My family and I had an amazing time at the Carribean Club from December 12th-19th. Our experience exceeded all our expectations from the planning phase until our departure. I was a little skeptical when I first read the reviews about CC and Danielle, but I found all of it to be true!
Before child, my husband and I traveled at least twice per year overseas with one beach vacation each year. We typically stay in 4 or 5 star hotels/resorts with service being our top criterion. This was our second trip to Grand Cayman. Our first visit was in 2007 where we stayed at the Ritz. We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Ritz in '07 which would make it tough to surpass. The Caribbean Club did just that...CC absolutely surpassed all our expectations and I would definitely label us as 'extremely difficult to please'.
Danielle was extremely helpful from start to finish. She made sure we had everything we needed during our stay - for us and for our 17 month old daughter. To our surprise, we were upgraded from a tower suite to a beachfront villa (villa 11).
The Villa: The villa took our breath away from the moment we opened the door. It's true...2500 square feet of pure luxury! Our villa was well appointed, spacious and offered all the luxuries of home with an absolutely breath taking view of Seven Mile Beach! We also had an opportunity to tour a tower suite and they are equally beautiful. Really! Our only complaint is that our shower stall in the beachfront villa was a bit small. In comparison, the tower suites were actually larger (bedrooms and bathrooms) and even more spacious if you can at all believe that. The only downside to the tower suites is that not all bedrooms have a view...but who cares, the view from the living area and large balcony make up for it!
The View: From where we stayed (inside the villa and from our ridiculously large L-shaped balcony, we didn't think of it as SMB because it truly felt like OUR own private beach. It was 7 days of peaceful views of turquoise waters and amazing sunsets everyday.
Service: Everyone was great! Danielle and her staff exceeded all our expectations. Housekeeping came every morning and also provided turn down service each evening. Everything including dishes were taken care of. Toiletries provided were actually the same as the Ritz. We even complained about our crib as I am on the shorter side. The crib was replaced immediately with one that better fit my need. We ordered from the restaurant a few times: delicious and timely. I would highly recommend the tuna tartare and the spinach proscuitto salad. Yum! For convenience, we pre-ordered groceries through the grocery shopping service. It was nice to have the groceries there upon arrival. All the luxuries of a full service hotel and more!
Location: Unbeatable!!! In the heart of SMB, walking distance from restaurants and across the street from a grocery store and liqour store. Trust me...you couldn't find a more central location. As for the distance from the beach...ridiculous. The Ritz was nice, but having the beach 50 yards from our balcony was just insane!
The Beach/Pool: OURS! We brought my cousin to babysit for us and she spent a few afternoons on a raft floating in the Carribean Sea for hours without bumping into anyone. We played every morning with our daughter on the beach for a few hours and can probably count on one hand the number of people we would run into. This would not be the case if you were staying at the Ritz. Again, the Ritz is beautiful but there is something more special about feeling like you are sharing the island with only a few people. We traveled with two other couples (who stayed at the Ritz because this was their first time in GC) and they were completely envious of our beach and villa. They opted to spend a few days on our beach instead of the Ritz because of how peaceful and beautiful it was in comparison. No crowds in CC, no fuss paradise! The infinity pool was also nice and the grounds were very well maintained. CC has lots of rafts and beach toys available for toddlers and older kids. We brought our own, but totally unnecessary!
CC is truly a beautiful boutique resort that provides luxury and intimacy only afforded by the best. The Ritz was beautiful, but nothing compares to the true relaxation of the Caribbean Club. Hands down, this is the best place and the best vacation we have ever experienced. Book it...you won't regret it!
Misc: Cab from airport about $23 US one way. Transport can be arranged by Danielle.
Excursion will also pick you up from CC.
CC is a 3 minute walk to the Ritz (about 5 properties south).
Calls to US .75 per minute
Local calls .75 per call
Flat screens and DVDs in all rooms.
The reviewer pictures on trip advisor don't do Caribbean Club justice. Check out www.caribbeanclubweddings.com
I hope to go back next year!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Caribbean Club is a luxury hotel offering 1-3 bedroom villas and suites located in the heart of Seven Mile Beach. Each suite has a large living room with full equipped gourmet kitchen and a beautiful balcony furnished with dining table and lounge chairs overlooking Seven Mile Beach. The oceanfront villas built directly on to the white sand of Seven Mile Beach offer wrap around patios with direct walk-out on to the beach or breathtaking views. Beach service, lunch and dinner is served by LUCA, our onsite restaurant. We will cater to your every need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caribbean Club Hotel Seven Mile Beach
- Caribbean Club Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands