As temperatures continue to drop all across the United States, those Caribbean all-inclusive vacation packages you’ve been looking at are looking better than ever, aren’t they? And consider this: It’s 79 degrees and sunny here at the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman as we write this post. And not to rub it in, but we’ve got to hit ‘post’ pretty quickly so that we can get back to the pool.
We tell you all of this for good reason! We think you should escape the cold, escape the hum drum of your day-to-day routine, and join us. Our all-inclusive discount vacation packages will warm you up before you even get here – consider our Summer Only in Cayman package which offers up to 25% for the all-inclusive.
We guarantee every room to have a beachfront view, and on top of that, you and your family can enjoy the ease and convenience of a completely worry-free vacation with our all-Inclusive vacation packages or add-ons. For stays of four nights or longer, we have created two all-Inclusive plan.
Pick the one that fits you best, and the most difficult part of planning your trip is over. It’s as simple as that! After all, Caribbean all-inclusive vacation packages are designed to make life as carefree and easy as possible before you even arrive at the resort.
Of course, the real ‘wow’ factor is waiting for you at the resort, with delicious full breakfast at our Tides Restaurant, lunch at our Beach Bar, and dinner at Tides restaurant. Plus, there’s all-you-can-drink nonalcoholic and house brand liquor by the glass and water sports! To learn more, or to book your all inclusive
5 Reasons Why You Should Be In the Cayman Islands Right Now
A quick spot check of temperatures all across the northeast and Midwest right now – 32 degrees in Chicago – should give you many reasons why you should be in the Cayman Islands right now. But we’ve compiled a list of 5 just in case.
Whether you’re looking at Grand Cayman Island resorts just because, or if you’ve got your eyes on one of our Grand Cayman All Inclusive Resort Packages, this list should give you plenty to look forward to – and many reasons to ditch that other overwhelming, overpriced trip.
Beaches: Relaxing. Serene. Gorgeous. All Grand Cayman Island resorts boast this, but on the East End of Grand Cayman, where we’re located, you also get some peace and serenity while you dip into crystal clear blue Caribbean waters, or just admire them from your lounge chair.
Majestic Marine Life: The ideal Grand Cayman experience features a chance to explore the life under the water. Dolphin Discovery? You got it. Stingray City? It’s the best 12-foot dive in the world. There’s even a turtle farm! When it comes to hands-on fun and exploration, there’s no limit to great activities for the kids to fall in love with.
It’s for Every Age: Normally, fun for all ages sounds like the right thing to say but isn’t true. Here in Grand Cayman, we can promise it and deliver it. The kids can relax and play – there’s snorkeling in crystal clear waters with spectacular marine life, scuba diving, and dolphin watches available – or the big kids can soak in the night life or hang at the Beach Bar for a delicious happy hour. Oh, and don’t forget the underground Cayman Crystal Caves!
Awesome Accommodations: Among the top 5 reasons why you should be in the Cayman Islands right now, we think the awesome beachfront accommodations at Wyndham Cayman are tops on the list. From studios to one and two bedroom villas all right on the beach, all comfortably furnished with colors of the island, there’s a bit of everything.
The People: Did we mention that the local language here on Grand Cayman is English? Which makes the transition to island life even easier. Plus, the island hospitality that has always been raved about is a real thing. You will love it here.
Of course, there are way more than 5 reasons you should visit Grand Cayman Island resorts. To learn more, or to book your all-inclusive Caribbean honeymoon with us at Wyndham Reef Resort Cayman, visit https://sharleneb.sg-host.com/families/
Critics and families agree – Wyndham Reef Resort Cayman is the perfect, inclusive family vacation. More specifically, it’s the perfect Caribbean all-inclusive family vacation. But don’t take our word for it. The Wyndham Reef Resort has been named a 2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite!
Family Vacation Critic is TripAdvisor’s family travel site, meaning that these selections in particular are the resorts that go above and beyond to serve families and all of their needs – ensuring they have an incredible experience. To achieve this status means that Wyndham Reef Resort Cayman has received a rating of 4+ from Family Vacation Critic’s editorial staff and at least 75% of family reviewers have recommended the resort by giving a 4+ rating in their review.
Sure, we might be biased, but we think these family reviewers are spot-on with their assessment of Wyndham Reef Resort Cayman. And there are many reasons why. For starters, our resort is a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of George Town and the Seven Mile Beach. when it comes to, relaxation, exploration, and experiencing the authentic Cayman Islands our resort delivers in spades.
Our East End getaway, far from the crowds, provides a truly serene tropical escape. Our resort is located on the East End of the island, about 45 minutes from George Town. it’s perfect for travelers who enjoy a less commercialized more adventurous time on the island.
That tells you a little bit about where we are. But what can you expect when you’re here, aside from refreshing breezes, breathtaking views and serenity? Being on the less-developed side of Grand Cayman means we’re near the true local flare of the island, from the tasty options at our restaurants and the one-of-a-kind finds at our locally owned businesses. The Wyndham Reef Resort opened in 2001 and is home to four separate buildings, two swimming pools with a spa, a tennis court, and a world-class fitness center. And it’s all right along the ocean.
Onsite watersports and scuba diving are perfect activities in the crystal clear Caribbean waters. Visitors also love the kitesurfing, kayaking, Jetski safari, paddle boarding, and, of course some rum tasting.
As to where you’ll lay your head at night, the Wyndham Reef Resort Cayman can proudly boast that every room has an ocean view. If you find yourself in a room on the ground level, then you’re just steps away from waking up and walking out to a gorgeous white-sand beach. Rooms on the second and third floors have spacious balconies, so whether you want to enjoy breakfast on the terrace or a glass of wine in the evening, you’ll have a breathtaking view to enjoy.
These are just some of the many reasons that Wyndham Reef Resort Cayman is the perfect, inclusive family vacation. More specifically, why it’s the perfect Caribbean all-inclusive family vacation.
After two decades as a traveler, I know that going to interesting places is a passion many people like me share. But while some some travel alone or as a couple, others travel with their families. Being with a family, especially with younger children, brings you additional things to think about. Every parent wants to have them the best experiences while traveling. I have learned a lot about this from my trips to the Cayman Islands.
It’s a good idea to plan ahead as I did to find the best things to do for and with your kids there. I encouraged my own kids to participate in the following, and believe me they were extremely happy. I enjoyed watching them have so much fun.
To begin with, I took them to the Stingray City, an exciting activity is loved by grown-ups as much as the kids. Once we arrived, I understood why Stingray City is so popular around the world. It is a protected area for Stingrays that allows you the joy of swimming along with these beautiful creatures. The smiles on the faces of you and your kids while sharing the water with the Stingrays in their own habitat, is simply priceless.
Turtles are amazing creatures. If you have seen giant sea turtles on TV, you ‘ll probably feel a thrill when you see them right in front of your eyes. Turtle Farm is dedicated to conducting research and making every effort to conserve those lovely and cuddly sea animals. You must plan your visit to the Grand Cayman Island between March and September if you wish to see how turtles live in the Turtle Farm, as it’s open only between those months. So booking well in advance to avoid any disappointment for yourself, especially your kids. This is a “must do” activity for kids in Cayman Islands.
Exploring the sea is thrilling, isn’t it? I felt the thrill six years ago when I visited Cayman Islands for the first time. That time around, I was alone. I decided to take a ride in the Atlantis Submarine and immediately looked forward to having my kids to share the experience. I took them there in 2016 and encouraged them to take the ride. There can be nothing more exciting than discovering the secrets of marine life, especially inside a wonderful submarine. The 48-seaterer carries the visitors to a depth of 100 meters in the sea where they can see wonderful sea creatures through the large windows. Two tours are conducted each day, the Atlantis Day Tour and Atlantis Night Tour. It’s truly an amazing activity that every parent should encourage their kids to try.
Want your kids to gather some hands-on knowledge that is available at the Grand Cayman National Museum? Take a break from the sun and beach and get in some education time. The Cayman Islands has a great past, and the visitors can get a good glimpse of it in the Grand Cayman National Museum. It’s about an hour-long affair during which the kids as well as grown-ups can learn some great things about the Caribbean Islands.
Don’t forget to take your kids to the Butterfly Farm and other attractions that they can witness around it. The Butterfly Park is very close to the Seven Mile Beach. Your kids are sure to enjoy chasing after the wonderful and colorful butterflies there. Very close to the Butterfly Farm is Smyles, the Indoor Playroom. Filled with enjoyable, safe games, your kids will thank you for taking them there. After playtime is over, take them to Baskin Robbins, for a delicious, cold treat.
If your children are interested in flora and fauna, spend some time at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Loaded with natural beauty, the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a wonderful place where kids can learn and enjoy themselves. They’ll feel the thrill of seeing more than 60 species of butterflies there. And the Blue Iguana that roam there can make their visit very special indeed. Spread over an area of 65-acres, the Park provides immense enjoyment to the kids. I personally love the Park’s unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
Venturing off dry land, snorkeling through the submerged Kittiwake Shipwreck can add a different dimension to your visit. You can certainly encourage your kids to visit the remains of the ship that has been a significant part of human history. The Kittiwake was used extensively during the rescue operations for the Discovery, the Space Shuttle that met with disaster. Visiting this shipwreck could make the kids understand what an important role it played in the history.
As fall approaches, putting away hot-season clothes like swimsuits is typical for many people, especially in northern climates. While temperatures may be cooling off where you live, at the Wyndham Reef Resort in Grand Cayman, things are plenty warm here where you can play. So you might want to think about keeping those suits and shorts handy and ready to pack for your dream trip to the islands.
In fact, Grand Cayman all-inclusive Fall Only in Cayman discount vacation packages are hotter than ever. Which means planning your stay and booking with us now gets you big savings on super-convenient all-inclusive packages and Ocean Frontiers diving packages for experienced divers or novices. We’re also the perfect place for destination weddings, family getaways and more. Plus, you get a beachfront guarantee for every room, so no matter what room or suite you choose, you’re sure to have a million-dollar view.
The Cayman Islands offer many of the world’s most popular scuba diving and snorkeling sites, gorgeous parks, world-class dining and shopping and miles of white-sand beaches, This may just be the closest thing to paradise for those who want a memorable, all-inclusive getaway. Whether you want to do it all or just chill and relax, fall is one of the best times of the year to be here with us.
So be sure to check out our room only rates and our all-inclusive plan. Book your late fall or winter trip to Wyndham Reef Resort now and give yourself something to look forward to when the leaves begin to turn and your summer tan starts to fade. And instead of putting your summer things away, pack them in a suitcase and be ready for the vacation you’ve been dreaming of.
WYNDHAM REEF IS THE GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND RESORT TO VISIT THIS FALL
A beach vacation is a great idea in any season. And with Wyndham Reef Resort’s enticing Caribbean all-inclusive vacation packages and deals for divers, beach lovers and families who love the water, can enjoy the beach vacation of a lifetime in the Cayman Islands.
The fact is, the end of summer and fall is an awesome time to be in the Caribbean. Smaller crowds, warmer water temperatures, longer days and copious amounts of sun make a delightful combination no matter what you plan to do. From diving and snorkeling some of the world’s best sites and reefs, to relaxing on miles of white sand beach to enjoying activities on the water and land, such as paddle boarding, world-class shopping and more. The Cayman Islands is a place where memories are made that last forever and the Wyndham Reef Resort is the Grand Cayman Resort to call home. .
Fall Only In Cayman
Starting late summer through the fall, you’ll want to take advantage of great room only rates and all-inclusive deals that are available as part of the island-wide Fall Only in Cayman promotion. For example:
• Families that book vacations and fly Cayman Airways will get 50% off tickets for their kids • Southwest Airlines is now flying nonstop to Grand Cayman from Ft. Lauderdale, FL • And guests can save up to 40% on their stay at the Wyndham Reef Resort. For more details on the Summer Only in Cayman promotion, go to http://www.caymanislands.ky/onlyincayman/summer2017.aspx
Be sure to check out our room only rates and our all-inclusive plan and book your trip now. Because these deals and season will be gone before you know it.
Here are some experiences you’ll want to make sure you enjoy when you visit Grand Cayman.
Beaching: Warm crystal clear waters with coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and sea turtles just off shore can be easily found throughout the island. Bring your snorkel and explore the powder-sand beach at the Wyndham Reef, Spots Beach (sea turtles), Cemetery Beach and many more. Seven Mile Beach delivers everything a beach-goer could want. It’s one of many beaches around the island that will take your breath away.
Diving and Snorkeling:Dozens of reefs give you the opportunity to explore the breathtaking underwater world that has made Grand Cayman a top 10 dive destination in the world for the past 4 decades. And now that world-renowned Ocean Frontiers is Wyndham Reef Resort’s official dive operator, our guests have supremely easy access to unparalleled Caribbean resort diving experiences.
Watersports: The Cayman Islands is the perfect place for adventures above the waves. From kayaking, paddleboarding and jet ski tours to kiteboarding and windsurfing when the wind speed is ideal, if you want to play, White Sands Watersports at the Wyndham Reef Resort offers it all in a laid-back setting.
Fishing: The Cayman Islands offer some of the best sport fishing in the world. And there are dozens upon dozens of world-class fishing charter operations to choose from. If hooking up with bait and tackle is your thing, our preferred charter companies are Oh Boy Charters and Captain Herman’s. Captain Herman’s is a well-known local chef and he will also clean and cook what your day’s catch.
Shopping and Dining: World-class shopping, restaurants, bars, local markets, craft and gift shops—you’ll find browsing the friendly streets and dozens of establishments of Grand Cayman the perfect way to take a break from the beach, and fill a shopping bag with island delights.
Exploring: Sightseeing and touring are the perfect way for families to spend time together. With Grand Cayman’s wealth of parks, reefs, caves, historic sites and fascinating distilleries, you could fill your whole stay just exploring. There’s so much to do, return trips to a Cayman Islands resort are almost guaranteed, just to check all the boxes on your list.
Custom designed Newton introduces new concept in customer comfort
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, June 14, 2017 – Ocean Frontiers Ltd., the dive operation that wrote the book on East End diving in Grand Cayman, has launched the first in a series of custom designed dive boats to a plan to upgrade and expand its fleet to accommodate the company’s growth. Co-owner and Managing Partner Steve Broadbelt says the new 46-foot Newton named “Gun Bay Diver” was built in the U.S.A. and designed to take the diving experience to the next level.
“We listened to our divers and gone one step further by adding features no other dive shop has done before, so we’ve designed a dive boat that’s more like a limo,” he said. “We want people to come aboard and have a different experience – to know that they’re getting something special.”
Each diver has an individual pod with their dedicated tanks, a personal mask rinse bucket, a crate for equipment, and other features, such as armrests with a cup holder, double camera tables and a marine head that you would expect to find on a private jet. Broadbelt said the entire design is customer centric and these details were added throughout a two year design process.
“Divers have a lot of stuff and gear with them, and our boat gives them their own personal space on the boat. We want our guests to realize that we at Ocean Frontiers know what we’re doing and we’re serious about their comfort.”
Jackie G., of Illinois, USA, was one of the first customers to experience the new boat and rated Gun Bay Diver as “Her new favorite dive boat and the crème de la crème, ” She
added, “the arm rests and individual mask rinse buckets are a genius idea, this is the easiest and most comfortable dive boat I have even experienced”.
Broadbelt says the Newton is equipped with the best engines money can buy, and they are fuel efficient and emit less emissions, which is good for the environment. With two additional boats in the pipeline, Ocean Frontiers is making a big commitment to the future of Cayman diving.
“We are investing $1 million over the next five years to replace boats and upgrade our fleet,” he said. We have a many guests who come back year after year and we want them to always have a unique experience when they are here.”
The new fleet will be an extension of Ocean Frontiers’ legendary ‘Green Shorts’ service, where everything is taken care of for you and all you have to do is ‘Roll out of bed and onto the shiney new dive boat’. The dive boats will be named after historical marine landmarks, sites or points of interest around the East End district.
“We have been operating out of Gun Bay for 21 years, and this is our home, so it is fitting that we name the first of our new class of dive vessels, Gun Bay Diver,” said Steve Broadbelt. “We’re looking forward to having all our new boats in operation.”
Ocean Frontiers Dive Shops are located on the remote East End of Grand Cayman. Founded in 1996 with one dive boat and a dream to introduce divers to the wonders of East End diving, the company has grown into one of Cayman’s premier dive operations with a reputation for legendary customer service and having the island’s friendliest staff. Ocean Frontiers is also recognized as one of the most conservation-minded dive operators in the Cayman Islands with a long history of promoting ocean protection through its company programs, and an unwavering support for outside environmental projects. The winner of Project AWARE’s Environmental Achievement Award in 2004 and 2010, Ocean Frontiers has again been recognized in 2012. The company also received the PADI Green Star Dive Center accreditation in 2012 for demonstrating a dedication to conservation, the first dive operator in the Cayman Islands to receive this distinction.
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New Chef, New Menu, New Décor at Signature Tides Restaurant & Bar
EAST END, Grand Cayman (June 16, 2017) – Guests at the Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman will now enjoy an enhanced culinary experience at the resort’s signature dining venue, Tides Restaurant & Bar. In addition to a refreshed décor, Tides has named Grand Cayman native Ryan Lloyd as the new executive chef, who has introduced an enhanced menu showcasing cuisine with fresh and local ingredients.
With more than 20 years of culinary experience, Executive Chef Lloyd is well versed in a variety of cooking styles and cuisines, including Asian, Italian, French and American, and enjoys using fresh, local ingredients to create dishes that are full of flavor. Lloyd graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Food and Beverage Management, and traces his passion for outstanding food to his early childhood, when he would watch and assist his father and grandfather in their family kitchen.
Lloyd has crafted a new menu featuring a mix of traditional favorites, along with custom-created chef specials. From fresh ceviche and panko fried Brussel sprouts to braised lamb shanks and vegetarian gnocchi pomodoro, there are selections that will appeal to any palate.
The enhanced décor incorporates deep blue hues and steel and dark wood accents to create a casually elegant setting to complement the stunning views. Open daily for breakfast and dinner, Tides offers both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
In addition to Tides Restaurant, dining options at Wyndham Reef Resort include the casual toes-in-the-sand setting of the Beach Bar; coffee and pastries at the Coffee Corner; or sandwiches and salads from the on-site SUBWAY® restaurant.
Set apart from the crowds, the secluded 152-room Wyndham Reef Resort is located on the unspoiled east end of Grand Cayman. The only full-service, all beachfront resort in the Cayman Islands with an all-inclusive plan, the property features 1,600 feet of white sandy beach and endless water activities, including everything from Jet Ski-guided snorkel tours and Stand Up Paddleboards to kite surfing, sailing and more. The resort is also just 30 minutes from George Town, Seven Mile Beach, Stingray City and other popular island locations. Every room features spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, and all one and two-bedroom villas include a full kitchen and dining area.
For resort reservations or more information about Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman, visit WyndhamCayman.com or call 888-232-0541.
Looking for a great family vacation spot? In U.S. News & World Report’s recent article, “Top 9 All-Inclusive Resorts With Special Amenities for Teens”, Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman received a well-deserved shout-out as the all-inclusive vacation spot for families with teenagers. “For teens, this resort offers the perfect combination of sports, adventure and relaxation. Meanwhile, families can spread out in one- or two bedroom villas complete with a full kitchen and dining area.”
As the only property on Grand Cayman that offers an all-inclusive package option for family vacations, the Wyndham Reef Resort prides itself on creating a safe, friendly and casual environment that caters to the interests of all age groups. For families with teens, that means lots of activity choices at the resort and nearby – from stretching out on one of Grand Cayman’s best beaches to jet skiing, paddle boarding, kite surfing, swimming with Stingrays, movie nights under the stars, music & games; and even notching a PADI scuba diving certification with our on-site dive center managed by Ocean Frontiers.
And for the rest of the family? Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman offers relaxing accommodations, Le Soleil spa, delicious beachside and fine dining options, and legendary Grand Cayman watersports options. All in all, the ingredients for a family vacation full of great memories (and – sigh – awesome Snapchat content for your teen).
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Scuba diving and Grand Cayman go together like warm sun and white sand. And now that Ocean Frontiers has been named as Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman’s official dive operator, our guests can enjoy an unparalleled Caribbean resort diving experience making it easier than ever to notch Grand Cayman’s vast array of dive sites located under one of the world’s most beautiful Caribbean underwater Reefs.
Ocean Frontiers isan award-winning dive operator with a 20-year record of great service and excursions. It’s known for creating unique dive experiences like the “Green Shorts Challenge”, a diving and discovery adventure that encourages divers to log dives at all 55 sites within Grand Cayman’s East End dive zone. The name of the challenge comes from the iconic teal green shorts that forms part of the dive team’s uniform. Considered by some to be the diving world equivalent of the golf’s fabled “Green Jacket” of the Masters, the ‘Green Shorts’ at Ocean Frontiers have become synonymous with legendary dive sites, phenomenal service and a dive culture that inspires greatness.
Now, with its well-equipped dive shop located directly on site at WyndhamReef Resort, guests can take advantage of Ocean Frontier’s great PADI instruction and embark upon a wide array of scuba and snorkeling excursions, most set in East End just minutes from the resort. Its signature two-tank boat dive excursions to some of the most spectacular sites in the Cayman Islands, including Grand Cayman’s Reef Wall, unique coral reefs teaming with vibrant underwater life and open cave dives are simply not to be missed.
Scuba diving and snorkeling in the Cayman Islands Caribbean is an experience like no other. And now Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman is making it easier than ever to dive into. Click here to read more about Ocean Frontiers and here to book your next great, all-inclusive stay with us.