Why The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Is Great For Families

Three kids running and splashing in the on-site splash pad at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
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Ready to plan your next exciting escape to the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for families? Surrounded by soft white sand and a clear blue ocean reminiscent of a postcard, it’s truly a breathtakingly gorgeous sight in the Caribbean. Luckily, The Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman appeals to guests of all ages, with a variety of amenities, great service, and tasty food. We’ve been escaping the northeast winter to this fantastic resort for years, beginning when my now 7-year-old was only 2. Suffice to say, my family loves the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman! To make it easier for you, we’ve highlighted how to plan an exciting escape to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for families. Keep reading for our complete Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman review!

Accommodations for Families

Inside one of the king bedroom guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, featuring cool blue colors and a large balcony.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman features a variety of accommodations for families to choose from. First, there are standard guest rooms with one or two king beds, some of which have ocean or garden views. Then, there are larger suites for families as well, some of which have a terrace, separate living area, and dining room. If you want to experience a taste of luxury, you can also stay at Seven South, which houses the Penthouse Suite and another two-bedroom suite. These are known as some of the biggest rooms in the Caribbean for a reason — there’s plenty of space for the entire family!

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The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Property & Beachfront

An arial view of the The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, featuring a large pool, palm trees, and an expansive beach along the property.
Photo Courtesy: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

The wonder of Seven Mile Beach is just outside your hotel room when you stay at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman. This proximity allows guests to easily bounce between the beach and the resort’s beachfront pool. Food and drink service and beach toys are all available on the white sand of Seven Mile. Water sports, including kayaks, standing paddle-boards, water tricycles, floating rafts, paddle boats, and water hammocks, are also there to entertain guests in the calm blue ocean. On our last visit, my husband and older daughter had a blast taking a glass-bottom boat out on the water!

Other Resort Activities for Kids of All Ages

While there are many upscale beach resorts in the Caribbean, we keep coming back to the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman because the resort offers children’s activities that are just as impressive as their luxury offerings. Consider Starfish Cay, a large water playground with waterslides, water sprayers, and a zero-entry splash pad for the smallest guests. It’s my girls’ absolute favorite hotel amenity! Another cherished amenity is their kid-friendly complimentary pool snacks — from popsicles to cotton candy; it is a blast anticipating what will be served that day by the pool! Parents with infants will love how the resort’s two pools each have a wide rim of shallow water surrounding them. Babies can splash around while the parents relax!

Older kids will love the resort’s basketball and tennis courts, the WAVE Gave Room, movie nights, and more. The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman also offers The Ritz Kids Program is also open to children from 4-12 years old. Kids can also join another club called the Ambassadors of the Environment in partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau in a charming island cottage called Heritage House. Even if your child is too young for the drop-off kids club, the Heritage House is still worth a visit, including its adorable baby splash pool out front.

Looking for more ways to explore Grand Cayman with kids? Check out our list of The Best Things To Do In Grand Cayman With Kids!

On-Site Dining for Families

Delicious on-site dining is another perk of staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman as a family. Enjoy fresh seafood at Seven if your kids aren’t picky eaters. Or, even eat sushi at Taikun, featuring a variety of unique rolls. Of course, all kids love Italian, so you’ll probably be spending a lot of time at the resort’s Italian restaurant, Andiamo. If tasty pizza and pasta aren’t enough, each night just outside the restaurant, there are interactive fish feedings! Be sure to also hit the gelato counter before bed, since there are a ton of homemade flavors to choose from!

Amenities for Adults

Pool and ocean with palm trees at Grand Cayman resort
Photo Courtesy: Marissa Milman

As adults, we love the resort’s aesthetic beauty, its incredibly friendly hands-on service, and its delicious dining options. (Don’t skip the fish sandwich or piña colada at the beachside Bar Jack!) Parents can also relax at La Prairie Spa or work out at the fitness center. Be sure to grab a table at Silver Palm, an elegant lounge that offers island-inspired cocktails, a selection of Caribbean cigars, and live entertainment on weekends. To really treat yourself, book a table at famed NYC Chef Eric Ripert’s Blue. It’s the Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant! Want to extend your alone time? Babysitting is available too, with an option for lounger hours. Adults can even rent a car to explore Grand Cayman!

So, Would I Recommend The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman For Families?

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Of course! Grand Cayman is a gorgeous Caribbean island destination and the Ritz-Carlton makes for a perfect family vacation. In fact, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman perfectly encapsulates what a “beach resort” should be. Though it’s a large property, it also offers the kind of personal service you would expect at a smaller boutique hotel. We will forever cherish the memories we make on our visit. We hope this Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman review was helpful for your family!

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Happy Travels!

We hope you liked this list of Review Of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman For Families! From the beautiful beachfront property to kid-friendly activities, delicious food, and more fun, this Caribbean resort has something for all ages. Enjoy Grand Cayman with your kids!

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*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the attractions, accommodations, or things to do on this list may be closed. Please ensure availability before making your decision. 

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Marissa Millman is a corporate lawyer by day and blogger at Donuts at the Disco by night. Marissa was born on Long Island and spent her entire life in New York before meeting her CT born husband in 2006 and eventually moving with him to Greenwich, CT in 2011. Together, they have two CT-born little ladies, and over time, their passion for exploring and experiencing all that’s around them has become a family affair. Marissa started her blog back in June 2018 after finding that she was often sending too many one-off emails to friends with suggestions on what to do and where to go. Her blog posts are not intended to be full fledged reviews, but rather quick glimpses of what she has been up to, in the hopes that the posts will inspire readers to check out some of those same things.