Grand Cayman Beach Break Excursion Reviews
The water was lovely and clear but there was a reef really close to the shore so you couldn't go far before you had to keep your feet off the bottom. Also the current was pretty strong. The chairs were plastic so were fairly uncomfortable. For the price, one free drink was pretty poor. If I hadn't have been travelling by myself I would've tried a different beach.
Once at the port we got a taxi to our next all inclusive resort called the Grand Caymanian Resort (aka Grand Cayman Holiday Inn). We bought this resort pass from Shore Excursioneer. On the website the photos looked great but once we arrived it was not represented as what was described. When we arrived the front desk person told us to not pay until we had a chance to look around. Well, that would have been a red flag from the get go! We walked around and knew we were not staying. It paled in comparison the Jamaica resort. Basically a hotel near water with no beach area. Extremely disappointing. There was another couple that had arrived just before us and they opted to not stay either. They used Shore Excursioneer as well. We paid $16 to get to the Holiday Inn but they had their own shuttle and they took us back to the port area. As I say, if life throws you lemons make lemonade! So, we were able to score a site seeing tour for $40 for both of us. This was very enjoyable. We went Hell, Cayman Island, Dolphin Cove, Turtle Bay and a rum factory. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour took about 2 hours. After the tour we ate at Margaritaville. Just remember when in the Cayman Islands the exchange rate is for every $1 Cayman dollar it is $1.25 US dollars. So, our bill at Margaritaville was quite high but the food and entertainment was good. We shopped a bit after eating and headed back to tender to the ship. We back on board by 3:30 and with a later dinner reservation we took a much needed nap.
The Beach Break was great! Tender was a breeze, the bus ride to the beach was quick and pretty comfortable. The Seven Mile Beach is gorgeous; the lounge chairs and umbrellas are right up on the water. There is a little bar and grill right nearby that serves great drinks and basic appetizers/sandwiches. The service was friendly. We would do this again!
7 mile beach was awesome. Highly recommend it. Some of our family went on a para sailing that they booked separtly from the beach break. They said it was awesome and highly recommend it.
Beach was not good for sunbathers. Some chairs were broken. Extremely expensive.
In Grand Cayman we literally took the city bus to the beach. We paid $2.50 each way to ride from the cruise port to Cemetery Beach which is a secluded portion of Seven Mile Beach. We spent the day snorkeling and enjoying the beach. It could not be easier to do this. Simply walk out the port turn left and the bus stop is about 100 feet down the road on the left. The bus is actually a small shuttle van and the drivers are very willing to let you know when you get to your desired beach. The bus runs something like every 15 minutes so no need to plan or have a schedule.
Bus to Seven Mile Beach, lovely beach with shade, not crowded at all. Very good restaurant at Tiki Beach. Good rum punch and excellent Food.
Royal Palm Resort
What a beautiful place !!! Did the all inclusive 7 mile beach break and it was wonderful. Food and drinks were super and the beach was beautiful. Did some shopping in port after the excursion, very nice town.Will do this excursion again.
We loved the ability to snorkel around a wreck and to see the huge coral reef around the Cayman's. The time was perfect....two sessions of about 45 minutes, followed by the beach break. Most of our group are strong swimmers, so it was easy. I did think that a little more time could have been spent to explain things to beginners and warn people to not touch the coral (it destroys it). The water is very clear and beautiful. From what little we saw of the Caymans, they looked like Florida with a lot of banks!
Opted for a day of fun in the sun and water. Beautiful spot on the famous 7 mile beach. Had the beach to ourselves....Only a few locals around, but no big crowds of any kind. We lucked out too, cause their was only one other ship in port with us, so the crowds everywhere were minimal. Had a perfect day, great lunch too. I recommend the Mahi Mahi served Cayman Style ! Delicious.
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.
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!...
An easy relaxing tour. Saw some of the Island and the Tiki beach on the Seven Mile beach, not too much shade. Clean
Way expensive for what you get, we could've taken a cab for $5 for same thing.
The beach itself was nice, Rum Point Beach, but we didn't have enough time to really enjoy. Too bad.
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.
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......
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.
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!
snorkeled, chilled at the beach, had lunch, all good!
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.