Take your Caribbean vacation at one of the Cayman Islands hotels newest and most beautiful additions. The Retreat at Lookout is a Grand Cayman Island’s hotel which provides affordable, eco-chic accommodation in historic and charming Bodden Town, Grand Cayman.
The Retreat at Lookout on Grand Cayman Island represents the realization of a vision by proud Caymanian owners, Harvey and Betty Stephenson, to provide a unique, welcoming and authentic Grand Cayman vacation experience to visitors. As the first Agritourism hotel in Cayman we stand out among Caribbean hotels as a rural, yet stylish property catering to travelers who really want to get off the tourist trail, venture away from Seven Mile Beach and experience the true warmth and hospitality of an island vacation.
Explore. Listen. Smell. Taste. Watch… Experience.
Explore the first Caribbean Agritourism hotel in Grand Cayman. Our property is an adventure for all ages and abilities. Guests at The Retreat at Lookout can discover the beauty and a side of Grand Cayman that many travelers do not get an opportunity to experience. We are more than a beach vacation! We are ideally and conveniently located in the heart of the island, inland, among 20 lush and private acres of unspoiled orchards, shade houses and tropical gardens. Guests staying at our Caribbean hotel are welcome to explore the entire property including the Sugar Cane, Cherry and Croton walks. Meander among mango, sour sop, breadfruit and ackee trees and much more.
We are within 15 walking minutes to the beach in Bodden Town. Additionally, due to the safe environment and ease of driving on Grand Cayman, we encourage guests to rent a car and tour the islands sights and attractions. You can experience a beach vacation as the hotel is an easy 20 minute drive to famous Seven Mile Beach, 15 minutes to amazing snorkeling at Smith Cove and 30 minutes to renowned Rum Point. You can have the best of both island vacation worlds at The Retreat at Lookout!
Listen to Grand Cayman Island’s nature, tranquility and culture while sitting on the sweeping verandah in a comfortable rocking chair. The Retreat at Lookout is a Grand Cayman rental which is removed from the hustle and bustle to allow you to completely unwind and relax. Lounging by the pool, the sounds of swaying palms, rustling mango tree leaves, laughing Cayman parrots and the occasional croak of a tree frog is the natural background symphony. Couple those sounds with diverse stories of local history and culture and fellow guest experiences and you have the makings of a special and different island vacation that few people get to experience in their lifetime.
Smell all of the luscious Caribbean vacation island scents! Full floral perfumes, green woody aromas, crisp citrus bursts and fresh salty sea air. Fragrant flowers such as frangipani, oleander and orchids abound around this Caribbean hotel. Smell fruit that you have picked fresh from our orchards like mango, lime, june plum, rose apple, passion fruit and apple bananas – they will awaken your senses (and taste buds!). Delight in the fresh crispness of callaloo, moringa (aka malunggay), ginger, watermelon, basil and breadfruit harvested daily. Take a deep breath. Get back to nature island style.
Taste in Caribbean culture is simply delicious while being a harmonious fusion of many exotic influences. Each day a full, hot, Caribbean breakfast is served complimentary from 7am to 10am at the Caymanian Cottage either inside in air conditioned comfort or outside alfresco. We are told that the breakfast at our hotel is one of the best on the island. We owe that honor to the very freshest and hearty ingredients which come straight from our own farm and orchards harvested each day and of course, to our awesome chef and distinctive Grand Cayman Island’s ambience!
Breakfast begins with refreshing seasonal fresh juices of sugar cane, passion fruit, sorrel, and lime or coconut water. The main entrée varies in flavor from day to day. Savory dishes include saltfish and ackee, callaloo, bammy or breadfruit complimented with sweet pairings of ripe plantain, johnny cake and delicious jams made from our mangos and sea grapes. Like something a little bit more traditional? We have bacon and fresh eggs, omelettes with fresh seasoning peppers and waffles with fresh in season fruit and whipped cream. After staying at our Cayman Island hotel, we guarantee you won’t look at breakfast the same way again!
Watch goats grazing, lizards sunbathing, birds soaring and butterflies drinking nectar from flowers. This is not your typical Caribbean beach vacation! A Grand Cayman rental at The Retreat at Lookout embodies nature in its full synergy. The 20 acres of natural Caribbean plantation are perfect for photography, bird watching, and nature enthusiasts. Visit our Goat Farm and Bird Sanctuary where you can see whistling ducks, Cayman parrots and Caribbean doves. As part of our commitment to community initiatives, veterinary students from St. Matthew’s University attend our farm regularly to ensure our animals are healthy or recuperating well in our sanctuary.
Experience all that an authentic Cayman vacation can offer. Whether you are walking, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, chatting, kiteboarding, driving or dining your island vacation will be colored with warm hospitality and memorable moments at The Retreat at Lookout. We are the soul of everything a Grand Cayman vacation has to give visitors to our island. We are an intimate hotel and perfect for every type of guest from those on a Grand Cayman honeymoon or babymoon, to adventurers, to business people looking for serenity off hours, to families, to people hosting small functions like family reunions and Grand Cayman weddings, even staycationers!
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Explore. Listen. Smell. Taste. Watch... Experience.
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Comfortable Grand Cayman Accommodations
The Retreat at Lookout is a hotel in Grand Cayman which features the best in Grand Cayman island accommmodations. All accommodations have been lovingly appointed with fine furniture and beautiful island paintings. All of our eight hotel rooms are named after a beautiful tropical flower such as poinciana, orchid and passion flower. All Grand Cayman rentals rooms have full private bathrooms, cable television, wireless internet (free of charge), air conditioning, fans, coffee maker, mini–fridge, hair dryer, alarm clock radio, iron and ironing board.
Full housekeeping is done daily.
The separate Cayman Island style cottage houses the shared hotel reception area, breakfast dining-room and verandah with rocking chairs and a hot tub. It is also houses the separate and private Lily Room, with its own washroom and sitting area.
Surrounded by lush vegetation the pool, landscaped with palm trees, provides an atmosphere of Caribbean vacation relaxation and tranquility at our eco retreat.
A BBQ and picnic tables for fixing and enjoying your own meals are available.
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