After tossing my bags on the bed, I walked over to the patio door, pushed it open, and stepped out into a setting that was awash in relaxation. In front of me sat a small personal courtyard with soft green grass, the white sand of Seven Mile Beach, and beyond that was the glowing blue waters of the calm Caribbean. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa on Grand Cayman wraps its arms around you, giving all whom visit a warm island hug.
I spent four days on Grand Cayman, exploring the Westin Resort and experiencing some of the island’s popular attractions. In those four days I made some new island friends and came home with some priceless experiences. Grand Cayman I miss you everyday.
The minute you step out of your taxi the team at the Westin are nothing but smiles. Walking into the lobby for the first time gives you that “WOW!” moment as the view looks directly out onto the sand and sea. Check-in is fast and efficient so that you can begin enjoying all the resort’s amenities as soon possible. And enjoy them I did.
Here is a look at my room and that wonderful outdoor patio that I used often. I would sit in that chair and crack open the pages to A Pirate Looks at Fifty. Paradise found.
To shake the travel dust off I made my way to the Tortuga Restaurant that sits poolside and looks out over the beach. A Cayman Lemonade and some Marinated Jumbo Shrimp were just what this salty Castaway needed. The drink was strong and the shrimp were some of the largest I’ve ever had. With each sip and with each bite, I felt more relaxed. As I sat there staring out at the blue I formulated my next plan of attack, jump into my trunks and grab a beachside cabana. Total relaxation achieved.
After all that beach time, one tends to work up an appetite. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa has three main restaurants; the Beach House, Ferdinand’s, and Tortuga Beach Grill and Bar. The Beach House is where we enjoyed our dinner the first evening. It is the property’s fine dining restaurant that offers guests amazing ocean views and out-of-this-world coastal cuisine prepared by Chef Sandy Tuason. The Beach House goes above and beyond with presentation, taste and variety.
While it’s easy to sit in a beach chair all day and sip on Caybrews and rum drinks, it’s also good to know that the resort offers tons of on-site activities and can also help organize all your off-site Grand Cayman tours as well. Through their Red Sail Sports activities booth, you can rent a jet ski, do some Stand Up Paddleboarding, book a snorkel excursion, and even book at trip out to Stingray City or Rum Point. Red Sail Sports has a fleet of large catamarans that takes people to all the best spots around Grand Cayman.
As you can see from the following photos, this Castaway tried to experience everything the Westin and Grand Cayman had to offer. You have to soak it in while you can you know. Four days goes fast!
After a long day snorkeling on the amazing reefs around Grand Cayman the body can get worn out. When that happens nothing is better than a relaxing massage. Well, that and a rum drink.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort is home to the Hibiscus Spa. It offers a wide variety of treatments. I went with the Lomi Lomi “Cayman Style” massage. It was the perfect prescription to relax the body after a long day on the water.
After the spa it was to the Tortuga pool bar for a Caybrew, I had a date with one of the most beautiful experiences Grand Cayman offers…a Caribbean sunset. Seven Mile Beach faces the western horizon, giving you a magical show each and every evening.
After four days it was time to leave and check-out of the Westin, but not before I hit up the Tortuga Beach Grill for one more Cayman Lemonade and Marinated Jumbo Shrimp dish. Seriously, if you go to the Westin Grand Cayman you have to try the Marinated Jumbo Shrimp as well as the Fish Tacos. So so delicious. If you can’t tell I’m dreaming about them right now!
Hugs were shared and goodbyes were said. It was time to hop in a cab and catch my flight out of beautiful Grand Cayman. This trip had so many highlights it’s hard to pick my favorite. If I had to pick though I’d say the Jet Ski Snorkel Tour by Red Sail Sports at the Westin, Stingray City, and simply relaxing in a cabana with a cold Caybrew were my top highlights. This was a great experience, one that I hope you can experience or have experienced yourself. I know I’m definitely looking forward to relaxing at the Westin and exploring more of the island in the future. Until next time Grand Cayman.
This was a sponsored trip from the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. All accounts are strictly my own opinion and are meant for information, enjoyment, and reviewing purposes.
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