With three islands to choose from — Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac — there are plenty of luxurious places to stay on the Cayman Islands. Here are five that Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend:
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. With 365 rooms, this massive Four-Star hotel (the second largest on the island) caters to your every need — whether you’re using the complimentary kayaks or nursing a cocktail at the bustling beach bar. Make time to dine at Blue by Eric Ripert, a great seafood restaurant from the Five-Star chef.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa. Located on beautiful Seven Mile Beach, this recently renovated hotel offers many rooms with views of the water, a pool with cabanas overlooking the sea and a beach concierge who can set you up with a stand-up paddleboard. When you need a break from the waves, head to one of seven onsite restaurants.
Kimpton’s Seafire Resort and Spa. Grand Cayman receives its first lifestyle hotel with Kimpton’s first foray into the Caribbean. Expect modern rooms with artistic touches, two pools with water vistas, a kids’ club, three restaurants, oceanfront bungalows and more at this stylish addition.
Southern Cross Club. For a more intimate experience on the Cayman Islands, check in to Southern Cross Club, which boasts just 12 rooms and a fishing-lodge feel. You’ll enjoy rustic décor, along with plenty of opportunities for diving, boating and fishing.
Caribbean Club. These oceanfront villas have large bedrooms, private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. But our favorite part of the Caribbean Club is the pool and cabanas that overlook Seven Mile Beach.