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5 Things To Pack For Your Grand Cayman Trip

Your visit to Grand Cayman will be filled with wild sea adventures and unique, unforgettable experiences. Making sure you have everything you need to enjoy the moments and capture the excitement can help make your trip more satisfying all around. Here are some things to make sure to bring along for the ride:
1. Your Camera
From swimming with stingrays to snorkeling through the coral reefs, exploring novelty shops and picnicking with a movie under the stars, you’ll want to capture it all. Consider a waterproof case for your phone or camera so you can take big risks for the great family shot. UV protector filters for camera lenses might help, too.
2. Summer-Friendly Clothes
Let your skin breathe in the humid summer days with light and flowy tanks and shorts. And of course, don’t forget your swimsuit! The island style is relaxed and somewhat conservative. Some might call it “smart-casual” so it’s often best to keep beachwear at the beach and bring some breathable pants for nights out on the town. A jacket or sweatshirt could be helpful for evening layering if the air gets a little chilly.
3. Comfortable Shoes
Whether you’re roaming the shops or crashing on the sun-drenched sand, you’ll likely be seeking comfort. After all, this is your vacation. There aren’t many nature trails or hikes on the islands so don’t worry so much about sneakers. Comfortable sandals should do the trick and maybe a pair of dressier shoes for nights out at the local watering hole.
4. Sun Protection and Insect Repellent
From sunglasses to sunscreen, you’ll want to make sure you and the kiddos have all bases covered. It might also be worth considering some protective sun shirts for your time in the water, especially if you’ll be out on long adventures snorkeling the coral reef. Insect repellent is also a wise choice to toss in the suitcase to make your tropical nights a little less itchy.
5. Your Travel Essentials
Passports, photo IDs, plane tickets, hotel reservations. Be sure to bring these and perhaps some extra copies just in case things get wet or wild. Don’t forget to keep these items safe throughout your travel. Additional essentials for a tropical vacation can include protective phone or camera cases which are a worthy investment, too. Ensure your digital gadgets don’t get damaged by the sun, salt, and humidity. Major credit cards are accepted on the islands but keeping small bills around can make shopping with local vendors or tipping servers easier.
So now that you’ve got your bags packed, when do we leave?

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  • July 3rd, 2019

Celebrate Constitution Day This July With Caymanian Culture And History

Canada, France, and the U.S. all celebrate patriotic holidays in the month of July. And the Cayman Islands are no exception. Each year, on the first Monday of July, locals and visitors alike celebrate Constitution Day, a public holiday commemorating the islands’ first constitution which passed 60 years ago in 1959.
This year’s events will take place on July 1st and you can expect the entertainment to be fun for the whole family. Enjoy live music, food and drink vendors, or win prizes at crowd-favorite festival games. Kids can express themselves with arts and crafts projects or get their faces painted, and the whole family can enjoy the fireworks show which kicks off at 8:30 pm.
Here’s a little background on the festivities and what, exactly, is being celebrated:
History
The Cayman Islands have been governed by the British government since the 17th century and become a colony of Jamaica in 1863. However, when Jamaica declared independence from Britain in 1952, the Cayman Islands declared a desire to remain part of the British Empire instead. Their new constitution enacted that, and also gave Caymanian women the right to vote. So there’s a lot to celebrate this July and you can do so under sun and by the sea at Camana Bay’s Constitution Day celebration.
Culture
Celebrating Constitution Day will let you experience and celebrate rich Caymanian culture. Similar to Jamaican food, Caymanian food includes seafood like mahi-mahi and snapper, veggies, and tasty spices. Conch with lime juice or cooked in a chowder is a very popular.
Caymanian folk music, calypso, jazz, and reggae will also be on full display for family fun and dancing.
Shopping
Before the events kick off, Camana Bay offers shops and dining opportunities that are sure to get the fun started early. 3 Girls and a Kiln, for instance, is a local art collective offering ceramics, paintings, and upcycled repurposed gifts. Activ Angels is a one-stop shop for the active lifestyle, offering yoga apparel and accessories as well as athleisure. And the Bay Market offers gourmet organic, vegetarian, and vegan items, including produce and pantry essentials. And that’s just to name a few.
Camana Bay’s diverse selection of restaurants can satiate any shopper’s hunger, fueling you up to keep the souvenir scouting and shopping spree going.
Event Details
At the Camana Bay Crescent, expect to dance along to a life DJ from 6:30-9:30 pm and don’t forget to catch the fireworks show starting at 8:30 pm.

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  • June 26th, 2019

Don’t Miss 2019’s Summer Moonlight & Movies

While catching a flick may not seem like the ideal activity for a visit to Grand Cayman, this annual outdoor event provides a chance for families to wind down after warm and adventurous days. With ample time to bond and relax under the Cayman moonlight, this event is just the recharge needed for another day of island exploration.
Camana Bay’s annual Summer Moonlight & Movies event is back every Tuesday night throughout June, July, and August. It’s your chance to gather with family and other neighbors of the Cayman community to unwind under the stars with a fun, kid-friendly flick.
The films will be hosted at Gardenia Court all summer starting each Tuesday night at 7 pm. The Road to El Dorado kickstarts 2019’s series on June 21st, with Curious George closing it out on August 30th. Other films you can catch before fall include animated adventure-comedy Puss in Boots, stop-motion fantasy comedy The Boxtrolls, Steve Carrell’s and Wanda Sykes’ comic-inspired Over the Hedge, and 1980s classic Back to the Future. All films are rated PG-13 or under making this stress-free night fit for almost everyone.
For extra fun, on the first Tuesday of each month bring the kids early for a Kiddie Drive-In. Children can create and customize their own cardboard car and park it in front of the big screen for a unique experience. These cardboard car crafts start at 5 pm with all supplies provided giving the kid’s a unique and classic movie-viewing adventure.
Before the show, families are encouraged to dine at Camana Bay’s diverse restaurants which offer up options such as tapas, pizza, Asian-inspired dishes, organic and vegan items, and other gourmet delights. For the grown-ups, craft beers and cocktails are available at many dining locations. And don’t forget to stop for some gelato or French pastries for dessert. Movie-goers looking for a cozier evening are also invited to bring their own picnic to munch throughout the show.
The event’s organizer, Rosa DaCosta, urges folks to join in on the fun, saying “it’s a great opportunity for the community to come to Camana Bay, the restaurants are quite busy, it brings people here to Camana Bay where it’s a safe place to be.”
Be sure to arrive early with your blankets to grab a comfy spot on the lawn as seating is first-come, first-serve. On a quiet Tuesday around the island, this free event is sure to fill up quickly.
And don’t stray too far at summer’s end. Special film screenings will kick back into gear for Halloween and Christmas.

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  • June 18th, 2019

5 Incredible Scuba Diving Sites Off Grand Cayman

As you plan your vacation to Grand Cayman, consider adding scuba diving to your itinerary. The tropical island paradise features some of the best scuba diving sites in the world, all of which include plenty of colorful fish and other marine creatures. Review these exquisite sites to inspire your travel plans and get seriously excited.

Eden Rock North

This site is a favorite among snorkelers on cruise ships. It is a shallow reef dropping 45 feet into the sea and features tons of gorgeous coral you won’t want to stop taking pictures of. The tarpon in this area is particularly noteworthy, and don’t worry–they will just float along without noticing you at all.

Ironshore Gardens

If dense sea life is a scuba diving must for you, visit Ironshore Gardens. This underwater “garden” located on the east end of Grand Cayman in Frank Sound allows you to wind through a stunning maze of coral walls. You may also see some of the biggest lobsters in this section of clear ocean water.

The Kittiwake

The Kittiwake is a hulking submarine purposefully sunk in 2011 to create an artificial reef. Today the 251-foot-long vessel located about 70 feet below the waves is encrusted with beautiful coral and provides a fascinating scuba adventure so long as you bring a waterproof flashlight. The ship was set up for scuba diving fun, so there’s no need to worry about a single thing. Angelfish and groupers are frequently found here.

Black Forest

While this option is for experienced divers only, it makes virtually any “best of” scuba list for Grand Cayman. The deep wall dive allows you to look out into the great blue beyond while also featuring lots of color-tastic coral and more than a few sponges. Eagle rays also visit this spot often, which again is for seasoned divers alone.

Devil’s Grotto

This dive site is found near Eden Rock and is a true underwater maze. Parrotfish, barracuda, tarpon, and silversides are among the marine life found here, as well as reef sharks. You’ll navigate coral canyons that look even more beautiful under the tropical sun. Many combine Eden Rock with Devil’s Grotto to explore two of Grand Cayman’s most popular scuba spots.

These are just some of the scuba diving locations for you to explore off of the magnificent Grand Cayman. Book your stay on the island today at South Bay Beach Club and ask for scuba diving recommendations–the friendly staff will be happy to help.

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  • June 7th, 2019

3 Golf Courses On Grand Cayman: Which One Will Be Your Favorite?

Grand Cayman offers endless ways to fill itineraries quickly, from deep sea dives to stunning landmarks to local events to hiking, snorkeling and beyond. It also features three lovely golf courses with views so incredible you will always want to tee off in a tropical paradise. Take a moment to learn about these golf courses as you plan the trip of a lifetime. And since there is no need to plan your trip around the weather, it is possible to Golf on Grand Cayman during any month of the year.

North Sound Club

This 18-hole, par 71 course offers mornings and afternoons of fun for beginner and seasoned golfers alike. The five sets of tee boxes engage novices, while the strong and often temperamental Caribbean winds pose challenges to golfers with years of experience. Perhaps the best spot at this popular golf club is Hole 11, which allows you to play into the wind while the awe-inspiring North Sound shines behind you. This sea-framed hole also requires making a cannon shot over the pond so you don’t get saddled with a double bogey.

There’s water on 15 of the 18 holes, iguanas of assorted sizes sunning themselves all over the green, and plenty of native greenery including coconut palms, mahogany trees, and silver thatch. Two putting greens are also found here.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club

You’ll play nine holes on this Greg Norman-designed golf course that also includes an 80-course indoor golf simulator measuring the impact and the flight pattern of each ball. Like the above golf club, this option offers gorgeous views of the awesome North Sound and features steady wind that makes at least five of the holes a bit challenging. Eight of the nine holes include water to further challenge your golf game. Those who have been to this golf course recommend “tagging along” even if you do not play golf to enjoy the spectacular views.

Britannia Golf Course

Another 18-hole course, Britannia is par 57 and was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Each hole offers a unique challenge, and while this course is not as popular as the other two, it is still affordable and features sea views. There are also plenty of iguanas busy sunning themselves as you shout, “Fore!”

Enjoy golfing among many other fabulous activities on Grand Cayman. Book your stay today by contacting South Bay Beach Club.

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  • May 31st, 2019

The 27th Annual Flowers Sea Swim Is Happening Soon!

Whether you are an active ocean swimmer or simply enjoy watching displays of athleticism, Grand Cayman’s annual Flowers Sea Swim event is for you. Now in its 27th year, the island’s premier sporting event occurs on Saturday, June 15th and includes a 1K race, with 3K and 10K swims happening the following Monday. Participants range in age from 8 to 80, and last year’s race featured over 1,000 swimmers.

One Mile Sea Swim

The clear blue, sparkling, flat waters surrounding the Cayman Islands provide the perfect setting for swim-tastic races. The One Mile Sea Swim race begins at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman and ends at the Royal Palms Beach Bar; however, starting and end points may be reversed depending on the currents. Check-in is between 12 pm and 1:45 pm, and the race starts at 2 pm. Swimmers of all ages and capabilities participate in this exciting race, including local brothers and Olympics swimmers Shaune and Brett Fraser. A prize of US$10,000 is awarded to the participant who breaks the world record of “fastest ocean swam mile.”

3K & 10K Races

In addition to this exciting one-mile race, Grand Cayman hosts 3K and 10K ocean races on Monday, June 17th. These grueling races include male and female winners who receive thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, including free round-trip airfare from North America to the Flowers Sea Swim, rental cars, and one-week hotel accommodations. Everyone who finishes the race receives a goody bag full of treasures as well as medals. These races are among the world’s richest and include random prize giveaways that have previously included iPads, airline tickets, and hotel stays.

Walk & Watch

If ocean racing isn’t for you but you don’t want to miss the spectacular visuals this race always provides, secure a “Walk & Watch” ticket where you walk along the pristine coastline cheering on your favorite swimmers. Purchasing a ticket also means entry into fabulous prize drawings.

Entry Fees

Entry for the Flower Mile Race is either CI$50 or US$60, while tickets for the Walk & Watch are CI$20 or US$25. Entry for the race is limited to 1,000. Registration for the 3K and 10K races is CI$64 or US$80. All proceeds from these incredible events benefit the Special Olympics Cayman Islands.

If you don’t want to miss a second of the action, book your stay at the South Beach Bay Club today!

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  • May 23rd, 2019

Don’t Miss Friday On The Patio At Royal Palms

Planning a spectacular trip to Grand Cayman and want to enjoy some of the island’s epic nightlife options? Then don’t miss Friday on the Patio at Royal Palms. It happens three times a month, including the 7th, 21st, and 28th in June, and entry is free. This Friday day-to-night party is therefore ideal if free events are on your island to-do list. Learn more about what you can expect at Friday on the Patio as well as other events hosted by Royal Palms.

Live Music & Drink Specials

Start your first (or only!) Grand Cayman weekend off right by heading to the Royal Palms located on West Bay Road. Renowned emcees such as DJ Lin and DJ Jonesian spin some of the island’s best house beats starting at 5 pm, and the music doesn’t stop until 2 am. There’s also plenty of discounted drinks to enjoy as you “feel the beat of the rhythm of the night,” including $6 island cocktails and two for $6 selected wines and beers. Dance to island-style top 40 hits as well as favorite oldies and soca music along a pristine oceanfront.

Friday on the Patio is a night of fun you will not want to miss, especially since the view of Grand Cayman’s clear blue water is all around.

Other Music, Drinks, & Dancing Fun At Royal Palms

This outstanding Friday night event is hardly the only one at Royal Palms. Stop by on a Monday night for Sunset Sessions from 5 pm to 7 pm. There are two-for-one drink specials to enjoy while jamming to sophisticated house beats. Watch the sun melt into the sea as DJ Urusai provides the island’s version of the legendary Ibiza “Cafe Del Mar.”

Visit Royal Palms on Saturday for “Saturday Night Live” from 6:30 pm to 11:45 pm. Performers play live sets on acoustic instruments all night long as you and your favorite people dance under the stars on the ocean-facing patio. If you are looking for something to do on Sunday, the Palms’ “Rehab” event may be ideal. Starting at 3 pm, enjoy fabulous cocktails and other libations for discounted prices either under a private cabana or on the white sands of Seven Mile Beach. Specials include $5 Proseccos, Caesars, Bacardi mojitos, and Bloody Mary’s until 4 pm.

Enjoy these and other island events this summer during your Grand Cayman stay. Book your accommodations at South Beach Bay Club now so you don’t miss any of the action.

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  • May 17th, 2019

5 Must-Try Restaurants On Grand Cayman

Sampling the local fare has to be one of the most wonderful things about visiting any far-off destination, as it provides the opportunity to delight the taste buds in entirely new ways. If you are planning an epic trip to Grand Cayman, you will get the chance to try a variety of island foods the travel destination is known for. And while it may be challenging to decide where to dine, these suggestions make planning your food itinerary a little easier.

Anchor & Den

Stop by Anchor & Den for a locally-sourced meal inspired by favorite comfort foods. Anchor & Den also offers numerous events throughout the month, including its famous Mad Hatter Tea Party, a weekly brunch event complete with Alice in Wonderland-style touches and plenty of bubbly alcoholic goodness.

Ristorante Pappagallo Restaurant

Celebrate all five senses at this magical island restaurant. Walk a wooden bridge to a 30-foot, Cayman-style thatched roof restaurant surrounded by gorgeous views of water and land. Chef Alex Menegon changes the menu regularly, but one thing remains the same: every meal gets cooked with the freshest, most delectable ingredients. Fresh bread and pasta are made daily, and there’s also locally-caught seafood and USDA-certified meats to try. Each dish comes with fresh fruit and vegetables, and remember to save room for the handcrafted desserts!

Sunshine Grill

Enjoy dining at this poolside restaurant that’s one of the top establishments on the Cayman Islands. Award-winning food combined with affordable prices makes this grill a must for anyone craving Caribbean food such as fish tacos or those colorful island cocktails.

Vivo

Get farm-to-table fare at this restaurant featuring gorgeous coastline views. Vivo is ideal for the vegetarians and vegans in your family, as it features lots of meat, gluten, and dairy-free options. And since lionfish have become an invasive species in this part of the world, the restaurant also serves lionfish dishes to help keep the population contained.

Catch Restaurant & Lounge

Enjoy views of Morgan’s Harbor as you sip cocktails and taste the islands’ freshest seafood at this alfresco dining establishment. Catch Restaurant & Lounge is perfect for the seafood lover who never misses a chance to dine outdoors and features creative dishes such as sliced local tuna with fried avocado and pickled jicama.

Treat your taste buds during your Grand Cayman visit and get more recommendations from the friendly staff at South Beach Bay Club. Book your stay today.

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  • May 9th, 2019

4 Benefits You Can Expect From A Grand Cayman Beach Horse Ride

Experiencing horseback riding for the first time is an adventure you will never forget, as you are saddled on a large yet gentle animal wandering up and down various trails. And while any horseback riding excursion is unforgettable, there is something extra special about riding these incredible beasts on the beach. Throw a location like Grand Cayman in and you’ve got an experience that practically borders on the ethereal. Take a moment to consider what benefits you will enjoy from a Grand Cayman horseback riding adventure on the beach.

Benefit #1: Ridiculously-Beautiful Views

Go horseback riding on a Grand Cayman beach to soak in stunning views of the Caribbean coastline. Canter down pristine beaches while basking in the beauty of your surroundings, whether yours is a morning or sunset ride. Some prefer the fresh beauty of a new day atop a horse, while others want to watch the sun melt into the sea. Either way, it’s incredible.

Benefit #2: A Whole New Way Of “Swimming”

Sure, you’ve gone swimming in Grand Cayman, but how about “swimming” while on the back of a trusty steed? When you go horseback riding on the beach in Grand Cayman, you have the option of a beach and swim ride where your animal goes into the water with you. Horses love water, and the friendly beasts who provide tourists with rides know exactly how to maneuver the gentle waves. Keep in mind such rides are not suitable for any non-swimmers in your group.

Benefit #3: Lots Of Picture-Taking Opportunities

Pack your waterproof camera to take pictures from angles you won’t get anywhere else. Capture beach or beach and swim rides from the back of your horse for images so outstanding your friends back home will be extra jealous.

Benefit #4: A New Animal Acquaintance

Enjoy the chance to make a new animal friend when you go horseback riding on Grand Cayman. Quarter horses, painted stallions, and Arab horses are among the most common four-legged riding companions at stables across Grand Cayman, all of whom are extremely used to tourist rides. Horses are also pack animals who simply follow the leader, so there is no danger of yours running off into the sunset. If anything, you will bond with the animal and may even get a gentle head butt at the end of your ride.

Book a horseback ride during your stay at South Beach Bay Club today!

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  • May 1st, 2019

Experience Grand Cayman’s Batabano Junior Parade!

If you are looking for family-friendly fun during your visit to Grand Cayman, you will not be stretched for ideas. In addition to the numerous attractions and activities perfect for the whole family on this lush island paradise, there are also lots of events throughout the year that provide experiences you and yours will remember always. The Batabano Junior Parade on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 is one such event promising thrills for every member of your brood.

What It Is

The Batabano Junior Parade was created in 2002 as a way to celebrate the island’s youth. The highly-colorful parade has transpired each May since to help young island residents and tourists embrace how wonderful and special they are. The parade starts at the Glass House, or Old Government Administrative Building, in Grand Cayman’s George Town and ends at the Old Tower Building.

What It Includes

In addition to the dizzying parade of colorful characters dancing through the streets, this exceptional festival offers plenty of family fun before and after the parade, including face painting, snow cones, and mask decorating.

When It Happens

The Batabano Junior Parade happens Saturday, May 11th at 3pm at the Glass House and Old Tower Building. Family activities start at 1pm and continue after the parade until 6pm. Don’t miss it! Give your children the chance to play mas, or masquerade!

The Adult Batabano Parade…

If your Grand Cayman trip is at the end of April, you will be in time for Cayman Carnival Batabano, the adult version of the junior parade. It is the only national carnival in Grand Cayman and happens Saturday, May 4th at 1pm starting from Public Beach. The stunning parade ends at Harbour Drive, which is located near the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach. This annual event features a whopping six genres of music as well as a yearly food festival including some of the island’s best and most famous cuisine.

A Few Festival Tips

Bring plenty of water to this festival so neither you or your family gets dehydrated under the tropical sun. Carry sunscreen as well, and dress everyone in hats and sunglasses so none of you are severely burned by the end of the day. Ensure everyone has proper ID and knows where to go in the event of a separation, such as a location in the middle of town.

Book your Grand Cayman stay at South Bay Beach Club to get the most from your glorious island experience.

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  • April 24th, 2019

Experience A Mad Tea Party On Grand Cayman!

If you are a fan of afternoon tea or want to start drinking the classic beverage on a regular basis, use your upcoming trip to Grand Cayman to experience a tea party like no other. Inspired by the tea party thrown by the Mad Hatter in the timeless tale of Alice In Wonderland, this Grand Cayman event at the Anchor & Den happens every Saturday afternoon in May from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Take a moment to learn about A Mad Tea Party and add it to your Grand Cayman itinerary.

“Decadent, Sweet, & Beautiful”

Described by the folks at Anchor & Den as a “decadent, sweet, and beautiful” tea party, this signature event features creative blends crafted by the masters at Tea Time. These blends accompany tea classics as well as plenty of cakes and other confections that dazzle the eyes as well as the taste buds. There’s even “Drink Me” potions just like the ones in Lewis Carroll’s story…well, maybe not quite like the concoctions Alice drinks, but they are extremely fun to try. These potions change by week so if you attend the event more than once, you will not taste the same recipes!

If you like a little fizzy alcohol with your tea cakes, Anchor & Den has you covered. Glittering champagne flutes pepper the tables and look extra tantalizing amidst lush roses and beautiful cakes.

A Few Important Details

If your Grand Cayman trip will take place in a few weeks, secure your reservations for this luxurious event now. Reservations are required, with the event costing $40 per person per party. Don’t wait another minute if this event is for you; book today to get the date you want.

Other Weekly Events

Anchor & Den puts on a variety of weekly events that keep tourists and locals coming back. In addition to the Mad Tea Party, the island favorite offers events such as their Boulangerie Brunch, a stylish, gourmet happening featuring homemade versions of brunch staples, as well as regional cheeses, charcuterie, and bread. All of the delicious deli specialties come with bottomless champagne.

Apothecary is another weekly event happening at the establishment’s Beach House mere steps away. Follow the White Rabbit to this house for tea or experience the Apothecary event featuring magical infusions. Mixologists work with dehydrated fruits, homemade syrups, and infused waters to create libations you won’t soon forget.

Make your Grand Cayman adventure even more memorable by booking accommodations with South Beach Bay Club, the luxurious resort featuring fully-equipped villas.

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  • April 17th, 2019

Going Kayaking For The First Time? Read This First

Whether you are a longtime fan of water activities or simply want to try something new, kayaking around Grand Cayman offers an experience you will remember always. Like any water sport or activity, there are a few things you need to know before you start paddling so you can enjoy a fun and safe experience instead of finding yourself going overboard. Use these tips to give yourself an extra edge before going kayaking for the first time:

Dress For The Water

The weather may be gorgeous on Grand Cayman most days of the year, but it still important to dress for the water instead of the weather. It is always a little colder on the water, even if you are in the Cayman Islands and not a river in the New England section of the U.S. Wear a wetsuit if you think it is appropriate, or at least board shorts and a rash guard. This, of course, is in addition to your lifejacket, which is an absolute must any time you engage in a water sport or similar activity.

Sit Up Straight

Proper posture is a kayaking necessity for easier paddling. Whether your kayak features a backrest or not, sit up straight so your lower back and behind are at a comfortable 90 degree angle to each other. Rest your feet in the kayak’s footpegs with your knees slightly bent outward so they make more contact with the thigh braces, if applicable. If your kayak is of the sit-in rather than sit-on variety, it will not include these braces.

Give Yourself A Brief Paddling Lesson

A working idea of how to paddle makes getting on the water much less complicated. To practice, sit in a chair holding a broom handle or hockey stick and imagine yourself on the water. Paddle from side to side and get a professional lesson if you need additional help.

Bring Extra Clothes

Bring extra clothes in the event of your kayak capsizing, and remember your safety and that of your fellow kayakers is more important than the small boats, especially in rougher water. Pay close attention to your instructor’s capsize drill and ask questions about anything you are unsure about. And remember, you are going to get wet even if you don’t capsize, so the extra clothes will be welcome once your kayaking adventure is over.

Discover kayaking and other fun Grand Cayman activities at South Beach Bay Club today.

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  • April 11th, 2019

5 Unique Cayman Island Attractions You Cannot Miss

Grand Cayman is filled with ways to spend your days. If you recently booked a trip to this island paradise, ensure your excursion is truly unforgettable by adding any (or all) of these unique attractions to your itinerary. Don’t forget to pack your camera along with some disposable back-ups so you have plenty of opportunities to snap amazing photos.

Stingray City

Ever wanted to kiss a stingray? Even if the answer is a resounding no, Stingray City just might be the most incredible aquarium touch pool on the planet. Situate yourself on a sandbar in the shallow, beautifully-blue water while southern stingrays wander up to feed. Don’t worry, they aren’t interested in feeding on you, and they are so used to humans that you can easily pet them.

Hell

Yes, you read that correctly. Visit Grand Cayman and “go to hell,” or the limestone formations in West Bay that could be mistaken for the fifth circle of that fiery place. Complete with a devil statue and a kitschy gift shop, it’s easy to spend a few hours in Hell. There’s even a post office so you can send postcards from the underworld. Keep in mind that Hell gets very hot (no pun intended) in the summer.

Siren Of Sunset Reef

Amphitrite, the underwater mermaid statue known as the Siren of Sunset Reef, is a 9-foot bronze wonder found 55 feet below the waves in a coral reef near the Sunset House Hotel. The sculpture by Simon Morris satisfies any mermaid fascination and is perfect if you desire a diving adventure as part of your Grand Cayman experience.

Wreck Of The Teignmouth Electron

Left to disintegrate on the beach of Cayman Brac is the Teignmouth Electron, a 40-foot vessel found adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in 1969. Donald Crowhurst, the ship’s builder and captain, was never found. Adding to his mysterious disappearance are his erratic log entries that have some speculating he jumped overboard. And while the ship had several owners after Crowhurst, it was eventually left to rot. If you love abandoned ships, this site is for you.

Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden

Old Man Bay in Grand Cayman features Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden, a stunning concrete garden masterpiece featuring an assortment of island and sea creatures, some of which are native exclusively to the Cayman Islands. The concrete blue iguana is one such creature, and that’s in addition to a giant octopus and crab among others.

Book your Grand Cayman stay at South Bay Beach Club to enjoy these and endless other unique attractions!

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  • April 3rd, 2019

Don’t Miss The Flavour Tour, Grand Cayman’s Best Culinary Experience!

Grand Cayman is more than glorious beaches and jaw-dropping landscapes. It also features plenty of fabulous restaurants serving delectable cuisine you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. If you plan to visit this island paradise in early April, get your tickets now for The Flavour Tour in Camana Bay on Grand Cayman. This all-inclusive culinary experience happens Wednesday, April 10th from 7 pm to 9 pm (among other dates.) The tour begins at the West Indies Wine Company to delight your taste buds.

Three Plates & Five Stops

Headed by one of Camana Bay’s incredible tour guides, this taste of Grand Cayman includes three plates, four beverages, and five stops. After starting your night with a wine tasting at the renowned West Indies Wine Company, you and your friends and family will move on to three outstanding Grand Cayman restaurants for small plates paired with island cocktails. End your night with refreshing gelato at Gelato & Co. to cleanse and satisfy your palette.

Weekly Menu Changes

Those who embark on this tour more than once will never taste the same thing twice. Menu items change weekly in light of the season and the whims of creative chefs. Each tour menu gets crafted that day to surprise participants and features the freshest ingredients from local markets.

A Walking Tour

The Flavour Tour also allows you to tour Camana Bay. As you move from restaurant to restaurant, your guide will tell you about the town and what makes it so special and historic. The walking aspect of the tour also relieves any guilt you may feel about consuming calories in rich foods!

The Details

Each tour accommodates up to 20 guests. Tickets must be purchased prior to tour attendance; tours occur every day of the week except Sunday and Friday. Email flavourtour@camanabay.com or call (345) 640-8687 for more information about private group tours or any other questions you have.

Farm-To-Table Dining At Its Best

Experience some of Grand Cayman’s best fare with this culinary adventure. Everything you consume is farm-to-table style so you get a true taste of what makes Grand Cayman cuisine one-of-a-kind. Make this tour part of your island experience so you can say you enjoyed local, fresh cuisine amidst a stunning tropical backup. Great food plus delicious drinks and spectacular views? Now that’s a trip anyone can enjoy!

Book your stay at South Beach Bay Club today for some of the island’s best accommodations.

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  • March 26th, 2019

Mark Your Calendars For Taste Of Cayman!

That famous food and drink festival is back once again! Taste Of Cayman happens on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 5 pm to 11:55 pm at the Camana Bay Festival Field in Camana Bay on Grand Cayman. As always, it is a festival not to be missed by locals and tourists alike. The event is about to celebrate its 31st year and attracts some 4,000 attendees who flock to sample cuisine and drinks from our tropical island’s best restaurants.

 

Fare From 36 Restaurants

 

What was once a small ‘80s festival featuring a few restaurants has blossomed into a huge affair featuring 36 of the island’s most amazing establishments. In addition to enjoying fare from fabulous restaurants, you will sip international wines, beers, and liquors. Many of the restaurants participating in Taste Of Cayman set up tables and chairs near their booths so attendees can sit and digest their food in comfort.

 

Cooking Demonstrations & Competitions

 

The island’s best chefs roll up their sleeves to show attendees cooking demonstrations they won’t soon forget. Taste Of Cayman includes a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen so festival goers can marvel at the chefs doing what they do best.

 

Plenty of competitions also happen at this renowned festival, including heavy cake and mixologist competitions. Area bakers try to one-up each other as they craft delectable heavy cakes, also known as Grand Cayman’s unofficial staple dish. Cakes from finalists will be available for tasting. The live cocktail competition brings together the island’s most skilled bartenders and mixologists to compete and see who crafts the most delightful alcoholic beverage.

 

Secret judges will also be on hand to deliver prizes for the Best Booth, Best Drink, Best Food, and more.

 

Live Entertainment & Photo Booth Fun

 

Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night as you dance to tunes from the island’s best live bands. Tribute entertainers, as well as local musicians, will put on a show that will keep you light on your feet for weeks afterward. And if a photo booth is something you always look for at special events, Taste Of Cayman has you covered. The festival includes a fantastic photo booth complete with oversized culinary tools and foods to create laugh-inducing memories. The photos are immediately updated to Facebook so you can easily share the fun with your favorite people.

 

Get Your Tickets Now

 

Buy your tickets for Taste Of Cayman now to get that early bird special! If you need a place to stay, book a room at South Bay Beach Club and treat yourself to a luxurious vacation you will talk about for weeks to come.

 

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  • March 20th, 2019

Parasailing: 6 Things You Need To Know

Parasailing is one of the few ways humans can “fly.” If you wish to defy gravity with this thrilling water activity, there are few things you need to know before strapping yourself to a parachute. Keep the following in mind before parasailing on Grand Cayman or any other beachy paradise:

 

 

  • The Weather

 

 

You may have booked your reservation weeks ago, but the weather gods do not care. If dark clouds, high winds, torrential rain, or other bad weather is predicted the day of your excursion, reschedule to stay safe. This is especially important if the Coast Guard issued a safety warning. Parasailing towline failure can easily (and unfortunately) result in fatalities when the weather is rough.

 

 

  • Parachute Control

 

 

Any reputable parasailing instructor provides a short lesson on controlling the parachute while you are in the air. Pay close attention to your instructor and ask questions about anything you are unsure of. Parachute ropes typically feature color marks on either side to help you control the balloon-like object with ease.

 

 

  • Age & Weight Limits

 

 

Most parasailing companies have strict age and weight limits to protect their clients. Participants typically must be at least 10 years old or under 65 years old and weigh no more than 176 pounds. If numerous riders go up together, the combined weight should not exceed 450 pounds.

 

 

  • Eating & Drinking

 

 

If you have been enjoying island cocktails, you cannot go parasailing. Not only will you have problems reacting in time and may not be able to land correctly, but you may also find yourself getting seriously sick. A full stomach is another parasailing no-no because again it can make you feel ill. And who wants to say, “I threw up while parasailing!”??

 

 

  • The Crew

 

 

Since you won’t be able to communicate with the crew once you are in the air, get to know them before you leave the ground. Crews use either arm or hand signals to communicate with their riders, so go over all signals regarding direction, speed, desire to come down, etc.

 

 

  • Enjoying The Experience

 

 

Finally, enjoy your experience! Parasailing is a wholly unique activity almost anyone can enjoy. It provides views of your gorgeous tropical paradise that you cannot experience any other way, so consider bringing a GoPro or similar device to capture the magic for you while you sail through the air.

 

Learn about parasailing and other outstanding activities on Grand Cayman at South Bay Beach Club.

 

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  • March 13th, 2019

Snorkeling For The First Time? Keep These 5 Tips In Mind

Snorkeling provides a beautiful way to see more of what lies beneath the ocean’s glittering surface. It gives you an inside look into the watery lives of marine life, including fish, sea turtles, crustaceans, and coral among other creatures. If you plan on snorkeling for the first time during your vacation to Grand Cayman, use these tips to make it a glorious, unforgettable experience:

 

Get Your Mask Properly Fitted

 

Do not rush the mask fitting process, whether you are renting or buying. Find a mask that fits snugly but comfortably around your face. Press it gently against your face as you inhale through your nose to create suction. Breathe out as you take your hands off the mask–if it stays put and feels comfortable otherwise, it is the one for you. If it doesn’t, move on to the next option. Keep in mind the mask will have to accommodate the snorkel, so don’t leave the store or rental facility before trying the mask on with the curved tube.

 

Wear Comfortable Fins

 

Ensure your fins fit well and feel comfortable. Avoid those with heels since they will eventually rub and create blisters. Also, ensure your fins are sand-free before your snorkeling excursion to avoid further rubbing and pain.

 

Keep Your Mask Clean

 

Avoid foggy mask problems by keeping the accessory clean. Dirty masks accumulate moisture at a much faster rate because water droplets attach to dirt, oil, and dust. Clean masks allow moisture to collect at the bottom so it does not impair your vision. If you plan on snorkeling several times during your tropical trip, you may want to use an anti-fog solution made of 10 to 12 baby shampoo drops in a 2-ounce water bottle.

 

Use A Dry Snorkel

 

Work with a dry snorkel or one with a splash guard to keep seawater out of the breathing tube when you go under. Dry snorkels are particularly helpful because they feature valves that automatically shut the minute you go under water. These snorkels also have purges at the bottom so you can blow water out quickly and easily.

 

Practice First

 

Do a practice run in a pool so you get used to breathing in this slightly-unusual way. Practice runs also make certain you feel comfortable in your mask and fins. Make any adjustments as necessary so you spend every moment of your snorkeling adventure enjoying the views.

 

Snorkeling is one of the many activities available through South Bay Beach Club on Grand Cayman. Book your session today.

 

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  • March 6th, 2019

The Annual Grand Cayman Orchid Show Is Back!

Mark your calendar right now: the annual Orchid Show is coming to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st, 2019. This annual festival is a must-see for anyone who grows the timeless blooms, as well as those who simply adore nature or want to get as much out of their Grand Cayman experience as possible. The show goes from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on both days and costs $8. Children under 12 get in free. This event is in partnership with the Cayman Islands Orchid Society.

 

The Show

 

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park features 10 of the 28 recorded orchid species found on the Cayman Islands. Four of these orchids are found nowhere else on the planet. This makes the annual Orchid Show one you will never forget. In addition to the exhibition of locally-grown wonders, you will get to purchase imported specialty orchids, most of which should be blooming during the show. Conservation of native orchids is the heart of this festival, and your support goes towards creating an orchid garden within the botanic park. Professional orchid gardeners will also be on hand to provide the latest tips for cultivating and maintaining these eternally fascinating flowers.

 

In addition to educational presentations and hundreds of gorgeous orchids to marvel at, this festival provides barbecue fare to sink your teeth into. And what’s a local festival without local culinary magic?

 

The Details

 

Find this captivating botanic park off of Frank Sound Road. Keep in mind the barbecue will be available from 11 am to 3 pm only. Botanic garden staff also recommend coming early to “avoid disappointment” such as long wait times and a lack of food. Waiting too long to patronize the event can also mean the orchids you want to purchase are gone, so come early and ready to give your eyes, heart, and mind a real treat!

 

Your Grand Cayman Visit

 

This show is one of many fantastic events during the month of March. Whether you experience the Orchid Show or any other happening unique to Grand Cayman, you are giving yourself a cultural experience you will remember always.

 

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  • February 28th, 2019

3 Must-Take Cayman Islands Boat Tours

Spending the day on the brilliant waters of the Cayman Islands is one of the top things to do here. The calm seas plus the beautiful crystal blue hue of the ocean makes for a memorable occasion and for some outstanding photographs.

 

Many of our guests like to book a Cayman Islands boat tour to experience the cool breezes and stunning sights. Whether you choose to go on a boat tour in the North Sound or sail around our islands in a different location, there is so much available to enjoy.

 

Sailing the North Sound

 

Most boat tours of the Cayman Islands travel in the North Sound, an area of water that encompasses 35 square miles and is protected by a natural reef. This idyllic local is perfect for boat tours that allow riders to hop off for a bit of snorkeling.

 

The North Sound is also where you’ll find Stingray City, the world-famous Cayman Islands attraction that puts tourists and locals up close with some of the planet’s most fascinating creatures.

 

What Type of Boat to Cruise On?

 

The Cayman Islands is host to many boat tour companies who can show you the sights privately or in a group setting. There are also many options for short hour-long boat rides and all-day adventures.

 

Private charter boats give you the option to choose where you want to go and what you want to see. You create your own itinerary and sit back and enjoy the experience while your professional boat captain takes you to customized places around our islands.

 

Group boat tours of the Cayman Islands don’t offer the exclusivity of having a boat to only you, your family and friends in most instances. But they usually cost quite a bit less than a private tour and they allow you to meet new like-minded people.

 

Choosing Your Adventure

 

Many of the boat tour companies pick up and drop off at Seven Mile Beach, a top beach on Grand Cayman and one of the best places to relax near South Bay Beach Club.

 

From South Bay Beach Club, we recommend setting off to sea with these three Cayman Islands boat tour companies and several others we’ll be glad to tell you about when you stay with us.

 

  1. Stingray City Tours

Stingray City boat tours typically consist of three-hour-long trips to the clear waters known as Stingray City. Many island tour operators take visitors and Cayman residents out on these tours that sometime include snorkeling at Starfish Point and sitting down to lunch at Rum Point. Stingray City is home to roughly 90 gorgeous Southern stingrays.

 

  1. Snorkeling Tours

 

Grand Cayman boat tours frequently include a snorkeling component at popular sites like Cemetery Beach, Smiths Cove, Cheeseburger Reef or Wreck of the Cali. Our sister islands have some amazing boat tours where you can snorkel through mangroves and in the pristine waters that surround Grand Cayman.

 

  1. Sunset Cruises

 

There may not be a sight more incredible than a Cayman Islands sunset, and some of the best of them occurring within plain view of the waters of Seven Mile Beach. If you only take one tour while staying in the Cayman Islands, consider a sunset cruise on the Caribbean Sea. Gaze at the radiant sun as it sets into the scenic ocean and enjoy one of the vistas that we Caymanians get to take in every day.

 

Ask us about other Cayman Islands boat tours like luxury yacht tours, sailing school tours, and bioluminescence tours.

 

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  • February 6th, 2019

5 Best Picture Spots In The Cayman Islands

Whether you’re shooting to post on Instagram or snapping pictures for yourself, you’ll find many beautiful backdrops in the Cayman Islands. From sunsets and sand to caves and catamaran, there are gorgeous places to capture and to explore while you’re at it.

 

Within minutes of South Bay Beach Club, there are a ton of stunning spots that are perfect for photography and ideal for identifying just what makes the Cayman Islands so special.

 

Here are 5 of our favorite picture places in the Cayman Islands:

 

  1. Seven Mile Beach

 

Take in sweeping views of the beach, ocean, and sunset from Seven Mile Beach, one of the most popular beaches and tourist attractions on Grand Cayman. Even when the beach is at its most crowded, it offers uninterrupted scenery that is surely picture ready. So, bring your camera, and your beach towel and picnic, and hit Seven Mile Beach for some playful and beautiful shots.

 

  1. Cemetery Beach

 

A relatively quiet stretch of sand in comparison to Seven Mile Beach, Cemetery Beach is romantic and idyllic – just what you need to create a moody, media-worthy photo or a special picture to keep in your digital album. Cemetery Beach is a top spot for sunsets and it’s a great location for snorkeling.

 

  1. Macabuca/Cracked Conch

 

If you’re into food photography and want to snap some pictures with a pretty meal and a nice backdrop, head to Macabuca/Cracked Conch. This restaurant and bar sits in the West Bay and it’s well-known for its amazing views. Pull up a chair on the deck, order a happy hour drink and an appetizer, ready your camera and then prepare for incredible photos.

 

  1. Catamaran

 

Discovering the Cayman Islands via catamaran is memorable and it makes for some awesome images. From the water on your graceful little craft, you can enjoy spectacular views all around. There are several spots in the Cayman Islands that afford heavenly 360-degree scenescapes, but a catamaran beats out a great deal of them. Take a peaceful ride on a catamaran, with a drink in hand of course, and shoot the islands from a unique perspective that many don’t experience.

 

  1. Cayman Crystal Caves

 

Tucked into a lush forest on Grand Cayman, in Northside, find Crystal Caves and uncover one of the best photo ops on our islands. Crystal Caves offers walking tours that take visitors through three underground spots that are tropical in a way many tourists never imagine. In roughly an hour and a half, you’ll likely find your SD card filled with thrilling scenes that paint a continued picture of life in the Cayman Islands.

 

If you need help finding more spots for photos on Grand Cayman and throughout the Cayman Islands, come see our warm and friendly island staff.

 

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  • January 30th, 2019

Music + More At KAABOO Cayman 2019

Searching for the music festival to beat all music festivals? KAABOO Cayman is coming to the Cayman Islands and you won’t want to miss it.

 

KAABOO Cayman is more than just music and it goes beyond a festival. Its music, art, culture, and cuisine jammed into one amazing event.

 

KAABOO Cayman is a new kind of party for people who love entertainment. It’s an escape for those looking for paradise. With more than 25 years of experience bringing KAABOO Cayman to music fans, foodies, art lovers, vacationers, and islands residents, this event’s organizers know how to enliven the senses.

 

World-class bands, inspiring artwork, belly-aching comedy, phenomenal fare and libations that just keep flowing are just some of what’s in store for you at KAABOO Cayman 2019.

 

Held on a strip of famous Seven Mile beach with the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop, KAABOO Cayman is the perfect getaway and celebration of life. The tides have shifted and you now have something entirely different in a music festival. Two days of sounds from around the world, tastes from all over the globe and more.

 

KAABOO Cayman is all about fun. But, it’s comfortable too. Attendees let loose, but they respect their surroundings. KAABOO Cayman is a break from the daily grind, and it’s a chance to come together where different backgrounds and perspectives align perfectly alongside the waves.

 

Experience the enjoyment and cleanliness of KAABOO Cayman, a music festival where every detail has been well-thought-out and designed to be memorable.

 

What to Expect at KAABOO Cayman 2019

 

Event Venue – The ideal place to hear a concert, view great art and eat fantastic food, Seven Mile Beach’s northern end welcomes you to KAABOO Cayman 2019. The average temperature in February in the Cayman Islands is a beautiful 77°F, so wear your lightweight clothes and kick off your shoes. Book your room at South Bay Beach Club and you can be at KAABOO in minutes.

 

The Music – Who’s going to be at KAABOO Cayman? Well, only The Chainsmokers, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Flo Rida, Blondie, Zedd, Bryan Adams, Counting Crows, Blues Traveler and dozens of other artists you’ll want to hear.

 

Comedy acts include Norm MacDonald, Kevin Nealon, and Darrell Hammond. Food and art and this beach party by day and night club at night will be headliner quality as well.

 

Contact us to find out more about KAABOO Cayman and to book your rooms for this not-to-miss event.

 

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  • January 23rd, 2019

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