Westin Grand Cayman – Review

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Westin Grand Cayman on Seven Mile Beach.

Westin-Cayman

Strategy

On this trip we flew over on American Airlines using British Airways Avios points at only 9,000 Avois per person and we stayed at the Westin for 3 nights for only 12,000 SPG points per night.  I absolutely love British for getting me from Miami to the Caribbean!

Location

This property is wonderfully situated on the west coast of Grand Cayman on the famous Seven Mile Beach.  The cab ride from the airport is only about a 15 minute ride to the hotel and there are a few good restaurants within walking distance of the property.

Check-in

The check-in was smooth with no wait and we were quickly given an upgrade to an ocean view for having Gold status.

Westin-Cayman Lounge

Rooms

We typically are not fans of rooms on the first floor, but I’ll take the first floor any day when you open the door and are greeted by Seven Mile Beach just a few steps away! This worked out great for the kids as they had immediate access to the beach and pool.

View from the room

View from the room

 Westin-Cayman-Room

Beach & Pool

Seven Mile Beach is a must for beach lovers!  It has great sand and some of the clearest water that I’ve ever seen.  Cayman doesn’t have much in the area of waves which makes it great for the smaller kids to enjoy being in the water.

Westin-Cayman-Beach

 Being on the west coast of the island, the beach is a wonderful place to catch sunsets!

Westin-Cayman-Sunset

The pool is comfortable for adults including a swim-up bar but is lacking a little for the kids.  They had live music the nights we were there from about 5 to 7 PM which was great.

Westin-Cayman-Pool

Dining in the Area

If you are staying here you must go across the street to Eats Cafe and have breakfast. They have wonderful tasty breakfast plates and lunch/dinner as well.  In addition to Eats, about a block away is The Sunshine Grill which has some great plates for dinner.  Try the blue cheese balls!

Sunshine-Grill

Overall, we found Westin Grand Cayman to be a good resort located in a spectacular location. At just over 1 hour from Miami it’s a wonderful long weekend getaway.

The island in general does seems very empty when the cruises are not at port.  This could be both a good and a bad thing depending on the activities or places you are looking to visit.

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One Response to Westin Grand Cayman – Review

  1. James from BNA says:

    Awesome trip report, thanks for sharing. I’m taking the extended family of 11 there in July using Avios and SPG pts.

    Q: We are staying 7 nights. Do you recommend a rental car?
    Q: How large were the rooms? Did you feel cramped with adults and kids in the same hotel room? Was the Gold room any bigger?

    Thanks!

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