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Sunshine Suites Resort
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Seven Mile Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 May 2012

The hotel is close to the beach. IT is well maintained and clean. Hotel staff was very helpful. There is a restaurant Sunshine grill which I highly recommend.

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We have travelled the world, and usually seek out the most comfort for a reasonable price. Normally I would stay in a Marriot or rent a house. We are used to larger sized accommodations and are used to a ~3000 square foot house. Places with kitchens are what we usually rent so we can cook, we prefer to cook and eat out less. So use that as a baseline for my review below.

Room: We stayed in the largest room they offer and it was still small for 3 people. I would not stay here again for this reason alone. Having said that I prefer more space, I would not rule out sunshine suites if you are ok with smaller spaces. If your packing coolers, bags, chairs, toys, etc to the beach daily then stay on the first floor. Room noise is minimal and I’m fairly sensitive to external noise. There is no advantage in the way of view from the third floor rooms that outweighed walking down the stairs. Was nice to be able to just walk out the door and be on the common grass areas. Some rooms have carpet, some have hard flooring, so be advised if you prefer one or the other. Sand on the hard floor never seems to go away, so it always feels dirty and gritty to me. Rooms are nice, clean. The A/C is ‘ok’ it keeps it at 72 easily, but in the larger room it will be colder in the front part of the room than the back part of the room. So we had to crank it down to 65 to get it cool in the back for sleeping. Sometimes it never got to 65 at all, maybe 67 in the front, so I think 70 or so in the back of the room. The kitchen is a small 2 burner setup, NO OVEN, small one basin sink, and 4 of everything else, plates, flatware, pans, cups, etc…Very limited in kitchen utensils. Flatware, 1 spatula, 1 big spool, bottle opener, cutting board and that is it. The fridge is not large, I would say medium, maybe you can keep 3-4 days worth of food in there, then back to the store. Oh, and the bed is very hard, I like a firm bed, but I woke up sore every single day.

Staff: Can’t say anything more than what everybody else has said, they are great; ask for what you want and you will get it. Everybody was great from hospitality perspective.

Beach: The beach is great; our 3 year old had no issues going in and out of the water, very shallow, clean. Snorkeling at the beach you walk to is really a long way out, like 200 meters out from the beach for any decent snorkeling.

Walking to the Beach: If you’re two adults then you will have no problem, yes the trash stinks along the public walk to the beach and in the time I spent there, there was always staff from the Havana club out there smoking…so be prepared to walk past that every time. The road is not a problem, easy to cross, no issues with our small child, people stop to let you cross. I did not like the walk, but I was packing tons of stuff for my kid, wife, etc…so if you have kids that cannot carry their own stuff, be advised.

Sunshine Grill: Drinks are way overpriced, but they are everywhere on the island so oh well. Food is amazing and very will priced, can’t go wrong eating there. Better quality for less price that many places on the island.

Pool: The pool is nice, but be prepared to have everybody watch you swim as they eat. The restaurant is always busy and the poolside tables are usually full. So a bit weird, not private at all.
They have a small book library, 2 very old computers for public use, beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas and I asked for toys at the front desk and they had them. I turned them back in when we left.

If you have kids, bring some toys because they are expensive on the island.

Renting a car or taking the bus: Bus is easy, they come often, can be really dirty with no AC or brand new, just depends, it is very random. If you plan to stay on 7 Mile, you really do not need a car. For island exploration then I suggest renting from andy’s.

Shopping for food: Cost U Less and Fosters both carry Organic products as well as some Gluten free products. You will have to shop both as they carry different things. I was surprised; we eat all organic and were pretty much able to continue to do so in GC. You can walk to both and push the cart back to the room and leave the cart out by the road, they will pick them up. I walked to Fosters and took the bus back, it's hot and cold items could cool quickly on the walk back.

Room Tip: Stay in the building closest to the beach side and not the bypass side. Stay on first floor as well...
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Just got back from GC on May 18th. Great Trip. Sunshine Suite is a great stay at GC. Clean, confortable rooms, great service and the Sunshine Grill (great place). I was impressed with Grand Cayman. Very friendly, very clean. we rented a car and travelled all over the island. Visited Rum Point and is a great experienced walking in the shallow waters and seen all kind of marine life. Seven Mile Beach is one of the best beaches that we have visited. It look like a huge pool. The restaurants are very impressive in GC. Friendly staffs and the seafood great! My only compliant is whether by choice or not is how expensive alcoholic beverages are. Beer at a bar would cost almost $7 Cayman dollars. Even a simple lemonade was almost $4 Cayman dollars. But, all and all, a great vacation!!

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1  Thank Happytraveler56003
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Reviewed 19 May 2012 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with great, reasonably pricedfood and wait staff. Free ice cream to end your meals. Other extra touches like the free beach chairs were appreciated. Rooms comfortable, clean. Very short walk to one of the best sections of Seven Mile Beach.

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Thank littlefrantz
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

This was my second time staying at the Sunshine Suites and on both occasions, very impressed! The staff are friendly and accommodating, the rooms are clean, it's a quick walk across the street to the beach, they have folding chairs you can borrow to take to the beach, I'm a "Raving Fan" of the Sunshine Grill (please try their Kitchen Sink Burger...I tried it twice), the lawn and landscaping is neatly kept, don't fall asleep in the hammock. I highly recommend the Sunshine Suites and will most definitely stay there again without question.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank David J
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Lovely hotel with excellent staff! The Sunshine Suites are in a very good location. Rooms are well equipped and of a good size. This hotel has an excellent restaurant called the Sunshine Grill serving a very good breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank BanbridgeNellie
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Always a pleasure to stay at sunshine suites! Clean, friendly staff, EXCELLENT restaurant !!!!

Room Tip: If you can't do steps, request the 1st floor. If you can stay on the 3rd floor, there is a great...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Diana A
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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: £140 - £299 (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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