You can't beat the views from your rooms... we obviously loved the oceanfront but the gorgeous views from the Blue Tip Golf Course were just as wonderful. There are 365 guest rooms and many suites of all sizes. Private balconies offer breathtaking views. The bedding is goose down with non-allergenic pillows, the marble bathrooms are spacious and invigorating, the Internet and stocked refreshment bars with refrigerators are also part of the deal. Restaurants include Blue by Eric Ripert (will provide an experience for your palate that you will never forget), Bar Jack (a fun place to have a specialty drink), and a few more. A fitness center, two outdoor pools, tennis courts, scuba shop, retail shops, basketball court, an oceanfront Jacuzzi and Starfish Cay (a waterpark attraction) will complete your undeniable luxurious stay.
Let's not forget about the gorgeous beach and its spectacular views (the star of the show) that is ready for you any time you crave it, at a moment's notice. Relax and enjoy being pampered on their oh-so-comfy lounge chairs and soft, plush towels, and enjoy the stunning sunset on the crystal clear waters at the end of your day before you head on to dinner.
Here are the Ritz's own words, and we couldn't say it any better: "From the moment guests arrive at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, they are encompassed by a sense of wonder, making every experience a treasured memory at this Grand Cayman luxury hotel. By day, it might be captured in the cool blue sea – in a gently floating water hammock or a memorable swim at Stingray City. Unforgettable evenings leave memorable imprints, too, whether from the excitement of a night snorkel experience, the delectable seafood dining experience at Blue by Eric Ripert, or a moonlit stroll on Seven Mile Beach."
We love all of the little amenities that really make you feel welcomed. The lobby always has fresh apples and ice water with lemons which we loved, and they also offer coffee and tea all day long. The pool always has fresh drinking water available as well so you never have to be without a drink to keep you hydrated and quench your thirst. And in the evening you will find chocolate or rum cakes on your pillow! So sweet, literally.
Their padded beach chairs are so comfortable and they each have their own shade awnings as well (you can use them or lower them). As with the Ritz-Carlton, or actually anyone who helped us in Grand Cayman anywhere, the employees are so friendly and always ready to help you out. They treat you with respect and kindness always.
Hemingways's is a great, casual restaurant that has terrific ocean-front views, and the price is reasonable. Their breakfast is superb. Side Bar's happy hours very happy, and their pizza is yummy. And, of course, their complimentary spicy popcorn hits the spot every time.
Restaurants to make sure you visit:
- Casanova (a bus away in Georgetown)
- Cayman Cabana (buy fresh caught fish, lobster and they prepare and serve to you)