Where to Shop around The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
The luscious and tropical island of Grand Cayman offers miles of pristine beaches, endless marine explorations, and plenty of history, culture, and character. Shop for local art, dive the coral reefs, or just sip island punch with your toes buried in the sand.
If you have a long and varied list of souvenir recipients, Pure Art Gallery & Gifts—set in a sweet little Caymanian cottage—will likely serve as your one-stop shop. You’ll find all manner of local crafts and baubles here (note the surprisingly chic stone stingray pendants).
10 Market Street
Though any Caymanian gallery or craft market makes for a fun stop, a few artists may well turn you into a local collector. Consider Shane Aquart, whose Dready character you’ll see on some of the most beloved prints around Grand Cayman. Not just an iconic figure but “a style of faux primitive art” according to the artist, Dready turns up in tableaus that include everything from catboats to cricket matches. If objets d’art are your thing, look for Luana Green at the Camana Bay’s Farmers and Artisans Market, among others. She’s known for turning polished native caymanite into sculptures and baubles—not least, a piece worn by Miss Cayman Islands 2016. As for photography, check out the arresting underwater images of Cathy Church, whom you can take classes with if you’re so inspired (and many are).
Tortuga Way, North Sound Road, George Town KY1-1106, Cayman Islands
Embrace your inner Caribbean pirate at a shop selling all things rum. The Tortuga Bakery, located in West Bay, specializes in spiced rum, rum cakes, specialty chocolates, coffee, and sauces. They offer complimentary samples of all the rum cake flavors—including pineapple, walnut, banana, blue mountain coffee, chocolate, coconut, and key lime—so you can try before you buy. Each cake is hand-glazed with their famous Gold Rum, which has been aged five years in an oak barrel. They also stock more than 10 types of flavored rum, ranging from banana to coconut. Take a bottle home as a gift for a friend, or pop it open on the beach to enjoy under the Caribbean starlight.
Lime Tree Bay Ave, Cayman Islands
Having trained in Germany at the Goldsmithing School Pforzheim, Balaclava Jewellers proprietor Philip Cadien curates a collection with a refined, distinctly European feel. From precious metals, to exquisitely cut stones, to South Sea pearls, a visit is a feast for the eyes.