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.
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. And, I wasn’t disappointed. Located right on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, the Westin offers beachfront access, a beautiful pool, and delicious restaurants.
Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa Review
Location of the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
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. In this area of the island, you’ll also find other resorts and restaurants.
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. After our first stay, the rooms and resort were renovated, making them even more clean and modern.
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.
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.
There’s also a lobby bar, and a few 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.
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.
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.
To learn more about the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach, visit their website.