There are few beaches on earth more beautiful than Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman – soft white sands, seriously crystal blue still water, sea turtles and coral reef, warm weather and a handful of fabulous places and properties to drop anchor along the shore and stay for a week or two. This is the epitome of a picturesque honeymoon and destination wedding. And one of those places to make it so is The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman, a super special luxury resort built right on that white sand. A place I’ve been many times (I even had a family member wed there), this is one resort I will never get tired of visiting.
You won’t see many indoor photos of the property here, as beautiful as it is and as inviting as the rooms and suites are – for me, it’s the grounds and beach that I just can’t stop staring at.
Imagine waking up to breakfast on your oceanfront terrace before heading down to the beach for a lovely day lounging in beach beds and chairs just footsteps from the sea (oh, and they have beds in the water too if that suits your style). Then enjoy lunch delivered to your spot or happy hour poolside before getting dressed to dine at one of the resort’s several stellar restaurants. If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck. The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman boasts several delish spots, including an acclaimed Eric Ripert restaurant, Blue.
Now that this place is practically home and you’re settled into island time, gear up for the big day in the world famous La Prairie Spa (to give you that blushing bride glow).
Then comes the wedding – wait until sunset and you’ll have that expansive beach all to yourselves for the ceremony (and reception if you choose). Or take your party to the pool deck, ballroom or one of the property’s seven restaurants if barefoot in the sand isn’t your style.
Last Three Images: David Wolfe
When to Go: For the best weather, December through April is ideal (be prepared for peak season rates but no hurricanes).
Travel Tip: A day on a catamaran or yacht is a must! Charter a boat out to Stingray City and swim with these special creatures for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.