The best beach resort in the Cayman Islands and one of the very best in the Caribbean, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman caters well to both couples and families with a beautiful stretch of white sand along renowned Seven Mile Beach, gourmet dining, and impeccable overall service. The sprawling 144-acre property is spread across two sides of the fairly busy West Bay Road and most rooms are not on the beach side (and lack ocean views as a result – there is, however, a bridge to connect the beachfront side to the rest of the hotel); but the property offers five exceptional dining options highlighted by locally sourced seafood at the signature restaurant Blue by Eric Ripert, two large swimming pools with upscale lounge chairs and umbrellas, delicious piña coladas at the beachside Bar Jack, an excellent kids club, an expansive fitness center with row machines and spin bikes, a mini water park for children with small slides, five quality tennis courts plus a custom tennis program by Nick Bollettieri, and a nine-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman. La Prairie Spa boasts luxurious ingredients such as caviar and gold in its treatments and facials, which are offered in-room or in private cabanas. Rooms come with private balconies or terraces, Asprey bath amenities, marble baths with soaking tubs, and an opulent yet modern design. Rooms have pool, garden, or ocean views. Activities include basketball on an outdoor court, a variety of fitness classes including yoga classes, private romantic dinners on Seven Mile Beach, sailing, snorkeling, private sail snorkeling cruises and other boat excursions, mangrove kayak tours, and glass-bottom boat tours. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program teaches kids and adults about responsible living and protecting the environment through family-friendly activities.
On-site COVID-19 testing is not available, but the hotel can connect guests with local testing providers prior to departure.