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Where to stay in Grand Cayman Island

The Cayman Islands are tiny but beautiful. Situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of big Grand Cayman and little Cayman, just east of the big island. Most visitors will fly in to Georgetown, the Capital City of Grand Cayman, and stay on the big island. This is where a majority of excursions take place, popular resorts are located, and the famous seven mile beach.


Where to stay in the Cayman Islands?

Grand Cayman Islands is a safe bet, and the ease of having resorts, hotels, and a plethora of dining options makes it a great choice. You can find just about every type of accommodation in Grand Cayman, including luxury resorts, budget-friendly hotels, condo rentals, and Airbnbs. See below for a detailed list of the top accommodations to fit your budget.


Keep in mind that the Cayman Islands are expensive. They are a common tourist destination, and because most goods are imported, the prices are high.


Where to stay in Grand Cayman Island


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Top 10 Luxury Resorts

You will find an abundance of luxury resorts throughout Grand Cayman. The most popular location for these resorts is along the well-known Seven Mile Beach. Seven Mile Beach is home to the most beautiful turquoise waters and soft sand beaches. You can also find luxury resorts at Rum Point and on the east side of the islands. See below for a list of the Top 10 Luxury Resorts in Grand Cayman. These resorts are labeled as 4-5 stars and prices begin around $300 + per night.

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1. Palm Heights

Located along seven mile beach, Palm Heights is Grand Cayman's only boutique hotel consisting entirely of spacious suites. Modern and trendy.


2. Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Located along seven mile beach, this is one of a few Marriott brand resorts along the white sand stretch. The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is the closest Marriott to the Airport.


3. The Caribbean Club

Located along seven mile beach, The Caribbean Club is a luxury boutique hotel, featuring 37 spacious 1-3 bedroom suites.


4. The Ritz Carlton (Marriott)

Located along seven mile beach, The Ritz Carlton charms its guests with luxury, featuring a Cayman Cookout with the Chef. Offering luxury rooms and suites.


5. The Beachcomber Grand Cayman

Located along seven mile beach, The Beachcomber is a condominium complex, featuring 35 luxury condos available in 2, 3, and 4 bedroom configurations.


6. Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa

Located along seven mile beach, Kimptom Seafire Resort and Spa is one of the newest resorts to pop up along the beach. Updated luxury at its finest, with steep prices too!


7. The Westin (Marriott)

Located along seven mile beach, the Westin is another one of Marriott's luxury resorts on the beach. I have personally stayed here, and it was a great experience.


8. Sea Palm Villas

Located on the southern end of the island, Sea Palm Villas feature all beachfront villas. Sea Palm Villas is centrally located and easy to get to from the airport.


9. Wyndham Reef Resort

Located on the east end of Grand Cayman Islands, The Wyndham Reef Resort gives you true peace and quiet, and less crowds on the beach.


10. Grand Caymanian Resort

Located on the other side of Seven Mile Beach, with breathtaking views of North Sound. Grand Caymanian sees less crowds, and is just a short walk to seven mile beach.


 

Top 5 Budget-Friendly Resorts & Hotels

Although Grand Cayman boasts a variety of luxury hotels, you can also find budget-friendly accommodations. Most of these are also located on or near Seven Mile Beach. See below for a list of the Top 5 Budget-Friendly Resorts/Hotels in Grand Cayman. These resorts are labeled as 3-4 stars and prices are typically under $300 per night.

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1. Seven Mile Beach Resort & Club

Located along seven mile beach, this resort is nestled in a beautiful Caribbean garden overlooking the beach. Time shares are also offered at this resort and club.


2. Sunshine Suites Resort

Located along seven mile beach, Sunshine Suites Resort is just steps away from the soft white sandy beach. Offering some of the best affordable, boutique lodging.


3. Morritt's Tortuga Club

Located on the far east end of Grand Cayman, Morritt's Tortuga Club offers tranquility and peace, away from the crowds. Featuring poolside villas and oceanfront suites.


4. Rum Point Club Residences

Located on the north side of Grand Cayman Island, on Rum Point. Rum Point Club Residences is a luxury boutique hotel. Spacious suites with 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom options.


5. Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman

Located on the other side of seven mile beach, the Holiday Inn is just a short walk to the beloved white sand beaches. Affordable stay in a pristine location.



 

Rental Properties

Grand Cayman offers a bunch of different properties to rent out to visitors. Airbnb and VRBO offer accommodations starting at $60/night for a single room. There is a wide range of rental homes and condo from budget-friendly prices, to ultimate luxury. In addition, you can find multiple condo complexes and rent directly on their site. Some of the most popular ones include:

  • Grandview Condos on seven mile beach

  • Morritt's Club

  • Ocean Paradise

  • Island Pine Villas

  • Plantation Club Vacations

  • The islands Club


 

I hope this comprehensive guide helps you choose the best accommodations for Where to Stay in Grand Cayman Island. With plenty of options to choose from, there will be something to fit your budget. No matter where you stay, you will always be just a few footsteps away from the beautiful sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters.


Check out this Ultimate Grand Cayman Itinerary for specific details on where to go, what to do, and where to eat!


CHEERS.

Jenna


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