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Plantana Condominiums
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This was our third family trip to Grand Cayman and our first time staying at Plantana; it won't be our last! We stayed in unit 46 which was updated throughout. The unit looks out over the pool onto the ocean - a great view. The property management and staff were friendly and helpful. George, the security guard, even helped us with our bags upon arrival. The screened porches are great. You can sit out at night and not worry about bugs. Plantana sits on a great stretch of 7 Mile Beach just north of the Westin - and between two high end, quiet properties -in our view, a perfect location.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This was our second visit to the island in less than a year as I didn't feel the first trip was long enough to enjoy all there is to do in Grand Cayman. On our first trip we stayed in one of the most upscale and highly regarded hotels on the island so we knew coming into Plantana that this would be a different experience. Nonetheless, we enjoyed Plantana immensely. The location on seven mile beach is, in my opinion, one of the best. Yes, you can be more in the center of the action but that also means there's more traffic and more congestion. I loved the peace and quiet around Plantana and yet you were only 5 minutes from the grocery store in one direction or Calico Jacks( one of my favorite lunch spots) in the other. The management was friendly and helpful and obviously take great pride in their complex. I liked that there was a security guard on-sight 24 hours a day. The grounds are pretty and lush, the pool is small but nice, and the beach was glorious! Never felt crowded or had to fight for chairs any time of the day and we were there during one of the busiest weeks (between Christmas and New Years).
Also, the proximity of the beach to the beachfront units really cannot be beat. You can't get much closer. We stayed in unit 12 (ground floor) which we loved. Being able to run back and forth from the beach to our unit all day (literally steps away)was a very big perk. Also loved the screened in porches with ceiling fans which allows you to enjoy outside meals bug free. Plantana is an older complex but they have done a nice job of keeping the bathrooms and kitchen up to date. The kitchens are stocked with everything you could possibly need. The decor (in our unit) could use a bit of an update but it was fine. There is a washer and dryer in the main bath. We did have some issues with the air conditioning (one bedroom cold, one hot - extra living area was always hot, master bath had no vents), but again, I believe this is a result of the buildings being older, not a malfunction of their air conditioning units.
Some tips: Stroll down to the Westin( 5 minute beach walk) if you would like to rent water sports equipment or have lunch or drinks poolside. There's also a good breakfast spot across the street from the Westin if you walk down via the sidewalk out front. You can also request to have groceries delivered to your unit before you arrive (this is an outside service but management can give you the name). Swim with the stingrays (a must do). Go to Calico Jacks after the cruise ships depart and have lunch with your feet in the sand. If you have some extra time and have kids, take a quick tour of the turtle farm (better than you would expect).
Would highly recommend Grand Cayman and Plantana for anyone considering a visit!

Room Tip: I would splurge for the oceanfront or ocean view rooms just for the beautiful views and sunsets but...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank tla306
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Just got back from staying at Plantana condominiums. We stayed in Unit 35 – which had partial views of the sea. The condos are amazing and feel so homely, you almost feel as if you’re at home, but without the chores, everything is done by the staff who take really good care of their guests. The staff are friendly as were all the fellow guests at the complex. It’s a wonderful place to stay, relax, the grounds are immaculate, and whisper quiet, so that its really possible to recharge and feel so relaxed. The reason we went there was for our daughters wedding which was held at Plantana, and it was the perfect location and venue for that romantic occasion. The hardest part was leaving this wonderful tropical paradise! Plantana Condominuims would be my number one choice every time!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank sunseekerL463
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

beautiful property and lovely swimming pool, snorkeling right off shore, miles and miles of beach Lots of lovely families and nearby to popular Caymana Bay and other restaurants

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Just got back from Plantana Condos ( unit 46) and would go back again and again. A very well stocked condo, spotless clean with great views of the ocean and pool.
The beach is very quite and you never have a problem in finding a sun lounger any time of the day.
Unlike the Westin and Ritz which is a 10 stroll down the beach..you are packed in like sardines no joke !!!!
Walking distance to a few restaurants but I would recommend a car if you want to try some of the excellent restaurants on the island ( Calypso Grill is excellent !!! A 6/7 min drive away )
If you enjoy a spacious condo, a beautiful uncrowded beach and fantastic sunsets you can not go wrong... EXCELLENT CHOICE

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank LorraineEdwards
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We have been going to Plantana for many years, and each year gets better than the one before. Sitting under the casuarina pines, snorkeling just offshore, walking Seven Mile Beach...this is heaven. No crowds, total relaxation, but nice people if you want to chat. Plenty of space if you want solitude.
Condos are wonerfully equipped, mamagement is excellent, atmosphere is relaxed. Restaurant choices are abundant. It was difficult to return to snow!

Stayed: January 2014
2  Thank TownsendDelaware
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We stayed at Unit #1 for 10 days. It was excellent. The kitchen was furnished very well, with plenty of pots, utensils. Hot water maker, coffee maker, blender, good range. If you like to cook (which we do), you'll like cooking here.

The unit is located in the corner of the property, pretty private. You can see the ocean if you look just the right way, but it wasn't so important -- the beach is a 30 second walk away, and the view of the greenery and the sky was great.

Decorations are nice, practical and not so fancy that they get in your way. Would be a good choice for a very young child as there isn't a lot to pull down and break.

From the negatives, the bathroom in the master bedroom has a privacy glass window. At night it's not private at all, so we showered before it got dark. And at night it lets a ton of light in from the security lights, so we kept the door closed. Not a big problem -- but that was the one negative.

We chose this place because we wanted to have easy beach access with our 6 y/o boy. There is nice snorkeling right in front of the condos, and much better if you walk 150 yards south and swim out to Governor's Reef. Walk another 2-3 minutes to get to Red Sail Sports to rent SUPs and Hobie Cats. The Plantana pool is nice as well, and we spent plenty of time moving between it and the sea.

Our trip was great, Plantana was an excellent spot, and we'll definitely consider returning here!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank river.trout
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Theresa B, General Manager at Plantana Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Thank you for sharing your Plantana experience with others and thank you especially for your feedback on the lack of privacy at night in the master bathroom. We do ask for and genuinely value our guests' comments as it is the most direct means of learning what's important to our guests and how we can improve in meaningful ways. You did leave your guest comment card with us and we immediately installed a blind to the that frosted bathroom window which was done before the next guest arrived the next afternoon after you departed - again, thank you. I'm only sorry that it was not brought to my attention during your stay because we are truly prepared to immediately respond to our guests needs without any significant disturbance or interruption to your rest and relaxation. We hope to see you back at Plantana and while we try to anticipate all that would make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, we do hope that you will let us know if there is a detail we overlooked.

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Additional Information about Plantana Condominiums

Address: West Bay | Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
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Region: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > Seven Mile Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Seven Mile Beach
Price Range: £199 - £495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Plantana is on the finest section of Grand Cayman's renowned Seven Mile Beach. Pristine white sand creates a wide and extensive beachfront and then extends right out into the ocean to form a lovely, rippled floor. Our area of low-rise, low-density properties presents you with that rare phenomenon: plenty of beach and swimming space to call your own. Plantana's mature plantings - colorful blooming shrubs, lofty arching palms and expansive lawns - graciously wrap our plantation style architecture to offer beauty, pleasure and tranquility that is now almost impossible to find elsewhere. Make your vacation home here at Plantana in a one, two or three bedroom condo. You'll agree: Plantana is beyond compare! ... more   less 
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