- Pool and beach areas are outstanding
- Luxurious rooms with tubs
- Kid and pet-friendly
A brand-new resort that has spared no expense on décor and atmosphere, resting on a secluded stretch of Seven Mile Beach, offering an impressive variety of amenities.
Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach needs no introduction, but this resort’s specific stretch of beach stands out. Removed from many of the nearby hotels, sunbathers and swimmers have nothing to do but relax in this lovely patch of Caribbean shoreline. The dazzling pool compound is large and inviting, so expect a quiet scene (except for the kids’ area of course). This resort is all about lounging around, so don’t expect a loud party atmosphere. As for the spa facilities—prepare to be blown away. Beautifully designed with intricate mosaics, even the walls are relaxing! A wide variety of services, from facials and massages to a full hair salon are available on site. While the fitness facilities are not quite as luxurious, they are well-stocked with modern equipment and have lovely ocean-facing views.
The rooms in the hotel are spacious and loaded with amenities (although some of the lower-tiered accommodations may feel small for the price). Ornate and impeccably decorated, those bringing families can even look for rooms with bunk beds. Amenities include free WiFi, robes and yoga mats. There are three main restaurants on the property, including one of the island’s premier dining destinations, Avecita (so be sure to make those reservations well in advance).
Being in the Caribbean, many of the best Grand Cayman activities puts an accent on taking advantage of the warm tropical waters. There are quite a few fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Several shipwreck dives are within easy reach. Stingray City is a series of sandbars where rays love to congregate, and visitors can freely wade with the beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. For a less adventurous aquatic wildlife encounter, the Cayman Turtle Center is a great place to visit, especially for the kids. Back on land, the incredibly flat island is a paradise for biking enthusiasts. There are horseback riding tours that follow long stretches of shore or you can tour the island safari-style from the comfort of an open-air Land Rover. In addition, there are plenty of amazing golf courses for all skill levels.
For those seeking more epicurean excursions, there are plenty of food and drink destinations to check out. Nearby Georgetown is home to two local beer breweries, and there’s a rum distillery crafting “ocean-aged” spirits. The local restaurant scene is second to none, engineered to cater largely to the many wealthy residents of the island (there’s plenty of “cheap eats” options too). Georgetown also hosts plenty of great shopping, offering local crafts, stellar cigar shops and luxury items.