Last updated: 8 August, 2019
Updated by Leanna Moodie
For most, purchasing Cayman Islands property is synonymous with living where they vacation. While choosing Grand Cayman as the place to buy property is easy, selecting the right neighbourhood is a bit more challenging, thanks to each area of the island offering its own unique charms. From the scenic district of West Bay to the seclusion of Rum Point, here are four great Cayman Islands neighbourhoods to invest in.
A short drive away from Seven Mile Beach on the west side of Grand Cayman, the district of West Bay is ideal for both luxury oceanfront and canalfront living. With intimate community developments near Cayman Islands Yacht Club like Salt Creek, Vista Del Mar, and North Creek, families create homes amidst the scenic waterways, mangrove forests, and native wildlife while having access to a world-class marina. Travelling farther west, after a stop for some delicious fried fish and fritters from Heritage Kitchen, you will find The Shores – a prime residential community nestled along West Bay’s eastern coastline.
Just outside of the country’s capital of George Town, the quiet neighbourhood of South Sound is perfect for families who enjoy relaxed island living. South Sound is a favourite for families, not only for its close proximity to schools and hospitals but also because it boasts large lots like this.
For buyers who enjoy luxury community living in the Cayman Islands, gated developments like Casa Luna provide the ideal combination of old-world elegance, contemporary conveniences, and breathtaking ocean views surrounded by lush, natural landscaping.
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Whether you journey by boat, jet ski, or car, you are minutes away from the tranquil area of Rum Point on the north side of the island. With cosy cottages that are a mix of second homes and rentals, Rum Point is ideal for investors who enjoy a laid-back lifestyle and outdoor recreation. Surrounded by soft, white sands and gin-clear shallow waters, Rum Point is paradise at your doorstep.
Seven Mile Beach
Known globally for gorgeous clear waters and idyllic stretches of pristine coral-sand beaches, it is no secret that Seven Mile Beach has long been one of the most coveted areas for luxury oceanfront real estate investment in the Cayman Islands. Beachfront residences like The Residences at Seafire and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman are near all of the conveniences of George Town, offering an incomparable lifestyle that is social, yet secluded, for those who are lucky enough to call it home.
Cayman Islands developer Dart Real Estate continues to enhance the area through major developments like Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and the 685-acre development of Camana Bay – the Caribbean’s only mixed-use community – that includes more than 800,000 square feet of retail, residential, office, and schools. At The Residences at Seafire, you can even “try before you buy” with the optional rental programme, operated by Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.
Bodden Town provides a strong tie to Caymanian culture. The area is primarily made up of residential homes with a primary school in the town, making it a feasible option for families with children. If you want a quieter luxurious lifestyle, Bodden Town takes you away from the ‘noise’ of the west side of the island and connects you to true island culture.
You will also be spoiled with various food choices from local foods like jerk chicken to fresh seafood and even fine dining. Living in this former capital of Grand Cayman means you will be close to historical sites, which are reminiscent of early Caymanian lifestyles, giving you an antique Caymanian atmosphere.
For the lover of the great outdoors, East End is for you. This side of the island is also renowned for world-class diving spots because of its spectacular coral reefs. It is also the home of the famous blowholes and of course, beautiful beaches. As a resident there, you get to enjoy continuous sea breeze, wide-open spaces, and the privilege of stunning island views. With a selection of restaurants and a grocery market, living in East End offers a simple, yet luxurious lifestyle while providing fundamental amenities. It takes you even further away from the bustle of the west and allows you to connect with nature, whether on land or at sea.
So, now that you have your guide, what are you waiting for? Your island sanctuary awaits wherever you choose to invest. Contact the team at Provenance Properties to begin the journey to your privileged Cayman Islands lifestyle.
About the author
Leanna Moodie is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. A returning work-experience student at Dart, Leanna was invited to support the Camana Bay brand team for a second summer due to her excellent writing skills, determined work ethic and dancing skills (she represents the Cayman Islands nationally as a dancer).