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Family Travel at the Westin Grand Cayman Resort and Spa

Westin Hotels are one of my favorite hotel chains. Between their heavenly beds, their heavenly showers, and that fabulous green tea and aloe signature scent in the lobbies and toiletries, I’m always pleased with a stay at a Westin hotel.

So when we were booked at the Westin Grand Cayman Resort and Spa (formerly known as the Westin Casuarina Resort and Spa) during our Cayman Islands press trip, I already knew I’d love it, even before seeing it.

I wasn’t at all disappointed. Located right on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, the Westin offers beachfront access, a beautiful pool, and delicious restaurants.

Disclosure: I stayed at the Westin Grand Cayman Resort and Spa twice at no cost for press trips. I also did a day stay there during a cruise (I paid for that stay). All opinions are my own.

A review of the Westin Grand Cayman Resort and Spa, a family-friendly hotel located on Seven Mile Beach.

Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa Review

Location of the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach

Grand Cayman is a special place, and the Westin is definitely one of the best Grand Cayman hotels. Your vacation will start the minute you pull into the resort.

The Westin Grand Cayman is about 10 minutes from the airport, and close to many popular attractions and restaurants. It’s right on Seven Mile Beach, and offers beachfront activities for guests. In this area of the island, you’ll also find other resorts and restaurants, so it’s definitely conveniently located for a Grand Cayman family vacation

Rooms at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach

The Westin Grand Cayman offers a variety of room types, including rooms with views of the beach, as well as suites. While we had an island view room for our first stay (aka, the parking lot view), we really weren’t in the room enough for it to matter. In general, I wouldn’t worry too much about the view unless you plan to spend a considerable amount of time in the room.

After our first stay, the rooms and resort were renovated, making them even more clean and modern. It really is a beautiful hotel.

Guest room types at the hotel include king bed rooms with sofa beds and double bed rooms. There are a variety of room views you can get, including the island view we had, pool view, oceanview, and partial ocean view. Some rooms also have lanais, which can be nice if you think you’ll use it.

In room amenities at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach include refrigerators, coffee makers, a 55-inch television, and of course, the Heavenly Bed and the Heavenly Bath. A $60 per night resort fee includes bottled water, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, access to the business center, appetizers, and a welcome non-alcoholic beverage.

Amenities at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach

Located right on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, the Westin Grand Cayman is the perfect spot for hanging out on the beach, or engaging in some water sports. There’s some great snorkeling right on the shores (we saw some fish swimming around our legs while we were just standing in the water), and a Red Sail sports kiosk for rentals.

If you enjoy snorkeling, you may consider bringing your own equipment if you have some. An underwater camera is also a great idea. During our stay, my kids snorkeled daily so it was nice to have our own rather than renting.

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach also offers a large freshwater pool (the largest on the island). While I love beaches, the pool is also fantastic. When we visit, my kids usually like to split their time between the beach and the pool. The pool has a nice swim up bar which can be lots of fun.

There’s also a lobby bar, a coffee shop, and a few retail shops (including a gift shop with various necessities). The Hibiscus Spa on property offers body treatments, massages, facials, nail services, and more. 

The Westin Grand Cayman Resort and Spa also offers a swim up bar, and outdoor deli, and a delicious restaurant, Ferdinand’s, where we ate breakfast every day during my first stay. The service and the food were fabulous – I’d definitely recommend dining there at least once.

It’s a big buffet, so you may want to do it on a day where you are venturing out and may be having a late lunch. It is a little expensive, so it’s a nice treat for one of the days of your vacation.

During our second stay at the Westin Grand Cayman, we didn’t have access to a car, so we arranged a few activities through the activity desk in the lobby. We were able to visit the Cayman Turtle Farm by taking their shuttle, and went to Stingray City and Rum Point through an excursion through the on property Red Sail sports.

That’s probably a better option than renting a car, because you won’t have to worry about driving or parking. Cabs are also available.

Our last stay at the Westin Grand Cayman was a day stay during our Disney Fantasy 7-day cruise. I contacted the hotel directly to book the day stay, and we took a cab from the port to the hotel. During our day there, we had our own hotel room, and access to all amenities during our stay.

We arrived in our swimsuits, spent the day at the beach and pool, ate lunch at the resort, and then showered and changed in the room before heading back to the ship. If you want a relaxing day in Grand Cayman during your cruise, that’s a great option.

While you are at the Westin Grand Cayman Resort, you’ll find a number of restaurants in the area. We walked to a few different spots, including Eats Cafe and the Sunshine Grill. While there are some restaurants on property, it’s nice to be able to walk to some other options.

To learn more about the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach, visit their website.

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melissa

Thursday 29th of September 2016

I stayed here years ago and loved it!