There is nothing quite like an intimate dinner under the stars with the sand beneath your feet.
Whether it’s Valentine’s night, an engagement, birthday or special anniversary, the ultimate date could well be dinner on the beach, prepared by world-class chefs.
Some of Cayman’s high-end hotels, such as The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman offer romantic beach dining options sure to take your breath away.
“An intimate dinner under the stars, with your toes in the sand and the ocean as your backdrop is definitely an experience to add to your bucket list,” says Emily Gardner of Seafire.
Marc Babin of The Westin agrees, saying: “It’s unlike anything you would have ever experienced, and the fact is that few will ever.”
The Westin’s Beach House “toes in the sand” dinner provides a private table as close to the ocean as possible for a $150 set-up charge.
“The most common line of feedback we get is ‘a night we will never forget,’” says Marc. “You not only get 4-diamond food, which is undervalued as far as we think, but you also get a table on the world-famous beach, with no one around.”
Seafire offer ‘under the stars’ private beach dining, with a maximum of three tables on their expansive beach ensuring you won’t be seated near anyone else.
“We offer the ultimate beach dining with set menus that can be tailored to the needs and preferences of our guests,” says Emily. “Because we realize that these kinds of moments are magical and when you reminisce about them in 10, 20, 50 years’ time, they need to be perfect.”
The team requires 72 hours’ notice for preparation, and there is a set-up fee of $300 as well as a 20 percent service charge that will be added to the standard bill.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The resort’s SEVEN restaurant offers cabana dinners on the beach with a delectable a la carte menu.
Set-up fees start at $280 for up to four guests, with added options such as a steel drummer, harpist, conga player, fire pit and S’Mores, all for an extra fee.
A minimum 24 hours’ notice is required for the cabana rental, and three days’ notice for any add-ons; a 15 percent service charge is put onto the check.