As generational Caymanians with a deep-rooted connection and appreciation for the island’s history and culture, the Hislops created Botanica as a place for discerning visitors to embrace and experience the idyllic Cayman lifestyle.
Inspired by their own reflections from traveling as a family of five, the Hislops discovered an ignored, undeveloped location close to the highly-coveted beachfront. With Stephen’s accomplished background in property development and Josephine’s detail-oriented, distinguished approach to design, the couple embarked on a path to turn their investment into an industry-changing opportunity in the hospitality space. Challenged by the impacts of COVID on the tourism industry, Botanica is now embracing a new chapter, connecting with an audience that is in search of restoring and beautifully designed spaces paired with a culturally aware Cayman experience.
Botanica expresses a relatively new approach to travel; that there is a sense of luxury connected with simplicity. By slowing down and living in the moment we are suddenly aware of what is important. This is part of a larger global movement called ‘slow living’. It is a less is more attitude to life and is rooted in holistic ideals like sustainability and balance.
When interpreting what slow living meant to us, we began the narrative with branding. We drew inspiration from lesser-known Caribbean and endemic flora and used simple line drawings with sage green and neutral hued water colors in our branding illustrations. Once our visual identity was established, materials and decor were selected to honour our heritage and make our spaces feel light and airy.
Finally, special touch points and thoughtfully curated amenities were selected to complement the experience. From custom debossed guest compendiums, buttery soft linen bed covers, sustainable bamboo sheets, herbal infused wellness coffee to hair and body care from one of the leading brands in botanical science; these details culminate to create your escape and encourage you to embrace the moment.
Our team at Botanica work tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of your stay is memorable. Together, they form a dynamic team that is committed to providing our guests with a comfortable, peaceful, and rejuvenating experience. Whether you need help with a request or just want recommendations, our team is always there to assist you and make your stay at Botanica unforgettable.
Our newest Cottage is ready for booking. This is our largest cottage, able to accommodate four adults and four children, along with a private pool and garden.
Monday to Friday
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 04:00 pm