Even when living on a lovely Island, it is so much fun to step away from it all in the Sister Islands. You can enjoy the vast array of watersports options; luxuriate at the spas; or simply bask in the sun. Here are some of our favourite resorts in Little Cayman and Cayman Brac for that well-earned staycation.
Pirates Point Resort
The sea breezes keep six of its guest cottages on the beach at Pirates Point Resort so cool that there is no need for air conditioning.
Chill out on a hammock shaded by palm trees and enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the sunset. There is also great snorkelling found right in front of the resort. Established by the late founder and chef Gladys Howard, Pirates Pointe has also earned its well-deserved reputation for fine gourmet dining. On Friday nights, fresh sushi made in-house is served with Champagne for that added touch of luxury.
Little Cayman Beach Resort
From deep tissue massages to rosemary mint awakening body wraps, the Nature Spa at Little Cayman Beach Resort is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate. Afterwards, take a leisurely walk on the beach to soak in the sun.
The tropical colours and Caribbean-themed artwork in the guest rooms provide a gorgeous view of the turquoise water and coral reef. Since each room features a private balcony or patio, it makes a lovely spot for reading and sunbathing.
Visitors will love the gourmet menu at Bird of Paradise, which is prepared by chefs known for their international and Caribbean-inspired cuisine. For a close-up of the iguanas ambling by, consider dining in the screened lanai or al fresco on the patio.
Southern Cross Club
The pink and white sandy beach is just part of what makes Southern Cross Club so exquisite. Each bungalow is thoughtfully decorated with wood and bamboo décor, with stunning views of the turquoise waters and the uninhabited Owen Island across the bay.
Don’t forget to get in some hammock time under the palm-thatched gazebos. There is also a large freshwater pool for a refreshing break in between beverages.
For those wanting to try a new sport, the Lost Boys Kitesurfing shop on-site offers lessons from beginner to intermediate level.
Dinners are traditionally an a la carte affair featuring fresh tuna, mahi-mahi and wahoo with a choice of dining indoors, in the outdoor pavilion, on the pool deck or on the beach under the stars.
Carib Sands Beach Resort
One of the best-kept secrets on the Brac is Carib Sands Beach Resort, which offers one-, two- and three-bedroom suites complete with a full
kitchen, so guests can think about meals on their timetable. Another option for an intimate dinner is having your meal served on the terrace or on the beach from the in-house restaurant.
The Beach Spa offers the perfect way to decompress with a custom massage in the privacy of your villa or on its two-storey dock whilst listening to the sounds of the breeze across the sea. Afterwards, continue to soak in that relaxed feeling on a hammock on the dock and watch the sunset.
Cayman Brac Beach Resort
Tucked between lush tropical foliage on one side and the beach on the other, Cayman Brac Breach Resort offers an unforgettable island getaway. With its Caribbean décor, each room offers a private patio or balcony.
To warm up before a day of diving or kayaking, the resort’s fitness centre offers a fully equipped facility. The resort also offers a large swimming pool as well as hammocks and lounge chairs on the beach to take in the sunrise or sunset. For that extra level of pampering, the on-site spa provides an array of services, including hot stone and relaxation massages, warm algae mask, essential oils, sea salt body polish and facial treatments.
Visit the Sister Islands
Together, Cayman Airways and Cayman Airways Express offer multiple flights a day between Grand Cayman and Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, as well as nonstop flights to Cayman Brac from Miami on Saturdays. To book your flight, call 345-949-2311 or 1-800-4-CAYMAN, contact your local agent or visit caymanairways.com.
Author: Shurna DeCou