I booked a Paradise manicure & pedicure in their Hibiscus spa and it was one of the best treatments I have had. I followed this by trying the hotel's brunch and F&B Manager Norbert and his team could not have treated me better.
This a hotel anyone visiting Cayman Islands must try.
Hibiscus Spa & Debbie
As soon as you enter the Hibiscus spa you can tell you are in a quality oasis of relaxation and calm. Debbie was at reception and her infectious warmth and friendless was immediately apparent.
The Paradise Manicure
The Paradise manicure started with an aromatic coconut milk and Noni fruit soak, followed by a scrub and then a hydrating masque involving warm 'mittens' and then a massage.
During all this Debbie & I chatted easily. My hands ended up feeling soft & nourished and, with Debbie's vigorous buffing, my nails looked incredible.
Then my feet had the same treatment, while I sat in a massage chair. I was stunned by how much better my feet looked after all this and now counted Debbie as a charming new friend.
You can use the steam room, sauna etc but I only had time for a quick shower before heading to brunch.
The Westin's Sunday Brunch
Shortly after I arrived in the restaurant F&B Manager Norbert came to chat with me and apologies for the fact my late booking meant they could not give me a better table.
Norbert is from Budapest and so we had fun chatting about my New Year with my Texan friends at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace, with a dinner in Gundel restaurant.
Seafood & Sushi
I started getting sushi, oysters etc and was thrilled to find they had excellent unagi (grilled eel) sushi. It was the best possible start to a brunch for me.
First I went to the omelet station but my omelet was a little overdone for my taste. In a similar way I would have preferred if the beef at the carving station was rarer. However, my shrimp pasta, specially cooked for me, more than made up for all this.
Sublimely perfect comfort food to eat while watching outside brunchers come inside for some cool air and to make DIY margaritas.
After a long rest, while I carried on with the 'limitless' sparkling wine, I got some of their tasting desserts. The small dishes of peanut, chocolate etc were a perfect way to end an excellent meal and it was good that they continue to serve food after the 2:30pm alcohol cut off time.
My friendly server kept me company and Norbert came to speak to me again before I left when we chatted about my mystery dining work for Coyle Hospitality. There ended up being no bill for my brunch and I left the whole experience on such a delicious high.
The Westin Bar
I did not want my afternoon at The Westin, Grand Cayman to end and so went to the bar to drink perfect very dry Grey Goose martinis while talking to some fun American guests.
🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻 (7 out of 5 ‘teddies’) - the recently refurbished The Westin, Grand Cayman is definitely a '7 teddy' hotel with incredible staff, a beautiful spa and food from heaven. My tip:- make sure you arrive early for spa treatments to make full use of the facilities and also book early for Sunday brunch to ensure you get a good table.