There is an undeniable lure of the Cayman Islands – from sun-splashed Seven Mile Beach and superior snorkeling and diving to thrilling nature-inspired adventures and seemingly endless cozy spots for rekindling romance. Thanks to the destination’s rich multi-dimensional appeal, travel agents know there are many ways to sell this three-island Caribbean paradise to first-time and repeat visitors – and one angle that never goes out of style is a much-needed luxury getaway for couples of all ages, friends and active-minded travelers.
An added incentive to book, the Cayman Rewards Program offers agents the opportunity to win monthly cash prizes, escorted FAM trips, access to specials and destination updates, invitations to local events, and more.
What Is Luxury Today?
There are many faces to luxury travel because it’s extremely subjective by consumer, but top-level service, unrivaled experiences, and feelings of authenticity and enrichment are often characteristics of travel being luxurious, and the Cayman Islands delivers these in abundance...
A private helicopter ride to a secluded spot accompanied by rum cocktails at sunset. A curated private dinner on the beach for two and a meeting with the chef who prepared the meal. A chartered yacht to some of the destination’s best dive sites followed by a customized champagne lunch onboard. Residing in a private villa outfitted with spa robes and slippers, plush towels, and stocked coffee bar, plus private limo airport transfers.
For some, though, spending quality time together – with closest family members, long-time friends or the love of one’s life – is the greatest luxury no matter what they do as long as they enjoy it together.
Wellness Travel – Luxury Reimagined
Here’s another side of selling luxury travel for agents to consider. Self-care is more than a trendy phrase these days. It’s grounded in wellness-based behaviors, making healthier choices, and activities that restore the mind, body and spirit – all important for driving improved mental, physical and emotional health. Self-care can also be luxurious, and travel agents are starting to link the two to travel in the Cayman Islands, where active living, fitness classes, and soothing therapies from massages to meditation are a worthy indulgence.
Tune out the stress with revitalizing facial and body treatments at The Spa at Seafire at the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa and The Hibiscus Spa at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Try natural elixirs and herbal tonics at the Vitality Bar at Botanika Union at the Grand Cayman Marriot Beach Resort. Check out the offerings at La Prairie Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, which has a menu of services inspired by the healing energies of air and water.
Enjoy active living in the tropics with renting a water bike, playing beach volleyball, and participating in local cricket and soccer games throughout Grand Cayman. Your clients can also practice their downward dog and warrior poses at indoor and beachside yoga classes for all levels at numerous studios in the Cayman Islands.
A 30-minute plane ride from Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are more remote, but equally attractive for wellness. Enjoy a hot stone massage at Tropical Touch Day Spa at Cayman Brac Beach Resort, stand-up paddleboard yoga with Rock Iguana Ltd., or hiking the island’s Parrot Reserve footpath. A slightly more intense experience is the three-day Gentlicore’s Little Cayman Vegan Eating and Yoga Retreat, where travelers delight in local food, body treatments and yoga.
Feeding The Soul
Hand-in-hand with the luxury of wellness is the luxury of high-quality fresh food. When it comes to gastronomy, the Cayman Islands has raised the bar, which is why it’s often praised as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, so there is no need to compromise wellness while vacationing here. There are many sea-to-table and farm-to-table dining options that celebrate international cuisine and authentic recipes passed down through the generations, plus tons of choices whether you eat gluten-free, paleo, vegan, or are an avid green juice drinker.
Cayman Cabana supports local farmers, artisanal producers and fishermen because they believe that “incredible ingredients make incredible food.” They even have a family-style farm-to-table dinner every Thursday, so guests can savor the best of Cayman’s locally grown ingredients. Jessie’s Juice Bar & Café serves minimally processed wholesome food, plus a menu of cold-pressed 100% fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies with no added sugar, and house-made kombucha. Vivo features an eco-friendly menu with dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Try the beetroot hummus, coconut ceviche or avocado chocolate mousse.
The Cayman Islands is featuring numerous fall specials offering free nights, kids stay free, steep hotel discounts (the longer they stay, the more they save), complimentary breakfast, and more. Immerse your clients in the luxury they deserve, and help them find their Caymankind.