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Grand Cayman Beach Break Excursion Reviews

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If your idea of a relaxing day involves sand, water and breathtaking scenery, consider a beach break excursion in Grand Cayman.

mojomorris

11 reviews

The Seven Mile Beach Break was inexpensive and the weather cooperated. One drink was included in the 3 hour package as well as use of a lounger (umbrella optional). It was easy to find a shady spot and drag the loungers over to it. Food and drink is available and the restrooms are decent.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Lulabelle520

1 review

It's a very beautiful, but crowded beach, the bar is extremely expensive, $30 for 5 miller lights. Water sports are expensive...water is lovely.

Margaritaville ls where we went afterwards, also very expensive, but love the rooftop pool and slide in the bar...a great time!...


Provider: Independent Operator

skip.brandy

2 reviews

An easy relaxing tour. Saw some of the Island and the Tiki beach on the Seven Mile beach, not too much shade. Clean


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

JHappel

1 review

Way expensive for what you get, we could've taken a cab for $5 for same thing.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

corinnalv

1 review

The beach itself was nice, Rum Point Beach, but we didn't have enough time to really enjoy. Too bad.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

NCSuz

1 review

GRAND CAYMAN. 8am boarded a tender and saw a man wearing a jet pack hovering above the water; unexpected. 8:45am boarded a mini bus for the Land & Sea tour guided by bus driver Delroy. 9am first stop was a semi-submersible piloted by Dennis and narrated by Martin. Impressive underwater views, especially for someone like me who has no interest in scuba or snorkeling. At one point Dennis got into the water and fed the fish so our group would have even more spectacular photos. Lots of coral and a couple shipwrecks later we returned to shore and boarded the bus for an informative and enjoyable 30 minute tour of the island narrated by Delroy. 10:30am turtle farm tour featured gigantic sea turtles along with free range iguanas and chickens. 11am snack of conch fritters (meh) and a Caybrew beer. 11:15am arrived in Hell to take some pics, buy a couple souvenirs and send a few postcards -- silly tourist spot but enjoyable. Noon visit to a local rum cake factory, bought a 6 pack of small cakes to share with family and friends back home. Delroy returned our group to the pier by 12:30pm which left enough time for a quick visit to 7 Mile Beach ($5 taxi ride, one way). The conch fritters had been less than impressive so I asked taxi driver Val if she could recommend any good restaurants. She named several so I asked if she had a favorite. She explained that local working class folks eat at home because they can’t afford restaurants intended for tourists. Bummer. 7 Mile Beach was amazing though. If I ever go back to Grand Cayman, I will definitely spend more time on the beach. By 2pm I was back on the ship.


Provider: Independent Operator

!cocruising!

3 reviews

Tikki Beach all Inclusive............. I wish I was still there. Water was AMAZING make sure water shoes and water Camera is taken. lots of sea urchins as well as all color fishes......


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

sswartz26

1 review

We went on the All Inclusive Tiki Beach excursion- It was GREAT...the facilities were clean, the food was very good, the beach was wonderful. There is a great snorkeling reef just off shore and I saw no less than 10 different species of fish. It was not crowded at all and I would not hesitate to purchase this excursion again.

Grand Cayman is a great Port of Call and everything is clean, you don't get hassled for things, shopping is real close to the port.
This is a tender port, but they have 4 tender boats, so it does not take long at all.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Dare2Believe

1 review

We did the Tiki Beach excursion. The bus driver who drove us the quick (about 10 minutes or less) distance to the beach gave great information about the island. We were greeted with a free welcome drink (they had alcoholic and non-alocholic punch available). We were given a free beach chair and an umbrella. They had beach equipment for sale as well as available to rent ($10 for a snorkel/fins for an hour to rent). The beach is not huge, and is quite rocky, but it is beautiful. We had a great view of the two Carnival ships that were anchored off the coast. We also got to snorkel on a reef that was very close to the shore - it was a once in a lifetime experience. I would recommend the Tiki Beach excursion for anyone who likes to lounge in a beach chair and wants to experience some great (cheap!) snorkeling!


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

gram247

1 review

We took a bus from the port & boarded a bus to 7 mile beach. Beach chairs lunch & rum punch were included. The bus driver gave us a tour of the island along with the transportation. It was relaxing & fun day.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Mom45boys

1 review

Had horrible weather, so stingray portion was canceled. They agreed to do the beach portion for $26 and refund the remainder on ship. I was skeptical but it was credited just as they promised. We went to Rum Point Beach which is probably one of the most gorgeous places I have ever seen. Unfortunately, it started pouring down rain after we had been there about 10mins. We huddled in the small, quaint beach restaurant which served extremely over priced and not great food for about an hour before deciding to go downtown to shop. My son and I chose to go back to the ship, and I'm glad we did because the lines to return later were ridiculous.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Auburn84

1 review

The beach was nice as long as you sat at a beach-side table with your drink. Other than that, it was pretty small.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

rexcoast

1 review

Average. Still don't know why there was so much confusion getting us all on the bus to get back to the port. Lots of yelling and moving us on and off buses until we were on the right one. Aren't they used to managing tourists?

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

WooPigCruiser

1 review

We loved The Turtle Farm and 7 Mile Beach. Our tour Guide was very difficult to understand on the Island tour the sound equipment in the boat was bad. We also booked a taxi to a beach. The beach was stunning. However, the taxi driver sort of held us hostage while she hawked for other passengers and over-filled the boat.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

PedroPedro

2 reviews

Best beach of the trip. Amazing. Clean save city.

Provider: MSC Cruises

CruiseFanatic0304

2 reviews

The caymans was so great, we are planning a trip back! We actually want to fly into the caymans and stay for a few days thats how beautiful and fun it was! It is kept up so well, the people are extremely nice, and its one of the most beautiful places ive ever been to! Do excursions, explore this port as much as you can, incuding the beaches and the water, breathtaking!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Kristpin

1 review

We decided to Jump into a cab and go to seven mile beach. It was a $ 8 cab ride and about 5 minutes. It was the best decision. The water was crystal clear, sand was clean and they had public bathrooms, bar & restaurant, chair & umbrella rentals. Completely relaxing day. Easy to get back to the ship because cabs were constantly filling the parking lot. It was a very safe beach too

Provider: Independent Operator

Farmington Dentist

3 reviews

Negotiate in the port. We had 12 people and did it for $15 per person. You do pay $10 per person extra for the turtle farm and $2 for 7 mile beach. Still a good value.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

SunFun&HappyPlaces

3 reviews

We were to have taken the Tiki Beach all inclusive tour, but it was chilly and rainy that day. Props for Carnival: They gave us the option of cancelling and doing something else, so we did. We walked around and shopped and explored, then took a local bus ride to visit the turtle farm and dolphin encounter, and see 7 mile beach and the local hot spots. Nice day. Not sure if we would go back to Grand Cayman unless we were having a warm sunny day. We got to see where the US Millionaires and Billionaires keep their money though, and that was interesting.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

sasysutler

17 reviews

Not to be missed. Very safe.. stingrays are wonderful, saw dolphins swimming near our boat. NO Water shoes are allowed so save your money. Bring an underwater camera as some tours don't take photos. Snorkle equipement is provided free as are drinks. Rum point is beautiful and you can use the snorkle equipement there also. Saw a Barracuda. There is a gift shop and food on the island.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Gulf Coast Fanatic

3 reviews

Tiki bar beach excursion. Simply put, PARADISE. Keep this in mind though, the Cayman Island are money. $1.25 US = $1.00 CI. First place we've ever been to in which their money is worth more than ours. Everything is price in CI$, so know that you will pay more than what is tagged. We went to Margaritaville before taking the Tiki bar beach trip. Wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about the Cayman Islands!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

dz63

1 review

We visited Rum Point Beach as part of our Rays, Reef and Rum Point excursion with Nativeways. When we arrived at Rum Point we could see how very scenic this beach really is. Large casuarina pines gracefully cascade over the beach and lounge area, providing shade from the Caribbean sun, while large netting hangs across the tree branches. I am not sure how much of this netting is to keep birds out as it is to prevent pine needles from falling onto the tables and sand below. Although Rum Point is scenic, we were not totally impressed with the actual beach area and water. We found the actual beach area to be quite small and the water was somewhat murky and seaweedy--not clear like it was at Stingray City or like our last experience at 7 mile beach in 2007. I do not know if the murkiness of the water is typical of Rum Point Beach or if we were there on an "off day". We also found it quite rocky entering the water. This is another time when beach shoes definitely would have come in handy. We enjoyed a very good lunch on the beach (which was included in the price of the tour), swam in the warm water, relaxed on hammocks and rested on the complimentary lounge chairs for the 1 1/2 hours we were here.

Provider: Independent Operator

ETSY

1 review

We went to the beach and weren't hassled at all. It was beautiful. I've heard about many vendors hassling you to buy items while you're trying to enjoy the beach but I didn't experience any of that. The food was excellent on the beach and you could buy snorkel equipment right there. Now I will say this: the longer you wait to get back on the boat (like nearer to the time to sail), the longer the line is and it was hot.

Provider: Independent Operator

pingbinks

1 review

Booked Stingray City through independent company. Very enjoyable, friendly staff Chris and J.C. were EXCELLENT! Boat and water were fantastic. Shopping was mediocre. Food was good. Excellent Stop.

Provider: Independent Operator

tgoldlasvegas

1 review

Grand Cayman, still nice (we have been here several times), but very expensive. There is a lot of construction going on, so it can be confusing when shopping. Here is an idea of pricing....an order of chicken fingers, 1 cocktail and 2 sodas will cost you $60.00 at Margartiaville.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

andypitman

1 review

snorkeled, chilled at the beach, had lunch, all good!


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

1st_anniversary

1 review

Relaxing beach - but it was rocky - you need water shoes, for sure. Also, the beach restaurants only give change in cayman dollars, even if you pay in US$... so bring small change. Service was lukewarm at best.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

martinhughes1

2 reviews

Tiki Beach all inclusive was just OK. The jerk chicken was very spicey, but good. The Cay brew was OK. The rum punch did not taste like any rum was in the punch. The water was rocky and coral was near. Beach was clean. People there were friendly and helpful. This tour only gave you a ride, food, drinks and a chair.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

cowboy cruisin

2 reviews

Our second port was Grand Cayman. We booked a cheap excursion (by Carnival standards) to Tiki Beach on seven mile beach. We booked through Carnival simply for convenience. My wife, who doesn't swim, wanted to try snorkeling, and there is a reef right off shore where beginners like us can be in shallow water. We saw colorful fish. This worked well for us as beginners. We learned a couple years ago in Belize that you don't just throw people from Wyoming into the sea. They talked my wife into snorkeling from the boat rather than the beach and they were more persuasive than I was. Belize was a short snorkel attempt.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Sasha22

1 review

The tour we took gave us the option to get off at the beach. They said it was only $5 taxi ride back for both of us but that was a lie. The taxi charges $5 each to ride back to port.

Provider: Independent Operator

levardis

1 review

Check out their reviews. They are often recommended highly on Cruise Critic. Terrific excursion!

Provider: Independent Operator

BeachBumOR

1 review

We read a lot about 7-mile beach, so we took a taxi and had him drop us off at cemetary beach. We soon realized that there were no facilities in the area, and the closest eating area was a store a couple of blocks away. We then hiked along the beach back toward town, and wound up at Tiki Beach. We rented chairs and hung out at the beach. We were disappointed in the restaurant there. The prices were not in US dollars, so we should have asked for the conversion. We each had a basic sandwich for lunch, and the total was around $40 each.

Provider: Independent Operator

eastloveswest09

1 review

Travel via bus to the beach resort was educational and fun. The beach was beautiful but was not all inclusive as advertised. We had to buy or rent snorkel equipement, rent chair umbrella. Beach itself was fun, enjoyable and great snorkeling day but did not like having to pay more for items expected to be included. Surprised lunch wasn't extra.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

tfmd

1 review

It s beach, big deal. Stones as you enter and a big drop off into the water. Its a long beach 7 miles but its just a beach.

Provider: Costa Cruises

tjbear010

1 review

EXCELLENT

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

appeals2me

2 reviews

We liked Grand Cayman but would probably not return there because we didn't feel that it had much character. But, Seven Mile Beach and the water are beautiful and we're glad we got to see it.

Provider: Independent Operator

iownafatcat

1 review

We took a boat tour of the beachfront properties with a narrated explanation of all things Grand Cayman. It was informative but kind of short and we were dropped off at 7 mile beach along with about 50 million other tourists. I didn't realize that we had to jump on a bus to get back. I felt the experience was overpriced and a relatively poor value until I ordered a Pina Colada at the Tiki Bar and got a plastic cup for TEN DOLLARS. The beach had lots of coral to negotiate, but once past it, the snorkeling wasn't too bad.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

reaganelaine71

1 review

We went to Tiki Beach and it was wonderful and beautiful scener but the excursion rate should be lowered because when we arrived at the baeach which costed us $40 each which included1 small alcoholic beaverage. We had met people at Tiki Beach from our ship which it only costed them $4 each by tax and they arrived there before us.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

pensgrl

1 review

Then we went to Rum Point Beach where our very tasty lunch was waiting on us. We had plenty of time to play on the beach and collect shells before we had to go back. if you ever go to Grand Cayman use Native Way for your tour. You will not be disappointed!Best day of the cruise!

Provider: Independent Operator

San70

1 review

It was decent.. however, we were disappointed that we didn't get to go on the snorkel cruise we originally booked.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Goofydust

1 review

In Grand Cayman we took a ferry from the Ship to Georgetown where we waited for our excursion group to assemble. From there we were all directed to the bus parking lot just a short walk away. We took a 20 minute ride to Tiki Beach and heard our tour guide talking about interesting facts about the Cayman Islands and Grand Cayman in particular. Aside from banks, the second largest business there is laundromats... Cayman humor. We passed by a gas station on the way to Tiki Beach and, realizing this was Cayman dollars, the price per gallon was 7.50/gallon!! We spent a lot of time walking a good length of beach to get to an area of water that wasn't quite so rocky. The water was perfect, we saw lots of colorful fish and they swim right up to you. The undertow was pretty strong and you could get pretty far out if you weren't paying attention. Beautiful area. We rented 2 beach lounges and never used them except to put our bag up off the sand. We went to the Tiki Beach Lunch pavilion and purchased our lunch, it was not included in this excursion. I had a mahi mahi burger with scotch bonnet remoulade, DH had a pulled pork sandwich. Best French fries in this place. I had a mango Margarita that was to die for and DH had another local beer from a very local Cayman brewery and he LOVED it. While we ate this wonderful lunch we noticed some jet skis in the water at a distance. DH went in that direction to inquire about the fee for using them. It was $75 for 30 minutes, two seater. It was getting close to the time when we would have to get back on the bus, but we had just enough time to go speeding around the water on that jet ski... That is the MOST FUN EVER! I wish we had seen that earlier because we probably would have done that for an hour! We just LOVED this excursion and hated to leave there. They even have a beach in Grand Cayman called cemetery beach, and there it is a cemetery right there just feet from the beach! We had a great time at this place!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

xriva

4 reviews

This was a last-minute booking because our trip to Stingray City was canceled due to weather. We tried to get the all-inclusive beach break, but it was sold out, so we took the same excursion without food and drink included. (We still were given a free drink.)

We rented snorkeling gear and had a great time. There are loads of fish even close in, and there is coral floating in from the reef. We did not go very far out, but we still had a lot to see.

We bought lunch at the restaurant and it was decent, if a bit over-priced (the all-inclusive may have been a better deal.)

Buses returned us to the port promptly and left time to look around (but not a lot) before it was time to board.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

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