Now that the Cayman Islands has been reopened for tourism for a year, the destination is seeing strong recovery numbers, and with that comes a suite of new hotel openings.
Here are five hotels we’re excited about for 2024/2025.
VIDA Ocean Adventure Lodge
The first upcoming opening is VIDA Ocean Adventure Lodge, “quite a unique lower-density footprint property” set to debut in Q4 of this year. The property will feature 18 bungalows in West Bay and will be geared towards wellness and adventure travellers.
Hotel Grand Indigo Cayman
Next up is a larger development next to the Kimpton on Seven Mile Beach, Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman, set to debut in Q2 of 2024. The 282-room property will offer competitive rates.
Set to open in Q1 of 2025 is OneGT, which will be located in downtown Georgetown, the capital city. The business hotel is set to feature 177 rooms. With its grand café, signature terrace restaurant, full range of resort amenities and Cayman’s first luxury SKY Club, ONE | GT is a destination for guests, residents, owners and the entire community to enjoy.
Kailani, a Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel, “a wellness hotel,” that will open with 80 rooms across one, two and three-bedroom configurations is also set for 2025. From a studio to a spacious suite with a kitchenette, all making the most of the interior space by creating functional and flexible rooms that can easily be enjoyed day or night. There’s also a rooftop spa and a private farm providing an abundance of organic produce for a true farm to table experience at their restaurant.
Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences
Finally, the Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences, slated for a 2026 opening, will feature 190 hotel rooms and 167 condo residences. There are six distinct dining venues on site, as well as three pools and a massive fitness centre and spa area.
In terms of lift, currently there are 727,290 seats into the destination across 4,184 flights.