🎥 WATCH: Destination Tennis, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman ⬆️⬆️⬆️


Whatever your vacation speed, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman offers plenty to do around its 144 acres. The intimacy of the beautifully designed resort belies its sprawling spread from beach to bay and sand traps to sandbars.

The silky white sands of world-famous Seven Mile Beach stretch in each direction from the resort—ideal for long walks staring at impossibly blue water and looking for sea glass rolling up in the surf. A private cabana gives your group a convenient and luxurious base for the day. There are five varieties to choose from, with different amenities including a butler.

The startling color of the water beckons to active types, and the calm Caribbean is perfect for paddleboarding and kayaking. Sailing lessons and private charters extend your time frolicking in the warm, mesmerizing sea.

Gorgeous ocean views surround the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. The challenging nine-hole course designed by Greg Norman finishes with an approach over water to an island green.

And bring the kids—they will be ever-occupied with activities beyond vacation fun. They can play to their heart’s content at Starfish Cay water park and a game room, take a cooking class, and learn about the island’s nature through the resort’s exclusive Ambassadors of the Environment program.


If you do leave the property, it will be by electric bike to look for blue iguanas at the island’s botanical garden, or by boat to snorkel bright coral reefs, visit Stingray City and Starfish Point, or with a handheld water scooter to buzz around the crystal-clear sea.

“It’s everything you imagine in a Caribbean snorkeling experience,” says Destination Tennis host Monica Puig.

Grand Cayman is one of the few places in the world to see the bioluminescent phenomenon of the ocean. At night, microorganisms light up in response to movement and produce an otherworldly glow under the water. Kayak through mangroves under a starry sky to experience this magical sight.


Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

Tennis at a Glance

Facilities: 2 hard courts, 3 Har-Tru clay courts, 2 pickleball courts

Lights: Yes

Rates: Complimentary court reservations, $80 clinics, $195/hour and up for private instruction

Good to know: Tennis director Uli Hoppe taught alongside Nick Bolleteirri at his academy, and teaches the same style during private lessons.