The Ten Day Pirate Festival

South Bay Beach Club

Each year, from mid- to late November, the Cayman Islands are overrun by pirates. There's plenty of debauchery as boatloads of scruffy seagoers with eye patches, poor drinking habits and a tendency to break out in inventive songs kick off their arrival by staging a daring kidnapping of the island's governor. Ten days of pure fun, excitement and cel...

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  • March 2nd, 2016

The World’s Best Place to Get a Yes!

South Bay Beach Club

If you've been considering "popping" the question, you know how important choosing just the right setting can be. Ideally, you want a place that's quiet enough for you and you're intended to have a little privacy. You want a memorable setting that you'll still remember fondly, even when your grandchildren are grown. And, you want a place that you c...

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  • February 23rd, 2016

The History of Seven Mile Beach

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Called one of the best beaches in the Caribbean by "Travel + Leisure" magazine as well as "U S News and World Report," Seven Mile Beach (also known as West bay Beach) sits on the west side of Grand Cayman Island. This 6.3-mile continuous stretch of sand (despite its name) is one of the most developed areas of the island and home to many of the reso...

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  • February 15th, 2016

The History of Pirates Week on the Grand Cayman Island

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Each November, Grand Cayman Island transforms itself into a 17th century pirate encampment as it celebrates the island's heritage of pirate legends and lore. The festivities at the 11-day Pirates Week event include mock "invasions," parades, costume contests, food and drink specials at local restaurants and treasure hunts. About Pirates Week ...

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  • February 8th, 2016

What You Need to Know About the Wreck of the Ten Sail

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Grand Cayman Island boasts a colorful history, but perhaps the most infamous event occurred in the wee hours of the morning on February 8th, 1794. The Wreck of the Ten Sail refers to a convoy of ten ships that were lost when they crashed upon the rocky reef on the east end of the island. The convoy consisted of six merchant ships sailing from Ja...

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  • February 1st, 2016

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