Treasure Island Resort
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Am i the only one that liked it?
we went to treasure island resort about 5 years ago. the lobby is gorgeous. theres waterfalls and its inside but outside at the same time. at night there is a steel drum band i loved that its been the only place in the carribean where ive actually heard steel drums. the only thing that wasnt that great was the rooms but who cares you won't be in them that much anyway. the pools are lovely theres waterfalls surrounding them too. seven mile beach is GORGEOUS. ive been to about 6 places where you can go to snorkel (in the carribean)and this is the best one yet. snorkeling there is awesome. my sister lost her equipment and we went to the lobby to ask if anyone had turned it in but no luck there. we didn't let that bother us. i suggest going to stingray city. that was awesome. a boat takes you out to a shallow part of the ocean and you feed the stingrays and pet them. they're really friendly. we also went to the turtle farm taht was real neat. extremely hot though. we went to "hell" its dried up dead coral thats on land and its black so it looks like hell. that was ok. all in all the only bad thing about treasuer island is the rooms but everything else is excellent! have fun!
We stayed at TI in 1996 which was our first trip to the Cayman Islands. We have since compared every other resort to TI. Our first trip was terrific and we are going back in Mar. 2003. We could have stayed some place else but again we had such a nice stay the first time we decided to stay at TI again. Granted it is not as expensive as some of the other resorts but the staff was friendly so we saw no reason to stay at another resort. The rooms are average but who is spending time in the room anyhow when you have a beautiful island and sea to explore. Besides the reception area mades up for atmosphere the rooms are lacking. The open air bar was great . . . We'll let you know what we think after this trip.
Be realistic, you get what you pay for.
I almost didn't go to the Treasure Island after reading so many negative reviews here but decided that the TI was probably no worse than other inexpensive 3 star beach properties I've stayed at elsewhere. This turned out to be the case.
Everyone has expectations in mind when they stay at a vacation resort, it's important to be realistic about what you expect and what you're willing to pay. Don't fool yourself in thinking you're going to get luxury at low cost on this island.
My goals were to stay on the beach, to be within walking distance of town, to have a dive shop on the property, and to spend as little money on my room as possible since Grand Cayman is notorious for expensive food and drink prices. All of these goals were met.
This was a great place for a first visit to Grand Cayman. I might even go back fo a last-minute low-cost trip, but staying here gave me a chance to look at other properties for future trips.
Treasure Island was probably once a high-end property but has faded over the past 20-30 years of high-volume, low margin traffic. There were many things in need of repair, the rooms were basic, and the staff shows signs of burnout.
The rooms haven't been upgraded for many years. There wasn't a hair dryer or coffee maker in the room, the TV remote didn't work, and the sliding door to the balcony was hard to operate. I saw people yelling at the front desk staff about similar problems in their rooms. I didn't bother, figuring this was part of the bargain when staying in a $100 room on a resort island. It soon became obvious which staff members were nice and which weren't. I just ignored the surly staff and befriended the nice ones. Smiling and asking advice goes much further in the islands than yelling and demanding. We got a great deal of advice from the staff. On our last day, one of the staff we had befriended volunteered that he had to go to the airport that afternoon and asked if he could give us a ride there.
Much has been said by previous reviewers about the beach. What I found was a sandy beach that ended at a rock outcropping before the water. Beach shoes or dive boots were more than adequate protection to cross the rocky section. If that isn't acceptable, a sandy beach is available 50 yards south or somewhat further north. The TI is at the southern end of 7 mile beach which gets you close to town but also means you don't have the great beach that the Hyatt has further north. The last day I was there (1 Feb 03) more than 4 truckloads of sand were delivered to the beach, I assume this will improve the situation.
My husband and I were recently married in Grand Cayman (11/8/02) - 25 family members joined us and we arranged for everyone to stay at Treasure Island. When we initially arrived, the lobby atmosphere was nice. Then we met the staff - very rude. One gentleman put his hand to my husbands face as if to tell him to shut up. The front desk staff seem to think you are there to bother them. The room was anything but acceptable. All smelled like mold and smoke - ants in my room - rust on everything. We spent one night and made arrangements with The Westin and received a Corporate rate since our party was large. After spending two full days arranging this - I lost two days to prepare for my wedding. The manager at this hotel was actually very nice and refrunded all of us our one night stay. Too bad the rest of the staff was half as nice as he was. After many tears shed on the beach - The Westin made my dreams come true!!! This hotel is beatiful and worth the money. We are an average couple with average expectations - Treasure Island was the worst place we have ever visited. This is our fourth island vacation so we know what to expect. We also love the beach and the beach is horrible. Very very rocky!! Actually......it is one big rock. Several of the guys did enjoy snorkeling with watershoes for the day we were there. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay with below average accomodations - then I guess Treasure Island is for you.
p.s. don't let their website deceive you!!!
stacy in pa
Treasure Island I'll be back
This was a great vacation resort for Christmas. I lost my husband this year and my son was turning 18 on Christmas Eve. We needed a quiet getaway and we found it. The island is all about the water so if you are looking for a place to go to live in your room you've come to the wrong place.
The rooms were clean and and staff were the greatest.
My son had a great time , built alot of confidence in the water and made some great friends while there.
I will never forget this week and hope to go back again.
The resort was perfectly located and that's what is all about isn't it?
room 118 Please send me my towels I left.
Carla and Chris
Treaure Island is not that great
I too have stayed at TI and have found the beach to be lousy, very rocky. In order to enjoy the beach in this area you must walk a distance to find true sand that continues to the water's edge. Unfortunately, where TI is located the beach is not very good. I must also add, the rooms are quite basic and not very well cleaned or maintained. Bug infestations and a toilet that leaked onto the bathroom floor to be specific. In order to fill rooms, TI sells blocks to Apple and the like, so the facility has gotten pretty beat up over the years. There are better facilities than TI at comparable prices. Truthfully, I can not recommend this property. Grand Cayman is beautiful and we do continue to visit annually.
Treasure Island is Great
I disagree with previous writer about Treasure Island Hotel...yes ,the beach has a feww roks befroe you get into the water...all you need are beach shoes...lots of fish to see...hotel staff is friendly...and if your room is not cleaned by 12 noon....so what!!!!!....relax!!....hotel is close to town, shops....hotel is basic and if you want more then book a Treasure Island Condo....lots of things for the kids to do....pools are not crowded.....close to town ....nice open air lobby with local bands at night.....you will enjoy "TI" as it is known......
Bring rock climbing boots instead of flippers
My husband and I stayed at Treasure Island Resort for only four days during the last part of Feb 2002. It's host to what I consider to be the worst part of seven mile beach. Way too many rocks to call it a beach. Very difficult to get to the water to swim. The staff was generally rude. The drinks were expensive and lousy. We were usually out of our room by 8:00am each day, and upon returning at noon, housekeeping still had not gotten to our room to clean it. VERY BIG disappointment.
I should of stayed somewhere else.
If you want a nice and fun place to stay don't stay at Tresure Island Resort. The people are rude and the place needs help!!!! I stayed there 1/19/02-1/26/02.
I recently stayed at treasure island resort Jan 19th thru the 26th 2002 and I sure wouldn't recommend this resort to anyone. The staff at the front desk were just down right rude and wouldn't lift a finger to help you in any way. We were with 2 other couples and one of the rooms had bugs in it, the grounds outside the hotel were dirty and full of garbage and the beach in front of the resort sucked for swimming. Grand Cayman overall was very fun but there are many better places to stay then Tresure island.
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