Fodor's Expert Review Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

West Bay Rd., Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, KY-1209, Cayman Islands Fodor's Choice

This 144-acre resort, as exquisitely manicured as its clientele, offers unparalleled luxury and service infused with a sense of place, with works by local artists and craftspeople. It is anchored by a seven-story behemoth that faces Seven Mile Beach on the west and the North Sound on the east. Top toque Eric Ripert created one of the eateries, Greg Norman designed the golf course, tennis is run by Nick Bollettieri (coach of greats like Andre Agassi), La Prairie operates the sybaritic spa, and the Ambassadors of the Environment children's program was created by none other than Jean-Michel Cousteau. The staff is professional yet discreet, knowing their business not yours. Despite its glam romantic trappings, the resort is family-friendly, offering movie screenings poolside and stargazing with astronomers, and incorporating Caymanian culture into the estimable kids' club activities. Rooms are spacious, hedonistic, and outfitted with high-tech conveniences.


  • exemplary service
  • exceptional facilities with complimentary extras


  • annoyingly high resort fee
  • sprawling with a confusing layout
  • long walk to beach (over an interior bridge) from most rooms


Romantic, Service, Family
On the beach


Phones: 345-943–9000


353 rooms, 12 suites, 24 condos
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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