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Cayman Islands
New Grand Cayman hotel and restaurant openings

Photo: Infinity Pool Deck at Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman


The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is delighted to announce exciting new Grand Cayman hotel and restaurant openings including luxury eco-adventure resort, VIDA Cayman Islands, the all-new Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman, as well as newly renovated guest rooms at the beloved Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The new properties and renovations are complemented by several recent restaurant openings and a recent increase in non-stop airlift from Toronto to Grand Cayman. With so many new experiences in the Caribbean hotpot, there’s no better time to visit than 2024. Newly opened and renovated hotels include:


VIDA Cayman

Opened on April 1, 2024 , VIDA Cayman is a luxury, boutique hotel where eco-adventure and wellness meet elegant accommodations, warm hospitality and world-class facilities. Located off-the-beaten-path on Grand Cayman’s western tip, the 12-suite property is immersed in the natural beauty of Barkers National Park where guests have the chance to explore secluded wilderness, adrenaline-fueled adventure and the opportunity to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. VIDA sets itself apart with its genuine commitment to sustainability as evidenced by its environmental practices, socially responsible programming and economic support of the local community. 

VIDA's sanctuary-like suites offer large, sea view, decks and patios as well as the possibility to unwind with in-room spa treatments. The property is a playground equipped with best in class amenities including a pool set amongst tranquil local foliage, stillness and movement decks, a modern gym, private chef services, push bikes and e-bikes, outdoor hot tub and outdoor fire pit. Rounding out VIDA's amenities is its onsite eatery, Nourish, showcasing the local flavours and ingredients that capture the essence of the Cayman Islands. Nourish offers daily breakfast (included in room rates) and  lunch. Come dinner, guests can book special food experiences such as farm-to-fork dinners or holistic cooking classes led by locally loved Chef Maureen Cubbon. With a full range of weekly scheduled movement sessions ranging from meditations to yoga, to kite surfing to cycling trails, nature guided runs and sunrise kitesurfing sessions there is truly something for everyone to at VIDA. Rooms at VIDA start from $550.00USD per night.


Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman

Now accepting reservations for June 1, 2024, Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman is the first Hotel Indigo in the Caribbean and the newest property along the celebrated Seven Mile Beach strip. A unique oasis enhanced by local elements, bohemian design, and attentive service, the property will feature 282 guest rooms and suites, a multi-concept epicurean hub for dining, outdoor deck with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, over 7,500 square feet of meeting and event space, as well as the island's first rooftop lounge, which will feature innovative cocktails and Latin-inspired fare. 

The hotel’s design incorporates Grand Cayman's unique culture, embodying the island's lush topography through warm and cool color palettes. Hotel Indigo Grand Cayman’s art and design pay tribute to the island's natural landscapes, historical figures, and cultural traditions, featuring hand-made pottery vessels and curated artwork by local Caymanian and Caribbean artists. This vision has already garnered accolades, winning the Cayman Islands Hotel Architecture Award and the Cayman Islands New Hotel Construction & Design Award for 2023-2024. 

The hotel’s culinary hub offers five new dining concepts, each catering to different occasions. Cafe Aula is the ideal breakfast spot with a selection of fresh coffee, baked goods, sandwiches, and snacks while those seeking cold poolside refreshments, fresh, locally sourced seafood and craft cocktails and dinner plates will enjoy Pom Pom rooftop bar. Catalina's seasonal menu showcases the island’s freshest ingredients throughout its clean, vibrant cuisine inspired by the tastes of California while Milkberry is the place for fresh sushi rolls and Asian-inspired small plates. Rasa caps the dining collection with its one-of-a-kind exhibition kitchen exploring the richest international culinary traditions throughout its global fare enjoyed through tasting menus. Rooms start from $474.00USD per night.


Grand Cayman Marriott Resort

Due for completion during summer 2024, Grand Cayman Marriott Resort has embarked on an exciting journey of re-imagining its beloved facilities which have captured the hearts of so many over the years. The hotel's 301 guestrooms are nearing completion of top-to-bottom renovations that will seamlessly bring accommodations into harmony with the endless summer vibes of the property's beloved front of house. Inspired by Grand Cayman’s natural environment of clear waters and white sandy beaches, guestrooms rooms will be infused with sea blue, sand, and wood tones capped with plush Kings and double Queen beds. The breathtaking landscape inspired palette will be rounded out with bespoke, high-quality furnishings and upgraded technology and lighting. In addition to standard guestrooms, the property includes 15 Junior Suites upgraded to include a residential feel with defined sitting areas. The resort has also added four all-new Family Suites, furnished with bunk beds and a King bed for families looking for a fun and unique stay. Two new, one-bedroom Ocean Suites round out the accommodation offerings. The renovations will ensure a holistic summer house setting throughout the entire property and that Grand Cayman Marriott Resort continues to serve as a place where guests can relax, unwind, and reconnect. Room rates start from $304.00USD per night.

In addition to the healthy fare at VIDA's Nourish and the new dining concepts at Hotel Indigo, Grand Cayman's local and seasonal restaurant scene has grown to include newcomers Fresca and Island Naturals The Grove. Travellers visiting Cayman and looking for lighter fare will enjoy the all-new Fresca which prides itself on simplicity, fresh ingredients, great vibes and good food spanning smoothies, bowls and plates traversing Caymanian and global culinary traditions. The Island Naturals brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the recent opening of its new location at The Grove, a trendy new residential and retail complex along Seven Mile Beach. Island Naturals is locally loved for its colourful menu filled with nourishing smoothies, bowls, baked goods and plates that defy expectations of what “health” looks like. While the original location focuses on vegetarian and vegan fare, Island Naturals The Grove has introduced some healthful fish, meat and even cocktails and mocktails to its menu. 


For more information please visit visitcaymanislands.com.

May 27, 2024

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