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Wyndham Reef Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We enjoyed our week staying at the Wyndham Reef Resort while in Grand Cayman! The East End of the island is beautiful and less crowded than the Georgetown area. We rented a car and were able to visit many parts of the island, including Rum Point, Starfish Point, Seven Mile Beach, George Town and the West Bay. One of our favorite excursions was Stingray City where we fed and held stingrays on a sandbar on the North Side. Most of the excursions that we enjoyed were on the East End of the island close to our resort. We enjoyed listening to the live music at the resort's beach bar as well as visiting nearby restaurants, such as Tukka which has fresh seafood! Snorkeling was great in April!

Great experience. The rooms are big with full kitchen and the view is believe., right on the beach.

This was our 5th trip to Cayman. We love it. This time we decided to try the East Side. We like quiet, sit on the beach, read, relax. This is definitely what you get from this hotel and location. We stayed at the far north end and pretty much had the beach to ourselves. But be ready for the garbage truck that comes and slams the dumpster around at 7am. The staff was nice upon arrival. Although you have to see the event coordinator to get a wifi password... I assume so they could try to push activities on you. I got annoyed with this so they relented and gave the password without the sales pitch. Each device has to have its own password and the service is awful, just be warned. The cleaning staff did great. Timely. Came everyday. Friendly and thorough. The room itself was not as advertised. The sliding door lock was broke so they rigged up some sort of bolting system. The laundry closet for some reason has a padlock on it. The balcony is not private at all, you share with your neighbors. Odd 12x4 inch viewing window in the door! looking right into the bathroom! The beach was ok at best, not 7 mile for sure. The hotel blocks all sun by 4pm. The water is very difficult to walk in with all the coral and rocks. And the seaweed was crazy. They had a front end loader going back and forth ALL day with pitchforks and workers trying to remove the seaweed from the beach, Was a losing battle. Made relaxing difficult with the vehicle driving up and down the beach all day long.

We stayed for 1 week and all of the rooms are ocean front with a balcony. However, the people next to us went out and smoked on their balcony alomost 24-7 and so we really couldn't enjoy our balcony. We complained to hotel mgmt. and they said they would ask them to stop since it is against their rules but they never stopped. This hotel was unwilling to enforce their non smoking policy so why even bother having one. If you are unluck to be next to smokers you will have to find other ways to enjoy the beach view. If it was not for this problem I would have given this hotel a higher rating.

Perfect saw four sea turtles out in front of the hotel while snorkeling our favorite place

This was my first time to the Caymans and I traveled with my teenaged daughter to scuba dive. The East End of the island is private, but remote. The restaurants at the hotel had average to below average food. The food prices are high, but are comparable to other restaurants nearby. There is a small grocery store across the street. The hotel is clean and housekeeping did a good job. The room was quite comfortable with a gorgeous view of the beach.

Check in was easy and the room was great. Food at the restaurant was good and priced similarly to the rest of the island in our experience. After visiting with the concierge/timeshare salesman (who was very nice) we received free internet codes for all our devices. East end was quieter than George Town or Seven Mile Beach, but a close drive to a few sites and restaurants. The AC worked well so that on really hot days we could enjoy the view from the comfort of our room.

Pretty nice place on the beach and quiete. Very expensive with a bunch of fees on top of the rate so not my cup of tea.

Our overall experience was good. Be ready for an offer to sign up for time share presentation. They weren't overly pushy. The one room suites were roomy and the a/c was very cold. Nice kitchen with all the necessary items. Grocery store across the street, plus Subway attached to hotel made it better. Our master bed was to soft, so my wife and I swapped with our teenage son and slept on the firmer Murphy beds. Wednesday night is karaoke night and this was a lot of fun. Be sure to go early and get a seat. Restaurant is pretty pricey, so we didn't eat there. One note of warning is that it is one the far east side of the island, so it takes a car and lots of time to get to the other attractions of the island. The plus side of this is no crowds, This made it worth the stay.

We had a really relaxing time at this resort. The beach water was warm but too many coral reefs. It was difficult for my children to step in the water without stepping on the large rocks. The staff was amazing. Extremely friendly and respectful to all of us.

Once me and my daughter got to the hotel everyone was very pleasant. The rooms were nice and clean;

Literally on the beach. Would buy groceries across the street because restrurant can be expensive.

Great staff. Spacious rooms. Private beach was so peaceful

Our vacation was fantastic! Having the Carribbean approx. 20 yards from right outside our sliding door was unbelievable. The east end was quiet, romantic, and very relaxing. We rented a car for the whole week and used it as we wanted to see the sights. From Sting Ray City, Rum Point, to the Cayman Turtle Farm and 7 Mile Beach, we experienced many breathtaking locations and still spent time at our wonderful resort!

This hotel was great for relaxing. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Hotel staff welcomed us very friendly. Drinks at the bar were incredibly expensive! One could not eat there, would have paied much to much.... But there are good restaurants near there and a store is right across the street. Knowing about this, we would stay in this resort again. Hotel Management should really think about the prices of the drinks!

This is a quiet and beautiful place. Rooms are clean and beds are very comfortable. The view from our room was amazing and hotel staff was very nice and helpful. It is about 45 minutes away from George Town, so we rented a small car and drove around the island, which is very small, therefore almost everything is close.

Our experience was less than ideal. While the resort itself is of nice quality with clean (to start) rooms and a cool location, right on a reef, we found the service lacking. out of the 6 nights we stayed we only got 4 of room service and had to call for clean towels and coffee since the maid skipped us. We asked the concierge on our arrival to set up a fly fishing trip. After assuring us he knew just who to call, and saying he would get back to us, he dropped the ball. My wife complained and the manager checked back with us with apologies about how busy they were. That's only a sign of poor management and under-staffing. no real excuse for an establishment that charges $11+ US for a cheap rum cocktail. The Pelican Reef restaurant upstairs was also very spendy but at least the food and service were good. The Resort's continental breakfast which would be complementary at any US hotel sets you back $14.00, before they add the gratuity to your bill! Thank goodness their was a Subway deli on site! Maybe we are not used to what the upper crust of the world is willing to pay for. But we've traveled quite a bit and stayed in some pretty chique hotels and felt we got what we paid for. We came away with no such feeling here.

The hotel was great. The suit was spacious and bright. Furnishings were very nice, clean, and in good shape. Staff was very nice, friendly and helpful. The only negative is that the hotel is a long way from everything. The drive to town was very long. You would think that on an island just twenty miles long that things would be close, but road is curvy and slow. Takes a long time to get to town. Current makes snorkeling a little dangerous on the Eastern end of the island, so we spent a lot of time in the car. Overall, though, we had a great time.

This place was perfect for two. All the rooms have an ocean view, and what a stunning view it is. The beach right outside the hotel has a wonderful reef full of life. I snorkeled nearly every day and saw tons of fish, a nurse shark (harmless), stingrays (just don't touch them), flounders, a million types of coral, and more. It was wonderful. My husband doesn't enjoy snorkeling as much so he just lay on the great beach chairs (plenty to go around in August when we went) and ordered drinks from the hotel beach bar. The food was a bit pricey but that was true everywhere in the island. The location was great if you want to avoid all the cruise crowds. I would definitely stay there again!

2221 Queens Highway East End Grand Cayman

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Wyndham Reef Resort places you within a 10-minute drive of East End Lighthouse and Grand Cayman Blow Holes. This 152-room, 3.5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It's on the beach and also within a 20-minute drive of Rum Point.


Dining

Enjoy the ocean views at Tides, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

Wyndham Reef Resort's 152 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, microwaves, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LED TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Wyndham Reef Resort have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 60 per person one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, 2 spa tubs, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Beachfront 1-Bedroom Villa

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Beachfront Deluxe Studio

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Beachfront 2-Bedroom Villa

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Wyndham Reef Resort

Everyone (15) Couples (114) Business (2) Family (43) Other (12) Friends (2)
4

april in grand cayman

Everyone

We enjoyed our week staying at the Wyndham Reef Resort while in Grand Cayman! The East End of the island is beautiful and less crowded than the Georgetown area. We rented a car and were able to visit many parts of the island, including Rum Point, Starfish Point, Seven Mile Beach, George Town and the West Bay. One of our favorite excursions was Stingray City where we fed and held stingrays on a sandbar on the North Side. Most of the excursions that we enjoyed were on the East End of the island close to our resort. We enjoyed listening to the live music at the resort's beach bar as well as visiting nearby restaurants, such as Tukka which has fresh seafood! Snorkeling was great in April!

By on Apr 15, 2018

Review comment responded on May 4, 2018

Thank you taking the time to leave a review about your stay at the Wyndham Reef Resort! We appreciate all of your comments and compliments, especially that you enjoyed your evenings here at the Reef. We hope that you choose to visit our beautiful island again. In the meantime, we wish you safe and happy travels.

4

beautiful view from room and helpful staff

Everyone

Great experience. The rooms are big with full kitchen and the view is believe., right on the beach.

By , from niskayuna ny on Feb 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2018

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and experiences during your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back.

2

nice and quiet. but lower your expectations

Couples

This was our 5th trip to Cayman. We love it. This time we decided to try the East Side. We like quiet, sit on the beach, read, relax. This is definitely what you get from this hotel and location. We stayed at the far north end and pretty much had the beach to ourselves. But be ready for the garbage truck that comes and slams the dumpster around at 7am. The staff was nice upon arrival. Although you have to see the event coordinator to get a wifi password... I assume so they could try to push activities on you. I got annoyed with this so they relented and gave the password without the sales pitch. Each device has to have its own password and the service is awful, just be warned. The cleaning staff did great. Timely. Came everyday. Friendly and thorough. The room itself was not as advertised. The sliding door lock was broke so they rigged up some sort of bolting system. The laundry closet for some reason has a padlock on it. The balcony is not private at all, you share with your neighbors. Odd 12x4 inch viewing window in the door! looking right into the bathroom! The beach was ok at best, not 7 mile for sure. The hotel blocks all sun by 4pm. The water is very difficult to walk in with all the coral and rocks. And the seaweed was crazy. They had a front end loader going back and forth ALL day with pitchforks and workers trying to remove the seaweed from the beach, Was a losing battle. Made relaxing difficult with the vehicle driving up and down the beach all day long.

By , from Michigan on Feb 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2018

Dear Ken, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay. We appreciate the length and depth of your review and you can be assured that all members of our Management team read every one of the reviews posted and we use them to help guide us as to where we can improve and to continue to enhance where we succeed. We would like to just point out that the ‘seaweed’ referred to is a phenomenon that goes in cycles and the entire Caribbean this year is experiencing an inordinate amount of it, not just our resort. It is related to such things as tidal activity and warmer water surface temperatures. We wish you safe and happy travels.

2

smoking allowed on the balconies.

Couples

We stayed for 1 week and all of the rooms are ocean front with a balcony. However, the people next to us went out and smoked on their balcony alomost 24-7 and so we really couldn't enjoy our balcony. We complained to hotel mgmt. and they said they would ask them to stop since it is against their rules but they never stopped. This hotel was unwilling to enforce their non smoking policy so why even bother having one. If you are unluck to be next to smokers you will have to find other ways to enjoy the beach view. If it was not for this problem I would have given this hotel a higher rating.

By , from New Mexico on Feb 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2018

Dear Santiago, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay with the Wyndham Reef Resort. We strive to exceed guest expectation during their stay. Our resort is indeed a smoke free facility and we do all possible to ensure guests abide by this policy. Once again, we thank you for your review and we wish you happy travels.

5

best place for snorkeling best place on the islan

Everyone

Perfect saw four sea turtles out in front of the hotel while snorkeling our favorite place

By on Feb 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2018

Thank you for choosing the Wyndham Reef Resort for your recent vacation to Grand Cayman. There certainly is an amazing amount of marine life to be seen when you snorkel right by our pier. We hope that you choose to visit our beautiful island again. In the meantime, we wish happy travels.

4

beautiful view right on the beach

Everyone

This was my first time to the Caymans and I traveled with my teenaged daughter to scuba dive. The East End of the island is private, but remote. The restaurants at the hotel had average to below average food. The food prices are high, but are comparable to other restaurants nearby. There is a small grocery store across the street. The hotel is clean and housekeeping did a good job. The room was quite comfortable with a gorgeous view of the beach.

By , from DC Metro on Jan 6, 2018

5

beautiful beach view!

Everyone

Check in was easy and the room was great. Food at the restaurant was good and priced similarly to the rest of the island in our experience. After visiting with the concierge/timeshare salesman (who was very nice) we received free internet codes for all our devices. East end was quieter than George Town or Seven Mile Beach, but a close drive to a few sites and restaurants. The AC worked well so that on really hot days we could enjoy the view from the comfort of our room.

By , from Indiana on Oct 27, 2017

3

right on the beach

Everyone

Pretty nice place on the beach and quiete. Very expensive with a bunch of fees on top of the rate so not my cup of tea.

By , from Boston on Aug 25, 2017

4

great view

Everyone

Our overall experience was good. Be ready for an offer to sign up for time share presentation. They weren't overly pushy. The one room suites were roomy and the a/c was very cold. Nice kitchen with all the necessary items. Grocery store across the street, plus Subway attached to hotel made it better. Our master bed was to soft, so my wife and I swapped with our teenage son and slept on the firmer Murphy beds. Wednesday night is karaoke night and this was a lot of fun. Be sure to go early and get a seat. Restaurant is pretty pricey, so we didn't eat there. One note of warning is that it is one the far east side of the island, so it takes a car and lots of time to get to the other attractions of the island. The plus side of this is no crowds, This made it worth the stay.

By , from Texas on Aug 23, 2017

4
Everyone

We had a really relaxing time at this resort. The beach water was warm but too many coral reefs. It was difficult for my children to step in the water without stepping on the large rocks. The staff was amazing. Extremely friendly and respectful to all of us.

By on Aug 8, 2017