Cayman Islands Luxury Developments
ERA presents Cayman’s Newest Luxury Developments. With the increasing value for Grand Cayman real estate — especially along Seven Mile Beach — the island’s new luxury property developments oﬀer discerning buyers a great investment opportunity that is hard to ﬁnd anywhere else. Not only is the Cayman Islands one of the safest places on the planet to live, play, and work, it also has one of the world’s most stable and thriving economies. A tax-neutral country with no legal restrictions of any kind to foreign ownership of property, Cayman continues to be a magnet for overseas investors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals who wish to bask in the privacy and serenity of our island paradise, while continuing to enjoy all the luxuries and conveniences the modern world has to oﬀer. Whether you wish to make Cayman your new home or would like to take advantage of the high demand for vacation rentals throughout the year, here’s a shortlist of some of the most fabulous luxury properties you should not miss out on.
One of the most exciting new developments on Grand Cayman is, in fact, the rebirth of a legend.
The iconic Aqua Bay Club complex — a familiar sight along the Seven Mile Beach row for over three decades — is evolving into a modern and sophisticated, 10-storey luxury condominium that will cater to the ever-increasing demand for prime residential space on the world’s most celebrated beaches.
For this ambitious new project, Aqua Bay has partnered once more with its original developer, the Butler Group who foresees this redevelopment as a catalyst for similar prime property reinventions moving forward. Each of the 38 well-appointed villas features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and wet bar, a home oﬃce, and 2 private terraces where you can bask in the glorious vistas of our tropical paradise to your heart’s content. Four penthouse units are also available for those who desire greater privacy and exclusivity. Luxury amenities include a waterfall edge pool, an extensive pool deck and private beach, as well as an oceanfront ﬁtness center, lounge, and game room exclusively for residents.
On top of these, perhaps the most impressive feature of the redeveloped Aqua Bay is that it will be elevated 16 ft. above sea level to protect your valuable property investment from hurricanes and storm surges.
No of Units: 38
Date of Completion: TBA
Price Range: $5 – 10M
Touted as “the last word in luxury,” FIN promises an unrivalled suite of ﬁve-star services and amenities never before experienced in Grand Cayman.
A symphony of indulgence and modernity, FIN’s design is inspired by the swanky lavishness of Art Deco that is creatively infused with the gentle elegance of Caribbean living. The spacious, sun-ﬁlled structure boasts of posh interiors professionally designed by David Linley and Marc Michaels, private rooftop gardens framed by inﬁnity plunge pools, a glass-bottom cantilevered pool, private white sand beaches and saltwater lagoons, private elevator access and underground parking, a business center, 24-hour concierge and luxury car services, as well as — hold your breath — private chefs and sommelier, private wine storage and owner’s lounge, a holistic wellness center, babysitting, maid and laundry services, and pet care.
Developed by the founder and driving force behind The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, Mike Ryan, with Dale Crighton, principal architect Trevor Morris, and an international team of industry leaders, FIN has also partnered with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Nova Southeastern University, and the Coral Reef Institute to become the ﬁrst real estate development in the Cayman Islands to fund a coral reef monitoring and restoration program.
Scheduled to open in 2022, the Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Resort and Residences signals Hyatt’s return to the Cayman Islands after over a decade of absence. Not surprisingly, brand love is at play with sales reportedly in excess of US $150-million, covering about 75% of available units. With a limited number of residences left, discerning buyers can’t aﬀord to miss out on this highly preferred address.
Vested with the prestige of belonging to a reputable, ﬁve-star international property chain, the Grand Hyatt Resort and Residences is backed by a team of global visionaries in the real estate, design, and hospitality industries whose shared purpose is to embody the brand’s goal of creating “experiences beyond expectation.”
Within its two stately, 10-storey towers are 195 guest rooms, 158 branded residential condo units, six unique dining venues, upscale retail outlets, and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space. You can step out into the inviting, powdery white sand beach to indulge in a wide selection of exclusive services and amenities that can only be found in a world- class luxury resort — along with a full-range of beach and watersport activities to ensure there’s never a dull moment in your island paradise.
Aside from oﬀering a perfect view of the alluring, panoramic seascape that is unique to Seven Mile Beach, the Grand Hyatt Resort and Residences is also centrally located just minutes away from Cayman’s capital, George Town, as well as the Owen Roberts International Airport.
No of Units: 167 Residential Condos
Date of Completion: Late, 2022
Price Range: $500k – 5M
Developed by Cayman’s NCB group, in partnership with the Curio Collection by Hilton™, the Kailani is envisioned to be Cayman’s ﬁrst luxury wellness and business boutique hotel. Situated at the edge of George Town and just minutes away from the famed Seven Mile Beach, Kailani is meticulously designed to be part of the Curio Collection’s global portfolio of hotels that embody the unique character and personality of their local community, coupled with the reliable service and consistency that come with the Hilton brand and its award-winning Hilton Honors Program.
With a name that captures the words for “sea” and “sky,” Kailani pays homage to Cayman’s fabled maritime history, as well as the exceptional natural beauty of its turquoise waters and sun-kissed islands. This sustainable boutique hotel features 80 suites (90 hotel keys) featuring one, two and three-bedroom options with spacious ﬂoor plans. Travelers can also opt for the ultimate wellness escape in one of its executive and penthouse suites, each with its own private pool. Each breathtaking suite is also equipped with energy-eﬃcient technologies, in-room yoga mats and ﬁtness equipment, and lighting that regulates circadian rhythm.
Two restaurants and a pool side café ensure an exceptional “farm to table” experience of abundant produce from the hotel’s private farm and the freshest catch of the day from local ﬁshermen, complemented by a selection of organic wines, and craft cocktails. The wellness journey continues with state-of-the-art gym facilities and holistic experiences that include yoga, body therapies, water-based activities, island excursions, and more.
Lacovia — one of the earliest upscale properties on Seven Mile Beach — reinvents luxury resort living at its ﬁnest for today’s generation with its brand-new collection of bespoke residences.
Born from an international team led by innovative developer Bronte, Stockholm-based concept architect OOAK, and project architect Trio Architecture, the new Lacovia is comprised of three, 10-storey beachfront buildings that oﬀer 14 exclusive ﬂoor plans, ranging from 3 to 8 bedroom apartments. Each unit comes with ﬂoor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that allow for an abundance of natural light and picturesque sceneries at every turn, as well as professionally designed interiors, gourmet chef’s kitchens outfitted with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, and stylish customized ﬁnishes. Six penthouses and four sub-penthouses are also available for those who demand the ultimate indulgence in resort-inspired, open-plan living.
Lacovia owners and their guests gain exclusive access to the Club Level Lounge where they can unwind and enjoy food and beverages from the on-site commercial kitchen. They can also enjoy the state-of-the art facilities of a 24/7 ﬁtness center, complimentary use of water sports equipment, yoga and Pilates classes, a spa and wellness center, as well as other services that can be arranged by their concierge personnel for your utmost convenience.
No. of Units: 96
Date of Completion: TBA
Price Range: $5 – 20M
The Ritz-Carlton brand enjoys the enviable reputation of being one of the world’s premiere ﬁve-star hotel, condominium, and residential resort destinations.
At the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Grand Cayman, residents are treated to a preferred selection of spacious and elegant oceanfront homes situated on the most aﬄuent island in the Caribbean. Located on the widest stretch of Seven Mile Beach, this sophisticated prime residential property oﬀers two to seven bedrooms units, each with open ﬂoor plans, well-lit interiors with 9-10 foot ceilings, a professionally equipped chef’s kitchen, and scenic terraces that open to a storybook vista of sand, sea, and sky.
Residents of this ultra-exclusive community enjoy easy access to the pinnacle of indulgent living via the top-rated amenities that come with the Ritz-Carlton brand — from relaxing strolls on the powdery white sands of Seven Mile Beach, to swinging to win at its Greg Norman-designed blue tip golf course. You can savor the bold ﬂavors of the Caribbean in one of its seven ocean-view restaurants, each with its own unique mood and specialty. Or luxuriate in the renowned La Prairie Spa which oﬀers its signature treatments within the resort’s island oasis — including their renowned facial and massage products blended with caviar and gold!
And for a year-round holiday experience, there’s the Starﬁsh Cay family waterpark attraction, Red Sail watersports programs, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment eco-adventure program and retail shop, two of the largest resort pools on the island, upscale boutique shopping, easy access to booking ﬁshing charters, a variety of evening entertainment, and — of course — those priceless, magical moments of unwinding by the beach with your drink of choice while enjoying some of the most captivating sunsets in the world.
Rum Point Club Residences are exclusive condominiums that reﬂect the stately elegance of a luxury boutique hotel, without losing any of the picturesque charm of a beachfront home. Situated on a peaceful community north of Grand Cayman, the property is suﬀused with a quaint, old world charm that surprisingly belies its actual proximity from the bustling capital of George Town — just a scenic, 45-minute drive away.
The 31 residences come in one, two, three, and four bedroom options — all meticulously ﬁtted out with airy and spacious master suites, private oceanfront balconies, and gourmet kitchens which can be readily stocked by the concierge ahead of your arrival. For the ultimate island living experience, high ceilings allow as much natural sunlight into every unit, while balconies are made with tempered glass balustrades that allow unapparelled views across 500 ft. of white sand beach in a quiet, unspoiled area of Grand Cayman.
Rum Point Club also has its own private dock to ensure easy transport to the island’s specialty restaurants and tourist attractions, as well as provide VIP airport transfer via water taxi and private charter yachts.
For days when you prefer to stay in and enjoy the serenity of Rum Point’s gorgeous natural environment, the residences also has a wide array of health, wellness and recreational facilities to discover — including a fully equipped ﬁtness center, a luxuriously pampering spa and nail salon, as well as a menu of activities ranging from beach yoga, paddle classes, ﬁshing, sailing, bioluminescent tours, and many more, available upon request from the on-site concierge.
The Residences at Seaﬁre oﬀers a distinctive island resort vacation experience as it combines the exclusivity and comfort of a luxury residence with access to the outstanding amenities and services of the AAA Five-Diamond award-winning Kimpton Seaﬁre Resort + Spa — including two luxurious beachfront swimming pools, private cabanas, a ﬁtness center, upscale retail shops, superb services, 24-hour business center and concierge services, and a private rooftop terrace with spectacular panoramic views, just to name a few.
With options ranging from 600 sq.ft. studios to 4,000-sq.ft. penthouses, the Residences at Seaﬁre oﬀers 62 professionally designed, sun-ﬁlled, and spacious units with open ﬂoorplans, strategically assigned throughout 10-storeys of the very best in sustainable design and building operation standards — proving that aesthetics, sustainability, and energy eﬃciency can be achieved without sacriﬁcing luxury. Seaﬁre is a proud recipient of the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certiﬁcation, one of less than 200 resort-residential properties worldwide and the ﬁrst hospitality property in Cayman to earn this rating.
Each boutique condo is move-in-ready and features its own gourmet kitchen, stylishly ﬁtted with Guerin Glass customized cabinets, Statuarietto marble countertops, and Miele and Sub-Zero chef-grade appliances . A tastefully curated selection of furniture packages are also available for your utmost convenience, so all you have to do is to kick back and savor the good life in your new home in the Cayman Islands!
The WaterColours Grand Cayman oﬀers some of the most exclusive and highly coveted oceanfront residences along Seven Mile Beach. As one of the most recently completed luxury properties in this premiere location, you can be assured of a stunning home with every upgrade and every feature, securely nestled in a stylish and structurally sound ediﬁce.
Standing nine storeys high with an unhampered panoramic vista of the Caribbean Sea, The WaterColours oﬀers 60 spacious and well-lit luxury condos of three to four bedroom, each one featuring generous open plan living spaces with picturesque oceanfront views, and are adorned with the ﬁnest furnishings for an unmistakably opulent ambience.
Its distinctive amenities include a beachfront owners lounge that comes with a fully-stocked country club style bar and private owners wine cellars. There is also a gourmet kitchen available for owners who choose to bring their own chef or are planning to entertain guests. A highly eﬃcient concierge service is always on standby to cater to your every whim or fancy at any time.
The ﬁtness studio oﬀers top of the line equipment and a beachfront view that will inspire every workout. Just a few steps away from the buildings is a capacious, tiered inﬁnity pool whose edge dissipates into the ocean. And if you feel like taking the experience a notch higher, the sapphire waters of the Caribbean Sea is just a few strides away, waiting for you to refresh yourself after a long day, cradled contentedly by the serenity of the surf and sand.
No. of Units: 60
Date of Completion: Completed
Price Range: $ 3 – 13M
No. of units: 54
Date of Completion: 2023
Price Range: $ 5 – 24M
From acclaimed property developer Fraser Wellon and his award-winning team comes a stunning enclave of elegant beachfront residences which Wellon himself has described as their “deﬁning statement” in over 30 years of luxury development across the Caribbean region — The Watermark Grand Cayman.
Set against the sparkling sapphire waters and powdery white sands of the world-renowned Seven Mile Beach, The Watermark oﬀers a most spectacular combination of breathtaking architecture and cutting-edge design, complemented by bespoke services that will take the standard of world-class, resort-style living several notches higher.
The Watermark features 54 exclusive, beachfront residences that boast of some of the largest frontages available in this highly coveted area. Commune with earth, sea, and sky at any time from the comfort of your home through glass-window walls that capture every inch of the natural beauty that surrounds you. And when you do step out to explore the complex, you will ﬁnd it well-appointed with a full suite of amenities to suit every mood and preference.
Some of its more notable features include: a full service spa and ﬁtness facilities, private beachfront cabanas, a children’s pool and splash pad, full-sized adult pools and relaxation areas, a library lounge, a ﬁne dining restaurant and private dining rooms, boardroom facilities, and an impressive oceanfront owners’ conservatory complete with wine storage, full bar, and a chef’s kitchen.