Whilst the pre-wedding party easily kicks off with a rum punch cocktail on board Cayman Airways, brides looking to relax and unwind before the big day have plenty of options once they reach the shore. Gather the girls and turn massages into a full-fledged spa day — Champagne and steam room included — or take some alone time to gather your thoughts (and last moments before becoming a Mrs.) indulging in tropical beachside treatments so fresh, you can practically taste it.
At Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, brides can hold court in their very own beach bungalow just steps from the water on Seven Mile Beach, where they can bring the spa to the party. Whilst sipping Champagne in beachfront cabanas, primp for the big day with treatments that weave in organic, handcrafted creams and scrubs using ingredients inspired by Cayman’s old-growth forests and hidden coral reefs.
If you really want a spa escape (private beach and all), set off for Grand Cayman’s Sister Island, Cayman Brac, spreading out on the 20-acre organic farm housing five-star Le Soleil d’Or. The European-meets-Caribbean-style retreat is like a Canyon Ranch escape for all of the senses, with a beachside farm-to-table mentality. Detox with the girls kicking off the day with beachside yoga and farm-fresh homemade raw juice before indulging in seaside holistic massages on the private Beach Soleil that will not only balance the mind (clearing away any cold feet), but will also have your body feeling just as centred.
Brides looking for some alone time before the big day can find everything they need to shake off any lingering pre-wedding stress at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa’s Hibiscus Spa. Here you don’t need to mix spirulina into your morning smoothie to reap its benefits. Start with the Energizing Spirulina treatment, a deep-cleansing salt scrub followed by an algae-based wrap and massage, for a superfood-style nutrient boost that leaves a firm, toned result so you’ll look radiant in all of the wedding day photos. Since you’re tying the knot on an island, after all, fake a tan without worrying about any sun damage (or burns) with a Sunless Tanning treatment capturing that Caribbean glow in mere minutes.
Grand Cayman also happens to be home to one of exclusive luxury Swiss skincare line La Prairie spas at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The spa is not only a favourite for brides after the brand’s legendary anti-aging products, it’s also the perfect place to spend the day with the ladies making the most of the steam room and sauna in between island-themed treatments. One of the top picks for bridal parties: the Perfect Pedicure, exfoliating and hydrating feet and legs before polishing off toes with just the right color to match the dresses you’ll be wearing down the aisle.
Author: Lane Nieset