DRESS: Nasty Gal │SHOES: Jessica Simpson │BRACELETS: David Yurman
For the last two days of our trip, we flew to one of the smaller islands – Cayman Brac. It’s a short and relatively inexpensive flight (about 30 minutes). Cayman Brac is a much smaller island inhabiting about 2500 people. It’s a much slower, relaxed pace than Grand Cayman. Head over to Cayman Brac for some serious R&R. The island is named after a large limestone bluff that runs the course of the island (Brac is gaelic for bluff).
For our one night on the island, we stayed at Le Soleil d’Or. The resort’s main house is actually on a 20 acre organic farm. Guests can take a tour of the farm and sample different fruits and vegetables right from the ground. Le Soleil d’Or makes the distance from farm to table super short. You can stay at any of the rooms at the main house or you can stay at one of the private houses on the ocean. We stayed at the two story beach house.
Things to Do :
The resort had scooters to rent, which helped us really explore the island. The entire island is about 12 miles long so we were able to go from one end to the other in about an hour. They do drive on the opposite side of the road, which made me a little anxious at first. However, there is virtually no traffic. I think the entire time we were riding around we saw one other car. We rode over to the old lighthouse which offers seemingly endless ocean views.
BATHING SUIT: Shein │SHORTS: Express│ SUNNIES: Quay │SHOES: Tory Burch
Where We Ate:
We had to take advantage of the resort’s farm, so we had a private chef from the resort come to our house to make dinner. So worth it. The food was amazing. It was also really cool to watch him make our dinner with food from right across the street. You can order from a large menu and the chef brings everything right to the house. They also have an extensive wine list and offer to help make pairings.
I loved our time at Grand Brac and could’ve easily stayed another night. I don’t know if I would plan a week long trip there. It’s great for some private relaxation, but if you are looking for night life or tons of restaurants to check out, head to the Grand Cayman. I can’t wait to plan our next trip. We’re thinking about Croatia or Spain. Has anyone ever been? If you have any questions about things to do in Cayman, I’d love to hear from you.
DRESS: Trina Turk
So, if you’ve been following along and I hope you have, you know we spent a few days in the Cayman Islands. I wanted to share a few more pictures and review where we stayed and some of the things we did.
The Cayman Islands are a group of three islands in the Western Caribbean and they are absolutely beautiful. We stayed on the main island – Grand Cayman – at the Ritz Carlton for the first few nights. We flew into Grand Cayman and the hotel was about a 15 minute ride from the airport. The Ritz is right on Seven Mile Beach which consistently wins awards for one of the beaches in the world. The Ritz is known for outstanding service and accommodations and this hotel did not disappoint. Like, rum runners and sugar cookies waiting for you when you check in, type of service. The resort is made up of two main buildings – the resort side and the beach side. The beach side looks directly at the ocean and the resort side overlooks the golf course.
One of my favorite parts of the resort was the Spa. The spa offers relaxing services focused around health and wellness. The spa also has lounges and whirlpools and uses Swiss caviar body treatments. We spent a few hours getting pampered and browsing the boutique.
I had the caviar massage which was equal parts relaxing and rejuvenating. Caviar is packed with vitamins and minerals that are responsible for preventing dullness and drying of skin. These vitamins and minerals can also even out skin tone and improve skin texture.
My favorite, favorite part of our time in Grand Cayman was by far our horseback riding trip. I found Nikirides on Trip Advisor and she was fantastic. She picked us up right from the hotel and took us to the western part of the island. We went for a 20 minute ride right on the beach and the views were beautiful. Then we rode the horses into the ocean. It was SO cool. I have been riding horses for most of my life, but don’t let that scare you away. Most of the people in our group of 5 people were novice riders. The horses were super calm. If you are a more experienced rider, Niki will let you canter down the beach. Highly, highly recommend doing this.
Where to Eat:
There are several restaurants in the resort. My favorite, by far, was Seven. The restaurant is named after Seven Mile Beach and boasts beach front dining. They are known for their grass fed beef selections and the food did not disappoint. They also have over 350 wine selections.
The Ritz is also known for their pina coladas and I had one or maybe seven, you decide.
Overall, the Cayman Islands are stunning and I highly recommend adding them to your travel bucket list. Especially as an escape from the cold. Part 2 of our Cayman Trip – Cayman Brac – will be on the blog soon. Stay tuned. If you have any questions about the Ritz or things to do on the main island, I’d love to hear from you.