We want restrooms and umbrella/chair rentals within walking distance of a place to get lunch/drinks. Preferably away from the crowds. Does such a place exist????? I don't think the "Public Beach" area has chairs and umberllas for rent.
there are several Hotels on the beach. I have found that if you go on the beach in front of the hotel,
you will everything you need. Of course it will cost you, for the chair, umbrella and probably a fee
to enter. its well worth it!!
Ask your taxi driver to take you to Royal Palm. It is $4 pp each way. They have a restaurant, bar, chairs, umbrellas, etc for a reasonable rate. It's pretty quiet there. What we usually do though is asked to be dropped there and then walk down the beach a bit and find a nice shady spot under a tree and lay on our beach towels. Then we walk back up to Royal palm for drinks and snacks.
Just got back today from Grand Cayman...Paradise Beach...the taxi charges by the load, not by each person...so it was 15 bucks to get to this public beach which was one of the best I've been too...good food, rentals for a couple bucks, clean restrooms and taxis all over the place.