Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

Pick your own spot to sunbathe on the soft powder-white sands of this gorgeous 9km-long beach that fringes the west coast of Grand Cayman Island, from George Town to Long Point.

Also known as West Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach is generally rated as one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean. Facilities including umbrellas, sun loungers and a wide range water sports equipment for hire.

Edged by shady palms, casuarinas and pine trees, Seven Mile Beach is lapped by calm, crystal clear turquoise waters that offer ideal conditions for swimming, parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling.

A varied selection of upmarket resorts, beach bars, restaurants and shops stretch along the beachfront, which widens and narrows with the seasons.

For the best snorkelling on the beach, head to Cemetery Reef at the beach's northern end, where you can also find a dedicated public section with toilets, showers, a children’s playground, a volleyball court and two beach bars.

Seven Mile Beach starts just north of George Town, around 7km northwest of the airport, and contiues to Long Point.

Where to stay

Come for a day or stay longer at a choice of luxurious accommodation options, including the elegant Westin Casuarina Resort, set within landscaped gardens, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman – the largest and most prestigious resort in the Cayman Islands – or the family friendly 5-star Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, located just a short swim from one of the island’s prime snorkelling spots.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Location: Seven Mile Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD650 per room
Description: Experience world-class service at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. This beachfront resort is just 3 km from George Town. It has guest rooms with free WiFi, an outdoor pool, a tennis court, a spa and wellness centre and on-site shops for guests to enjoy. Among the amenities this AAA Five Diamond Award winner offers are a restaurant, a bar and a snack bar, a hot tub and concierge services. Rooms at The Ritz-Carlton are air-conditioned and feature terraces, a work desk, a seating area and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Owen Roberts International Airport is just 10 minutes’ drive away.

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
Location: Seven Mile Beach
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD447 per room
Description: This luxury Grand Cayman hotel offers on-site restaurants and an oceanfront pool. Warmly decorated rooms offer a flat-screen TV and scenic views from the private balcony. Guest rooms at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort feature relaxing beach house feel and décor and include a coffee maker and refrigerator. Bathrobes and slippers are provided in the marble bathrooms. On-site dining options include Veranda on Seven Mile Beach and the Anchor & Den in the Great Room serving international cuisine for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is available at the Den with a Juice Bar and Creperie. For poolside drinks, guests can pass by the Vista Bar. Guests of the Marriott Grand Cayman can relax with a massage at the full-service La Mer Spa located on site. This hotel is 1 km from The Links at Safehaven Golf Course. The Owen Roberts International Airport is around a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

Grand Cayman Beach Suites
Location: Seven Mile Beach
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD385 per room
Description: This all-suite beach resort is situated on Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands. It boasts an 18-hole golf course, European spa and luxury suites with private balconies and Caribbean Sea views. A 37-inch flat-screen TV and iPod docking station are featured in every suite. A separate living room and pantry area is standard. Each suite at Grand Cayman Beach Suites features tropical décor. Guests can relax in the 2 outdoor pools and sundecks, surrounded by tropical vegetation. Beach Grand Cayman’s modern fitness center is open 24 hours. On-site dining includes beach side service at Hemingway's, Brittania Grille and Seven Mile Beach Bar. Cocktails are offered at the hotel's 3 bars, including Side Bar, a contemporary lounge. Flag Ship store is located on site and sells Red Sail Sports snorkel and dive gear. La Mer Spa offers a variety of treatments. Cayman Islands National Museum is 1.8 km from this resort. The Cayman Island Turtle Farm is 10 minutes’ drive away.

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Latest update: Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman: 7 May, 2022