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.
When you finally get to step away from your desk and turn your out-of-office on, the last thing you want to do is worry about actually being able to relax while on vacation. So, stop stressing and book your flight down to Cayman because everything you need to unwind can be found at your fingertips, on our slice of paradise. Haven’t started planning your trip, yet? Here are our top five reasons why Cayman should be your top choice for your next wellness retreat.
Such is the experience of flying into Grand Cayman that it can be compared to an assault to one’s visual faculties. The soft pillow-like clouds give way to an almost obscene palette of crystal-clear blue waters in shades one’s mind struggles to comprehend. The kind of tropical island scene one expects to see in a Hollywood blockbuster.
When you come to Cayman cookout, you'll experience the world’s most talented chefs, culinary influencers, wine and spirit experts coming together at The Ritz-Carlton with a backdrop of beautiful seven mile beach. You'll meet world renowned chefs, hosted by Eric Ripert, José Andrés, Emeril Lagasse and too many others to name. Make sure you get a picture with them.
Once arriving the paradise that is Little Cayman, prepare to take in all of what this beautiful little Island has to offer. You’re going to want to get around the Island by bicycle - because the island is only about ten miles long and let’s face it, bikes are much more fun. The first attraction you have to check out has to be Owen Island. It’s an even smaller Island off the south-west coast; basically if you walk along the beach you’ll see it eventually.
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.