Best Beach Day Ever in Grand Cayman!

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.

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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.

Beach at Royal Palms Beach Club

Beach at Royal Palms Beach Club

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.

Our Royal Palms Beach Cabana

Our Royal Palms Beach Cabana

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!

Royal Palms Lunch Menu

Royal Palms Lunch Menu

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!

My wife Linda manages Antietam Travel Service in Frederick, Maryland, and I maintain the website http://www.antietamtravel.com and our Wordpress blog.

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11 comments on “Best Beach Day Ever in Grand Cayman!
  1. Don Loyd says:

    Hi Guys, I was browsing the web. I appreciate your comments about the Palms. Don Loyd -owner

    • Carol Randell says:

      We’re cruising to GC in October and wonder a couple things. How pricey is a taxi from port to Royal Palms? And is the beach pretty good or is there a lot of coral to get over in order to swim? We’ve only been to GC once, about 3 years ago, and 7-Mile Beach was a little disappointing, which we chalked off to being on a ship’s excursion.

      • Hello Carol,
        Royal Palms is close to the port; our taxi ride was $4 each at the time. The beach was great – no coral that I recall. Have a great time!
        Happy travels!
        Bill

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  4. Kristin says:

    We are very interested in booking a cabana for a day. We are traveling with three children ages 13, 7 and 5. Would this be appropriate for them? I have read some reviews of hard partying and loud music that make me a bit nervous.

    • Hello Kristin,
      Unfortunately, it is impossible to know if “hard partying” would occur on any given day at Royal Palms, but I would guess that would occur later on any given day. On the day we were there almost 3 years ago, it was very much a family atmosphere during the late morning and early afternoon while we were on the beach. I hope this helps. Have a great time!
      Happy travels!
      Bill

  5. jennie mcdonald says:

    GREAT information!! one question? How early do you recommend we arrive at beach..We want cabana for sure. Thanks again for this article…we were really wanting a good beach day but the shore excursions were too short or too pricey for our crew of six!!

  6. Gerald Meurer says:

    I’ll be in Grand Cayman on Dec. 15th (cruise) along w/my wife and brother n law & spouse. I saw where Royal Palms has an “all inclusive” day pass but cannot find how much that would be & what that includes. Help?

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