Last October, Justin, his parents, and I ventured to the Cayman Islands. While ironing out the details of our trip, we decided to book a reservation at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa. Justin and I discovered this group of boutique hotels when we did a “staycation” here in Phoenix at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, and we loved it; therefore, we were all so excited to have a similar experience in the Caribbean!
When we arrived at the Kimpton Seafire, we were escorted into the lobby and greeted with sparkling Rosé. Yum! The lobby is spacious and gorgeous. I would definitely say that it is the heart of the hotel. The Kimpton offers guests a coffee bar in the mornings and a wine hour in the evenings (both are included in your stay). This area is a great space for relaxing during those times. In addition, there is also a library, concierge desk, and a café for guests to enjoy as well. I was a frequent visitor to the café for my iced coffee and an occasional sweet treat. 🙂
After we checked in and received our keys, we couldn’t wait to see our temporary home away from home. Our room was nice and had a wonderful balcony equipped with comfortable outdoor furniture. We enjoyed a partial view of the ocean. My only complaint is that there was a construction site next to our hotel. That put a bit of a damper on the beautiful view and serene ocean sounds.
This hotel offers a turn-down service. I had never heard of that prior to our visit. I loved that they got our room “bedtime” ready in the evenings, and they even left us water bottles, cookies, and postcards. This was a nice touch.
The Outdoor Amenities
The amenities at the Kimpton Seafire are spectacular. We loved being outside. The resort is located on Seven Mile Beach. There are several lounge chairs with umbrellas on the white sand. In addition, there is also an area for guests to rent water toys. We chose to try paddle boarding. It was a fun experience, but the activity is way more complicated than it looks! We also decided to rent a jet ski (for an extra cost). Flying through the water was definitely a highlight of the trip for me!
The pool is only few steps away from the beach. On the deck, there are various areas for sun bathing as well as a poolside bar. In addition, there is even a small lawn with some games to play. Overall, the resort employees are very kind and helpful. They assist guests with towel service and even occasionally walk around with snacks.
If water activities aren’t your thing, the resort also offers fitness classes, spa services, and bike rentals. We didn’t partake in these activities, but they did look pretty fun! In addition, their concierge desk service is also incredibly helpful in excursion bookings. We planned a tour through Red Sail Sports and had a great time.
There are a few restaurant options on the Kimpton property as well as one within walking distance of the resort. We ate at Ave most mornings. There are a variety of menu options for everyone in the family. Ave turns into Avecita for dinner, but we didn’t care for it. Their menu is mostly seafood and is pretty expensive.
Cocoloba is another restaurant on the hotel grounds. We enjoyed eating there, because it was right on the beach. It was a wonderful way to get a front row seat of the sunset. This restaurant is Mexican themed, and the food was enjoyable. It did get repetitive towards the end of our trip, though.
Finally, Calico Jack’s is just a few steps away from the resort. This restaurant was nice change of pace. It offered various “bar food” options such as chicken, sandwiches, fries, mozzarella sticks, salads, onion rings, etc. They also have a lot of mixed drink options as well. This bar and grill does get visited by the cruisers during the day; so, we mostly visited during the evenings to avoid crowds.
In conclusion, I really enjoyed myself at the Kimpton Seafire Resort in Grand Cayman. The service was amazing (a lot of the staff knew our names) and the views were wonderful. The only downside? This resort is somewhat pricey. Even though it was definitely a splurge for us and our budget, I would highly recommend a visit to this little slice of Heaven if you ever have the opportunity.