Category: Cayman Islands

The top 5 restaurants in Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

The top 5 restaurants in Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Aside from pristine white sand beaches, and near-perfect weather all year round, Grand Cayman is home to some culinary greats. In fact, the Caribbean Island is home to the famous “Cayman Cookout”, hosted by Eric Ripert himself, which is a wonderful food and wine weekend extravaganza. Even if you can’t make it for the cookout, […]

The 10 most exotic scuba diving destinations in the world

The 10 most exotic scuba diving destinations in the world

There’s nothing quite like the scuba dive – you glide downward into what just might as well be another world, and in many ways is. You see things that are impossible anywhere else. It’s a passion that has to be lived to be fully understood. Here’s a look at 10 of the top places in […]

5 great places for snorkelling and diving in the Western Caribbean

5 great places for snorkelling and diving in the Western Caribbean

Its Caribbean cruising season and what better time to look at the finest destinations this beautiful region has to offer for underwater exploration.  The Caribbean offers some of the most relaxing and indulgent holiday experiences imaginable but when you feel like getting up from your sun lounger and trying something a little more active, the […]

Kitesurf Cayman: boarding at Barkers

Kitesurf Cayman: boarding at Barkers

It is 10.30am in Grand Cayman, and against the backdrop of sun and sand: the palm trees are starting to sashay in the fresh sea breeze. We are sitting on the glorious sands of Cayman ‘Grand Central’; the titularly boastful “Seven Mile Beach”. For many, the dazzling aquamarine waters, the lilt of wave on sand, […]

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

In an email just in, Tripadvisor tell me that their top 10 Caribbean dream escapes are as listed below. Grand Cayman tops the pile, whilst many others are notable in their absence (eg. Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, etc.) What do you make of the list? 1. Grand Cayman 2. Aruba […]

5 must-see cruise port destinations

5 must-see cruise port destinations

There is no doubt about it, cruise holidays appeal to a much wider audience today than it has done in recent years. Some still hold preconceptions that it is an expensive form of travel, or that cruise ships have strict dress codes, but these are simply not true. Cruising is a fantastic method of seeing […]

5 not-to-be-missed experiences in and around Grand Cayman

5 not-to-be-missed experiences in and around Grand Cayman

An island of guilty pleasures, Grand Cayman is one of the most luxurious destinations in the Caribbean. The option to effortlessly explore many of the island’s natural and manmade treasures is the very thing which makes Grand Cayman a seductive place to visit. Known for its delectable cuisine, the island lures some of the best […]

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Catherine Leech has worked in luxury travel for more than 25 years. She started in PR before becoming European Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, then Managing Director of luxury tour operator, Caribtours. After the tsunami of 2004 she moved to Sri Lanka where she worked for two years, mostly as a volunteer, […]

The Island Resort and Residencies at Grand Cayman

The Island Resort and Residencies at Grand Cayman

Construction is due to commence early next year on The Island Resort and Residencies, an upscale resort at Spotters Bay, Grand Cayman, designed by Rafael Amuchastegui, one of the architects behind the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. It will occupy some 800 ft of beachfront and will feature four inter-connected swimming pools, a pool bar […]

Expedia Insiders' Select

Expedia Insiders’ Select

I wasn’t familiar with Expedia Insiders’ Select, a list of their  best hotels and resorts worldwide  based on the opinions of Expedia users, until receiving a recent email from The Reef Resort in the Cayman Islands, proudly pointing out that they rank as #1 in the Caribbean and #14 in the world.   It’s an […]

New Mandarin Oriental luxury resort and spa in Grand Cayman

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage an exclusive hideaway resort currently under development in the secluded Barefoot Beach area of Grand Cayman Island in the British West Indies. The project will extend the Group’s successful hideaway concept, designed for sophisticated travelers in search of tranquillity, serenity and luxury, to a premier […]

Grand Cayman's The Waterford Private Residence Club

Grand Cayman’s The Waterford Private Residence Club

The Waterford will offer a new vacation home alternative to buyers who insist on all the advantages of luxury home ownership, without any of the hassles.   It is to be built in Crystal Harbour, overlooking beautiful North Sound in Grand Cayman and will consist of 50 two- and three-bedroom residences (up to 3,000 square […]

Iglesias and Kournikova in the Caribbean

Iglesias and Kournikova in the Caribbean

Pop  star Enrique Iglesias has been enjoying a break with tennis player and  Russian girlfriend Anna Kournikova in St Barts. The glamorous couple flew in to the Caribbean for some quality time after the death of the singer’s grandfather. Anna later jetted on to a modelling assigment in the Cayman Islands.   It seems St […]

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

This month saw the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Situated on a prime stretch of the  scenic Seven Mile Beach, it has 365 guest rooms including 11 suites. In April 2006, a Greg Norman-designed golf course will be added to the complex. The resort is just 10 minutes from Owen Roberts International Airport and […]