Grand Cayman – Where to Stay

We visited Grand Cayman in July 2017 and have since decided that it is our new favorite island! We were hosted by the Caribbean Club (check it out here) and could not have had a better experience…by far the nicest place we’ve ever stayed with the absolute best beachfront location. Admittedly, the price point is much higher than we would normally spring for, but so worth it! Whether you’re a high roller, honeymooner, average spender, or budget traveler looking for a splurge I highly recommend Caribbean Club – you won’t be disappointed! (For info on what to do in Grand Cayman check out this post)

Working in the marketing industry, I know that user experience is a huge factor in IMG_3128selling any product, and the user experience at Caribbean Club is top notch! Caribbean Club did not miss a beat, starting from the week before our stay, when we got an email from the hotel asking if we had anything in particular we would like our room stocked with, to the welcome package that greeted us when we arrived. Full disclosure, there is a stocking fee, so we didn’t take advantage of that perk, but definitely a great option to have! You can easily walk to the grocery/ABC store too if you’d like. Every detail of your stay is thought out by the hotel ahead of time so that all you have to do is focus on relaxing…not that that will require much concentration 🙂

The Facilities:

We arrived early while our room was being cleaned, so the staff graciously stored our IMG_3920bags for us and provided towels so that we could change and hit the beach right away. The walk from the lobby to the beach is absolutely breathtaking. The patio lends itself to the hotel restaurant, Luca, which is both super convenient and also absolutely delicious. Read more about Luca here. Next is the infinity pool, which is situated between the restaurant patio and the ocean. This was our first infinity pool and we couldn’t get enough of it, it’s my husband’s new favorite thing….especially since it offers a view of the beach! The entire courtyard is blossoming with beautiful greenery and wonderful landscaping, leading right to the main event – the beach! 7 Mile Beach is now, by far our favorite, IMG_3253 and is unlike any other we’ve been to. The water was absolutely perfect….cool enough to be refreshing, yet warm enough to not be chilly, and clear enough to see 50 feet in all directions. So perfect, in fact, that you could almost think that you were in a pool with how clear it was! It is perfect for snorkeling and offers a wide variety of fish to discover…in fact, on the last morning of our stay we found ourselves swimming with wild sea turtles, which was super cool! Arguably, the other best feature of this particular area of 7 Mile Beach is how private it is! Caribbean Club, in my opinion, is situated on the best stretch of 7 Mile Beach in that it is close enough to little beach bars that is easy to stroll down and find something to eat or drink, but it is private enough that you pretty much get your own stretch of beach! Caribbean Club only has 37 rooms, so their beach isn’t crowded like many other hotel beaches are. They offer lounge chairs, mats, and umbrellas for every guest, and you don’t even have to get up early to make sure that you get a seat. Literally the most perfect beach, and we even visited during the rainy season! The other major perk of this location is that it also offers prime sunset views 🙂

The Villa:

We arrived expecting to be in a one-bedroom hotel room and were shocked when we opened the door to a 3 bedroom 3 bath villa! The villa was so beautiful that it was almost hard to pull ourselves away from it! The villa included a state-of-the-art kitchen with an open floor plan that lead to a dining room and living room, and led out to a GORGEOUS balcony overlooking the pool and ocean, with yet another (outdoor) dining room set and balcony lounge furniture. The condo easily slept 6 (2 twin beds, 1 queen, and 1 king), although you could certainly fit several more on the couches and on the floor if needed. The condo also provided a functioning washer and dryer, and fully “furnished” kitchen including all appliances you could need while on vacation (Illy espresso/coffee machine with several “k cup” options, blender, utensils, Wusthof knife set, pots and pans, etc.). Each of the three spacious bedrooms came fully equipped with a flatscreen TV, dresser, closet, and had a full bathroom attached. The master bedroom was furnished in complete luxury, from the grand furniture to the luxurious bathroom to the breathtaking view of the walkout balcony. The master bathroom boasted a full Jacuzzi, spacious shower, and a double sink with marble countertops. Everything was super clean and very high quality. We had more space than we even knew what to do with and with all the furnishings we easily felt right at home! Our favorite room, was of course, the balcony, which overlooked the pool and the ocean. From what we could tell, all rooms at the Caribbean Club look like they offer an ocean-view balcony, but I would confirm that with other sources before you book. Not gonna lie, one of our favorite parts of the day was sitting on the balcony in the mornings in our robes drinking our Illy espresso and soaking in the view…you just can’t beat it!

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The Service:

The entire staff was great, they were all super friendly and super helpful! Our room was cleaned every morning while we were out, and a turndown service is offered every night…the entire villa was well-cleaned every day. We interacted most with Elena and the front desk staff and got lots of helpful tips! We probably bordered the line of being obnoxious with all our questions, but Elena graciously answered all of our questions and pointed us to the best restaurants, shops, and attractions of the island. Our stay wasn’t as long as we would have liked, so we had to fit a lot in in a short amount of time, so Elena helped us make sure we didn’t waste any time.

We had the best time at Caribbean Club and would absolutely recommend this luxury boutique hotel! We would definitely stay here again if we ever return to Grand Cayman….and we absolutely intend to 🙂

 

*This post was a collaboration with the Caribbean Club, but all opinions and photos are my own.

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