What’s in a name? Everything when it comes to the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. With its artful inside/outside design, this resort is one of the best places to watch the sea catch fire as the sun sets over another dazzling day on Grand Cayman. But regardless of the time of day, of the color of the sea or sky, this beautiful resort will give you a true flavor of Cayman life, on one of the Caribbean’s most lauded beaches.
Just fifteen minutes north of the airport, on the western edge of the island, you’ll find yourself with views that should be the preserve of postcards. These are something you’ll be able to enjoy at every turn of your stay at Kimpton Seafire. Boasting a prime location on Seven Mile Beach, the golden child of the Cayman Islands, this spot is often voted one of, if not THE, best beach in the Caribbean.
The modish interiors cut a sharp and stylish picture inside. Every room is filled with an edit of chic contemporary fittings and splashed with art. The clever use of elegant dark walls and rich jewel tones make the brilliant turquoise waters that peer from the floor-to-ceiling windows appear even brighter. We’re torn between the suites with their ocean-view wraparound balconies or the super slick bungalows where you have the vanilla-white sands of Seven Mile Beach literally on your doorstep.
Why we like it
If you’re looking for a modern riff on the beachside bolthole, Seafire is the most stylish abode around. But it is the exceptional cuisine that is the biggest draw for us. On an island already renowned for its fabulous dining, Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca has raised the stakes with his innovative Spanish-inspired fare at Avecita, which he pairs with inspired cocktails. A spot on the 10-seat counter in front of the kitchen is one of the hottest restaurant seats in the Caribbean.