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  • #3437

    Joe Stebbins

    Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is located directly on world famous Seven Mile Beach; the resort offers 307 beautifully appointed and spacious guest rooms. Their four deluxe oceanfront suites & twenty junior suites can accommodate the most discriminating clientele.

    The resort also features a full service spa, fitness room, beachfront freshwater pool and whirlpool, salon, gift shop, tour desk and concierge, all completely remodeled and upgraded to the highest standards. Their pool and courtyard areas flourish with tropical foliage and a gentle turtle lagoon.

    Britannia golf course—the islands affordable visitor friendly resort course—designed by Jack Nicklaus is located just a few miles up the road at Grand Cayman Beach Suites (formerly the Hyatt).

    The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is more than a port of call. It is a destination in itself: “A Destination Where it’s All About You!”

    Guest Rooms

    The Grand Cayman Marriott?s luxurious 307 fully renovated & remodeled guest rooms with 20 juniors suites and four Presidential suites (completed Summer 2005) have marble bathrooms, in-room safes, mini-refrigerators and bar services, hair dryer, cable TV with 25 premium channels and 25 music channels, wireless high-speed Internet access, 310 thread-count linens, and many other upgraded amenities. All with private balconies, each spacious (largest on the island) air-conditioned room is carpeted and tastefully decorated in a Caribbean motif with either a king or two double beds.

    Banquets & Meetings

    Superbly located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is the optimum site for conferences, seminars, training sessions, off-site meetings and teambuilding activities on the beach. Designed to be an integral part of the true island experience, the Marriott is an enchanting collage of lush tropical landscaping, classic Cayman furnishings, and soft hues of sea and sun, sky and sand.

    Restaurants:

    Red Parrot

    Start your morning in the comfortably relaxed setting of Red Parrot. Our sumptuous breakfast buffet with fresh tropical fruits, traditional breakfast fare and tempting made-to-order dishes will fortify you for whatever activity is planned for the day. Red Parrot, true to its name, is tastefully adorned with vibrant, red carpet complemented by rich, dark woods. The menu is an artistic statement of this Steak and Seafood Bistro. For lunch you can enjoy specialties like Creamed Conch Chowder with Green Banana Spoons. Our dinner menu offers island inspired entr?es like Adobo Spiny Lobster atop a Jasmin Rice Cake with Fused Annato Butter. With seating for 100, Red Parrot is the perfect place to relax with friends and enjoy a great meal.

    Solana on Seven Mile Beach

    Inspired by the art, culture, and cuisine of the Caribbean, Chef Ron Hargrave welcomes you with the finest dining experience in Grand Cayman. Solana delights the senses with smells of local spices, sounds of the sea, tastes that will inspire, and sights of the most breathtaking sunsets on Grand Cayman. Relax under the open-air canopy while the Marriott?s award winning chefs treat you to irresistible International Gourmet Alfresco dining. Lunch at Solana is a casual affair with entrees ranging from Toasted Ham and Brie Panini to our chef?s island-famous Jerked Calamari. As the sun begins to set over the blue waters of the sea, dinner at Solana begins with our award winning Cayman Turtle Fritters served with a Spicy Papaya Chutney. For your main course entr?es such as Cab Tenderloin on Spirilli Onions with White Asparagus and Boursin Jus will tempt your palette. Finish your meal with Ron?s Mudslide madness, a frozen creation worth waiting for. Solana on Seven Mile Beach is elegant and intimate with seating for 2 to 120. Solana also features one of the finest wine selections on the island and is a perfect setting for special occasions.

    Sol Bar

    Sit back and relax on the shores of the Caribbean Sea and enjoy a cool drink at Sol Bar. Located on the pristine beachfront of the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort, you can enjoy a tropical cocktail and lunch while you take in the sights and sounds of the ocean life. Sol Bar offers a complete lunch menu, but its famous Beach BBQ is a favorite of hotel guests and islanders alike. As the sun starts to set over the Caribbean Sea, Sol Bar comes alive with Caribbean music and some of the best island-inspired tropical drinks on Grand Cayman. As the stars come out over the beach and the sea, breath in the island breezes and enjoy an after-dinner drink from an extensive list of superior wines, brandies and liquors from the Marriott?s own cellar.

    Balboa’s Lounge

    Located in the center lobby of the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Balboa?s Lounge is the very heart of hotel?s activity. Rich gold hues surround you as you look out onto the Marriott?s own turtle lagoon. With a cool cocktail in hand, you and your friends can sink back into comfortable couches and chairs where local artists proudly displaying their especially-commissioned pieces adorning the surrounding walls, lively Caribbean musicians, and even cigar rollers bring the island?s culture right into the resort for your enjoyment. Balboa?s Lounge offers full bar and light meals daily specializing in Tapas and Martinis…106 varieties so far! As evening sets over Grand Cayman you can revel in a glass of wine, Cognac, Armagnac or other fine liqueur while you listen to some of the best live music on the island.

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    #15738

    WAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    That is great news Joe! I really like the Marriott and I’m happy that they are back on board with the CAG! The location is my favorite on SMB and I love their beach bar!!! 🙂

    :palm: Kim

    #15746
    Jlwest73
    jlwest73
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    I have stayed at the Marriott twice (once before it was a Marriott). Last summer, before Ivan, Wade and I were VERY impressed with the accomodations, staff and service. I can only imagine how WONDERFUL it is now that the renovations are complete. We can’t wait to see it all in person…hopefully next summer.

    For anyone who is a Marriott rewards member, as is my hubby, save up your points and use them there! This is a category 5 hotel, and we stayed there with points for FREE last year! You can’t get a better deal than that!!!!

    Jen

    #15749

    Anonymous

    jlwest73 wrote:

    we stayed there with points for FREE last year!

    Even I can’t beat that. :bash:

    #16571
    Cman
    cman
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    My wife and I will be in Grand Cayman in March. This will be our first trip to the Cayman Islands and staying at the Marriott. Any information on the Marriott would be appreicated. Is it a nice hotel and is it in a good location. 😀

    #16573

    cman, Welcome to the forum!

    The Marriott just finished a multi-million dollar renovation and it looks brand new! Be sure to click HERE for a review of the Marriott and information on the CAG discount! It is located on a wonderful spot on Seven Mile Beach. You can walk to many restaurants and shops from here. We usually stay in a condo right next door to the Marriott. I think you will be happy with your choice! 😀

    Hope this is helpful!

    Kim :palm:

    #16577
    Gjm
    gjm
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    cman

    the marriott is well located on central/south SMB. as Kim noted, it recently completed a fairly extensive renovation and is an attractive property.

    post-Ivan it reclaimed yards of beach as did much of SMB. hopefully this years storms have not washed the beach back out to sea.

    the snorkeling off the marriott is actually quite good by SMB standards. much of it in <10ft of water.

    gjm

    #16596
    Cman
    cman
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    Thank you for the information. Sounds like the Marriott will be a great ace to stay. Looking forward to staying there on our vacatiion.

    #16600
    SHELLNNYNJ
    SHELLNNYNJ
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    I will be staying at the Marriot for 10 days…

    OCT 16-26 WHOOHOO! :redroll: 😀 :redroll: 😀

    I will be sure to take plenty of photos and include the trip report. :cheers:

    #16610
    Cman
    cman
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    SHELLNNYNJ, looking forward to your trip report and the pictures of the Marriott. Have a great vacation.

    #16781
    Kenjo
    kenjo
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    I just wanted to add that my wife and I have already booked our stay at the Marriott. I emailed Nadia at Marriott and because I mentioned the Activity Guide discount she upgraded our room from a standard room (no view–probably parking lot) to a courtyard view room. We are definetly looking forward to our stay there…will arrive in only a few days!!! 😛 🙂 Thank you Joe!

    #16786
    Celine
    Celine
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    :cheers: good news kenjo! Did you also book a car with Andy’s and get the discount? If not……you know what you have to do next 🙂

    Celine

    #17978

    Anonymous

    I have some new pictures of the Marriott and want to share them with everyone. This resort has been remodeled into a virtual palace. The design and use of colors is awe inspiring; they have captured the very essence of the Caribbean in the most upscale and charming manner imaginable. Although their rates remain surprisingly affordable, The Marriott Beach Resort is now one of the most lavish and exotic properties on the island.

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    If you plan on staying at the Marriott be sure to ask for your Activity Guide discount. Even if you are staying somewhere else I would highly recommend at least dropping by and visiting this incredible and culturally significant monument to ultra high end Caribbean architecture and design.

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    As soon as you enter the resort you are struck by its magnificent lobby. With comfortable overstuffed furniture, vaulted ceilings and windows everywhere you will find yourself mesmerized by a unique blend of modern and traditional Cayman culture and beauty. Featuring local crafts and exhibits the hotel itself is a virtual attraction and warrants a visit.

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    Balboa?s is their new upscale martini bar featuring exotic hors d?oeuvres and an enormous selection of vodkas. Trendy travelers do not feel far from the metropolitan mingle at BALBOA?S LOUNGE. Located in the center lobby of the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, BALBOA?S is at the heart of the hotel?s activity. Dotted with intimate two-top tables, soft candle lighting and oversized area rugs, the lounge brings a swanky savor of city life right into the lobby of the resort. Floor to ceiling glass windows showcase the outdoor courtyard alive with fragrant flora, a gentle turtle lagoon and lush native plants. The outdoor patio, speckled with overstuffed sofas and chairs, invites local artists and musicians to bring lively island culture right into the hotel. The extensive Martini menu tempts thirsty palettes with more than 100 versions of the beverage; from the ?Green Flash? martini to a creamy Mudslide, there is a flavor for each hour of the day for a whole week. After trying the beverage menu, the delicious Tapas bar is an essential chaser. From Shrimp Catlunia with Piquillo and Pepper Sauce and Croqetas de Jamon on the ?warm menu? to the Salmon Marindo with Roasted Red Peppers and Asparagus on the ?cold menu,? BALBOA?sa teems with authentic Spanish culture and ancestry.

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    The rooms are spacious and appointed with every conceivable amenity affording remarkable panoramic views of Seven Mile Beach. Every room has just been completely remodeled to the highest possible standards. You may never even want to leave your room!

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    Whether making memories on a milestone anniversary or mingling among friends in celebration of ?finally taking that vacation,? Solan on Seven Mile Beach, a fine dining experience at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, is the place to be. Poised atop a cozy, canopy-covered patio perched directly on the beach, the restaurant is ideal for relishing breathtaking sunsets, afternoon summer breezes and the soft swishing sounds of the Caribbean shore. Laced with white linens sprinkled by brightly colored place settings and surrounded by vibrant displays of tropical orchids, the ambiance suggests fine dining while maintaining the calm charisma of Grand Cayman. Creating the ideal scene for an after-supper saunter, Solan is the only truly beachfront fine dining experience on Seven Mile Beach. Diverse delights range from Curry Infused Chilean Sea Bass and Porcini Encrusted Lamb Cutlets to refreshing daytime dining with Caymanian Turtle Fritters and spicy Jerked Calamari.

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    If you are thinking of getting married in the Cayman Islands the Marriott can provide everything at surprisingly affordable rates. Imagine having your reception right here after a gorgeous oceanfront ceremony during sunset. They have a full time wedding planner on site who can take care of everything for you. It wouldn’t hurt to mention the Activity Guide discount for that too. 😉

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    Complete conference room and business facilities are available for conventions or large groups requiring private meeting areas.

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    There are ponds and rivers that meander through much of the property. This section surrounds the ocean front restaurant, Solana.

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    The recent beach project was a major success and worked out exactly as they planned. Even after two nor’westers the beach is much larger than before they deposited the extra sand. There is room for three rows of lounge chairs and then some. They are currently at 100% occupancy and there is more than enough beach to comfortably accommodate their guests.

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    #17982
    Kchick
    kchick
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    Joe!

    Breathtaking pictures!!! This is a totally beautiful place! Thanks for showing us!

    #18003
    Celine
    Celine
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    ohmygosh……..that looks beautiful there! LOVE a martini bar and LOVE tapas! The color as well as the architecture and furnishing look breathtaking……….would seriously reconsider staying in the room though 😀 when you have paradise outside 😀

    Great photos as usual Joe….thanks! Wonder if SHELLYNYNJ has decided on this place for her wedding…….that room scene with the sheer chair covers and scroll print looks perfect for a reception!

    Celine

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