Future Plans and Beyond for the Caymans
PHOTO: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa will open its doors in November.
There are plenty of things to love about the Cayman Islands: exotic wildlife, terrific scuba diving, breathtaking beaches and unforgettable views, to name just a few.
But the list of highlights is always expanding, and will continue to grow over the next few months, as there are a wide range of new happenings on the horizon. Here are just a few of the exciting things coming up in the near future:
The new Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa will open its doors in November. This will mark the first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Caribbean resort along Seven Mile Beach, and will also be the island’s first boutique resort. The resort will stake claim to a 500-foot stretch of this legendary beach, and will be home to the island’s first beach boardwalk. Featured amenities will include an oceanfront pool and pool bar, private balconies in all rooms, in-room spa services and concierge services. Kids will be happily occupied at Camp Seafire, where they can participate in a range of fun activities. Forbes has already named this one of 2016’s most anticipated new hotels.
You won’t be able to stay in the new St. James Resort until 2018, but we think you will find that it is worth the wait. The property is spread out over 16 acres of lush tropical grounds, offering plenty of room to find your own private, quiet space. Nestled among tropical gardens on a 1,000-foot span of sandy white beaches in the district of Bodden Town, this resort will consist of 200 hotel rooms and 75 residential units. It promises a level of luxury and service that will please even the most discriminating guests.
With a name like Ironwood Cayman, you might guess that this new resort caters to golfers—and you’d be correct, although the name actually comes from a type of tree native to the area. This new $300 million community will include a championships golf course—designed by Arnold Palmer himself—along with a town center and residential properties.
A new hotel is coming to Health City, a unique and innovative hospital complex in Grand Cayman. The facility is planning to add an onsite 185-room hotel, to accommodate the demand for destination healthcare services. In addition to the hotel, the construction plans for this new complex include other amenities such as a gas station, supermarket, restaurant and pharmacy.
Grand Cayman’s Treasure Island Hotel will soon have a drastically different new look. The property is getting an extensive facelift, in the wake of its acquisition by the Howard Hospitality Group. The new owners have hinted of their plans to make this a full-scale Margaritaville Resort. Among the promised highlights will be a two-story Margaritaville pool slide, along with an assortment of bars and restaurants. There will be an emphasis on infusing the entire property with authentic Caribbean style and flavor. The new look is scheduled to be unveiled later this year.
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