Grand Cayman Beach Suites
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... the locals live in on our way to a section of the island called Hell. We had a stop there for people to buy postcards and mail them from Hell. The rocks there are like a miniature forest of black pine trees. We drove on down to the tip of the island for another photo stop. One the way back, we spent about 15 minutes watching people get in the dolphin pools and pet the dolphins. And we got to see many, many dolphins jumping ...
... slither of something chocolate. Its probably a good job we werent given too much to eat as Soraya, being a food genius, had booked us in for a meal with some of her island buddies.
We went to Abacus restaurant, again in the Camana Bay area, for a delicious dinner. It was nice to meet some of Soraya's mates- 2 Brits and an Aussie. Funny group of girls. I really liked this restaurant and especially the whole of the Camana Bay area ...
... a book about the whole event, we met a load of new friends and took part in the most amazing experiences, most importantly the wedding went fantastically well, Lucie looked amazing and Geoff is now English! That was 7 months ago, so now back to present, we could hardly go round the world and be within touching distance of Cayman and not visit, plus the island is one of the best holiday destinations in the world, trust me it really is. Everything from this part on is a ...
... 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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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Cayman Beach Suites Seven Mile Beach
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.
The hotel is beautifully landscaped and provides virtually all the services that you could possibly desire! They host Red Sail Sports which can provide for watersports, snorkeling, and diving activities. It's all right there on the Hyatt beach! Often, people staying at other resorts would come to the Hyatt to participate in those activities.
There are two areas to stay at the Hyatt: The beach side offers about 50 suites and the main section has around 300 rooms. If you stay in the main area, you will have a bit of a walk to the beach and watersports area. The beach suites offer amazing views of the beach and evening sunsets, along with great proximity to the beach and 2 pools. It will be more expensive to stay on the beach side, but I think its worth it.
The staff is very friendly and they have eliminated some of their silly room charges. In other reviews, I read that the in-room electronic safes were an additional cost, but we found that they were free to keep your valuables in.
Be prepared that Grand Cayman is pretty pricey, regardless of where you eat and stay. Most restaurants (including those at the Hyatt) list prices in Cayman Island dollars. This means you must add 25% to get the US$ equivalent. Also, they usually bundle in an additional 15% for tips. We bought our first two frozen drinks for the hefty price of $22 and quickly learned after that!!
All in all, the Hyatt was a great place to stay. We really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone!!
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.