A Child's Paradise- the Ritz Carlton Cayman Islands
March 19, 2016
Like all Ritz-Carlton properties, this one offers over-sized accommodations. Basic rooms, whether oceanfront or resort view, come with a balcony and are 480 square ft. There's plenty of room for a crib or a cot. If traveling with young kids ask for a POLO (Protect Our Little Ones) kit. The electrical outlet plugs, a night light and a tub spout cover help baby-proof your room.
Along with individual rooms, the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman offers a variety of suites, including one- to three-bedroom residential suites that are owned but placed back in the rental pool. These units range from 1,200-square feet for a one-bedroom, 1800-square feet for a two-bedroom and 2,400-square feet for a three-bedroom. Each unit comes with a washer and dryer, a full kitchen with black granite counters, a living area with a sleeper sofa, a separate large master bedroom big enough for a cot or a crib, plus, in the larger units, additional bedrooms and baths.
Families seeking more space than a standard room, but less than the 1200-square foot one-bedroom residential suite, should consider the Blue Tip suites. At 960-square feet, the unit has two balconies, a living area with a sleeper sofa (good for young kids) a large master bedroom and one-and-a-half baths.
Like most Ritz hotels, this one delivers a comfortable predictability in its decor. The rooms blend British colonial style with Caribbean colors and influences. Floral patterned drapes with flounces cover the windows. Some rooms feature yellow walls with turquoise bedding and side chairs while others present a mix of pinks and yellows. Forget about edgy design or monochromatic, sleek furnishings. Think "settled." That said, we're not complaining. How could we? The Italian linens, feather duvets and goose down or hypo-allergenic pillows make for really plush digs.
In addition, the rooms come with good-sized marble bathrooms with double vanities, and a separate shower and tub, handy for those young kids who haven't quite caught on to the joys of showering. The in-room refrigerator is stocked, there are fluffy bathrobes, free wireless and Internet access and a coffeemaker.