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Wyndham Reef Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in East End
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“Go off season. You'll have the place to yourself”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Go between September 7th and 14th and you will have the place to yourself. Staff are friendly and the place is meticulously maintained. Not even a burned out light bulb. Not a spot of rust. Forget the food here. The cafe makes a great omelet but that's about it. Take a pass on the buffet. You'll thank me later!

Great places nearby: Tukka for fabulous island fair and The Lighthouse to which I challenge you to find better Italian food short if going to Italy. I am Sicilian-borne and usually very critical of most Italian food. You'll thank me later.

This is our fourth trip to Cayman, we have a timeshare and family here. The decline in the island's economy is remarkable even in a year. Lot fewer cruise ships in George Town means great deals. Warning... Things are expensive here. VERY. Expensive. Also you must rent a car. You don't have a choice if you want to get around.

I've stayed at other time share trades and this,by far, is the best even though its out of the way. Bring an underwater camera because the snorkeling is terrific.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

While the people at the front desk aren't exceptionally friendly, other parts of the hotel make up for it. The room was so nice! I loved having a condo type room with a kitchen and family room along with the bedroom. I loved waking up in the morning and sitting out on the balcony, breathing in the fresh ocean air and reading a good book. It was truly paradise.

The restaurants were extremely slow on service and the servers were lacking in friendliness. The food was pretty good, though (when you finally got it). If you went to get a drink from the bar while you were sitting at a table because your waiter/waitress was no where around, they wouldn't give it to you because "your waiter has to bring it to you". That was probably the worst part about the hotel. Also, the restaurant where they serve breakfast seems dingy.

Overall, we had a really great experience and even though the hotel is a 45 minute drive from the airport, it was nice being on the secluded part of the island. The water is definitely rougher on this side of the island and not very friendly to swim in. The West side of the island is more ideal for beautiful beaches and lounging around all day.

Room Tip: All rooms were ocean front, so you really can't seem to go wrong!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clemson, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We just returned back to SC after staying 5 nights at the Reef on the East End of Grand Cayman. All rooms are beachfront so we would walk out of our sliding glass door onto the pool deck then to the sand. We did the all inclusive meal and drink plan - best decision EVER. The food is really great. It is all from the menu and all fish is fresh and breakfast was also amazing. If we had not - our food and adult beverage bill would have been enormous because we could not get enough of the great dishes and also bar food - oh and drinks!! For all meals we sat outside at tables in the sand or at the bar where Nick and Tony kept us watered and fed. Doris is sassy and wonderfully witty. Shaker (spelled as we pronounced it) was very social and helpful. He is the night manager and was there every night to assist us with any need we had. We snorkeled every day from the Morrits dock down past the Reef dock - its a drift snorkle when you do it this way. FANTASTIC! We saw stingrays, flounder, huge tarpon, turtles, and all kinds of amazing tropical fish. Don't listen to reviews about the rocky entrance into the water. Go in and enjoy your own aquarium. We don't usually repeat destinations - but this one we will. We did scuba diving trips with Red Sail. They are very professional and are located at Morrits - just one resort down that I mentioned earlier where you begin your snorkel. Give all the staff a chance to get to know you and you will fall in love with the different personalities of each. Relax and enjoy - it's vacation. Oh and tipping never hurts. The staff works hard!

Room Tip: Our room was on the bottom floor so you could walk right out onto the beach. Also the AC was awesom...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

My wife and I just returned from a 2 week stay at The Reef. We are repeat visitors and love the East End of the island. We find the quiet end of the island perfect for a relaxing get away. We also found The Reef enjoyable as usual. The facility is wonderful and staff is outstanding. They are very friendly and more than happy to help in anyway.Treat yourself to a visit to paradise and The Reef.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We loved every minute of it. The staff went out of their way to please. The water was perfect. We loved the outside bar. The bartender was very polite.We fished with Captain Herman, that night he picked us up and took us back to his restaurant where he cooked our catch.

Room Tip: All rooms are beach side. Not a bad room anywhere.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

In a nutshell, if you like being in the middle of the hustle and bustle of things, then this probably isn't the place for you and you should stick with 7 mile beach. That being said, if you like just enough action and convenience to not be bored to death but love to have some privacy, then I HIGHLY recommend The Reef Resort!!! Our condo was on the ground level and our patio was right on the beach with AMAZING views and just steps to the lounge chairs! We walked the beach and found some awesome shells! Obviously, if you're going to stay here, you need to rent a car, but I would recommend that anyway so you can really see the entire island. There's a restaurant on-site and there's a lovely, little Italian restaurant just across the street next to the small grocery store (which is VERY handy!!!) and there's also a Subway on-site for a quick bite before hitting the road to check out the island! We did the Stingray tour one of the days we were there and it's a MUST DO if you've never done it before! All in all, I can't wait to return to Grand Cayman and when I do, I will definitely stay at The Reef again!!!

Room Tip: Walk-out ground level condo!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lake Placid, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Nice place to stay on quiet end of the island. Spacious suites and very helpful staff. Snorkeling right on front of the hotel. Takes about 30 minutes to get to Georgetown by car but an easy drive. Would recommend a rental car to explore the island. Don't miss Stingray City.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about Wyndham Reef Resort

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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