Cayman has an enviable number of places to eat while overlooking the water. Every style of dining is catered for, from elegant high-end restaurants to more affordable options. Here are some of the best waterfront dining options in Grand Cayman.
Morgan's is an elegant waterfront restaurant, located on the tranquil waterfront of Cayman Islands Yacht Club. Whether you dine indoors or out, the panoramic views of Governors Creek are always in sight and the sound of local jazz is carried on the island breeze. Sample their extensive ocean-to-table menu and indulge in a classic or contemporary cocktail as you watch the sun go down over the horizon and breathe in the magic of Morgan’s.
Welcome to bàcaro, Cayman's only authentic Italian tapas restaurant and wine bar. Inspired by the traditional "Bacari" of Venice, their menu features delicious and affordable small plates prepared by their Venetian Chef/Owner Federico Destro. Choose from their menu of wines by the glass, or opt for a creative handcrafted cocktail - enjoyed inside their bright and airy avant-garde dining room, or out on the beautiful breezy terraces, overlooking the passing sailboats of the Cayman Islands Yacht Club.
LUCA, on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, has uninterrupted views of the beach and the Caribbean Sea and the location is unrivaled. Everything is made fresh daily in LUCA's kitchen, from breads to pastas to desserts. The chef sources the freshest locally grown produce possible. He even catches the fish for his delicate seafood dishes on his days off! Freshness of product and simplicity of presentation sums up the dining experience at LUCA. The daily specials and a six-course tasting menu (on request) also highlights the team's on-going creativity.
Agua creates a fresh and vibrant dining experience that avoids conventional Italian restaurant stereotypes. After relocating to Camana Bay’s breezy waterfront in 2018 and undergoing a menu refresh, this longtime popular seafood restaurant continues to soar in popularity and innovation! Their restaurant is stylish and airy, featuring lots of natural wood accents and coloured glass, creating a nautical theme that nicely complements the seafood-rich, Italian Peruvian inspired menu. Agua have now extended their reach, opening Next Door, Camana Bay's newest cocktail experience, located, as the name suggests, directly adjacent to its owner's existing Camana Bay restaurant.
Walk into the oceanfront Casanova by the Sea in Grand Cayman and you wander into an Italian piazza where the food delights your soul and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Tony Crescente, owner and true Italian, prides himself on offering the authentic taste of his enchanted homeland as they are devoted to using family recipes handed down through generations.
On a palm fringed beach front, in secluded Rum Point on the North Side of Grand Cayman, Kaibo boasts two luxe restaurants, with delightful menus and pretension-free service. Unique and authentic, this is Cayman’s favourite playground, with a breathtaking sea view and the promise that you’ll forget your worries upon arrival. Kaibo’s plantation house with remote beach, stylish décor, beach games, coffee shop, honesty library, free WiFi, giftshop, watersports, rum bar, and two destination restaurants (Upstairs at Kaibo and Kaibo Beach Restaurant) ensures there is something for everyone to find their personal cloud nine. Jump on the ferry for the quickest journey over, and escape to Kaibo for a carefree Robinson Crusoe getaway.
Blue French doors open out onto the wide deck overlooking Morgan's Harbour as a soft breeze flows in from the North Sound. Views of fishing boats lazing back up to their docks with Frigates soaring above, are your accompaniments to leisurely lunches and delightful dinners. This is the Calypso Grill experience in West Bay, and what a charming and delicious experience it is. Old favourites include the Peppered Tuna Carpaccio, Crispy Mango Shrimp,Wahoo Escoveitch and, of course, Sticky Toffee Pudding. The latter of which has gained such a following that a road has been named after it.
Tukka West brings Tukka's taste of Australia with a Caribbean twist to Cayman's West Bay community. Established in 2021, Tukka West allows patrons to enjoy delicious fusion food and expansive sea views, and introduces some inventive mainstays, including sharing plates and charcuterie boards. Tukka's team promises the freshest local seafood - and you can actually watch the catch of the day be unloaded by local fishermen at Tukka West's onsite dock! Enjoy a refreshing handcrafted cocktail at Tukka West's outdoor bar area, Bobo's Bar, after a scenic drive through West Bay, or pop over by boat for a happy hour beverage.
Situated on the most expansive stretch of Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach, Tortuga Beach Grill & Bar offers an unparalleled alfresco dining experience in a casual setting. Their lunch and dinner menus are bursting with flavour and diversity, featuring foodie favourites such as delicious fish tacos, fresh tuna poke bowl, and truffled flatbread pizza. Evenings at Tortuga offer an unforgettable atmosphere. With the sunset as your backdrop, enjoy a daily happy hour 5pm-7pm with two for one on local beers and selected cocktails.
Karoo is located by the Crescent, overlooking the sea and the majestic fountain in the heart of Camana Bay, the culinary and shopping destination in the Cayman Islands. Karoo is an entertainment destination with no preconceived notions, where cosmopolitan urbanism meets the charm of the Caribbean. Enjoy a crisp designer cocktail paired with a 'Tapas/Small Plate' as a snack, or create a journey with multiple small plates. Karoo is a dining experience where a multitude of culinary creations, with their own unique tempo, create a delicious dinner, one small plate at a time.
Tukka, located in the East End of Grand Cayman, serves fresh local seafood with an authentic Australian flair and a Caribbean twist. This waterfront restaurant serves fresh local seafood with an authentic Australian flair and a Caribbean twist. They host an Australian night on Wednesdays and also a Fresh Fish Friday, where you can watch the fish being prepared by the chef. Their endless-bubbles Sunday brunch is always busy.
Cracked Conch continues to offer one of the most enviable waterfront positions on the Island. They offer up Caribbean delights and international fare in an unparalleled setting. Signature conch specialties including tender Cracked Conch and robust Conch Chowders are served alongside new classics including Seared Local Snapper and Short Rib Ravioli. Open the doors wide, push open those shutters and let the breeze wash over you. Relax away the day or evening on one of the beautiful patios, or unwind in a comfortable chair in the very chic bar with its amazing bubble ‘sculpture’.
Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar in Grand Cayman is situated on the West Bay coast with the ocean on two sides of the bar and sun loungers on the deck. If it’s gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea you are looking for, with affordable Caribbean style food and drinks, then look no further. Macabuca has developed a reputation for sun lovers looking to relax during the day and the more lively crowd looking to enjoy music and drinks in the evening. The sunsets are amazing!
Cayman's Seaharvest Restaurant and My Bar are located at the famous Sunset House Resort; both are an essential Caribbean experience. My Bar is overlooking the Caribbean Sea and has a huge open-sided, thatch-roofed cabana with the largest, and at times the liveliest, outdoor bar in Grand Cayman. This ‘Best of Caribbean’ award winner has been a favourite for tourists and locals for the past 50 years. The Seaharvest Restaurant is only a few steps away from My Bar. It offers a spacious outdoor patio on the water’s edge with amazing views of George Town harbour and Seven Mile Beach. Here you can dine and indulge, breathe the fresh evening air under the stars, listen to the waves and watch the sunset.
‘The Sails’ in Italian, Le Vele is a stunning upscale Italian restaurant located on Cayman's waterfront that opened in 2016. Run by Adriano Usini, former head chef of Ragazzi, Paolo Cognolato, former manager of Deckers and Mr. Primo Castellan, they bring years of experience and a passion for Italian dining at its finest.
GTYC offers you a casual “back porch” dining experience, where fresh seafood and local ingredients are combined to create a menu with Caribbean flavours and an International flair. The Yacht Club is a prime location for anyone looking to host a variety of events, from Baby Showers to Anniversaries, Corporate Lectures to Training Courses, and everything in between - all with a breathtaking view of the marina.
Saint June is a Cayman beach bar located at the famous Seven Mile Beach luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. They serve light bar fair, including sharing platters, tacos, quesadillas, burgers and fresh salads, and are known for their creamy, freshly made Pina Coladas and incredible sunset vantage point. Their casual alfresco atmosphere is the perfect place to settle after a day spent splashing in the pool or sunbathing along Seven Mile
Union Grill & Bar is Cayman's newest restaurant in Camana Bay's bustling town centre, led by veteran restaurateurs Paul and Tania Slijper. Named for its intention to create a union of food, people and wine, Union offers a range of menu options, ranging from chargrilled CAB steaks, fresh Wagyu beef and catch of the day, to inclusive plant-based options.
For something extra special, reserve your told on the beach for a toes-in-the-sand experience with some great food. Beach house at The Westin is the perfect place for a romantic evening or when you fancy listen to the sound of lapping waves as you dine. To get your spot in the sand, there is a charge for this, make sure to call!