Boutique resort opens in East End

The new tourism property features 10 bed-and-breakfast-style cottages.

The Cottages, a new tourism property in Colliers, East End, celebrated its official opening on Saturday, 1 Feb.

The 10 bed-and-breakfast-style cottages with kitchenettes allow for self-catering, but the resort also offers daily breakfast.

The cottages are configured with either two queen-sized beds or one king-size bed, sleeping up to four per room plus an optional family-style adjoining suite, according to a press release.

Guests register in the main great house. The main building also houses a modern kitchen and gym. The centre of the resort features an infinity-edge pool with a pool deck.

The boutique resort was conceived and built by owner Lynn Bodden, the co-founder of law firm Bodden & Bodden.

From left, Paula McCartney, Kaylyn Bodden, Lynn Bodden, Norman Bodden, Bettina Baldwin and David Moffit.

“It’s been my dream for many years to retire from my law practise and to own and operate a bed and breakfast style property here on Grand Cayman,” she said in the press release. “I believe that with some of the large developments, while there is demand for larger properties, we have lost some of the Caymanian culture and one-on-one service for which the Caymanian tourism product was built.

“I enjoy this type of client service and interaction and love sharing my beloved island with others. I felt there is a need for boutique tourism products and wanted to ensure my guests experience Caymanian culture from the moment they arrive.”

At the grand opening Saturday, which was attended by 200 people, the ribbon was cut by Lynn Bodden and her daughter Kaylyn Bodden; Lynn Bodden’s sister-in-law Bettina Baldwin; Paula McCartney – friend and realtor who found the property in East End several years ago; and David Moffit, who was project consultant.

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