Taking a private jet to Grand Cayman is a bucket list trip for many, and the island’s beauty and charm make it easy to see why. The entire collection of islands is a treasure trove to explore, and you’ll think you’ve stumbled upon Paradise.
Though heavily traveled by tourists, the island remains a luxury destination for those wanting to escape the daily grind. From rich seafood to high end resorts, pristine beaches and no shortage of adrenaline-fueled activities, we’re here to point you to all the best sights, tastes, and adventures you won’t want to miss.
Where to Stay on Grand Cayman Island
Grand Cayman offers several large resorts and some of the biggest names in hotels, including the Ritz Carlton, Westin, and Marriott. In addition, there are some smaller local-based resorts that are chock full of amenities, luxuries, and oceanfront views.
Morritt’s Tortuga Club is its own little tropical paradise, complete with sparkling pools, fountains, and direct beach access. Many of the smaller resorts here aren’t over the top, but what they lack in luxury they more than make up for in tranquility.
If you’re looking for something more high-end, you’ll want to explore the Seven Mile Beach District. This is where you’ll find four- and five-star properties with amenities to match, including the Kimpton Seafire Resort.
Things to See and Do
Let’s talk itineraries: what will you do when you arrive?
Naturally, there’s the obvious lounging-on-the-beach-all-day option. It’s not uncommon to find hammocks strung between two palm trees with the perfect ocean view at your side. But if you want to leave the comfort of your resort and explore what makes this island truly unique, add the following activities to your bucket list:
This sand bar is brimming with stingrays oh, and you can get as up-close-and-personal with them as you like. They don’t fear tourists, and will usually swim right up to you within minutes of getting into the water.
This hiking trail is over 200 years old and takes you through one of the lesser seen sides of the island. You can explore the mangrove forest and enjoy being surrounded by unspoiled scenery.
Tortuga Rum Co.
Run is one of Grand Cayman’s biggest industries, so it’s no surprise that the island is also home to some of the best rum cake you’ll ever taste. Head to the Tortuga Rum Company for a sampling.
Scuba diving is a big draw to the island, offering a diversity of dive sites from relatively inexpensive tour guides. Notable sites are the artificial Reef, Babylon Canyon, and Eden Roc, among others.
This remote little cove is perfect if you enjoy photographing or watching sunsets. The interesting rock formations are nothing short of postcard-worthy.
Once one of the island’s best hidden gems, the secret is out: Starfish Point is brimming with (you guessed it) starfish. Go early in the morning or around sunset to beat the crowds.
What to Eat
Like other major island countries in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman offers fresh seafood that truly tastes like it was picked right from the ocean and put onto your plate. One of the best places to indulge in a great seafood meal is Blue by Eric Ripert, which is tucked inside the Ritz Carlton. They’ve also got one of the most highly acclaimed wine lists on the island, and though it’s quite the splurge, you’ll feel like your entire trip is complete having eaten here.
If you’re looking for low key dining, Kurts Korner is a true hole in the wall that is dishing out some of the best tasting food on the island. Its looks are not designed to impress, but the fearful definitely leave a lasting impact on your taste buds. It’s tucked away on the north side of the island with outdoor-only seating. Seafood with a Caribbean flair is their specialty, and it’s as close to home cooking as you might find on the island.
When to Visit Grand Cayman
Planning your private jet to Grand Cayman around the time of year is a wise decision. Given the island’s tropical locale, there is a notable rainy season from May through October, though hurricane conditions aren’t likely and showers only last for a few hours.
If you’re looking for economy options, hotel prices are the lowest from March through June. Average temperatures are around 80 degrees, though January and February often drop to the 60’s. There’s never a bad time to visit the island, so consider this your go-to destination for year-round travel.
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