Hotels in Cayman Islands offer captivating paradise views in a destination often referred to as the “Caymans”. Crystal clear, turquoise water exists in places such as Rum Point, Seven Mile Beach and Cemetery Reef. Keep in mind that the Cayman Islands dollar is the islands’ official currency, though USDs are readily accepted, and that the rainiest months in the Caymans are September and October. One of the most iconic Cayman Island adventures takes place at a crystal clear, shallow sand bar named Stingray City, where you may swim with stingrays in open ocean. Cayman Island’s soft white beaches are likely where you’ll want to spend most of your time, so sandals are a must. Before we get you to hotels in Cayman Islands, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
While no archaeological evidence exists to suggest that the Cayman Islands had been inhabited prior to European exploration, it is thought that the islands were first discovered by Christopher Columbus during his 1503 voyage to the Americas. Columbus originally named the islands Las Tortugas due to its large turtle population, but were later renamed to the Cayman Islands after its crocodiles. Thereafter, the islands became inhabited mostly by pirates, shipwrecked sailors and army deserters from Jamaica. Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach, arguably the most notorious pirate of all time, operated in the waters around Cayman Islands. In 1670, England took formal control of the Cayman Islands by way of the Treaty of Madrid, and by the 1730s a permanent English-speaking population had been established, with enslaved Africans accounting for over half the population in the first 1802 census. Slavery having been abolished in 1833, the Cayman Islands in 1863 declared itself independent from the Crown Colony of Jamaica, and it wasn’t until 1972 when a new constitution was written that the islands were granted a large degree of internal autonomy. Historically, the Cayman Islands have never levied income tax, capital gains tax, or wealth tax, which make them an attractive tax haven for financial institutions, namely hedge funds.
Roughly 270 miles south of Cuba and west of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean Sea. Home to around 70,000 Caymanians, the Cayman Islands today benefit from little temperature changes throughout the year. Hurricane season occurs from June to November. The Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD) is the islands’ official currency, with tourism contributing significantly to GDP. Grand Cayman is home to a number of popular attractions that include Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Pedro St. James Castle, Stingray City, Hell, Cayman Turtle Centre, Mastic Trail, East End Light and Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Popular food items include coconut shrimp, jerk chicken, turtle soup and stew, while the unofficial national dish is cassava or heavy cake, which is made with margarine, vanilla, boiled coconut milk, brown sugar, spices and grated cassava. Drinks include rum punch, daiquiris, pina coladas, bikini martinis or the “seven mile breeze”, made from local vodka, cranberry and grapefruit juices, poured over ice and garnished with lime. Now that we’ve covered a little background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Cayman Islands that will help make for an unforgettable trip.
Seven Mile Beach
Regal Beach Club offers free WiFi, a patio, a seating area with flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, a coffee machine, a whirlpool and grocery delivery. Nearby you’ll find Peppers Bar & Grill, Craft Food & Beverage Co. (gastropub), Bonfire Urban Kitchen, Cimboco (restaurant), Focus Hair and Beauty Salon, Cafe del Sol (coffee shop), The Burger Shack, Al La Kebab, Bliss Yoga, Cayman Scents (gift shop), Divers Supply, Caribos 7 Sausasian (restaurant), Chelsea’s Bar (pool billiard club), Kennedy Gallery (art gallery), Seven Mile Beach Post Office, Be Well Pharmacy, Little Havana Cigar Bar, Tortuga Liquors, Chicken! Chicken! (restaurant), Mariposa Cabaret, Treats Restaurant and more.
This location is 0.7 miles from The Wharf Restaurant & Bar, 1.1 miles from Kirk Market and Fosters Food Fair IGA MArket, 1.4 miles from Casanova Italian Restaurant, 1.5 miles from Eats Cafe, 1.6 miles from Copper Falls Steakhouse, 0.5 miles from Local Farmers Market Camana Bay (open only on Thursdays) and 2.3 miles from Owen Roberts International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom apartment): $606
Cost per person (seven people): $87
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa offers a spa center, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a sun terrace, 3 restaurants, a bar, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, seating areas, a 24-hour front desk, a private beach and free use of bicycles. In the area you may visit Coccoloba (Mexican restaurant), Calico Jacks Bar & Grill, Cayman Turtle Divers, Jungle Bar & Lounge, GC’s Liquor Depot, KAABOO Cayman (festival), Morgan’s Seafood Restaurant, Bacaro (restaurant), Dexter’s FantaSea Tours, Acquarius Sea Tours, Six Senses Cayman Adventures, George’s Watersports, Sail with Friends, Island Splash Water Sports, Cobalt Custom Charters and more.
From here Seven Mile Beach is within feet and Owen Roberts International Airport is 4.2 miles.
Approximate cost per night (ocean front two-bedroom suite): $2,037
Cost per person (eight people): $255
Featuring WiFi, an outdoor pool, a tennis court, a spa, a wellness center, on-site shops, a restaurant, a bar, a hot tub, concierge services, air conditioning, terraces, work desks and seating areas, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman stands near Blue by Eric Ripert (restaurant), Andiamo (restaurant), Glamorous Hair Studio, Seven (restaurant), Bar Jack, Living The Dream Divers, Yoshi Sushi, Legendz Bar and Grille, St. Matthew’s University, Governors Beach, Governors Square (shopping mall), Tortuga Liquors, Cost-U-Less (supermarket), The Funky Monkey (clothing store), Sunshine Grill, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Island Naturals Cafe, Edoardo’s (Italian restaurant), Barolo Bar, Good Mood Food Co. (restaurant), The Falls Steakhouse, Foster’s Supermarket, Kirk Freeport (duty-free store), NKY Fashion, Luca Restaurant (Italian), Man Cave (hair salon) and more.
George Town is 1.9 miles and Owen Roberts International Airport is 2.7 miles from this 5-star hotel.
Approximate cost per night (queen room ocean front): $928
Cost per person (four people): $232
The National Gallery
Offering fully-equipped kitchens, private screened porches, charming furnishings, separate living areas, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, air conditioning, free WiFi, an outdoor pool with hot tub, tennis courts, a business center, a private beach with a natural lagoon and rock pools and free access to nearby Kings Express Fitness, Grandview Condominiums is positioned close to Bandidos Cantina, Cayman Segway Tours, Chabad Cayman, Icoa Eat & Drink, Tortuga Liquor Store, Care Pharmacy, Crave Clothing, Fidel Murphys (Irish pub), GNC, World Gym Fitness Center, Thai Orchid (Thai restaurant), Big Daddy’s Liquor Store, XQ’s Bar and Grill, DNS Diving and more.
From this condo hotel The National Gallery is 0.5 miles and Owen Roberts International Airport is 2.1 miles.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom apartment): $769
Cost per person (eight people): $97
With a restaurant, a bar, free bike usage, a fitness center, a private beach area, water sports facilities, a garden, a terrace, an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor pool, evening entertainment, a 24-hour front desk, a continental or buffet breakfast and a hot tub, Beach Suites is near Tillie’s (restaurant), George’s Watersports, The Grand Pavilion (business center), Lauren’s (Italian restaurant), Big Daddy’s Liquor Store, Wok-n-Roll (Asian restaurant), Blue Cilantro (restaurant), Saltwater Grill (restaurant), Waterman Cayman Surf Co, Buy Smart (discount store), Fresh Kitchen & Coffee, PD’s Sports Bar & Grill, The Wine Cellar, Smoothie King and more.
0.2 miles separates this hotel from Kirk’s Supermarket, while Owen Roberts International Airport is 2.7 miles away.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom suite): $811
Cost per person (six people): $135
Regal Beach Club
Sprat Bay Luxury Villa offers 6 bedrooms, a hot tub, a private pool, a garden, grill facilities, free WiFi, free private parking, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen and a terrace with pool views. Cayman Islands Tennis Club, Willie’s Fresh Fruits and Juices, Grand Harbor Shopping Centre, Hurley’s (grocery store), Health Care Pharmacy, Black Pearl (skate park), The Prospect Playhouse (performing arts theater), Cayman Islands Brewery, Prospect Fort (historical landmark) and more are found within the vicinity.
Regal Beach Club is 5.3 miles and Owen Roberts International Airport is 1.7 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $1,750
Cost per person (twenty people): $88
Camana Bay Farmers Market
Providing 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, central air conditioning, free WiFi, a large living room, a kitchen, a breakfast room, a screened-in porch, a deck, an outdoor pool, smart key-less locks, ceiling fans, large closets, a flat-screen TV and a mini-fridge, Addison Lee Villa is close to Southern Spice Restaurant (Indian restaurant), The Wharf Restaurant & Bar, Tribe Tattoos, Thai Orchid (restaurant), Fidel Murphys Irish Pub & Restaurant, Cayman Segway Tours, Icoa Café (restaurant), XQ’S Pizza, Bar, Grill (restaurant), DNS Diving Grand Cayman (SCUBA tour agency) and more.
Seven Mile Beach is within feet, Camana Bay Farmers Market and Kirk Market are 0.5 miles and Owen Roberts International Airport is 1.9 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (six-bedroom house): $1,243
Cost per person (thirteen people): $95
Peppers Bar and Grill
This hotel is within feet of Peppers Bar and Grill and Seven Mile Beach and 2.3 miles from Owen Roberts International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (family suite): $598
Cost per person (six people): $99
Located in Driftwood Village, Blue Water Villas has 5 bedrooms, a private pool with garden views, free WiFi, private parking, a fully-equipped kitchen, a washing machine and a flat-screen TV.
Owen Roberts International Airport is 8.1 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $1,642
Cost per person (ten people): $164
This villa is 7.4 miles from Owen Roberts International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (seven-bedroom villa): $4,457
Cost per person (twenty people): $222
With a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, family rooms, seating areas, a barbecue, balconies with sea views, a terrace and free WiFi, Rum Point Club Residences is near Rum Point Beach, Rum Point Club Restaurant, Rum Point Dock (marina), Red Sail Sports (sporting goods store) and Bio-luminescent Bay.
From this hotel Owen Roberts International Airport is 7.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $2,199
Cost per person (eight people): $274