|Westin's renovated Lobby. Fresh, modern Caribbean meets Colonial-chic.|
My son's favorite tool at the lanai is the foot bath
where he would wash his feet whether there is sand or not..
And best of all,
to stargaze and listen to the ocean waves.
lying and swinging on the hammock.
Some nights we would sit by the water,
with our cocktails
or enjoy a cup of coffee with our mini-rum cakes
that the staff leave on our nightstands at turn down each night.
|Tortuga Mini Rum Cakes|
The first night,
we had forgotten to apply bug repellant and the next day,
My husband and I enjoyed our quite time together,
where there is warm weather and water, mosquitos thrive.
The island has Mosquito Research and Control Unit.
we were told, they drop pellets of insecticides on hard to reach areas
such as swamps.
The aircraft fly around on evening missions
attacking the adult mosquitos using adulticidal (meaning they target adult mosquitos) sprays,
the spray equipment releases tiny droplets that stay in the air
killing the adults on contact.
Sunset is when they spray,
as this is the time when the swamp mosquitos are most active.
Our room had the usual must haves,
flat-screen television, security safe, iron, ironing board, a small dining table and chairs,
and single-cup coffee/tea maker with complimentary Starbuck's coffee.
Unlike what other reviews have stated
the mini-fridge and in-room Wi-fi is of NO charge.
We got 2 complimentary water bottles and mini-rum cakes brought in everyday.
Our deluxe ocean front room is equipped with a ceiling fan and it's own thermostat,
so one can control the temperature in the room.
You can request a dehumidifier for your room,
since nothing seems to dry with the humid weather in the island.
Double doors open to a spacious marble-tiled bathroom
with a separate toilet room.
A bathtub with a rain shower head and body spray,
which comes handy in cleaning up a sandy little tyke.
Bathrobes, hairdryer, make-up mirror and Heavenly bath-amenities
After a fun day out in the sun,
the Westin Heavenly Bed
was just what we needed to energize for the next day's adventures with our children.
What's so special about the beach at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach?
Incredible stretch of pristine white sand beach,
no rocks or seaweed,
warm and calm crystal clear water
in different shades of blue.
You'll find yourself swimming with fishes,
and everyday we encountered and swam with stingrays at the beach.
Adjacent to the Westin Grand Cayman Resort's Beach is the Governor's Reef
(in front of the Governor's house of course),
home to countless varieties of brilliantly colored tropical fish and marine life.
The reef is a few kicks off the shore, it is an easy spot to snorkel.
The fish are not shy and they will swim up to you.
|The ever changing colors of Grand Cayman.|
Took this shot on one of my morning walks before 9 a.m.
|Amazing shot my husband took of a fish swimming on top of the stingray.|
|My daughter helping her brother view the stingray swimming past them.|
|Another shot of 2 Spotted Eagle Rays|
|My daughter swimming with the friendly fishes, they just love to swim around your feet.|
|A shot of the Trumpet Fish my daughter took while snorkeling |
at waters in front of the Westin Resort.
|Yoga at the Beach for guests|
|The over-sized pool features a swim-up bar.|
|Ice cold Lemon water available for guests by the pool and beach areas.|
|Guest can relax at one of the 2 hot tubs at each end of the pool.|
Dining on vacation with picky eaters is always a challenge.
They love my home cook meal,
but are never adventurous in trying new dishes like my husband and I.
We had lunch at Tortuga Grill at the hotel most days,
and dined out most nights.
There are restaurants across the street or within a 10-15 minute walk from the resort.
Some restaurants do deliver.
We joined the Friday night Beach BBQ at Tortuga Grill at the resort
and the kids loved that.
They especially loved the buffet of desserts.
The next time we come back to Grand Cayman
we will definitely not miss dining at Casa Havana.
|Had lunch at the pool or at the beach almost everyday.|
My chicken wrap from Tortuga Grill.
|Very happy to be at the Beach BBQ|
The resort offers families with children 4-12 years of age Westin Kids Club.
The Kids Club provides a multitude of interactive and educational activities such as the
Kids Club Adventures which takes the kids to the Turtle Farm where they get to see
the Cayman Green Parrots, Iguanas,
and the children get to hold a sea turtle.
The kids get to hug, kiss and get their photo taken with a dolphin
at Dolphin Discovery.
Another Kids Club Adventure
the children get to experience is the undersea tour through The Nautilus,
which glides over shipwrecks and reefs.
The kids are never bored in this exciting new environment.
If you can't skip your daily exercise routine on vacation,
the resort has the WestinWorkout Fitness Studio for their guests.
The studio is equipped with free weights, treadmill,
elliptical machines and universal weights machine.
This room is located on the 1st floor which offers a view of the pool.
Red Sail is Grand Cayman's premier dive operator for 25 years.
They offer adventures for all ages including, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, Stand-up Paddleboarding, Banana Boat rides and tryke for the kids and the kids at heart, Hobie Cat Sailing,
and daily excursions to Stingray Sandbar, and reefs.
They arranged for my husband and daughter's parasailing as well.
Avail of the complimentary Stand-up Paddleboarding instructions.
I have a new found love for SUP.
One can relax and decompress, or just simply get pampered,
at Hibiscus Spa .
Guests are welcomed by soothing colors and elements that mimic the tropical island paradise
of Grand Cayman.
The focus of nature continues through the treatment rooms,
where guests can choose organic essential oils and plant extracts
to create completely personalized experience.
OUR CRUSTACEAN & REPTILE FRIENDS
Our children woke us up fairly early everyday
to show us who have dropped by
on our lanai.
a crustacean friend got a tour of our room,
when my four year old decided to wake up his dad
by shoving the crab close to his father's face.
Funny for the kids but for a sleeping dad, not so much. ;)
|Feeding a strawberry to the Green Iguana.|
|Watching the iguanas coming down from the tree,|
lucky that they never jump on top of us while lying in the hammock.
|Penny- from the Red Sail Water Sports,|
Gabby- Housekeeping Manager, made sure that our room was well cleaned and well stocked with necessities everyday,
& Rosemarie-the ever so helpful Concierge.
We enjoyed and experienced the resort with pure indulgence and with the finest full service of luxury.