April 29, 2022

Best restaurants to watch a Cayman sunset

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Best restaurants to watch a Cayman sunset

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We already know that the sunsets in Grand Cayman are epic on an almost daily basis, but if you’re wondering where are the best places for a drink, meal or deal while doing so, this is the list for you.  

Besides all the public beaches along Seven Mile Beach, there are also hotels that you can walk out of to enjoy the orange-tinted sky every time the sun sets.  Coccoloba at the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa is one of the few beachfront restaurants perched directly on Seven Mile Beach.  They serve a creative Mexican menu and host theme nights like ‘Taco & Tequila’ Tuesdays and ‘Mariachi & Margaritas’ on Saturdays.

Sunset at the Lobster Pot. Photo taken by Chef Kerry Anne Burnett.

If you’re in George Town, there are many places to watch the sun set.  Rackams Waterfront and Sunset House are casual spots that have a lively bar scene with a mix of residents and tourists.  Sunset House may be a diver’s hotel, but their high ceiling palapa called My Bar has inexpensive drinks, shaded domino tables and a menu with American grub and some of the best Indian food on island.  Rackams Waterfront has a variety of spots for guests to mingle, including an intimate bar with high tops and outdoor lounge furniture plus a covered dining area.  Their menu features both American and Caribbean fare, plus they have daily happy hour deals on wine, beer, cocktails and even appetisers.

If you’re looking for more high-end locations in George Town, then you must visit Grand Old HouseCasanova Restaurant and Lobster Pot.  Grand Old House is a former plantation house turned restaurant with an expansive wooden deck that’s home to their On The Rocks bar.  Sitting literally on top of a slab of ironshore you’ll hear the waves crashing beneath you and its unobstructed view makes it an ideal place to sip on a cocktail, beer, or wine as the sun dips below the horizon.  If you’re in the mood for Italian cuisine and a staff that makes you feel like family, then you’ll want to visit Casanova Restaurant.  Its large arched windows give you a waterfront view from inside, but you can also watch the sun go down on one of their two outdoor patios.  Lobster Pot is located on the second floor of the building giving it a unique perspective to watch any sunset.  This fine dining restaurant has west-facing windows giving you an exceptional view of the sea and a raised deck if you feel like dining al fresco.  Not only can you enjoy their seafood centric menu, but an expansive wine list too.

Coccoloba at the Kimpton Seafire. 

If you’re keen for a drive there’s two directions to choose from, north or south.  Head to the most northwestern point of Grand Cayman to have a clear view of the sunset when you visit Macabuca and Cracked Conch.  The former is a casual restaurant with a cement deck stretching out to sea, while the latter is a fine dining restaurant with a two-tiered outside patio.  Alternately head south to watch a remarkable sunset from the cliffs of Pedro St. James Castle. Specifically, you can visit the new Thatch & Barrel to sip on rum cocktails and enjoy Caribbean-inspired cuisine as you watch waves crash into the cliffs and the sun set beneath them.   

Do you have a favourite restaurant or bar to watch the sunset?  Give us a comment below. 

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