Lighthouse Point

571 Northwest Point Rd., West Bay, Grand Cayman, KY1-1206, Cayman Islands

Scuba operator DiveTech's stunning ecodevelopment (motto "living lightly on the planet") features sustainable wood interiors and recycled concrete, a gray-water system, energy-saving appliances and lights, and Cayman's first wind turbine generator. But you needn't be an ardent diver or environmentalist to appreciate the nine striking units overlooking the eponymous dive site. Those glossy "granite" and "marble" surfaces might just be recycled beer or vodka bottles, and the mostly reclaimed, artfully distressed hardwood furnishings bespeak elegance. Each unit features energy-efficient dishwasher and washer/dryer, solar panels, glass-block features maximizing natural light, walk-in closets, cathedral recessed ceilings, jetted tubs, flat-screen TV/Blu-ray DVDs, teak furnishings, and enormous patios with sensational sea views. Distinctive details include public bathrooms with bathysphere-like doors; salvaged antique anchors, buoys, and cannon as found art; a splendid on-site eatery, Vivo, which emphasizes fresh local organic produce; and a half-acre landscaped park gracing the dramatic ironshore. Best of all, these upscale green lodgings won't cost too much green.

PROS

  • eco-friendly
  • fantastic shore diving (and state-of-the-art dive shop)
  • creative and often recycled upscale look
  • superb eatery

CONS

  • no real beach
  • car necessary
  • bit difficult for physically challenged to navigate

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 345-949–1700

HOTEL DETAILS

9 2-bedroom apartments
Rate Includes: No meals

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