We arrived by cruise ship (this was the only port that you had to be tendered). Plan on 1/2 hour from cruise ship to the Grand Cayman dock.
The weather on February 2, 2011 was perfect!
Since we had been to Grand Cayman twice before, we just caught a local bus out to Seven Mile Beach ($5.00 for two of us) You pay the driver when you arrive at your destination. We had the driver drop us off at the last section where there were bath houses. Lounge chairs were $8 each and a large red Tommy Bahama umbrella could be rented for $4.
We had gotten there early, so we were able to use one of the many open-sided shelters, which had a picnic table and wooden seats along both sides.
There was a lot of activites to watch such as parasailing. But, the real crowd pleaser was 2 large clear plastic balls that were tethered, $10 would get you ten minutes. The idea is: you get inside and then you tried to walk on the water. Several younger folks tried and they entertained the whole beach!
We had a couple of bottled beers from Calico Jack's. They had a special bucket of 5 local canned beers for $20. They also served frozen drinks, smoothies and food.
Instead we caught the local bus (really a mini van) back to town ($5 again for 2) and we ate at Hammerheads (another review)
Bought a few tourist items, as this was our last port of call. I did find a photo album that held 100 photos & had an imprint of the whole Caribbean on the cover. I think it was $12.00.
We had a great day at the beach, Very laid back & enjoyable!