My wife and I visited the Reef Resort to celebrate our 4-year anniversary. If you stay at this property, you will have as much fun and enjoy it as you make it. The property is by no means luxurious; however, it is fine. It is definitely more of a timeshare/apartment construct (perhaps even a "motel) than a hotel resort. Our room was rather small; there were few "extras" (no fridge, no free internet, no free local calls). There was a safe in the closet that was free to use. The view from the balcony of our room was stellar; the view from the balcony is what makes this property worth staying at. However, the balcony to our room was shared with the room next to us. I didn't care for that. I was startled a bit when, thinking I was alone on my balcony, heard a voice next to me say "that's a nice view, huh?" I was like, "what the ..." and looked to my left only to see a man standing next to me. Not cool.
The beach side bar is rather small and the staff rather unattentive and rude. The property manager was kind and seem genuinely sorry that we experienced some rude service by the bar staff. The dining areas (one a larger upstairs restaurant and the other an small, indoor downstairs location) served adequate food. As with the lodging area, the dining accomodations were nothing stellar - just adequate. The pool on the grounds is nice and has a nice view of the sea. The property is very isolated - which is nice if you want a vacation where you truly get away from it all (which is what we wanted; thus we enjoyed this property a lot). We got particular enjoyment seeing the crabs scurrying across the street from the beach area to the forest area during the dark hours. However, when you look out on the horizon at the terrain in front of the hotel, you feel like you are looking at some vast lagoon in Saigon during the Vietnam War! There is a small strip center across the street that had a Dunkin Donuts (free wi-fi) with reasonably priced breakfast items (this is where we ate breakfast every morning), a bodega (this is where we bought bottled water, snacks, stamps, etc.) and a souvenir store (which is where I bought my wife an overpriced bikini that she just had to have because it was "cute"). There is a great restaurant nearby -Tukkas - that will come and pick you up and drop you off. The food there was excellent. There is also a local company, Tropicana Tours, that provides tours for a reasonable cost - and they will pick you up from the Reef Resort and take you around the island. The driver we had was nice and even took us on a short diversion to Popeyes (yes, there is a Popeyes Chicken in Georgetown). The Tortuga Rum Co. (ask for free samples of the rum cake) and the Turtle Farm were nice. The visit to Hell was o.k. but can be skipped - all you do is look at an open field for 2 minutes and then get ushered into a souvenir shop.
In all, this is a place to go to sleep, eat, lay on the beach, and not give a care about anything else.
- 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