This was our 8th year renting from Marc at Cayman Reef Resort in Grand Cayman. Marc is a great person to deal with - has a very easy automated & streamlined process, but always calls to make sure everything is OK and responds quickly to any questions or problems. The condo is beautiful and so well equipped with kitchen items, supplies, beach items, just about anything you could think of. The resort is also lovely and well-maintained with an absolutely gorgeous beach and beautiful water for swimming, snorkeling etc. The resort is in a great location on Seven Mile Beach. You can walk to many restaurants, shops, grocery stores, etc. or take a small bus for $2.50US per person. They travel regularly on the road by the condo. Or you can also call a taxi for a reasonable fee. We have always felt very safe on this island and have met many very nice locals, as well as other renters at this resort. It is like a reunion each year when we visit. We truly fell in love with this place. You have to try it!!
If you've never been to Grand Cayman, it's a lovely, clean, hassle-free destination packed with fun things to do. On a whim, we rented this condo a year ago and had such an amazing time that we came back again this December. The condo is perfectly set up with everything you could possibly want, and Marc the owner is always adding more. Electronics are a dream - if you absolutely MUST work while on vacation (like I do), it couldn't be easier here. Best of all, the location is perfect, on the beach and family-friendly, with lots of restaurants and stores in easy walking distance. We will definitely be back next year.
We had a fantastic time at Cayman Reef Resort! Marc was very responsive to questions and the condo unit #1 was beautiful and well maintained. The office staff and other guests/residents were very nice and we met lots of friendly people at the pool and on the beach! We had a fantastic stay!
This condo is 10 minutes from the airport, located within walking distance of multiple restaurants, Camana Bay and the Marriott and a short distance from grocery stores. The condominium was recently renovated and is very nice with all the required amenities. Beach chairs and an umbrella are included. The beach is world class as are the restaurants. There is good snorkeling off the beach just south of the property.
This was our 10th visit to Grand Cayman and our 8th time renting from Marc. This is a beautiful condo on Seven Mile Beach. It has been completely renovated and is really great. It is stocked with a great supply of kitchenware, towels, beach umbrella and just about anything you would need while vacationing here. Marc also supplies at least a starting amount of basic items (paper towels, water, fruit, etc.) and much relevant information about the island and services. Marc is very responsive and always checks in to make sure everything is okay. The resort is also very lovely, well-maintained and on the most beautiful beach. It is in a great location. Easy to walk many places or grab a bus (van) for $2.50; cabs are also very accessible. We usually do not rent a car. There are many restaurants and several grocery stores in walking distance. We have made many friends at this resort and now each year is like a reunion. We hope to visit Grand Cayman and rent this unit from Marc for many more years!
We returned to Cayman Reef Resort and this time stayed in Unit #1 for 8 days. The unit is on the ground level behind the resort's head office, and is a short walk to the beach. The unit door has a keypad lock which was great as you didn't have to worry about misplacing keys or demagnetizing keys. The unit is very clean and is fully equipped with everything you may need. It's slightly smaller than unit #50 but it's ideal for two people.
When you first walk in, you'll find the laundry room on your left hand side (washer, dryer). Then the bathroom with a stand-up shower. There were lots of towels so no need to bring any. Then you'll find the kitchen and living room area. Everything listed in the "amenities" section on the website was there. The bedroom had a queen size bed, a large dresser with lots of drawers, and the closet with a safe.
The screened patio was really nice to have daily meals. We enjoyed breakfast in the patio every morning.
The beach is beautiful (white sand, turquoise water). I've been going to the island for 6 years and usually in Jan. This was the first time that we had no sun for a week! It was slightly windy and the sea was rough so I didn't swim or snorkel. It wasn't -30'C or snow so no complaints. I love the island so much.
Marc the owner is super nice and helpful. He called the first night to check up on us. He's great to deal with and the reservation process is very easy. I will definitely come back. In fact, I visit the island every year so I'm sure I'll be staying at one of Marc's condos again.
I highly recommend this place if you want to feel like being at home. The resort is basically made up of privately owned units. It's clean and very safe (the entire island is safe as well). It's perfectly located on Seven Mile Beach and across the street to the new pedestrian path to Camana Bay. There are two grocery stores (Foster's and Kirk) on either side of the resort (it's a longer walk than Camana Bay, we had a car, but you can take the local bus ($2 CI per ride), there are no "bus stops" you have to stand on the side of the street and wave at them (white vans), they usually honk at you to see if you're waiting for one), they're safe.
Stayed with my husband for almost a week in beginning of December.
It was our first time in Cayman and first time renting instead of staying at the resort.
We loved it! The unit was clean, everything worked properly, and we appreciated attention to details. Everything (decorations and functionality) was thoughtful. We also very much appreciated clear communication, prompt, basically immediate responses from Mark to all our questions/requests. There were no hidden fees and no unpleasant surprises. There was a good surprise: fruits and punch upon arrival ☺. Kitchen is fully equipped, very functional and convenient. Mark thought about everything!
The grocery stores are about 20 minutes walk or you can take public bus (super easy and inexpensive) or taxi.
The beach is amazing!!! The unit is steps away from the beach. We loved coming home from the beach, making ourselves light lunch, and going back to swim. And the opportunity to cook saves lots of money :) There are also many great options for dinning out.
We enjoyed Cayman Island very much. So far we traveled to many Caribbean vacations but Cayman now will be one of our top choices for future trips. People at Cayman are very friendly. Lot’s of things to explore there and very good public transportation system. The bus is literally few min away from the unit. The water is calm, the beach is long, one of the bests vacations overall.