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5 Fantastic Art Galleries To Visit In Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is a cultural melting pot providing many ways to immerse yourself in the history of the Carribean and learn what contemporary artists are up to. In addition to a variety of historical attractions and museums, Grand Cayman offers a number of art galleries featuring an assortment of works from the island’s most creative individuals. Review five of the best options below as you create your vacation itinerary:

The Wreck View Art Gallery

Visit The Wreck View Art Gallery, which is conveniently located across from the famous Tukka Restaurant on the island’s East End, to enjoy a collection of Cayman-made art, home decor, jewelry, and gifts. A shop as well as an art gallery, the owner is extremely friendly and there’s plenty to see inside, including sea turtles made from shells and stunning wood and stone carvings. If you’re looking for unique gifts to bring home with you, this gallery and shop is a must.

The Ritz-Carlton Art Gallery

The Ritz-Carlton Art Gallery located within the island’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel offers a feast for the eyes. There are many ocean-inspired paintings and photographs to enjoy, including those of beautiful beaches at sunset and others featuring children frolicking in the waves. Artwork paying homage to the colorful marine life surrounding this Caribbean Island is also in abundance, as are works of island life, including lighthouses and livestock.

Sandon Feat Gallery

Located in a Grand Cayman cottage by the sea, this art gallery isn’t too far from Seven Mile Beach and offers pieces for as little as $15. Watercolor prints make wonderful gifts for friends and family at home, and there are many other locally-made crafts to pique your interest. If you’re about supporting local artists, you won’t want to skip a visit to this island treasure.

White Dog Art Studio

Stop by the White Dog Art Studio owned by local artists Mikael & Ren Seffer in the Breakers section of Grand Cayman. It features original artwork from local artists as well as prints for sale. Hailed as a mecca for colorful local art reflective of Cayman culture, the owners are fun and welcoming and more than happy to answer any questions.

Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden

The famous concrete sculpture garden and park on the Northside of Grand Cayman may not be a conventional art gallery, but it’s one you won’t want to pass up. There’s a giant crab, iguana, scorpion, shark, alligator, and octopus among other concrete creatures offering plenty of photo opportunities.

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  • February 17th, 2020

Don’t Miss The Grand Cayman Agricultural Show This February

Grand Cayman offers no shortage of events throughout the year, making it easy to create a fantastic itinerary no matter when you visit this Caribbean Island paradise. If your vacation will happen at the end of February, consider attending one of Grand Cayman’s biggest community events of the year: the Agricultural Show. Now in its 52nd year, take a moment to learn what makes this annual festival so special to locals and tourists alike. This amazing agricultural show routinely draws 10,000 fans every year.

Meet & Greet With Local Farmers

Enjoy talking to local farmers when you attend the Agricultural Show, all of whom will be happy to discuss their work, including how they grow island produce. Feel free to purchase fruits and vegetables from the farmers for a taste of the island, or visit those who specialize in livestock. There will be chickens, goats, and cows among other farm animals for you and your family to meet. Pony rides are also available to small children.

Entertainment

Soothe your senses with the sounds of local music, as many island musicians participate in this festival to fill the air with excellent tunes. When you’re not grooving to island music, try your luck on the mechanical bull. There will be one available for daring attendees wanting to see who can stay on the longest. Other entertainment includes face painting for the whole family, as well as local craft demonstrations. There’s something for everyone in your family to enjoy at the Grand Cayman Agricultural Show.

Local Food

What Grand Cayman festival is complete without local fare? Savor delectable local dishes that expand your taste-bud horizons. The Agricultural Show offers the best food Grand Cayman has to offer to keep attendees satisfied. You may even find a new favorite dish you’ll want to try once you get back to the mainland.

The Date & Time

This outstanding Grand Cayman event always happens on Ash Wednesday, or Wednesday, February 26th, 2020. The Agricultural Festival takes place at The Grounds in the Lower Valley. Gates open at 7:30 am, and tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 2 to 12.

Immerse yourself in island culture when you attend the Agricultural Show in Grand Cayman. You’ll get a literal and figurative taste of some of the best things this Caribbean Island has to offer.

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  • February 10th, 2020

National Trust Events This February

The Hatitude Brunch Is Back

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is all about conservation and hosts a variety of events throughout the year to help preserve what makes the Caribbean Islands so beautiful and unique. These events help protect native animals and plants, groundwater, marine life, and all-natural areas. One of the National Trust’s biggest events is the annual Hatitude Brunch at the Grand Old House on South Sound. Now in its seventh year, take a moment to learn about this special event.

“Tea By The Sea”

Every year the brunch theme changes, with this year’s festivities labeled “Tea By The Sea.” The family-friendly event happens on Saturday, February 1st from 2 pm to 4:30 pm, allowing you to pack other activities into your itinerary that day. The Hatitude Brunch costs CI$75.00 for adult National Trust members, CI$90.00 for non-adult members, and CI$45.00 and CI$50.00 for child members and non-members, respectively.

A Chance To Emphasize Conservation

Since proceeds from the Hatitude Brunch go towards Cayman island preservation efforts, the event provides an ideal opportunity to teach children about protecting the environment. If you have young ones who will accompany you on your Grand Cayman getaway, consider adding the brunch to your itinerary to help your kids learn more about the world around them and why protecting nature is so essential. And since you’ll be in a naturally-stunning location, stressing conservation to your brood will be even easier. It’s easy to fall in love with nature when you’re surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes.

More National Trust Events This February

If you won’t arrive in time for the Hatitude Brunch, there are other National Trust events to select from in February. All benefit the organization’s conservation efforts, such as the National Geographic Wildlife Presenter, James Hendry on Saturday, February 8th. Join Hendry as well as National Trust Blue Iguana conservationist Luke Harding among others for a fascinating talk about ocean conservation. The event happens at the Royal Palms Beach Club in Grand Cayman at 5 pm, with tickets costing CI$65.00 and CI$58.00 for adult non-members and members. Child member and non-member tickets cost CI$30.00 and CI$35.00.

Should your visit to Grand Cayman occur later in February, consider attending the Cayman Brac Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, February 29th at the Brac Trust House at 6 pm. The event costs CI$25 per person, which includes your meal.

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  • February 4th, 2020

4 Must-See Wrecks In Grand Cayman

As part of the Carribean, Grand Cayman was once a destination for rum runners, pirates, and assorted major trading companies. Various wrecks are found around the famous island, including those you can explore during your trip to the tropical paradise. And while these wrecks are from (relatively) modern times, they allow you to step back into history and learn more about Grand Cayman. Review some of the best-loved wrecks beside the famous Kittiwake here before booking your vacation:

Oro Verde Wreck

Discovered in the early 1980s, the Oro Verde Wreck is in pieces off of Seven Mile Beach but it’s still worth a look. The area teams with colorful tropical fish and native corals, with the wreck about 50 feet below the surface. And while it has morphed into an artificial reef, you can still see the bow, moorings, stern, and other ship pieces.

Ridgefield Wreck

The Ridgefield SS was once a World War II ship. It ran aground on the barrier reef along the east side of the island and is located only 20 feet below the surface. Locals who live in the area can see most of the ship during low tide.

Doc Polson Wreck

The cable-laying ship named for a beloved island doctor is about 50 feet down off the West Bay part of the island. It functions as an artificial reef and has become a popular dive for locals and tourists alike because divers can access much of the ship, including the engine room, bridge, and holds. The ship sits in an open area of water surrounded by sand, so there’s no risk of getting lost or wondering what happened to your diving companions. Simply watch out for sharp edges and keep in mind the famous Kittiwake Wreck is nearby if you’re feeling ambitious.

LCM David Nicholson Wreck

Named after famed divemaster David Nicolson, this small landing craft was intentionally sunk in front of the Sunset House Hotel. It sits in an open sand area 55 feet down and has made another welcome artificial reef. You’ll see many yellow tube and purple finger sponges, as well as angelfish among other tropical friends. Spotted eagle rays have been known to pay the wreck visits. It offers easy access as well as many treats for the eyes.

Enjoy these and other dive sites during your Grand Cayman adventure. Book your luxury accommodations at South Beach Bay Club today so you don’t miss a second of the action.

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  • January 27th, 2020

What Can You Expect At Grand Cayman’s Best Beaches?

Grand Cayman features an assortment of stunning beaches symbolizing the Carribean’s pristine beauty. Learn about some of these outstanding stretches of white sand and what you can expect at each, including local wildlife that calls these beaches home.

Smith Cove

Travel to the southwest section of the tropical island paradise to Smith Cove, a spot that’s as perfect for swimming as it is snorkeling. It’s a relatively private beach in part because buses don’t visit the area often; however, if you take a rental car you’ll enjoy peace and quiet for as long as you like. Snorkeling equals visions of hundreds of colorful fish, and that’s in addition to the creatures along the shoreline tidal pools. Picnic tables are also available here if you decide to pack a lunch, and there’s easy parking across the street.

Governors Beach

Named for the Governor’s House, Governors Beach provides another quiet option with excellent snorkeling. Swimming out to the reef takes little effort, with the beach is also within walking distance to Margaritaville. If you purchase floating chairs, you can easily spend a few hours lounging on and by the sea.

Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is perhaps the most well-known of Grand Cayman’s sandy destinations, and one that features a lively population of tourists and locals regardless of the time of year. There’s swimming, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, paddleboarding, wet bike, and canoeing options at this beach located close to the Westin. And despite its immense popularity, the beach is clean and well-maintained.

Cemetery Beach and Reef

If snorkeling is your thing, you can’t pass up a visit to Cemetery Beach and Reef. It’s teeming with wildlife including peacock flounder, lobsters, pufferfish, scorpionfish, parrotfish, and wrasses among others in calm, crystal-clear waters. Sea grape trees provide ample shade from the tropical sun at this slice of white sand heaven.

Spotts Beach

Like the other beaches on this list, Spotts Beach offers fantastic snorkeling opportunities. Yet, it includes one of the bigger marine mammals that’s always exciting to catch glimpses of- the sea turtle. If you spend about 15 minutes snorkeling above seagrass, you’ll be guaranteed to see the gentle creatures. Keep in mind the currents can be strong here!

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  • January 19th, 2020

4 Live Music & DJ Events In Grand Cayman This January You Won’t Want To Skip

Live music is a Carribean Island staple, a tradition that’s as essential as ever in Grand Cayman. Learn about some of the coolest live music as well as DJ events happening around Grand Cayman throughout January to make your island getaway in the dead of winter even more magical. With so many recurring events to select from, your itinerary will fill up fast and you may want to extend your visit!

Live Music From Hi Tide At Deckers

Stop by Deckers on West Bay Road any Thursday throughout January for an authentic Carribean music experience. The musical duo known as Hi Tide perform at this establishment on Thursdays from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, giving your ears a treat they won’t soon forget. Enjoy drinks and snacks to complete your sensory experience. Hi Tide also performs at Deckers the first Friday of the month.

Live DJ At Royal Palms

Enjoy the sounds of some of the island’s best DJs when you visit the Royal Palms on West Bay Road on a Wednesday in January. While it’s not *exactly* a live music event, you’ll still hear some of the island’s best sounds. The event happens every Wednesday on the oceanfront patio from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. DJs Jonsian and Glenroy preside, with guest DJs also spinning tunes.

Friday On The Patio, Royal Palms

Start your weekend the right way by attending the weekly Friday on the Patio at Royal Palms. DJs start spinning dance-worthy tunes on the venue’s famed patio at 5:00 pm every Friday, with music lasting until 2:00 am. Dance while sipping cocktails on special, or selected wine and beer. Cocktails go for $6, while wine and beer specials get you two drinks for $6. Drink specials last from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

Live Music Fridays At Kaibo

Listen to the island’s best artists-on-the-rise on Fridays at Kaibo at Water Cay Road. There’s bands, solo artists, and DJs performing at the event every Friday starting at 6:00pm. Live music goes until 8:15pm. January artists include Riaan Smit, Luna Del Mar, Andre Garcia, and Trio. Riaan Smit also performs on the last Friday in January.

Enjoy these and other Grand Cayman events this January as you escape Jack Frost’s icy grip. Make reservations at South Beach Bay Club now to enjoy luxury accommodations at a famed resort.

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  • January 12th, 2020

4 Fun Food Events Around Grand Cayman This January

Just because the holiday season is over doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do in Grand Cayman during January. The island paradise offers many events throughout the first month of 2020, allowing you to start the new year in a tropical location instead of dealing with frigid temperatures. Review some of the fun, recurring food events happening throughout Grand Cayman this January and enjoy savoring the best in island fare.

All You Can Eat Lobster At Decker’s

Head over to Decker’s on West Bay Road in Grand Cayman on the first, second, or fourth Saturday of the month at 7:30 pm for an all you can eat lobster fest. The event also happens every Tuesday at 7:30 pm. There’s delectable potatoes, vegetables, soups, and salads to enjoy in addition to bottomless lobster tails from the depths of the Carribean. Tickets cost 49.95 KYD per person.

Barefoot Beach Barbecue At Kaibo

Watch the sun sink into the sea as you sample mouth-watering barbecue sponsored by Kaibo on Water Cay Road. The fun starts at 5:30 pm every Tuesday through January and lasts until 9:00 pm. Enjoy live music and local fare from a Carribean barbecue buffet. Adult tickets cost 29 KYD, while kiddie tickets cost 15 KYD. Note that the water taxi leaves Camana Bay at 6:00 pm.

Cuban Inspired Pig Roast At Westin Resort & Spa

Delight in succulent pork at the Cuban Inspired Pig Roast hosted by and located at the Westin Resort & Spa on Seven Mile Beach. A Wednesday night event through January, the event starts at 6:00 pm and goes until 8:00 pm. The pig is served with black beans, pickled vegetables, rice, and mojo sauce, creating flavor combinations you’ll always remember. Tickets cost a mere 18 KYD each.

Taco Y Tequila, Kimpton Seafire

Enjoy yummy tacos on Tuesday (Taco Tuesday, anyone?) at the Coccoloba, Kimpton Seafire on West Bay Road. Not only will you bite into some of the island’s best tacos, you’ll enjoy low price margaritas and marvel at the stunning sunset. The island does put on some of the world’s best natural light shows! The event goes from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and does not require tickets.

Explore these and other events happening throughout Grand Cayman during January. Reserve your luxury accommodations now by contacting South Bay Beach Club to make it an even more memorable experience.

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  • January 3rd, 2020

5 Museums To Explore During Your Grand Cayman Stay

Among the many ways to spend time in Grand Cayman is by visiting some of its most incredible museums. Whether you’re planning your visit now or considering Grand Cayman among other Carribean destinations, allow this list to inspire your travel plans. You’ll learn more about the island’s rich history while enjoying a variety of stunning and unusual sights.

Cayman Islands National Museum

Treat yourself to the latest exhibits in addition to viewing permanent collections at this amazing museum. Current exhibitions include Alvin McLaughlin: Steeped In Tradition featuring the retired welder and mariner’s outstanding collection of all things Grand Cayman, as well as celebrating 60 years of our first National Symbol: Our Coat of Arms. The museum also hosts many events throughout the year, including International Museum Day on May 18th and Mango Season at the Museum on July 6th.

Cayman Motor Museum

Plan a visit to this museum if you’re a bonafide “gearhead” or simply want to see some exquisite cars. The Cayman Motor Museum boasts a wow-worthy collection of classic cars owned by local businessman Andreas Ugland, which also features motorbikes to delight any vehicle enthusiast. This museum additionally hosts private events, such as birthdays, anniversary parties, weddings, and other shindigs.

National Gallery

Enjoy browsing the collections at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. There are permanent collections featuring work from local artists as well as changing exhibitions focusing on different aspects of Grand Cayman’s architectural and artistic history. Current exhibitions include Bendel Hydes–A Retrospect featuring works from the island’s “undisputed forefather of Caymanian contemporary art.”

Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden

Spend some time at this “outdoor museum,” a concrete sculpture garden featuring giant crabs, scorpions, blue iguanas, and other creatures. It’s located on Old Robin Road between the Queen’s Monument and Old Man Bay and includes free admission and free parking. Stop by in-between visits to other museums or any other Grand Cayman activities. And since it’s on the way to Rum Point, it makes an easy addition to the day’s itinerary.

Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Don’t leave Grand Cayman without visiting the oldest building in the entire Cayman Islands. It’s a “castle” of sorts that’s now a museum, and like all Grand Cayman buildings, it is surrounded by lush vegetation. The Pedro St. James National Historic site makes a great addition to a day in Georgetown.

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  • December 23rd, 2019

5 Reasons To Spend Your Holidays On Grand Cayman

While the holiday season is naturally associated with winter wonderlands, there are many reasons to think outside the Christmas box if you want to travel. Grand Cayman provides an incredible holiday setting complete with features and events unique to the tropical island paradise. Review a few reasons to make Grand Cayman your holiday destination.

The Light Displays

From towering Christmas trees to palm trees wrapped in glowing holiday lights, Grand Cayman offers a spectacular sight for the eyes during December (and the rest of the year!). There’s even a bus tour organized by the National Trust that takes you around the island to enjoy modern and traditional homes glittering for the holidays. Boat parades featuring vessels decked out just for Christmas provide another amazing way to enjoy holiday lights during your Grand Cayman stay.

The Beaches

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend Christmas, what’s better than a tropical beach? Why not treat yourself to a day exploring Grand Cayman’s pristine beaches? Enjoy the natural “light show” the sun puts on every dawn and dusk at the beach or anywhere else in Grand Cayman. And, some of the area hotels even throw beachside holiday events.

The Warm Weather

Perhaps you’re someone who has always wanted to go somewhere warm when it’s frigid out. A Yuletide visit to Grand Cayman solves this problem easily, allowing you to bask in warm weather instead of freezing at home. You’ll enjoy holiday fun and related events without having to bundle up every time you want to leave your accommodations.

The Endless List Of Things To Do

Grand Cayman makes creating envy-worthy itineraries easy and fun. Perhaps you’re all about water activities and want to try snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving, or ocean kayaking for the first time. Maybe the many Christmas events happening all over Grand Cayman appeals to you, or you want to visit the island’s stunning botanical gardens or caves steeped in mystery and legend. When you book a stay at Grand Cayman, you’ll enjoy unorthodox holiday fun no matter what you decide to do.

The Peaceful, Easy Feeling

As wonderful as the holidays are, they are typically not without stress. Visiting family members, shopping, cooking and baking, and cleaning your house before hosting takes up valuable time and energy, especially when you work full-time or have kiddos to chase after. Get away from it all this holiday by spending the season in the tranquil, awe-inspiring Carribean.

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  • December 13th, 2019

4 More Can’t-Miss Holiday Events On Grand Cayman

Just because you’re spending the holidays on Grand Cayman doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Christmas and New Year’s events. The tropical island paradise offers plenty of holiday events unique to the Carribean, including boat parades featuring vessels lit up with Christmas lights. Learn about four more holiday events happening on Grand Cayman guaranteed to make your season extra special.

Jingle Bell Walk/Run

Join locals and tourists alike for this annual 5K and 10K walk/run benefiting the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. Participants enjoy a savory free breakfast and spot prizes will be distributed. People of all ages are encouraged to run or walk, and even four-legged friends are invited (assuming they are well-behaved.) Santa Claus will make a special appearance as well. The run starts at 7:00 am on Sunday, December 1st at the Holiday Inn Resort and goes to 11:00 am; however, runners and walkers must arrive at 6:30 am. Tickets are KYD $25 in advance and KYD $30 on race day.

Christmas Moonlight & Movies

Get cozy with your favorite people under the stars at this free event on Tuesday, December 17th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Crescent in Camana Bay will show a Christmas movie on a giant screen against a gorgeous backdrop including the moon, a towering Christmas tree, and light-wrapped palm trees. Chairs will be provided.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Take the family to the Ritz Carlton on West Bay to spend an afternoon creating classic gingerbread houses complete with gumdrops, icing, and other candy embellishments. The Ritz puts on this workshop on Sunday December 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, and on December 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. It costs $75 per gingerbread house, with enhancements such as fencing, snowmen, and trees costing $15 and $12.50, respectively. Get all three enhancements for $30. The event happens in the hotel’s Royal Ballroom.

Holiday Beach Barbecue

Enjoy another Ritz Carlton event on Thursday, December 26th or Monday, December 30th for the Holiday Beach Barbecue. Enjoy the glow of the stars and the fire at this Seven Mile Beach event that includes live music, marshmallow roasting, and other family-friendly fun. Tickets cost $110 for adults and $55 for children between 6 and 12. Children between 3 and 5 get in for $30.

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  • December 8th, 2019

4 Holiday Events In Grand Cayman You Won’t Want To Miss

Spending the holidays in a tropical paradise such as Grand Cayman may be different from the winter wonderlands you’re used to, but there’s still plenty of Yuletide ways to enjoy your days. Review some of the fabulous holiday events happening throughout December on Grand Cayman for a season of memories you’ll treasure always.

Cayman Singing Christmas Tree

Treat yourself to a holiday event like no other in the Caribbean. The Cayman Singing Christmas Tree on Sunday, December 1st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm is a concert and show depicting the birth of Jesus using a 25-foot tree! Choir members fill the tree from top to bottom, singing carols that start the holiday season off right. There’s also an orchestra. This year’s event will include local and international artists. The jaw-dropping tree features some 5,000 lights. Find the holiday wonder at the Lions Centre on Crew Road in Georgetown.

A Playhouse Family Christmas

Take the kiddies to The Prospect Playhouse on Sunday, December 1st for a family-friendly holiday show from the Cayman Drama Society. Grizz and Frizz, a “cat and mouse” duo, star in this Christmas extravaganza. Shows on December 1st as well as the 8th start at 4:00 pm, while shows on December 6th and 7th begin at 7:30pm. Tickets cost KYD $15 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Get your tickets ahead of time to secure your spot!

Cayman National’s Parade Of Lights

Experience an annual holiday event on Grand Cayman blending the best of the tropics with traditional holiday fun. The Cayman National’s Parade of Lights includes a Christmas concert, fireworks display, and boat parade. Boats twinkle with holiday lights to provide a spectacular glow from The Harbour, and that’s in addition to a visit from Santa Claus and amazing holiday markets. Happening Saturday, December 7th at Camana Bay from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, this year’s theme is “Christmas treats.”

Boats that sign up for this free event have chances to win $2,000.

National Trust Christmas Lights Bus Tour

See the best of Grand Cayman’s holiday lights by joining the National Trust’s Christmas Lights Bus Tour. You’ll visit traditional and modern homes decked out for the holidays while singing Christmas carols. Tickets for National Trust members cost KYD $25, while non-member tickets cost KYD $30 and tickets for children between 5 and 11 cost KYD $15. The holiday light tour happens Friday, December 20th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and starts at the National Trust, South Sound.

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  • December 3rd, 2019

Explore The Bodden Town Pirates Caves During Your Grand Cayman Adventure

Even if you don’t make it to Grand Cayman in time for the annual Pirates Week celebration in mid-November, you can still enjoy a nice dose of buccaneer history on your trip. The Bodden Town Pirates Caves & Nature Trail provides a glimpse into the life of pirates that used Grand Cayman caves for shelter and treasure storage. The caves provide fun for the whole family and include several attractions. Take a moment to learn about these extraordinary caves and everything else you can expect from this unique park during your visit.

The Caves

Use your provided map to explore the legendary caves occupied by some of the Carribean’s most notorious pirates. You and your family do not need any special equipment to experience a taste of the past. Locals believe treasure still lies beneath the cave sand, which pirate ghosts continue to guard. According to cave myths, these dead pirates volunteered to stay behind and protect this bounty.

You’ll feel like you’ve entered another world as you wander through these caves amidst tropical vegetation. Enjoy learning about the island’s incredible history as well as local flora and fauna during your underground adventure.

The Nature Trail & Petting Zoo

Once you finish exploring the famous caves, enjoy a nature trail featuring some of the island’s most beautiful greenery. The trail includes “nature trail facts” throughout for more educational fun.

Enjoy the petting zoo and see if you and yours don’t make a few new friends! This special area features a lovable baby goat as well as chickens, guinea pigs, and bunny rabbits. All are sure to delight the littlest members of your “pirate crew.”

The Picnic Area

Relax and refresh at the attraction’s lovely picnic area. Bring lunch or purchase delicious snacks and drinks at the Sweet Bites Cafe. The quaint eatery includes locally-roasted coffee, tea, and homemade pastries that make taste buds dance. And since there’s free wifi on premise, you can easily upload your favorite pirate and nature trail images to Instagram and other social media platforms.

Don’t forget to take a stroll around Bodden Town after visiting the caves to enjoy more historic sites and simply take in this slice of tropical paradise.

Sound like one of the many fantastic ways to spend a day in Grand Cayman? Learn more about the Pirate Caves here.

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  • November 22nd, 2019

Experience The Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park While Visiting Grand Cayman!

Grand Cayman offers plenty to do, including many landmarks and attractions sure to pique the interest of history buffs. Among the most beautiful historical attractions on the Carribean island is the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park. Take a moment to learn about this fabulous garden to consider adding it to your Grand Cayman itinerary.

The Gardens

Queen Elizabeth II opened the park in 1994, which has since grown to include a variety of stunning gardens. Whether you spend one hour, two hours, or the entire day at this glorious attraction, your senses will never get bored. Explore the Floral Colour Garden featuring pink, red, orange, yellow, blue, white, purple, and lavender blooms in specific areas, as well as native trees and grasses. Visit the Heritage Garden next, which includes an old Caymanian house dating back to 1900 as well as sand and medicinal gardens.

Other gardens include the Xerophytic Garden full of succulents that thrive in dry conditions. The park is also famous for orchids and includes an “Orchid Boardwalk” that naturally features the island’s national flower, the Wild Banana Orchid.

The Lake & Woodland Trail

The Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park includes a three-acre lake that varies in size throughout the year depending on rainfall. You’ll see native ducks among other wildlife, as the lake has become a sanctuary for animal friends.

The Woodland Trail allows locals and tourists alike to experience some of Grand Cayman’s pristine forests. The trail is ⅘ of a mile long and therefore walkable for most people. You’ll meander through dry and swampy areas, as well as canopied sections thanks to native trees. The rare Cockspur Tree and Bull Thatch Palms can be found here.

The Crocodile Hole & Blue Iguana Habitat

Among the many other sites to see at this colorful park include the Crocodile Hole, which features the fossilized remains of the Cuban Freshwater Crocodile. These living dinosaurs were originally found throughout the Cayman Islands but now only reside in the Zapata Swamplands of Cuba. However, there are plenty of turtles that call the park’s Hickatee Habitat Wetland home.

Other attractions include the Blue Iguana Habitat that was created in 1987 as a way to protect these incredible “blue dinosaurs.” The iguanas enjoy free range throughout the park, so make certain one isn’t under your car before you leave!

Learn more about the botanic park here.

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  • November 19th, 2019

Pirates Week Events, Part Two!

The 42nd annual Pirates Week hits Grand Cayman shores on Thursday, November 7th and lasts through the 11th, offering plenty of shiver-me-timbers fun along the way. The yearly festival also features events on Little Cayman and Cayman Broc, all of which pay homage to the Carribean’s rich pirate heritage. Whether you’re a Pirates of the Carribean fan or simply want to participate in this fantastic festival during your Grand Cayman stay, you won’t be lost for event options. Here are a few more pirate-y ways to fill your vacation days:

Fireworks, Harbour Drive

Watch the sky light up on Harbour Drive. The 15-minute show starts at 8:00 pm on Friday, November 8th and guarantees to wow onlookers of all ages. It’s a feast for the senses thanks to the winning combination of music, lights, and color.

5K Sea Swim

Channel your inner sea creature by participating in the 5K Sea Swim on Saturday, November 9th. The 39th annual swimming event goes from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and happens at Governor’s Beach. Email lockwood.ci@gmail.com if you wish to participate.

Pirate Pooch Parade

Watch canines saunter in their pirate finery on Saturday, November 9th at the Pirate Pooch Parade. The hour and a half-long parade starts at 10:00 am and includes a $25 registration fee, which comes with a free t-shirt. There are prizes for best duo, best personality, best trick, and best costume among others. All proceeds benefit the Cayman Islands Humane Society, with four-legged friends also available for adoption.

Cardboard Regatta

Unleash your creative side at Pirates Week by participating in the Cardboard Regatta. All “vessels” must be constructed from corrugated cardboard and free of resin and other box adhesives. No floatation aids can be used, and solid-colored t-shirts must be worn; however, fancy pirate dress is encouraged. Enter the Senior (17+ Co-Ed) or Junior (16 & under Co-Ed) division to potentially win first prize ($500), second prize ($300) or third prize ($200). There are even prizes for the “best sinkers”! Registration is $150 per team.

Landing Pageant & Float Parade

Enjoy watching the pirates land on Grand Cayman and make their way down Harbour Drive and into George Town on Saturday, November 9th starting at 3:00 pm. Get to Harbour Drive at 2:00 pm to marvel at pre-landing entertainment including dancing, acrobatics, and waterfront stunts.

Participate in these and many more Pirates Week events!

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  • November 6th, 2019

Pirates Week Events, Part One!

The 42nd annual Pirates Week extravaganza will return to the Cayman Islands this November for another five days of buccaneer-inspired fun. The “invasion” starts on Cayman Brac on November 1st and goes to the 3rd. It hits Grand Cayman from November 7th through the 11th and ends on Little Cayman from November 15th to the 17th. Find out what you need to know about the rocklicking festivities to plan your Grand Cayman adventure accordingly.

Pirates Week Happy Hour On Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman offers plenty of pirate-tastic ways to spend your vacation days. Even though the first “invasion” takes place on Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman hosts a Pirates Week Happy Hour and Official Kickoff Party on Thursday, November 7th. Say cheers starting at 4:00 pm and don’t worry if you get there late since the event goes till 2:00 am. It happens at the Royal Palms Hotel and features plenty of island beats for dancing the night away. The free event also features numerous visiting pirate friends.

5K Run/Walk

The Pirates Week 5K Run/Walk starts at 5:30 pm in front of the South Terminal before making its way south on Harbour Drive and South Church Street. It finishes at South Terminal and includes awards for the top three men and women in each category. The first 50 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. It’s $25 to enter this fun run.

Food Festival

What’s Pirates Week without traditional marine fare? The Food Festival on Friday, November 8th on Shedden Road includes turtle and couch stew among other Carribean dishes, as well as Asian and Hispanic cuisine. Sample your favorites starting at 6:00 pm, with the event ending at 2:00 am.

Fireworks Cruise

No Pirates Week is complete with the Fireworks Cruise. Climb aboard the Carib Dauntless to marvel at the colorful, fiery display in the sky. Boarding begins at 6:00 pm and the boat heads out at 7:00 pm. The fireworks start at 8:00 pm.

Pirates Landing Cruise

The pirates officially invade Grand Cayman on Saturday, November 9th, causing a wonderful commotion complete with tons of confetti. You can even participate in the invasion! It’s for adults only, costs a mere $15, and you can bring libations aboard.

These are just some of the Pirate Week events happening on Grand Cayman. Don’t miss Part Two of this blog series for more information about this annual event celebrating the Carribean’s unique heritage.

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  • October 30th, 2019

What You Need To Know About Visiting Starfish Point In Grand Cayman

One of the most beloved beaches on Grand Cayman is Starfish Point, which is aptly named for the innumerable starfish dotting the coastline. This beach overlooks North Sound and features calm, shallow waters that starfish enjoy. And while there’s no entrance fee, there are plenty of tour operators who will happily take you to this little section of beach. If visiting starfish sounds like a Grand Cayman vacation must, here’s what you need to know before you go:

The Drive From Seven Mile Beach Is Long

If you are among the tourists staying in the Seven Mile Beach section of Grand Cayman, consider whether you want to make the drive to Starfish Beach. It’s about an hour away, making an organized tour a welcome alternative. And since some people have trouble finding the beach because it isn’t on a main road, allowing an experienced guide to lead the way will help ensure a timely, safe visit.

The Starfish Must Remain In The Shallows

As tempting as it can be to pick up a starfish for a photo opportunity, these marine creatures must stay where they are. Picking them up exposes the animals to damaging oxygen. And since some of the ‘fish anchor themselves to rocks along the shoreline, ripping one off a stone damages its tube feet. These feet regrow in time; however, there is no need to stress the creatures in this way. Starfish are wild animals who should be left alone, so take pictures from a distance.

The Water Is Perfectly Clear

Getting the pictures you want is easy thanks to the crystal-clear Caribbean water. Consider purchasing a waterproof camera before your trip if you want to photograph the creatures up-close, but again take care not to disturb them.

Water, Sunscreen, & Snacks Are Necessary

Your trip to Starfish Point requires plenty of water as well as a few snacks. There are no concession stands or eateries on this stretch of beach, as it is meant as a beautiful, natural example of the island’s pristine beauty. Don’t forget your sunscreen either since the tropical sun will leave you lobster-red without the right protection. Bring a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses as well for further protection from the unforgiving sun.

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  • October 25th, 2019

Need To Fill Out Your Grand Cayman Itinerary? Consider Bioluminescence Snorkeling!

Grand Cayman has no shortage of things to do, which naturally includes plenty of snorkeling opportunities. One of the arguably most exciting snorkeling options just off the coast of this Caribbean island is all about bioluminescence. Millions of dinoflagellates, a type of single-celled plankton, produce light when their habitats are disturbed during the night. And while some think the resulting illumination is a sign of harm, there is no evidence that boaters or snorkelers damage the plankton in any way.

If nighttime snorkeling in shimmering island waters sounds ideal to you, here’s what you need to know about this incredible experience:

Bio Bay Was Originally A Real Estate Project

The bioluminescence making up “Bio Bay” in Grand Cayman resulted from the development of private villas along the coastline. Construction shifted the physical characteristics of the bay, essentially trapping the plankton and keeping their numbers high. And while numbers vary according to the tide and weather, you can expect to bask in a glittering bay if you take this snorkel tour.

You’re Perfectly Safe To Snorkel

Snorkeling at night can sound a little dangerous, even if there’s millions of plankton illuminating the water. But have no fear–literally–because there are no sharks to worry about in this area. Sharks are not known to frequent this bay and there has never even been a shark attack in Grand Cayman. Additionally, the water is warm so you don’t have to worry about catching a chill with nighttime snorkeling. It is also free of all waves and currents.

If you visit Bio Bay in the summer, jellyfish may be present. However, tour operators provide full wetsuits during summer months to keep participants safe from the stinging fish. Visiting Grand Cayman in the winter means no jellyfish in the water to contend with. And the good news is the pain from a sting typically lasts no more than five minutes!

Staying On The Boat Is Also An Option

Some people prefer to see bioluminescence from the comfort of the tour boat. If you are among these people, look for a tour that offers free drinks such as soda and beer. Boats are always perfectly cushioned with few fellow passengers. Small groups ensure these experiences are worth every penny, with most tours offering free transportation from Seven Mile Beach.

Enjoy nighttime snorkeling among many other fantastic Grand Cayman adventures. Schedule your stay today by contacting South Bay Beach Club.

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  • October 18th, 2019

October Is Restaurant Month On Grand Cayman

Perhaps the city you call home hosts periodic ‘Restaurant Week’ events where selected restaurants offer pre-fixe menus for reduced prices. These events allow more people to experience cuisine they may not sample otherwise, resulting in broadened palettes and plenty of fun. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association took Restaurant Week a step further with Restaurant Month, an annual event happening throughout October. Take a moment to learn about this fabulous month-long extravaganza for the taste buds.

The Caribbean’s Best

Treat yourself to some of the most extraordinary cuisines in the Caribbean with pre-fixe menus from participating Grand Cayman restaurants. The fun starts October 1st and lasts the whole month, providing locals and tourists alike with lunch and dinner menus for only CI$15 and CI$25, respectively. Whether you are new to Cayman Island fare or simply want to taste your favorite food creations for a lower price, this event has what you’re looking for. And while the participating restaurant list hasn’t come out yet and changes every year, past participants include establishments from the famous Seven Mile Island Beach.

Cocktail Week

Restaurant Month on Grand Cayman also includes Cocktail Week, happening October 25th through the 31st. The finest bartenders and mixologists on the island come together for this week-long event to provide delicious libations for low prices. Those behind Cayman Cocktail Week also host a variety of events throughout the month, including Muddled, a cocktail competition on Thursday, October 3rd at the Barolo Lounge at 7 pm.

Other events include Cocktails & Shopping at Carey’s Karma Closet on Wednesday, October 9th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Free cocktails and discounted shopping make up this fun event. And don’t miss the Cayman Cocktail Tour on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:45 pm to 9:30 pm at four surprise destinations. There’s also Meet the Master Distiller at the Westin Lobby Bar on Friday, October 25th from 5 pm to 7 pm among other exciting events.

Don’t Miss The Fun

No matter what event you attend or which establishments you visit during Restaurant Month, you’re guaranteed a unique island experience you’ll always remember. Make events that capture your attention part of your itinerary as you plan a Caribbean vacation that’s perfect for fall. Escape the cooler weather and bask in the island sun while sipping cocktails and consuming the best food Grand Cayman has to offer.

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  • October 10th, 2019

Free Events Throughout October On Grand Cayman

Just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune every day of your trip. Grand Cayman may offer a variety of events you need to pay for every month, but there are plenty that fall into the “free of charge” category. Review some of the best free events happening in Grand Cayman this October as you plan your fall trip to one of the most celebrated islands in the Caribbean.

Imagination Playground Every Tuesday & Saturday At 10 am

Visit the Towne Center on any Tuesday or Saturday morning during your October Grand Cayman trip to give the kids a wondrous time without spending a penny. Imagination Playground combines dancing fountains with giant foam blocks in assorted sizes and shapes for children to play with. Your little ones can build animals, houses, rocket ships, and practically anything else they can think of during this free biweekly event. The huge foam blocks invite the imagination to stay and play awhile.

Open Canvas Every Wednesday At 7 pm

Support and celebrate local artists any Wednesday throughout the month of October at 7 pm with Open Canvas. Stop by KARoo in Camana Bay to watch artists bring new work to brilliant life. Participating artists must bring their own easel and supplies. This free event is a wonderful way to see what the area’s artists are working on and expose your children to the culture of the islands.

Sing-Along Story Time

Give the kids a chance to read during your vacation and meet local children with Sing-Along Story Time, a free event every Sunday at 10:30 am at Books & Books on Grand Cayman. The bookstore invites readers between the ages of 4 and 7 to enjoy this event, which includes singing along to their favorite stories.

Halloween Moonlight & Movies

Head to The Crescent on Halloween night (Thursday, October 31st) to watch a “spooky” movie for free. The Halloween Moonlight & Movies event shows a family-friendly movie every year from 7 pm to 9 pm for tourists and locals to enjoy. The title of the film will be announced closer to the event date but, you are guaranteed it won’t be too scary for the kids…or for you since we know not everyone likes horror movies.

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  • October 3rd, 2019

How To Prepare For A Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery Tour

Rum is the staple spirit of the Caribbean. Whether the brown or clear liquor is one of your favorites or you simply want to learn more about the history of Caribbean Rum, the Cayman Spirits Co. has what you are looking for. The operational craft distillery company offers several tour options, including those featuring Georgetown-area shopping so you can make libation-inspired purchases. If a distillery tour is a Grand Cayman must for you, use these tips to ensure the experience is everything you hoped for:

Get A Good Night’s Sleep

The effects of alcohol are always more severe when you don’t sleep well the night before. Get seven to eight hours of restful sleep the night before your tour to arrive refreshed and ready to learn all about the titular spirit. Being well-rested also helps you feel energized and alert instead of groggy, irritable, and unable to concentrate.

Eat A Hearty Breakfast

Much like lack of sleep, an empty stomach allows alcohol to hit you sooner. Rather than feeling loopy too early in the day, enjoy a good breakfast so you aren’t hungry when you arrive at the distillery. Consume foods rich in fiber and protein that take longer to digest and keep you satiated so you can try scotch bonnet rum, Seven Fathoms Rum (the national rum of the islands), and local botanical gins among other spirits without getting too intoxicated.

Bring Sun Protection

Drinking in the tropical sun is a surefire ticket to Drunkville, so take steps to protect yourself from UV rays. In addition to wearing plenty of sunblock, consider investing in a wide-brimmed hat and staying in the shade as often as possible. The less sun exposure you get, the more you will be able to fully enjoy your distillery experience.

Stay Hydrated

Alcohol dehydrates the body, which is one of the reasons you get drunk and feel terrible the next day. Sip water as you take this tour to not only stay hydrated and healthy but to dilute the alcohol. Doing so means you retain fewer calories. Alcohol promotes weight gain because the body recognizes it as a toxin, causing your metabolism to stop while your organs try to get rid of the libation as quickly as possible. Water helps you avoid empty calorie-related weight gain.

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  • September 25th, 2019

What To Expect During A Cayman Island Cave Tour

Grand Cayman offers plenty of fantastic ways to fill your days, including a wide variety of natural attractions that leave you in awe. Among these many attractions is the Cayman Crystal Caves, a stunning natural wonder that formed over millions of years. If planning a visit to this stalactite and stalagmite attraction is on your Grand Cayman to-do list, here’s what you need to know before you enter:

Look But Don’t Touch

When entering the Cayman Crystal Caves or any other stalactite and stalagmite cave, you can look but you absolutely cannot touch anything. The oils on your skin have a damaging effect on the minerals, resulting in degradation that affects the cave’s appearance and quality. Stay in your tour group’s line and maintain a healthy distance from all cave structures when taking photos.

Prepare For A Slight Chill

Since caves are under the ground, they are naturally cooler than the surface temperature. And while Cayman Crystal Caves has open-air sections and therefore access to tropical breezes, it is still a good idea to bring a hoodie or sweatshirt with you to avoid feeling cold when you should be enjoying the stunning surroundings.

Know How Long Your Tour Lasts

Check the timeframe for your guided tour, as it will last an hour and a half. In addition to taking a 45-minute walk through the three main caves, including the glittering lake cave and the roots cave, you will enjoy a 30-minute natural walk through the magical tropical forest that created the caves so long ago. Since you will walk for an hour and a half, use the facilities before you enter and ensure you have all of your belongings with you, including your phone or camera.

The tour also includes 15 minutes of free time for enjoying the viewing deck and purchasing something to eat from the snack shop, which is also the gift shop.

Book Before You Arrive In Grand Cayman

Reserve your tour instead of trying to get in the day of. All tours with Cayman Crystal Caves require pre-booking; however, tours are available every day all year long so you shouldn’t have too much trouble. Tour times start at 9 am, with the last one beginning at 4 pm. You may want to see what other attractions are nearby when planning your itinerary.

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  • September 18th, 2019

Dance The Night Away: Boogie Nights at The Wharf Restaurant & Bar

Whether you were a disco kid or simply love getting down to the sounds of the ‘70s, The Wharf Restaurant & Bar has you covered. The famed establishment puts on an old-school dance party at the end of every month, allowing tourists and locals to shake their groove thangs all night long. Known as Boogie Nights, September’s event happens on Friday the 27th.

Free To Attend

This free dance party starts at 9 pm and features the best tunes from the 1970s as well as the oh-so-fantastic ‘80s so you and everyone with you feel that “night fever.” DJ Flex 345 from Kiss 106.1 FM will be on hand spinning favorite songs and taking requests. There are also prizes for the best costumes and dance moves making Boogie Nights a themed event you won’t want to pass up.

The Last Friday Of The Month

If you can’t make the September dance party for any reason, don’t worry. The Wharf Restaurant & Bar holds Boogie Nights on the last Friday of every month so locals and travelers alike get the chance to dance to some of their favorite songs from two of the arguably best decades in music. This establishment requires reservations, so make yours now and avoid missing any of the glammed-out action.

Friday On The Patio

Since live music events are a Grand Cayman staple, there’s no need to worry if your travel plans don’t include the last Friday of the month. There’s still plenty of music to dance to and enjoy. Friday on the Patio at Royal Palms happens at the end of every workday so you can start your weekend off right. DJs spin at the hotel’s fabulous patio from 5 pm to 2 am, playing the island’s best house beats. Beer and wine specials are included so you don’t have to miss happy hour if you want to dance.

If hitting up both establishments sounds like the perfect Friday to you, they are conveniently located on West Bay Road in Grand Cayman. That’s one of the many great things about our island paradise–you never have to walk far to find something fantastic to do.

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  • September 9th, 2019

3 Brunch Options For Your September Visit To Grand Cayman

There’s no visiting Grand Cayman without experiencing at least one of the fabulous brunch options. Our island paradise impresses locals and visitors alike in a wide variety of ways, and brunch events are no exception. The Boulangerie Brunch at the Anchor & Den in the Marriott Beach Resort is one such event that never fails to satisfy, as well as the event that happens every Sunday at the Ritz-Carlton. Check out three exceptional brunch events providing the perfect end–or beginning–to your Grand Cayman experience. No matter where you go, you can expect brunch done the right way.

Boulangerie Brunch, Anchor & Den

Happening every Sunday at the Anchor & Den on West Bay Road from 12 pm to 2 pm, Boulangerie Brunch features a tantalizing selection of European cheeses you won’t find stateside, as well as homemade pastries offering that extra sweetness often necessary on Sunday morning. An extra-fat pretzel or side of ice cream, anyone? There are also bottomless glasses of De Chanceny’s Cremant de Loire to make it a true brunch experience.

Champagne Brunch At The Ritz Carlton

The glitz and glamour of the Ritz Carlton combine with traditional Grand Cayman breakfast foods to create this brunch option. The Moët & Chandon flows as the amazing seafood display provides plenty of delicious possibilities for your plate. And because this brunch is all about traditional Caribbean food, you can expect a bit of spice with every dish. Like the Boulangerie Brunch, this weekly event happens from 12 pm to 3 pm on West Bay Road via Seven Mile Beach.

LUCA Sunday Brunch

If socializing is your favorite thing about brunch, the one happening at LUCA at the Caribbean Club Hotel offers exactly what you want. Dine al fresco as you mingle with new friends and fellow travelers alike, swapping stories and enjoying the free-flowing prosecco. And since LUCA is a contemporary Italian restaurant, you can expect brunch cuisine with similar flare. Doors open at 11:30 am and stay open until 2:30 pm. LUCA is also located on a wondrous stretch of Seven Mile Beach to help you truly enjoy island life.

Brunch Prices

Reservations are recommended no matter which brunch option you select, with prices varying by the establishment. Sunday Brunch at LUCA costs around $70 and $92 for the Anchor & Den and Ritz Carlton, respectively. The Anchor & Den also offers a $62 brunch option for those who don’t want to order alcohol.

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  • August 29th, 2019

6 Tips For Avoiding Seasickness On Your Upcoming Sailing Excursion

Sailing is among the many fabulous experiences to enjoy during your Grand Cayman stay. Not only do you feel the sea breeze on your face as you glide effortlessly through the water, but you also enjoy stunning views of the coastline and may get glimpses of assorted marine friends. If you are prone to motion sickness but still can’t wait to step aboard, use these tips to keep seasickness out of the equation:

Don’t Drink The Night Before

Avoid drinking alcohol the night before your sailing adventure, or at least keep the libations to a minimum and drink lots of water. Alcohol dehydrates you to increase your risk of seasickness, especially if you have had motion sickness issues in the past. Hangover symptoms such as head pain and nausea also make seasickness significantly worse.

Avoid Heavy Foods

Consume simple foods in the hours before you sail such as oatmeal, cereal, and other bland options. Abstain from greasy, heavy, spicy, or acidic foods that can upset the stomach and make you feel nauseous. Acidic beverages should be avoided for the same reasons.

Keep Ginger Ale Within Reach

Maintain a calm stomach by sipping ginger ale, a known motion sickness soother. Peppermint and other mint products also calm the stomach so you revel in the experience instead of hanging over the edge feeling sick.

Breathe Fresh Air

Avoid noxious exhaust odors while sailing and focus on breathing fresh air, especially if you don’t feel well. Look towards the horizon so your eyes “see” the motion of the boat and send the right signals to inner ears and subsequently your brain. Take deep breaths to calm your body and prevent vomiting.

Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Rest well the night before your sailing excursion, since feeling tired and anxious can aggravate seasickness symptoms. This is another reason to avoid alcohol since the liquid interferes with a good night’s sleep in addition to making you feel bad in the morning.

Don’t Stare

Avoid staring at walls, decor pieces, and anything onboard your eyes and brain normally recognize as motionless. Look around instead of fixating on anything for any length of time to keep your eyes, inner ears, and brain in harmony.

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  • August 15th, 2019