Living in paradise comes with a steep price tag. That which is not locally sourced and produced must be imported and when you do manage to get your hands on these items, they’re usually exorbitantly priced. So, how then do you economically enjoy the luxuries of Cayman? We’ve put together some of the best tight-budget tips from locals and expats who call Cayman home.
Life on a tropical island revolves around laidback activities like strolling along the sandy shorelines in search of sunset spots and shore-side snacking. But on the weekends the island awakens from its tropical slumber and offers up a myriad of activities that appeal to individuals of all sensibilities.
If you imagine a traditional Christmas, you'll conjure up images of roaring log fires, icy cold weather and steaming mulled wine. There are however, some people whose Christmas is quite the opposite. They get to spend Christmas on a sandy beach, sipping cold margaritas and laying under sunny blue skies. So what’s it like spending Christmas in the the Caribbean vs. the typical winter wonderland we see in the movies?
One of the best parts about living in Cayman is the locals and the stories they have to tell. Although English is our first language, the Caymanian dialect has it's own unique twist that make this island even more spectacular and special. Taken from 'the Cayman Islands Dictionary' by Kevin M. Goring, and in honour of all the native Caymanians out there, here are a few of our favourite Caymanian phrases.
Cayman Mutts, or the politically correct term, 'Cayman Mixes' are a special breed of pooch that are like no other.
Loyal, affectionate and scarily human-like, these puppies will steal your heart and have you locked in for life.
Here are just five reasons why you need one of these adorable canines as a companion.
Anybody who lives in Cayman, or has ever lived here, would agree that Cayman is a pretty unique place to call home. Something that always brings us close together is the shared knowledge that this place is not like any other. Where else in the world can you swim with stingrays in the afternoon and down some late night poutine in the evening? Understanding Cayman's charming quirks is what bonds us all to this incredible, beautiful and charmingly eccentric little island.
Living in the Cayman Islands is a wonderful experience, but when you first get here you'll need to set up a few things that may be a little stressful at first, so we've made it a little easier for you and listed (in no particular order) the first few things you should do before settling into a new life on this beautiful island.