48 hours in grand cayman

How To Spend 48 Hours In Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is an easy flight from one of the world’s busiest hubs, Atlanta. Go for the weekend and spend 48 hours in Grand Cayman.

You’ll find beautiful beaches and art, incredible food and tons of things to do. When the weekend is over, it will certainly be hard to leave.

How to Spend 48 Hours in Grand Cayman

Friday Afternoon

The wonderful thing about flying into Grand Cayman is that no resort on Seven Mile Beach is more than a 15 minute drive from the airport. The Westin, the Ritz-Carlton and the Kimpton are all nearby, though the Ritz-Carlton has one of the wider beaches available.

After check-in and a quick bathing suit change, head to the beach to soak up some rays and watch the sunset. Ask an attendant at the Ritz-Carlton for a beach chair and they will provide you with everything you need. Order one of the best piña coladas in the Caribbean while you’re at it, too.

48 hours grand cayman


Wake up with the sun and have breakfast overlooking the pool. Afterward, meet your transfer in the lobby to head for the marina. Board a private catamaran and set sail for Stingray City. It’s best to go before or after the cruise ship crowds are there.

Let the crew catch and feed the stingrays as they teach you about the wild animals. You’ll even get to hold one–and kiss it for seven years’ good luck–if you’re brave enough.

When you return from Rum Point to see the sting rays, have a spa treatment such as a signature massage booked. It’s a relaxing end to the day, though the fitness center is filled with great equipment as well as classes should you want to sneak in a workout before unwinding.

48 hours in grand cayman

Sunday Morning

Enjoy one last dip in the pool then take breakfast outside on the terrace. Try the tofu muffins which are deliciously moist or the asparagus and goat cheese frittata. Don’t forget to browse the shops before checking out to pick up any last-minute gifts–for others or yourself.

48 hours grand cayman

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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