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Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

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The Cayman Cookout is one of my favorite events to go to, and it’s not just for the food. Purchasing a package at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman as a Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card holder is one way to make sure your time at the Cookout is a complete gastronomic and luxurious experience. The four-night package during the Cayman Cookout with celebrity chefs Jose Andres, Anthony Bourdain and more, including all meals and special events, cost me $5,500. During the same period, the room would have cost me $1,300 per night — so I was already coming out ahead when considering everything that came with it. Overall, the property is easily one of the best point hotels in the Caribbean, and I’m already looking forward to going back next year.

Watch the video below to peek into my experience at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman:

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The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card

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  • Earn 3 Complimentary Nights at any participating Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • A $300 annual travel credit to use for qualifying airline purchases such as seat upgrades, baggage fees and preferred lounge memberships or passes
  • A complimentary $100 credit for qualifying dining, spa or other hotel recreational activities on paid stays of 2 nights or longer
  • A complimentary annual Priority Pass™ Select membership with access to over 900 VIP airport lounges in over 400 cities worldwide (~$399 retail value)
  • Automatic Gold Elite status during your first account year and each account year thereafter when you spend $10,000 on your card.
  • Upgrade to The Ritz-Carlton Club® level 3 times annually on paid stays of up to 7 nights
  • Pay for your Global Entry application (currently $100) and receive a $100 statement credit. You'll also be eligible to receive TSA Pre √® privileges if you are approved.
  • All for a $450 annual fee
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A 16.24% - 23.24% Variable $450 0% Excellent Credit