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5 minutes with…Sandy Tuason, the executive chef at Westin Grand Cayman S...

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

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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.

What's New?


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, Fitness, 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

Anchor & Den offers fun for the whole family at its Easter Brunch

Thursday, 13th April 2017

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

Anchor & Den offers fun for the whole family at its Easter Brunch

Anchor & Den, located at the Marriott’s Beach House, will be hosting a special Easter edition of its signature Boulangerie Brunch this Sunday from 12–3pm. The delicious spread being offered will include sushi and fresh oysters from Anchor & Den’s popular… Read more

Visitors flock to The Cayman Islands

Tuesday, 11th April 2017

Cayman Islands,

Visitors flock to The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is proving to be one of the hottest vacation destinations for 2017, as TripAdvisor highly ranks the islands in its Travelers’ Choice Awards and the Department of Tourism reports the second highest recorded visitations for the month of February. Director of… Read more

8 of the best beaches in the Caribbean

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Aruba, The Area, The Area, The Area, The Area, The Area, Beaches, Beaches, Beaches, Beaches, Beaches,

8 of the best beaches in the Caribbean

Dreaming of balmy turquoise waters and the perfect stretch of sand? The Caribbean has some of the best beaches in the world – here’s eight of our favorite slices of paradise in and around the Caribbean. Trunk Bay – St John, U.S…. Read more

New farm-to-table restaurant opens on the Cayman Islands

Monday, 27th March 2017

Cayman Islands, Restaurants, Where to Stay, Bars & Lounges, Bistros & Cafes, Family Dining, Fine Dining, Food & Drink, Healthy foods, Hotels & Resorts,

New farm-to-table restaurant opens on the Cayman Islands

This month luxury boutique hotel Le Soleil d’Or on Cayman Brac introduces their new dining establishment Lemon Bar & Restaurant, a casual, beachside eatery featuring Le Soleil d’Or’s signature Farm-to-Table dishes and cocktails. Lemon Bar & Restaurant is located at the… Read more

The Westin Grand Cayman’s Immersive Spanish Wine Dinner

Monday, 27th March 2017

Cayman Islands, Activities, Entertainment, Restaurants, Events, Fine Dining, Food & Drink,

The Westin Grand Cayman’s Immersive Spanish Wine Dinner

This week food lovers are invited to indulge in internationally inspired wine and food parings at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa’s Spanish Wine Dinner, taking place at the resort’s award-winning restaurant, Beach House on March 31…. Read more

Enjoy Farm-to-Table Cuisine with Camana Bay and the UK’s Most Acclaimed Female Chef this Slow Food Day

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Cayman Islands, Activities, Entertainment, Events,

Enjoy Farm-to-Table Cuisine with Camana Bay and the UK’s Most Acclaimed Female Chef this Slow Food Day

Visitors and residents of Cayman will have the unique opportunity this Slow Food Day, Saturday, 8 April, to enjoy top-quality farm-to-table cuisine produced by chefs from across Cayman and guest chef Clare Smyth, MBE, the UK’s most acclaimed female chef…. Read more

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