Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
What a view!
"What a beautiful view out of our condo! We found the staff to be very accomidating. The swim up bar and bar tenders are very inviting. We loved the different 2/1 drink specials everyday. We would definetly return."
- Travel date: 8th February 2004
"We planned a trip to Cayman Island from December 27 through January 3, 2004, and had a real negative experience with ATA Vacations! This is peak time, and thus airfare and hotel accomodations were expensive, they booked us at Treasure Island Resort, but totally misrepresented the property, there is no beach, it is all rock,the entire property is run down, dirty, smells, and down right tacky! We read reviews on this site, about this property, which were also negative. We decided to try to book our own hotel and are very glad that we did, since we checked out Treasure Island Resort and it is really bad news! We ended up at the Marriot Resort, which we found clean, with a helpful and friendly staff, although the property it self is not up to par with other Marriot Resorts espically at more then $340.00 per night, plus a $20.00 per day standard tax. Cayman Island was beautiful, the weather perfect, great resturants and shops, wonderful water sports and sights as well. We all had one of the best vacations ever, but ATA vacations has refused to refund us deposits, they refuse to respond to our phone calls and written contacts, as a matter of fact hung up on us 3-4 times, they have been down right rude, so our advise is to be AWARE, and make sure that you do not book at Treasure Island Resort, we found out that it is bankrupt, and under recivership, which is the reason for its very poor condition, plus the room rate is MORE then the Marriot. Our advise is to book your own air travel, and hotel accomodations as well, since all have 800 numbers and be sure to read the reviews!"
- Travel date: 30th January 2004
The Condos are nicer
"Contrary to some previous posters, we were not disappointed in the hotel as it is advertised as 3 star. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly. Bernie and Allison at the bar were great! However, on this trip, our friends stayed in the Condos through a private rental. The condo they were in was really nice. Next time, we will stay in a condo as opposed to the hotel."
- Travel date: 30th November 2003
"Rooms were damp, wet, outdated, and wreaked of mildew. Our bed and pillows smelled terrible, they wreaked of mildew. I called down to the front desk to request new pillows, 45 minutes later they brought up pillows that smelled worse than the first ones. I slept on towels and covered up with my sweatshirt the entire stay. The rooms were ugly and small and the tile floors never dried during our entire stay. We continuosly wiped them down but within an hour they were damp and slippery again. Granted you don't spend alot of time in your room on vacation, but at the end of the day when you want to relax in a nice dry place your better off going down to the lobby and sitting in the chairs. The lobby was nice and cozy and the staff were decent. There is a dive shop on the premisis (can't spell) were you can buy or rent your snorkel gear. We opted for buying since it was not much more than renting for the entire week. The dive shops prices were comparable to anywhere else on the island. Say hi to Aaron at the dive shop for us. The beach was EXTREMELY rocky even with shore shoes. And the rocks were very slippery. It is literally one giant rock that you have to walk on to get into the water. VERY DANGEROUS! If you walk a ways to the left of the hotel there are some very nice spots to get in and if you walk about 10-15 minutes down the beach there is a shipwreck right off the beach which is great for snorkeling. We spent the majority of our time there. We saw tons of squid, some stingray and a giant parrotfish. The snorkeling is not as good as other places in the carribbean which was very dissappointing. Snorkeling in St. Thomas was 100% better. The best thing about the Caymans was Stingray City which is higly recommended. Go with Bob Sotos, they are the dive shop there at the hotel. THIS ISLAND IS VERY EXPENSIVE!!!! A U.S. dollar is only worth 80 cents. Keep that in mind if you are on a budget. We packed our own breakfast and lunches and still went over budget! All in all, we had a wonderful time. I suggest spending the extra money to stay next door at the Marriott. The hotel there is very nice. I didnt see the rooms but I'm sure they are gorgous. We went there for a buffet one night. If you're looking for a place in the carribbean, go to St. Thomas instead. Trust me, you'll thank me for it!"
- Travel date: 2nd November 2003
Beginning to feel like home!
"Our family has stayed at Treasure Island for six years and have always had a wonderful and relaxing time. The resort has alot of island flavor and the staff has been kind and acommodating. No, it is not the Hyatt or the Westin but we don't want it to be either. If we want Hyatt or Westin, we stay there in the US. We have found Treasure Island to be clean, comfortable and well located. The beautiful lobby has served as a central meeting place for our group before and after dining and trips and many are the evenings we have enjoyed the fellowship and steel drum bands. The beach may have a few rocks but the reefs off the coast have provided some of the best snorkeling experiences short of going to the wall. Counting the days until this year's Holiday trip!"
- Travel date: 29th October 2003
Can't wait to return!!!
"First let me say I have read all the reviews possible about TI, some are true and some not so true depending on individual expectations. The rooms are average, but adequate. If you are looking for a place like the Ritz, this is not it. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. I must say the best bartenders are at TI. Bob, Chris, and Erik, in the pool bar ( billy bones), are such great guys. They take time to get to know a person, and they make a great drink!!! Everyone at TI helped make our honeymoon vacation one we will never forget, we can't wait to go back!! Ryan & Alissa October 2003"
- Travel date: 29th October 2003
"We stayed at the Tresure Island Resort June 7,2003 thru June 12. The hotel was good for what you need it for shower and sleep. They try to make it homely with a refridgerator, night activities, and view. The way to go is rent a car, diving gear, and take a day to shop. Grand Cayman was a nice place to get away from the hustle of city life."
- Travel date: 26th June 2003
"we loved our vacation and stay at treasure island resort, sure the beach is a bit rocky but,hardly any people around and you could snorkle right their, pools were excellent, I believe their was 4 pools and very romantic. hotel is a little dated but who stays their all day anyways? sleep and go!!! I would recommend this hotel, on premises resturant, dive shop,etc was very convienent, enjoy you vacation."
- Travel date: 21st June 2003
1st timer to the Caymans
"Booked our May trip on Expedia, feel we got a good price, flight and hotel (Treasure Island) bookings went without a hitch. Will use Expedia again. The hotel was on 7-mile beach and was walking distance to some nice restaurants (Cimboco's, Coconut Joe's). Treasure Island is a very nice place 3 pools, pool bar, beach (tough on the feet), rooms are OK beds hard. A must is STINGRAY CITY, they are all around you as you feed them. Cabs are $$$$$, we used the bus $2.00 CI and they are easy to get from hotel. We did'nt rent a car, drive on the wrong side of the rode! It is a VERY expensive place, US dollar valued less than CI, watch you bills gratuity is added in in most places. Drinks/beer are high price but most bars have 2 for 1 happy hours. It was a great time to come (5/17/03-5/24/03) we had the place to our selves, no crowds other than when the cruise ships come in (monday & wednesday). Probably won't go back, still like Aruba, the Bahamas and many other islands yet to see! Hawaii is still our FAVORITE except the plane flight!!"
- Travel date: 24th May 2003
ok place to stay
"This is an older hotel but nice all the same. It is not on the beach. You have to walk past two pools and the TI condos to get to the beach and it is just "ok". The beach is a rock/coral lagoon. The lobby, open bars, restaurants, and pool are great. TI is a nice place to stay if you are on a budget and can do without the perks. We had a great time, rented a jeep, cruised the island, snorkled at Eden's gate/Devil's grotto in Georgetown (must do this)! You HAVE to eat at the Yacht Club on the North East tip of the island, about an hour drive but the food is out of control!! Skip eating at The Warf, good food, completely overpriced, not worth it. The service at the Treehouse was terrible. If you are on a budget, stay at TI, rent a jeep or suzuki, eat b'fast and lunch from the GREAT grocery story (within walking) and just eat out for dinner. Plenty of great public beach area to the North. Skip Hell, not worth the time. Chocolate rum cake is great. See the museum in town. Get money from the ATMs at Royal bank of Canada! RBofC is all over. The Georgetown branch has two atms one for CI dollars the other for US dollars. We used both atms and checked the statements upon return and all was fine! We had a great time and we are going back. Love CI and Treasure island was ok. IF anyone asks, you have been there for 5 days, leaving tomorrow, thanks anyways (timeshare sellers). BTW, the new Holiday Inn is across the street from a GREAT public beach. We are going to check out the HI next time even though TI was just fine. If you forget anything don't worry, the grocery stores are GREAT!"
- Travel date: 13th May 2003
Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman is also called
- Treasure Island Resort
- treasure island hotel
- hotel treasure island