Westin Grand Cayman Resort Guide

Last updated 25th January 2018

Families seeking an exciting Caribbean vacation that’s just a quick zip away will find it – and then some – at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Situated on the widest, most expansive portion of award-winning Seven Mile Beach, the newly renovated resort blends obtainable luxury with activities to delight the whole family.

The Westin Grand Cayman recently celebrated the completion of a two-phase renovation. Featuring an inviting lobby with panoramic views, a fresh design palette inspired by Caribbean hues, and an expanded freshwater pool and swim-up bar, the $50 million top-to-bottom enhancement also redesigned each of 343 guestrooms and suites. The resort goes well beyond the essentials, with new services to ensure guests haven’t a care in the world, including call waiter buttons for convenient beachfront service, an on-site dive operator and the Westin Kids Club offering extensive programming and crafts daily for those ages 4 to 12.

Kid-Friendly Activities

As one of the longest-running and most awarded properties on Grand Cayman, the Westin Grand Cayman boasts an array of activities and outings to thrill travelers of all stripes. Red Sail Sports, the resort’s on-site watersport outfitter and dive operator, offers a daily menu of fun in the sun including scuba diving, Waverunner rentals and safaris, kayaks and snorkeling gear for ogling reefs not far offshore. The beachfront provider also designs bespoke offsite adventures perfect for families, such as “Breakfast with the Rays” with an early morning sail to enjoy continental breakfast at Stingray Sandbar while discovering vibrant tropical fish in shallow water, and the “Kittiwake & Reef Snorkel Sail” with a cruise along Seven Mile Beach stopping at two distinct dive sites (with dive lessons available).

Although activities along Seven Mile Beach are major draws for family travelers, the Westin Grand Cayman’s dedicated staff goes above and beyond to ensure guests are thoroughly engaged. Children are invited to show off their creative skills with fun beach games such as sand castle competitions and nature scavenger hunts, while adults can concoct unique, personalized cocktails and sway to live music by the pool. For families that want to keep their fitness routine top of mind even on vacation, the property has morning beach yoga classes and free Stand-Up Paddleboarding clinics. Every Friday night the resort hosts a beach BBQ serving locally inspired fare, and a signature Ice Cream Bicycle Cart strolls beachside daily offering sweet treats to cool down any hour of the day.

Family Dining

Coastal Caribbean cuisine is a highlight at each of the resort’s four dining venues. The highly-regarded Beach House offers an upscale yet casual environment with views of Seven Mile Beach, while the menu at Tortuga’s Beach Grill & Bar is designed around exciting light and healthy fare. Renowned for its exceptional Sunday Brunch buffet, Ferdinand’s focuses on local foods, spices and flavors, and Cayman Coffee Exchange is perfect for on-the-go snacks. Executive Chef Sandy Tuason takes pride in a worldly staff that bring their own inspirations and cultures to their roles, and the culinary team often hosts themed dinners, including a customary pig roast with a Cuban-inspired menu and prix fixe multi-course dinners.

Accommodations for All

Meanwhile, the resort offers a wide variety of accommodations, including Island View, Ocean/Pool View, and Partial Ocean View rooms. There are also eight Oceanview Suites, two with 1,500 square foot verandas that make splendid settings for entertaining and large families. Most rooms offer balconies, ideal for relaxing in reliable Caribbean sunshine, and all are equipped with satellite televisions and Wi-Fi – though, really, why would you want to hang around inside?

How to Get There

Getting to Westin Grand Cayman is a breeze: Major national airlines offer direct service to Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport from a number of U.S. cities including American Airlines, Cayman Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines..

With so much to offer and amazing experiences amid tropical splendor just a quick jaunt from your nearest city, why travel anywhere else?

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