The Best Hotels in the Cayman Islands for Every Traveler

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman on Seven Mile Beach is a Caribbean paradise of luxury
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman on Seven Mile Beach is a Caribbean paradise of luxury | © Panoramic Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Suzy Pope

The exotic Cayman Islands, adrift in the Caribbean Sea, are a haven of sun and sand, with some of the best ocean-exploring in the region. Whether you’re looking for a dive-centric hotel, a luxurious beach resort or a wellness retreat, the sunny shores of Seven Mile Beach have you covered. Rooms for all budgets and styles are available; these are the best places to stay in the Cayman Islands.

1. Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel, Resort

A design-led double bedroom with a TV, a sofa and a balcony with ocean views at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
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On the white sands of Seven Mile Beach, the Kimpton Seafire is a design-first hotel, and when you arrive in the high-ceiling statement lobby, you can tell you’re in for a stylish stay. The grounds are filled with secret sitting nooks and firepits ideal for stargazing on a calm night. The lagoon pool flanked by cherry-red sun loungers invites you in for a dip. Rooms come with sea-facing private balconies and glorious rainfall showers.

2. The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

Hotel

A twin room with lime-green accents and a balcony with ocean views at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
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Choosing between lounging by the huge pool or on cabana beds on Seven Mile Beach is not the only tough choice at this luxurious resort; it has six enticing bars and restaurants, including Blue (a fine-dining option by celebrity chef Eric Ripert) and Taikun, where you’ll be served sea-fresh sushi. The crystal entrance to La Prairie Spa lets you know the massages and beauty treatments are always a lavish affair.

3. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel, Resort

A two-bed room at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, with a sofa and an ocean-view balcony
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The aquamarine roof and balconies at the Westin Grand Cayman mirror the turquoise shallows of Seven Mile Beach perfectly. It’s hard to see where the large pool ends and the soft, white sand begins as the hotel cabana beds and loungers spill onto the seafront. Most rooms at this place to stay in the Cayman Islands come with a sea view from private balconies. Two restaurants offer fresh seafood – choose from the casual Tortuga Beach Grill or gourmet Beach House. The other bars and restaurants of Seven Mile Beach are all within strolling distance.

4. Caribbean Club

Apartment

The multilevel Caribbean Club with balconies overlooking the beach lined with loungers
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Self-catering with five-star hotel trimmings is on offer at the Caribbean Club. The one-, two- and three-bedroom villas and suites have kitchens with gourmet supplies and lavish living rooms. If you don’t want to cook, the beachside Luca restaurant serves Italian-inspired lunches and dinners. Beachfront villas come with sea views over Seven Mile Beach, and the sand is just a few steps from your door.

5. Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Chain Hotel, Resort

A double bed, a TV, a sofa and an ocean-view balcony at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
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This amenity-packed hotel on Seven Mile Beach is all about the three S’s of island life: sun, sea and sand. A huge mural of stingrays in the cathedral-like lobby pays homage to the beachside location. Rooms are modern and most have private balconies overlooking the cyan sea below. The beachside seafood grill at Veranda offers fresh, local flavours at dinnertime, while cocktails on the terrace make the most of those romantic Cayman sunsets.

6. Palm Heights

Boutique Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel

A tan-and-cream bedroom suite with sofas, a TV and a oceanfront balcony at Palm Heights
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A sumptuous spa and dedicated wellness programmes make this Grand Cayman hotel a healthy retreat from everyday life. Yoga on the terrace at sunrise and personal trainers running beachside exercise classes are sure to keep you in shape. Alternatively, spend your days lounging under bright yellow parasols on Seven Mile Beach, ordering cocktails from the club. It offers luxurious one- and two-bedroom suites. Whatever you pick the decor will be sleek, white and minimalist with pops of sunshine yellow.

7. The Locale Hotel Grand Cayman

Budget Hotel

A minimalist double bed room with sofas, a TV and an ocean view at the Locale Hotel Grand Cayman
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While the exterior is in the style of a Caribbean plantation house, the inside of Locale is definitively modern, with a flashy black-and-red motif. This boutique hotel near Seven Mile Beach is easy on the wallet, but you’ll still have access to those sweeping shores and crystal shallows. A simple saltwater pool and grill-style restaurant provide everything you need for a comfortable stay.

8. Coral Stone Club

Apartment

A breezy double bedroom with wooden furniture, a TV, a radio and a balcony with ocean views at Coral Stone Club
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Lavish condos of various sizes come with gourmet-stocked kitchens and private balconies overlooking the deep blue and white of Seven Mile Beach. As it’s right in the heart of the hotel stretch, bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance. A huge swimming pool and hot tub back onto the beach where sun loungers are prepped to make the most of the rays. Enjoy the freedom of self-catering and the convenience of on-site tours and activities, such as snorkelling, diving and swimming with the local stingrays.

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