Most travelers will agree that there’s no better antidote to winter chill than an escape to a sun-soaked Caribbean island. Not surprisingly, I was overjoyed to be flying to Grand Cayman in last month, and even more ecstatic to be staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
The resort opened in 2005 and encompasses 144 acres, stretching from the Seven Mile Beach to the North Sound. With classic architecture and a stylish facade in subtle shades of pale beige and cream, this elegant resort is often compared to the shape and color of a massive sand castle.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is sprawling, with 375 rooms and suites each equipped with a balcony and a view of either the garden, resort or ocean. Club-level rooms offer lounge access, and room sizes range from 480 square feet to 8,000 square feet (the latter being the Grand Cayman Penthouse).
Upon arriving at the hotel with my husband, we were welcomed warmly and escorted to our room by front desk representative, Stephane Amoussouga, one of 800 eager-to-please employees on staff. He provided an overview of the hotel’s services along the way. Featuring island decor accented with green and blue jewel tones, our oceanview room included a white marble bathroom as well as a terrace (with two chairs and a small table) that overlooked the swimming pool.