Grand Cayman Beach Suites
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Our environment has completely changed now. From Chile to the Caribbean through Lima and Miami. As we stepped of the plane we walked into a pounding rainstorm. UGGH this is not paradise. We made our way through customs and to the house of Kate, Adam and Vanessa, our friends who moved here in search of good weather. It was great to be in a house and ...
... joined the exchange to say that the shutdown was a good thing because it was about time that we stopped sending all of our money overseas as foreign aid to people who are bloodsucking leeches.
What can I say?
At Grand Cayman, there are no piers to which we can make fast; instead we must "tender." That means we all get onto small boats and are, literally, ferried in to dry land. It takes a very long time. If the seas are rough, it is also—in my ...
... I have to note that both of them have more fish and more types of fish than Cayman. These dives today had maybe 20% of the number of fish we usually see in Bonaire with a similar decrease in the variety of fish. It does appear that Grand Cayman is having better success with controlling Lionfish than Cozumel, where there doesn’t seem to be any organized effort to control them, or even Bonaire, where they are actively hunting them. ...
... what looked like rain, maybe in Georgetown, at one point, but by the time we got back to our hotel, there wasn't any rain. Oh, Mandy also pointed out a water spout that was forming. I took some photos and marked one, but it looks kind of lame, even zoomed in.
We got back around 5 pm, showered and waited a bit before going out for our last dinner here. Boo hoo. We did waffle a bit on where to go but eventually decided on Cimboco, ...
... there was a lovely beach area and some folks were snorkeling there. I needed a drink and my feet needed a bit of a rest, so I encouraged Kara to go out first. If we took turns, I didn't have to worry about losing anything. I saw her put on her fins and back into the water. She swam around close to the shore and I was worried that she hadn't seem much of anything and would be disappointed. She said she saw some fish and it was OK. I doubted it. I then went ...
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We were at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman from 6/12/03 - 6/17/03. The resort was well groomed and clean, two health club facilities, several pools and a clean beach. Although the beach is on the other side of a road, the walk is not a problem. Food is expensive on the island. We stayed in the Hyatt Regency Club which serves a continental breakfast, afternoon snack, horsdoeurves with open bar at 5 pm, and a evening snack. The availability of food at the Regency Club actually cut down on the number of meals I needed to purchase. Best bargin was a half day, three stop snorkeling boat trip for $19 (US) on Soto's Cruises (not Bob Soto's). A rental car ($184. US) gave us access to many day trips, restaurants, etc. without the use of expensive taxis. After reading many of the prior reviews of the Hyatt, I was a little apprehensive, but found it was a clean, great place to stay. For some strange reason, they gave you packets of coffee for the in-room coffee maker the first night, but the maid never left any the other nights. (I think they wanted you to buy it out of the in-room minibar.) If you are a Hyatt Goldpassport member, you are entitled to in-room coffee, so each day I asked housekeeping to give me a couple of xtra packets- no problem. Great place to visit. I was extremely satisfied with the Hyatt.
It was okay, but check the westin
We stayed at the Hyatt and although the resort is lovely, the fact that it was not on the beach side was a bit dissapointing. It seemed like the only resort to suffer such a handicap. Perhaps if we had played golf we would look to stay at the hyatt again, as the golf course was really beautiful - The hyatt overall was lovely, but I think next time we will look into the westin (or the Ritz if its done! that Looks top notch!)
"Best family vacation and awsome resort"
My family of seven has been on many vacations before but this is the first time we went to a carribbean Island. The atmosphere when you arrive makes you feel as though you are arriving in beverly Hills. The landsape is remarkable with flush flowers and ponds and bridges everywhere. The Pools are spectacular and the golf course is amazing. At the pool you can havewonderful meals and the restruants at the hotel is more then gourmet. The beach is paradise with water as clear as can get. There is snorkling rightb of the beach with amazing colors and fish. Yes the walk from the hotel to the beach was sort of far but it was a pretty walk. I know this was long but i just want to say how awsome this resort is. You must go here!
I've been to the Cayman's twice and have stayed both at the Hyatt and in a house at the West end of the island. The Hyatt's beautiful beaches, both Seven Mile and Rum Point prove to be an unforgettable sight. The hotel has an elegance like no other. It is one of the few resorts able to comfortably house my 8 family members. Although our villa was not on the beach the shuttle was more than happy to drive us if we were too lazy to walk. The personable staff made the 60 second drive entertaining. Stay at the Hyatt and you will return from your vacation with photos that look like postcards!
The Hyatt is just average
The Hyatt was just okay. Nice grounds and rooms, but it still has a "conference hotel" feel to it. I recommend renting a time share if you value serenity and quiet. I visit every year, and my favorite place thus far is Tarquynn Manor.
My family visited the Caymans for the first time-the Hyatt is the best place to stay! We loved it!! Soo luxurious! The beach and pool are wonderul! Make sure to take advantage of the free mimosas when you enter the lobby in the mornings (on the beach side of the hotel).
A great vacation
we were there from 6/22/02-6/27/02 we had a great time. The hyatt regency was beautiful and the service was awesome. the people on the island are so nice. the weather was great and the food too. it is expensive to eat on the island. but, i would recommend you go at least once in a lifetime if not more.
We just returned from our honeymoon at the Hyatt in Grand Cayman and had a terrific time.
Stay at the hyatt
We just came home from a vacation at the Hyatt and it was fabulous. The walk to the beach was not as bad as some make it out to be. The property was beautiful, the service was great, and the water sports were nice, the food and shopping were #1. Don't make a mistake and stay somewhere else.
Most of the rooms are not on the beach side, requiring a tedious walk on an overstreet walkway. Rooms are small and a bit shopworn. They try to sell you lots of stuff in the room, such as the coffee packet to use in the provided coffee maker (for about $7 US).
The suites on the beach side are much nicer if you can afford: we upgraded for $100 extra/night(negotiated on front desk) and got a significantly nicer accomodation.
I'd check out the Westin before going to the Hyatt again.