Photo courtesy Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Looking for somewhere great to stay on Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac? Contributor Mary Noe Shares this list of the top luxury hotels in Cayman Islands
Pristine white sand beaches, impossibly blue water, a refined tropical vibe – a Cayman Islands vacation is what we all need right now. A British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea, the Cayman Islands are made up of three distinct islands – Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman – and each offer unique charm.
Whether you are looking for an upscale, active holiday, a diving excursion, or a serene retreat, the Cayman Islands offer the perfect locale for a sunny escape. If you’re actively planning a trip to this tropical paradise or simply dreaming of one, let LuxuryCaymanIslands be your personal guide to the top shopping and dining experiences, and the best luxury hotels and resorts in Cayman Islands.
To help you, here are some of the top hotels in Cayman Islands…
Top Luxury Hotels in Cayman Islands
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
Named as one of the Best Resorts in the Caribbean in Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa has also been lauded as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean Islands by Conde Nast, The New York Times, and Frommer’s.
Ideally located on the Caribbean Sea at Seven Mile Beach, the the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is one of Grand Cayman’s newest boutique resorts and a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2020 Award winner. Guest rooms and suites take advantage of the spectacular location, with floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious private balconies with water views, and contemporary design melds with modern island style.
The award-winning spa is an island retreat, offering body treatments, massage, facials, nail care, and full hair and makeup services ideal for weddings and bridal parties. The resort also offers the popular Seafire Kids program and easy access to the Cayman Turtle Centre and North Sound Golf Club.
Visit Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa for reservations.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is a luxury resort situated on Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. A TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award recipient, the two-tower luxury resort is one of the top Grand Cayman resorts.
Designed with the sophisticated elegance the Ritz-Carlton is known for, guest rooms and suites boast private balconies and garden, resort, or ocean views. Rooms are decorated in refined, classic style, and luxurious touches include spacious marble bathrooms and feather duvets.
The pristine seafront setting stuns with views of white sand beaches and tranquil turquoise waters – best viewed from your private beach cabana. Additional excellent resort amenities include:
- Six unique bars and restaurants showcasing island and international cuisine. The outstanding Blue by Eric Ripert – the chef of New York’s renowned Le Bernardin restaurant – highlights seasonal ingredients and local seafood.
- The luxurious La Prairie Spa, offering signature facials, body therapies, and indulgent packages.
- Ritz Kids program and the Wave Game Room
- The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
For reservations, visit The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
The Caribbean Club offers luxurious accommodations overlooking Seven Mile Beach (Photo courtesy Caribbean Club)
A TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2020 Award winner, the Caribbean Club is an exclusive beach hotel overlooking Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island. One of the top Cayman Island hotels, a stay at the Caribbean Club feels like a holiday at your own private beach villa.
Luxe guest accommodations range from one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites to private oceanfront villas, and include:
- Luxurious beachfront villas, with wrap around balconies, gourmet kitchens, and ocean views from each bedroom.
- Pool view villas are perfect for families, overlooking the resort pool with partial ocean views.
- Spacious tower suites offer spectacular views, open floor plans, and fully furnished private balconies.
The popular on-site Italian restaurant Luca is a local favorite for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch, and offers room service as well as service to the beach and pool areas. The Caribbean Club is a perfect choice on Grand Cayman Island for a family vacation, romantic getaway, or a memorable wedding.
Visit Caribbean Club for reservations.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
A TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award recipient, the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach is one of the top Grand Cayman hotels. Located directly on Seven Mile Beach, the Westin Grand Cayman is a wonderful choice for an active Cayman Islands vacation.
The outdoor pool overlooks the famous Seven Mile Beach and is the largest freshwater pool in Grand Cayman. Other outdoor activities include boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and volleyball. Guest rooms and suites are newly renovated and include island view, ocean view, pool view, and lanai rooms. The luxurious, comfortable design is influenced by local island style and amenities include marble bathrooms and luxurious linens.
The WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment, including free weights, treadmills, and elliptical machines, and the Hibiscus Spa is a lovely retreat specializing in a variety of massages and body treatments.
To learn more about what is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Cayman Islands, visit The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach for more details and reservations.
The Londoner at Morritt’s Tortuga Club
Morritt’s Resort in Grand Cayman, located on the island’s East End, has recently opened their newest accommodations – The Londoner at Morritt’s Tortuga Club. Located beachside in the heart of the resort, The Londoner offers 20 spacious suites with dramatic views of the ocean. Designed with pastel Caribbean hues and island style, the oceanfront suites feature full deluxe kitchens and face the pristine beach and sparkling Caribbean Sea.
Additional oceanfront amenities at The Londoner include:
- An infinity pool with swim-up bar
- A deluxe jacuzzi
- A children’s pool
Morrit’s Resort offers La Mer Spa, unique restaurants and shops, and a variety of water sports, including on-site diving and snorkeling.
Visit The Londoner at Morritt’s Tortuga Club for more details.
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
The Marriott Grand Cayman is a sleek, stylish island oasis that has been fully refurbished, and is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 Award recipient. This lovely property is located on iconic Seven Mile Beach and is the perfect location for island sports. Paddle boarding, snorkeling, and swimming in the turquoise Caribbean waters are just steps away from the beachfront pool.
Guest rooms and suites offer private balconies along with luxurious amenities including fine bedding, slippers, and plush robes. The Marriott Grand Cayman is home to several restaurants and bars offering international and island-inspired cuisine, some with al fresco, beachfront settings. Room service is also available.
The on-site Botanika Union is the property’s on-site spa, a luxe retreat offering a variety of body, facial, and nail treatments. Visit Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort for reservations.
Coral Stone Club
The Coral Stone Club property has been recognized as a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2020 recipient and offers beachfront condos perfect for a family vacation or group Cayman Islands holiday. Each oceanfront unit overlooks the white sand of the famous Seven Mile Beach and includes a terrace or patio with stunning sea views. Spacious accommodations include two- or three-bedroom units with gourmet kitchens, air conditioning, and unique island-inspired décor.
On-site activities include:
- Snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea right outside your condo – Cemetery Reef and The Wreck of the Cali are nearby sites perfect for beginners
- A zero-entry saltwater infinity edge outdoor pool
- Whirlpool spas
- New fitness center
- Lit tennis court
- Yoga and fitness classes
The Coral Stone Club is located withing walking distance to a variety of restaurants, spas, and shopping.
Visit Coral Stone Club for more details.
Crescent Point Resort
Crescent Point Resort offers luxury condo rentals perfect for a short or long-term stay on gorgeous Grand Cayman Island. Located on the southern end of award-winning Seven Mile Beach, this classic property features a private beach area, lush grounds, and a beautiful pool overlooking the Caribbean.
Each three-bedroom unit is fully furnished and features a gourmet kitchen, screened terraces, and spectacular ocean views. Short-term rentals include housekeeping services, and each unit contains a laundry room. This intimate property is perfect for a relaxing Cayman Islands holiday and is conveniently located near some of the best shopping, restaurants, and activities on Grand Cayman Island.
For more details, visit Crescent Point Resort.
Le Soleil d’Or
For the ultimate in understated luxury, Le Soleil d’Or on Cayman Brac is an idyllic choice. Called a ‘Caribbean farm inn’, Le Soleil d’Or is a luxurious farm-to-table destination and is one of the top Cayman Brac beach resorts. Situated on the Caribbean Sea, the Le Soleil d’Or property boats 20 acres of botanical gardens that provide fresh produce for lucky guests.
Accommodations at this intimate property include guest rooms, suites, and private villas, including:
- The Coast House Villa – a beachfront oasis with a secluded pool, a gourmet kitchen, and room for three adults or two adults and two children.
- The Manor House – a vine-strewn enclave with four en suite guest rooms, a gourmet kitchen, and a lovely pool and outdoor patio space.
Amenities include daily breakfast, farm-fresh juices, fruits, and vegetables, farm tours, fitness center, tennis and basketball court, and use of the nearby Le Soleil D’Or beach club and seaside pool.
Visit Le Soleil d’Or for more information about this Cayman Brac beach resort.
Mary Noe is Managing Editor of Riley Regional Media and loves to discover local food, culture, customs, and personalities.