Fodor's Expert Review The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

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

This 144-acre, exquisitely manicured resort, offers unparalleled luxury and service infused with a sense of place, with works by local artists and craftspeople. The resort took the opportunity of the nearly two-year shutdown to pour $50 million of improvements into the property. It is anchored by a seven-story behemoth that faces Seven Mile Beach on the west and the North Sound on the east. Top chef Eric Ripert created one of the eateries, Greg Norman designed the golf course, La Prairie operates the sybaritic spa, and the Ambassadors of the Environment children's program was created by none other than Jean-Michel Cousteau. 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. The spacious rooms have been given a refresh blending modern coastal and mid-century British-Caribbean styles with local artwork and are outfitted with high-tech conveniences.


  • exemplary service
  • exceptional facilities with complimentary extras
  • fine beachfront


  • annoyingly high ($80) resort fee
  • sprawling with a confusing layout
  • long walk to beach (over an interior bridge) from most rooms


Romantic, Service, Family


Phones: 345-943–9000


389 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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