Morritts Tortuga Club3.5 out of 5.0
Morritts Tortuga Club3.5 out of 5.0
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The resort itself was just OK. Rooms were a little outdated, no garbage disposals or dishwashers in the very small kitchen, and we had to struggle to get our luggage up several flights of stairs because there are no elevators. Pool areas were clean and nice. The HUGE PROBLEM with this resort is that we went to the Cayman Islands to enjoy the beaches, swim in the ocean, snorkel etc. You cannot do any of those things here! The beach is beautiful, but the shoreline and 15 feet out into the water is covered in smelly rotting seaweed! The whole beach smells like a sewer, and though it may be a beautiful day no one was using the beach at all due to this. The resort really needs to make more effort to clean this up and remove it. We certainly did not go to the Cayman's for this! We only stayed one night and checked out as soon as we could find another resort. Of course the funds for the other resort came out of our own pockets because RCI had nothing else available, but they did refund our deposit and trading power. One other thing I disliked about this resort was that they made you wear a wristband at all times. Totally ridiculous! Like anyone would want to come there and sneak in... Do yourself a favor and avoid this place until they can get the beach and water cleaned up.
First of all, you need a car if you stay on the east end, which is where Morritt’s is located. Our one bedroom was very nice, updated, clean, view of the large pool. Two of the 3 pools had swim up bars and plenty of seating. There is a small grocery and a couple of restaurants not associated with the resort within walking distance. We enjoyed the resort but the beach had some brown stuff which stunk and made laying out at the beach unenjoyable. The only beach we found d that did not have this was Seven Mike Beach. We enjoyed our time there.
We stayed one week in May and the weather was beautiful and sunny and hot. Now onto the resort. The East End is quiet but not lonely. This resort was bigger than I imagined and the staff at every move was polite and accommodating. The West End is where all of the high rise hotels are and Seven Mile Beach, and the East End is known as the "Country" and is completely on the opposite side of the island. It will take you about an hour to get from one end to the other. Definitely purchase the local cayman beer (its cheaper) and liquor (like vodka) at the store a short walk away and utilize the fridge in your room. We purchased half doz eggs, ham and tortillas to make breakfast a few days. Kitchen was great. We always pack coffee and filters and that of course made for the perfect cup of coffee in the morning. We stayed in the Studio building #12 which looks like it was recently remodeled. It had a couch fold out double bed, a nice kitchen, big screen TV, nice bathroom and ceiling fan and A/C. We also had a cute patio facing one of the pools. We would leave the ceiling fan on during the day when we were out of the room and run the A/C at night. Since you have to pay an electricity fee, we tried to conserve not knowing how it would all turn out for a 7 day stay. We were only charged $25.00 for the entire stay! The resort was very nice, great sandy beach, infinity pool with a bar, 2 restaurants and a Sports Bar! The food was good, we tried breakfast, lunch and dinner at some point. There is a free shuttle to 3 local restaurants, we tried all 3 and they were all good. There is a little "store" where you can purchase items that you may have forgotten to bring on your vacation. You can purchase laundry pods to take clean clothes home too! OKAY OKAY - LETS GET TO THE "SEAWEED" on the East End. yes, it is a living organism and it usually comes around this time of the year and then it goes back out to the ocean. It naturally helps preserve the ocean floor from eroding.....The issue is that it has not diminished and it is covering about 20 feet off the shore. So getting to the crystal blue/turquoise water may be a little intimidating. We sat alone on the beach one day (most folks didn't hang at the beach but just by the pools) We just put our water shoes on and step by step walked thru the sargassum seaweed and made it to the beautiful Cayman Waters and while I stood drinking my drink, my husband snorkeled around like a kid in a candy store. Don't be afraid. It's just seaweed. Rent the car for one day (at least) across the street from the Resort, you will drive on the left side and it's about $45.00 US with insurance- All items that you purchase are listed in CI currency add about $5 more for US price or ask for US price - visit Seven Mile Beach, Rum Pointe and take in all of the beauty this island has to offer. Go on, have a great vacation.
Beautiful island friendly very safe island. Since it is a British Island, they drive on the right side of the road, which took some getting use to. My husband and I were a bit disappointed there were not enough restaurants on the resort, given the size of it. Also when you purchase something and you give US dollars, they give you your change CI (Cayman Island) dollars. When you purchase dinner or drinks, you are given two totals US dollars and CI dollars, which of course the CI total is a lot less than the US total, which is something we are not use to. The staff was GREAT, a bit over worked, we saw the same 10 employees doing multiple jobs (waiter, food runner, bartender, etc.) for three days straight. The biggest disappointment NO FREE WIFI. A resort this size should offer FREE WIFI and guests should not have to pay for a package on a per day basis. The suite was beautiful, poolside view and very spacious balcony. The downside of the room, there was only ONE TV in the suite, leaving guest(s) without an option to watch something different. The channels didn't have a guide so you had to guess what you were watching; no paid per view channels to select movies in case it rained, which it did for three 3 days (off and on).
My wife and I traveled to Grand Cayman from May 26-31, 2019. The trip was to celebrate her birthday on the 28th. The resort itself is large, not huge, consisting of 17 buildings, for administration, residences and the main restaurant, David's. The beachfront runs the length of the resort. The only real water sports we saw offered were snorkeling and Jet Skiing. Scuba diving and stingray swimming and all other goodies are all located at Rum Point or back at Seven Mile Beach. The people who work there, all whom we encountered, were just great. There seemed to be a lack of staff, even with the resort not at full capacity. To them, I give them our gratitude and full thanks for their hospitality. OK, the major pet peeve: Wi-Fi access. There is a free service that allows connection for basically emails and texting. Not much else, and especially no social media connections. Bizarre, but true. Paying for it allows for different stages of access, but it is janky at best. For the hi-speed, all-access, no holds barred Wi-Fi we are all used to, it comes with a price tag of $22 a day. For a single device. No bueno. That would be something the management should work on improving in the very near future, if they want to keep their patrons happy. Overall, the place is very nice, the people are great. But a few small improvements will make the place a hot spot for those seeking a lovely place in a more secluded spot on the island. Thanks for your time! Mr. & Mrs. Terrince Autry
Quiet area of Grand Cayman. 3 options for pools. BEWARE DARK GREY PAINT AROUND POOL... HOT HOT HOT. AC unit quit working for 24 hrs. Notified front desk at 830 am. No one did anything til 10pm. Poor customer relations. Food was just so so. Nothing really good. Expensive. Units were in need of updating. Beds creaky but comfortable. Wifi was mostly unusable. Wanted $12/day for upgraded wifi. Beach was in terrible condition. Sargrassum seaweed all around. Traffic can be very bad driving to "resort". Very dissatisfied. Last stay there. Ending their relationship with RCI. Wonder the real reason.
Beautiful Resort. Lots of activities for all ages. Housekeeping is some of the best we have encountered, Not seven mile beach but spacious and well kept property with everything you need for a get away.
The resort is far away from pretty much everything. If that is what you want then it is the place for you. We did not mind that. What I very much minded was that we found out at check-in that we would be responsible for the electricity use in our two-bedroom unit for our 7 night stay on a tropical island. At home in Georgia, we keep the thermostat on 73 in the daytime and 70 at night because we like to be cool. We were way too scared of the bill to do that here and suffered for it. Our bill for 7 nights was $165 and that was keeping the temp at 77 in the daytime and 75 at night - all fans running and all blinds closed all the time. We tried Ivan’s and David’s - the two main restaurants. Both were overpriced with mediocre food. The master had a queen sized bed that was wedged up against the wall. I barely slept. We will never stay here again.
We came to Cayman 10 years ago for our honeymoon so it was a no brainier to be back to celebrate our 10th anniversary.. We were housed in George which according to others was recently remodelled however I can say with some certainty our room could not have been done in the last 5+ years, This I must point out was not an issue. The room was comfortable, clean, easy to use, and quiet, It had plenty of storage room a jacuzzi bath and a great view. The resort is fine too, we did use the restaurant for breakfast a couple of times but chose to venture out 90% of the time for anything but to get free internet.. Internet is a massive anger point for me as in this day and age Internet and social media is key to a company’s success or failure, The Morritts will give you free internet up to 1.5Mbps which is ok but due to pathetic pettiness they block social media, No Facebook, No Apple Store for example, This I struggle with and for this the resort fails especially when you can go next door to the Wyndham Reef resort, sit and have a coffee and get full internet and keep in contact with your family thousands of miles away. For us we were 8 hours time difference from our loved ones so leaving them messages and keeping in contact was also very important, Like I say thankfully we were unable to find another establishment on the island that treated us in this way but it did mean we did not use the facilities of the resort .. their loss our gain I guess... 10 years ago we stayed at the Wyndham and the snorkelling was magic however over the years it looks like the reef has been completely destroyed and I was unable to find the Lobsters or crabs that I found before however I did get to play with three reef shark which was truly amazing and beautiful and there are still plenty of other fish swimming around. The Sargassum weed really tried to mess things up but the resort pulled out all the stops to keep the beach as clean as they could but as you should know its a hard life trying to fight nature. We were at the resort for 2 weeks, now after reading some of the reviews I was a bit worried on how much the utility bill was going to be, I was surprised to see we only had an extra $100 per week for utilities, now I would have liked to see how this was generated but in comparison to the other reviews it does not seem too bad... Having said that I am pretty sure for $100 you could have also thrown in free internet too.. The area around the resort is great and there are some stunning restaurants very close. Tukka (say it like you are an Australian) had to be one of our favourites there is also a small supermarket very close and a place to get alcohol.
We got a very nicely renovated condo. They are still making improvements to the original "Club" side of the resort. It was beautiful!! Always something to do at the resort, but a rental car is a must!! East End is nice but quiet. Rum Point is a must to visit, but you will miss a lot without a rental. Rental cars run about 150-200 use a week. We loved our visit and recommend Morritts!
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located within a mile (2 km) of Colliers Public Beach, Morritts Tortuga Club is within 3 miles (5 km) of Barefoot Beach. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 166 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free self parking.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including David's Deep Blue, which specializes in international cuisine. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.
A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer. Other standard amenities include a kitchen, a balcony, and a sofa bed.
Guests of Morritts Tortuga Club enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and WiFi in public areas.
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68.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1917 reviews