Located in the Western Caribbean, Grand Cayman Island offers a wide array of attractions for cruise passengers. One of them is famed Seven Mile Beach, one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. Several properties and resorts provide day passes for cruise passengers interested in enjoying a relaxing day at the beach in Grand Cayman.
While cruise lines offer excursions that include a day at the beach, many budget-oriented passengers prefer to go on their own. One of the most economical options for independent travelers is Royal Palms. Royal Palms is located directly on Seven Mile Beach, just a short drive from the cruise ship tender area in Georgetown. This property offers a beachfront patio dining area, a full-service bar and restaurant, showers, bathrooms, changing rooms and free Wi-Fi. Access to all this is just $2 per person. Beach lounge chairs can be rented for an additional $7 per person. The facility also has a nice adults-only pool and shaded cabana areas. All-inclusive packages covering drinks, dining, beach chairs and more are available as well. Wet 'n Wild, a watersports concessionaire, offers snorkeling equipment and jet skis for an additional fee.
Royal Palms is located just across the street from Camana Bay, an upscale mixed use development containing shops, restaurants, and even a movie theater. Those seeking fine dining options will find them here. Located on the harbor with al fresco dining and beautiful water views, Ortanique serves fresh seafood with a tropical flair. Their coffee and cocoa-crusted salmon is superb.
Several resorts also sell day passes for cruise passengers, but some are available only during the off-season. ResortforaDay.com sells a limited number of passes to the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. This pass includes complete access to all outdoor resort amenities including the beach, pool, lounge chairs and sports facilities. Guests also receive their own guest room for resting and showering if they desire. Free Internet service is also included. The rate for this day pass is a total of $179 for up to four guests. Spa services, restaurant dining and drinks are available at the property for an additional fee.
The Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort also occasionally offers day passes for cruise passengers. Availability is most likely during low season. Contact the resort directly for availability and more details.