Luxury holidays in Grand Cayman

The largest of the Cayman Islands, glitzy Grand Cayman is awash with tropical-idyll tropes. The cosmopolitan crowd gathers on the west coast, where swish resorts and Seven Mile Beach – the poster child of white-sand stretches – await. If ‘see and be seen’ isn’t your scene, strike out east to discover quiet swimming coves, crystal-spiked caves and a glittering bioluminescent bay, or fish out your flippers and take your pick of the reef- and wreck-filled Caribbean waters that ring the island.

When to go

The island is blessed with balmy tropical temperatures year-round. Rainy season runs from May to October, but sporadic showers are more likely than mood-dampening downpours.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Direct flights from London and major hubs in North America touch down at the island’s Owen Roberts International Airport.
  • Boats

    Grand Cayman’s main port of entry is on capital George Town’s west coast, but give advance notice to customs authorities and you can dock at one of the island’s marinas instead.
  • Automobiles

    Taxis can ferry you from the airport to the island’s luxury hotels, but hire a car if you fancy exploring further-flung beaches and snorkelling spots. It’s a British Territory, so remember to keep on the left.