Last Updated on November 19, 2023 by Katrina

Photo credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

If your idea of a perfect island getaway is lounging on the beach, snorkeling with colorful fish, and enjoying a fantastic dinner, then the Cayman Islands is your kind of paradise. The three Cayman islands—Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac—have become beloved both for their incredible scuba and snorkeling, as well as a top-notch culinary scene. Most of the Caymans’ best resorts are on Grand Cayman—home to the famously beautiful Seven Mile Beach—but they all offer tropical bliss. Here the best beach resorts in the Cayman Islands.

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort (389 West Bay Rd., Seven Mile Beach; 345-949-0088) Grand Cayman

Afar likes this 295-room Marriott for its “clean, natural aesthetic with classic Caribbean decor like light turquoise walls,” and for the fact that most rooms “have fantastic views of Seven Mile Beach.” One Yelp reviewer says, “I loved being able to sit in the balcony, hearing the waves as soon as I woke up and falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Wasn’t too happy with the water pressure in the shower, but no other complaints. For food, you don’t ever have to leave the hotel.”   >> Book this hotel for less

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa (30620 Seven Mile Beach; 345-945-3800) Grand Cayman

You’ll be “perfectly positioned to while away the day by the pool or explore the rest of Grand Cayman” at this 343-room Westin, writes The Telegraph. “The restaurants and bars of West Bay and George Town are a short drive away and the North Sound Golf Club is located across the street.” One Tripadvisor user says, “the beach is the main attraction and it is perfect—soft sand, warm water, glorious sunsets. We especially liked the nice small touches that added a note of fun—special dinners at the outdoor café and a ‘drink of the day’ every afternoon. It’s not cheap, but in line with what we expected.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa (60 Tanager Way; 800-546-7866) Grand Cayman

Boutique hotel fans will love this Kimpton’s “design-forward” ambience, writes Afar. “Visitors can expect guest rooms with velvet armchairs, stylish hanging wicker seats … and most of the 264 rooms and suites have balconies with direct views of Seven Mile Beach.” There are plenty of big-resort amenities, too, such as a spa, water park, and water sports. Google users liked the service. “Impeccable,” writes one, “and everyone was so helpful and friendly. The free non-motorized activities and free wine hour really makes you feel like the hotel cares to make sure you have a wonderful time.”   >> Book this hotel for less

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (Seven Mile Beach; 345-943-9000) Grand Cayman

It’s easy to feel spoiled at this 365-room, “super-sized” Ritz-Carlton resort on 144 acres, writes Condé Nast Traveler. “The rooms favor soft yellow walls, botanical prints, chaise lounges, and humongous beds in maize, periwinkle, or coral.” The magazine recommends dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Blue, and the caviar skin treatment at its La Prairie Spa. Some Tripadvisor reviewers either complain, or rave, that the luxury resort is very family-oriented. “This is a place geared towards children and large families—couples should look elsewhere” writes one user, while another raves about the “polite and accommodating staff.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Palm Heights (747 West Bay Rd., Seven Mile Beach; 345-949-1234) Grand Cayman

Afar describes this 52-suite Seven Mile Beach resort as “trendy …with a bohemian ’70s theme. The attention to detail is impressive, with the hotel lounge featuring 1970s-style furniture and ’70s-era magazines.” Spend your day by the pool, at the hotel’s beach club, or perusing the 2,000-volume library. One Tripadvisor reviewer calls it “luxury without pretense” while another says it’s “eclectic and diverse—staff from many countries offer superb service, which makes this place feel different, along with fun.”   >> Book this hotel for less

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