Five of the Best Resorts in Grand Cayman
By Lindsey Turnbull on 10th April, 2020
When it comes to luxury resorts and hotels, Grand Cayman has elevated itself above the pack with some seriously luxurious offerings that cater to all of your vacation needs. Here is just a glimpse of the incredible resorts in Grand Cayman.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is an award-winning resort that has set the standard extremely high when it comes to superlative accommodation. Set on one of the most prestigious and pristine parts of Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach, The Ritz-Carlton takes luxurious vacationing to new heights.
Dining here is incomparable, with six distinct bars and restaurants that include Blue by Eric Ripert, the Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant specialising in tasting menus that highlight local seafood and a substantive wine list with more than 700 fine wines from around the world. There’s also the lovely Seven restaurant that is home to Cayman’s most lavish champagne Sunday brunch. Sushi lovers will enjoy a visit to Taikun, Grand Cayman’s finest gourmet sushi lounge and largest sake selection. Golf players can enjoy their own Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, while kids are specially catered to, with their own Ritz Kids programme and Wave Game Room. Enjoy the ultimate pampering at their luxury spa and browse their retail boutique. Accommodation, as you would expect, is beautiful, set across two towers with panoramic views of the sparkling turquoise ocean beyond.
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
A well-appointed resort right in the heart of popular Seven Mile Beach, the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is a lovely, light and airy spot that takes the concept of beach living to luxurious heights. It’s a great location from which to explore all parts of the island, including the beautiful Seven Mile Beach (of course!), the exciting town of Camana Bay and Cayman’s historic capital, George Town.
Their spa, named Botanika Union, is a particular draw for guests and local residents alike, a truly rejuvenating experience where you are invited to totally relax your mind, body and spirit. They offer a whole host of treatments that include body scrubs, body wraps, facials, foot baths, manicures, pedicures and massages, all with an accent on herbal and botanic oils and scents that smell delicious.
Their Anchor & Den restaurant and lounge is another treat at the Marriott, with chefs focusing on locally sourced products and creating hundreds of dishes from all around the globe, all under one delightfully convivial roof. There’s also fresh sushi and oysters at a sumptuous raw bar, handcrafted cocktails, local draft beers and made-to-order crepes and a handy grab-and-go option, perfect for breakfast.
One of the newest and most luxurious resorts to have graced Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach shoreline in recent years is the splendid Kimpton Seafire, a meticulously designed resort and spa that has quickly become a favourite among Cayman’s visitors.
In a lush, landscaped setting, the Kimpton Seafire has the glorious Caribbean ocean as its backdrop and is so impressive it has already accumulated various awards, including being voted the sixth top resort in the Caribbean Islands by Condé Nast Readers in 2018 and also Best Spa in the Caribbean by the 2017 Global Spa & Wellness Awards.
Their impressive 8,500 square foot spa is definitely worth a visit, housing seven treatment rooms that offer every spa service imaginable, including massage therapy, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures, and steam. They also cater beautifully for weddings and bridal parties, with full hair and makeup services.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort is another excellent resort also located on the powdery- white sands of Seven Mile Beach, a modern and airy location that has had a recent multi-million-dollar renovation, creating an upscale and very popular destination for guests. Their Hibiscus Spa offers rejuvenation and relaxation with a multitude of treatments to set your vacation on to relax mode.
The resort has many culinary options on ofer, from an airy Caribbean setting for breakfast at Ferdinand’s, to a themed night on the beach at Torgugas, to a AAA 4 Diamond experience in Beach House, you’ll find a variety of flavors with a Caribbean influence.
If you are looking for a slightly more budget-friendly accommodation then the fantastic Sunshine Suites, located on West Bay Road, just a stone’s throw from the Westin, is a great choice. Sister accommodation to the ocean-front Westin, Sunshine Suites oozes charm and is a firm favourite with repeat visitors, who seek a great location, friendly staff but at a more moderate price point.
Cayman’s resorts offer a full range of excellent accommodation, upscale amenities, exquisite dining spots and high- quality spas, all to aid guests in getting their much-needed rest and recuperation during their stay.
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