise lounge for cruising around the ocean--included with the room. congrats to manager ben morton for running a great resort

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dallas,Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Very clean and well managed property. The service is excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating. The rooms had all standard amenities with a comfortable bed. The hotel is a little spread out with two sections seperated by a walkway. Views only good on the ocean side facing the water. 9 hole golf course in good shape with what appears to be very little play. Food seemes very good but I wouldnt rate as excellent.
My only observation is the hotel lacks the "wow" factor you would want for a special vacation. Meets the needs of the business traveler quite well, however.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Choose a high floor room to get the best view. Resort side vs. Ocean side is not a big deal.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 Romantic Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 Luxury 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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