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Cayman Islands Hotel Guide

The Best Places to Stay for Every Budget

Updated May 2022

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels
The Best Cayman Islands Hotels

Welcome To Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are one of the most beautiful locations for a sun-soaked getaway – but what is a holiday without quality accommodation? No matter your budget, we’ve rounded up some of the best hotels on the islands for you to enjoy during your stay.

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Where to Sleep

The Top Neighborhoods

Grand Cayman

The largest of the islands, Grand Cayman is known for its stunning beaches and upmarket resorts. Come stay for a little, or a long while, and make yourself at home amongst the sparkling nightlife and even glitzier oceans.

  Cayman Brac

Contemporary and bright, Cayman Brac is a traveller’s dream! While the accommodations here aren’t as fancy as its larger cousin Grand Cayman, you’ll still find plenty of boutique hotels and fantastic restaurants to experience during your stay.

Affordable Options

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: The Alexander

The Alexander, Cayman Brac

Price: $$    Average Reviews: 3.9/5

For those who value proximity to town, The Alexander in Cayman Brac has you covered. Located just 0.8 miles from the center of the action, The Alexander is the perfect holiday accommodation for those who just need a place to lie their heads. Featuring modern amenities like a gym, sauna and lap pool, The Alexander offers the comfort of a hotel without the sterility. While there is no fancy bar or restaurant attached, you’ll be so close to town it won’t even matter.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: Holiday Inn Resort, Grand Cayman

Holiday Inn Resort, Grand Cayman

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.1/5

One of the most well-known chains in the world, Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman delivers a quality, reliable stay no matter when you visit. With a sprawling 18-hole golf course and modern tennis courts, guests can embrace their sporting prowess, or simply recline by the pool overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Attached to the world-class Blue Iguana Grill and Lounge, there’s no rush to step off the manicured grounds for a taste of quality Caymanian, American or Cuban cuisine.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: The Locale Hotel

The Locale Hotel, Grand Cayman

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 4/5

The perfect balance between work and play, The Locale Hotel makes travelling for work a breeze. Overlooking the glittering ocean just 150 yards from famous Seven Mile Beach, The Locale brings traditional Caribbean décor and modern facilities together for an idyllic holiday experience. Taste traditional Caymanian cocktails at the Bonfire Urban Kitchen, or step outside the hotel to immerse yourself in Grand Cayman’s vibrant nightlife. With rooms for families, couples or solo travelers, there truly is something for everyone at The Locale.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: Sunshine Suites Resort

Sunshine Suites Resort, Grand Cayman

Price: $$     Average Reviews: 3.7/5

Sunshine Suites Resort offers the best in boutique accommodation for those who want a little luxury – without the price tag! Sitting near the white sands and turquoise waters of Seven Mile Beach, Sunshine Suites Resort provides guests with the ability to choose their own adventure. Talk to the friendly front desk staff to organize a tour of the island, or simply enjoy one of the 131 modern, beautifully crafted suites for an everyday touch of paradise.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: Grand Caymanian Resort

Grand Caymanian Resort

Price: $$-$$$     Average Reviews: 4.2/5

Idyllic oasis vibes await at the Grand Caymanian Resort! The only oceanfront North Sound accommodation on Grand Cayman, Grand Caymanian Resort offers so much more than picture-perfect views. With an on-site watersports instructor, you can arrange for a full day of snorkeling, diving or exploring the magical North Sound through the eyes of a local. If coral reefs and crystal seas aren’t your vibe, take a turn on the nearby North South Golf Club, or try your hand at fishing from the Resort’s dedicated pier.

  ISLAND LIFE TRAVEL TIP #1 : GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

When going on vacation in the time of Covid, Travel Insurance is a must in our opinion. Most of the current policies cover Covid medical issues as well as vacation delays due to Covid. They typically even cover your hotel if you test positive while on vacation and have to extend your trip a few days until you get a negative test. You can easily compare and choose from the top travel insurance policies here.

Midrange Hotels

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: Seven Mile Beach Resort a

Seven Mile Beach Resort, Grand Cayman

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

Nobody does tropical beach retreats quite like Seven Mile Beach Resort. From the outdoor area filled with swaying palm trees to the breathtaking views over the Caribbean Sea, this high-end Grand Cayman resort gives a little slice of paradise to those who need it. Charming island décor with a modern twist gives Seven Mile Beach Resort a uniquely enticing atmosphere, with everything from state-of-the-art jacuzzies to sunbathing lounges for those wanting to relax.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: Wyndham Reef Resort (Grand Cayman)

Wyndham Reef Resort, Grand Cayman

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Outside of the hustle and bustle of the main town, Wyndham Reef Resort is the perfect quiet getaway spot for travelers seeking that island hopping experience. The surrounding water is home to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in Grand Cayman, ideal for those who love to see the world from a different point of view. Once you’ve finished on the beach, take some time at The Spa at Wyndham Reef Resort to unwind, or book a speedboat adventure for a thrill ride across the water.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Price: $$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/5

Spend a little time on the slow side of life at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Situated on the scenic Seven Mile Beach, this resort is in a prime position for exploring everything the island has to offer. Whether you choose to spend the day inside enjoying the plush robes and room service or want to make a splash at the nearby Stingray City, Marriott Beach Resort provides every amenity an island explorer could want.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: Hampton by Hilton Grand Cayman

Hampton by Hilton Grand Cayman

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.6/10

Hilton Hotels are the original name in luxury accommodation, and Hampton by Hilton lives up to the legacy. From the bright white exterior to the tastefully incorporated island décor, this resort is wonderful for solo leisure seekers or business travelers. The concierge station is happy to help book everything you could need, from room service to boat rides to the nearby Stingray City – let off some steam and allow this top tier resort to take care of you during your stay.

  ISLAND LIFE TRAVEL TIP #2 : USE A VPN

When traveling internationally, we highly recommend using a VPN on your smartphone, tablet and computer to protect your security while using public or hotel Wi-Fi. VPN’s are easily installed App services that protect all your internet use, from emails to web searches. The most secure and easy to use (in our honest opinion) is NordVPN which is inexpensive and top-rated in the industry. You can check it out here.

High End Hotels

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

After undergoing a massive renovation in 2021, the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman is back in a major way! Featuring warm, open suites and a magnificent central pool, this resort is a last word in island luxury. Swaying palm trees and ocean views are only part of the package here, with exceptional service and fabulous food, par for the course. Sample a bite of island fine dining at one of Ritz Carlton’s world-class restaurants, then relax with a massage at the famous La Prairie Spa.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa

Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.8/5

KimptonSeafire Resort and Spa is Grand Cayman’s first lifestyle resortand takes inspiration from the incredible surrounding scenery of Seven Mile Beach. The open-air design brings both warmth and accessibility to the fore, affording a million-dollar view of waters that belong on a postcard. Inside, the marvels continue, with five-star dining and featured ‘foodie nights’ for those with an adventurous palette. Just a short drive from Grand Cayman’s main attractions, and steps away from white sands and crystal waters, KimptonSeafire Resort and Spa breathes new meaning to the phrase ‘island luxury’.

The Best Cayman Islands Hotels: The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

The Westin Grand Cayman

Price: $$$$     Average Reviews: 4.3/5

Characterized by bright blue rooves that match the sparkling surrounding beach, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort is your quintessential oceanfront resort. Beautifully appointed suites carry island flair with a touch of Caymanian elegance, with spectacular views from every side. Lounge in the luxurious sunchairs on the beach out front or organize a paddle boarding or snorkeling adventure through the concierge.

Looking for an all-inclusive? Check out our Best Cayman Islands All Inclusive Resorts Guide

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  1. Oh my goodness I had no idea where to start when planning my trip, my friend recommended your page after she used it for her trip to the Turks and Caicos. I am so thankful, my wife and I had the best trip ever, we stayed at the Kimpton and it was perfect. Your restaurant guide was a life saver too!

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