We stayed 5 nights at the Beachcomber and 3 nights at Plantana (the top two rated condos on Grand Cayman). Both are excellent and deserving of a 5-star rating and we found them to be much better than a hotel even though the prices are comparable. If you need more than one room, a condo is definitely the way to go as then it becomes less expensive than a hotel.
All of the rooms at the Beachcomber have an ocean view with a large, beautiful balcony. The decor is first class and having a large kitchen, dining area, and living room is what makes this much nicer than a hotel (as well as having a private Master bedroom and a king size bed in the 2nd bedroom too).
We preferred Plantana just because it has more of a laid-back/private setting in a less crowded area of 7-mile beach. Beachcomber has the better view...but both places are excellent and we highly recommend them. Grocery store just 2 blocks away is also a plus.
The website pictures do an excellent job of showing exactly what you will get.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven Mile Beach is truly a world-class beach, set against a dazzling backdrop of tropical landscaping. It could be described as an elite neighborhood of mostly luxurious, private ownership condominiums fronting on the white sand beach and crystal clear turquoise sea. In every such waterfront neighborhood however, there are “special pockets” – sites that rise above the others in terms of beach quality and The Beachcomber is one of these! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beachcomber Grand Cayman Hotel Seven Mile Beach
- Beachcomber Grand Cayman Cayman Islands