It is mindblowing to me that yesterday I was relaxing on the Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman! I can’t believe I’m home, and even though it has been very needed, I still wish I could wake up to the beautiful blue waters of the Carribbean every morning!
Friday – August 11th
Friday, we boarded our plane for Miami, and from there flew to Grand Cayman. Two quick flights landed us on the island, where we got a taxi to the Kimpton Seafire.
I loved the hotel! It was beautiful, very clean, and the staff was especially accomodating and friendly. We arrived early, and they fixed our room up for us a few hours before our check-in time.
We got a quick tour of the hotel, and they offered up popular attractions we could visit during our stay. You can book these attractions through the hotel, and they will shuttle you back and forth.
We ate our dinner at the pool bar, which had delicious food! The hotel has multiple dining options to choose from, including room service to its own ocean-front restaurant, Coccoloba. You can also walk down the beach to Calico Jack’s or borrow one of the hotel’s bikes to visit Cost You Less, which is where we stocked up on some snacks to keep in our room to save on expenses.
Saturday – August 12th
Today was our beach day! We opted to have a more relaxed plan and spent our afternoon under an umbrella. Our chairs were set up for us by the staff, complete with towels and a menu. Cake by the ocean!
We brought our own snorkel sets and swam around in the swim zone in front of the hotel. We saw plenty of fish, a turtle, a lobster, and even a nurse shark! It swam right by before continuing down the beach.
I’d recommend bringing your own snorkeling gear as you can walk up and down the beach to different spots if you wish.
Sunday – August 13th
Paddleboarding was the highlight! Red Sail Sports is located right next to the Kimpton Seafire, and they have all the water sports! You can set up diving adventures as well as snorkeling.
They also have floats you can borrow to relax on the water. They offer banana boat rides, jet skis, paragliding, and more! They have everything you need to spice up a day on the beach.
We stuck with paddle boarding, which was a first for me. I really enjoyed it, and got to test out my GoPro’s capabilities above the water.
Dinner was had at Coccoloba’s, and I drank plenty of lemonade.
Monday – August 14th
The best day of the entire trip! We took a four spot snorkeling trip with Red Sail Sports, and it was excellent! We stopped at Stingray City, Starfish Point, a coral reef, and made a quick stop in the mangroves.
Stingray City was my favorite, as you can tell. The rays are huge and very friendly. You can stroke, hold, and kiss them. Our guides and boat drivers were helpful and informative, catching the giants for you and instructing you how to hold them properly.
Overall, it was such an amazing trip that I won’t ever forget!