When the family and I cruised the Western Caribbean recently aboard Norwegian Pearl, we wanted a new experience on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. We had done shopping on earlier visits, visited Stingray City, gone to the beach – you know, the usual stuff. We wanted a special day. What we found a short taxi drive from the cruise ship tender dock was the best beach day ever in Grand Cayman at the Royal Palms Beach Club.
Some information from their web site:
Located right on the white sand of Seven Mile Beach, you couldn’t find a better place to spend your day on the island. Our venue is the closest beach bar stop from the cruise ship port and offers a family-friendly beach patio, a full service beach bar, two volleyball courts, private cabanas and an adults only pool. Rent everything from snorkel gear to jet skis at Wet ‘n Wild, an on-site water sports company.
An all day pass is only $2 (no need to reserve) and you will have access to the stunning Seven Mile Beach and use of our showers, change rooms and washrooms. Children under 12 are free. There is no charge to use the adult’s only pool, however we do ask that you purchase something from our food and beverage menu. Umbrellas and Lounge chairs are available on the beach for $10 each.
The Royal Palms Beach Club is rated 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor – well deserved. Since there were five of us, we decided to rent a cabana for the day.
The cost is $100 per day and they request a $50 minimum purchase of food and/or beverages. Each cabana has a table with 4 chairs and 4 lounge chairs. Any additional lounge chairs are $10 each. We got an extra chair for free. The $2 entrance fee is waived for up to 4 people with each cabana rental. The food and drinks were excellent so there was no problem spending $50 for five of us!
You can see that the food in Grand Cayman is a little pricey, but there is a nice variety, and I assure you that the taste and quality were both superb. The Mango Shrimp Wrap was excellent! Our beach waiter was attentive. The weather was perfect. Overall, it was a 5-star experience.
Best Beach Day Ever!