Women’s tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki loves the Cayman Islands. After winning over hearts during a fun-filled “Accuracy Challenge” exhibition on The Residences at Seafire beach on April 3, residents of the Cayman Islands in turn love Caroline Wozniacki.
Wozniacki is the current defending Australian Open champion and has been the No. 1 women’s tennis player in the world for a total of 71 weeks during her career. Her visit to Grand Cayman in April was her second to the island. She enjoyed her first visit last December so much she agreed to become a brand ambassador promoting Dart-owned properties around the world, including The Residences at Seafire in the Cayman Islands.
“I signed up to become an ambassador with Dart just before the Australian Open in January and since then, I’ve been itching to get back to Grand Cayman,” said Wozniacki, who stayed at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on her first visit and at The Residences at Seafire — the new luxury residential development adjacent to the resort — during her second visit.
As part of her one-year ambassador agreement with Dart, Wozniacki can use the accommodations at The Residences at Seafire whenever she visits the Cayman Islands.
“It’s great to have this home away from home and being on Seven Mile Beach is incredible,” she said. “The Residences at Seafire are beautiful. They all have great terraces overlooking the beach. It’s very calm and the finishes are modern, but still have that Caribbean feel to it. I love it here. You really have to come stay here and see it to really understand how amazing it is.”
One of things Wozniacki said she enjoys most about The Residences at Seafire is that owners and their guests have full access to the amenities at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, including room service.
“When I come here with my family, I just want to relax and I think to have the great restaurants and the amenities of the swimming pool and the fitness club has been a huge plus and something that we’ve taken advantage of every time,” she said.
During one part of the exhibition, the tennis star — who was born in Denmark — hit balls from a platform near the shoreline to a man with a tennis racket hovering over the water on a Flyboard hydroflyer just off shore. The two managed to have a rally of 10 shots back and forth.
“The [tennis skills exhibition] event was a really fun way for me to meet many people on island and to try out some interesting trick shots,” she said. “I can safely say that I’ve never had a rally with a person on a Flyboard before!”
Winning the Australian Open championship — Wozniacki’s first Grand Slam title — in January vaulted her to the No. 1 ranking in women’s tennis for the second time in her career. The title came less than a month after signing her deal with Dart.
“I’m hoping that this partnership will continue to be my good luck charm for the rest of the year,” she said.
She’ll compete in the French Open starting in late May, followed by Wimbledon in July and then the U.S. Open, which starts late August. Sometime after that, Wozniacki will return to her “home away from home” at The Residences at Seafire.