The Luxury With just four two-bedroom cottages set on a secluded West Bay beachfront, one-year-old Cotton Tree diverges from the typical Grand Cayman resort. The spacious cottages boast contemporary furnishings designed by Adriana Hoyos, Elemis bath products, a kitchen full of amenities, free Wi-Fi, and Wii consoles. The beach is a protected sea turtle nesting zone, with babies hatching in October. While a bit rocky for swimming, the famed Seven Mile Beach is just a 10-minute drive away. Guests can use the free shuttle service or one of the hotels loaner bikes.
The Value Readers who book by November 15 will receive 30 percent off stays of three nights or more from December 1 to February 28, which brings room rates to $665/night. No travel is permitted December 23 through January 1.
The Catch Since winter is peak season in Grand Cayman, flights to the island are often more expensive at this time.
The Details 345-943-0700 (code Shermans Travel); caymancottontree.com
From the Fall 2010 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
For general trip-planning information, see our Grand Cayman Travel Guide.