Cayman Islands’ Only Boutique Cottage Hotel Celebrates Its First Year of Operation
The Cayman Islands recently welcomed Cotton Tree, a luxury boutique hotel situated on the northernmost point of Grand Cayman Island (just steps away from the Caribbean Sea and 10 minutes from the famed Seven Mile Beach).
The hotel evokes the carefree spirit of the Cayman Islands with its pastel-hued, plantation-style beach cottages, lush gardens of tropical flowers and avocado, guava, mango and cotton trees.
Owner Heather Lockington, an avid globetrotter born on Grand Cayman, constructed her dream hotel in West Bay. “My inspiration for Cotton Tree,” was the day I was stopped on the beach by a family who asked if there were any places to stay on the Caymans besides traditional hotels. “I encourage my guests to embrace Caymanian Heritage by learning about the islands’ architecture, art and cuisine, which enables them to experience the essence of the Islands and its people.”
Cotton Tree consists of four two-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot beachfront cottages outfitted with all the creature comforts of a luxury resort. The “Caribbean chic” décor features classic contemporary furnishings, French doors overlooking the sea, black-and-white photos of old Cayman, 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and in the baths. a spa or rainforest shower and Jacuzzi tub. There are also three 42-inch plasma TVs, an iPod docking station, complimentary WiFi and a laser printer in each cottage. There is also a freshwater swimming pool on the premises as well as a fitness center and yoga and spa pavilions surrounded by seagrape trees. (There is nothing as blissful as a sunset massage.)
Cotton Tree’s state-of-the-art kitchens are equipped with KitchenAid appliances, granite countertops, high-end cutlery/cooking utensils and a French-press coffee maker. The refrigerator is prestocked with breakfast items (organic eggs, juices, bread, cereal and local condiments). and a continental breakfast can be delivered daily. A personal chef prepares gourmet meals accompanied by vintage wines. Cotton Tree is also a short drive away from Grand Cayman’s best restaurants.
For more information and/or reservations, go to www.caymancottontree.com.
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