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Wyndham Reef Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

This Resort was fabulous. Since most of the rooms are privately owned as vacation condos, it is hard to say if our experience will be the same as others' experiences. However, the location is wonderful, quiet--great for a vacation. Getting around the island by car is easy and you can stop off in some of the most interesting small towns and beaches. The Resort itself has beautiful pools that are well maintained and EVERY room is right on the beach. We had a ground floor room and could walk out of our studio unit onto the beach whenever we wanted. We were in the furthest building from the main reception area so everything was quiet and perfect. Great resort, good prices and wonderful memories. Be sure to book a trip to swim with the stingrays. Once-in-a-lifetime experience. We loved it!

We were very pleased with our stay here. The hotel was perfect for our needs, located in a quiet section of Grand Cayman where prices are much more moderate. Enjoy the quiet beauty of this area unspoiled by mega resorts, lots of traffic, and high end restaurants where you feel compelled to dress up. This is a shorts and sandals kind of place. There is a Subway right in the resort for a quick sandwich, and a small grocery store across the street to pick up basic provisions. The beaches are just as beautiful and there is great snorkeling right off the beach here, and within a 10 minute drive (Kaibo). Word of caution is that there are not many restaurants here. We particularly liked Tukka which is 5 minutes away and actually runs a shuttle to the hotel, but I would recommend renting a car or bicycle. We spent 4 days here and then onto Seven Mile Beach where we stayed at the Ritz Carlton for a conference. Needless to say, it was night and day, but overall, my husband and I preferred the East End of the island. When I return to the Grand Cayman, I would come back here. Service was friendly and place was clean, with everything you need to have a nice relaxing vacation but nothing fancy.

This is a great place. Don't look for 5 stars all around. You'll miss out on it's great value and even better location ONLY if you want to be away from the crowds and get more beautiful remote feel. We love this area. 7 mile beach area is the place to go if you need that sought of vibe and energy. It is beautiful.

Good experience. Helpful staff. Clean room with excellent view. Arrived late and just relaxed in room.

View was excellent. The location-peace and quiet, was just what we were looking for. The resort and staff need some work. We were there 6 nights and had to ask for towels, which were only provided twice,as was the room cleaning. The bed was extremely hard. Staff often didn't have answers to simple questions. One bar staff was rude when my husband asked for water. After buying a few food items across the street and placing them in the warm fridge, we called the front desk. We told them the microwave and coffee maker weren't working and the fridge wasn't cold. Turned out the outlet didn't work and the fridge ended up somewhat cool, but not cold by any means. We heard multiple times that the Windham was going to buy The Reef out. If the place was better managed it would have gotten a better review so hopefully a change in ownership will do the condo owners good. Overall we enjoyed the Grand Cayman and would return. Regarding the hotel.... it was ideal for tranquility but lacked that special something.

The hotel was easy to find and it is a beautiful drive from the airport. The staff are so nice. The bartenders make the best "mudslide" found anywhere on the island. Barefoot Man show was good but I think the meal could of been better. This is mainly a time share resort but I never felt intimidated to go through their sales pitch. Nice place to stay.

The Reef Resort is perfect if you are looking for a peaceful and uncrowded location. All inclusive plan worked great for our family. One bedroom oceanview unit was spacious, clean and quiet.

After a great deal of research and contemplation about which resort to choose while on Grand Cayman, we decided on The Reef and couldnt have been happier. It is away from seven mile beach and about 30 minutes drive from the airport. The resort sits right on the beach. We had a first floor room and would walk out and within steps be on the beach. The snorkeling in this area is mych better than Seven Mile Beach due to the reefs right out in front of the hotel. It was a great area. Only a couple restauarants if you dont have a car but we did just fine with the food around the area as well as the grocery store across the street. Will definitely stay again and for a few additional days!!

After three nights at a hotel on Seven Mile Beach we came to The Reef for three nights and it was great: relaxing in the beach chair, snorkeling out front, and having drinks by the water. The all-beachfront rooms are a nice touch. Not a luxury place but well-run with a friendly vibe. It's a very quiet area but just what we were looking for.

This resort is positioned on the east side of the island: what I call the "local side". It's away from the resort experience and saturation of tourists, but within walking distance to the best dive post, and short driving distance to some of the best restaurants the island has to offer. The east seems a little more representative to Cayman life. Not necessarily about convenience, but about authenticity. - The access to diving amenities were sublime! Tortuga Divers is quite literally the best dive shop I've had the priveledge of using, anywhere in the Caribbean. Moreover, the hotel gives access to great reef snorkeling, right from the beach! #I do recommend a rental car if you stay on the east, and like to wander or explore.# Accomodations and service at the Reef were very good. Housekeeping did a generous job tending to messes way beyond their call of duty. Will definitely be returning!!!

2221 Queens Highway East End Grand Cayman

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Colliers Bay, Wyndham Reef Resort is 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

The 152 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LED TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include microwaves, coffee makers, and free bottled water.


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 (7) Couples (112) Business (2) Family (43) Other (12) Friends (2)
5

very nice hotel.

Everyone

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

By , from Miami, FL on Apr 19, 2017

5

excellent location

Everyone

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

By on Apr 19, 2017

5
Everyone

Great staff. Spacious rooms. Private beach was so peaceful

By on Mar 24, 2017

5

carribbean paradise!

Everyone

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!

By , from CT on Sep 5, 2016

4

clean hotel, helpful staff.

Everyone

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

By , from New York, NY on Aug 20, 2016

4

nice hotel, quiet area

Everyone

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!

By , from Switzerland on Aug 20, 2016

4

quiet and beautiful place

Everyone

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.

By , from New York on Apr 29, 2016

2

overpriced, underserved

Couples

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.

By on Dec 14, 2015

5

very enjoyable stay

Families

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.

By on Dec 7, 2015

5

great place to stay!

Couples

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!

By on Sep 20, 2015