Southern Cross Club

South Hole Sound, Little Cayman, KY3-2501, Cayman Islands

Little Cayman's first resort was founded in the 1950s as a private fishing club by the CEO of Sears-Roebuck and CFO of General Motors, and its focus is still on fishing and diving. The adventure and barefoot elegance motifs are struck in the semi-open lobby with African masks, trophy game fish, hand-painted cabinets, and a magnificent indoor-outdoor bar. Psychedelically hued duplex cottages sit on Little Cayman's most spectacular white-sand beach, with views of the uninhabited Owen Island and romantic private outdoor showers. Rooms feature vivid colors, local art, bamboo accents, and hardwood furniture, including several four-poster beds. Some have separate living rooms and indoor-outdoor showers; the newest incorporate ecologically sound aspects such as gray-watered gardens and solar-heated water. Dive services are superb—set your gear up once and the rest is done for you during your stay. Creative mixologists hold sway at the delightful bar, and the food is exceptional, served in various venues, including an air-conditioned split-level dining room with panoramic views. The resort was Green Globe–certified in 2010.

PROS

  • barefoot luxury
  • free use of kayaks and snorkel gear
  • splendiferous beach
  • international staff tells of globe-trotting exploits

CONS

  • not child-friendly (though families can rent a cottage)
  • Wi-Fi not available in some rooms and spotty elsewhere

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green, Service, Views
Intimate
On the beach
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 345-948–1099 | 800-899–2582

HOTEL DETAILS

12 suites, 1 2-bedroom cottage
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Sept.–mid-Oct. All meals

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