It has been almost a year since I visited the beautiful island of Cayman Brac. I’ve been thinking about it so much lately and it dawned on me: why in the hell haven’t I written about this yet?! I’ve been keeping all of this special information from you. Shame on me!
Getaway to Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac is the little sister/brother/cousin to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. If you’re interested in a relaxing, luxurious vacation, and want to feel like you are on a private island, then Cayman Brac is the place to travel to.
Cayman Brac is 90 miles from Grand Cayman and is 12 miles long and 1.2 miles wide. It’s known for its many bird species, caves, bluffs, and pirates! Back in the day, pirates used Cayman Brac as their re-up stop and word on the street is, Blackbeard buried his treasure there! I didn’t find any gold while there, but hey you might.
If you’re interested in visiting, here is a list of where to stay, what to do and what to see.
Where to Stay
Le Soleil D’Or
2147 South Side Road, KY2-2001, Cayman Islands
I felt like a queen when I stayed here. Like if Beyonce booked her family vacation to Cayman Brac, they would stay here. The property is beautiful, clean and romantic. The staff is also so friendly and they set the bar high for customer service!
As soon as you step off the tiny plane, you’re treated like royalty. When you arrive, a staff member picks you up in a Mercedes and transfers you to the hotel. Check-in is in a boutique like building (shown below) where guests learn about the many different options the hotel has for them.
The hotel offers rooms, suites, private cottages and private homes. Since my husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary, we upgraded to one of their private beach cottages. It took everything in me not to jump up and down in excitement when I saw it. Cause, you know I’m an adult. ::shrugs::
The private beach cottage has a full kitchen stocked with fresh juice, fruit & veggies, jams that the hotel makes on site, and more. It also has its own private pool and a piece of private beach. There is nothing more relaxing than enjoying a pool and a piece of the waves all to yourself. It was one of the most romantic rooms I’ve stayed in.
Le Soleil D’Or also has its own farm to table restaurant on the property, where you will receive meals made with ingredients right from their on site farm. The menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner changes daily and is always made fresh.
What to Do and See
Cayman Brac is definitely a more relaxed island. While there you can visit the many caves throughout the island like bat’s cave (duh, there will be a lot of bats) and Skull Cave. Once you’re all caved out, grab some coconut bread and Jamaican beef patties from Pioneer Bakery.
For the more adventurous type, Cayman Brac has great reefs for snorkeling or diving and their cliffs and bluffs are perfect for hiking.
For a more relaxed time, sip a cocktail or a read a book on one of their many white sand public beaches.
After writing this, I miss Cayman Brac even more. If you decide to book your trip, make sure you take an island tour to get the full feel of how magical this place is. If you’ve been and have other recommendations, shoot me an email or let me know in the comments below.