5 hottest bars in the Cayman Islands
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Bar Jack at The Ritz Carlton
Prime spot for sunset
Named after the silvery local reef fish, Bar Jack boasts the best vantage point for island sunsets. Poised on the widest stretch of Seven Mile Beach, it has a casual alfresco atmosphere that lives up to the Ritz Carlton name. Relax on plush beachside seating until 8pm surrounded by candle light as the sun goes down, or visit during the day for views of the elegant swimming pool. The signature cocktail here is the Pina Colada – famed as the creamiest and most delicate on the island.
PO Box 32348 KY1-1209, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Tel: 345 943 9000 www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/
Wreck Bar & Grill
The place to chill
Set on Rum Point, widely considered the most beautiful and peaceful part of Grand Cayman, Wreck Bar & Grill was the birthplace of the original Mudslide cocktail in the 1950s. Perching over shallow water that’s great for snorkelling, it’s a locals’ favourite only on the radar of tourists in the know. Cocktails are strong, and there’s no better place to sip them than from the comfort of a beach chair while snacking on conch fritters. Accessible by car or boat, free catamarans run on weekday evenings.
Rum Point, Cayman Kai, Grand Cayman
Tel: 345 947 9412 www.rumpointclub.com/drink-menu
Tel: 345 945 7850
For that party vibe
A busy beach bar that’s home to great events, entertaining staff and beautiful sunsets, Calico Jack’s is set on the north end of the public area of Seven Mile Beach. Full Moon parties and theme nights like Bacardi Gras are regular fixtures, with DJs spinning their stuff on Saturdays and an open mic night on Tuesdays. Turn up for great deals on drinks, cold beers and tasty snacks at this rustic beachside shack.
West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Tel: 345 945 3800 www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/dining/
Catboat Bar at The Westin
For cosiness and cocktails
Located in the lobby of the luxurious Westin Hotel on Seven Mile Beach, Catboat Bar has an authentic Caymanian ambience that harks back to the Caribbean of old. Choose a table or bar stool in this cosy yet elegant venue with beautiful views across the sea, and sample an array of whiskeys, rums and ports. A host of wines are available by the glass, along with refreshing cocktails like the chilled Cucumber Martini, as well as light snacks.
The Westin, Seven Mile Beach, PO Box 30620, Grand Cayman
Tel: 345 943 5637 www.coconutjoecayman.com
King of the swingers
With its jungle theme and murals of apes adorning the walls, Coconut Joe’s is nothing if not unusual. In fact, the owners suggest you attract the attention of staff by beating your chest and screeching… you might not go that far but this rustic venue merits its popularity. Perch at the bar or swing under the ancient central tree while sipping on an icy beer, and dance along to the DJ on Saturdays. Large-screen TVs give you the chance to catch up on the latest sporting action too.
West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach (opposite the Marriott Grand Cayman), Grand Cayman