by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Many all-inclusive resorts are high-energy, with everything from pool parties and beach games to kids’ programming and family cooking classes. This is not one of those resorts.
Cayman Brac Beach Resort mimics its location on the remote island of Cayman Brac; it is so quiet and peaceful that you can’t help but relax. The resort offers just 40 guestrooms, and activities include going to the beach, swimming in the pool, or renting bicycles to explore the island, which measures 12 miles long and about 1 mile wide. You can also go on a diving excursion — an especially popular activity at the resort and across the Cayman Islands. Diving packages are also available.
Another bonus at Cayman Brac Beach Resort? There’s an optional all-inclusive pricing plan — a rarity in the Cayman Islands.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive rate option
- Quiet, beachfront location
- Diving excursions
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
The resort features just 40 guestrooms, most of which have one king or two double beds.
Corner Rooms, however, offer three double beds, sleeping up to six guests in one shared space; there are two of these rooms available. Handicap-accessible rooms are available, as are cribs and rollaway beds (free of charge).
All guestrooms feature ocean-facing patios or balconies, coffee machines, flat-screen TVs and irons and ironing boards.
by Sherry B
Cayman Brac Beach Resort is beautiful!The common areas of the restaurant, pool, and bar are kept very clean and the staff is incredibly friendly.Restrooms are located throughout the resort which was very much appreciated.The pool is adjacent to the bar.Drink prices were pricey (local beer $8.75; mixed drinks $12+).Meals were always well prepared and a large variety of entrees, vegetables (other than potatoes and rice!), salads, and desserts were available each day for lunch and dinner.The breakfast bar included hot and cold choices, an omelet bar, and a variety of pastries.The room we had (second floor) was very spacious! We had a small refrigerator, and the floor was carpeted.(Some rooms do not include a fridge and carpeting.)Our bath was very large with a double headed shower. The dive shop included an enclosed drying area for wetsuits and plenty of outside drying racks.Diving was valet style;we did not have to touch our gear all week.Mesh bags were provided for gear you didn't want to leave on the boat.The crew of Big Sister was very knowledgeable and led those who wanted on guided dives.On a day of strong currents and large waves, Captain Nick was in the water assisting divers with taking off gear and getting up on the boat.Dive Masters Frankie and Sier-rahhhh were able to point out many interesting critters on each dive.The resort was at capacity when we were there and this did not seem to affect any services.I would highly recommend this resort.
Beautiful resort and amazing staff. Wonderful dive operation and staff. A big shout out to the Coral Sister Crew, Jucky, Barbie and Adam. They were excellent dive guides and a wealth of dive information regarding the reef sites.
The resort offers one infinity-edge, lagoon-style pool that winds its way around the back of the hotel property. It overlooks the ocean and features some of the most stunning views we've encountered in the Cayman Islands.
Diving excursions, via Reef Divers, take place twice daily at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The dive company offers various programs, including intro sessions for beginners, and takes care of everything else, too -- setting up gear, changing tanks, you name it. They call it "valet diving"!
Complimentary bicycles are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kids' bikes/seats are not available.
The resort offers just one no-frills dining room, where a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner are served each day. Both buffet and a la carte options are available, as is room service.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Wi-Fi is complimentary to all guests of this resort.
The resort has a small fitness center with cardio machines and strength training equipment. It's open 24 hours.
Drying lines and laundry services are available to guests.
All-inclusive pricing plans cover meals, diving excursions and transportation to and from the resort.
The Art of Smart Timing
The best time to visit the Cayman Islands is the winter. We also recommend the spring/early summer for a visit, as there's fewer crowds, lower hotel rates and (mostly) agreeable weather.
You'll need to catch a connecting flight from Grand Cayman; the flight duration is about 20 minutes. (The locals joke that you spend more time on the ground than you do in the air when island hopping in the Cayman Islands!)
You can easily get around the intimate resort on foot. If you'd like to explore the island (and you should!), complimentary bike rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, you'll want to rent a car or hire a driver to explore the island. (There's really no need to have a rental car the length of your stay, though.)
For Mom and Dad
Tropical Touch Day Spa
The resort offers specialty massages, facials, body wraps and more, plus a Pamper Package that allows you to experience them all! Reservations are recommended.