Wyndham Reef Resort
Example Booking: 30,500 eXpectations points, 7-nights, November 2017, Studio, sleeps 2
The Caribbean island of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands, is a picture-postcard destination boasting soft, white sandy beaches and a warm turquoise sea stretching as far as the eye can see. Grand Cayman also presents an eclectic nightlife with cosmopolitan cocktail bars and stunning ocean-front restaurants to enjoy beautiful sunsets from within.
Fly into Owen Roberts International Airport and take a scenic drive approximately 24 miles North-East to discover the tranquil seclusion of the Wyndham Reef Resort.
Dreams become reality within your contemporary, beach-front studio (sleeping 2) from the 11th – 18th November 2017. This fantastic holiday was available on RCI.com on the 31st January 2017 to eXpectations members for only 30,500 points. Guests could soon be captivated by the Caribbean Ocean views from their private balcony/patio at the RCI Gold Crown Wyndham Reef Resort.
Cayman Islands, “Las Tortugas”
In the year 1503, when Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands, turtles inhabited them and so the islands were given the Spanish nickname, “Las Tortugas”, meaning turtles. Even to the present day, the islands honour the turtle as a national symbol.
Grand Cayman has a tropical marine climate, experiencing the wet season from May to October, whilst hot weather and the driest months can be enjoyed between November to April.
RCI Gold Crown Wyndham Reef Resort
The unspoilt region of East End is situated along the Southeast coast of Grand Cayman and is a haven for visitors seeking peace and tranquillity within beautiful surroundings and opulent accommodation.
The exclusive Wyndham Reef Resort is an oasis in paradise, offering direct access to the white sandy beach and boundless views of the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea. TripAdvisor awarded Wyndham Reef Resort the “Certificate of Excellence” (2017) and was ranked within the Top 10 best hotels in Grand Cayman.
This RCI Gold Crown resort is the ideal retreat to indulge in luxury accommodation with superb on-site facilities and activities. Relax around the pools with ocean views, rejuvenate in the Le Soleil Spa, work up a sweat in the fitness centre and tennis court before regenerating in a yoga class.
Wyndham Reef Resort is the ultimate destination for beach relaxation, wellness and wellbeing but also offers a great choice of fun activities. Try snorkelling in clear waters to admire the multi-coloured fish, take a diving trip to discover the beauty of the coral reefs, explore the coastline on a kayak or jet ski and catch the wind in your sails on a Hobie Cat.
Live in luxury within a bright, Caribbean-style decorated studio suite with the beach and ocean only steps away from your balcony/patio. For your comfort each apartment provides a kitchenette and cooking facilities and for entertainment enjoy cable TV and DVD player.
Wyndham Reef Resort offers guests the fantastic opportunity to upgrade to an “all inclusive” holiday. Enjoy the freedom of free full-board dining in the beach-front restaurant or order a complimentary drink around the pool watching the sun set. Even water sports activities are included in the all-inclusive, standard plan offer, enjoy an hour’s use on a kayak, paddle-board, or pedal boat.
Caribbean Sea views are on the menu when dining at the selection of restaurants and beach bars at Wyndham Reef Resort. Sink your toes into the soft sand and listen to gentle sounds of the waves over an exotic fruit cocktail, appetizer, and traditional Caribbean snacks at the Beach Bar. Treat yourselves to home-made pastries and full flavoured coffee or speciality teas at Coffee Corner. Tides restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere with views of the beach and pier, serving delicious International dishes.
Paradise in Grand Cayman
Treat yourself to a piece of paradise when visiting Grand Cayman. The island is packed with beauty and adventure, inviting visitors to enjoy its stunning beaches. Try snorkelling around coral reefs, experience the thrill of swimming with Stingrays and explore the sophisticated capital city, George Town. Grand Cayman is a tax-free haven, take advantage of duty-free shopping in charming boutiques where you can browse an excellent selection of jewellery, clothes and crystal.
Visit magnificent attractions such as Stingray City, voted the No.1 best attraction in Grand Cayman by TripAdvisor travellers in 2016. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the Southern Stingrays, take a photo with these gentle giants as they gracefully swim around you and feed them straight from your hand.
Take a short break from the adventures of beach life and discover the delights of the capital city of George Town, shopping in exclusive boutiques for designer brands. Stroll along the colourful harbour front and watch the luxury yachts moor over a lovely lunch in a harbour front restaurant.
Just north of George Town, visit one of the most famous beaches in the Caribbean, Seven Mile Beach, awarded the “Travellers Choice” (2016) by TripAdvisor reviewers. The long stretch of golden sand lined with coconut trees and calm, shallow waters is a popular place to visit and a perfect place to relax and soak up the true Caribbean atmosphere.
There is more to Grand Cayman than the perfect white beaches and glamorous lifestyle. The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a unique place to discover the true beauty of the Cayman Islands natural flora. The Flora Garden displays flowers in every colour under the rainbow whilst The Orchid Garden boasts ten species of the orchid family, four of which cannot be found anywhere else on the planet! Make an intriguing encounter at the Blue Iguana Habitat, delighting in watching these proud creatures roam freely around the gardens. The National Trust of the Cayman Islands is dedicated to the protection and population of these fascinating blue dragons.
It is no wonder the Cayman Islands could be considered as Paradise.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent holiday. 7-nights at Wyndham Reef Resort were available on Expedia.co.uk during 11th – 18th November 2017 within a Studio apartment (sleeping 2) for £1,413.17 inclusive of taxes and fees (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 9/2/2017).
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Wyndham Reef Resort during the same dates also within a Studio apartment (sleeping 2) for 30,500 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 9/2/2017).
For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £629 (at the time of writing: 9/2/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 30,500 points, 1x annual membership, 1x online RCI exchange fee, £55 in Government Tax and a £120 Surcharge charged by the resort.
|Associated maintenance fees for 30,500 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£176|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£175|
So, by making this points booking, members of eXpectations Plus could have made a potential saving of over £750, based on the comparison above.
See for yourself! Check out the costs of a Studio apartment sleeping up to 2 people for 7 nights during November 2017 at Wyndham Reef Resort on Expedia.co.uk.