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Wyndham Reef Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in East End
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Atlanta, GA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Time, Beautiful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

Spent a week at The Reef recently and can't get over how beautiful this East End of the island is. We traveled with our 17 month old daughter and this was the perfect place. The beach is right outside your door and the two separate pool locations add variety.

The East End provides plenty of things to do away from the cruise ships on 7 Mile Beach. Rum Point is only 20 minutes away and is one of the most beautiful places I've been to.

All in all, great time and highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are oceanview. Can't go wrong!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Spent a week here on a timeshare exchange in March. The resort is located on far end of island approximately 1 hour from airport located on a very pretty beach. Swimming is not the best as there is quite a bit of rocky bottom but can be done at the far ends of the resort buildings. Units are well appointed, and offer everything you need however I did notice the bed was quite soft but even with a bad back I made it thru the week. Gym is sadly in a basement and some of the equipment broken but enough to get a good workout. Ended up in center building in front of pool and jacuzzi with lots of small children and activity. Woke me up on more than several mornings. Asked to move as entire far end building was empty but as a timeshare exchange they wouldn't allow it. Italian restaurant across street in little strip mall is excellent! VVV pleasantly surprised. Osso Bucco nicely prepared as were all dishes we ordered included chocolate mouse dessert. Maid service annoyingly inconsistent and then non-existent. At check out, hit with a utility charge of approx. $200? Told manager they really should inform people of this at check in. Deceptive in my opinion. Full disclosure is best policy. Overall a great spot to get away from it all! Tip: Stop at large grocery store at roundabout half way out to east end. Small strip mall behind resort VVV expensive.

Room Tip: Middle building is busiest with lots of family and children activity. Can be quite loud. Ground leve...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Recently spent a week here with teenagers. Nice and quiet for us, not enough "action" for the teenagers. Great place to unwind, read on the beach, snorkel. Activites such as kayaking, waverunners, tennis and snorkelling for kids, but not a popular place for the young crowd. Beach bar had some entertainment in the evenings. The marine life around the facility was great -saw some small sharks, rays, plenty of fish. Not much sandy bottom beach for young swimmers but great coral for snorkelling. Plenty of pools. Walk out onto the pier and throw some bread into the water & you'll have 100 fish begging for more. We had sun all week, nice breeze to keep things comfortable. Rooms were huge (we had a 2 bedroom) with full kitchen, very clean, nice view from the balcony. Quiet at night. Staff very friendly. They provide beach towels. Plenty of beach chairs at the beach. Handy to have a Subway right on site for breakfast sandwhich or salad for lunch. Coffee shop across the street had great latte's though a bit expensive. Best place for a regular coffee (only $1.20 instead of $3.00) was the small grocery store in the plaza directly across the street - Keurig machine with lots of variety. Nice liquor store in same plaza with a huge wine selection, plenty of beer and liquors. Small gift shop handy for last minute souvenirs. Grocery store had all the basics for an occasional meal at 'home'. Great Italian restaurant in same plaza. Doesn't look like much but food great and inexpensive compared to other area restaurants. The Reef's restaurant had good food (ate there once) but view is lacking - suggest having it served outside on the beach tables. They also have a breakfast/lunch menu that you can order from at the beach bar and eat at the tables outside. Food is expensive for everyday, but a nice treat. "Must do restaurants" are the Lighthouse (along the road towards the airport - 10 to 15 mins.) which is expensive but well worth it for a special evening out. Suggest the lasagne, which I would never order usually, ( happens to be the cheapest item )but I promise you it will be the best pasta you've ever had and you'll want to return for more. Excellent service, salads, garlic bread, pastas are amazing. Make a reservation. There is a special table over the water "for two", which needs to be prebooked as they only have one, but what a treat that would be. Tukka, is another nearby restaurant, owned by an Australian, and again, fantastic food. Recommend the lobster or lamb. Everything superb. They will come and pick you up at the Reef, free of charge, and bring you home. Didn't get much shopping in at Georgetown, but plenty to do and a Hard Rock Cafe for the kids. Stingray city a great activity - shallow water, very safe. Best to rent a car so you can organize your activities on your own. Found the organized activities through the hotel more expensive than booking them yourselves. Plenty of magazines and guide books to help you out. The iguana park, which is only 10 minutes away, is fun for a short visit. Beautiful gardens. Only $10 to visit. We did the shortened version rather than a full guided tour. Just drop by when convenient. Car rental at Avis was simple, right at the airport (2 minute walk). Driving on the left side of the road was easier than we anticipated. We were there in May, so the roads were pretty quiet. Even driving to Georgetown was easy. Just follow the other cars to guide you through the roundabouts ! Great place and plan to return again soon!

Room Tip: There are a few pools, one specifically for children. Stay away from rooms near them. A lot of the...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a studio. A great room with a very large bed and jacuzzi where you could sit and enjoy a view if the sea. Very close to the beach which was very good for snorkelling. We would recommend this resort, whilst we were there it was very quiet, plenty of sunbeds for everyone and it was so good that we did not leave to visit any other areas. The only negative point is that the wifi does not work and even if it did they see this as an extra, wifi should be free!

Stayed May 2012
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Reef Apr 14-20 and we're glad we stayed there. We like to vacation away from people and crowds which is exactly what you'll find on SMB. Instead, we had a peaceful and relaxing week at theReef. We rented a car for the entire week which is necessary if you plan to stay on the east side of the island.
My only complaint is/was the soft bed. During our first night stay, we slept separately on the murphy beds as the king size bed was extremely soft. The next morning we asked if there was something that could be done and they immediately called someone on a walkie-talkie type radio and had it promptly changed.
Overall, the people were nice..not just at the hotel, but everywhere. It's refreshing just to be able to deal with nice and courteous people since there aren't many nice people around my hometown.
We stayed on the third floor, which is what I requested for privacy, but I wish we would have had a ground floor room with direct access to the beach.
If we return to Grand Cayman, we'll likely return to theReef.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

We stayed at The Reef from April 11-21st. If I had to find something negative to report it would be that the advertised Wi-Fi was not available when we arrived. There was apparently some sort of problem with a third party provider. The Resort Staff did not seem to have any information about the probelem or when or if it would be fixed. Fortunately, the service was restored within a couple of days. Other than this issue (which was probably beyond the control of The Reef), our stay was excellent. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. Our one bedroom suite was spotless and well equipped and the beach access was great. We would definitly return to the Reef. One caution - it does get windy some days during the spring season!

Room Tip: We really liked the ground floor units. You can walk out your sliding door and onto the beach!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

My husband and I travelled to the Cayman's (April 16-20) and stayed at The Reef Resort. The room accomodations were very nice and the staff were superb!! Cathy Richardson, the concierge, was especially hospitable and knowlegeable about what all the island had to offer. We purchased an all inclusive package and while the food was good, there were not enough options to choose from . There is only one restaurant at the resort and an option to get food at Subway, which was located at the resort. For the "all inclusive price", there should be more options to eat in the area of the resort. There were at least two other restaurants in the area!
Otherwise, it was a good vacation experience!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wyndham Reef Resort
Address: 2221 Queens Highway, PO Box 30865 | Colliers, East End KY1-1800, Grand Cayman (Formerly The Reef Resort, A Wyndham Affiliate)
Region: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > East End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in East End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Reef Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wyndham Reef Resort is the only ALL BEACHFRONT, ALL SUITE RESORT WITH AN ALL-INCLUSIVE PROGRAM ON GRAND CAYMAN. The white sands of Grand Cayman are your welcome mat and the crystal clear waters are your playground. Since all of our suites are right on the beach, you'll enjoy exploring, playing, snorkeling and diving, or soaking in the beauty just steps outside your door. This East End getaway, far from the crowds, provides a truly serene tropical escape. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Reef Hotel Grand Cayman
Reef Hotel Grand Cayman
Reef Resort Grand Cayman
Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - East End

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