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Dreamy Destination

The Cayman Islands

by Colleen Guilfoile Richmond


Comprised of three unique islands, the Cayman Islands promises an unprecedented tropical escape with a diverse array of activities to enjoy both on land and beneath the crystal-clear cobalt seas. While its stunning underwater scenery, impressive culinary offerings and immersive attractions continue to entice water sport enthusiasts, gourmands and sun-worshippers alike, the warm and welcoming nature of Caymanians, known as ‘Caymankindness,’ adds to the vacation experience, providing a distinctive atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else in the Caribbean.
You can choose to stay in a luxury rental villa with amenities such as sleek infinity pools, private docks and in-home spas to fitness centers, movie theaters and even a rooftop helipad to first-class accommodations offering an array of unparalleled choices– from secluded villas to luxurious hotels and resorts – it’s no surprise that traveller’s turn to the Cayman Islands for a tropical getaway. Those looking to experience the destination’s hottest new resorts are invited to check-in at Kimpton Hotels’ first Caribbean property, the 266-room Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. The boutique-style property boasts six beachfront bungalows, four restaurants, two pools and a full-service spa. Claiming the most luxurious penthouse in the Caribbean featuring 19,00-square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman offers guests an isolated oasis, perfect for indulging in the lap of luxury.

Rightfully heralded as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,” the Cayman Islands’ epicurean scene is as diverse as it is delicious, with over 200 unique restaurants from gourmet five-star establishments to rustic seaside chicken shacks. Gastronomes looking for an unforgettable epicurean jaunt can savor masterfully prepared cuisines featuring farm-to-table organic dining at The Brasserie, to restaurants led by world-renowned chefs, such as Blue by Eric Ripert. For a truly immersive experience, gourmands can indulge their taste buds on The Flavor Tour, a guided dining adventure that features local ingredients presented in the distinct styles of Camana Bay’s signature restaurants.

Hailed as one of the world’s best sailing and boating destinations, the Cayman Islands offers premiere service marinas dedicated to assisting boaters with docking facilities and general maintenance. Grand Cayman offers four marinas including Cayman Islands Yacht Club, Barcadere Marina, Kaibo Marina and Harbour House Marina. Travelers looking for world-class harbors should look no further than the award-winning Barcadere Marina, which has raised the standard for marinas in the Cayman Islands and provides top-of-the-line services and amenities. For mixed-use marina docks, boaters are encouraged to dock at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, which features full amenities for private craft, commercial operators, sail and jet boats.

Boating enthusiasts looking to spend the afternoon experiencing unparalleled views of the Cayman Islands aboard a spacious private luxury sport yacht should head to Cayman Luxury Charters, where guests can partake in a wide variety of activities including swimming with friendly southern stingrays at Stingray City and exploring nature’s majestic Bioluminescent Tour. All this has the making for a quintessential afternoon at sea.


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