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Fill Up At The Cayman Islands Harvest Market

Every Wednesday in February, in Heliconia Court – a new public space at Camana Bay on Grand Cayman, island residents and visitors head to the Harvest Market to fill baskets with fresh produce and tasty food.

The weekly event is part farmers market and a community gathering place. It’s where you can go for food, friends and a memorable experience in the Cayman Islands.

The Harvest Market starts at 10 a.m. and is open until 3 p.m., but get there early to enjoy the best pick of freshly-picked fruits and vegetables, and the first choice of fresh-cut flowers.

The island’s top growers and makers are at the Harvest Market every week to provide locals and tourists with delicious ingredients for their cooked meals and tempting treats to take on the go.

The Harvest Market is the premier place on our islands to showcase things grown and made from scratch. Young and old love sampling seasonal products, and they are thrilled when they can talk to the farmers and makers who sell their special items themselves.

Head to Camana Bay next Thursday and the Thursday after if you’re still here with us. The Harvest Market is located between 18 Forum Lane and One Nexus Way. As many as 40 growers and makers will be waiting for you and will surely have amazing food and crafts for you to buy.

After you visit the market, stick around Camana Bay to stroll through the shops and have a meal at a restaurant. Camana Bay is Grand Cayman’s central hub, a community with a small-town vibe and entertainment for all.

About Camana Bay

From sprawling waterfront lawns to courtyards that were made for lingering, Camana Bay has it all. Local flavors, art and music are on display daily and the nightlife at Camana Bay is some of the best around.

Camana Bay is a 685-acre, master-planned mixed-use venue that promotes connectivity, walkability, diversity and sustainability through enriching programs, fantastic events, beautiful design and thoughtful amenities.

Visit Camana Bay near South Bay Beach Club to shop, eat, play and relax. Spanning from sea to sound, this open space is inspiring in its offerings and setting.

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  • January 18th, 2019

Why Winter Is The Best Time To Visit The Cayman Islands

Want to get away from the cold during winter? Head to the Cayman Islands.

 

Winter on the Cayman Islands isn’t a time when many travelers think they should visit. They wonder about sunning on the beach and snorkeling during wintertime. Is it possible? What about the weather and the surf?

 

Surprisingly, winter is one of the best times to visit the Cayman Islands. Summer storms have diminished and there isn’t a likelihood of encountering a hurricane.

 

Temperatures on the Cayman Islands are moderate and you probably won’t even encounter much rain. Winds will have died down, making for perfect lazy days on the sand and easy boating excursions in our waters.

 

The beaches are actually at their most pristine during wintertime, unlike during summer when nor’easters blow debris onto the shore. Seven Mile Beach is gloriously swimmable and the oceanfront restaurant’s welcome guests during this season for special holiday meals and drinks.

 

Planning a Winter Getaway in the Cayman Islands.

 

Because winter weather is so ideal in the Cayman Islands, it’s a popular time of year to visit. Though prices at resorts and restaurants tend to go up over the winter season, the benefits of travel during this time increase as well.

 

Plan for lovely temperatures in the mid-80s generally and around 77 degrees on the coldest side. Don’t bring winter parkas or boots. You definitely won’t need them.

 

Swimsuits are a must on a winter trip to the Cayman Islands as are sundresses, t-shirts, sunglasses, and brimmed hats.

 

Holiday Activities Abound During Winter in the Cayman Islands

 

Winter is a special time of year for locals and tourists in the Cayman Islands. Christmas activities fill to-do lists and schedules. There may be no more magical time of the year!

 

One of the top holiday things to do during winter in the Cayman Islands is the Christmas Tree lighting in Camana Bay. At this fun event, the town tree – a towering 40-foot beauty – is illuminated with sparkling lights and decked out in glittering ornaments.

 

The Parade of Lights is also a must-do during winter activity in the Cayman Islands. The parade features impressively dressed and lit boats that sail the harbor competing for prizes as well as oohs and aahs.

 

Ready to plan your winter getaway to the Cayman Islands? Book your holiday at South Bay Beach Club and get ready for a most memorable time.

 

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  • January 8th, 2019

What To Do In Winter In The Cayman Islands

Winter is one of the most popular times in the Cayman Islands. This is also the most expensive time as well. If you want to visit the Cayman Islands during peak season, we suggest you wisely plan your trip to save time, sanity and money.

From mid-December to mid-April, over Christmas and New Year’s, it’s quite busy on the Cayman Islands. This means that you should plan your trip months in advance and look into booking tours ahead of time as well.

Winter weather in the Cayman Islands is surprisingly pleasant. Locals and tourists hang out at beaches, and parasailing is even possible due to light winds.

The Cayman Islands are one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations, so plan on taking part in this thrilling adventure during wintertime (unlike during summer when tropical storms churn the water and make for hazardous conditions.)

There are endless ways to enjoy a vacation in the Cayman Islands during winter. The sun is shining and the sand is waiting. Stretches of beaches, caves, and coves provide for the perfect escape from cold weather and lack of activities elsewhere in the world.

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is the largest of our islands and it’s filled with scuba spots, dive destinations, and barefoot beach encounters. Art and culture abound as do charming little restaurants and shopping venues.

On the west side of Grand Cayman, you’ll want to make your way to Seven Mile Beach even during winter. Caribbean Travel + Life named this beach one of the ultimate beaches in the Caribbean and TripAdvisor called it the fourth best beach in the region.

Grand Cayman’s North Sound is a place where visitors enjoy discovering a large community of stingrays, so large in fact that residents on our island call the area Stingray City.

Georgetown is a popular place for uncovering notable architecture and duty-free shopping.

Little Cayman

If you’re seeking a tranquil winter getaway, visit Little Cayman, the smallest of the Cayman Islands. Little Cayman is home to a diverse array of wildlife including many endangered seabirds and iguanas.

A winter retreat to Little Cayman should include days lounging on empty beaches and bike rides from small towns to the seashore. South Hole Lagoon is a great ride destination and the reward is a private swim in miraculously blue water.

Cayman Brac

Cayman Brac is named after a stunning bluff and it’s a winter wonderland for laid-back tropics lovers. West End, Cotton Tree Bay, and Water Place are some of the little communities you’ll want to explore before going for a trek in limestone caves or searching for sinkholes that endangered birds call home.

Ready to come to the Cayman Islands during winter? Pack your normal summer attire with a light sweater or jacket thrown in, and maybe one pair of long pants, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

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  • January 2nd, 2019

Taste The Flavors Of The Caribbean At The Taste Of Cayman Food And Drink Festival

The Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival is a top event every year on Grand Cayman. It takes place in Camana Bay near South Bay Beach Club and it’s a fun festival that brings the people of our island together.

Tourists and locals alike love attending The Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival, one of the largest epicurean festivals in the Cayman Islands. The January event rounds up the best chefs and culinary offerings that Cayman has to offer, and presents amazing food and drink in a memorable setting.

The unparalleled experience comes to Camana Bay this year on January 26th. A diverse array of fare from all over the Cayman Islands will be presented on the Festival Green and foodies will be in gastronomic heaven.

The Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival is now in its 30th year. For the past three decades, there have been delicious delicacies to tempt all taste buds. This year, we’ve heard the festivities will be the best ever.

Bigger and better than before, the festival will serve tasty ice creams, bumped-up-a-notch cocktails, gourmet masterpieces, and sensational street food. Indulge at this Cayman event that stirs up all the senses.

About Camana Bay

Camana Bay is the perfect location for a food festival. The small-town atmosphere makes for an intimate and authentic event, yet the well-designed space is large enough for a grand island celebration.

One of the top attractions on Grand Cayman, Camana Bay is a gathering spot for island locals and visitors throughout the year. In addition to many festivals held at Camana Bay throughout the year, you have dozens of restaurants and bars to look forward to at this unique island destination as well as retail shops and art-focused venues.

Camana Bay sits just minutes from South Bay Beach Club. No matter when you visit us, you’ll find that it’s easy to get to Camana Bay and well worth it. During all seasons, there is something for young and old to do at this master-planned community.

To get to Camana Bay from Seven Mile Beach, just follow the signs located on West Bay Road. They’ll guide you along the footpath, up and over The Rise, and down the walkway that will take you right to the middle of the town center.

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  • December 26th, 2018

Cayman Cookout Comes To Seven Mile Beach

A new year means new possibilities for food and fun in the Cayman Islands. This January, once again, Grand Cayman will welcome fresh fare and talented chefs to Seven Mile Beach for Cayman Cookout, a celebration of culinary innovation on our islands.

Cayman Cookout will become the cuisine epicenter of the Caribbean from January 16th to the 20th, five days that will welcome some of the world’s top chefs, dishes, drinks, and food influencers.

The exclusive near-week-long event allows attendees to interact with epicurean gurus and have experiences in a laid-back setting on the sand, on one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Step barefoot onto the beach and dive into the tastes of the Cayman Islands. This casual yet elegant affair offers some of the most exquisite wines, appetizers and main dishes ever showcased on Grand Cayman. The festivities take place just minutes from South Bay Beach Club.

Cayman Cuisine Traditions

Travelers to the Cayman Islands are usually looking for an authentic Cayman cuisine experience, which is found during our islands’ food festivals, and at the many restaurants and bars that dot our towns and line our beaches.

The Cayman Islands are home to many of the world’s top chefs and restaurants. It’s customary for visitors to our islands to make the rounds and hit up several different dining venues during their stay.

The artisanal fare at the eateries here offers something for every taste. The innovations at the food festivals held throughout the year are beyond compare. Discover the Cayman way when it comes to eating by making your way to one of our restaurants or food-related events.

From small dining venues and large restaurants to pubs and lively nightlife spots, you’ll love the opportunities for food and drink on the Cayman Islands.

If you need help discovering the best of food and drink on Grand Cayman while you’re here, ask our staff to point you in the right direction. We know the top places for dining on our island and we’re always happy to make recommendations.

Looking for restaurants near South Bay Beach Club? Even when there aren’t any food festivals going on, you’ll find plenty of places to grab an appetizer or sit down to breakfast, lunch or dinner – all on or around Seven Mile Beach, one of the best gastronomic hot spots on our island.

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  • December 19th, 2018

Why Winter Is The Best Time To Visit The Cayman Islands

Want to get away from the cold during winter? Head to the Cayman Islands.

 

Winter on the Cayman Islands isn’t a time when many travelers think they should visit. They wonder about sunning on the beach and snorkeling during wintertime. Is it possible? What about the weather and the surf?

 

Surprisingly, winter is one of the best times to visit the Cayman Islands. Summer storms have diminished and there isn’t a likelihood of encountering a hurricane.

 

Temperatures on the Cayman Islands are moderate and you probably won’t even encounter much rain. Winds will have died down, making for perfect lazy days on the sand and easy boating excursions in our waters.

 

The beaches are actually at their most pristine during wintertime, unlike during summer when nor’easters blow debris onto the shore. Seven Mile Beach is gloriously swimmable and the oceanfront restaurant’s welcome guests during this season for special holiday meals and drinks.

 

Planning a Winter Getaway in the Cayman Islands.

 

Because winter weather is so ideal in the Cayman Islands, it’s a popular time of year to visit. Though prices at resorts and restaurants tend to go up over the winter season, the benefits of travel during this time increase as well.

 

Plan for lovely temperatures in the mid-80s generally and around 77 degrees on the coldest side. Don’t bring winter parkas or boots. You definitely won’t need them.

 

Swimsuits are a must on a winter trip to the Cayman Islands as are sundresses, t-shirts, sunglasses, and brimmed hats.

 

Holiday Activities Abound During Winter in the Cayman Islands

 

Winter is a special time of year for locals and tourists in the Cayman Islands. Christmas activities fill to-do lists and schedules. There may be no more magical time of the year!

 

One of the top holiday things to do during winter in the Cayman Islands is the Christmas Tree lighting in Camana Bay. At this fun event, the town tree – a towering 40-foot beauty – is illuminated with sparkling lights and decked out in glittering ornaments.

 

The Parade of Lights is also a must-do during winter activity in the Cayman Islands. The parade features impressively dressed and lit boats that sail the harbor competing for prizes as well as oohs and aahs.

 

Ready to plan your winter getaway to the Cayman Islands? Book your holiday at South Bay Beach Club and get ready for a most memorable time.

 

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  • December 13th, 2018

Local Tips For Visiting The Cayman Islands

The ultimate trip to the Cayman Islands is had by unlocking insider destinations and activities that give you more of a feel for our islands than standard tour guides. For the perfect visit to Grand Cayan or any of the islands, take note of these local tips for an ideal vacation or getaway.

 

Rent an Open-Top Jeep

 

Renting an open-top jeep is one of the best ways to discover the beauty and thrill of the Cayman Islands. In an open-top jeep, head to the eastern side of Grand Cayman to visit Pedro’s St. James, Lighthouse Park, and the Blow Holes.

 

Take a ride along Queen’s Highway and visit the Crystal Caves, a newly opened attraction that is simply a must-see. Cool off after a hot day at Rum Point.

 

Spend Time Underwater

 

There is a lot to see in the Cayman Islands, but arguably some of the most beautiful scenes are underwater. On warm days and any day, dive deep to discover reefs and marine life that are unlike anything you’ll see in the world.

 

Want to go on a real adventure? Ask your dive guide to take you searching for the underwater statues that surround the Cayman Islands. Enjoy art and nature in a completely unique way by scuba diving around our islands.

 

Stroll Through the Botanic Park

 

Seven Mile Beach may be one of the most well-known natural wonders on our islands, but that doesn’t mean nothing else compares. The Botanic Park on the scenic and tranquil North Side of Grand Cayman leaves an equally or greater impression.

 

Wander through some of the most gorgeous gardens and learn more about the landscape that Caymanians are proud to live amidst.

 

Ride the Water Taxi from Camana Bay

 

For a memorable Tuesday evening on Grand Cayman, ride the $20 water taxi from bustling Camana Bay to the Kaibo via the North Sound. The Kaibo features a regular Tuesday night buffet complete with live entertainment and fun limbo antics.

 

Uncover the Hidden Entrances to the Mangroves

 

You might miss some of the most peaceful scenes of the Cayman Islands’ mangroves if you don’t know the inside scoop. There are several hidden entrances that will take you inside of the mangroves so you can lazily paddleboard without seeing another tourist or Cayman resident on most occasions.

 

Check Out the Coral Heads in the South Sound

 

Many areas of the South Sound feature the most amazing coral heads you’ll see anywhere along with stunning marine life. These spots are only accessible via kayak or paddleboard because the water is so shallow.

 

View Starfish at Starfish Point

 

Sea stars and most commonly known as starfish but they’re not fish at all. Get up close and personal and find out why by viewing the beautiful creatures at Starfish Point.

 

Here, you’ll get to encounter marine animals in a shallow and quiet setting, on a beach that offers the perfect place for kids and adults to play and be inspired.

 

Need help locating this local-approved attractions and activities? Ask the South Bay Beach Club Staff.

 

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  • November 29th, 2018

A Quick Guide To The Music, Culture And Food Of The Cayman Islands

You can learn a lot from the Cayman Islands by taking a look at the music, culture, and food here. Whether you’re strolling Grand Cayman’s streets or visiting one of the Cayman Islands’ beautiful beaches, you’ll no doubt come into contact with rhythms, people and flavors that make you take notice.

 

Everything to discover on our islands seems to revolve around great tunes, events, and eats, in fact. The sounds of a kitchen band blending jazz and soul surround you one minute before you’re suddenly emerged in a vibrant street art scene or tempting to relax in a beachside bar.

 

The Cayman Islands’ love of reggae and calypso music leads visitors to become entranced nearly anywhere they go. Festivals throughout the year bring together contemporary and classical musicians, and art galleries present rotating and permanent exhibitions that echo our people’s energy.

 

There is so much to discover on the Cayman Islands and so much to learn about those who call the islands home. Architecture in a full spectrum astounds. From Old World buildings to modern design, it all merges seamlessly alongside the Cayman population.

 

Here is just a quick guide to the music, culture, and food that’s in store for you in the Cayman Islands:

 

Pedro St. James National Historic Site

 

At the Pedro St. James National Historic Site, take a step back in time to experience the heritage and history of the Cayman Islands. Popularly known by residents as “Pedro’s Castle,” the grand great house that sits on the site is the oldest stone structure on all of the islands.

 

Many tales, cultural and historic, come out of and are inspired by this spot. Pedro’s Castle was built in 1780 by Willian Eden, a wealthy Englishman who used the house as a plantation, jail, courthouse and government assembly. Created by slave labor, the site is said to be haunted and jinxed, yet it has survived hurricanes, vandalism, and fires.

 

Cayman Cookout and the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

 

Many visitors who come to the Cayman Islands want to discover the best food and drink around. It’s no wonder to us locals why they call the islands, in particular, Grand Cayman, the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean.

 

World-renowned chefs have their restaurants on our islands and you’ll find amazing artisanal fare nearly anywhere you go. During the first part of every year, the annual Cayman Cookout in January offers some of the tastiest cuisine by some of the most talented chefs on the planet.

 

Many food festivals take place throughout the year on the Cayman Islands, and there are always bars and pubs serving up their delicacies. You’ll meet some incredible master mixologists right here near South Bay Beach Club, in fact. Live music almost always accompanies cocktails on Grand Cayman.

 

Music and the Arts

 

Music, film, visual arts, theatre, design, and fashion are celebrated daily on the Cayman Islands. It’s not hard to find movie screenings, art shows and comprehensive festivals that showcase local and international artistic talent.

 

Enjoy attending art discussions, dress-up events, and other parties and festivities when you’re visiting the Cayman Islands.

 

Need someone to help you plan the perfect visit to our islands? Get insider tips for the best things to do and see on Grand Cayman and beyond by talking to one of our staff members.

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  • November 21st, 2018

Surfing In Grand Cayman

The Cayman Islands may not be known as the top surfing spot in the world and they don’t have the biggest waves, but they’re perfect for riding some good swells. The occasional northwestern winds that blow through the islands during winter (December through March) generate powerful waves especially off of Seven Mile Beach.

 

There are some great places for beginners to learn to surf in the Cayman Islands. Most of the beaches have nice sandy floors, which makes dealing with the learning curve a bit easier.

 

From June until November, you’ll usually find the best surf at South Sound Community Centre and at Mariners Cover. These are not the most ideal spots for beginners, though, as there are sea urchins and coral on the bottom that may prove dangerous for the less-than-skilled.

 

Even though the Cayman Islands is comprised of 3 islands, most people who want to surf stick to hitting the waves at Grand Cayman, the biggest of the islands. If not for the surf, perhaps just for the fact that there’s so much to do on Grand Cayman when a surf session is through.

 

Definitely hit Seven Mile Beach and Mariners Cove on Grand Cayman.

 

Seven Mile Beach

 

On Seven Mile Beach, white sand stretches for as far as you can see. The ocean is a beautiful shade of blue, one that you don’t witness that often in nature. Yes, you may have found Heaven here and Heaven definitely should include a few hours of surfing.

 

Seven Mile Beach sits on Grand Cayman’s western shore and it’s a place that many people want to visit, to surf or to just relax and soak in the beauty of the space. For surfing, some may find the waves a bit mild. But, many enjoy the leisurely pace at which they can catch waves and take in a fun adventure.

 

The Best Times to Surf in the Cayman Islands

 

Any time of year is great for surfing in the Cayman Islands if you’re a beginner. Average swells are anywhere from 3 to 5 feet. If you’re looking for waves larger than that, visit the Cayman Islands between December and March. Keep in mind that late summer and early fall are our hurricane seasons and you may beat a tropical storm or two.

 

Part of the beauty of the Cayman Islands is that flat spells are just another excuse to enjoy the slow island life that we all treasure here. If the waves get too tame for you, hit up one of the restaurants or bars around Seven Mile Beach and South Bay Beach Club.

 

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  • November 6th, 2018

Cayman Islands Pirates Week Runs And Swim

The weekend of November 9th to the 11th will be an active one on Grand Cayman as amateur and professional athletes take part in various Pirates Week runs and swims.

On Friday the 9th, Grand Cayman residents and visitors will be able to take part in the 2018 Pirates Week 5K Run, a race running along Harbour Drive, starting and finishing in front of the Grand Terminal.

Saturday the 10th, at Governor’s Beach, locals and tourists will participate in the Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands’ oldest swimming tradition – an event that will award 3 female and 3 male contestants with prizes.

Pirates Week 10K “To Hell and Back” is the finale to Pirates Week’s athletic activities. This race starts at Kimpton Seafire Hotel and promises to be a thrilling occasion to watch and to participate in.

Pirates Week 5K Run

Cayman Islands’ Pirates Week 5K Run begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. on November 9th. Registration is currently open online and there is a $25 entry fee (or $40 total for those entering the 5K and 10K on November 11th).

Late registration on race day is possible from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in front of Grand Cayman’s Bar Crudo. Participants in this race are timed, water is available along the course and runners may bring their dog companions to race with them.

Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim Grand Cayman

On Saturday the 10th from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim Grand Cayman will be a fun event to watch and enjoy. This annual tradition is going on its 31st year in Grand Cayman and it’s a celebration of island life.

The Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim Grand Cayman combines the excitement of Pirates Week festivities with an open-water race that is truly an experience unlike any other. Race caps are provided during registration and swimmers must wear them during the race.

This race is one full 5K loop. Refreshments, T-shirts and trophies are given.

Pirates Week 10K “To Hell and Back”

If you dare to run in Pirates Week 10K “To Hell and Back” race, check in at 6 a.m. on Sunday, November 11th. The race starts at 7 a.m. sharp. You’ll start at Raleigh Quay Road not far from South Bay Beach Club and you’ll travel on West Bay Road, Town Hall Road and then Hell Road with a turnaround at Devil’s Hangout before retracing the route to end at Calico Jack’s.

Registration for Pirates Week 10K “To Hell and Back” is $25 online.

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  • October 30th, 2018

The Cayman Islands Triathlon Grand Cayman

If you’re visiting us over the weekend of Sunday, November 4th, consider participating in or watching The Cayman Islands Triathlon Grand Cayman, a fun event held at Seven Mile Beach.

 

This fantastic event takes place on a beautiful course that draws local and international competitors. It’s a race presented by Cayman First that attracts amateurs and professionals, people of many ages and backgrounds.

 

The race begins at 6 a.m. on the 4th and ends at 12 p.m. Runners start at TBC and enjoy a complimentary breakfast after the challenging run/bike/swim is over. There will be prizes for winners and some outstanding spot prizes.

 

Choose from the Sprint or Olympic distance events, and take part either as an individual or member of a two/three-person relay team (Olympic distance event only). There will be 3 training races held before the Triathlon, so competitors can build their endurance and strength before the main event.

 

The training events are well attended so entrants will get a good feel for the culture of the Triathlon on race day. Those new to Triathlons are strongly encouraged to participate in the training races.

 

Sprint

 

The Sprint race is a 750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run.

 

Olympic Distance

 

The Olympic distance race is a 1500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, and 6.2-mile run.

 

Entry Fees:

 

Solo Sprint – $60
Solo Olympic – $80
2 Person Olympic Team – $165
3 Person Olympic Team – $165

 

Requirements

 

There is an option to register for The Cayman Islands Triathlon Grand Cayman as a Corporate Team.

 

Registration is not possible on race day.

 

Participants of the Triathlon must be members of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association (CITA). If you are not a member of CITA, you can register on the association’s website.

 

The minimum age for participation in the Triathlon is 15 years of age (or 13 years for team swimmers). Parents and legal guardians should complete the registration forms for those less than 18 years of age.

 

Check-in for the Triathlon is 6 a.m. on race day. You will need sufficient time to check in. The race begins at 6:45 sharp.

 

This year, there will be some special awards including:

 

  • ITU-eligible Open Male, Open Female, Junior Male and Junior Female (age 16 to 19 at December 31st)

  • IOC-eligible Open Male, Open Female, Junior Male and Junior Female (age 15 to 18 at December 31st)

 

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  • October 24th, 2018

20 Fun Facts About The Cayman Islands

Ready to visit the Cayman Islands? While you’re counting down the days to your trip, prepare for the fullest adventure here possible by studying up on these 20 fun facts about the Cayman Islands. You’ll learn a little bit more about our culture, which will only help you enjoy your stay even more than you thought possible.

 

  1. There are more than 100 nationalities living in harmony in the Cayman Islands.

 

  1. Our country code is easy to remember. Just dial 345 before making a call to anywhere on our islands.

 

  1. There are no nude beaches on the Cayman Islands. Alcohol is allowed on the sand, but the legal drinking age is 18.

 

  1. The Cayman Islands’ currency fixes to the US$. Our paper currency features a photo of Queen Elizabeth II along with our Coat of Arms that includes a turtle, pineapple, and shield.

 

  1. The Banana Orchid is the national flower of the Cayman Islands.

 

  1. Our stunning Silver Thatch Palms are our national trees.

 

  1. If you want to sing our national song in a bar or anywhere, really, you’ll want to know the words and tune of “He Hath Founded it Upon the Seas.”

 

  1. You’ll find the highest point on all 3 islands on Cayman Brac. It comes in at 140 feet above sea level!

 

  1. Cayman Brac comes from the Gaelic phrase “craggy bluff” because it has a huge Limestone cliff.

 

  1. Liquor stores in the Cayman Islands are open until 10 p.m. You won’t be able to buy any wine, beer or spirits on Sunday at all so stock up!

 

  1. There’s supposedly a treasure on our islands that Neil Walkers, Henry Morgan, and Edward Blackbeard left behind when the pirates occupied Cayman Island in the 18th century.

 

  1. Seven Mile Beach, our islands’ most famous beach, is not actually 7 miles long. It spans 5.5 miles!

 

  1. Christopher Columbus had a good year in the Cayman Islands in 1503. He stumbled upon the islands and named Cayman “Las Tortugas,” Spanish for the turtles he saw all around.

 

  1. The first election in the Cayman Islands happened on December 10, 1831. Roughly 933 people voted.

 

  1. Cayman Crystal Caves, a relatively new tourist attraction in the Cayman Islands, are natural caves that have only been recently discovered and cleared for transit.

 

  1. Hell is officially located in the Cayman Islands. Actually, it’s a top tourist destination in West Bay and it’s a coastal spot with black limestone and rugged edges.

 

  1. Cuba is our nearest neighbor residing about 227 miles north of our beautiful Grand Cayman.

 

  1. Grand Cayman plans to offer 365 dive sites for locals and tourists someday.

 

  1. The 4-mile-deep Cayman Trench is not very far from Grand Cayman but not many divers venture there.

 

  1. If you’re going to rent a car on the Cayman Islands, remember to drive on the left side of the road!

 

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  • October 16th, 2018

5 Things To Know Before You Visit The Cayman Islands

Your visit to the Cayman Islands is sure to be a magical one, but there are some things you can do to make sure it’s as flawless as possible. Our islands are laid-back yet posh, filled with pubs and dotted with charming theatres. To enjoy it all to the fullest, prepare yourself for a Cayman experience by noting these 5 things to know:

 

  1. Go Mostly Casual with Clothing

 

The Cayman Islands call for mostly casual attire and lots of beachwear. Think of shorts, tank tops, sundresses, bathing suits, and flip-flops. The temperature on the islands is quite balmy year-round, so you’re not usually going to need traditional winter clothing. During July, it’s typically around 100F/37C and January often sees weather that’s a still-warm 70F/21C.

 

Even though you’ll probably be at the pool or on the sand for the majority of your trip, you may still want to step out to a nice dinner or see a theatrical production. For those evenings, make sure you have some special dress shoes and clothes to look and feel good in.

 

  1. U.S. Visitors Shouldn’t Need to Buy New Power Plugs

 

The Cayman Islands are a British Colony and people drive on the left here, but we coordinate with the United States when it comes to power plugs. If you’re from the U.S., you can bring your power units from home to charge your laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Travelers with other types of power plugs are wise to bring a multi-board converter plug that can charge all necessary gadgets.

 

  1. The Cayman Islands Uses Two Currencies

 

We use 2 currencies interchangeably in the Cayman Islands: CI (Cayman Island dollars) and U.S. dollars. You’ll find that the CI dollar is roughly 20% higher than the U.S. dollar, and you’ll see that our ATMs dispense money in both currencies.

 

  1. Tipping is Expected

 

Tipping is standard practice in the Cayman Islands. In fact, many waiters and waitresses automatically add 15 to 18 percent of the cost of your food to your check. Make sure you check your bill before you pay to see if you should add a tip.

 

  1. There’s More to Do than Visit Beaches

 

There’s no shortage of beaches on the Cayman Islands. From iconic Seven Mile Beach and its glistening white sand to Stingray City, a sandbar in the middle of a beautiful bay, you’re going to have plenty of places to enjoy the sun and to swim. However, our islands are much more than beaches.

 

We love hosting visitors at our restaurants and bars. Many pubs and dining establishments feature live music, another love of the people of the Cayman Islands. Bring your dancing shoes for a night of salsa and settle into a quaint seaside lounge for cocktails with the sunset as a backdrop.

 

The Cayman Islands features festivals throughout the year, such as Carnival Batabano and the Little Cayman Mardi Gras. We protect wildlife on our islands and we’re always excited to share information on native island species like turtles that live in The Cayman Turtle Farm, a conservation and research center.

 

These 5 tips only brush the surface of what you’ll find on Grand Cayman and its neighboring islands. For other tips on visiting the Cayman Islands, feel free to reach out to our staff.

 

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  • October 10th, 2018

Cayman Cocktail Week

Sip samples and celebrate everything cocktail-y at Cayman Cocktail Week 2018. This fun annual event in the Cayman Islands is in its 6th run and, as usual, the word is it will be the best and biggest Cocktail Week to date.

 

From October 19th to the 26th, locals and tourists will gather almost every day to make their own Gin, go on a historical cocktail tour and meet top industry professionals.

 

Not going to be in the Cayman Islands that week? Not to worry! Throughout October, there will be special branded cocktail menus at various Cayman Island restaurants and bars. You’ll also find great deals on high-end cocktail ware at some Grand Cayman shops. Residents and visitors have fun trying drinks they might not normally order and picking up barware they weren’t necessarily planning to buy.

 

Some of Cayman’s best bartenders are out and about during Cayman Cocktail week, creating masterpieces that you’ll only find here on our islands. Quality events, top-shelf ingredients and, of course, amazing cocktails are the focus of this popular Cayman Islands event.

 

Schedule of Events

 

The following are just some of the fun events that will take place during Cayman Cocktail Week:

 

Shopping and Cocktails

October 3, 2018

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Enjoy complimentary cocktails and 10% off all shopping at Carey’s Karma Closet. This annual pre-cocktail week event is a fun way to get into the spirit of Cayman Cocktail Week and it features many bargains, just in time for the holidays.

 

Cayman Cocktail Tour

October 22, 2018

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

4 Surprise Destinations

 

This cocktail tour comes with a memorable share of 80s music and plenty of cocktails. Dress up in neon and sunglasses or just come to drink and watch others put on a show. Tickets for the Cayman Cocktail Tour are CI$50 per person and include 4 cocktails, bar bites and transport.

 

Cocktail Workshop with Zacapa Rum

October 24, 2018

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CI$90 per person

 

This event is all you need to learn about Zacapa Run from Master Blender Lorena Vasquez. Tickets include a welcome cocktail, tastings of Zacapa 23 and XO and a bottle-your-own cocktail masterclass.

 

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  • October 3rd, 2018

Walk & Wag Fun Run On Grand Cayman

On Saturday, October 14th, the Cayman Islands Humane Society hosts its Walk & Wag Fun Run, a Grand Cayman event that will raise money and awareness of animals in need. From 7 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Cayman Islands locals and visitors (furry friends included) will walk, wag and run for a good cause.

 

All of the proceeds of this fun gathering of people and animals benefit the Cayman Islands Humane Society, an organization that has helped shelter, feed and care for abused and homeless animals for more than 43 years.

 

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. on event day. The price for entry into Walk & Wag Fun Run is CI$25.

 

The Walk & Wag Fun Run on Grand Cayman begins on Safehaven Drive just a short distance from South Bay Beach Club. Join animal loving residents and tourists, athletes and just people pledging their time and money, and support the importance of neutering and spaying to end overpopulation of Cayman Island animals.

 

All pets are welcome at the Walk & Wag Fun Run.

 

About the Cayman Islands Humane Society

 

The Cayman Islands Humane Society formed in February of 1972 when a winter island visitor named Dr. Wallace R. Eagle placed an ad in the Caymanian Weekly. He urged and invited all people interested in forming a humane society to attend a meeting where interested parties would discuss ways to alleviate the suffering of abused and homeless animals.

 

Just 2 days later, roughly 16 locals gathered to begin the groundwork for the launch of the Cayman Islands Humane Society and many others showed interest in helping. Initially, the association was an informal one with membership. In November of 1973, the Cayman Islands Humane Society was incorporated as a non-profit.

 

During the early years of the Society, volunteers boarded animals and some pets stayed at Cheval Ranch for their temporary home. A Thrift Shop opened in 1975, behind the public library in a rent-free building, as a way to earn money for the animals.

 

From 1994 to 1997, the Cayman Islands Humane Society rented premises on North Sound road. When that structure was auctioned off in 1997 under bank foreclosure, the Society was able to buy their space due to large pledges from two primary donors.

 

The Cayman Islands Humane Society today houses 37 dog kennels, a room just for puppies, a surgery room and a recover space. There is also a large cat adoption area, a playroom, and a quarantine space.

 

To learn more about the Walk & Wag Fun Run and the Cayman Islands Human Society, contact the Society or come talk to one of our friendly staff members.

 

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  • September 25th, 2018

Is There A Best Time Of Year For A Trip To The Cayman Islands?

Many potential visitors to the Cayman Islands ask us about the best time to visit. In response to this question, we always like to ask in return, “What is most important to you about traveling to the Cayman Islands?”

 

For some visitors, the weather is most critical as they either want to sun on the beach in warm temperatures or visit when it’s nice but not so hot. Other travelers find that their ideal trip to the Cayman Islands is in the non-peak season when they have more of a “run of the island” and there are less crowds.

 

Some plan trips to the Cayman Islands around the lowest airfares and accommodation rates. Others want to work around school schedules and even the fun annual events that take place on the Cayman Islands.

 

So, if you’re wondering when the best time of year is to visit the Cayman Islands, consider the following:

 

The Weather is Warm Year-Round

 

Our islands are warm nearly any time of the year, with average highs holding in the 80s F. January and February are the coolest months on the Cayman Islands and you’ll usually enjoy temperatures in the high 60s or mid-70s then. It rains between May and October, but showers typically only last for a few hours at a time. The western islands are generally sheltered from hurricanes, which usually run through the Caribbean from June to November.

 

This means that if you want to sunbathe on the beach, swim in our gorgeous waters, enjoy dinners on the beach and hit the pool all afternoon, you can probably participate in these activities no matter when you come to the Cayman Islands. Snorkeling, taking part in water sports, hiking and other outdoor adventures are part of the year-round culture in the Cayman Islands.

 

Air and Accommodation Rates Drop in the Off-Season

 

You’ll find the best deals on accommodation rates in the Cayman Islands between March and June. This is our “off-season” if you want to call it that because it’s really always “on” on our islands. If you’re looking to get to our islands for a reasonable price and stay in the ultimate lodging for a great deal, plan your trip for a stay between March and June.

 

You may be able to book a first-class plane seat and a spacious, residence-style accommodation at unheard-of prices during these months. Then, you’ll have more budget money to spend on our cool island cocktails and special souvenirs to take back home with you.

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  • September 18th, 2018

Gamers Bay 3: Video Game & Technology Convention

Gamers visiting Grand Cayman this September can participate in and watch Gamers Bay 3, the third annual video gaming tournament and convention in the Cayman Islands.

 

The event takes place on the 29th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Camana Bay, a lively small town that serves as a gathering spot for locals and tourists. Gamers Bay 3 will be a place for gaming aficionados to show off their talents, connect with other gamers, and watch the best in the industry compete for prizes.

 

A culmination of gaming presentations, exciting activities, and competitive gaming, Gamers Bay 3 is a new type of entertainment on Grand Cayman, and it’s an event that draws young and old.

 

About Gamers Bay 3

 

Gamers Bay 3 is a free opportunity for the public to watch gaming competitions and discuss the top games on the market today. Competitors pay a fee to square off against the best, playing titles like Call of Duty World War II and SUPER SMASH BROS.

 

This event ties into the Cayman Islands’ National Youth Policy on several levels, as it’s a fun opportunity for young people in gaming to gain exposure and build confidence. Today’s gamers create cultural identity and strengthen social bonds through the activity.

 

Gamers Bay events have previously been connected with charitable organizations, including Feed our Future Foundation, whose mission is to end child hunger and support intellectual growth in the Cayman Islands.

 

The last Gamers Bay event, held in October of 2017, had more than 60 competitors and 500 spectators. This year’s event coordinators are looking to increase exposure and participation in the 2018 event and are actively reaching out to gamers between the ages of 16 and 45 in hopes of drawing them into the convention.

 

Details

 

Venue: Gamers Bay 3 takes place at the Camana Bay Arc Centre

 

Console: PS4

 

Competitive Games:

 

Call of Duty World War II – Competitor Fee of $600 and Cash Prize of $5000

 

FIFA18 – Competitor Fee of $150 and Cash Prize of $1200

 

Rocket League – Competitor Fee of $75 and Cash Prize of $500

 

SUPER SMASH BROS – Competitor Fee of $75 and Cash Prize of $500

 

There will be a Cosplay Competition, and several sponsors have already committed to the event.

 

Visit the Gamers Bay website to register and learn more.

 

Date: September 29, 2018

Location: Camana Bay | 10 Market Street | Grand Cayman, George Town KY1-9006

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  • September 5th, 2018

The Cayman Drama Society Presents “Anne Frank”

On Sunday, September 16, the Cayman Drama Society on Grand Cayman presents “Anne Frank,” a performance that will take place at The Prospect Playhouse near South Bay Beach Club.

About “Anne Frank”

“Anne Frank,” a play be Frances Goodrich and Albert Hacket, is based on “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” and has been newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The production invites guests to be a fly on the wall inside of The Secret Annex, a place where Jewish people have come to live and hide from the Nazi Regime.

The audience of “Anne Frank” will experience the highs and lows of the secret group’s hidden life together during World War II. We see their stories through the eyes of the household’s youngest member, Anne Frank.

Tickets and Time

This powerful adaptation of a well-known story brings a youthful tone of hope to a historic stage reenactment. Tickets for Anne Frank are $25 for adults, and $15 for students and children.

“Anne Frank” is expected to sell out quickly, so book now to secure your seat for one of the most anticipated shows in the Cayman Islands this year. The theatre performance begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9:45 p.m.

Past Shows

Past productions from the Cayman Drama Society include:

  • Cocktails and Cabaret
  • A Playhouse Family Christmas
  • Sistahs
  • ‘60s RockNRoll
  • Footloose
  • Not Now Darling
  • A Breeze Through Broadway
  • Lagoon (Cambridge Footlights)
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • And more

Other shows scheduled for 2018 include:

  • Cambridge American Shakespeare Tour-The Tempest (September 24-26)
  • A Playhouse Family Christmas (November 23-December 09)

 

The Prospect Playhouse is located at 223B Shamrock Road, in Red Bay on Grand Cayman. The venue is just minutes from South Bay Beach Club, so consider adding this play to your list of things to do in the Cayman Islands while you’re visiting.

The Cayman Islands is proud of its cultural diversity, which manifests in a range of family friendly and adult-focused presentations held throughout the year. In addition to great theatre productions, the Cayman Islands are known for their live music venues and shows.

If you’re wondering what to do in the Cayman Islands or on Grand Cayman at any time of year, contact us. We’re happy to help you plan the perfect trip to our islands and arrange activities that will be memorable.

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  • August 28th, 2018

The Coolest Things to Do on a Road Trip Through the Cayman Islands

Taking a road trip on Grand Cayman allows you to see and experience activities and attractions that aren’t always highlighted in guide books and tour groups. Aside from the bigger destinations that you’ve likely read or heard about, you can take in many unique, small spots when you road trip on our island.

 

Starting in George Town and ending at the iconic Rum Point, follow this suggested road trip to enjoy a special take on the culture, history, and beauty of Grand Cayman.

 

Smith Cove

 

Leave George Town and head along the coast on South Church Street, where you’ll pass Grand Old House, one of Grand Cayman’s top restaurants and a local landmark. Stop at Smith Cove to take in the view and to snorkel with rainbow-colored fish if you like.

 

Prospect Village

 

Off of Bay Road, as it turns into Jack Road, you’ll find Prospect Village, Grand Cayman’s first settlement that is now a ghost town of sorts. You can still see an established fort and outpost here, which were erected in the latter half of the 1700s. There is a village church (abandoned in 1932), Watler Family Cemetery (dating from the 1800s), and a bit of beach (with shelters and toilets) to explore while here.

 

Village of Spotts

 

Continue on Jack Road until you get to the Village of Spotts, another historic village that is currently a private residential community. The Cayman Islands government’s plans are to turn the coast in the village into a public park and to develop the area as a docking space for cruise ships. A sandy public beach sits between sections of rocks and is a favorite swimming spot.

 

Governor Michael Gore Bird Sanctuary

 

From the Village of Spots, take a short detour north on Governor Spotts Newlands Road to visit the Governor Michael Gore Bird Sanctuary. This wildlife preserve is open all day, and it’s especially beautiful from April to June. This is when the most birds are present at the sanctuary, roughly 60 species of land and water birds. At least a quarter of the Cayman Islands’ native bird species call this refuge their home. Many of them use the two-acre freshwater pool at the center to cool off and quench their thirst.

 

Continue on your Grand Cayman road trip to discover the Village of Savannah, Pedro St. James National Historic Site, Bodden Town, and Meagre Bay Pond.

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  • August 21st, 2018

Experience the Best of the Cayman Islands With This Customized Itinerary

The Cayman Islands offer an abundance of things to see and do. So much so that many travelers have a hard time choosing what to experience first. From beaches and botanical parks to shopping and dining, there are plenty of ways to make a trip to the Cayman Islands exactly what you want it to be.
If you’re ready for fun on our islands but aren’t quite sure where to begin your adventure, consider following our customized itinerary. We’ve curated a list of some of the top attractions and activities, and some lesser-known gems that will surely be memorable.
Stay a weekend or a week. Squeeze the good times into a couple of days in the Cayman Islands or enjoy a more leisurely experience.
Cayman Kai
Visitors come from around the world to lay out on Cayman Kai and relax in the privacy of this beautiful beach. Cayman Kai sits on the northern tip of Grand Cayman, and it provides the epitome of island life. This secluded beach features stunning sea views and it’s great for swimming. Participate in water sports, splash in the lagoon, and linger under swaying palm trees.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Head to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park to take in natural beauty along with history and culture. This pretty park showcases the simple elegance of traditional Caymanian gardens, and it highlights exotic floral displays. Guests who visit the park leave with an appreciation for nature and preservation, a delicate balance that must be considered by all island inhabitants.
Camana Bay

Camana Bay is a lively town on Grand Cayman that spans 675 acres between the North sound and Seven Mile Beach. The community is a sea-to-sound “village” with places to shop, dine, live, and play. Pedestrian-friendly and easily accessible via Seven Mile Beach, Camana Bay is an ideal destination for a day, afternoon, or evening. Lush landscaping and welcoming courtyards invite locals and tourists to linger and interact. Visit Camana Bay and pick up fresh produce at the weekly farmers market, sit down to cocktails and live music at a bar, browse jewelry and bookstores, swing an hour away on a hammock, or climb the 75-foot Observation Tower.

Cayman Craft Market

During your visit to the Cayman Islands, set aside some time to go to the Cayman Craft Market in bustling Downtown George Town. This one-of-a-kind market features Caymanian crafters selling thatch bags and hats, authentic island jewelry, paintings and woodcarvings, and much more. Peruse vendors offering local spices, jams and jellies, pickles, and delicious snacks.

Seven Mile Beach

A trip to the Cayman Islands isn’t complete without a visit to the famous Seven Mile Beach, one of the Ultimate Beaches in the Caribbean according to Caribbean Travel + Live and TripAdvisor’s 4th Best Beach in the Caribbean. Seven Mile Beach lies on Grand Cayman’s western side and offers sparkling water, coral sand, and a shoreline filled with luxurious properties.

This is just a small sample of the many things to do and see in the Cayman Islands. If you need more ideas for activities and attractions during your stay, simply ask us!

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  • August 14th, 2018

Cayman Islands National Museum: 1938 Oxford University Biological Expedition Exhibit

Cayman Islands National Museum: 1938 Oxford University Biological Expedition Exhibit

The Cayman Islands National Museum welcomes locals and tourists to discover 1938 Oxford University Biological Expedition to the Cayman Islands, an exhibit running until August 18th and the first natural history survey of all 3 Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman’s flora, fauna, wetlands, and geology are on display in written reports that the general public is now able to view.

Then entomologists and Oxford students Gerald H. Thompson and C. Bernard Lewis provided the survey’s research into Cayman butterflies. This report offers interesting information on the number of species living on each island in 1938.

The Cayman Islands National Museum frequently hosts special exhibitions and it houses a number of permanent galleries. Some of the regular displays available to peruse include:

Natural History Gallery

In the Cayman Islands National Museum’s Natural History Gallery, visitors find a realistic representation of the Cayman’s flora and fauna. Guests are able to take a look at both the environment and the species diversity that exists on the islands.

This gallery covers the geological formation of the Cayman Islands, its current land and underwater life and more via a mixture of dioramas, taxidermy, panels and interactive features.

Legends of Scuba Diving Gallery

The Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism established the ISDHF in 2000 to celebrate those who have made significant contributions to the growth and success of recreational scuba diving around the Cayman Islands. Notable advancements in equipment design, dive travel, innovation, and education are showcased in The Legends of Scuba Diving Gallery.

This gallery features an impressive array of artifacts inspired by early pioneers and international champions of scuba diving, all International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame inductees. The Legends of Scuba Diving Gallery is dedicated to Cayman dive honorees.

About The Cayman Islands National Museum

The Cayman Islands National Museum’s Old Courts Building is one of the only surviving 19th-century structures on the Cayman Islands. It has endured countless hurricanes and has stood for more than 180 years, providing a welcome sight for returning Cayman seamen. Before the lighthouse at the Museum was built, a Caymanian hoisted a lantern onto a flagpole each evening to aid in ships’ navigation.

A beloved building and public venue, the Cayman Islands National Museum sits at a historic corner in the middle of George Town. Once the home of the Cayman Islands’ first post office and an early Commissioner’s office, the structure has been a courthouse and a jail. It also served as a community schoolroom, public library, church hall, and savings bank.

3 Harbour Drive, George Town | Tel: 345-949-8368

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  • August 7th, 2018

Jam Night And Live Music At Lone Star Bar & Grill

Jam Night And Live Music At Lone Star Bar & Grill

Stroll the streets of the Cayman Islands and you’ll likely notice that life moves to a beat. It may be a calypso, reggae or jazz beat, but whatever the sound, it’ll be a beat that inspires and gets you moving.

With music in our veins here on Grand Cayman, you won’t have to go far to enjoy a fantastic live musical performance. Many of the bars and restaurants around South Bay Beach Club have jam nights and live music nights that locals and tourists love.

Lone Star Bar & Grill is one of those places where classic and contemporary musicians come together with the music-loving public to celebrate their relationship with rhythm and dance.

Jam Nights at Lone Star Bar & Grill

On Wednesdays, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Lone Star Bar & Grill, live music is served along with fabulous drink specials. The Oneworld Musician’s Showcase & Jamdown is hosted by Little Magic and it features great prices on Red Stripe & Bacardi all night.

Live Music Fridays at Lone Star Bar & Grill

Lone Star Bar & Grill is where music lovers want to be on Fridays. From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., the restaurant and bar showcases a local band (a new band each week), and it creates the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

The Music of the Caribbean

The sounds of the music of the Caribbean is as varied as the islands themselves. Cayman Islands music, in particular, runs the gamut from reggae beats and steel pan drum sounds to Latin rhythms.

What all of the music of our islands has in common is the ability to put people in a tropical frame of mind. It’s so easy to kick back, grab a drink and let worries slip away as you soak up the music of the Caribbean.

Music has always played an extremely important role in the life of the people of the Caribbean and the Cayman Islands. We consider it an art form, an escape, and our entertainment.

It’s often said that music is the universal language. We tend to agree with that statement. The people who live on Grand Cayman and who come visit us at South Bay Beach Club love to experience the Culture of the Caribbean and connect through music.

While you’re our guest, you’ll find many opportunities to sway to the beat and explore island culture when you attend a live music jam night or celebration.

For more information on live music events on Grand Cayman, feel free to contact us.

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  • July 31st, 2018

Music And More At Anchor & Den

Music And More At Anchor & Den

Just a stroll from South Bay Beach Club you’ll find a place where locals and tourists celebrate music throughout the week and relax from all of their worries. Anchor & Dan is a restaurant, bar and gathering space for people to reconnect and reunite – all in a beautiful setting where food and drink are flowing.

Anchor & Den’s chic music scene is one of the best on Grand Cayman. On any given Thursday, Friday or Saturday, you’ll be able to enjoy the sweet sounds of the Caribbean while dining on eclectic cuisine and soaking up the scenery.

Mercat: Nit de Tapes

Head to Anchor & Den on Thursdays for the transformation of the eatery into Mercat: Nit de Tapes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., a weekly event where Spanish flavors and Latin music set the tone for an incredible evening.

Boogie Down

On Fridays at Anchor & Den, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m, it’s time to Boogie Down. Happy Hour drinks set the stage for tunes from Khy Boogie, who serves up new and vintage music. Anchor & Den’s crew, as always, pours the best cocktails and dishes up memorable food. The ambiance and lounge at Anchor & Den are arguably the nicest on our island.

Anchor & Den was inspired by a ship to shore concept that embraces the themes of adventure, craftsmanship, openness and a love of the islands. The goal when creating the restaurant was to capture the casual and relaxing seaside atmosphere that island residents and visitors love. This was done perfectly at Anchor & Den through use of nautical design elements and neutral textures.

All of the food at Anchor & Den is gourmet and homemade. The menu is internationally driven and the sensory experiences were intentionally created to showcase Grand Cayman’s diversity.

Anchor & Den’s beverage program is modeled after an apothecary where elixirs and other magical ingredients come together to produce holistic drinks and cocktails. Mixologists use homemade syrups, dehydrated fruits, and infused waters to craft unique and special botanical blends.

Our guests love spending evenings at Anchor & Den. They also love visiting several of the bars, restaurants and live music venues near South Bay Beach Club to revel in the island music spirit. If you need ideas for places to enjoy live music while you’re staying with us, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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  • July 24th, 2018

Weekly Events At Camana Bay

Weekly Events At Camana Bay

Spend summer days on Grand Cayman at Camana Bay, a lively waterfront town located just a short stroll from South Bay Beach Club. Throughout the week during summertime, Camana Bay features movies, shopping, kids’ camps, story time, a farmers’ market and more.

Classics at the Cinema

Every Tuesday, Camana Bay hosts Classics at the Cinema, an event featuring a new film each week. Classic movies run in the venue’s VIP theater and tickets are only CI$20. Cinemagoers receive a free small popcorn with ticket purchase.

Summer Splash

All summer long, splash around in Camana Bay’s Jasmine and Crescent Fountains from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or watch as others have fun. Escape the heat by playing in the fountains (kids can build their own playgrounds). Stay into the evening and enjoy dinner at one of Camana Bay’s fantastic restaurants.

Story Time

Story Time takes place every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Camana Bay Cinema. Toddlers love Story Time Tuesdays where they also sing along to favorite kid tunes. Story Time at Camana Bay is open to everyone and free to the public.

Live Music

On Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Abacus in Camana Bay presents evenings showcasing live music from Grand Cayman’s best musicians. Savor drinks and a meal on Abacus on the Paseo as you soak up sounds of the Caribbean.

Camana Bay Cinema’s Kids Club

Every other Saturday morning at Camana Bay Cinema is reserved for the Kids’ Club. Families can sit down to see beloved movies in a setting with softer sounds and brighter lights just for little ones. Ticket prices are only CI$5.

The Flavour Tour

West Indies Wine Company invites Grand Cayman locals and visitors to discover the flavors of life in the Cayman Islands. The Flavour Tour is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and it includes 3 plates from Camana Bay’s top restaurants, as well as 4 beverages. The walking tour makes 5 stops in Camana Bay and is a fun event that’s not to be missed.

Open Canvas

Open Canvas is a weekly event providing a public venue for Grand Cayman artists to show off their work and talents. They also work on artistic creations right there with audience watching. Art enthusiasts love watching paintings go from beginning to beautiful end, one stroke of the brush at a time.

Find the heart of Camana Bay at 10 Market Street | Camana Bay | Grand Cayman KY1-9006.

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  • July 17th, 2018