Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
What We Love
- The daily lobby-side complimentary wine reception
- Ocean-facing balconies in most guest rooms
- The grab-and-go café, where treats include made-to-order mango smoothies and locally brewed beer
- It’s the tallest building on the island
What To Know
- For the ultimate seclusion, book one of the property’s three freestanding bungalow suites
- A dedicated concierge service handles everything from dinner reservations and tee times to watersports itineraries
- Children under 5 eat for free at two of the three hotel restaurants
- Don’t be surprised if the housekeeper leaves you a handwritten note—the personalized approach is one of Seafire’s signatures
From the moment you set your sandaled foot in the hotel’s cinematic lobby—a stunning expanse of 20-foot ceilings and black iron accents—it’s evident that this Kimpton is no ordinary Caribbean escape. Instead of typical tropical trappings, the Seven Mile Beach boutique delivers a more contemporary interpretation of the Cayman Islands. Guest rooms are an elegant fusion of tribal prints and understated floral motifs, while indigenous materials like coral stone and weathered wood dominate the vast public spaces. It’s the unexpected nooks and crannies, however, that make this modish sanctuary especially charming. Hide out in the library, which features prints by local artist Dready along with a wooden Cayman catboat centerpiece, artfully dangling from the ceiling. Or, claim a perch at one of the eight coveted chef’s counter seats at Avecita, a restaurant-within-a-restaurant that gives diners a glimpse at tapas making. If all else fails, simply lounge on one of the vermillion poolside lounge chairs, summon up a rum cocktail, and take in a technicolor sunset.
In the Area
With over 200 dive sites, a turtle farm, and botanical garden, there are a dizzying number of excursions to choose from in the vicinity. Devote at least an afternoon to the waterfront enclave of Camana Bay (a ten-minute drive from the hotel), where highlights include a 75-foot observation tower whose interiors are made up of millions of hand-cut Venetian glass tiles and a weekly farmers and artisans market. Even closer to home, there’s the crescent-shaped shoreline that is Seven Mile Beach, which has its own taco joint and boardwalk. Further afield, you’ll find Stingray City (accessible by catamaran ferry), where swimmers are invited to mingle with the silky sea creatures.
How to Get There
I’ve been blessed and fortunate to work for an Airline for many years, and that has afforded me the opportunity to travel the world. In those years I have stayed at many
resorts and Hotels, but never have I experienced such an elite level of service as I did at this Kimpton Seafire resort. From the moment you walk in you are greeted by every possible staff member. The front desk: excellent. Smooth check in with a smile, and used your name at all times. Then the concierge staff. Wow! Special Kudos to Megan and Alicia. They set a high standard of attention to their guests. Simply put, they just couldn’t be more accommodating. From a room change request to reservations at restaurants in the area, they were helpful, informative and efficient. Well done ladies. The maid service left me a hand-written note addressed to me and my wife thanking us for spending time with them. Extra water? Pillows? Extra anything? Bam! They were right there. Quick and happy to accommodate. Honestly, I could go on and on but we hate long reviews, I know. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms well appointed, the location ideal. If you’re able, I truly suggest and recommend you stay here. You will NOT be disappointed.
We love Kimpton, they have every aspect of customer service down pat. The resort and the grounds are beautiful. Every single staff person offered such great customer service. Although there are not many dining options at the hotel, the food at all the restaurants on property were delicious but expensive. On average , we were spending $60-$80pp for each meal. We had room service one day and that was not so good. September is a rainy month. We stayed 7 days and it rained 2 full days out of our stay. Mosquitoes are everywhere as well, I ended up going home with 20 mosquitos bites . The hotel provides bug spray , but it only does so much. The hotel also provides free sun tan lotion throughout the resort ground and fruit infused water. The room was modern, spacious and clean. The concierge was very informative and helpful. The beach is great and they offer many non-motorized sports. They had plenty of floats to use at the beach and at the pool. The only downside of the resort is the location. You can’t really walk anywhere outside of the hotel. There are no proper sidewalks and nothing is really in walking distance of the hotel.
To whom it may concern,
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Our stay was a well range of good vibes, smiles, gratitude and excellent service. From our room to the lobby, pool and beach. Every step, every breath was complimented with a smile and hello. It felt like our island home. Thank you for sharing the CAYMAN lifestyle and providing a great environment to fully enjoy.
That being said, what truly made this all possible was the staff! A big shout out to Madalyn from the front desk. We love you! A big shout out to Calvin, Aracela, Rajni, Amita, Marjorie (house keeping), Coleen (breakfast server), ALISHA cocolobo beach.You all had your communal yet individual part in making this experience what it was. A BIG THANK YOU.
From the grounds, to the staff, and to the accommodations, this was one of the nicest places I have stayed at in a resort. This was our first visit to the islands on a business/pleasure trip and it did not disappoint! The food and drinks were on point, and the staff was the nicest. Hands down will stay here again if my path crosses with Grand Cayman again!
This resort and the people who work here are the VERY BEST!! We went with another couple to celebrate birthdays! As soon as we arrived we were greeted with champagne and our very own concierge Megan Rowe! I can’t say enough about how Megan made our stay outstanding! It started out with the room upgrade to Ocean front suites, to the gifts we found in our room every night!! Megan was at our every need, she made all our dinner reservations which were all amazing , introduced us to the Best Shopping around ( Cartier to be exact) and our Amazing day on the ocean with Five Star Charters!! If your just thinking about going here let me help you decide and GO You will not regret it, in fact you will thank me!! We will definitely be back to this beautiful resort and island, it now holds wonderful memories!!