Surrounded by palm trees and ocean breezes, the Holiday Inn Resort and Suites, Grand Cayman is a great destination for both honeymooners and families. The only resort situated on the North Sound, it benefits from amazing sunrises and breathtaking views, coupled with fantastic breezes year-round.

All the rooms and suites feature a balcony or patio, and many boast incredible views of the North Sound waters, the greens of the North Sound Golf Club, or the resort’s gardens and pool. The more spacious suites also include extra living space such as a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, a living room, and a dining room.

If guests don’t feel like cooking for themselves (after all, what is a vacation all about?), there is a range of onsite dining options at the resort including the coastal-inspired cuisine of the Blue Iguana Grill, the relaxed atmosphere of the Blue Iguana Lounge, or the laid-back location of the Poolside Bar that’s perfect for enjoying exotic local cocktails and snacks.

The resort also offers the weekly Thursday Night North Sound Cook Out.

In the day, guests can take advantage of diving lessons and watersport activities as well as jet ski trips to popular attractions like Stingray City and Rum Point. The resort also has complimentary transport to and from Seven Mile Beach, Foster’s Food Fair, Camana Bay and George Town, in addition to excursions to specific locations like the National Museum.

The Holiday Inn Resort is a nice alternative to the bustling Seven Mile area, so locals should possibly consider a staycation there on one of the summer weeks or weekends. Its family-friendly atmosphere means that kids will be entertained throughout the day while the parents relax by the pool.

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