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Best places to eat on Grand Cayman for a night to remember...

Those of you looking to dine out for a special evening are well served when it comes to elegant establishments on Grand Cayman. The only problem comes when trying to decide which restaurant to choose! Blue Cilantro Chef Shetty’s Blue… Read more

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About Cayman Islands


The three islands that make up the Cayman archipelago are coral outcrops, part of an underwater mountain range running between Cuba and Belize. Grand Cayman is the most developed of the three islands; Cayman Brac boasts a massive central limestone outcrop; and Little Cayman is the smallest of the trio. About 460 miles south of Miami, the three islands lie northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba.

Grand Cayman is about 22 miles from west to east, a mile wide at its narrowest and eight miles wide at its fullest. The highest point, in the centre of the island, is about 60 feet above sea level. Cayman Brac’s Bluff, on the other hand, rises to an elevation of 140 feet. The Brac is 11 miles long and about a mile and a half wide. Little Cayman lives up to its name at 10 miles long and a mile wide. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are affectionately referred to as ‘Sister Islands’. People frequently – but incorrectly – refer to the Cayman Islands as ‘the Caymans’. Much better to say, simply, Cayman.

The Population

People from all over the world make up Cayman’s population of about 50,000. Despite the national festival, Pirates Week, harking back to the age of piracy, this era pre-dated the settlement of Cayman in the 1700s and it’s highly unlikely that Blackbeard’s blood runs through Caymanians’ veins! Most Caymanians have their origins in Britain, Scotland or Africa. Other residents come from more than 80 different countries including the UK, US, Canada, Central America and Jamaica.

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5 minutes with…Steve Griffon, the executive chef at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Cayman Islands, Restaurants, Bars & Lounges, Bistros & Cafes, Food & Drink,

5 minutes with…Steve Griffon, the executive chef at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

We met Steve Griffon, the executive chef at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort to chat about his passion for food, French cooking and fishing at sunset.   Who inspired you to become a chef? Since my childhood, cooking has always been… Read more

Best family friendly activities on the Cayman Islands

Tuesday, 26th September 2017

Activities, Family Excursions, Land Sports, Watersports,

Best family friendly activities on the Cayman Islands

Cayman is an incredibly child-friendly place – it’s safe and secure and the beaches are mostly perfect for kids, with gently sloping sands and crystal clear waters. There is also a treasure trove of activities to keep big kids and… Read more

Three amazing wedding locations on Grand Cayman

Friday, 4th August 2017

Cayman Islands, Destination wedding, Restaurants, Food & Drink,

Three amazing wedding locations on Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is a honeymooner’s dream, with gorgeous romantic locations island-wide, for you and your loved one to discover. It’s also the perfect location in which to get married – bring your friends and family and let Grand Cayman’s restaurants… Read more

Diving in the Cayman Islands – magnificent marine life, stunning reefs and exciting sites

Friday, 28th July 2017

Cayman Islands, Watersports,

Diving in the Cayman Islands – magnificent marine life, stunning reefs and exciting sites

Diving in the Cayman Islands is an incredible experience, with magnificent marine life, stunning reefs and exciting sites to be seen, it’s no wonder it has become one of the world’s top dive destinations. The three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman… Read more

5 minutes with…Instagram sensation Katerina Stavreva

Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Aruba, Cayman Islands,

5 minutes with…Instagram sensation Katerina Stavreva

Instagram sensation Katerina Stavreva talks to us today about her passion for traveling, photography tips and suitcase essentials. Q1. Where does your passion for traveling come from? My first trip to Japan was the moment I realized I wanted to do… Read more

5 minutes with…Sandy Tuason, the executive chef at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Wednesday, 21st June 2017

Cayman Islands, Restaurants, Bars & Lounges, Bistros & Cafes, Family Dining, Fine Dining, Food & Drink,

5 minutes with…Sandy Tuason, the executive chef at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Today we meet Sandy Tuason, the executive chef at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa to talk about culinary inspiration, Julia Child and island life. Who inspired you to become a chef? My mom was my first inspiration.  She… Read more

TAG Heuer & luxury retailer Kirk Freeport collaborate for charity

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Cayman Islands, Shopping, Jewelery & Watches,

TAG Heuer & luxury retailer Kirk Freeport collaborate for charity

Swiss Avant Garde watchmaker TAG Heuer and Cayman Islands retailer Kirk Freeport have joined forces to create limited edition timepieces in support of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.  An exclusive dinner was hosted this month at Rum Point, Grand Cayman, to reveal… Read more

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Receives CHRIS Development of the Year Award

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Cayman Islands, Where to Stay, Hotels & Resorts,

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Receives CHRIS Development of the Year Award

After raising the stakes in luxury travel with the opening of Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in November 2016, Dart Real Estate has been awarded the Development of the Year Award by The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit. One… Read more

3 of the best luxury spas & wellness retreats in the Cayman Islands

Monday, 24th April 2017

Cayman Islands, Activities, Health, Relaxation, Spas,

3 of the best luxury spas & wellness retreats in the Cayman Islands

The Caribbean has some of the best luxury spas in the world and what better time to relax and rejuvenate then when on vacation? We visited three of the Cayman Islands’ best luxury spas and wellness retreats to find out what… Read more

The Big Art Auction exhibition to open at National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’

Friday, 21st April 2017

Cayman Islands, Activities,

The Big Art Auction exhibition to open at National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’

This Monday will see the exhibition opening of The Big Art Auction 4, the fourth biennial art exhibition and auction held in support of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ (NGCI). Held every other year, the two-week exhibition features work… Read more

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