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Sunshine Suites Resort
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Seven Mile Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2011

We had a really nice stay at Sunshine. The room was always clean. We enjoyed the fact that you could cook at least one meal per day to save money- since the island is very expensive. Fosters Food Market is right down the street.

We would definitely recommend renting a car. It was great to see the island this way. If you don't rent a car- use the bus system as we heard that the taxis are very pricey. They charge you $2 CI pp to go along Seven Mile. Just tell them where to stop and they let you off.

Sunshine Grill was GREAT! We never had a bad experience there. Drinks were great, and the food was NOT pricey considering the prices of all the other restaurants we experienced. We NEVER had to wait long for our food and neither did anyone else that we saw. The breakfast that is included definitely fills you up, but if you want a change their buffet was delicious as well. ($6 US pp)

We would recommend buying liquor at the duty free shop at whatever airport you go to before getting to Cayman. Our $14 dollar bottle of rum from the DF shop was $60 in Cayman!!! You are allowed to bring 1 liter per person.

We didn't mind crossing the street to go to the beach. Just look right first and people will stop for you if you are waiting in the middle turning lane.

The pool at SS is okay. Kind of in the middle of the restaurant area so it is awkward to swim. We mainly saw children swimming in it. If you are a pool person, SS might not be your first choice.

If you enjoy snorkeling- definitely go to Cheeseburger reef near the Burger King in Georgetown. Go to the small beach to the right of the BK and swim out to the diving boats. Amazing- absolutely breathtaking!

Lastly, we did Fat Fish jet ski to see the sting rays. This was really neat. We enjoyed it. It is a long tour- so give yourself extra time!

Room Tip: Buy duty free liquor and cook a few meals in your room to save $!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

The best aspect of the Sunshine Suites is that it is small and parking was only a few steps from our room. We booked a one bedroom suite which was very comfortable. It was really nice to have a refrigerator and microwave oven for late night snacks.

The front desk staff were very helpful, friendly and efficient.

The pool is very small but does the trick to cool off during the day. I do not know what it would be like during the busy season since there is not much room or chairs around it.

The restaurant was pitiful. The food was good if you could get any, however it was ridiculously overpriced. People were always waiting for hours to get in as they could not handle more than a handful of people at a time. Forget about take-out or room-service, they just refused if you asked. You could easily die of thirst waiting for a drink from the bar (which you have to get yourself since no one will ever be around to serve you). Bring your own beer or liquor if you want to actually enjoy a drink by the pool without being totally frustrated.

The best advice anyone can give you is to rent a car. There are many really good restaurants and beach clubs on the island, however taxis are quite expensive.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cayman2007, Manager at Sunshine Suites Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2011

Thank you so much for submitting your comments. We take all comments to heart and use them constantly to improve our service and offerings for our guests. We are glad that you had an good time at Sunshine Suites during your recent stay but disappointed that you did not have such a great experience at the Grill which is really surprising and we apologize for that.

The majority of our guests as well as other visitors to the island absolutely LOVE the Sunshine Grill as it is low key and very well priced in comparison to other island restaurants.

As a result of this popularity, the Grill does get very busy, however, our restaurant team always tries their best to ensure prompt and excellent service. Unfortunately, we are not perfect, and sometimes we can "drop the ball".

When the restaurant is not so busy, we do have a "To Go Service" , but we have to cease this when we have a wait list for seating so that the guests already seated do not have an excessive wait time for their meal.

We do try at all times to ensure that our hotel guests get priority seating. Outside guests can not make reservations at the restaurant, whereas our resident guests can. Additionally, with our popular new breakfast concept, we do not permit any outside guests so that only our Sunshine guests get the best value breakfast on island. (Free continental for all guests and the option of full hot buffet breakfast for US$6.25).

Please do not hesitate to contact me personally if you would like to discuss anything in any more detail. We are glad that overall you had a good stay and we do hope to see you back again soon!

Very best regards,

Nadia Hardie.
Director of Sales.

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Reviewed 7 July 2011

After reading the reviews we choose Sunshine Suites for our stay. From the time we checked in until the time we left you could not ask for better service. We had a studio which was very clean. Having the studio saved as money but so did the breakfast they served. We ate at the grill several times and it was excellent. We rented a car for the week so we were gone most days so being on the beach was not an issue. The location was great as there were plenty of places to walk to. Free Internet in your room is a plus. Definitely will return.

Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

For the price, I thought the room was a great deal. The room was a decent size and really clean and looked fairly new. It wasn't on the beach which was not a huge deal since it was only a short walk away. The food at the Sunshine Suites Grill, was amazing, great fish tacos! For the week we were there, we ate there at least 4 times!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank klau962
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

This is a great place to stay if you're not interested in paying top prices for a beachfront property. We spent two weeks diving on the island, so it didn't matter that it isn't on the beach. As usual the staff were extremetly helpful, particular thanks to Renoir for his help on our last day! The rooms are quiet but there's plenty of life at the bar if you want it. The Painkiller is definately recommended and do ask the barman for a Beer-garita, if you like beer and Margaritas you'll love it!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

When looking for a place to stay in the Cayman Island, we read all the reviews to find the best place at the right price, because you never know. We picked the Sunshine Suites and we made the right choice. These reviews are correct. The 6 of us felt right at home here, enjoyed the breakfast, close enough to the 7 mile beach, and all at a good price. Sure you can spend alot more for beachfront and fancy, but we didn't need to. I would go there again.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

In One word--Clean. Grounds like a golf course. Rooms spotless. Rooms looked new. Pleasant staff. Very reasonable price. Has best lunch restaurant on island. Find best Sunshine Suites room price online with major travel agencies; then call Sunshine Suites directly at their 800 number; they will match price and give a food and beverage credit for booking directly. We will stay there again next time. Also try Eats/Legenz (connected and same menu/price) in Cayman Falls shopping center on main road in front of Sunshine Suites.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sunshine Suites Resort

Address: 1465 Esterley Tibbetts Highway, Seven Mile Beach KY1-1201, Grand Cayman
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Region: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > Seven Mile Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
Price Range: £160 - £331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Suites Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunshine Suites Resort offers the best in affordable boutique lodging. We're a short walk from the sparkling ocean waters and white sand of Grand Cayman's famous Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy the convenience of our prime location near dozens of shops, restaurants and activities. Our amenities include free continental breakfast and wireless internet. In addition, Guests enjoy the amenities at our neighboring sister property on Seven Mile Beach including charging privileges to your hotel room: Use of the beach, beach chairs and towels, Beach Ambassadors to service your needs and assist you with beach lounge chair placement, unlimited use of the Fitness Center and spa. We offer our guests high end accommodations, excellent services and convenience at affordable prices. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, a warm and friendly team awaits you! ... more   less 
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