The Seven Mile Beach resort was a comfortable place to stay. It was not easy to find -- the sign is very small along West Bay Road; you turn into the road that seems to be for the Comfort Suites; it is a very handy location for less expensive restaurants, and access to points north and south along West Bay Road. The office is on the second floor of the front unit, so not obvious. Our reservation form said that check-in was 4 p.m., but fortunately we went early, because when I got there she told me that she was closing the office at 4 p.m. on Sunday -- I think there is a way to prearrange late check-in. The office and activities services are marginal; it's very casual, not always staffed. There was a dive operator taking folks out.
We actually had a very pleasant stay, but my expectations weren't high, since I had read other reviews. The walk to the beach was pretty short (need to wear shoes), and there are some lounge chairs marked for the 7MB resort. A huge new condo building is being constructed that messed up the view at the beach (there is not a beach view from the resort -- we had a tiny peek from our kitchen window). The beach area is fine -- fairly rocky near shore, so there is close in snorkeling good enough for us, and it's an interesting walk to see some other parts of seven mile beach.
There are no elevators; access is by outside stairs to each unit, entry into the kitchen. Nice, roomy kitchen with newer stainless appliances; including indoor ice service from the side-by-side fridge. Adequate supplies in kitchen (salt and pepper, cooking stuff, dishwashing soaps, etc.) -- including ant spray. We did have a line of ants coming down by one of the kitchen cupboards and a few in the bathroom, but the spray took care of them, and wasn't obnoxious smelling. They were very tiny, and didn't get into our food, before I got them under control (which was easy --it was not a siginificant problem).
We spent most of our unit time out on the wonderful balcony -- equipped with upholstered chair and ottoman, and table and four upholstered rockers. It overlooked the very pretty pool area, which was nicely lit up with Christmas lights (there are people on GC who really go all out for decorating -- if you're there that time of year, be sure to drive out South Church to South Sound, and to Savannah at night). It was fairly noisy from traffic in the evening since it's right on West Bay Road.
Biggest annoyance was the laundry situation. The small laundry was in the middle building (awkward to get for us), cost CI$5.00 for a load (wash and dry) and only available 3 days (Mon, Tues, Thurs I think) because it's also the room for the housekeeping laundry on "turnover" days. (We're using to having much better laundry access in timeshare units).
There was no bathtub in the main bathroom, just in the master bath. No scheduled activities to speak of; no children's program (not a problem for us, we don't usually do much of those anyway). No closets, just a wardrobe/drawer unit (lots of other drawers tho); lots of hangers. Extra fees, besides GS tax, of $75.00 for energy.
Not really much in the way of other amenities -- just a pleasant condo to stay in, and be pretty much on your own. Staff was friendly and helpful, but we didn't interact much. The lady who seemed to be in charge let DGS go into their iguana cage to feed the iguanas (shredded carrots) which was fun for him. No restaurant, or bar, but there are some easily close by.
All the units are 2 bedroom and of decent size; one king (or queen) bed, two doubles, (beds seemed fine to us -- we were more comfortable with them that we had been our one night at the Westin with their "heavenly beds") and sofa bed. The floor is all stone, so I was worried about slipping, and it pretty much always felt gritty.
I would be fine with staying there again actually (but I expect it's not everyone's cup of tea).
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