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
A wonderful property with the perfect beach! The pool and beach amenities are fantastic! Wonderful service, fantastic food and drinks, super friendly, attentive staff! Price for rooms is a bit steep for the same service I could get at the Ritz, which is less expensive, but just as nice.
This is a quality new property that has been built to a high standard. The rooms were lovely, the pool is great and the beach front bar and restaurants are awesome. Furthermore the staff are trained to a very high level of service that is attentive but also relaxing and friendly.
It’s not cheap so would be expensive if bringing the kids but I’m sure they would love it too!
This is our second time visiting this fabulous beach bar— made it part of our itinerary for our Grand Cayman vacation. They have the best drink made fresh—Cocoslide. It is similar to a mudslide, but better! The bar sits right on 7 Mile Beach and the sunset is amazing—right from your seat! Our bartender took our experience to the next level—Ankit-thank you for your warm hospitality and entertaining stories. Hope to see you next time!
I did not want to come to the Cayman Islands nor did I want to go to a high-rise hotel with AC in all the public spaces, but because of zika we had no choice since it was a familly trip with an 18-month baby.
The Kimpton Seafire is wonderful and I highly recommend it. After an initial problem with our Ocean Front reservation, the staff was very efficient and immediately moved all our things into a room overlooking the ocean.( Ocean Front rooms and Ocean View rooms are different, in some Ocean View rooms you do not get a perfect view of the ocean, sometimes only a side glance.)
The staff is very good and very very nice. All the staff at the pool and beach were efficient and set up loungers and umbrellas very fast every day, remembering our preferences and taking such genuine care of the baby...they all knew her name and she loved it!
Food and drink service by the pool and beach is perfect.
The hotel also provides paddle boards, kayaks and goggles.
Our room was spacious, linens and towels were great, loved the huge shower, and the service was spotless: rooms were so so clean.
The complimentary wine and tapas provided in the main lobby at 5 every evening was so much fun because all the families and kids got to interact and everyone made friends....there were shoals of happy kids having a blast everywhere: this hotels is so kid-friendly.
And the breakfast room is welcoming and comfortable, service and food are delicious and the choice is huge!
you will not go hungry here.
I strongly recommend this hotel and island if you are looking for a zika free holiday.
All the five star reviews are true. Anything less and I'd question the reviewer. From the moment you pull up to the resort you are treated like nothing less than royalty. Everyone greets you with a genuine smile and is ready to make your stay at the seafire a memorable one. From a welcome drink while you tour the grounds, to the turn down service at night, the staff at the kimpton are superb. The grounds are beautifully kept and the beach is indescribable (but I'll try). Crystal blue waters, calm surf, soft white sand, and the best tacos and cocktails (cocoloba) brought to your comfortable beach chair as you soak up the sun, or bathe in the shade. The rooms are spacious, extremely clean, with top of the line upgrades.
We went for our baby moon and were pampered beyond belief. Even though I couldn't drink, there were specially made mocktails which were (almost) as good as the real thing. We dined at the chef's counter at avecita (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) and it was incredible. They accommodated my pregnancy needs by offering alternatives to anything I was unable to eat. When I couldn't sleep on firm mattress, they brought a soft bed topper to the room for me. As I said, the service was incredible.
Although the resort never felt crowded, the beach chairs do tend to fill up quickly, especial the front row, closest to the ocean. Get down to the beach early and spend some time in the quiet morning hours so ensure the best seats. Don't worry, it's hot by 7, so you'll enjoy the peace in sunny warmth. You can leave your seats for 90 minutes without losing them so if you want to sneak off for breakfast, your front row chairs will be waiting when you get back.
I highly recommend a treatment at their spa (massage therapists Luciana and Claris were amazing). I swore my masseuse had 3 or 4 hands! The spa at Kimpton Seafire is the number 1 spa in the Caribbean.
The Kimpton Seafire is great for a romantic getaway but also awesome for families. (We'll be back with ours.) There is a social happy hour every evening in the lobby with complimentary wine and snacks (and juice for the kiddie his and preggos).
My final recommendation: cronut. Need I say more? Get them at the market in the lobby.