It’s not unusual for guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to want to bottle up their beach vacation and take it home. For 16 years, this iconic property perched atop a pristine stretch of white sand bordering the Caribbean Sea has served as a respite for those seeking relaxation in a refined setting. After a recent transformation helmed by Courtney Brannan, principal and lead designer at Champalimaud Design, it’s even harder to leave this idyllic escape that reflects the island’s rich history, thriving cultural scene, and breathtaking natural beauty.
“The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman achieves a residential scale of design and comfort with all of the thoughtful amenities today’s luxury traveler has come to expect,” said Brannan. “This—combined with the intentional narrative of honoring local traditions, art, artisans, and employing local manufacturers and fabricators—creates an unparalleled experience that is truly unique to the island and the property itself.”
Here, Brannan shares her best tips for adding a tropical touch to your space—palm trees and ocean views not required.