Grand Places to Stay on Cayman

Cayman Kai Aerial
High above the resort neighborhood of Cayman Kai.


Finding the perfect neighborhood for your Grand Cayman vacation can be tricky. You might have pinpointed certain areas where you’d like to stay based on proximity to certain attractions, or certain areas to avoid based on online reviews.

If you’re still unsure of where to stay and want to learn more about what each spot on the island offers, then this blog is for you!

We’ve been renting oceanfront vacation rentals on Grand Cayman for many years and have gained extensive local knowledge to help match you with the perfect home away from home for your island vacation. More importantly, we only represent homes that we ourselves would feel comfortable in renting as tourists. Neighborhood safety, modern amenities, home design, and decor are some of the perquisites we factor for when deciding whether a home receives our seal of approval for welcoming tourists. Read on to discover where the best places to stay on Grand Cayman are depending on your personal interests.

The first step in finding your perfect getaway is to download our exclusive free Cayman Escape Guide. Inside, we’ve compiled some of the best activities to do on-island from local restaurants to the best beach spots, outdoor adventures, and more! Grab your free copy today.

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Stingrays in Grand Cayman
You can snorkel the coral reefs or head to Stingray City in Cayman!

For a Snorkeling Adventure: Rum Point 

Rum Point is located on the northern center tip of Grand Cayman and is one of the island’s most stunning areas. It’s particularly ideal for travelers looking to explore the underwater world of the Caribbean Sea. If you and your family are big on snorkeling and want to indulge your underwater hobby, then we highly recommend you stay in Rum Point. The water is crystal clear, sheltered from the barrier reef and corals, and is easy for beginners. It’s also very safe as boats are not allowed to cruise within the reef. Get ready to see some stunning corals and sea life! Once you’re done snorkeling, enjoy a refreshing Mudslide cocktail by the beach at The Rum Point Club. This delicious chocolate and rum milkshake is the ideal treat after swimming all day–cheers!

Select Villas: Kai Tana, Thatch Hill, Olympus, Blue Water Villa

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For a Picture-Perfect Beach Stay: Seven Mile Beach 

Seven Mile Beach offers the picture-perfect views and clear water vistas you’d expect to see on any tropical vacation. There’s a reason why it was named to Forbes Top Caribbean Beaches for 2020! It’s located on the western side of the island and offers an incredible selection of five-star restaurants, beach bars, ritzy wellness spas, and shopping. It’s the place to stay if you want to enjoy a beachfront vacation with all the island entertainment that comes with it. Walk along the waterfront, be dazzled by the breathtaking vistas, and have a fun night out eating delicious food and living it up island-style.

Select Condo Resorts: The Beachcomber, The Meridian, The Coral Stone Club

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We'll Sea by Grand Cayman Villas
We’ll Sea’s picture-perfect beach in Cayman Kai!

For Beach Lovers: Cayman Kai 

Do you just want to escape and unwind by the beach during your entire vacation? Then, Cayman Kai is perfect for that. It’s one of the best places to stay on Grand Cayman when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and soak up some serious rays with your toes in the sand.

There, you’ll enjoy plenty of privacy to reconnect with loved ones, read your favorite books, play board games late into the night, and sip delicious cocktails by the water. It’s like staying on your own private resort, while still being close to Grand Cayman’s top attractions. For food, drink, and island nightlife head on over to The Kaibo, Cayman Kai’s luxe dining destination. With a beach bar and grill for dine-in or takeout, a coffee shop, and dreamy beachfront with daybeds and hammocks you’re sure to become a regular.

Select Villas: We’ll Sea, Pools of the Kai #3, Les Jalousies, Crystal Waters

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For Water Sport Enthusiasts: North Side

Are you the kind of outdoor enthusiast that loves to try new things and have fun above and below the waves? If so, the North Side is the best place to stay on Grand Cayman for you.

Similar to Rum Point, it offers spectacular spots for snorkeling and scuba diving, but it’s also ideal for kayakers and kitesurfers! The beaches vary from pristine to rugged and are slightly secluded with fewer people along the shore. You can also rent kayaks and SeaView boards to explore the turquoise waters all day long. After all, the North Side is all about having fun under the sun and waves!

Select Villas: Babylon Reef, Cayman Sands, Twin Palms

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Ready to Find Your Villa?

Now that you know some of the wonderful areas where you can stay on Grand Cayman, it’s time to find your vacation villa.

At Grand Cayman Villas and Condos, we offer a wide selection of some of the best homes on the island. Whether you are traveling with your significant other or with a large family, we’ve got what you are looking for. Imagine waking up to the rising sun over the ocean, walking out on to your private beach, and feeling the sand between your toes and the sunshine on your nose. Enjoy a scenic breakfast on your patio, then head out for a fun adventure. With the entire island only 22 miles wide, our properties are ideally located within minutes of the top restaurants and attractions on Grand Cayman!

So, what are you waiting for? Browse our selection today and take your pick! Or email our villa experts and we’ll guide you into the perfect vacation villa for your family and your budget.

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