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Welcome Message from the Governor � Pristine beaches and clear warm water make the Cayman Islands a world famous holiday destination. In addition, there are many other things that make our Islands a wonderful place to visit or live in. I encourage all new arrivals to ‘Explore’ the Cayman Islands to find the many great restaurants and interesting cultural sites that we enjoy. If you get the chance, I would recommend a trip to the Sister Islands which have all the picturesque beauty of Grand Cayman but with unique atmospheres and attractions of their own. Cayman Brac boasts dramatic scenery, caves to explore and warm and friendly Islanders; Little Cayman has amazing diving, serene beaches and both have a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Above all, I am confident that the people of these Islands, whether they be Caymanians or residents of all nationalities, will offer a very warm welcome. I hope you enjoy exploring Cayman as much as I have. With best wishes

HELEN KILPATRICK, CB Governor The Cayman Islands

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Letter from the Publishers

Publisher Acorn Publishing Co Ltd. Editors Joanna Boxall Charles Grover Sales Charles Grover Sean Kelly Writers / Researchers Satina DaCosta Sophia Muller Mahreen Nabi Design & Production Claire Rohleder Elicia Wilson Cover Photography Julie Corsetti/ Deep Blue Images Additional Photography Brian Cassie Cathy Church Julie Corsetti Irene Corti Cayman Kayaks DRCL Camana Bay Deep Blue Images Lynn Ebanks Brenda Miller John Molyneux Jane Moon Marc Montocchio Aaron Rebarchek Picture This Jonathan Sparrow Gary White Bryan Winter Monika Wojtkiewicz Acorn Publishing Co Ltd. PO Box 31403 Grand Cayman KY1-1206 Tel: (345) 946 3200 Email: info@acorn.ky www.explorecayman.com

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Welcome to Explore Cayman – The award winning definitive guide to exploring Cayman. We have had fun researching all the latest things to do in 2018 and list hundreds of ideas so you can get the most out of your time in Cayman. The diversity of things to do in Cayman is amazing and caters to all tastes – from turtles to triathlons, horses to helicopters, bicycles to bioluminescence, cocktails to cooking classes, shipwrecks to salsa dancing, diving to duty-free shopping and so much more. For the budget conscious, we list free activities including walking and driving tours, while for those looking to splurge we highlight gourmet dining options, spa treatments, boutique shopping and everything in between. We have partnered with over 60 businesses to help make your dollar go further, so mention Explore when making a booking to check if you are entitled to a discount. If you like this magazine, then you will love our new Explore Cayman app. The Deputy Premier of the Cayman Islands, the Hon Moses Kirkconnell said “it’s like having a personal concierge in your pocket”. The app is free and available from the Apple app store; it has all the information we couldn’t squeeze into this magazine including, restaurant menus, interactive maps, a daily events calendar, flight information and weather data. You can even read reviews, make bookings and get directions to your destination. The app also works offline, saving you expensive roaming charges! Finally, all this information and way more is also available online at ExploreCayman.com, so take a peak … Have fun exploring our beautiful Islands!

Joanna Boxall

Charles Grover

Explore Cayman is published annually in November. Complimentary copies can be found Island-wide and at all the hotels, condos and car rental agencies. This information and more can also be found at www.explorecayman.com or by downloading the Explore Cayman iPhone app or the iPad app. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic or mechanical, including photography and recording without the prior consent of the publisher. While every effort has been taken to provide information that is as accurate as possible, the publishers and respective contributors do not accept any responsibility for injury, loss or damage occasioned to any person as a result of material in this book. We always welcome contributions, suggestions or photos to make this magazine even more informative and visually appealing. Please send us anything from the smallest update to substantial suggestions. If you are a budding photographer and would like to get some of your photos published then send us your best. As you can see we publish a wide variety of images so don’t be shy! Email Joanna Boxall on Joanna@acorn.ky.

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Table of Contents About Cayman Members’ Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Geography, History, Formalities . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Calendar of Major Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Best Recommendations Best Land & Air Based Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - Best Health & Relaxation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - Best Cultural Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Best Shopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Best Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Best After Dark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Best Live Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Getting Around. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Best Boating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 - Stingray City and Fishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 - Protecting Cayman’s Coral. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 - Cayman Waters Dos and Don’ts. . . . . . . . . 47 Best Watersports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Best Beaches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Best Snorkelling & Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 - Dive Landmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Area Recommendations WEST BAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 SEVEN MILE BEACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 CAMANA BAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 GEORGE TOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 EASTERN DISTRICTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 SISTER ISLANDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Real Estate Cayman Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Useful Information Safety Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Useful Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Activities & Religious Services . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

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Boggy Sand Cafe


Explore Members’ Table Food & Drink Abacus

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Stylish restaurant overlooking the Paseo at Camana Bay

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Upscale yet casual restaurant on the beach

124

Farm-to-table gourmet fusion food

68

Atmospheric waterfront seafood restaurant

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Restaurant & bar overlooking the water with diving

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A relaxed and casual seafood and BBQ place

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Caribbean casual restaurant at The Westin

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Unique wine tasting and retail store

640 9492

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Ambassador Divers

949 4530

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949 7243

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Beach House

Brasserie (The) Catch

Cracked Conch Duke’s

Ferdinand’s

Gino’s Pizzeria

New York style pizzeria - eat in, take-out or delivery

Guy Harvey’s

Caribbean and French food with a view of the harbour

Hemingways

Beachfront Asian fusion restaurant, bar & pool

Kaibo Restaurant Beach Bar & Marina

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Barefoot feet-in-the-sand escapism with great food

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Iconic restaurant on the water in Breakers

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Seafood and steak restaurant overlooking the bay

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Popular Texas BBQ sports bar and restaurant

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Contemporary Italian and seafood, indoors or outdoors

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Lighthouse (The) Lobster Pot Lone Star LUCA

Ragazzi

Great Italian food with a wood burning pizza oven

West Indies Wine Company

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Diving 56 57 58 59

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A friendly and accommodating dive shop and operator

Don Foster’s

Offering daily boat and shore dives

Eden Rock Diving Center

Excellent shore diving and snorkelling location

Wall to Wall Diving

Dive trips to the best walls, reefs and wrecks

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Shopping 118 119

Artifacts

A very special antique shop in George Town

Cathy Church’s Photo Centre & Gallery Photography store, gallery and classes

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Cayside Gallery

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A collection of boutique shops in George Town

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Dive/snorkelling gear, swim and beach wear

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Cayman’s hippest fun wear boutique

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Fine jewellery, diamonds, watches and sunglasses

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Jewellery, sunglasses, cigars, Swarovski and Pandora

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Cayman’s largest jeweller carrying major brands

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A family owned boutique jewellery store

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Fantastic collection of swim and resort wear

Divers Supply

Funky Monkey

Island Jewellers Island Plaza

Kirk Freeport

Rocky’s Diamond Gallery Sand Angels

Health & Wellbeing Da Vinci Centre

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Vast offering of luxury wellness and alternative therapies

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Full service spa with steam and sauna rooms

Hibiscus Spa

Boating Captain Marvin’s

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Snorkelling, fishing, mangrove and island tours

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Luxury private boat charters for snorkelling or exploring

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Fully equipped boats for small groups and families

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Private boat charters and Bio Bay tours

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Private boat charters with snorkelling and Jet Ski

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Snorkelling, fishing and Stingray City trips

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Private sailing charters in the North Sound and along SMB

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Boat trips to Stingray City, the sandbar and more

Cayman Luxury Charters Charter Cayman Crazy Crab

Five Star Charters

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Accommodation Caribbean Club

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Cayman’s most exclusive boutique hotel on SMB

623 4500

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Attractions Cayman Turtle Centre

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A one-of-a-kind wildlife and cultural attraction

127

Modern interactive exhibits of Cayman culture and history

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Cayman’s premier historic site with 3D theatre

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Over 65 acres of local flora, fauna and walking trails

Cayman Islands National Museum Pedro St. James

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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Tours & Activities 91 128 69 92 70

Cayman Safari Adventures Land Rover tours to see the real Cayman

CI Helicopters Helicopter sightseeing rides of the Island

Coral Stone Stables Horseback riding on the beach and in the water

North Sound Golf Club Cayman’s only 18-hole championship golf course

Spirit of the West

Horseback riding on the beach and in the water

Watersports Waverunner tours to Stingray City and more

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Hydro flights on jet blades anywhere along SMB

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Eco-adventure wildlife and bioluminescent tours

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Stingray City, Bioluminescence and mangrove tours

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Paddleboard rentals, sales and excursions

71

Swim and play with dolphins

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Parasailing, Jet Ski tours and snorkelling trips

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Kitesurfing lessons and equipment rental/sales

142

Unique snorkelling tours with small groups

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Single, double or triple parasailing rides

129

Helmet diving and SNUBA shipwreck tours

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Action Watersports

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Cayjet Watersports Cayman Kayaks

Cayman Sea Elements

Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co. Dolphin Discovery Fantasea Cayman Kitesurf Cayman Ocean Frontiers

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The Cayman Islands Geography

The Cayman Islands are made up of three islands: Grand Cayman, which occupies 76 square miles and is approximately 22 miles long, Cayman Brac (15 square miles) and Little Cayman (10 square miles). The Islands are the tops of pinnacles reaching up from the Cayman Trench – one of the deepest sections of ocean on Earth, reaching depths of around 25,000ft. The three Islands are separate uplifted fault blocks that were pushed up by friction between the North American and the Caribbean plates. The uppermost layer is composed of carbonates created by living organisms such as corals, algae and shells laid down during sea level changes over the past 30 million years.

Climate

The most pleasant weather is during the winter (November to March) when daytime temperatures average 72-80ºF, generally with clear skies and calm seas. The occasional Nor’wester blows through during the winter, bringing cool winds and rough seas on the north and west coasts. You may need a light jacket for cooler evenings in the winter. The summer months (May to October) coincide with the rainy season. Average temperatures range from 80-88ºF, with July and August being the hottest and most humid months. Rain can be heavy and persistent, but is a welcome relief from the humidity. Sea temperatures average 85ºF in the summer and 78ºF in the winter. Hurricane season runs from 1st June to 30th November. If you visit during hurricane season, take all hurricane or tropical storm warnings seriously.

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History

Christopher Columbus first sighted the Cayman Islands in 1503 on his fourth voyage to the New World. Noting that the Islands and the seas around them were teeming with turtles, he named them Las Tortugas. This abundance of turtles soon led to ships sailing through the Caribbean to stop off in the Cayman Islands to stock up on turtle meat – a great source of protein for the crew. Sadly, so many turtles were hunted that their population remains severely depleted. The custom of eating turtle meat survives to this day.

Pirates

Cayman remained uninhabited except for the turtles, alligators and lizards, until the 1660s. The first people who attempted to settle on Little Cayman soon fled after being attacked by pirates. Pirates used the Islands as a base from which to attack the galleons bound for Europe. During the 18th century some of the most infamous pirates of the Caribbean, including Blackbeard, Lowther and Henry Morgan roamed these seas, stopping off on the Islands for repairs and to stock up on water and turtle meat. Cayman hosts a Pirates Week Festival, complete with a mock-pirate ‘invasion’ where old-time pirate vessels loaded with woodpeg-legged pirates “invade” the shores of Cayman to the delight of the gathered crowds.

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Early Settlers

The Treaty of Madrid, signed in 1670, officially decreed the Cayman Islands a British possession and a dependency of Jamaica, although the Islands were not permanently settled until the 1730s. The earliest settlers are thought to have been deserters from Oliver Cromwell’s army in Jamaica, who survived on farming and trading turtle meat with passing ships. An 1802 census recorded the population of Grand Cayman at just 933, roughly half were of British descent, the other half being of African descent (enslaved until 1833).

Shipwrecks & Tax In February 1794, ten merchant ships, led by the HMS Convert, foundered on the reef at Gun Bay in the East End of Grand Cayman. Local settlers went out to rescue the crew and not one life was lost. Legend has it that one of those rescued included a royal prince, and in gratitude to the people of Cayman for their bravery and gallantry, King George III declared that the Cayman Islands should forever be free from taxation and war conscription. While there is no hard evidence to support this story, it is a popular way of explaining the continued tax-free status of the Islands. A more realistic explanation is probably the fact that up until the middle of the 20th century, most of the population was engaged in subsistence farming or fishing, or worked as merchant seamen on foreign ships. There was therefore little, if anything, to tax.

Mosquitoes Another factor in the slow development of the Cayman Islands was the vast number of mosquitoes that bred in the swamps. So severe was the problem that it was almost impossible to venture outside at night without smoke pots to ward off the bugs. There are even accounts of cattle being suffocated by swarms of mosquitoes blocking their nostrils. Thanks to the outstanding work of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit, nowadays you will probably only be aware of the odd mosquito around sunrise and sunset.

Cayman’s Timeline

1503

Christopher Columbus first sighted the Cayman Islands

1670

Treaty of Madrid decrees that Cayman is British and a dependency of Jamaica

1730s

First recorded land grants were made in Cayman

1802

Population of Grand Cayman is 933

1962

Jamaica becomes independent and Cayman remains a British colony

1970

Population of Cayman reaches 10,000

2017

Population of the Cayman Islands 61,361

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Tourism & Finance

Things changed quite abruptly in the 1950s: 1953 saw the opening of Grand Cayman’s first airfield, the first hospital and the first commercial bank – Barclays Bank. A few hotels also opened in the early 1950s and then in 1957 dive pioneer Bob Soto opened a commercial dive centre on Grand Cayman. A few years later the government enacted legislation designed to take advantage of the absence of taxation and encourage the growth of the banking industry. Suddenly the Cayman Islands were on the map – both as a tourist and diving destination and as an international financial centre. In the past few decades the changes in Cayman have been dramatic: the Islands have gone from a subsistence economy in the 1950s, to enjoying the highest standard of living in the Caribbean today. The population has increased from 10,000 in 1970 to approximately 61,361 today, with people from over 135 countries making their home here. In 1970 visitors numbered just 403; today the Islands host over 2.1 million visitors per year.

Government

The Cayman Islands are referred to as a British Overseas Territory and have a governor who is appointed by Britain. The governor is responsible for internal security, external affairs, defence, police and the civil service. The local government, elected every four years, is responsible for the daily administration of the country and the creation of laws. It is made up of a 19-member Legislative Assembly and 7 members of cabinet. The Islands have a solid legal, judicial and court system which are based on English common law, with additions of local statutes.

Business Hours

Most businesses operate from Monday to Friday (8.30am–5pm) and some open on Saturday mornings. On Sundays only hotels, restaurants, the cinema, some pharmacies and some gas stations are open, so be sure to stock up on groceries beforehand.   Bars close at 1am from Monday to Friday and at midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. In observance of the Sabbath, no live music or dancing is permitted on Sundays. 16

Formalities

Customs & Attire

Caymanians are usually polite and respectful and will appreciate this being reciprocated. It is customary to open any conversation with a “Good Morning” or “Good Afternoon”. If you know the first name of the person you are talking to, it is polite to preface their name with Miss or Mr. (Miss Annie, Mr. Charles). Expats and Caymanians usually dress in a smart casual fashion. Visitors are urged to be sensitive to the modesty of the local people and not to venture away from the beach in swimwear. Topless sunbathing and public nudity are forbidden.

Time Zones The Cayman Islands are on Eastern Standard Time (or GMT –5) but daylight savings are not observed. From AprilOctober we are one hour behind Eastern Time.

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Money & Banking The official currency is the CI dollar (KYD). The exchange rate is fixed to the US dollar: CI$1 is US$1.25 or US$1 is CI$0.80. Banks do not offer a better exchange rate. US$ are accepted throughout the Islands, although you will probably be given change in CI$. Credit cards are widely accepted and always charged in US$. Banks are open 9am-4pm throughout the week and some open on Saturday mornings. ATMs are located throughout the Island.

Tips, Taxes & Haggling A government tourist tax of 13% will be added to your hotel bill unless you can prove you are a Cayman resident. Many resorts also add a 10% service/gratuity fee. There is no sales tax. If gratuities are not already included, it is customary to tip 15% for good service. Haggling for a discount is not practised however some businesses may offer a special discount if you mention this Explore guide!

Cayman Culture If you would like to immerse yourself in Cayman culture here are a few ideas: you could visit Pedro St. James, the Mission House, the National Museum or the Botanical Gardens where you will get a glimpse of a bygone era; you can try some traditional cuisine like conch stew or fish rundown; music and singing are another big part of Caymanian culture and local bands, such as the ‘Swanky Kitchen Band’ sing a variety of folk music with strong European and African influences with lyrics that have been passed down through the generations. Finally, visiting a local church for a Sunday service (see page 165) and then driving around the Island seeing local families gathered on their porches is another nice way to feel a part of the social fabric of Cayman!

Cayman’s National Symbols Flag: Navy blue with the UK flag in the upper left hand corner and the Caymanian coat of arms in the centre of the other half of the flag.

Bird: Grand Cayman Parrot The Grand Cayman Parrot is iridescent green with a white eye ring, red cheeks, black ear patches and brilliant blue wing feathers. Flower: Wild Banana Orchid The Wild Banana Orchid is the most well-known of Cayman’s 26 species of orchids. It has a scented flower with purple lips and white petals. Tree: Silver Thatch Palm The tall, slender Silver Thatch Palm was an important natural resource for early settlers who used the leaves to make rope, brooms and roofs. National Anthem: “Beloved Isle Cayman” written by the late Mrs. Leila Ross Shier in 1930. Motto: “He hath founded it upon the seas” is taken from Psalm 24 and reminds us not only of Cayman’s strong Christian heritage, but also the seafaring history of the menfolk of the Islands. www.ExploreCayman.com

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Calendar of Events DECEMBER 2017 Parade of Lights See boats adorned in millions of sparkling lights parade through The Harbour in Camana Bay, sing-along to Christmas carols and browse a local food and craft market.

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Cayman Islands Marathon Full and half marathons, a four person relay and a kids fun run with the beautiful scenic backdrop of the Island and Caribbean

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Christmas Moonlight & Movies Every Tuesday leading up to Christmas, families can enjoy classic Christmas movies shown on a giant screen in Camana Bay. Holiday Farmers & Artisans Market Every Wednesday throughout December, Camana Bay’s weekly market will be infused with Christmas cheer. Follies Enjoy a screening of this legendary musical by Stephen Sondheim which features a cast of 37 plus an orchestra of 21. For details and tickets see www.bigscreen.ky/

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Orchid Show A fantastic floral show that 24-25 includes indigenous Cayman orchids with

exotic orchids for sale. Also serves as a fundraiser. Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. www.facebook.com/QEIIbotanicpark.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Ring in 2018 with fireworks all along Seven Mile Beach; there are also displays at Camana Bay and Kaibo.

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JANUARY 2018 Cayman Cookout Join Chef Eric Ripert 10-14 for the 10th annual Cayman Cookout, celebrating food and wine. Enjoy demonstrations from world famous chefs, competitions, tastings, gala

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Mercuryman Triathlon A weekendlong triathlon festival with various race distances plus mini races for children. Compete individually or as part of a team. www.mercurymantri.com.

Legends Tennis Watch tennis legends Jimmy Connors, Pat Cash and Stefan Edberg battle it out over two days of show tennis. Camana Bay. www.legendscayman.com. Agricultural Show A fun family event in Lower Valley, showcasing the Island’s best animals, produce and food. Enjoy live music and arts and crafts activities. Cayfest A month-long arts festival showcasing local talent. An eclectic mix of visual arts, music, theatre, film screenings and fashion design. Performances are held across the Cayman Islands. www.artscayman.org.

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Taste of Cayman A food and drink festival that showcases over 45 of Cayman’s best restaurants. This is a highlight of the year and demonstrates Caymanian culture at its

Red Sky at Night Festival An enchanting evening, rich in arts and culture. Live performances, music and great food. www.artscayman.org. Chalkfest Artists are invited to leave their easels at home and use the streets of Camana Bay as their canvas for this annual Chalkfest competition, open to artists of all ages and abilities APRIL 2018

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Kaibo Kitefest A family fun day on the beach with kite competitions, live music and kite-making for the kids. www.kaibo.ky.

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Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament Anglers compete annually in this much anticipated seven day event. www.fishcayman.com.

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NOVEMBER 2018 The Cayman Islands Triathlon A great community event. All you need to enter is a bathing suit, a bicycle, helmet and running shoes! There are also build-ups prior to the main event which are well

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Batabano Carnival Junior Parade Featuring children’s parades, dancing, steel drums and food.

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NORCECA Beach Volleyball Catch four days of international beach volleyball competition on SMB. www.civf.ky.

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Batabano Adult Parade An explosion of Caribbean music, dancing and costumes that brings George Town to life with steel pan bands, floats and a parade. www.caymancarnival.com.

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Flowers Sea Swim Over 1000 competitors, take part in this annual one mile swim along Seven Mile Beach. $100k of prizes to

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CayFilm International Film Festival Four days of film screenings, Q&A sessions with film makers, workshops and a gala event. www.cayfilm.com. JULY 2018

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Summer Moonlight & Movies Every Tuesday throughout July-Aug enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars in Camana Bay. Bring a picnic! Constitution Day Fireworks Celebrate Constitution Day at Camana Bay Harbour. OCTOBER 2018

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Restaurant Month Participating restaurants offer value-for-money fixed price menus. www.caymangoodtaste.com/caymanrestaurant-month. Cocktail Week A celebration of Cayman’s cocktail culture with an incredible array of cocktail parties, culinary events and tastings. Halloween Spooktacular Trick or Treat around Camana Bay, get creative with Creepy Crafts and dance the night away at the Monster Mash Bash.

Pirates Week A swashbuckling good time for all three Islands! This event features a mock pirate invasion of the Island and capture of the Governor! The festivities continue for five fun-filled days of pirate parades, music, street dancing, competitions, wonderful local food and drink, kids day, sports events, Heritage Days and firework displays. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting A giant Christmas tree decorated with thousands of fairy lights is switched on at Camana Bay by Santa himself. Enjoy the carol singing and the Christmas market.

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Gimistory An international festival that brings together storytellers from Cayman, the Caribbean and North America. Events take place in parks, beaches and even private backyards, evoking an atmosphere of the days of yore when storytelling was the only entertainment. www.artscayman.org.

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For 100s of monthly events check out our comprehensive events calendar which can be found online or on the Explore Cayman app. • www.explorecayman.com/event-calendar • Search for ‘Explore Cayman’ in the Apple app store and download the free app today. The calendar is updated daily and you’ll find events including food, music, sporting, cultural, national, charity and more!

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Best Land Based Fun • Explore the Island with a local guide. Book a tour with Cayman Safari Adventures Ltd. (SEE PAGE 91), a private Island tour with Tours Cayman (SEE PAGE 46) or a group tour with Cayman in a Nutshell. • Cayman Turtle Centre is a modern day reminder of Cayman’s seafaring history. You can interact with turtles and marine life, feed exotic birds, enjoy a day in the snorkelling pool and ride the Turtle Twister waterslide. A free shuttle from Seven Mile Beach is available. SEE PAGES 66-67 • Go Horseback Riding along Barkers Beach or in the water for a unique experience with Coral Stone Stables (SEE PAGE 69) or Spirit of the West (SEE PAGE 70). The latter even offers moonlit rides. No previous experience is required.

• Explore West Bay’s Cycling Trails with West Bay Loop. Enjoy a guided tour or rent a bike. The trails are flat and mostly traffic free. Call: (345) 939 0911. • Take the Flavour Tour for a guided dining adventure around Camana Bay. Enjoy small plates and featured wine or cocktail pairings for a fun and very sociable culinary evening. SEE PAGE 102 • Blue Iguana Safari Meet Grand Cayman’s famous “Blue Dragons” behind the scenes at the breeding facility at the Botanic Park. Tours are held at 11am Monday to Saturday except on days when it rains. A guide will explain how the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme was able to bring this endangered

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species back from the brink of extinction and they will introduce you to the star breeders. SEE PAGE 140 • Check out the Cool Cars at the Cayman Motor Museum. Take a historical tour of the motoring world and see over 80 vintage cars including Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, Jaguars and more. • Take a Helicopter Ride for an awesome view of SMB, Stingray City and remote areas of Cayman with Cayman Islands Helicopters. SEE PAGE 128 • Visit the Crystal Caves Local guides take you through the surrounding tropical forest and around the network of caverns culminating with a visit to a crystal clear underground lake. Call (345) 925 3001 to arrange a visit.

• Splash around at Starfish Cay Water Park located at The Ritz-Carlton. Kids will love the water slides and fountains. Purchase a pass for a day of fun! • Cook ‘Cayman Style’ Learn to cook Caribbean and other cuisine styles with one of the Island’s acclaimed chefs at Bon Vivant (345) 623 2665. • Sample Beer, Rum or Wine Take a tour of the Cayman Islands Brewery or visit Cayman Spirits Company Distillery. Try wine tasting at West Indies Wine Company and sample some of the 80 different wines on offer. SEE PAGE 109 • Crazy Golf is great for young golfing enthusiasts. Cayman Crazy Golf is located next to Deckers Restaurant on Seven Mile Beach. This 18-hole mini-golf course is fun for all the family. CI$6 per round for children 12 years and under and CI$10 for adults. • Dining with a Twist View tarpon feeding every evening at 7.30pm at the Lobster Pot (SEE PAGE 126) and twice daily, 7.30pm and 9pm, at The Wharf (345) 949 2231. Kids will love this feeding frenzy!


Best Free Stuff • The Beach is without a doubt Cayman’s

best natural resource and it provides an easy way to keep the whole family entertained. From building sand castles along Seven Mile Beach to combing shores further afield, any time on the beach is time well spent. • Dart Family Park on South Church Street overlooks the water and is a refreshing stop for the kids to let off some steam. It has a lot of shaded grassy areas as well as children’s climbing frames, slides, cabanas and restroom facilities. • Camana Bay is a great option with two fountains to play in, the observation tower to climb, a harbour island and landscaped courtyards to explore. SEE PAGES 100-109 • Try Diving for free with Ambassador Divers. They’ll teach you the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive, before testing them out in the swimming pool. SEE PAGE 56

• Meet the Locals and learn about Cayman’s home grown produce and traditional dishes at the Farmer’s Markets at Camana Bay on Wednesdays or the Market at the Cricket Grounds on Monday-Saturday. • Peruse Local Art at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The 9,000sq ft space is home to the permanent collection of Cayman’s most prominent artists. • Take a Walking Tour of downtown George Town. See Cayman’s capital, the fishermen on the harbour, do some dutyfree shopping and find some interesting landmarks. See page 116 for details. • Get off the Beaten Track and explore some of the less-frequented beaches in East End. Jump in a car and discover some well-hidden coastline and terrain. See the Eastern Districts section on pages 130.

Wet Weather Should you experience a rainy day in Cayman, then don’t fear, we have plenty of wet weather ideas. Visit www.explorecayman.com/ rainy-day-options to find out more!

• Ride the Slide at Margaritaville. Enjoy some casual dining and sip cocktails in the swim up bar while the kids ride the rooftop waterslide. SEE PAG • Beach Volleyball Nets on Seven Mile Public Beach are available for use throughout the week or grab a drink and watch local teams play every Sunday. • Historical Bodden Town Start at Bodden Town Park and explore the area that incorporates a playground, caboose and a small Caymanian-style house. • Hike the Mastic Trail Start in the cool of the morning and follow the two-mile trail. Self-guide leaflets are available from the National Trust’s visitor centre inside Dart Park on South Church Street. (345) 749 1121. • Sunset Sips Sip on cocktails while feasting on Asian-inspired fare beside the Hemingways pool or grab one of their beach chairs to enjoy a Caribbean sunset on the beach! (345) 746 1234.

Top Tip Download the free Explore Cayman app and get the most out of your time in Cayman. The app now includes offline maps of the Cayman Islands, latest event information, activities, tours, discounts and much more. Search for ‘Explore Cayman’ in the Apple store and download the free app today.

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Best Health & Relaxation Beauty Treatments

Holidays are a great time to pamper yourself. Most of the hotels in Cayman have spas that offer a wide range of health and beauty treatments including aromatherapy, massage therapy as well as skin and nail treatments. The Westin (SEE PAGE 80), The Ritz-Carlton (345) 943 9000 and the Kimpton Seafire (345) 746 0000 offer saunas, steam rooms and relaxation rooms, which you can enjoy before and after your treatment. Touch of Thai (345) 949 8989 offers massages and Da Vinci Centre (SEE PAGE 79) offers massages, antiageing treatments, microdermabrasion, facials and more. Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa in Camana Bay (345) 945 1188 offers a range of hair, nail and spa treatments. And out East there is a Le Soleil Spa (345) 946 3338.

Body Fitness There are many places in Cayman where you can get a workout. Gym bunnies should check out Anytime Fitness (345) 946 4748 in Camana Bay, Life Extension (345) 949 3753 or World Gym (345) 949 5132. Other fitness options are yoga at Bliss Living Yoga (345) 949 9642, pilates at Energy (345) 946 6006 and Crossfit Cayman in Camana Bay (345) 929 8450. For mobile personal trainers contact Fitness Connection (345) 949 8485. Cardio Tennis is on offer at The RitzCarlton (345) 943 9000 or improve your game with a private lesson from the pros at the CI Tennis Club (345) 949 9464 or

Cayman Tennis Academy (345) 547 6257. Horse riding is available at Spirit of the West (SEE PAGE 70) or Coral Stone Stables (SEE PAGE 69). Last, but certainly not least, there is the sea and beach. Seven Mile Beach is perfect for a safe sea swim in calm waters and a beach walk or run.

Golf Golf is a popular activity for visitors and residents alike. There are two golf courses on-Island, a nine-hole and an 18-hole. At both courses you can rent clubs and improve your swing with a lesson from the resident pro. You will find the courses are quieter during the week when residents are at work. North Sound Golf Club (SEE PAGE 92) is the 18-hole course with a driving range and two putting greens. The par71, 6,605 yard course has a USGA course rating of 73.1 and a slope of 139. The signature hole, #11, is a long par-3, playing into the wind with the picturesque North Sound as the backdrop. It’s a challenging course with prevailing Caribbean trade winds and water on 15 of the 18 holes. Enjoy the vistas and a cool beverage at the open air bar afterwards. Cheaper twilight rates are available. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Course offers nine-holes on the Greg Norman designed golf course. Players are challenged with five long par fours. You can also try their indoor golf simulator that precisely measures impact and ball flight pattern. Choose from just over 80 virtual courses to play. Top Tip Both golf courses offer cheaper twilight rates, so enjoy a round of golf with a drink in hand as the sun sets.

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Best Cultural Activities The Cayman National Museum is a

great introduction to Cayman’s culture. The Museum houses permanent exhibits, themed displays and artifacts promoting Cayman’s art, traditions and natural history, including boats, furniture, textiles, paintings and ceramics. There is also a simulated submarine ride and a children’s gallery with interesting interactive exhibits. SEE PAGE 127

The Mastic Reserve and Trail is the

largest area of untouched, old growth dry forest remaining on the Island. It represents some of the last remaining examples of the Caribbean’s subtropical, semi-deciduous dry forest and is home to a wide variety of animals unique to the Cayman Islands. Tours are available for CI$24 for adults and CI$12 for children under the age of 12. Minimum of four people per group. (345) 749 1121.

The National Gallery is home to the Cayman Islands’ national art collection. It hosts up to eight exhibitions a year showing a variety of Caymanian and international artists. Admission is free. Located on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. (345) 945 8111. Pedro St. James Castle was built in 1780

and is set in over seven acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Explore the Castle, learn about its history, watch the multimedia show and walk the grounds. SEE PAGE 141

The Mission House is

a unique replica of one of Cayman’s oldest buildings. It showcases original artifacts from the house dating from the 19th century. Uncover Cayman’s history and take a walk back in time to hear about the teachers, preachers and families who lived in the Mission House. CI$8 for adults, CI$4 for children. Tours by appointment only. (345) 749 1121.

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

is a 65-acre site made up of woodland, walking trails, a lake and wetland for wildlife, and a heritage and colour garden. You’ll see butterflies, birds, turtles and the endangered Blue Iguana. SEE PAGE 140

Mind’s Eye Tour The Cayman National Cultural Foundation offers tours of Mind’s Eye - The Visionary World of Miss Lassie. Tour the house where the celebrated Caymanian artist, Miss Lassie lived and view her paintings that cover the walls, ceilings and furnishings. CI$8 for adults, CI$4 for children. Visit www.artscayman.org/mind-seye or call (345) 949 5477. Festivals & Events Pirate’s Week

occurs every November with pirates invading Cayman’s shores. Batabano Carnival in May is a kaleidoscope of music, dance and pageantry, culminating in a spectacular street parade. Visit www. explorecayman.com or download the free Explore Cayman app for event listings. Insider Tip Purchase a “Discover the East” Adventure Card at either Pedro St. James or the Botanic Park for CI$16, and receive 20% off admission to both attractions, as well as many other discounts from local businesses in the Eastern Districts. 23


Best Shopping Cayman is such a popular shopping destination that it’s fast becoming known as a Caribbean shopping mecca. Famed for its tax-free shopping status, it attracts thousands of shoppers each year looking to take advantage of cheaper retail prices than can be found in the US or Europe. Duty-free cameras and leather goods are often considerably cheaper. Visitors will also find a wealth of high-end goods such as jewellery, watches, precious stones, antiques and more, all from world-class brands. Top Tip: Cayman’s main shopping area, George Town, can get very busy with cruise ship passengers, so head there after 3pm or on Saturdays when it is much quieter.

Locally Produced Goods

Cayman offers an abundance of high quality locally produced items that make unique gifts and souvenirs. From original paintings, ceramics and underwater photographs to jams, Caymanite and handicrafts, there is something for everyone. Check out the Farmers and Artisans market (Camana Bay), The Craft Market (GT), Cayside Galleries (SEE PAGE 120) and the following stores: Cathy Church’s (SEE PAGE 119), the CI National Museum (SEE PAGE 127) and Pure Art.

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1. Ray-ban Aviators US$160 De Sunglass Man, Island Plaza (SEE PAGE 121 ) & Camana Bay SEE PAGE 106 2. 18k Gold Multicoloured Acorn Pendants by Tamara Comolli U$1500 Balaclava Jewellers in Governors Square. (345) 945 5788. 3. .50 Cts Diamond Earrings CI$287 Rocky’s Diamond Gallery SEE PAGE 123 4. Sea Lily 6 Strand Mother of Pearl Necklace CI$125 Funky Monkey SEE PAGE 82 5. Atomic Aquatics SubFrame Mask CI$98 Divers Supply SEE PAGE 81 6. Ted Green - Banana Orchid Fragrance US$24US60 Kirk Freeport SEE PAGE 122 7. Kirk Freeport Signature Collection Kirk Freeport SEE PAGE 122 8. GoPro Hero 6 Black Edition CI$426.40 Cathy Church’s Photo Centre SEE PAGE 119 9. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller Kirk Freeport SEE PAGE 122 10. Seafolly Silk Market Lace Up Halter Maillot One Piece CI$177 Sand Angels SEE PAGE 107 11. Chinese Bronze 10 Cash coin issued under Emperor Huizong AD1102-1106 CI$140 Artifacts SEE PAGE 118 12. FOPE Love Nest bracelets from US$4400 Island Jewellers, Camana Bay (SEE PAGE 106) or Island Plaza, George Town. SEE PAGE 121

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Best Restaurants Known as the ‘Culinary Capital of the Caribbean’, Cayman has some fantastic restaurants to choose from. Here are some of our recommendations, and for the best Island restaurant guide, grab a copy of the Good Taste magazine. For reviews, full menus, exclusive promotions and online reservations, visit www.caymangoodtaste.com.

Gourmet Gourmet Seafood

SMB

Agua Restaurant V

949 2482

Incredible seafood including ceviches and tiraditos

SMB

Ave

746 4111

Mediterranean dishes infused with local flavours

SMB

Beach House (SEE PAGE 83)

945 3800

Delicious cuisine, romantic setting, award winning chef

SMB

Blue Cilantro

945 4372

Fine dining east meets west fusion cuisine

SMB

Blue by Eric Ripert

943 9000

Elegant AAA five star seafood restaurant

GT

Brasserie (SEE PAGE 124)

945 1815

Stylish and elegant with good food

WB

Calypso Grill

949 3948

Romantic, fun, atmospheric with delicious food

WB

Catch (SEE PAGE 68)

814 0186

Freshly caught seafood. International, Caribbean flair

WB

Cracked Conch (SEE PAGE 64-65)

945 5217

Great food, sunsets, sea views and more

GT

Grand Old House

949 9333

Old world charm with an oceanfront view

ED

Kaibo Upstairs (SEE PAGE 138)

947 9975

Delicious food, chic, in a fabulous setting

SMB

Veranda

949 0088

Locally caught fish simply done at the Marriott

SMB

Wharf (The)

949 2231

Destination restaurant overlooking the water

Caribbean & Mediterranean Cuisine Coastal Cuisine

Elegant Indo-Caribbean Seafood

Gourmet Fusion

Continental Seafood Seafood

Caribbean Fusion

European and New World Inventive Caribbean Beachside Fish Grill

Continental Caribbean

Pan-Asian

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Chinese

China Village

945 3490

SMB

Hemingways (SEE PAGE 87)

746 1234

CAM

Mizu V

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Pani Indian Kitchen

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Authentic Indian cuisine with a modern twist

SMB

Southern Spice

949 5550

Simple, fresh, flavourful and colourful Indian cuisine

SMB

Taikun

815 6912

Quality sushi and the island’s largest sake selection

SMB

Thai Orchid

949 7955

SMB

Wok-N-Roll

949 0168

Cuisine from East and Southeast Asia

SMB

Yoshi Sushi

943 9674

Japanese Cuisine

GT

Unique blend of Cantonese, Chinese and Caribbean

Asian Fusion and Beach Bar Modern take on Asian cuisine

Pan Asian

Japanese, sushi, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese

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Japanese Cuisine & Sushi

Thai Cuisine with Sushi Bar

Very good Thai food and sushi. Nice setting Asian fusion cuisine in a cosy setting Sushi and Asian dishes

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Local Traditional Caribbean Fare

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Boggy Sand Cafe

640 0009

Caribbean dishes prepared with fresh local produce

GT

Caribbean Kitchen

916 1245

Traditional food served at the Old Gaol Cafe

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Czech Inn Grill

923 1986

Fresh local and European-inspired daily dishes

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Eastern Star Bar & Fish Fry

526 5945

Wonderful fried fish served on the beach

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Grape Tree Cafe

324 5860

Traditional fish fry, chicharrón with gorgeous oceanviews

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Heritage Kitchen

916 0444

Traditional fish fry, conch soup. Open till 10pm Saturdays

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Kurt’s Korner

947 8899

Caymanian cuisine and Kurt’s famous stewed turtle

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Over The Edge

947 9568

Fresh seafood and local dishes overlooking the sea

SMB

Pepper’s Bar & Grill

943 3000

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Rankin’s Jerk Centre

947 3155

Authentic Jamaican Jerk in super casual setting

GT

Singh’s Roti

946 7684

Trinidadian rotis and doubles spiced just right

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South Coast Bar & Grill

947 2517

Serves local seafood dishes and Caribbean classics

ED

Vivine’s Kitchen

947 7435

Hearty Caymanian favourites. Stunning seaviews

Caribbean Caymanian Food

Caribbean European Kitchen Caribbean Fish Fry

Beachside Fish Shack Fish Fry Shack

Authentic Caymanian Traditional Seafood

Jerk & Barbeque Smokehouse Authentic Jamaican Jerk, barbeque

Jerk Smokehouse

Casual Trinidadian Café

Casual Caribbean Cuisine Authentic Caymanian

Bar Fare Bar Food Popular Bar

Bar Crudo

946 9000

Great drinks, delicious seafood and a harbour view

SMB

Fidel Murphy’s

949 5189

Classic pub fare and ales. Warm friendly atmosphere

CAM

KARoo

946 6633

Cosmopolitan urbanism meets Caribbean charm

SMB

Lone Star (SEE PAGE 88)

945 5175

Texan-style ribs and other hearty favourites. Fun bar

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Macabuca (SEE PAGE 65)

945 5217

Fun, waterfront bar with easy dining

Margaritaville

949 6274

Fun Jimmy Buffett themed restaurant with waterslide

My Bar at Sunset House

949 7111

Family friendly, laid back place on the water

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South West Collective

946 3004

Simple, wholesome food and fresh fruity cocktails

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Tortuga Beach Grill & Bar

945 3800

Healthy options, grill and pizza oven on the beach

SMB

Whiskey Mist

326 2056

Irish themed pub with live music and dancing

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Irish Pub

Small Plates & Tapas Texas Roadhouse Tiki Bar

Restaurant, Bar and Shop International

Social Club Style Café & Bar Beach Grill

Popular Irish Pub

Steakhouse Steakhouse Steakhouse

SMB

Seven

943 9000

Elegant steakhouse. Part of the Ritz-Carlton

SMB

Copper Falls Steakhouse

945 4755

Popular steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef

SMB

YARA

640 6411

Chic steakhouse and sophisticated cocktails

Steakhouse Steakhouse

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Fast Casual Mediterranean Kebab

Al La Kebab

943 4343

Good value, healthy kebabs, skewers and salads

Brasserie Market

945 1815

Fresh and organic produce. Serves breakfast and lunch.

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Bread & Chocolate V

946 6239

Modern, responsible, delicious vegan food

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Burger Shack

949 2867

SMB

Chicken! Chicken!

945 2290

SMB

Eats Cafe

943 3287

SMB

Fresh Kitchen & Coffee

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Full of Beans

943 2326

Gino’s Pizzeria (SEE PAGE 86)

943 3663

Greenhouse (The) V

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SMB

Island Naturals V

945 2252

CAM

Jessie’s Juice V

949 2012

SMB

Lauren’s

946 7745

SMB

Sunshine Grill

946-5848

CAM

Waterfront (The)

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Casual Café

Vegan Bistro

Gourmet Burgers

Freshly prepared, custom made burgers to go

Wood Roasted Chicken

Delicious, inexpensive wood oven-roasted chicken

American Diner

Huge menu and affordable prices

Quick & Casual Café

All-day breakfasts, healthy lunches and quality coffee

Artsy Café

Feel the happiness. Great food and atmosphere

Pizza and more

New York style pizza, with outdoor seating

Casual George Town Café Gluten free, paleo friendly options

Gluten Free Vegan Café

Scrumptious eats for vegans. Fresh juices daily

Vegetarian/Vegan Café

Vegan/vegetarian food, juices and smoothies

Casual Café

Delicious creations served with a big heart

Casual Restaurant and Bar Famous for their fish tacos!

Urban Diner

Trendy diner, great family option, great prices

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Italian

SMB

Andiamo

943 9000

Family-friendly restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton

SMB

Bàcaro

749 4800

Great food and gorgeous views

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Casanova Restaurant

949 7633

Lively atmosphere in downtown George Town

SMB

Edoardo's

945 4408

Warm and atmospheric with great food

ED

Italian Kitchen

949 8210

Good Italian restaurant in East End

GT

Le Vele

233 8353

Upscale restaurant on the waterfront

ED

Lighthouse (The) (SEE PAGE 139)

947 2047

Stunning water view. Sit on their dock if possible

SMB

LUCA (SEE PAGE 89)

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Innovative and stylish with great seafood

SMB

Ragazzi (SEE PAGE 90)

945 3484

Always busy with consistently good food

WB

Ristorante Pappagallo

949 1119

A destination restaurant in a very romantic setting

Italian Tapas Italian

Italian

Italian

Italian

Italian

Italian & Seafood Italian & Seafood Italian

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International Contemporary Caribbean

CAM

Abacus (SEE PAGE 108)

623 8282

Stylish food. Eat outside if possible

SMB

Anchor & Den

949 0088

Internationally inspired comfort food at the Marriott

SMB

Avecita

746 4111

Spanish tapas-inspired dishes at the Kimpton

CAM

Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta (The)

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Pasta and pizza with an international flair

SMB

Casa 43

949 4343

Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

SMB

Cimboco

947 2782

Fun, enjoyable, non-pretentious restaurant

WB

Commodore (The)

623 5100

International restaurant with a water view

SMB

Craft

640 0004

Speciality and artisanal beers. Bar food done well

Da Fish Shack

947 8126

Good value, local restaurant on the waterfront

SMB

Duke’s (SEE PAGE 84)

640 0000

Affordable, laid-back dining in a rustic setting

SMB

Deckers

945 6600

Contemporary food with a double decker bus bar

SMB

Ferdinand’s (SEE PAGE 85)

945 3800

Breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner overlooking SMB

GT-D

Guy Harvey's Restaurant & Bar (SEE PAGE 125)

946 9000

Atmospheric, inexpensive French & Caribbean seafood

GT

GT Yacht Club

947 4892

Wonderful, relaxed island-style waterfront dining

ED

Kaibo Bar & Grill (SEE PAGE 138)

947 9975

Fabulous laid-back atmosphere, toes in sand stuff

SMB

Legendz Classic Grille

943 3287

Bar fare with sports TVs

GT

Lobster Pot (SEE PAGE 126)

949 2736

Waterfront seafood restaurant with a outside deck

SMB

Morgan’s

946 7049

Alfresco dining. Simply prepared local seafood

SMB

Prima

945 6358

ED

Rum Point Club

947 9412

Bar and restaurant in fabulous waterfront setting

GT

SeaHarvest

945 1383

Popular favourites and a great curry menu

ED

Tukka

947 2700

Unique cuisine, fresh seafood and more

WB

VIVO Café & Restaurant

GT

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Beach House Dining Tapas/Small Plates

Italian-American Cuisine Mexican

Contemporary Caribbean

World Cuisine. Caribbean Flair Artisanal Beer Bar Fresh Fish Daily

Seafood & Rib Shack International

Caribbean Casual French/Seafood

International & Caribbean Fusion Classic Beach Bar Sports Lounge

749 8486

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Steak & Seafood Seafood

Beachfront Restaurant & Bar Located above Royal Palms

Contemporary International International & Indian

Australian Caribbean Fusion Sustainable Restaurant

Farm-to-table, organic, healthy food

V . . . . . Vegetarian/Vegan Menus GT . . . . .George Town Area SMB. . . . Seven Mile Beach WB . . . . .West Bay

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Best After Dark ACTIVITIES • Cooking Classes The Lighthouse (SEE PAGE 139) and Bon Vivant (345) 623 2665 offer lively cooking classes. • Mini Golf There is an 18-hole mini golf course beside Deckers. Open 5pm-10pm daily. CI$6 for children under the age of 12 years old and CI$10 for adults. • Open Canvas Every Wednesday night artists are welcome to paint on canvas at KARoo with a special guest host each week. 7pm-9pm. (345) 946 6633. • Salsa Dancing On Tuesdays The Wharf offers a free Salsa lesson from 9.30pm-10pm. You can then continue Salsa dancing to a live DJ until 12.45am. (345) 949 2231. • Tenpin Bowling At King’s Sport Centre (345) 946 2695. Call or visit their website for operating hours and rates. • Trivia Show off your random knowledge and win prizes at the Lone Star’s Trivia Night. Every Tuesday, 8pm-10pm. (345) 945 5175. SEE PAGE 88 • Wine Tasting West Indies Wine Company regularly hosts wine tasting events led by a sommelier. SEE PAGE 109

ENTERTAINMENT • After Dinner Wind down the evening with a drink at any of the following places: Abacus, Bar Crudo, Catch, George Town Yacht Club, Hemingways, Kaibo, Lobster Pot, Macabuca, West Indies Wine Co. or YARA. Bars stay open late on Friday but they close at midnight on Saturday. • Cinema Camana Bay has six screens showing the latest releases. During the summer they screen a family movie every Tuesday outdoors in Gardenia Court (SEE PAGES 100-109). The Ritz– Carlton also shows family friendly movies nightly at their outdoor cinema. • Late Bars & Nightclubs Try Barolo at Edoardo‘s (345) 945 4408, Calico Jack’s (345) 945 7850, O Bar (345) 943 6227 and Whiskey Mist (345) 326 2056, where you can party 30

‘til 3am or Lillie’s nightclub (345) 326 2056. Mic’ Nights Sit back and enjoy the local artists or even perform yourself! Tuesdays at Calico Jack’s (345) 945 7850 and Wednesdays at Lone Star. (345) 945 5175. SEE PAGE 88 • Full Moon Kaibo hosts its Luna del Mar monthly event on the beach with delicious food and live music (SEE PAGE 138). Enjoy cocktails and live music every full moon at Catch (SEE PAGE 68). Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co. offers full moon paddle board excursions (SEE PAGE 96) or try a moonlight horseback ride along Barker’s Beach with Spirit of the West. SEE PAGE 70

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TOURS • Bioluminescence

Tour See this phenomenon which is present in only a handful of locations around the world. Contact Cayman Kayaks, Cayman Sea Elements, Crazy Crab or The Sweet Spot to book a tour. • Sunset Cruise Watch the sun go down with either Cayman Luxury Charters, Cayman Sea Elements, Charter Cayman, Five Star Cruises, Ocean Frontiers, Point Blue Sailing and White Sand Water Sports. • Sunset Helicopter Tour For a truly memorable experience take a sunset helicopter ride and land in style at the RitzCarlton or Camana Bay for dinner. SEE PAGE 128 • Night Diving Experience the magical underwater world as the sun goes down. Contact the dive operators listed on page 54. • Night Fishing Go reef fishing with Oh Boy Charters from 6pm-9pm. (345) 945 5033

Event Calendar

For more after dark entertainment ideas see the events calendar on www.explorecayman.com

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Best Live Music

Top Tip For up-to-date information on more live music in Cayman, download the free ‘Explore Cayman’ app. Search for ‘Explore Cayman’ in the Apple app store and download it today.

Cayman has a dynamic and diverse music scene with local artists performing in a variety of musical styles. From Calypso style bands to internationally inspired resident DJs, there is something to please everyone. Due to Cayman’s laws, live music is not permitted on Sundays.

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Hemingways Industry Mondays plus live DJ spinning tunes from 3pm-close. Wyndham Reef Resort Enjoy live music by Bona Fide overlooking the water. 6.30pm-9pm.

Anchor & Den, Marriott Beach Resort Live DJ every Friday. 7pm-10pm. Bar Crudo Live DJ music overlooking the waterfront. From 6pm. Barolo Live DJ playing popular music until 2am. Deckers Hi Tide performs Caribbean music. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Grand Old House Enjoy the sounds of Trinity playing original music and covers. 6pm-8pm. Hemingways Live DJ spinning tunes from 3pm. Lone Star Live Music Fridays featuring a new band every week. 8pm-12am. Silver Palm Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Enjoy pop tunes from the resident DJ every Friday 9pm-1.30am. The Wharf On the last Friday of every month let loose at ‘Boogie Night’s’ featuring 70’s disco and 80’s classics. From 9.30pm-1.30am.

TUESDAY Kaibo Enjoy a Caribbean Beach BBQ, complete with live music from Bona Fide. 6pm-9pm. Cayman Ferries offer a water taxi for CI$20 round trip. Call (345) 325 7777. Wyndham Reef Resort Enjoy live Caribbean music by Lammie. 6.30pm-9pm. The Wharf Live music from 9pm and free salsa lessons from 9.30pm-12.30am.

WEDNESDAY Barolo Live acoustic music featuring up-and coming local artists. 9pm-late. Hemingways DJ or local bands play 7pm-10pm. Lone Star Jam Night with live music 9pm-12pm. Royal Palms Party to live music. From 9pm. Veranda, Marriott Beach Resort Local band, Hi-Tide, performs live 5.30pm-10pm.

THURSDAY Anchor & Den, Marriott Beach Resort Live Flamenco music and dancing. 7pm-10pm. Bar Jack, The Ritz-Carlton Live band 5pm -8pm November-May and 4pm-7pm JuneOctober. Deckers Hi Tide performs Caribbean music. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Grand Old House Tu Suite performs laid back hits from the 20th century to the present day. 6pm-8pm. Hemingways Live DJ from 3pm-close plus free Latin salsa lessons from 9.30pm-10pm.

SATURDAY Deckers Hi Tide performs Caribbean music. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Calico Jacks Live DJ playing from 9pm-12am. Grand Old House Eugenio Leon plays the Spanish harp every Saturday. From 6pm-10pm. Hemingways DJ or local bands play 7pm-10pm every Saturday night. Bring the kids to play in the pool during the day and stay for dinner. Royal Palms Lounge DJ accompanied by a different live musician each week. High season only. 6pm-12am. The Wharf Barefoot Man with Sea N’B perform live, singing a blend of calypso, reggae and country every Saturday. From 8pm-11pm. Veranda, Marriott Beach Resort Enjoy Local bands overlooking the sea. 6.30pm-9.30pm.

Every Day! Catch live Caribbean music nightly at sunset, at Tortuga Beach Bar, located in the Westin Beach Resort & Spa. (Excludes Sundays). 31


Getting Around DRIVING

SCOOTER & BICYCLE RENTALS

In Cayman we drive on the left. Bear in mind the following: • You may turn left on a red light, but only after a full stop; • The central lane is there to navigate across traffic but is NOT for overtaking; • Give way to traffic approaching on the right on roundabouts. Do not stop on the roundabout and indicate before exiting the roundabout; • Four way stops operate on the basis that whoever arrives first, proceeds first; • Drinking and driving laws are strictly enforced; • The minimum age for driving is 17; • It is illegal to use cell phones to talk or text while driving; • Breaking the speed limit will result in a fine. If you are a visitor and you will be renting a car then you will be issued with a Visitor’s Permit (CI$16) by the car rental company. If you are visiting family/friends and will be driving a privately owned car then you must have a valid overseas driving licence and the car must be insured for you to drive it. You do not need to obtain a Visitor’s Permit to be driving legally. The Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing Department is located at 990 Crewe Road, (345) 945 8344 (take your passport and domestic driving licence along). Please refer to the up-to-date and accurate maps in this magazine to find your way around the Island.

Grand Cayman: Cayman Auto Rentals (345)

CAR RENTALS

Rental prices start at about CI$18 per day, not including insurance and other charges. Grand Cayman: Alamo (345) 945 7368 and Economy & Discount Cars (345) 949 9550. Brac: B&S Motor Ventures (345) 948 1646, CB Rental (345) 948 2424 and Four D’s (345) 948 1599. Little Cayman: McLaughlins (345) 948 1000. 32

949 1013 has bicycles for US$15 that can be hired from 7.30am-5pm and scooters for US$60. Bicycles can be rented from West Bay Loop (345) 939 0911. Cayman Brac: No scooter rentals are available. Little Cayman: Scooten Scooters Rentals (345) 916 4971 or www.scootenscooters.com.

TAXIS Fares are set by the Government with fares based on 1–3 passengers. For each additional passenger over three, one third of the fare is added. Between the hours of midnight and 6am, 25% of the fare is added. In very bad weather and when there is flooding many taxis add 25%. The minimum fare, for any journey under 2.2km, is CI$8. We recommend that you confirm the fare before you get into the taxi and discuss additional charges. Sample fares for up to three passengers are:

Airport – Central George Town CI$12 Airport – Marriott Hotel & Resort CI$15 Airport – Bodden Town CI$35 Airport – East End CI$69 George Town & SMB: Truly Blessed Taxi (345) 517 2274, Ace (345) 814 0159, Super Cabs (345) 888 8888 and Crown (345) 916 0111. Eastern Districts: McCurley’s (345) 947 9626 (North Side) and Parrot Taxis (345) 329 1558 (Bodden Town). Brac: D&M Taxi Services (345) 916 7226, Maple Taxi Services (345) 939 6676.

HOMESAFE HomeSafe can drive your car anywhere you want to go. They will come to meet you, put their scooter in the back of your car and drive you home safely. They’re a great alternative to taxis. (345) 326 7233.

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Grand Cayman’s Bus System Approximate bus running times

Monday–Thursday 6am–11pm Friday and Saturday 6am–1am A limited service operates on Sundays. For a small additional fee of CI$1–$3, it

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WB3 - Purple - Every 15 Minutes Cayman Turtle Centre, Hell

4A/4B - Bright Blue - Every 30 Minutes 4A Government Hospital, Field of Dreams Sports Complex, University College of the 4B Cayman Islands

7B - Light Green - Every 15 Minutes Smith Cove, Mind’s Eye, Pedro St. James 7B Castle, Bodden Town Public Beach, Gun Square, Wreck of the Ten Sails, Colliers Beach, Botanic Park 8A - Orange - Every 15 Minutes

8A Bodden Town Public Beach, Gun Square, Botanic Park, Cayman Kai 8B - Light Green - Every 15 Minutes Smith Cove, Mind’s Eye, Pedro St. James 8B Castle, Bodden Town Public Beach, Gun Square, Botanic Park, Cayman Kai 9A - Dark Blue - Every 15 Minutes

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Best Boating Spending time on Cayman’s beautiful waters is the high point of any visitor’s itinerary and rightly so! The calm, crystal clear waters with a cooling breeze make perfect boating conditions as you cruise across the sea. The majority of boat trips tour the North Sound, a 35 square mile area of water protected by the reef, which ensures calm waters and great snorkelling opportunities. It is also home to the world famous Stingray City.

Boat Trips

Popular Itineraries

When it comes to considering what type of boat trip you’d like to go on, there are several factors to consider such as whether to opt for a private or group tour, whether to spend a full or half day on the water, where to stop for lunch and much more. A private charter gives you flexibility to set your own itinerary. Choose what time you set off, where you go, for how long and where to eat lunch. It’s completely up to you. You might even get access to boat toys such as tubes, water skis and wakeboards. Best of all, you get to enjoy the whole experience with just your friends and family. A group tour will mean you have to follow a set itinerary; however, the costs will be much lower. Boats are well-equipped and comfortable and you might even make a few new friends on your trip! Most charters, whether private or not, will provide a free pick-up/drop-off service in the Seven Mile Beach area, snorkelling gear and complimentary water, ice and snacks.

Stingray City See the Stingray City section on the opposite page for more details on Cayman’s number one attraction! Starfish Point A beautiful calm beach where you will find plenty of starfish. The sea here is warm, shallow and perfect for kids. Make sure not to remove the starfish from the water – it will kill them. Snorkelling Stop A snorkelling stop along the reef, such as at Fisherman’s Reef or Coral Gardens, should not be missed. You‘ll find incredible visibility, an abundance of tropical fish and healthy coral. You might even spot the resident moray eel. Reef Fishing Experience the thrill of catching reef fish fairly easily. Most charters practise catch and release so the next family can also enjoy the fun too. Lunch! Enjoy a Caribbean lunch and marinated conch (when in season) with Captain Marvin’s (SEE PAGES 38-39). Alternatively, refuel at Kaibo (SEE PAGE 138) or Rum Point; both are laid back beach bars with exceptional food and drinks. Or try waterfront restaurants Catch (SEE PAGE 68) or Morgan’s for their seafood. For casual waterfront dining try George Town Yacht Club or a relaxed mid-day lunch at Camana Bay. Ample dock space and water-side seating make it a perfect stop.

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Stingray City The world famous Stingray City is an absolute “must-do” for any visitor to Cayman and is often described as the experience of a lifetime. Stingray City is home to approximately 90 Southern Stingrays. These wild, gentle and graceful creatures roam free and even the most seasoned traveller will be enchanted by this incredible experience. History In years gone by, local fishermen would anchor their boats in the calm shallow water inside the reef while they gutted their catch and threw scraps overboard. Over time, Southern Stingrays came to realise there were free meals daily in certain spots in the North Sound and so they returned day after day. Today, dozens of rays continue to visit the two sites, although nowadays it is mostly divemasters and boat captains who feed them squid. Stingray City & The Sandbar There are in fact two separate sites: Stingray City lies in 12 feet of water, so is ideal for snorkellers and divers; indeed, it is often billed as the best 12 foot dive in the world. Stingray City Sandbar is where the majority of visitors are taken to. Here the water is just two to four feet deep, so even non-swimmers can safely stand in the shallow water, surrounded by stingrays. The sandbar is suitable for all ages and offers the best photo opportunities.

Fishing Fishing is a year round sport in the Cayman Islands, with the choice of reef, deep sea and shore fishing. With a plentiful supply of fish, experienced fishers and novices alike will return to shore happy with their catch! Reef Fishing Grand Cayman is surrounded by a reef which is home to an abundance of tropical fish. Reef fishing is a great activity for the whole family as even the youngest fishers are almost guaranteed success. Expect to reel in yellowtail, snapper, blue runner, bar jack and barracuda. In season, you can dive for conch and lobster. Deep Sea Fishing The joy of deep sea fishing in Cayman is that the drop off is only a quarter of a mile from shore where depths reach 800m. Not far after that, the Cayman Trench extends down to 20,000 feet where the sea is teeming with fish life. Expect to catch wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi (dolphin fish), barracuda and blue marlin weighing over 20lbs. The heaviest fish ever caught in Cayman waters was a 250lb blue marlin! Wahoo season runs from November-March and tuna from MarchJune. Marlin and mahi mahi are plentiful throughout the year. Fishing trips tend to leave around 7am and some tour operators will serve lunch on board. Shore Fishing Anyone is allowed to fish from the shore but the practice of catch and release is encouraged. Fishing Trips & Charters Contact Captain Marvin’s, Frank’s Watersports and Oh Boy Charters for group fishing charters. Charter Cayman, Cayman Luxury Charters, Crazy Crab and Five Star Charters all offer private reef fishing. www.ExploreCayman.com

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About the Stingrays Southern Stingrays are large creatures. Their wingspans can reach two metres across, however, males are noticeably smaller than females. Their wings are soft and silky and feel like velvet as they brush past you. Stingrays are incredibly gentle animals and their instinct is to flee from danger. The poisonous sting in their tail is only used for defensive purposes, mainly against sharks, which are their only predators in the open water outside the reef. Interacting with the Stingrays When you reach Stingray City your crew will explain how to interact with the rays and put you at ease. You may touch the rays and will even get a chance to feed them their favourite dish: squid. After the rays get a whiff of the squid and swim towards you, it can feel intimidating, but as they vacuum it off your hand (remember to keep your thumbs tucked in) you’ll fall in love with these amazing animals and will not want to leave the water! You may even be tempted to give your favourite stingray a kiss – if you do, you will be rewarded with seven years of good luck!

Insider Tip

For a completely different perspective, take a tour with Cayman Islands Helicopters. (SEE PAGE 128) As you fly above the North Sound you will see a fever of rays in the clear water. If you crave an adrenaline rush then check out Action Watersports, Fantasea Cayman or the The Sweet Spot’s Jet Ski tours. Or fly high above the water with Cayjet or White Sand Watersport’s hydro flights. 36

Top tip: Stingray City can get quite busy especially when there are a lot of cruise ships in Grand Cayman. You will find it is quieter after 3pm and on the weekends. Safety note: Please respect the animals and note that lifting the stingrays out of the water is seriously discouraged. Wearing fins is prohibited and when in the water you should practice the “Stingray Shuffle”, to avoid stepping on any sleeping rays.

Bioluminescence

Cayman is lucky enough to be one of just a handful of places worldwide where you can experience the Bioluminescence phenomenon. Bioluminescence is the emission of light by living organisms that live in the water. The concentration of these organisms in the bay is so high that when the water is disturbed it glows brightly. Cayman Kayaks (SEE PAGES 136-137), Cayman Sea Elements (SEE PAGE 95), Crazy Crab (SEE PAGES 42) and The Sweet Spot (SEE PAGE 39) offer evening tours so you can witness this wonderful seelight show!

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Protecting Cayman’s Coral

Most sunscreen contains oxybenzone, an ingredient that is proving toxic to coral reefs around the world. Recent studies have shown that the sunscreen we lather on - all 6,000 – 14,000 tonnes of it - remains in the ocean long after we are gone. It is estimated that 25% of the sunscreen we apply is dispersed into the ocean in the first 20 minutes of us entering. This is causing numerous problems to an already fragile ecosystem, causing it to recently be declared the third biggest threat to coral reefs worldwide. Oxybenzone has been found to be mutating the DNA of coral, having a similar effect on DNA as gasoline would. It harms the coral’s immune system and reproductivity often making it completely sterile. This infertility, paired with the fact that oxybenzone causes the outer skin of coral to turn to bone, has made scientists label

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heavily affected areas “zombie reefs”. An image that is a far cry from what we imagine coral to be. These alarming new discoveries prompted researchers to try and ban oxybenzone sunscreens altogether, but until then there are many reef-friendly options: look for sunscreens that contain non-nanonized titanium oxide or zinc oxide and avoid sunscreens with oxybenzone or spray sunscreens. Eco-friendly brands such as Sun Bum, which can be bought locally, allow us to protect our skin whilst also protecting the coral reefs. Also consider wearing a sun top to protect yourself from the sun. As an Island that cherishes its coral reefs, we hope our visitors will too (for many that is what brought you down here!) so please consider what is in your sunscreen before entering our magnificent ocean.

Fishing Trips Other Sunset Snorkelling Reef Fishing Deep Sea Fishing Cruise Night Tours Private Fishing Private Private Group

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Action Watersports (Waverunner tour) p93 Ambassador Divers (Snorkelling) p56 Captain Marvin’s p38-39 Cayman Luxury Charters p40 Cayman Sea Elements p95

Charter Cayman p41 Crazy Crab p42 Don Foster’s p57 Fantasea Cayman (Jet ski tour) p97 Five Star Charters p43 Frank’s Watersports p44 Ocean Frontiers p142 Point Blue Sailing p45 Tours Cayman p46 Wall to Wall p59 White Sand Water Sports p143

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www.captainmarvins.com www.sweetspotwatersports.com www.caymaninanutshell.com www.caymanferries.com

HI G HL IG H TS • 2 & 3-stop stingray/snorkel trips • Stingray/snorkel/lunch trips • Reef and deep sea fishing • Mangrove & Bio Bay tours • Jet-ski Stingray City Tours • Dophin Discovery Experiences • Cayman Ferries to Kaibo • Hell/Turtle Centre island tours

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• Standup paddleboarding tours • Masks, snorkels, fins provided

DE TA IL S 2-Stop Stingray/Snorkel Tours US$40/adult, US$30/child 4-11 3-Stop Stingray/Snorkel Tours US$45/adult, US$30/child 4-11 Beach Lunch Stingray/Snorkel US$75/adult, US$55/child 4-11 Stingray, Starfish & Caves Combo 5.5 hours. US$99/adult, US$89/child Reef or Deep Sea Fishing (typically) 8am-12 noon or 1pm-5pm Cayman in a Nutshell US$99/adult, US$79/child 4-11 Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Captain Marvin’s Tel: (345) 945 6975 www.captainmarvins.com Established in 1951 by Captain Marvin Ebanks, who is the ‘granddaddy’ and founder of snorkel trips to Stingray City sandbar. The team at Captain Marvin’s strives to continue his legacy by providing great tours at affordable prices. Stingray/Snorkel Tours Choose between a variety of stingray/snorkel tour options. Visit the stingrays then snorkel the Barrier Reef or the Coral Gardens and choose to have a seafood lunch on the beach. All snorkel equipment is provided. 2-Stop Stingray/Snorkel Tours 2.5 hours, US$40/adult, US$30/child 4-11. Three trips per day – 8.30am, 11.15am and 1.45pm. Monday-Friday only. (Seasonal - please check) 3-Stop Stingray/Snorkel Tours 3 hours, US$45/adults, US$30/child 4-11. Two trips per day, Monday-Friday 10am and 2.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am and 1pm. Beach Lunch Stingray/Snorkel Tours Includes 2 snorkel stops, a visit to the stingrays and a fresh seafood lunch on the beach. Conch dive while in season (Nov-Apr). Monday-Saturday 9.30am-2.30pm. 10 person minimum. US$75/ adult and US$55/child 4-11.

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Stingrays, Starfish & Snorkelling - A more exclusive tour (avg 18-20 people) on a motor catamaran. US$69/adult, US$59/child 4-11. Deep Sea & Reef Fishing Charters With experienced captains who can help you catch big marlin, tuna or wahoo. Half day tours from 8am-12noon or 1pm-5pm. Full days to the outer banks also available. All gear provided.

The Sweet Spot Tel: (345) 925 8129 www.sweetspotwatersports.com Bioluminescence Tour Experience the natural phenomenon of Cayman’s Bio Bay with informative guides. 2 hours, US$55 per person (children under 4 are free). Visit the website for tour dates, times and online bookings. Mangrove Tours Explore by Kayak, SUP or boat with an informative guide who will teach you about this one of a kind ecosystem. Standup Paddleboarding A variety of boards are available for short or long term rentals. Lessons are also available.

Jet-ski Stingray City Tours Enjoy a 2-stop guided tour to Stingray City with snorkelling stops. US$125 single rider, or US$175 for a double rider. Daily at 10.30am and 12.30pm. Hourly jet-ski rentals are also available Sun-Fri.

Cayman in a Nutshell Tel: (345) 526 8687 www.caymaninanutshell.com Complete ‘Nutshell’ Island Tours Experience all the best highlights that Cayman has to offer from the Turtle Centre to seeing the stingrays and having a wonderful lunch on Seven Mile Beach. Or try the Far Side tour for something completely different. Dolphin Discovery Experiences A variety of packages are available for interaction with the dolphins. Prices US$99- $169 per person.

Cayman Ferries Tel: (345) 325 7777 www.caymanferries.com Offering a ferry service from Camana Bay to Kaibo or Rum Point. Tuesday to Sunday. It offers a nice smooth ride. Times vary and a full schedule can be found on their website. US$25/ adult or US$20/child 5-11. Private charters available. Call for reservations. ES

Stingray, Starfish & Caves Combo Visit Stingray City, Starfish Point and Cayman Crystal Caves (www.caymancrystalcaves.com) 5.5 hour tour, US$99/adult, US$89/child 3-11. Or 3 hour tour of stingrays and starfish only US$59 adults, US$49 kids.

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Tel: (345) 938 2525 www.caymanluxurycharters.com

info@caymanluxurycharters.com

HI G H L IG H TS • Luxury private boat charters • Four glamorous boats • Boats docked at Camana Bay • Speed around Starfish Point using the onboard waverunner • Visit Stingray City and the reef • Fishing, jet skiing and tubing included • Set your own itinerary

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DE TA IL S Details: Morning, afternoon and evening tripsIL available D E TA S La Vida 2017 51’ Leopard Power Catamaran (15 passengers, $50pp surcharge over 15, max of 38) US$595/hr, min 4 hours Cayman Elusion 42’ Sea Ray Sundancer (14 passengers) US$395/hr, min 4 hours Sea Star 40’ Sea Ray Sundancer (12 passengers) US$350/hr, min 4 hours Cayman Evasion 29’ Sea Ray sport yacht (7 passengers) US$275/hr, min 3 hours

PR O M OTIO NS Mention EXPLORE and receive: US$150 off La Vida charters US$100 off Elusion/Sea Star charters US$50 off Evasion charters

For an unforgettable experience on the water look no further than Cayman Luxury Charters. They offer luxury private charters aboard their stunning boats where you’ll enjoy a special day cruising the North Sound. Boats & Watersports Cayman Luxury Charters operate four exceptional boats that provide great fun for the whole family. Three of the boats come with an onboard waverunner and all four offer access to a range of thrilling watersports at no extra cost. Activities include: snorkelling, reef fishing, jet skiing and tubing. Itinerary With a private charter you have the luxury of setting your own itinerary. Options include Stingray City, Starfish Point, touring the mangroves and snorkelling along the reef. You can also stop at a waterfront bar for refreshments - or a beach picnic can be arranged. An evening cruise is particularly special as you relax with a drink in hand watching the sun set. Whatever itinerary you choose, the professional and friendly crew will ensure you have the best day possible. Extras Snorkelling gear is provided plus complimentary water, soft drinks, fruit and snacks. You may bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy onboard. Off season discounted rates from 1st September to 1st November.

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Ch ar t e r Cay ma n P r i v at e B o at C ha r t er s

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www.chartercayman.com

Charter Cayman is the ideal choice for a family adventure. Offering private charters with flexible itineraries and departure times, they also charge per boat, not per person, allowing guests to discover the beauty of the Cayman Islands and creating experiences that are as unique as they are value for money. Charter Cayman is also consistently top-rated on TripAdvisor for excellent service.

Choose Your Itinerary Three, five and seven hour packages available, as well as custom packages on request. Stingray Sandbar Learn how to interact with these beautiful creatures, while snorkelling. Starfish Point Paddle, search for shells, and observe live starfish in their natural habitat. Reef Snorkel Excellent snorkelling, for beginners and more advanced snorkellers alike. Lunch Stop for beachside refreshments (food and drinks not included in the rate).

• Private boat charters for up to ten adults • Great for families and children • Choose your own itinerary • Two boat/pricing options; Tier 1 and Tier 2 • RYA/ICT qualified captain • Complimentary waters, sodas and light snacks • Rated ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor

D ETAILS Private charter packages: (excluding gratuities): Tier 1: 29.5ft (10 people): 3 hours: US$900, 5 hours: US$1,100, 7 hours: US$1,300 Tier 2: 25ft (8 people): 3 hours: US$600, 5 hours: US$800, 7 hours: US$1,000 Payment method: Visa, MC, Discover, Cash

PR O M O T IO NS Book a five hour charter and receive one hour free when you mention EXPLORE at the time of booking (offer excludes Kittiwake). www.ExploreCayman.com www.ExploreCayman.com

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Tier 1 boat is a 32ft Boston Whaler Outrage with seating for 10 adults, a galley with a/c, and bathroom. Tier 2 boat is a 25ft or 26ft v-hull, T-Top power boat with seating for eight adults. All boats come standard with a RYA/ICT qualified captain, masks/ snorkels/fins, safety gear, complimentary waters/sodas/light snacks, ice and food for stingrays.

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CrazyCrabCayman@icloud.com

H IG H L IG H TS • Personalised private boat charters for up to 10 guests • Experience Stingray City and snorkel the Coral Gardens and the Barrier Reef • Visit Starfish Point and the mangrove forests around Booby Cay

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• Enjoy lunch or drinks at dockside restaurants • Daily Charters from 2 - 8 hours • Optional reef fishing, tubing and onboard photographer

D E TA IL S Check availability and book online Payment: All major credit cards, cash Prices: Charters from US$450 Visit website for pricing details and easy online booking

PR OM O T IO NS Book direct with voucher code EXPLORE and receive $50 off any charter.

On your own private pleasure boat with personal crew, let Crazy Crab take you on a day of adventure, experiencing the very best of the sparkling clear marine playground of Grand Cayman. Explore the favourite sites like Stingray City, Coral Gardens and Starfish Point. Snorkel vibrant coral reefs, swim among dazzling fish, feed magnificent rays, hold radiant starfish and cruise mangrove forests. Your captain... your guide Experience the beauty and wonder of Cayman’s marine world on your very own boat with a local captain and guide. The Crazy Crab crew will ensure you have a fantastic, memorable day. This Caymanian familyowned and operated company is not the biggest, but is working hard to be the best. Your boat... your freedom Experience all the amazing sites, but come and go when you want and stay as long as you like. Your boat is perfect for exploring Cayman’s marine wonderland; nimble enough to avoid the crowds and place you in the very best spots. Your schedule... your pace Whether you want to fit in as many activities and sites as possible or set a relaxed pace, your charter will be tailored to you. Swim with the rays, bask in the sun, enjoy a sunset view or an evening visit to Bioluminescence Bay.

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Fiv e S t ar Ch a rters Ex c l u si v e P r i v a t e Bo a t C ha r t er s

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Tel: (345) 925 2101 www.fivestarcharterscayman.com info@fivestarcharterscayman.com

The Five Star Experience They offer time-based options ranging from three to seven hours for you to customise with the perfect blend of activity and relaxation. Welcome aboard champagne, Captain Arthur’s rum punch, soft drinks and light snacks are included with every cruise. If you would like a greater selection of food and beverages or a cruise to a nearby restaurant, please let them know. Ask about their delicious Barbeque-on-the-Boat for full-day cruises. Let the Sea Soothe Your Soul Cut loose with jet skiing, tubing and reef fishing. Snorkel at some of the most stunning reefs and wrecks in the world. Swim with the stingrays at the Stingray Sandbar and hold live starfish at Starfish Point.

HIGHLIGHT S • Design your Five Star day on the glorious, crystal clear blue water

• Perfect for couples, families and friends

• Cruise in their fully outfitted 48’ Sea Ray Sundancer cruiser • Relax on comfortably appointed decks and in an air-conditioned cabin • See the most spectacular sights in Cayman, like Stingray Sandbar and Starfish Point

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Let Five Star Charters set your spirit free with a private boat charter on their luxurious 48’ Sea Ray Sundancer cruiser. Their yacht provides all of the comforts of home including an air-conditioned cabin. All you need is a bathing suit and suncream and they’ve got the rest covered: beach towels, sun gear, snorkelling gear, Jet Ski, light snacks, cold drinks and even a professional photographer as part of their team that will capture your experience as part of your Five Star day. Photo and drone packages will be available for an additional purchase.

• Enjoy snorkelling, jet skiing, tubing and reef fishing • Complimentary snacks and beverages provided • Professional photographer on staff

D ETAILS Operating hours: 7 days a week, 8am-6pm Prices: Check their website for prices www.fivestarcharterscayman.com Payment method: Cash, Debit, Credit

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Safehaven Marina, SMB SMB MAP page 72 25

Office: (345) 945 5491 Cell: (345) 925 2783 www.frankswatersports.ky cptfrank@candw.ky

HI G HL IG H TS • Snorkelling, fishing and Stingray City trips • Well maintained fleet of boats • Specialising in small groups • Over 40 years experience • Safety conscious operation

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• Refreshments and snacks (on ½-day tours)

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• Freshly cooked lunch (on full-day tours)

D E TA IL S Half-Day Snorkel Tours: Stingray City, coral gardens and/or the barrier reef, US$45 per adult, US$35 children 4-10 yrs Full-Day Snorkel Lunch Trips: US$90 per adult, US$55 children 4-10 years Private Snorkel and Combination Snorkel & Reef-Fishing Charters: Half-day US$625, full-day US$1025 (including lunch) Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover and Travellers Cheques

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Captain Frank is proud to welcome repeat guests over and over again on his snorkelling, fishing and Stingray City trips. Putting safety and customer satisfaction first has resulted in loyal customers and numerous referrals. With a fleet of four well-equipped boats ranging from 33ft to 53ft, all fitted with large swim platforms for easy access to the water, plenty of shade, bathroom and changing facilities, guests are assured of comfort and fun in equal proportions. Half-day trips and private charters available. Snorkelling Trips 3 hour boat trip with 2-3 stops: Stingray city Sandbar, Coral Gardens, and/or the barrier reef (if time allows). Daily (with reservation) 9.30am and 1.30pm. Private Boat Charters Choose your own itinerary on a private charter. Half-day trips (4 hours) and fullday trips (6 hours) which includes a freshly cooked lunch. Fishing Charters Reef fishing, bone fishing or tarpon fishing, full and half-day charters for 1-4 people and can be combined with snorkelling stops. Extra people will be an additional cost. Operating Hours Monday-Friday 7.30am-7.30pm. Sunday and Saturday 7.30am-3pm (with advance reservation).

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Cell: (345) 925 7772 www.pointbluesailing.ky dean@pointbluesailing.ky

Point Blue Sailing aims to provide guests with exclusive private charters that can be customised to your needs. Point Blue Sailing is all about building your own unique experience and offering complete flexibility. They only book one tour per day, so you can leave and return when it suits you.

On your trip take in some of the world’s best snorkelling sites, including the world famous Stingray City. When you get peckish, there are a selection of waterfront restaurant options for lunch and dinner, from beach bar to fine dining. Gaucho the Boat Gaucho is a 2009 Beneteau 46ft sail boat, fitted out to the highest standards. It comes with an array of extra amenities intended to make your day with Point Blue Sailing an experience in pampered comfort. Beneteau Oceanis boats are cruising yachts with a contemporary design and features that focus on comfort and sail performance. Day Cruise The sea is your playground for the day! Relax on deck in the sun as you sail across the North Sound or chill out in the fully-shaded cockpit.

HIGHLIGHT S • Luxury private sailing charter for up to 12 guests • Fully shaded cockpit • Day, sunset or dinner cruise available • Offers one charter per day for complete flexibility • Complimentary Wi-Fi, soft drinks and snacks • Complimentary use of quality towels, snorkel gear & sun screen • Guests are allowed to bring their own alcoholic beverages • Visit Stingray City Deep, Booby Cay, Starfish Point and The Reef • Experience real luxury sailing

DETAILS Operating hours: 7 Days a week.Depart and return at your leisure. Morning, lunch, dinner or sunset trips available. Prices: US$250 per hour, min. 4 hours (waived for evening/sunset sails). Pick-up: Available from four locations: Camana Bay, Barcadere Marina, Morgans restaurant and Kaibo. Payment method: Cash, Visa and

MasterCard

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Charters can range from lazy days cruising the North Sound, to blue water sailing in the Caribbean Sea outside the reef of Grand Cayman’s North Sound. Those who book a full day can enjoy a sail around the Island to Seven Mile Beach.

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Tel: (345) 814 0170 www.tourscayman.net sebanks@candw.ky

HI G HL IG H TS • Private charters are available at excellent rates • Snorkelling and stingray stops • Very reasonable rates • Welcoming Caymanian hosts • Fruit punch and water included • Snorkel gear provided

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• Private Island tours available • Free shuttle service to the boat

DE TA IL S Tours run Monday to Saturday Kids’ prices for ages 3 -to12 years old.

Tours Cayman is a local, family owned and operated business with over 20 years’ experience. Their crew, all Caymanians, offer professional and reliable tours, with the added bonus of getting to know some true ‘Island people’. Tours Cayman offer a variety of boat trips with snorkelling stops, as well as land-based tours. You can even customise your excursion, making your day of adventure exactly what you want it to be. Amazing Mondays 3 stops: Stingray Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Starfish Point. Adults US$39/Kids US$28. 2pm-5pm. Aquafest Tuesdays 4 snorkel stops: Stingray Sandbar, Coral Gardens, Starfish Point and Barrier Reef. Adults US$48/Kids US$32. 1pm5pm. Rum Point Wednesdays 4 exciting stops: Stingray Sandbar, Coral Gardens, Starfish Point and Rum Point Beach Break. Adults US$65/Kids US$45. 11.45am-5pm.

Payment method: Cash, Visa and MC

Super Thursdays 4 stops: Stingray Sandbar, Turtle Centre, Coral Gardens and Starfish Point. Adults US$65/Kids US$45. 1pm-5pm.

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ers t a W n a m y Ca on’ts Dos and D Below is a summary of the marine and environmental laws in the Cayman Islands. Any breach of these laws are considered a serious offence and you could face a fine and imprisonment. Boating & Jet Skiing No boating or jet skiing is permitted in designated swim areas (most of these are located along Seven Mile Beach), and you should travel at less than 5mph when your vessel is within 200 yards of the shoreline. When you get farther out, keep a really close look out for people snorkelling and diving. If you approach a boat, assume that people are in the water near it and steer a wide berth around the area. If it is flying a dive flag, you are obliged by law to slow to 5mph and proceed cautiously. Fishing ‘Catch and release’ is encouraged. There is an eight inch minimum on any fish caught and there are very strict rules on which fish cannot be removed from the sea. Visit the www.doe.ky website and see the Conservation Laws tab on protected fish and catch limits. See the Fishing section on page 35 for details on fishing charters. Seasons & Catch Limits Lobster Season: 1st December to 28th February. Lobster Limit: Three per person per day or six per boat per day, whichever is less. Six inch tail size minimum. Spiny lobsters only. Conch Season: 1st November to 30th April. Conch Limit: Five per person per day, ten per boat per day, whichever is less.

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1. Never Swim Alone Always let someone know when you are heading into the water. 2. Know Your Swimming Limitations Cayman has clear calm waters, however always err on the side of caution. If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help. 3. Supervise Children Keep an eye on children at all times. Ensure they wear life jackets, especially in deep water and onboard boats. 4. Recognise When Someone Is In Trouble Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that people expect. When people are struggling to breathe, speech and screaming become secondary. The natural reaction is to extend arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface, as opposed to waving. So be vigilant at all times. 5. Avoid Using Inflatables in Strong Winds A gust of wind could sweep you out of your depth in just a couple of seconds. 6. Don’t Drink & Swim Alcohol slows down your reactions, affects judgment and leads to greater risk taking. 7. Avoid Sunburn See page 48 for sun safety tips. 8. Prevent Dehydration Make sure you drink plenty of water to avoid cramps, exhaustion and heat stroke.

Lionfish Culling Lionfish are voracious predators of small juvenile reef fish. Their culling is encouraged.

9. How To Treat Jellyfish Stings Although a rare occurrence, if you are stung by a jellyfish, rinse the area immediately and remove any tentacles with tweezers. Apply a heat pack to the affected area, or immerse it in hot water to reduce pain and inflammation.

To report environmental crimes call The Cayman Islands Department of Environment on (345) 949 8469 or (345) 916 4271. As well as calling you can take a photo and email it to doe@gov.ky.

10. Don’t Touch Snorkellers should never touch coral. Not only is it fragile, but some species can take thousands of years to grow. Fire coral is a painful irritant. Avoid touching lionfish and moray eels, as it will hurt a great deal if you are stung or bitten!

Starfish belong in the water. It‘s illegal to remove or raise them out of the water.

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Best Watersports • Bioluminescence The bioluminescence phenomenon appears in only a handful of places around the world. At certain times of the moon cycle, you can witness billions of light-emitting organisms that ‘flash’ when they are disturbed. Call Cayman Kayaks (SEE PAGES 136-137), Cayman Sea Elements (SEE PAGE 95), Crazy Crab (SEE PAGE 42) and The Sweet Spot (SEE PAGE 39).

• Diving

Cayman is internationally recognised as one of the best diving destinations in the world. See the Diving section on pages 53-55.

• Fishing Take a private charter or join a group for bottom fishing, bone fishing or deep sea fishing outside the reef or at the 12-Mile Banks. Yellow and blackfin tuna, tuna, mahi mahi (April, May and June), wahoo (November-July) and marlin between 25-60lbs are regularly caught. See the Fishing section on page 35.

• Helmet Diving For Sea Trek underwater helmet diving tours, call Sea Voyages (SEE to reserve your spot.

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• Mangrove & Bio Bay Tours Exploring the mangroves by kayak or boat is a wonderful experience. Those who dare can even hop into the water and snorkel the mangroves! Learn about the plants that grow there and the animals that use the mangroves as their breeding ground. Look out for birds, fish, anemones, iguanas, jellyfish and even the elusive seahorse. For more information call Cayman Kayaks (SEE PAGES 136-137), Cayman Sea Elements (SEE PAGE 95), or The Sweet Spot (SEE PAGES 39).

• Waterjet Rides Balance on top of a moving hose of water and jet forward at a speed of 25mph. Cruise in comfort and dive for short bursts underwater for a thrilling experience! Call CayJet (SEE PAGE 48

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• Kitesurfing

Learn to kitesurf and experience the feeling of flying! Experienced instructors at Kitesurf Cayman (SEE PAGE 98) or White Sand Water Sports (SEE PAGE 143) will show you the ropes in waist deep, calm waters and before long you will be kiting along Barkers Beach. Equipment rental is available for experienced kiters.

• Paddleboarding A great way to explore Cayman’s waters and a fantastic form of exercise. Rent a board or join a tour with Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co. (SEE PAGE 96) If you’re staying out east contact White Sand Water Sports (SEE PAGE 143) or The Sweet Spot (SEE PAGE 39) who rent paddleboards and deliver them Island-wide.

• Parasailing Up to three people are attached to a large canopy from the back of a motor boat and hoisted over 500ft into the air. You’ll get spectacular views of Seven

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1. Seek shade during the hottest part of the day: 11am-2pm. 2. Use oxybenzone-free waterproof sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every one-two hours. 3.For maximum protection, ensure you and the kids wear a UV sun top. These protect the skin all day and provide protection even when wet. Divers Supply (SEE PAGE 81), and Sand Angels (SEE PAGE 107) offer a great selection. 4. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your head and eyes. 5. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially when exerting yourself.

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Mile Beach. Call Parasailing Professionals (SEE PAGE 99) or Fantasea Cayman (SEE PAGE 97) for rides.

• Sailing For something a bit different try a hobie cat sail with White Sand Watersports (SEE PAGE 143). Alternatively contact Point Blue Sailing (SEE PAGE 45) or Sail Cayman (345) 916 4333 and enjoy a gentle sail on the clear blue sea.

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Many operators combine a snorkelling trip to Coral Gardens in the North Sound as part of a visit to Stingray City Sandbar. Alternatively, explore new pristine snorkelling sites in the Eastern Districts with Ocean Frontiers (SEE PAGE 142) and White Sand Water Sports (SEE PAGE 143). You could even pack your snorkelling gear and find magical places off the beaten path like the veritable sea aquarium under the Morritt’s dock in East End. See the Best Snorkelling section on page 52 for locations.

• Surfing While not renowned as a surf destination, the waters off the Caribbean Club on Seven Mile Beach are great for beginners. South Sound is better for advanced surfers, especially during the winter months if a nor’wester passes through. To rent a surfboard call Waterman (SEE PAGE 98).

stop for some snorkelling and then carry on to Rum Point or Kaibo (SEE PAGE 138) for lunch. There is even a sunset tour.

• Yacht & Motor Boat Charters You can enjoy Cayman’s water on a more luxurious boat, either with just a skipper or as a full service experience including dinner. See the Boating section on pages 34-47 for details on what to expect on a boat charter as well as information on itineraries and tour operators.

• Underwater

sightseeing Noncertified divers can get underwater using SNUBA diving equipment (SEE PAGE 129) or if you prefer to keep your hair dry book a trip with Atlantis Submarines (345) 949 7700, or Nautilus (345) 945 1355.

• Swim with the Dolphins Dolphins are said to have a unique ability to interact with humans. Call Dolphin Discovery (SEE PAGE 71). Various swim package are available.

• Swim with the Stingrays See pages 35-36 for more details.

• Waverunner/Jet Ski Safaris Take a jet ski safari with Action Watersports or Fantasea Cayman (SEE PAGE 97) . Cruise across the North Sound to Stingray City Sandbar where you’ll (SEE PAGE 93)

Travel Tip Travelling between Camana Bay, Kaibo Yacht Club and Rum Point has never been easier! Enjoy a round trip every Tuesday through Sunday with Cayman Ferries. CI$20 for a return journey. Call (345) 325 7777 or visit www.caymanferries.com for times and reservations. www.ExploreCayman.com

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Best Beaches Cayman boasts some of our blue planet’s best beaches. Miles of white powdery sand, crystal clear warm water, palm trees and a lovely tropical breeze come as standard. Seven Mile Beach is Cayman’s most famous beach but there are plenty of other picturesque beaches to discover. Whether you want to lounge on the beach, snorkel, swim or relax with a drink in hand, these are our top picks:

Beaches A West Bay Public Beach A nice beach

Barcadere A small but picturesque pocket of sand in the mainly ironshore coastline. Easy snorkelling, lots of trees, picnic tables, restroom facilities and a freshwater shower. Parking area across the road. F Spotts Public Beach A small, often deserted south-facing beach with cliffs at either end and a dock in the middle. Great place to see turtles. There are no facilities. Beware of strong currents. G Coe Wood Beach A sandy beach in Bodden Town with cabanas, a children’s play area and restroom facilities. There is a fish fry available at the Grape Tree café. Walk west for good beachcombing. Be cautious after sunset.

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be found in the eastern districts. One favourite spot is Barefoot Beach (the Wyndham Reef Resort is about 2.3 miles away). Expect these beaches to be strewn with washed-up seagrass and quite a bit of flotsam. They aren’t the tidiest of beaches but they have great snorkelling. There is a lovely sandy beach at the Morritt’s Tortuga resort with a bar in the middle of the dock and a virtual aquarium of unafraid fish below. Colliers Public Beach has a dock, restroom facilities and cabanas for shade. I Cayman Kai Public Beach On the right before you get to the Rum Point Club, this north facing public beach has a small car park, simple restroom facilities, a cabana and a rustic white sandy beach that is interspersed with rocky areas. The snorkelling here is highly rated. J Rum Point Very popular at weekends with locals and residents. Relax in a hammock, or snorkel in the sheltered water. Ideal for young children. The Wreck Bar and Grill serves food and cold drinks. K Starfish Point Just beyond Kaibo at the very tip of Cayman Kai is Starfish Point. Facing into the North Sound, the sea here is calm and shallow. There is also some shade and fun spots for kids. As you would expect, you will find lots of starfish! Located at the end of Water Cay Road with limited parking.

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Best Snorkelling 1 Stingray City & Sandbar

See the Stingray City section on pages 35-36 for more information.

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From Eden Rock (SEE PAGE 58) or Don Foster’s (SEE PAGE 57) swim out to the mooring balls to explore tunnels and overhangs, where large tarpon and grouper hang out. In the early summer months the caves fill up with millions of tiny silversides.

Primarily a shore dive with a mini–wall; snorkellers can follow the edge of the wall, admiring the bright reef fish and soft corals. Access to the water is easy from Macabuca. 8 Smith Barcadere (South Sound) (SEE PAGES 64-65) Look out for the sea turtles. Swim straight out from the beach and meander through lots of coral heads scattered 3 Lighthouse Point all over a shallow sandy sea bottom. Then, Just a short swim from shore, snorkellers can explore the shoreline where the ironshore enjoy the mini wall and Lighthouse Point’s creates interesting rock formations with lots thriving reef. You’ll also see the Guardian of of little gullies and inlets. the Reef statue.

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Cemetery Beach Swim out to sea for 5-10 A great site to spot turtles as they feed on the sea grass. Beware of strong currents. minutes to find the most vibrant part of the reef. A top snorkelling spot on SMB. 10 Eastern Districts Governors Beach A white buoy marks a Ocean Frontiers (SEE PAGE 142) offer a number of snorkel tours around the East End and coral reef where you’ll find lots of friendly fish their crew will take you to the best spots. and maybe even some rays. Marriott Check out the 300 artificial reef 11 Morritt’s Dock balls installed in the water in front of the hotel Underneath the Morritt’s dock a plethora of which are now home to stunning marine life. curious fish congregate. They seem unafraid Kittiwake See page 55 for details. Not and quite happy for you to swim with them. accessible from the shore. Do not swim out to the reef at this spot though, as the currents are very strong. 5 Cheeseburger Reef (George Town) In front of Burger King swim straight out to Cayman Kai Public Beach 12 sea for 150 yards to find an abundance of A good drift snorkel, the east to west current reef fish and impressive will push you along towards Rum Point. coral formations. Expect depths of 3-10ft and lots of fish and

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The calm and shallow waters make this an ideal spot for beginners. There is a little reef to the right of the dock and many fish congregate under the dock.

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Best Diving A Bucket List Favourite Ask someone what’s on their Bucket List and more often than not you’ll hear the words “scuba diving”. With this exciting adventure sport you get to breathe underwater, discover an unspoiled part of the world, see fascinating fish life and learn about a whole new ecosystem! Scuba diving is also a great form of exercise and hobby to enjoy with friends.

Cayman – A Top Dive Destination If you are dive-curious, then Cayman is one of the best places to get certified. You’ll find 365 different dive sites to explore including easily accessible wrecks, caves, shallow reefs plus more challenging deep walls. Cayman’s warm, clear waters also provide outstanding visibility and a vast array of marine life, such as colourful tropical fish, stingrays, turtles, moray eels, lobsters and the occasional shark. On top of all that, there are numerous reputable dive operators who are keen to teach you about their passion. It’s no wonder that the Cayman Islands are featured on most top dive destination lists.

Getting Underwater There are several ways to get your first taste of scuba diving:

• Discover Scuba Diving Course (DSD)/Resort Course If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge with a certification course, but want to see what all the fuss is about, then try a DSD course. In shallow water you will learn how to use the equipment before diving in about 30 feet of water. If you catch the dive bug then this course can be used towards your full certification.

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Where to Get your Gear Your dive operator can provide you with rental gear for boat dives. Alternatively, for shore dives, equipment can be rented, along with tanks from Divers Supply (see page 81) and Eden Rock (see page 58).

• Open Water Certification With an organisation such as PADI you can complete the certification in two stages. First you must pass the e-learning which can be done at home. You’ll then take to the water to learn how to use the equipment in shallow water. Once you have passed a series of underwater skill tests you will undertake four open water dives before obtaining your certification. The whole process can be done in three to four days.

• Children’s Dive Courses Children aged 10 and up can become Junior Open Water divers. For those under 10 there are plenty of fun water-based scuba/ snorkel activities to participate in while parents are out diving.

Dive Trips Once you are certified you will be free to join boat dives or navigate your own shore dives. Two tank boat sh dives are a great way to get Angelfi out on the water and explore new dive sites. Good dive operators will set up your gear, provide water and snacks and give a safety briefing before you enter the water. A dive instructor will lead both dives, they’ll know where they’re going and be able to show you the best that a dive site has to offer. Your first dive will be the deepest, and then after a suitable interval break you will jump back in to explore a second site. You’ll emerge feeling exhilarated and exhausted, but ready to chat about the dives over a well deserved drink before heading home for the night! www.ExploreCayman.com

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Diving Options Shore Diving There are a number of great dive sites accessible from the shore and a short swim can take you to wrecks, caves, reefs and wall drop-offs. a Turtle Reef A short swim will take you to the mini wall and a tarpon cave. Expect to see beautiful coral and lots of fish. SEE PAGE 52 b Lighthouse Point See the 13ft statue of the mythological creature ‘Guardian of the Reef’. c Wreck of the Cali A 220ft schooner only 50 yards from shore. d Eden Rock Discover caves and tunnels. In summer months you’ll witness millions of silversides which fill the tunnels. SEE PAGE 58 e Sunset House A shallow dive where you’ll see the 9ft mermaid statue ‘Amphitrite’.

Wreck Diving See the opposite page for more information.

Wall Dives Cayman’s dramatic walls descend almost vertically into the abyss of the Cayman Trench reaching depths of around 25,000 ft. Expect to see incredible coral formations plus nurse sharks, reef sharks and maybe even a hammerhead!

Underwater Photography For lessons on taking photographs underwater, or to buy stunning underwater prints, contact Cathy Church’s Photo Centre. SEE PAGE 119

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Freediving Experience diving with no bubbles or noise. Divetech offers a freediving programme to increase your breath hold range and safety in the water.

Advanced Diving Introduces divers to deep diving, search and rescue, navigation and diving with enriched air, which allows for longer bottom time. Contact the dive operators below.

Stingray City See pages 35-36 for more information.

Local Dive Operators • Ambassador Divers (345) 949 4530 SEE PAGE 56 • Don Foster’s (345) 949 5679 SEE PAGE 57 • Eden Rock (345) 949 7243 SEE PAGE 58 • Ocean Frontiers (345) 640 7500 SEE PAGE 142 • Wall to Wall Diving (345) 916 6408 SEE PAGE 59 • White Sand Water Sports (345) 938 7263 SEE PAGE 143 For alternative ways to discover the underwater world, check out Sea Voyages (SEE PAGE 129) for SNUBA or Helmet diving tours.

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Landmarks Amongst the 365 dive sites in the Cayman Islands, there are some stand out landmarks that divers may want to ensure they tick off their to do list and get that great photo of course!

Kittiwake The ex-USS Kittiwake is a former submarine rescue vessel that served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1994. The ship has five decks to explore and divers can discover the crew’s quarters, the recompression chamber, ammunition lockers and even the bathrooms – complete with mirrors. The Kittiwake attracts an abundance of marine life, including schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, eagle rays, barracudas, groupers and much more! In October 2017 the Kittiwake shifted onto its port side in a passing storm and the deepest part of the wreck now lies at 70ft and the shallowest at 35ft. Many people who have dived the Kittiwake are now excited to dive it in its new position, as it will feel like a completely new dive. To visit the Kittiwake you must use a licensed dive/snorkel operator. See page 54 for a list.

The Mermaid & The Nicholson After a six to seven minute swim from Sunset House you will come across Amphitrite, a ninefoot tall, 600lb bronze mermaid statue that stands 50ft below the surface. She attracts plenty of marine life and offers a wonderful photo opportunity. Swim a little farther and you’ll also find a WWII landing craft, the Nicholson.

Guardian of the Reef A 13ft bronze sculpture of The Guardian of the Reef. The statue, a mythological creature, half

To record your diving adventures rent an underwater camera from Cathy Church’s. SEE PAGE 119

The M ermaid ancient warrior and half seahorse sits off Divetech’s Lighthouse Point in West Bay. The statue has attracted plenty of marine life and over time, coral and sponges have started to grow on the statue’s base.

Wreck of the Cali

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Less than 50 yards off-shore of George Town and only 20-30ft deep, the wreck of the Cali is an easy and enjoyable dive for beginners. The 220ft steel schooner is easily accessible from the shore and you can swim out to it in under a minute. To visit the Cali you could either rent tanks from Divers Supply (SEE PAGE 81) or take a SNUBA trip. SEE PAGE 129

Keith Tibbetts, Cayman Brac This 330ft Russian frigate was sunk in 1996 and is now home to thousands of fish, turtles and grunts. Lying about 200 yards off-shore and 56ft underwater, it is the only Russian warship in the Western Hemisphere available for scuba diving. The drop off to the wall is a mere 100ft away from the wreck and extends down thousands of feet. See page 149 for details of dive operators in Cayman Brac.

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A m b a ss ad or Di ve rs

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Tel: (345) 949 4530 www.ambassadordivers.com ambassadordivers@candw.ky

HI G H L IG H TS • 26 years in business • Daily Stingray City trips • Kittiwake wreck dives • 5 Star PADI IDC facility • Daily AM & PM 2-tank dive trips • Large boats with small groups • Friendly staff • Valet service

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DE TA IL S Hours: Open daily 7am-5pm Rates (US$): 3 Stop Stingray City Snorkel Tour: US$48 Discover Scuba: (pool only) Free 2-Tank Dive: As low as US$100 Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover

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Ambassador Divers is Grand Cayman’s premier small dive operator. Their philosophy is to provide the best diving possible with fantastic customer service. Their team of experienced instructors are passionate and knowledgeable about Cayman’s best dive sites. They’ll introduce you to their favourite sites including wrecks, reefs and spectacular wall dives. They’ll also visit dive sites suitable for families and new divers, as well as more thrilling sites for the experienced diver. Discover Scuba (DSD) - Pool Only FREE If you have always wanted to try diving and explore the underwater world you can do so easily with their DSD course. Daily DSDs are conducted in the mornings in the Comfort Suites pool where you will learn and practice necessary dive skills so you will be comfortable to dive with your instructor. Minimum age is 10 years old. 3 Stop Stingray City Snorkel Tour You’ll spend an afternoon with the gentle stingrays where you will meet, feed and interact with them. In addition, you will also visit 2 snorkel stops to swim with tropical fish and you might even spot a turtle! This tour takes a maximum of 12 people so get your spot reserved as it is a highlight of any visit to Grand Cayman.This tour is conducted in the afternoons once the cruise ship visitors have departed.

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Dive Shop: (345) 949 5679 Office: (345) 945 5132

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www.donfosters.com dfd@donfosters.com Don Foster's is conveniently located on the waterfront in George Town and offers a fleet of luxurious dive boats, professional instruction, friendly staff and quality service.

Discover Scuba Courses (DSD) Discover the wonders of the deep with their daily DSD course. You’ll be given a short lecture, learn about the dive equipment and get to practise your dive skills in their on-site pool. Once you’re comfortable in the water, you’ll hop in the ocean for a memorable shore dive to Casuarina Point Reef. Once you complete this dive you will be able to dive again with Don Foster's, accompanied by an instructor. Value For Money Don Foster’s is a full service dive shop offering very competitive prices. Enjoy discounts on dive trips and free shore dives when you book a dive package. Retail Store After diving, drop into the store to pick up souvenirs, T-shirts, dresses, shorts, hats, sodas and snacks.

• Daily 2-tank dives • Affordable dive package pricing • PADI Certification courses from Open Water to Divemaster • Discover Scuba Courses • Kittiwake shipwreck dive and snorkel trips • Stingray City dive and snorkel trips • State-of-the-art dive boats • Souvenir shop • Complimentary shuttle service • Cayman’s longest standing dive operation

D ETAILS Hours: Open 7 days a week 8am-4.30pm Prices: 2-tank dive: US$115 Discover Scuba: US$115 Dive packages: from US$210 (includes free shore diving) Prices subject to change. Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover and AMEX.

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Boat & Shore Diving Don Foster's offers daily 2-tank and 1-tank dives, as well as trips to the Kittiwake and Stingray City, which is suitable for both divers and snorkellers. Their shop is perfectly situated for easy access to Casuarina Point Reef, where you can swim through coral gullies to spot lobsters and juvenile trunkfish, or cruise out to the sand patch and spy some Southern stingrays. The reef starts at about 20 feet extending to a depth of 55 feet.

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E d e n Rock

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124 South Church Street George Town GT MAP page 110 14

Tel: (345) 949 7243 www.edenrockdive.com edenrock@candw.ky

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Eden Rock Diving Center is conveniently situated a short walk from the George Town dock and offers excellent shore diving and snorkelling.

• A full range of dive certification courses available • Excellent shore diving and snorkelling sites • Easy access to the water using dive ladders

• Guided dives available • Snorkelling and diving gear for sale and rentals available • Air and nitrox tanks for rent

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• Silverside Restaurant

DE TA IL S Hours: Mon-Sat 7.30am-5.30pm; Sunday 8.30am-5pm Snorkelling Gear Rental: US$14/day 1-tank Guided Shore Dive: US$45 and US$70 with equipment 2-tank Guided Shore Dive: US$85 and US$110 with equipment Discover Scuba Dive Course and Dive: US$110 Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC and AMEX

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Snorkelling With easy entry by ladder into four feet of water, snorkellers can also enjoy Cayman’s warm and crystal clear waters. Swim above the dive sites or stick to the coast line and you’ll spot plenty of beautifully coloured tropical fish as well as tarpon, snapper and maybe even a turtle or stingray. Shore Diving A short swim from the shore, divers will find Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto – a maze of caves and tunnels to discover. At just 40ft below the surface light streams through the caves ensuring you get a great view of the healthy coral and local marine life. Visit during the early summer months and witness thousands of silversides moving in unison to protect themselves from the tarpon hoovering up the fish. You can choose to explore both the sites on your own or with an experienced guide. After the dive enjoy a drink and tapas at the Silverside Restaurant. Equipment Rental Snorkelling Package (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Vest): US$14/day Tanks: US$12.50 for Air/US$16 for Nitrox BCD: US$15/day Regulator, Octopus & Console: US$15/day

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Tel: (345) 916 6408 www.walltowalldiving.com

Wall t o Wall D iving Di v e Ope r at o r

The Lobster Pot Dive Center 245 North Church Street

info@walltowalldiving.com

Owner operated for over 17 years, Wall to Wall Diving was created with the discerning diver in mind, offering flexible and personalised diving in small groups. With two large, custom–built 36ft and 32ft boats and experienced staff, who clearly love what they do, you can be assured of personal service and attention with no need to sacrifice comfort. As they take a maximum of eight divers per boat, you are guaranteed not to be crowded above or below the water. With over 60% of their divers being repeat customers they must be doing something right!

Private Charters Half-day and full-day charters available to get that extra special trip you are looking for or just to have a boat to yourselves. Instruction Dive for the first time or tune up your skills. The instruction is private with knowledgeable and skilled instructors. All levels of instruction available up to divemaster. Courtesy pick up available from all SMB hotels/condos.

• Great personal service • Private dive instruction • Daily boat dives in small groups • Stingray City diving and snorkelling • Private charters • Kittiwake wreck dives

DE TAILS One-tank dive: US$75 Two-tank dive trip: US$105 (discounts for multiple days) Three-tank dive trip: US$165 (includes lunch) Learn to dive: Resort Course US$115 Open Water Course US$495 Half-day private charter: (2 dives) from US$600 Full-day private charter: (3 dives) from US$1100 (includes lunch) Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover

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One, Two and Three–Tank Boat Dives Dive the best walls, reefs and wrecks in Grand Cayman on the North, West, South and East sides of the Island with the highest levels of service and the least crowded dive boats.

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• Cycle Miles of Trails with the West Bay Loop’s Coastal Bike Route. Rent bicycles or join a group tour for a gentle cycle along stunning coastal roads and country backroads. (345) 939 0911. • Encounter Wildlife and Nature at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Here you can swim with turtles and other colourful marine life in Turtle Lagoon, take a ride on the Turtle Twister water slide, walk down a historic Cayman Street and visit exotic birds in the Caribbean Aviary. There is also a Nature Trail, two lagoons, waterfalls and a Predator Reef tank where sharks and other marine predators live! And of course you can meet the turtles, which range from tiny hatchlings to adults weighing over 500 pounds. Don’t miss the chance to pick one up out of the touch tank or participate in turtle feeding! There is a courtesy shuttle bus from SMB to the Turtle Centre. SEE PAGES 66-67 • Explore Barkers National Park and get away from it all on a deserted beach, located at the very north-eastern end of West Bay. Please note that there are no facilities and the entire area closes at dusk.

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• Dive Underwater to explore some great shore dives and snorkel spots. Divetech offers shore diving, boat diving and snorkelling. (345) 946 5658. You can get your beginners or advanced divers certification and even learn how to cull lionfish. Don’t miss the 13ft statue of the mythological creature “Guardian of the Reef” which makes a great underwater photo. Turtle Reef is just off the Cracked Conch restaurant (SEE PAGES 64-65) and has a mini-wall with lots of fish, vibrant coral and a cave, where huge tarpon love to hang out. • Learn to Kitesurf on Barkers Beach with Kitesurf Cayman. Suitable for ages 10-70, this is a phenomenal experience that gets the heart and adrenalin pumping. Rent equipment and hit the water or book a lesson and learn how to kitesurf in waistdeep calm waters. SEE PAGE 98 • Saddle up and go Horseback Riding along Barkers Beach with Spirit of the West (SEE PAGE 70). Choose from morning, afternoon, sunset or moonlight rides on their gorgeous, well-trained horses. You can even swim with the horses in the sea for a truly unique Caribbean experience. Alternatively try Coral Stone Stables (SEE PAGE 69) who are also based in West Bay. • Snorkel the thriving reef at Divetech’s Lighthouse Point, see the mini wall and the Guardian of the Reef Statue. • Swim with a Dolphin in one of two dolphin parks in Cayman where you can learn about, interact with, and swim with these beautiful creatures. Call either Dolphin Cove or Dolphin Discovery. SEE PAGE 71 • Take a Trip to Hell and take the opportunity to send your friends a “postcard from HELL”! Hell got its name from the quarter acre


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of blackened calciferous rock in this area, but don’t expect to spend more than 10 minutes here. • Visit the Cayman Motor Museum and see the new additions to their collection of vintage cars which include Maseratis, Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and more. Take a historical tour of the motoring world and then finish with a snack across the street.

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Alfresco An unpretentious seafood restaurant with amazing views. (345) 947 2525. Boggy Sand Cafe West Bay’s newest restaurant addition, they serve Caribbean and Cayman cuisine. (345) 640 0009. Heritage Kitchen Authentic Caymanian restaurant serving reasonably priced food. Open Wednesday-Sunday. (345) 916 0444. Macabuca Oceanside Bar & Grill Located below the Cracked Conch. It has fabulous views of the sea, a relaxed atmosphere and a great happy hour on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays. SEE PAGES 64-65 VIVO Café & Restaurant Offers delicious plant based food, lionfish dishes and glutenfree options. Located at Lighthouse Point for great views over the water. (345) 749 8486.

Elegant Dining Calypso Grill Located on the water at Morgan’s Harbour, you can watch boats entering the dock, while enjoying a great atmosphere and superb seafood. You must make a reservation, even for lunch. Closed on Mondays. (345) 949 3948. Catch Located in Morgan’s Harbour, this waterfront restaurant serves delicious fresh seafood with international and Caribbean influences. The dock receives a lovely cooling

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There is a Foster’s Food Fair grocery store and a Jacques Scott liquor store right at the start of West Bay, plus a bank, pharmacy and Subway at the four–way stop. Gift shops can be found at the Cayman Turtle Centre and the Cayman Motor Museum. You can also find locals selling beautifully varnished conch shells along the side of the road.

breeze. Fantastic cocktails and great brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. They also celebrate the full moon each month with live music. SEE PAGE 68 Cracked Conch Across the road from the Cayman Turtle Centre, with breathtaking views of the water. You can have a casual lunch or elegant dinner outside on the terrace or in air-conditioned comfort. Their Caribbean-fusion food is always innovative and delicious. SEE PAGES 64-65 The Commodore Waterfront Restaurant & Bar (previously Osetra Bay) offers Caribbean and Mediterranean dining with a cooling breeze from the North Sound. (345) 623 5100. Ristorante Pappagallo Famous for its tall thatched roof, beautiful location on an inland lake, the parrots that welcome you as you enter, and their great Italian food. (345) 949 1119. www.ExploreCayman.com

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HIG H L IG H TS • Great oceanfront attraction • Stunning ocean views • Fun outdoor tiki bar with all day bar food • Fine dining menu at Cracked Conch

• One of Cayman’s best shore dives

• Easy and safe snorkelling • Happy Hour daily from 5pm-7pm and on Fridays and Saturdays 5pm-9pm

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Opening hours: Cracked Conch: Lunch: 11am-3pm (Dec-May) Dinner: 5.30pm-10pm (Every Night) Macabuca: Monday-Friday 11am-1am Saturday and Sunday 11am-12am Sundivers: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 7.30am-5.30pm Tel: (345) 949 6606 West Bay Loop: Tours: 8.30am-4pm, Tel: (345) 939 0911 Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover and Travellers Cheques

Fine dining, casual tiki bar, snorkelling, diving, sunbathing, live music and dancing under the stars…. the Cracked Conch offers all this and more in one ideal location. Take advantage of the combined services of the restaurant, bar and dive shop and you may well end up staying all day (and night)! Cold drinks and Caribbean style snacks are served all day at Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar and Grill. Relax on the spacious deck, soak up the sun and enjoy the ocean views. Alternatively, enjoy lunch or dinner at the Cracked Conch, where you can dine on one of their multi-level terraces, or in the airconditioned dining room. Cracked Conch offers sophisticated Caribbean fusion dishes and fresh seafood in elegant surroundings. West Bay Loop The West Bay Loop is one of Grand Cayman’s best land based adventure activities. Take a guided bike tour with an experienced guide and discover stunning untouched parts of Cayman, meet friendly locals and try authentic Caymanian food. Tours cost US$70 per person and are suitable for all ages. Bicycles can also be rented independently from US$40. Call Richard on (345) 939 0911 to organise a tour.

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Open for lunch and dinner daily in high season, and as the name suggests, includes a variety of signature conch appetizers, along with other mouthwatering seafood and meat dishes. You can choose to dine in the air conditioned restaurant or go alfresco on the terrace. Offering a sophisticated cocktail lounge, a private dining room seating up to 40 and spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas. They cater for weddings and events for up to 300 guests. Sample Appetizers from CI$9 Conch Ceviche, Short Rib Ravioli, Pan Fried Octopus, Calamari Sample Entrées from CI$26 Seared Local Snapper, Wild Shrimp, Daily Vegetarian Creation, Poached Lobster, Pan Seared Scallops

The name, which translates as “What does it matter?” sums it up! A great place to simply while away a few hours, there is plenty of seating and direct access to the sea. Fantastic daily specials, sandwiches, salads and entrées served all day until 10pm. Sample Sandwiches from CI$10 Homemade Burgers, Vegetarian Panini, Fish Tacos, Chicken Club, Brie BLT Sample Entrées from CI$12 Chicken or Shrimp Curry, Homemade Shish Kebab, Mum’s Fish & Chips, Spiced Chicken Quesadilla

Sundivers, located on the Cracked Conch premises, will rent you dive gear to explore Turtle Reef at your own leisure. If you prefer, take a dive guide with you or for non–divers, rent snorkel gear and explore the top of the wall. Dive instruction and certification is available. Call (345) 949 6606 for rates and information. Providing you collect your gear before 5.30pm and leave dive lights with the bar afterwards, you can also make it a night dive. Boat dives can also be booked here, although the boats depart from Morgan’s Harbour or Public Beach, depending on the dive site. Full dive gear rental Tank & weights only Snorkel gear Guided dive

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PRO M O T IO NS Macabuca Mondays All you can eat BBQ for CI$17, plus Happy Hour 5pm-7pm with CI$13 Caybrew Pitchers. Saturday & Sunday Jerk chicken special all day for CI$10. Live music every Saturday, 7pm-9pm. Happy Hour 5pm-7pm and CI$17.50 daily beer bucket specials All Week Daily food specials, cocktails and beer bucket specials. www.ExploreCayman.com

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H IG HL IG H TS • Cayman’s largest land-based attraction • Fun animal interactions • Nature and culture exhibits • Schooners Bar & Grill • Cayman’s largest freshwater pool, water slide and saltwater snorkelling lagoon • Great hand-crafted local memorabilia • Free shuttle service to SMB hotels

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Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 8am-5pm (Last admission at 4.30pm) Sunday 8am-5pm (Winter season) 11am-5pm (Summer season) Please check website to confirm hours and free shuttle service times. Feeding Times: Bird Feeding: 10am and 2pm Shark Feeding: 11am, Monday-Friday Turtle Feeding: 11.30am and 3.30pm Admission: Full Park Adults: US$45 Full Park Kids: US$25 Turtle Centre Tour Adults: US$18 Turtle Centre Tour Kids: US$9 Resident Specials Available Payment method: Cash, Travellers Cheques, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

TURTLE ENCOUNTERS The Green’s Breeding Pond Meet some of the most majestic and ancient animals in the world. Green Sea Turtles were actually around to see the dinosaurs come – and go! Here you will find a few weighing more than 500 pounds that are more than sixty years old. Despite their huge size, they are as gentle as they are graceful, and you are allowed to feed them, too! Turtle Touch Tanks & Wading Pools Here you will find yearling turtles swimming and playing. Reach in to touch or pick one up for a photo. Professional photographers are there to help catch that photo of a lifetime! The Kemp’s Ridley are the rarest turtles in the world! Unlike the Greens, the Kemp’s Ridley turtles are carnivorous – so it’s best to keep hands and fingers out of the water – just in case! Turtle Hatchery From May to October, you can take a peek at the baby turtles hatching out of their eggs! The transparent window helps you see what is happening deep in the sand – replicating a natural turtle nest on the beach. WILD CARIBBEAN Caribbean Free Flight Aviary See and handfeed the beautiful, colourful birds of Cayman and the Caribbean. Some birds are busy making nests or foraging for food. You can also see peafowl on one of two islands in the middle of the Saltwater Lagoon.

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Smiley’s Saltwater Lagoon Their incredible 11-foot crocodile lives here! She is thought to have swum all the way to Cayman all the way from Cuba, and was found here in 2006. Ask about feeding times. Butterfly Central The Butterfly Garden, right next to the Aviary, is a great place to see a wide range of butterflies. A total of 18 different butterfly species have been seen there. The plants have been specially grown to attract a wide range of butterflies. AQUATIC ADVENTURES Turtle Lagoon You don’t just have to watch the turtles! Jump in and swim with yearling green sea turtles and other colourful marine life, shimmering like underwater jewels. You can’t experience a snorkelling trip like this anywhere else! Snorkelling gear is supplied. Breaker’s Lagoon & The Turtle Twister Water Slide Cool off and relax at Breaker’s Lagoon – the largest swimming pool on Island, which boasts two exciting and fun waterfalls and its own underwater viewing panel for an opportunity to look into the fascinating Predator Reef! Or why not make a great big splash with the twisting, turning, 40-foot Turtle Twister Water Slide! Predator Reef Clear viewing panels allow you to come nose-to-nose with nurse sharks, tarpon and barracuda! Ask about feeding times.

NATURE & CULTURE EXPLORATIONS Blue Hole Nature Trail Visit the only place in the whole world where a unique species of tiny crustacean – known as an amphipod – is found. The path winds through many trees and plants, including Cayman’s National symbols – the Banana Orchid, the elusive Ghost Orchid, and the Silver Thatch Palm. Cayman Street A gravel path takes you past Cayman-style cottages of days-gone-by, complete with charming gardens – adorned with beach sand, and conch shells and surrounded by many native plants and trees. Education Centre Right next to the hatchery, a mini-theatre shows a fascinating short video all about turtles – their lifecycles and the way that Caymanians have lived alongside them, as well as bringing you right up-to-date on the Centre’s conservation programmes and its ongoing beneficial impact on the wild turtle population, and the Cayman Centre’s conservation efforts. Splash Gift Shop You’ll find great hand-crafted local treasures and other memorabilia in the Splash Gift Shop.

PRO M O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE for 10% OFF Full Park Admission and 10% OFF at Schooners Bar & Grill and Splash Gift Shop. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

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• Fresh seafood daily • Lunch and dinner menus • Talented internationally trained chefs • Beautiful views overlooking the North Sound • Lovely dock with a cooling North East breeze • Lounge bar with innovative cocktail list • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016 - most outstanding restaurant wine list • Full moon live music • A la carte brunch on Saturday and Sunday • Family friendly • Arrive by car or boat • Indoor or outdoor dining

DE TA IL S Opening hours: Daily from 11.30am-10pm Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11.30am-4.30pm Call ahead to reserve a dock space for your boat or ask your boat charter to drop you off for a delicious lunch! Payment method: Cash, Discover, Visa, MC, AMEX

Catch is a popular waterfront restaurant serving fresh seafood prepared with international and Caribbean influences. Run by restaurateurs Cristiano and Walter of Agua, one of Cayman’s best restaurants, so you can expect the same high quality food, drinks and service that has been delighting residents and visitors for over seven years. Located in Morgan’s Harbour with stunning views over the North Sound, it’s the perfect setting for lunch or dinner with friends and family. Eat alfresco on the new dock and enjoy the cooling breeze or dine in the newly renovated interior. Fresh Seafood Menu Never has the saying ‘Ocean to Plate’ been truer than at Catch. Local fresh fish is caught daily and prepared by a team of talented international chefs. Enjoy a wide selection of fish including yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, trigger fish, lobster (December-February), conch (November-April), red snapper, wahoo, mahi mahi and more. Local produce is also used wherever possible for all their delicious side dishes. Innovative Drinks Catch has an incredible drinks menu with an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list. Brilliant mixologists create fruity cocktails using fresh, seasonal local fruits such as mango, soursop, starfruit and guava. The cocktails are so delicious, we think you’ll find it hard to leave the bar!

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Tel: (345) 916 4799 www.coralstonestables.ky coralstonestables@gmail.com Whether you are a first time visitor or resident of the Cayman Islands, Coral Stone Stables invite you to enjoy an unforgettable experience of horseback riding along the quiet shores of Barkers National Park, West Bay, Grand Cayman. They also offer water rides through the warm, crystal clear waters, guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime.

Shore Ride (1½ hours): US$80 (US$70 if paying cash). A scenic trek along the shoreline of a quiet beach.

H IGHLIGHT S • Shore rides • Shore and water rides • Private Rides • Friendly, well trained horses • Courtesy shuttle available • All levels welcome, riding experience not necessary.

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Monday to Saturday Ride Times: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 4pm Payment: Visa, MasterCard & Cash payments by arrangement.

Shore & Water Ride Combo (2 hours) US$125 (US$115 if paying cash). An amazing combination of the Shore Ride and swimming in the warm, crystal sea.

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Private Rides available for more experienced riders wishing to canter. US$20 extra per person.

Shore Ride - US$65 per person

Groups of 6 or more riders will receive a special rate of: Water Ride - US$110 per person

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Coral Stone Stables offers beach rides from the novice to experienced rider, a choice of a walk along the shoreline or a daring adventurous ride, bareback through the crystal clear, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, a huge favourite! Their gentle, trained horses and friendly tour guides will ensure that you enjoy every moment of your amazing ride. Contact them and you can be sure that they will make your horseback riding experience a memorable one.

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Tel: (345) 814 0193 www.caymanbeachrides.com info@seahorses.ky

HIG H L IG H TS • Beautiful beach rides • Exhilarating ride and swim option • Private tours available • Gentle, well trained horses • No experience necessary • Experienced trail guides

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Tour Times: 10am, 2pm, 5pm. Moonlight Tour (dependent on Full Moon schedule) Payment method: Cash or Credit Cards, including AMEX

PR O M OTIO NS Mention EXPLORE and groups of five or more will receive a 5% discount.

For a truly unique experience look no further than Spirit of the West (SOTW) who offer horseback rides along the remote Barkers Beach. Take in the stunning views of the white sandy beach and turquoise waters as you trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea. All the horses at SOTW are magnificent and gentle creatures that are well looked after and well trained, meaning even novice riders will feel at ease. Each ride is led by an experienced guide and tours are designed to cater for riders of all levels. Upon request, experienced riders will be given the opportunity to canter along the beach, with a private booking (depending on level of riding experience). The Beach Ride US$75/US$90 Ride along Barkers Beach and lose yourself in the magical wonderland of the sea, sand, flora and fauna with this unforgettable excursion. Group or private tour. Approx. 1 hour 15 mins. Caribbean Swim Ride US$125/US$150 Revel in the magic of this popular and exhilarating beach ride. You’ll enjoy a bareback ride into the refreshing Caribbean Sea. As the water deepens your horse will swim along in the warm water with you holding on. Group or private tour. Approx. 1 hour 45 mins. Moonlight Ride US$125/US$150 Experience the serenity of a horse ride, guided by the moonlight. Trek along the deserted beach and be mesmerised by the reflections in the water, bright moon and canopy of stars. Group or private tour. Approx. 1 hour 15 mins.

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Dolphin Discovery is an international company with 22 years of experience. Ranked among the top dolphinariums in the world, it is a member of The International Marine Animal Trainers Association and is certified by the Alliance Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. You don’t need to be a great swimmer - everyone can enjoy swimming with dolphins. Dolphin Royal Swim The most famous programme which offers action and speed with two dolphins. Enjoy the thrill of the foot-push where you fly like superman as they push your feet. Finish with a kiss and a hug from the dolphins.

Dolphin Lover’s Swim An educational experience where you’ll learn about the dolphins anatomy and fascinating habits in a safe, fun environment. You’ll be surprised by the great intelligence of these wonderful marine mammals. Ideal for children and non-swimmers. Dolphin Trek This underwater dolphin interaction lets you appreciate the dolphins from a different perspective. Using a Sea Trek diving helmet, you’ll get to see and appreciate their size, inquisitive eyes and silky skin while under water.

• Holds highest level of certifications for animal care and services • No swimming or dive experience required • Call for more information about our sister park Dolphin Cove • Deli and bar • Free WI-FI and lockers • Beach area • On local bus route

DE TAILS DETAILS Hours of operation: Daily 8am–5pm Ask for restrictions regarding pregnant women. Kids under 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a participating adult. Prices range from US$109 to US$199 per person. (Prices subjected to change without notice.) Reservations highly recommended Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX and Discover

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Dolphin Swim Adventure An unforgettable experience, the Dolphin greets you with a kiss and a handshake followed by a ride on its belly. Experience a second ride as you fly across the water on a boogie board as the dolphin pushes you.

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Seven Mile Beach is the crown jewel of the Cayman Islands. Often voted “The Caribbean’s Best Beach”, the white powdery sand and the sparkling turquoise water merge together to provide breathtaking photo opportunities. Be sure to mention EXPLORE when you are booking an activity or making a restaurant reservation - you may get a better rate! PHOTO BY DEEP BLUE IMAGES www.ExploreCayman.com

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LAND & AIR BASED ACTIVITIES • Take a Helicopter Ride for an amazing view of the Island. Trips leave from the helipad in George Town. SEE PAGE 128 • Enjoy a Bike Ride with West Bay Loop. You can rent bicycles and explore the Seven Mile Beach or West Bay areas. (345) 939 0911. • Take an Island Tour and see Cayman’s highlights with Cayman in a Nut Shell (SEE PAGE 39) , Cayman Safari Adventures (SEE PAGE 91) or Tours Cayman. SEE PAGE 46 • Go Golfing at the North Sound Golf Club. Play 18 holes, take a lesson or practise your swing at the driving range, then relax with a drink in the clubhouse. SEE PAGE 92

HEALTH & FITNESS • Indulge in a Spa Treatment at the Hibiscus Spa at The Westin (SEE PAGE 80) , the The Ritz-Carlton (345) 943 9000 or the Kimpton Seafire (345) 746 0000. They all offer jacuzzi and steam rooms and a relaxation room to chill after your treatment. Alternatively, check out Touch of Thai (345) 949 8989 and the Da Vinci Centre (SEE PAGE 79) for massages, facials and other wonderful treatments. • Keep Fit by walking along the shoreline, visiting the hotel gym or trying one of the gyms on SMB – Anytime Fitness or Crossfit in Camana Bay, Life Extension in Park Place and World Gym behind Queens Court Shopping Centre. • Play Some Tennis Many hotels and condos have tennis courts, as does Camana Bay (345) 640 2878 and the Ritz-Carlton (345) 323 0049. • Practise Yoga at Bliss Living Yoga (345) 949 9642 which offers classes and meditation sessions.

CULTURAL & ENTERTAINMENT • Wander around the National Gallery taking in the national art collection. They host up to eight exhibitions annually. (345) 945 8111. • Catch a Movie at the six-screen multiplex in Camana Bay or in the Town Centre during the summer months and special holidays (SEE PAGES 100-109). The Ritz-Carlton (345) 943 9000 also shows a family friendly movie under-the-stars every evening. 74

Shopping! You’ll find great shopping in the Seven Mile Beach area, from clothing and jewellery to locally produced goods such as soap products, Cayman Sea Salt, rum cakes, jams, hot sauces, sculptures and more.

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• Go Snorkelling at Cemetery Beach at the north end of SMB, Governor’s Beach or the small artificial reef just off the Marriott Hotel. See the Snorkelling section on page 52. Numerous boat operators offer daily snorkelling trips. • Try Sailing along Seven Mile Beach on a hobie cat which can be hired from one of the big hotels. Also see the Boating section on pages 34-49 for boat trips. • Paddleboard in the calm waters off Seven Mile Beach. Rent boards from Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co (SEE PAGE 96), or Sports Supply (345) 949 7884. • Go Fishing for wahoo, marlin, tuna and mahi mahi, then have your catch prepared onboard. See the Fishing section on page 35 for details. • Take a Sunset Cruise around the North Sound. See the Boating section 34-49. • Dive the West Side and discover the spectacular wall, reef dives and the Kittiwake wreck. See the Diving section on pages 34-39 for details.

• Jump in a Kayak with Cayman Sea Elements and explore the mangroves either by day or by the light of the moon. SEE PAGE 95 • Go Parasailing with Parasailing Professionals (SEE PAGE 99) or Fantasea Cayman (SEE PAGE 97) for an exhilarating ride and great view of the island. • Try Kitesurfing for an adrenalin fuelled experience. Free pickups available along Seven Mile Beach. SEE PAGE 98 • Hop on a Stingray City Boat Tour to the sandbar where you can frolic with the rays. See the Stingray City section on pages 35-37. • Wakeboarding & Banana Rides can be arranged at most hotels or call Red Sail Sports. (345) 949 8745. • Take a Jet Ski Safari with Action Watersports (SEE PAGE 93) or Fantasea Cayman (SEE PAGE 97). • Try a Hydro Flight on Jet Blades with CayJet Watersports. SEE PAGE 94

ART GALLERIES & LOCALLY MADE COLLECTABLES Art galleries carry a great selection of work by local artists and craftsmen, from original paintings to Caymanite jewellery and hand-woven thatch products. Galleries to check out include The Kennedy Gallery in the West Shore Centre which sells original paintings and prints by talented local artists (345) 949 8077. The gallery at The Ritz-Carlton displays local artist’s work on the walkway between the two properties and finally, view the national art collection at The National Gallery. Local items can also be found at the Farmers & Artisans Market at Camana Bay (SEE PAGE 102) and the gift store in the new Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa. DIVE & SNORKEL EQUIPMENT Divers Supply in the West Shore Centre is open seven days a week and sells well known scuba brands including Aqua Lung, Atomic, Mares, Oceanic, Scuba Pro and Sherwood. They also sell swimwear. You can rent dive and snorkel equipment from them as well. SEE PAGE 81 JEWELLERY & WATCHES Cayman is a great place to invest in certain luxury items since watches, gems and precious metals have no sales tax. Jewellery stores can be found in The Westin and The Ritz-Carlton, and there is a beautiful jewellery store in Governors Square called Balaclava Jewellers.

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GROCERY & LIQUOR STORES Stock up on supplies from Foster’s Supermarket in The Strand shopping centre. You’ll find everything you’d expect to find in an American or British supermarket. There are liquor stores in most shopping plazas along Seven Mile Beach. Most shut at 7pm except Jacques Scott (SEE PAGE 7) and Blackbeards (SEE PAGE 5), which are open until 10pm. All are closed on Sundays except for West Indies Wine Company (SEE PAGE 109) in Camana Bay. Jacques Scott, Blackbeards and Vino Veritas (345) 526 8466 will also deliver alcohol to your home or condo, so why not place your order before you arrive!

Clothing & Fashion Beach & Resort Wear: Divers Supply (SEE PAGE 81) , Funky Monkey (SEE PAGE 82) , Sand Angels (SEE PAGE 107) and Waterman (SEE PAGE 98). The boutiques at The Westin and The Ritz-Carlton also have a nice selection of casual resort wear. Elegant Evening or Day Wear: Try Funky Monkey (SEE PAGE 82) or head to Camana Bay (SEE PAGE 100-109) where there are a number of stylish stores. Sportswear: Visit Activ Angels in Camana Bay or Sports Supply in Galleria Plaza. Also try the pro shops at The Ritz-Carlton and North Sound Golf Courses.

Quick & Easy Dining

Al La Kebab Good value and healthy Mediterranean kebabs. Marquee Plaza. (345) 943 4343. Burger Shack A wide variety of great burgers and sides. Marquee Plaza. (345) 949 2867. Cimboco Unpretentious, good value for money restaurant in the Marquee Plaza. (345) 947 2782. Chicken! Chicken! Chicken cooked in a wood fired oven. West Shore Centre. (345) 945 2290. Fresh Kitchen & Coffee Healthy breakfasts, salads, bowls, sandwiches, juices, smoothies and coffee. Galleria Plaza. (345) 640 0008. Island Naturals Café A delicious vegetarian

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The majority of restaurants are located on Seven Mile Beach. Our recommendations below give a good cross-section. For a comprehensive list grab a copy of the Good Taste restauraunt guide or visit www.caymangoodtaste.com. Agua A popular seafood restaurant with a great Sunday brunch. Galleria Plaza. (345) 949 2482. Anchor & Den Stylish bar and restaurant located at the Marriott Beach Resort. (345) 949 0088. Ave Located at the Seafire Resort & Spa, they serve Mediterranean cuisine. (345) 746 0000.

café serving healthy homemade food. Park Place, off West Bay Road. (345) 945 2252. Gino’s Pizzeria Cayman’s original New York style pizzeria. Also subs, salads, pastas and wings. Call for delivery or takeaway. Caribbean Plaza. (345) 943 3663. SEE PAGE 86 Lauren’s Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine inside or outside. Buckingham Square. (345) 946 7745. Peppers Bar & Grill Casual restaurant serving Jamaican Jerk and smoked BBQ. West Bay Road. (345) 943 3000. Wok-n-Roll Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese flavours. Regency Plaza. (345) 949 0168.

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Bàcaro Located on the water in the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, this is an authentic Italian tapas restaurant with lots of style. (345) 749 4800. Beach House An upscale but casual restaurant on Seven Mile Beach. Great terrace bar with fantastic cocktails and wine list. SEE PAGE 83 Blue Cilantro Upscale Mediterranean food with an Indian twist. Fidelity Centre. (345) 945 4372. Blue by Eric Ripert An AAA five star award restaurant at the Ritz–Carlton. (345) 943 9000. Casa 43 Mexican Kitchen A Mexican restaurant, opposite The Strand plaza. (345) 949 4343 Copper Falls Steakhouse A popular steakhouse opposite The Strand plaza. (345) 945 4755. Coccoloba Mexican restaurant located right by the water at the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa on Seven Mile Beach. (345) 746 0000. Craft An excellent gastro-pub style menu with craft beers from around the world. West Bay Road. (345) 640 0004. Deckers Outdoor restaurant with Lobster Tuesdays and live music. (345) 945 6600. Duke’s Seafood & Rib Shack A beachy style outdoor restaurant serving Southern-style cuisine. Opposite Public Beach. SEE PAGE 84 Edoardo’s Italian restaurant in Coconut Place. Nightly specials. (345) 945 4408. Ferdinand’s A contemporary restaurant with a focus on local food and flavours. Beautiful views and great wine. Located at The Westin. SEE PAGE 85 Hemingways A very popular restaurant and bar located right on the beach with two pools. They serve authentic Asian fusion food. SEE PAGE 87 Legendz Classic Bar & Grille New York style bar. Falls Plaza. (345) 943 3287. Lone Star Popular Texas BBQ sports bar on West Bay Road serving Tex-Mex food. It has an indoor and an ourdoor bar. SEE PAGE 88 LUCA Beachfront seafood restaurant serving superb innovative food. Their Sunday brunch is extremely popular. (SEE PAGE 89) LUCA is located in the beautiful Caribbean Club, a boutique hotel overlooking Seven Mile Beach. SEE PAGE 78 Morgan’s Waterfront restaurant serving fresh seafood dishes. CI Yacht Club. (345) 946 7049. Prima Beachfront restaurant on Seven Mile Beach. Above Royal Palms. (345) 945 6358. Ragazzi Seafood and Italian restaurant with an award winning wine list, reasonable prices and fun atmosphere. Buckingham Square. SEE PAGE 90 Southern Spice Indian restaurant serving fresh and tasty dishes. Baytown Plaza. (345) 949 5550. Thai Orchid Very good Thai food and Japanese

sushi. Queens Court Plaza, West Bay Road. (345) 949 7955. Veranda A beach-side restaurant located at the Marriott Beach Resort serving fresh fish. (345) 949 0088. Wharf (The) A waterfront restaurant with nightly tarpon feeding at 7pm and 9pm. (345) 949 2231. YARA A steakhouse restaurant with a lively atmosphere. Margaritaville Beach Resort Property. (345) 640 6441. Yoshi Sushi Japanese cuisine. Falls Plaza. (345) 943 9674.

Bars & Pubs

Barolo Bar & Lounge Popular Bar with live DJ on Fridays. Located next to Edoardo’s. (345) 945 4408. Bar Jack Cocktail bar at The RitzCarlton with a live DJ on Friday nights. (345) 943 9000. Coconut Joe’s Casual place with reasonably priced food. Opposite Comfort Suites. (345) 943 5637. Fidel Murphy’s Irish bar with a ‘pub grub’ menu. Great place to catch the game. Queens Court Plaza. (345) 949 5189. Havana Club Cuban cigar bar and lounge with live music. Caribbean Plaza. (345) 946 5396. Lone Star A Texas-style joint with an outdoor bar and TV screens. West Bay Rd. SEE PAGE 88 O Bar Nightclub with popular DJs. Queens Court Plaza. (345) 943 6227. Ports of Call at The Wharf Waterfront bar with great cocktails and daily happy hour. (345) 949 2231. Royal Palms Lively beach bar with pool. (345) 945 6358. Tortuga Casual beach bar at The Westin with great food and drinks. Live music every evening at sunset. (345) 945 3800. Whiskey Mist Irish themed pub with live music and dancing. The Strand. (345) 323 1669. 77


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871 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach X SMB MAP page 72 14

Tel: (345) 623 4500 www.caribclub.com

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• Luxury boutique hotel on Seven Mile Beach • Impeccable service • Spacious suites and villas • Ocean views • On-site gourmet Italian restaurant • Private beach with free cabanas and lounge chairs • Stunning infinity pool with waterfall • Walking distance to all the amenities Seven Mile Beach has to offer

DE TA IL S Guest Services Concierge and laundry service Nightly turndown Grocery shopping Free parking Meeting/boardroom facilities Payment method: VISA, MC, Discover, Cash

Caribbean Club is a luxury hotel located on spectacular Seven Mile Beach. They offer thirty-seven spacious 1-3 bedroom suites and villas on the water’s edge that combine the glamour and adventure of a worldfamous resort, with the comforts of a truly opulent home. At the Caribbean Club guests enjoy impeccable service and Caribbean hospitality. They also have access to world class amenities such as oceanfront cabanas and lounge chairs on the white sandy beach, a beachfront infinity pool, in room massages, a fitness centre and more! LUCA Caribbean Club is also home to one of Cayman’s best restaurants, LUCA. LUCA’s contemporary menu is described as Italianbased with international flavours. Every Sunday they host a magnificent brunch with delicious fresh seafood, breakfast favourites, salads, a pasta station, meats, cheeses, mouth-watering desserts and free flowing Prosecco. See page 89. Weddings Whether you are looking for a barefoot ceremony for just the bride and groom, an elegant beach wedding for a small group or a wedding celebration for 150 guests, Caribbean Club can create your perfect day. They offer a dedicated wedding planning team who can customise the wedding experience to ensure you have the best day of your lives.

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Tel: (345) 943 2002 www.davinciwellnesscentre.com info@davinciwellnesscentre.com

Massage and Spa Treatments Relieve stress, boost overall health and improve injuries with Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Lymphatic, and Chinese massages. Signature Facials, HydraFacials, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and Waxing. Reflexology is also offered. Alternative Medical Treatments Treatments to improve your wellbeing include: Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Hypnotherapy, Physiotherapy, Sleep Evaluation, Chinese Therapies, Cardiovascular Screening and NeuroCognitive Testing. Hormone Blood Panel analysis, whole body Ultrasound Screening, full Anti-aging Programme and Regenerative Cellular Therapies are also offered. Aesthetic/Cosmetic Therapies Improve your appearance with treatments such as Candela Laser hair and vein removal, Skin tightening, Botox, Carboxy therapy, Dermal Fillers, Mesotherapy, Body Contouring, Sclerotherapy and Cellulite treatments.

H IGHLIGHT S • Providing luxury, cosmetic and aesthetic treatments • Anti-aging and regenerative medicine • State of the art luxurious facilities with an exclusive spa-like wellness centre • Latest and most advanced treatments available • Full staff of doctors, therapists and aestheticians • Free consultations • Online booking available

D ETAILS Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday 7.30am-7.30pm Friday, Saturday 7.30am-5pm Payment method: Cash, Visa & MC

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The Da Vinci Centre is an exclusive wellness and alternative therapy centre that is proud to be Luxury Travel Guide’s Wellness Centre of the Year. They offer luxurious facilities, a wide range of treatments and a team of doctors, therapists and aestheticians. Whether you’re seeking a pampering spa retreat, holistic healing therapies or rejuvenating skin and anti-aging treatments, the Da Vinci Centre’s extensive menu of services caters for a range of wellness needs.

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• Retail boutique with an extensive range of products and gift ideas • The Island’s only Vichy Shower treatments • Individual male and female steam and sauna • Ladies only whirlpool • Relaxation room with complimentary refreshments • Gift certificates available

DE TA IL S Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-8pm Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC and AMEX Reservations required

PROM O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and receive 10% discount on individual spa services.

The Hibiscus Spa offers an indulgent full service treatment menu including massage therapies, facials, enticing body experiences and nail and waxing services that cater for every need. They use the luxurious Kerstin Florian, Intraceuticals and Pure Fiji range. Sample Treatments Caribbean Breeze Ocean Front Massage Let the sound of the ocean lull you into deep relaxation with an ocean front massage. Available in the early morning or at sunset. Herbal Therapeutic Massage Ritual A combination of Deep Tissue massage, gentle stretching and warm Thai-herbal poultices provide comfort, care and relaxation. Hibiscus Massage Sampler A flowing combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Firming Coconut Milk & Honey Wrap A treatment for cellulite using the toning and firming properties of coconut milk and honey. Ultimate Oxygen Facial A facial to boost dull, dehydrated skin with the power of oxygen, healthy antioxidants and rich vitamins. Hibiscus Transformative HydraFacial® Technology meets luxury in this facial that enhances skin elasticity and evens skin tone.

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Tel: (345) 949 7621 www.diverssupply.ky

www.facebook.com/diverssupplycayman info@diverssupply.ky

Beach Gear: Choose from a wide selection of adult and children’s swimwear, resort wear, flip flops, beach towels and sunscreen. Brands include Body Glove, Hurley, Oakley, O’Neill, Reef, Sanuk and more. Dive Gear: Choose from a large selection of dive equipment including regulators, BCDs, dive computers and more. Brands include Aeris, Akona, Aqua Lung, Atomic, Cressi, Deep Blue, Deep See, Genesis, Henderson, Innovative, Lavacore, Mares, Oceanic, O’Neill, Princeton Tec, Scubapro, Sherwood, Subgear, Trident, Underwater Kinetics and XS Scuba. Rentals and Repairs: Divers Supply has the largest scuba repair service centre on the Island and is the only authorised Suunto repair service in the Caribbean. They also have a large inventory of quality snorkelling and dive equipment that is available to rent at the best rates on the Island.

HIGHLIGHT S • Largest selection of diving and snorkelling gear on the Island • Scuba repair service • Only authorised Suunto Repair Service Centre • BCDs, regulators and dive computers less expensive than in the US • Swim and beach apparel • Friendly and experienced staff

DETAILS Days of operation: Monday-Sunday 8am-9pm Payment method: Cash CI$ and US$ and all major debit and credit cards

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Divers Supply is a one-stop-shop for all diving, snorkelling and beach related needs. Whether it’s your first set of diving gear or a quick fix to get you back in the water, a beach towel, swimsuit or sunscreen, Divers Supply’s professional staff can help.

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• Cayman’s hippest fun wear boutique • Best selection of Analili, Elan, Volcom, Johnnie O and Green Dragon clothing • Party and every day wear • Sports and yoga clothing • Swim and beachwear • Helpful and friendly staff • Authorised Desigual dealer

DE TA IL S Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm Saturday: 10am-5.30pm Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC and Discover Plenty of parking directly in front of the store

PROM O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and receive 10% off any regularly priced item.

Funky Monkey is a trendy lifestyle wear boutique that sells fashionable clothing and accessories for men, women and children, for a range of budgets. They stock brands such as Analili, Elan, Banana Moon, Desigual, Johnnie O and Volcom to name a few, which are imported from Australia, France, Spain and the USA. Funky Monkey imports a limited number of each item, so you can rest assured that all your friends won’t be wearing the same pieces! Drop by the store and you’ll be able to choose from a selection of party dresses and everyday clothing such as shorts, tank tops and beach wear, including sundresses, bikinis, sandals, kaftans and more. You’ll also find sportswear, yoga gear and a variety of accessories including hats, bags and costume jewellery. Men can browse a selection of linen shirts, shorts and pants, plus dress shirts, swimwear and everyday wear. Funky Monkey is also a great place to find unique gifts for the kids, house-sitter and friends back home. They have some of the most helpful and friendly staff around who will happily assist whether you’re looking for something special or simply indulging in retail therapy. From the beach to the street, Funky Monkey has the entire family covered from head to toe!

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Located in the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa SMB MAP page 72 7

Tel: (345) 945 3800 ex. 6017 www.westingrandcayman.com beachhouse@westin-cayman.com

Sample Small Plates Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Cured Wahoo Carpaccio Seafood Charcuterie

CI$18 CI$15 CI$18

Sample Large Plates Organic Farro Risotto Tandoori Caribbean Snapper Salt Crusted Whole Roasted Fish

CI$26 CI$30 CI$39

Sample Desserts Flourless Melting Chocolate Cake  CI$12 Hazelnut Espresso Crème  CI$10 Bananas Foster French Toast CI$14 The Beach House Terrace is located adjacent to the Beach House restaurant with a stunning view of Seven Mile Beach. The lounge has an open air feel with a comfortable setting and tropical plants.

HIGHLIGHT S • Beautiful sunset views over Seven Mile Beach • Dine inside, on the patio or choose a romantic beach table • Upscale menu by award winning Chef Sandy Tuason • Tasting menu with vegetarian options available daily • Excellent wine list from around the world • Wine pairing available • Signature cocktails • Stunning Beach Terrace for cocktails and tapas

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The Beach House is an upscale yet casual restaurant offering an incredible view of Seven Mile Beach in an inviting, intimate atmosphere. The cuisine is centred on coastal living with foods from the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia. These influences have been brought together by Executive Chef Sandy Tuason. Local, sustainable fish and produce from the Islands are incorporated into the cuisine. Seafood is the mainstay of the menu, with other culinary delights such as beef, lamb and pork highlighted as well. Beach House has also received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for their wine list.

• Toes in the Sand Dinner by Beach House: Create a memorable experience by dining on Cayman’s beautiful Seven Mile

D ETAILS Hours of operation: Restaurant: Daily 6pm-10.30pm Terrace: Daily 5.30pm-10.30pm Payment method: Cash, Visa, AMEX, and MC Menu prices subject to change

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Tel: (345) 640 0000 www.dukescayman.com

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HI G H L IG H TS • Free Wi-Fi • Family-friendly, kids menu • Outdoor patio • Take out and catering services available • All you can eat BBQ and all you can eat Lobster BBQ • Sunset happy hour • Full service bar • Casual wear and pet-friendly • Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence • Private functions

DE TA IL S Hours: Monday-Sunday 11.30am-11pm All you can eat BBQ CI$19.95 Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday 6pm-9pm All you can eat Lobster CI$39.95 Every Saturday 6pm-9pm Payment method: Cash, Visa, Amex, MC

PROM O T IO NS Take a photo of this coupon and receive a 10% discount on all food and drink at Duke’s.

Duke’s combines some of the finest in Southern cuisine and Caribbean influences. With its family-friendly, laidback atmosphere it has become one of the top Caribbean and Cajun cuisine restaurants in the Cayman Islands. Menu Highlights Appetizers Snow Crab Legs CI$13.95 Maui Ribs CI$10.95 Peel ‘n Eat Shrimp CI$11.95 Main Courses Duke’s Steam Pots CI$29.95 Baby Back Ribs CI$23.95 Cayman Jerk Chicken CI$10.95 Desserts Homemade Chocolate Brownie CI$6.95 Duke’s Colossal Strawberry Rum Cake CI$7.95 Duke’s showcases awesome surfing photos and a rustic reclaimed driftwood patio bar. Their Big Kahuna staue with shades and surfboard, riding a manta ray, is a favourite for photo opportunities amongst visitors and locals alike! Guests hang out at the raw and authentic bars enjoying good food, drinks and Duke’s happy hours, hoping that their Cayman vacation never ends. Rib meat that melts from the bone, friendly helpful staff and an authentic BBQ experience - Duke’s offers the best of what the Cayman Islands have to offer.

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Tel: (345) 945 3800 ext. 6017 www.westingrandcayman.com ferdinands@westin-cayman.com Ferdinand’s is a “Caribbean Casual” restaurant with a focus on local foods, spices and flavours. The menu features a “comfort food” approach to Caribbean cuisine with dishes such as rum and mango pork ribs, jerk chicken, truffle mac and cheese, conch chowder and sticky toffee pudding.

• Beautiful sunset views over Seven Mile Beach

Enjoy dining inside or outside with spectacular views of Seven Mile Beach. With a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere, Ferdinand’s is a great place to bring the whole family.

• Excellent wine list from around the world

Appetizers Cayman Conch Chowder CI$10 Poutine CI$14 Shrimp Tacos CI$18

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• Dine inside or outside • “Caribbean Casual” menu by award winning Chef Sandy Tuason

• Signature cocktails • Stunning Beach Terrace for cocktails and tapas • Cayman’s longest soup, salad, pasta and dessert bar

D ETAILS Opening hours: Open daily 7am-10.30pm Sunday brunch: 11.30am-2.30pm

Main Courses Local Red Snapper, Cayman Sauce CI$26 Jerk Roast Chicken CI$23 West Indies Vegetable Curry CI$20 Desserts Sticky Toffee Pudding Mango Trilogy Frozen Key Lime Pie

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All you can eat salad and dessert bar: Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm for CI$15.95 per person, plus grats. Payment method: Cash, Visa, Amex, MC Menu prices are subject to change

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Ferdinand’s is also well known for its world famous Sunday brunch. Enjoy an extravagant feast including breakfast items, pasta station, carving station, dim sum and sushi station, hot dishes and decadent desserts.

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Caribbean Plaza, West Bay Road SMB MAP page 72 9x 16

Tel: (345) 623 7777 www.ginos.ky

info@ginos.ky

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• Island-wide delivery • Pizza parties available • Subs, salads, pastas and wings • Serving beer and wine • Open until 1am on the weekend • Late night poutine and kebabs • Eat-in, take-out or delivery • Lunch specials for under $10 • New ‘Pizza of the Day’ every day • Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

DE TA IL S Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday: 11am-1am Payment method: Cash and all major credit cards

Gino’s Pizzeria is Cayman’s original and only New York Style Pizzeria. Their pizzas are made from the freshest ingredients using hand-made dough, a special in-house marinara recipe and only the best toppings. As well as a large selection of pizzas, there are healthy salads and sandwiches with an extensive selection of vegetables, cheeses and meats. You can even build your own! Gino’s is perfect for a late night food stop with kebabs, poutine, wings and hot pizza by the slice. Now serving beer and wine, they really are the one stop shop for homemade comfort food and affordable drinks. GINO’S MENU HIGHLIGHTS Appetizers Conch Fritters (12 pieces) CI$10 Chicken Noodle Soup Cup $2.75/Bowl $5 Pizzas per slice/14”/18” Gluten-free base available for CI$6 Basic Cheese Pizza CI$3/$16.75/$19.75 Meat Mania Pizza CI$4/$22.75/$26.75 BBQ Chicken CI$3.75/$21.75/$25.75 Veggie Supreme CI$3.75/$21.75/$25.75 Salads Small/Large CobbCI$5.50/CI$8.25 Other Options Turkey Swiss on Wholewheat  Philly Cheese Steak

CI$7.50 CI$8.50

Dine In Drinks Bucket of White Tip Beer (5) Gino’s House White/Red Wine

CI$15 CI$7

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SMB MAP page 72 17

Tel: (345) 746 1234 www.hemingways.ky

hemingways@hemingways.ky

Menu Highlights Appetizers Local Snapper Ceviche CI$13 Tuna-Salmon Poke CI$14 Salmon or Wagyu Beef Tataki CI$13/$15 Truffled Tuna Tartar Taco CI$15 Lobster or Chicken Quesadilla CI$12 Sweet Chili or Hot Chicken Wings CI$12 Hoisin Duck Spring Roll CI$12 10oz Angus Burger CI$16 Seared Fresh Diver Scallops CI$14 Grilled Alaskan King Crab Legs CI$19 Sushi/Spring Rolls/Tempura Sushi-Nigiri-Sashimi Platter CI$24 Summer Spring Rolls CI$10/$11/$12 Shellfish, Fish or Vegetable Tempura CI$13-$8 Main Courses Pan-Fried Caribbean Lobster Tails Beef-Hoisin Braised Short Rib Sweet Soy Glazed Baby Back Ribs Mizo Marinated Sea Bass Local Yellowfin Tuna Steak

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HIGHLIGHT S • Two swimming pools with a swim-up pool bar • Family-friendly, Kids menu • Beach chairs and cabanas • Air conditioned dining room • Poolside or beach dining • Spectacular sunsets • Full service bar with a DJ or a live band 5 days a week • Popular Friday happy hour 4pm onwards • Beach weddings, receptions and rehersal dinners • Very popular for adult and children’s birthday parties

D ETAILS Main Restaurant Hours: Monday to Sunday 11.30am-10pm Pool Bar Hours: Monday to Sunday 11.30am-10pm (for food) or Midnight (for drinks only) Payment method: Cash, Visa, Amex, MC

PRO M O T IO NS Take a photo of this coupon and receive a 10% discount on all food and drink at Hemingways. www.ExploreCayman.com

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Hemingways is brought to you by the same dynamic team that created Ragazzi and LUCA. Managed by Reno Mancini, it offers a modern take on Asian fusion cuisine with a stunning pool and beachfront setting. A very popular family-friendly place on a beautiful section of Seven Mile Beach. Thursday nights they offer free salsa lessons from 9.30pm10pm. Their Friday happy hour is legendary.

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• Lively bar scene • Indoor and outdoor seating • Casual dining • Wood-burning smoker • Nightly special events • Rock ‘n Roll Bingo • Daily specials • Family-friendly

DE TA IL S Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 11.30am-1am Friday 11.30am-2am Saturday-Sunday 11am-12am Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC and Amex

PROM O T IO NS Take a photo of this coupon and receive a 10% discount on food and drink at Lone Star.

Lone Star Bar & Grill is a casual Tex-Mex restaurant and sports bar on the SMB corridor. Established in 1985, Lone Star has been a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike, for meeting friends, watching sports on the 29 TV screens and for drinking beer. Weekly Events at Lone Star: Monday is 50 cent wings night, on Tuesday put on your thinking cap for Trivia Night. Wednesday is Jam night featuring some of Cayman’s best talent. Thursday is Rock ‘n Roll Bingo! This is not your grandma’s bingo. The numbers are replaced with your favourite bands and you are invited to rock all night. Food & Drinks Lone Star offers mouthwatering Tex-Mex and BBQ including enchiladas, fajitas, their Loco Burrito and their Big Bang Nachos. The menu features some of the best smoked meats in Cayman alongside everyone’s favourite baby back ribs and smoked brisket. Wash down the Tex-Mex with Lone Star’s signature frozen margarita. Alternatively, treat yourself to a Hurricane! It is the Caribbean, after all. At night, head inside and take a seat at the Jack Daniel’s Bar for a topnotch cocktail, only available inside. Whether you are watching your favourite sporting event or sitting in the air conditioned restaurant after a day at the beach, Lone Star and its fun energetic staff will have you returning for more, time and again!

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Tel: (345) 814 0150 www.luca.ky luca@luca.ky

Sample Appetizers Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras CI$21 Raspberry balsamic purée, butter brioche toast, pickled figs, wine reduction, Maldon salt Beef Carpaccio CI$13 Arugula, truffle espuma, shaved parmigiano reggiano and roasted artichokes Tuna Poke CI$15 Local yellow fin tuna tartare in sesame oil, chili aioli & soy ginger glaze, crispy quinoa, wakame Sample Entrées Pumpkin Ravioli CI$23 Drawn thyme butter, sundried tomatoes and shaved parmigiano reggiano Branzino al Sale CI$36 Whole Mediterranean striped bass with salt crust, vegetables, chardonnay caper sauce Herb Marinated Lamb Rack & Shank CI$39

HIGHLIGHT S • Contemporary Italian and seafood • Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” • Beachfront location • Bottomless Prosecco Sunday brunch. Reservations essential • Catered weddings and private parties • Over 1,100 wines from France, Italy, Austria, USA and South America

D ETAILS Opening hours: Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner: Nightly 5.30pm-10.30pm Sunday brunch: 11.30am-2.30pm Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC and AMEX Reservations Recommended

DETAILS Fixed price lunch: three courses and a glass of wine for CI$25.

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Brought to you by the same team that created Ragazzi and Hemingways, LUCA is a contemporary Italian and seafood restaurant located on Seven Mile Beach (SMB). Committed to using only the freshest and best quality produce, Chef Roman aims to keep the preparation simple, fusing international flavours with traditional Italian dishes. LUCA has one of the best wine cellars on the Island with more than 1,100 wines from around the world. A sophisticated interior featuring marble floors, wood panelling and leather banquettes opens out on to a sunny terrace, with an infinity pool overlooking the white sands and turquoise waters of SMB.

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• Award winning wine list • Wood-burning pizza oven • Central location with ample parking • Specials change daily • Warm, friendly atmosphere • Children’s portions • Great family restaurant • Homemade gluten-free pasta available as well as gluten-free or whole wheat pizza crusts

DE TA IL S Opening hours: Daily 11.30am–11pm Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC and AMEX Reservations recommended Takeaway and catering service available

Ragazzi is brought to you by the same dynamic team that created Hemingways and LUCA. A long-term favourite among residents, Ragazzi is always buzzing. The menu includes excellent pizzas cooked in an authentic wood-burning oven, great pastas, meat dishes and daily specials, all at reasonable prices. Convenient opening hours mean you can drop in any time for a quick snack or a full meal. Alternatively, various banquet menus are available for private parties and events. Sample Dishes Antipasto Misto CI$14.95 Prosciutto, bresaola, salami, mortadella with pistachios, peppers and parmesan cheese Local Red Snapper CI$25.95 Pan-fried with capers, olives, artichokes, oregano and cherry tomato with herb rice Shellfish Linguine CI$25.95 Lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, olive oil, diced tomato, garlic and basil Four Salami Pizza CI$16.95 Parma ham, pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage Grilled Jumbo Shrimps CI$26.95 With seafood risotto and pesto basil sauce Zuppa di Pesce CI$39.95 Lobster, jumbo shrimp, scallops, mussels and snapper steamed in a tomato–basil broth served with garlic crostini

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Tel: (345) 925 3002 www.caymansafari.com info@caymansafari.com

1/2 East Safari (3.5 hours) Explore the eastern side where stops may include Pedro Castle, Botanic Park and the craft market. The full East Tour with a local lunch included is available on Fridays. Phone for the price and availability. West Safari (3.5 hours) Explore the western side where stops may include the unique and quiet Barkers National Park, Hell, Tortuga Rum Cake Store and Cayman Turtle Centre. Crystal Caves Safari (3.5 hours) An underground adventure into a fascinating world. Explore the caves where you’ll see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and other worldly formations. As you travel along the outer districts we will have a few photo op stops along the way. Must be able to walk up stairs unaided. Activity level moderate.

H IGHLIGHT S • Knowledgeable, informative guides • Land Rover tours around the Island • Experience the culture of Cayman beyond the tourist spots • Meet interesting local people • Sample real Caymanian food • Visit remote areas of the Island • Highly rated on TripAdvisor • Small size groups

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Try something different this vacation! Hop into one of Cayman Safaris’ customised Land Rovers for a unique and exciting adventure in Cayman! More than a sightseeing tour, it’s an interactive journey of discovery. Tours are led by superb local guides who have a deep love for and strong historical ties to the Island. You will experience genuine Caymanian hospitality, learn about the Island’s past and experience a different way of life as you venture into the cultural heart of Cayman. You will see some of the most beautiful places on the Island and encounter some unique photo opportunities! This is a great adventure for all ages.

Hours of operation: Tours run daily Tour Prices - includes entrance fees: 1/2 East: Adults US$79, kids US$69 West Safari: Adults US$79, kids US$69 Crystal Caves: Adults US$89, kids US$79 Call or visit the website for more tour options as well as private and customised tours. Location: Pick up and drop off from all hotels, condos and cruise ship terminals Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover and Travellers Cheques

HIGHLIGHT S Mention EXPLORE and receive 5% discount per person on the West Safari. www.ExploreCayman.com

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• Par-71, 6605 yards • Full practice facility with floating range balls • Open-air bar overlooking the North Sound • Instruction from PGA professionals • Tee times available seven days in advance

DE TA IL S Hours of operation: Golf Shop: 7am-6pm, everyday Snack Bar: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-8pm Rates: For a list of the current rates visit www.northsoundclub.com

Payment method: Cash, AMEX, Visa, MC, Discover, Diners Club and Travellers Cheques

PROM O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and receive an 18-hole club rental for the price of 9-holes – a US$20 savings.

North Sound Golf Club is the only 18-hole championship golf course in the Cayman Islands. With spectacular water views and sun-drenched greens, this course is designed to take advantage of the North Sound’s ocean breeze while offering challenging play. Improve your game at the full service practice facility, enjoy a round with family and friends, then sit back and relax with a cold drink at the open-air bar. The Course The par-71, 6605 yard course has a rating of 73.1 and slope of 139. Challenges abound with the prevailing Caribbean trade winds and with water coming into play on 15 of the 18 holes. The five sets of tee boxes allow an enjoyable opportunity for even the novice golfer. The signature hole, #11, is a long par-3 playing into the wind with the majestic North Sound as the backdrop, a must for photo enthusiasts. Services & Amenities North Sound Golf Club is open to the public with daily and twilight play packages. You can take advantage of their full service practice facility, take a lesson from a PGA professional or just relax and enjoy the vistas with a cool beverage at the open air bar. Club rentals and fashionable golf apparel are available at the Pro Shop. Memberships There are also all-inclusive membership opportunities for individuals, families, corporate teams, seasonal residents and junior golfers.

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Tel: (345) 814 0173 www.ciactionmarine.com

reservationsactionwatersports@gmail.com

Stingray City Tours: This is their most popular tour. As part of a group, you ride your own waverunner (with up to two passengers) to Stingray City Sandbar, where you can feed and interact with friendly stingrays in just 3ft of water. The tour then continues to the beautiful beaches of Rum Point, where you can relax on the beach or enjoy food and drinks at the restaurant and bar. Personal Rentals: You can also rent a waverunner separate from the tours. Take a waverunner for an exciting spin for a halfhour, or rent one for an incredible half-day of fun. Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals: Rent a kayak by the hour and explore Cayman’s beautiful shoreline. Take a mask and snorkel and experience the unrivalled underwater beauty that Cayman has to offer. Directions: They are located at the Holiday Inn Resort in Safehaven. Free transportation is available from The Blue Iguana, near the Cruise Port in George Town and also from hotels on Seven Mile Beach.

HIGHLIGHT S • Waverunner Stingray City tours • Waverunner rentals by the hour • One, two or three passengers • Kayak rentals by the hour • Paddleboard rental • Free transportation to the dock

DETAILS Stingray Tour (Approx. 2 hours): 1 Rider US$110, 2 Riders US$75 per rider, 3 Riders US$60 per rider Waverunner rentals: ½ hour: US$75 (one rider) 3 hours: US$300, 5 hours: US$450 Kayak rental: 1 hour: US$20 (one person) Business hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover and Travellers Cheques

PRO M O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and get 10% OFF per person for direct and cash bookings only.

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Action Watersports offers some of the most unique tours available in the Cayman Islands. Experience the magnificent waters of the Caribbean up close and personal on your very own waverunner to Stingray City and Rum Point, or spend some quality time exploring the beautiful mangroves and shoreline in your own kayak.

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• Private/group sessions with an experienced instructor • Full day CayJet sessions that are great for families • Video recordings of your CayJet experience available • Learn tricks and advanced new skills • Drone footage is available for an additional US$60 (CI$ 49.20)

DE TA IL S Prices: 30 min sessions CI$80 Private Half-Day sessions CI$450 Full Day sessions CI$749.99 Hours: 10am-6pm Recommended Ages: 12+ Payment: Cash, Visa, Mastercard

PROM O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and get 10% OFF per person for direct and cash bookings only.

Enjoy the thrill of a hydro flight on Jet Blades with CayJet Watersports! Standing and balancing on a board, in mid-air ranks near the top of adventure dreams. Take pleasure in the amazing feeling of being able to steer yourself through the air with the “cushion” of the water to offset the inevitable impact of your return to earth. Never before in the history of mankind has practising to fly and pushing the limits been so accessible and safe. CayJet Hydro Flights Sessions CayJet offers different packages to suit each individual or group. Jet Blade for a 30 minute session, with the help of an experienced instructor, guiding and assisting you while you fly through the air, defying gravity at your leisure. Spend a half-day out on the water and in the air for double the fun and adventure. Alternatively, you can book a full day session that is perfect for families and bigger groups! Additional Information At CayJet Watersports, the instructors are fully certified and trained to keep you safe while helping you quickly master your ability to fly the skies! Call to arrange a booking or book online and they will conveniently come to your location!

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Bioluminescent Bay Boat Tour Swim or snorkel in the shimmering waters of the Bio Bay. The less adventurous can observe the amazing light show from the comfort of the boat. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments for the ride home under the stars, yes, “adult” beverages are allowed. We provide a cooler and ice on board. Mangrove Kayak Tour Paddle into the mangrove forest and see the beauty under the mangrove canopy, and learn about this amazing diverse eco-system. Stingray City Tour An experience not to be missed! Play with these gentle creatures! Snorkel on the shallow protected barrier reefs. Private Charter Enjoy a private trip on the North Sound at an affordable price. Set your own itinerary. Stingray City, Starfish Point, Barrier Reef, Mangroves and maybe even lunch on the beach. Guided Mangrove Snorkel Tour Perfect for underwater photographers. Ask about the Full Moon Kayak tour and the Mating Glow Worm tour. Reservations required for all tours. Call for tour schedule.

• Bio-Bay Boat tours - Snorkel or watch from the comfort of the boat • Mangrove Kayak eco-tours • Stingray City tours • Private Charters • All tours leave from the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, Dock C4 • Free transport from 7 Mile Beach area

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Sea Elements offer a variety of interactive eco-tours. Boat tours include the amazing Bioluminescent Bay, Stingray City and Coral Reefs, or kayak through the Mangrove Forests. Flexible tour times. Consider a private charter at an affordable rate. Experienced and knowledgeable guides.

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Cayman Islands Yacht Club, Dock C4, Yacht Dr. (off West Bay Rd)

Bioluminescent Boat Tour Adult US$65, child US$50 approx. 2.5 hrs Mangrove Kayak Tour Adult US$50, child US$40 approx. 1.5 to 2 hrs Stingray City and Reef Snorkel Tour Adult US$50, child US$40 approx. 2.5 hrs Private Charters From US$500 - Call to customize your tour Guided Mangrove Snorkel Tour Adult US$40, child US$30 approx. 1.5 hrs Mangrove Boat Tour Adult US$40, child US$30 approx. 1.5 hrs Under 2’s are free, 2-9 yrs child rates Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, Amex

PRO M O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE at time of booking and receive US$4 off for any adult, $2 off any child. Prepaid bookings only. www.ExploreCayman.com

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• New, high quality equipment • Custom day and night excursions • Professional, experienced staff • Extendable paddles, lifejackets and leg ropes • Sales and repair service • Team building packages and kids parties • Highly rated on TripAdvisor

D E TA IL S Hours of operation: Rentals available 7 days a week Rental prices: Hourly US$30/CI$24 2 hrs min Half day rental (4 hours) US$80/CI$64 Full day rental (24 hours) US$95/CI$76 2-4 days US$75/CI $63 per day 5-6 days US$55/CI $44 per day Full week (7 days) US$50/CI$40 per day Group rates and discounts for repeat customers available Payment method: Cash and credit cards

PR OM O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and get four board rentals for the price of three.

Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co. (CSUPco) is a specialist paddleboarding company owned and run by watersport enthusiasts. They offer rentals, board delivery, lessons, guided tours, down-winder tours and much more. CSUPco has an infectious enthusiasm for paddleboarding and will help you get the most out of this versatile sport. Rentals Whether you’re a novice or an experienced paddleboarder, Cayman’s clear, calm water makes it one of the best places to enjoy the sport and further your skills. CSUPco will deliver paddleboards to your hotel, condo or nearest beach and after a quick lesson, you will be gliding along the water in no time. You can rent paddleboards for just one hour or a full week, and they’ll be delivered to you ontime by courteous staff. Guided and Customised Tours If you would like to explore more of the Island, then join a guided paddleboard tour. Customised tours can also be organised. Discover Cayman’s varying coastline, from the beaches to mangroves. You can travel through canals and even paddle at night using Noqua illumination. CSUPco also run exciting full moon paddles. You will paddle along Seven Mile Beach as the full moon rises and stop for a quick refreshment at a beach bar – a truly memorable Cayman experience!

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Tel: (345) 525 5070 www.fantaseacayman.com info@fantaseacayman.com

Guided Tours Parasail: Experience the beautiful thrill of being 1,000ft in the air and the sensation of hang gliding, hot air ballooning, bungee jumping and fast-action speed boating - all in one! Jet Ski: Take a 15 mile, fast-action Jet Ski Tour on their brand new Yamaha waverunners. Choose the Stingray City Jet Ski Tour to play with the friendly stingrays after zooming across the flat waters of the bay at 55mph! Snorkel: Stop along the way to snorkel on the beautiful reef or a coral head. Combos: Enquire about combining activities to personalise your experience. Pick-Up & Booking Fantasea Cayman will pick you up, beach side, anywhere along Seven Mile Beach. Simply give them a call or use their online booking platform to save time and plan your activities. Let their experienced camera crew do the work and give you 50-70 pictures of your experience for only US$30! Visit their website for additional information about all the Fantasea activities.

HIGHLIGHT S • Parasailing, Jet Ski tours, private charters and snorkelling trips • Parasail: 1, 2 or 3 people at the same time, on a 1000ft of rope • Boat Trips: Up to 14 people on the boat at the same time • Breathtaking views of Cayman from the clouds • See marine life swim below you • Photo packages available on boat

DETAILS Hours of operation: Open daily 9am-5pm Payment method: Cash and major credit cards accepted

PRO M O T IO NS Fantasea will meet or beat all competitor prices with their best price guarantee!

www.ExploreCayman.com

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Owner operator since 1992, Fantasea Cayman is one of Cayman’s most experienced Parasail and Jet Ski Tour companies. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and great views of Cayman with their experienced staff.

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Kitesurf Cayman Barkers National Park, West Bay

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Tel: (345) 769 7873 www.watermancayman.ky info@watermancayman.ky

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• No experience needed. If you can swim, you can kitesurf and windsurf! • Courtesy shuttle available along Seven Mile Beach and George Town area • Two hour private and semi-private lessons plus packages available • Kitesurf & windsurf equipment rental and pro-advice • Radio helmet coaching • Hydrofoiling lessons from Jhon Mora, a world kite race circuit professional • Waterman Surf Shop offers a great selection of equipment/surf clothing • Now offering windsurf lessons

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DE TA IL S Opening hours: Kite School: Seven days a week 8am-6pm. Waterman: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover and Diners Club.

PR OM O T IO NS Kitesurf Cayman: Mention EXPLORE and receive 5% off cash bookings. Waterman: Mention EXPLORE and receive 5% off purchases.

Kitesurf Cayman offers you a unique opportunity to try something exciting this vacation! Located on sun-drenched Barkers Beach, they offer world-class conditions for beginners to master this sport with confidence. Warm flat waters, expansive open space, and a waist deep teaching area offers first-timers the perfect learning environment. Experienced IKO instructors will help guide you in a fun and easy way. Kitesurf Cayman’s introductory lesson will help you decide if kitesurfing is the sport for you! Feel the rush of adrenaline and experience what makes kiting so addictive to those that try it. Individual 2 Hour Private Lesson: CI$210 Semi-Private 2 Hour Lesson: Two students, one instructor, one kite to share - CI$120 pp Advanced: Foiling and kite-tricks lessons CI$100-CI$200 Windsurf Lessons: CI$120 pp Discounts available for 8 hour packages. Waterman - Blue Wave Surf Co. offers the finest in surf apparel from brands such as RVCA, Quiksilver, Roxy, Billabong, Vissla, Amuse Society, Reef, Olukai, Freewaters, Dragon, and Kaenon. They also stock surf, stand up paddleboard and kitesurfing equipment from Firewire, Al Merrick, Slingshot, Boga, Fanatic, Rogue, Smooth, Mystic, Dakine, 7s and more.

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SMB MAP page 72 9

Tel: (345) 916 2953 www.parasailgrandcayman.com

Additional Information The Parasailing Professionals crew will pick you up and drop you off by boat at most locations along Seven Mile Beach. Trips last 30-60 minutes, with approximately 10 minutes “flying time”. A 1,000ft line will winch you to heights of up to 500ft. Don’t forget to take a camera (waterproof cameras recommended!) for great aerial shots – or leave it with the crew to take photos of you from down below. The highly experienced staff will make your trip hassle–free and exciting. Parasail rides are subject to maximum combined weight of 400lbs and a minimum weight of approximately 160lbs to 200lbs depending on weather conditions.

HIGHLIGHT S • Single, double or triple parasailing rides • Breathtaking views • Suitable for all ages • No experience necessary • Fly up to 500 feet up in the air

DETAILS Trip Details: Hours: 9am–5pm Prices: Single US$90 Double US$170 Triple US$210 Trips last 30–60 minutes, with 10 minutes flying time Convenient shuttle boat pick-up and drop-off along SMB Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC and Discover

PRO M O T IO NS Book direct and receive US$10 off per person when you mention EXPLORE.

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For a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Grand Cayman and the crystal clear waters of Seven Mile Beach, take a ride with Parasailing Professionals. A safe but exhilarating ride suitable for the whole family, you will “fly” hundreds of feet in the air above the sea. They offer single, double and triple rides which take off and land on the boat – it’s a smooth ride and no skill or experience is required.

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Camana Bay Located just steps from Grand Cayman’s world-famous Seven Mile Beach, the lively waterfront town of Camana Bay is a mustsee destination for visitors. Take a step onto the Rise, a pedestrian overpass that leads you sea to sound from West Bay Road straight into Camana Bay’s bustling Town Centre. With world-class shopping and dining, family-friendly entertainment, authentically local experiences, a packed events calendar and lush outdoor spaces with unique attractions, Camana Bay is not to be missed! PHOTO BY CAMANA BAY

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Camana Bay All About Local Visitors can get a glimpse of local life every Wednesday with the weekly Farmers & Artisans Market and the Flavour Tour. Can’t make it on Wednesday? The shops of Camana Bay carry a wide selection of products made in Cayman or inspired by its natural beauty and storied history.

Farmers & Artisans Market The Market has been a community tradition since 2010. It’s held every Wednesday from 12pm-7pm on the Paseo. Discover an array of local purveyors offering products and experiences found only in Cayman. Shop for authentic, handmade souvenirs and sample unique fruit and vegetables grown on the island. Get into the island vibe with live music and experience Caymanian traditions through art and cultural demonstrations.

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t The Flavour Tour On Wednesdays at 7pm following the Market, guests can embark on the Flavour Tour. Diners experience the ingenuity of Camana Bay’s food community in action with a guided culinary adventure where local ingredients are presented in the individual styles of the town’s signature restaurants. Start the evening with a sommelier-led wine tasting at West Indies Wine Company; you’ll then enjoy three small-plate courses at each restaurant, complemented by featured wine or cocktail pairings, before wrapping up the meal with dessert from Gelato & Co. Finally, you’ll enjoy a nightcap at traditional British pub The King’s Head. The cost is USD$89 per person all-inclusive and tickets are available at camanabay.com/flavour-tour.

The Perfect Souvenir The boutiques at Camana Bay are proud to carry local products, ensuring visitors can always find an authentic piece of Cayman to take home. Throughout the Town Centre, you’ll find over 40 local products that make perfect keepsakes, mementoes and gifts. Visitors can browse the All About Local gift guide to find an item that speaks most to them. Pick up a copy at the Camana Bay Visitor Centre or view the guide online at camanabay.com/local.

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More Weekly Events IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am-7pm, the Crescent A fun, interactive concept in play, Imagination Playground invites kids to build, dream and explore a new world. Every week in the Town Centre’s dancing fountains, little ones will find giant foam blocks in all shapes and sizes. Watch them recreate familiar objects, like animals, rocket ships and robots; build imaginary houses, islands and cities; invent new games and dramatic scenarios, or simply make new friends. STORY TIME Tuesdays 11am, Camana Bay Cinema; Thursdays 3pm and Saturdays 10.30am, Books & Books Every Tuesday, toddlers can take part in a live story reading and a sing-along. Each week there are exciting new books to read and children’s songs to sing. On Thursdays and Saturdays, young readers can expand their imagination and explore their creative sides with storytelling and crafts. MOONLIGHT & MOVIES Tuesdays 7pm, Town Centre (June-August and during special holidays) Enjoy family-friendly movies under the stars. Dine at one of Camana Bay’s signature restaurants before the movie, set up a picnic on the grass or just bring a blanket, relax and enjoy the show on the outdoor big screen. For a complete calendar of events, visit camanabay.com/events.

Things to See: Interactive Fountains Let the kids loose in the interactive fountains. In Jasmine Court, water spurts mingle with colour, delighting tots and toddlers. On the Crescent, dancing waters with skyward bursts reaching 30 feet thrill brave youngsters. The Courtyards Pick a book from Books & Books and relax in one of the five courtyards: Jasmine, Cassia, Gardenia, Canella and Heliconia. These are named after the prominent flowers found in their garden and have a distinct character and offer pleasant seating. The Observation Tower Climb the 75-foot tower for 360-degree views of the Island and be mesmerised by the floor-to-ceiling marine mosaic on the way up. The Island Grab a picnic lunch from one of Camana Bay’s cafés and find a shady spot under a palm tree to watch boats sail through the harbour. Poof the Blue Dragon Snap a picture with Poof. Part of the Blue Dragon Trail, Poof is one of fifteen larger-than-life sculptures of Grand Cayman’s endangered Blue Iguanas located around the island. www.ExploreCayman.com

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Camana Bay Cafés & Sweet Treats • Café del Sol Gourmet coffees, smoothies, sandwiches and pastries. (345) 943 3344. • Gelato & Co. Authentic Italian ice creams, pastries and cakes. (345) 324 4359. • Häagen-Dazs Fine ice creams, sorbets and smoothies. (345) 946 8061. • Jessie’s Juice Bar Fresh juices, smoothies, teas, coffees and health foods. (345) 949 2012. • Petit Paris French bakery with sweet treats and European classics. (345) 328 4000.

Fashion & Beauty • Activ Angels On-trend and inspiring athleisure and enhanced performance apparel. (345) 946 2645. • The Cabana, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Shop offering an assortment of all things resort chic. (345) 945 7465. • De Sunglass Man Exceptional selection of designer sunglass brands, watches and bags. (345) 640 5339. • Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa Wide range of hair and beauty services. (345) 945 1188. • Island Company Caribbeaninspired resort wear for men and women. (345) 945 7575. • Island Jewellers Duty-free watches and fine jewellery. (345) 640 5337.

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Signature Restaurants • Abacus Contemporary fare, alfresco dining. (345) 623 8282. SEE PAGE 108 • The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta Italian-American cuisine with international flair. (345) 640 0005. • KARoo Crisp designer cocktails, small plates and tapas. (345) 946 6633. • The King’s Head Traditional London pub. (345) 924 6877. • Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar Southeast Asianinspired fare. (345) 640 0001. • Lola Trendy and friendly neighbourhood gem fit for foodies. (345) 743 1012. • Pani Indian Kitchen An authentic Indian restaurant on the waterfront offering dine-in or takeaway from a traditional Indian menu. (345) 640 0007. • The Waterfront Urban Diner Freshly made American classics. (345) 640 0002.

• Le Visage Luxury cosmetics and skincare boutique. (345) 946 2332. • NKY The Island’s largest selection of quality men’s and women’s apparel for all occasions. (345) 949 8171. • NKY Collections Exclusive women’s boutique offering designer labels for all occasions. (345) 946 8172. • Pandora Charms, jewellery and watches for life’s special moments. (345) 640 5337. • POLO by NKY Carrying a full range of men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion, as well as luxury home goods from Polo Ralph Lauren. (345) 949 8171. • Sand Angels Designer swimwear, resort wear and accessories. (345) 945 7263. • Silhouette Luxury lingerie boutique stocking designer intimates for men and women. (345) 943 5223. • SOLES Shoe Salon Men’s and ladies’ designer footwear. (345) 949 8173.


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Essential Services • Align Specialists in acupuncture, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractics and core conditioning. An integrated approach to physical wellbeing. (345) 640 5050. • Anytime Fitness 24-hour fitness facility offering personal training and regular classes. (345) 946 4748. • Camana Bay Visitor Centre Discover all you need to know about the vibrant Town Centre of Camana Bay from the concierges at the Visitor Centre. (345) 640 4000. • Cayman Dental & Cayman Orthodontics Full-service dental and orthodontic practice. (345) 945 4447. • Cayman Music School & The Music Box Music education for all ages and abilities. (345) 938 3838. • Cayman National Bank Full-service financial institution with on-site ATM. (345) 949 4655. • CrossFit Cayman Whole-body wellness through core strength, nutrition and highintensity workouts. (345) 929 8470. • Digicel Telecoms provider offering a full range of services. (345) 623 3555. • Fluff n’ Fold Eco-friendly dry cleaning and laundry services. (345) 943 5833. • Mail Boxes Etc. Postal, shipping and passport photo services. (345) 745 1400. • Must Love Dogs Pet supplies and grooming services. (345) 746 7222. • Picture This Studios Photography, videography, design and framing studio. (345) 943 3686. • Ryde Experience the next generation of indoor cycling. (345) 746 RYDE (7933) • Starfish Village & Village Montessori Education, entertainment and enrichment centre for children. (345) 640 7827. • TrinCay Medical Centre & Urgent Care Highly qualified doctors on call 24/7. (345) 943 4633 or (345) 925 7020 after hours. • TrinCay Pharmacy Wide range of prescriptions. (345) 945 6590. • VisionWear Cayman Full-service optometry practice. (345) 943 5151.

Centre happenings, please visit camanabay.com or call (345) 640 4000.

Books & Technology • Audi Cayman Islands Showroom and customer sales centre. (345) 943 2834. • Books & Books Independent bookstore with regular literary events and a vast toy selection. (345) 640 2665. • Cayman MAC Store Cayman’s authorised Apple reseller and service provider. (345) 943 4763.

Food, Wine & Home • Bay Market Gourmet groceries, organic foods and eco-friendly products. (345) 815 1080. • Bedside Manor Fine linens, home accessories, baby products and gifts. (345) 947 2711. • Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio Speciality culinary appliances, kitchenware, accessories and interactive cooking classes. (345) 623 2665. • Design Studio Interior design services, home furnishings and accessories. (345) 945 4977. • West Indies Wine Company Tasting room and shop offering 80 different wines by the glass. Also open on Sundays. (345) 640 9492. SEE PAGE 109

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• Camana Bay Cinema Six-screen complex showing the latest movies including a VIP theatre with leather recliners and the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. (345) 640 3456. www.ExploreCayman.com

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• Island Jewellers Cayman’s retailer of choice since 1978 • Extensive collection of the world’s top brands in jewellery, watches and sunglasses • De Sunglass Man Significant savings with duty and tax free prices Island Jewellers, (345) 640 5337, is Camana • Largest selection of loose diamonds on Grand Cayman G H L IG H TS Bay’s only jewellery and watch store and one • HI Easy and FREE parking Highlights of 5 locations in Grand Cayman. The design • Cayman’s retailer of choice since 1978 • Cayman’s retailer of choice of the store was inspired by Cayman’s great • Extensive collection of the world’s top brands in jewellery, watches and sunglasses since 1978 houses and famous public buildings and offers Island Jewellers Home to a stunning collection of fine jewellery, diamonds, tanzanite and other • Significant savings with duty and tax free prices a unique and relaxed shopping environment. • Extensive collection of the world’s coloured gemstones. Famous jewelry brands include Pandora, Hearts on Fire, FOPE, John Hardy, Alex • Largest selection of loose diamonds on Grand Cayman With extensive collections of loose diamonds top brands in jewellery, watches and Ani, Tacori, Temple St Clair, Swarovski, Marahlago and the Cayman Memories Collection. Great • Easy and FREE parking and diamond jewellery, Island Jewellers and sunglasses watch brands like Ulysse Nardin, Hermes, Zenith, Oris, Tissot, Movado, Hamilton, Michelle, Frederique is known locally as “the only place for Constant and others. Shipwreck coins, pearls and gold too. • Significant savings with duty and diamonds.” They have a strong focus on their Island Jewellers Home to a stunning collection of fine jewellery, diamonds, tanzanite and other tax free prices own unique and exclusive Island Jewellers De Sunglass Man – The Sunglass Superstore. Brands like Cartier, Ray Ban, Oakley, Maui Jim, Prada, coloured gemstones. Famous jewelry brands include Pandora, Hearts on Fire, FOPE, John Hardy, Alex • and Ani, Tacori, Temple St Clair, Swarovski, Marahlago and the Cayman Memories Collection. Great Largest selection of loose Tiffany, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Gucci, Dior, Tory Burch, Coach and Dolce. Watches from collections of gold, tanzanite, sapphires and watch brands like Ulysse Nardin, Hermes, Zenith, Oris, Tissot, Movado, Hamilton, Michelle, Frederique diamonds on Grand Cayman G-Shock, Baby-G, Guess, Calvin Klein, Seiko and others. other gemstones. You will also find world Constant and others. Shipwreck coins, pearls and gold too. famous jewellery brands such as Pandora, • Easy and FREE parking De Sunglass Man – The Sunglass Superstore. Brands like Cartier, Ray Ban, Oakley, Maui Jim, Prada, Hearts On Fire, FOPE, John Hardy, Tacori, Tiffany, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Gucci, Dior, Tory Burch, Coach and Dolce. Watches from Temple St Clair, Swarovski, Marahlago and G-Shock, Baby-G, Guess, Calvin Klein, Seiko and others. watch brands such as Ulysse Nardin, Hermes, Zenith, Oris, Tissot, Movado, Hamilton, D E TA IL S Michele and Frederique Constant.

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Island Jewellers Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm De Sunglass Man Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm Payment method: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover, Amex Camana Bay gift cards

De Sunglass Man, (345) 640 5339, has been an island favourite for over 20 years and is one of two locations that are Cayman’s only dedicated sunglass stores. With over 800 frames from well-known brands such as Rayban, Maui Jim, Oakley and designer styles from Gucci, Dior, Tom Ford and Cartier, frequent visitors to the Island list De Sunglass Man as a “day one activity”. It is also home to fashion watch and jewellery brands such as G Shock, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Anne Klein.

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Tel: (345) 945 7263 (SAND) www.sandangels.com sandangels@candw.ky

Sand Angels is your passport to style with a world class selection of swimwear, resort wear and accessories to suit all body types, conveniently located in one beautiful store. Choose from this season’s must-have’s and let the talented team at Sand Angels find the perfect fit for you. Create a stunning ensemble with cover-ups, tunics, summer dresses and accessories or select a statement piece that will set you apart from the crowd, with that one-of-kind Sand Angels look.

Little Angels a lifestyle store for children from age 0 to 14 years offering an incredible selection of top brand swim and resort casual wear, Cayman Islands branded t-shirts, UV50+ sun protection swimwear and rash guards plus a great selection of fashion accessories from sun hats and beach shoes to fashion jewellery and amazing must-have gift items.

H IGHLIGHT S • Swimwear, resort wear, yoga and active wear specialists • Finest selection of world class brands exclusive to their stores • Bra-sized, body-control, one-piece and bikini separates • Yoga pants & accessories galore • UV50+ sun protection swim and apparel for the whole family • From boho chic to super yacht glamour they have it all • Exemplary customer service and personal attention • All your favourite name brands at comparable US/CI prices

DE TAILS Days of operation: Monday-Saturday: 10am-7pm Payment method: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover, Amex Camana Bay & Sand Angels gift cards

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Activ Angels a specialist Active / Yoga / Athleisure lifestyle store offering the widest selection of top brand yoga / performance apparel and accessories for women, men and children. Leggings galore from SUP to Hot Yoga or Pilates to the Street - plus technical performance apparel for Crossfit and outdoor exercise. Compliment your active lifestyle with the hottest on-trend styles in athleisure clothing from Boho Chic to SoCal Style and UV50+ sun apparel for men and women.

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HI G H L IG H TS • Over 15 wines and 11 cocktails by the glass • Daily happy hour • Live music every Saturday • Lounge culture and cocktail bar • Cocktail list with local fruits • Daily tapas • Indoor and outdoor dining

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Tapas: 11am-11pm Lunch: 11am-2.30pm Dinner: 5.30pm-10.30pm Bar & Lounge: from 11am Daily Happy Hour: 3pm-7pm Sunday: Closed Payment method:

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PROM O T IO NS Tapas dishes in the chic bar and lounge start at $6.95.

Abacus, whose slogan is ‘Tapas, Cocktails, Dining, Wine’ is a chic culinary destination with a vibrant lounge, sophisticated dining, and a cool Caribbean breeze. The menu focuses on sustainable and farm-to-table ingredients, with cutting-edge cuisine. Weekly lunch and dinner menus are organised by Land and by Sea and the all-day tapas menu is the perfect way to sample an array of dishes. Abacus offers an inspired, artistically crafted cocktail menu featuring local seasonal fruits. Sample Tapas & Appetizers Roasted Octopus CI$9.95 Corn and jalapeño salad, cilantro Oxtail Springroll C$10.75 Island spiced coleslaw chili dip Artisinal Board CI$14 (Sm)/CI$24(Lrg) Assorted cheeses, cured meats, chicken pâté, melon, candied pecans, kalamata olives, country bread Sample Dinner Options Ribeye Steak On The Bone 20oz. . CI$47 Hand-cut steak fries, seasonal vegetables, salsa verde Oxtail Ravioli CI$22 Sautéed wild mushrooms, local cherry tomatoes, basil creams sauce, parmesan Seafood Platter CI$32-$36 Local catch, scallops, shrimp, local vegetables, grilled watermelon, charred lemon, parsley potatoes, caper relish

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Tel: (345) 640 9492 www.wiwc.ky info@wiwc.ky

West Indies Wine Company is a true tasting room. Every day of the week you will find 80 different eclectic and exclusive wines by the glass, each served perfectly via stateof-the-art Wine Station® machines. Their inhouse experts can assist you while you serve yourself a one-ounce taste, three-ounce half glass or five-ounce full glass with your preloaded smart card.

West Indies’ wines are accompanied by a fine selection of artisan meats and cheeses from around the world to pair with your selection. They also serve craft beer, sparkling wine and champagne by the glass. West Indies Wine Company is the only location on the Island where customers can purchase wine, champagne and spirits by the bottle at regular retail prices, seven days a week and extended late night hours. West Indies Wine Company is also available for parties and corporate functions for up to 200 people. Call to reserve your table at West Indies Wine Company today.

H IGHLIGHT S • Over 80 different wines by the glass • In-house experts • Selection of artisan meats and cheeses • Craft beers, champagne and sparkling wine available • Purchase wine, champagne and spirits by the bottle at retail prices, seven days a week

DE TAILS Days of operation: Monday-Thursday: 12pm-10pm Friday-Saturday: 12pm-12am Sunday: 1pm-9pm Payment method: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover, AMEX and the Camana Bay gift card

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Inside there is room to stand and socialise, or sit and sip and watch the world go by outside in the breeze of Camana Bay’s Paseo.

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It is well worth a trip to George Town, the capital and financial hub of the Cayman Islands. George Town is where the government conducts its business. It is also home to many high-end jewellery and beauty stores. There is lots to do here and unlike most capital cities, it is surrounded by crystal clear waters, making for interesting snorkelling and swimming. PHOTO BY DEEP BLUE IMAGES www.ExploreCayman.com

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• Learn all about Cayman at the National Museum (SEE PAGE 127). It was built in the 1830s and is a remarkably sophisticated museum with interactive displays that provide a great introduction to Cayman Islands' heritage. Great for adults and children. • Shop and make the most of duty free and tax free prices. In George Town you will find stores carrying top of the line jewellery, cameras, artwork, souvenirs, gifts, clothes and collectables. See later in this section for more information and suggestions. • Take a Walking Tour and learn about some of Cayman’s history and culture. See page 116 for our recommended family and guided walking tours. • Dive the clear blue waters around George Town. Don Foster's (SEE PAGE 57) and Wall to Wall Diving (SEE PAGE 59) can take you on boat dives to the Kittiwake and Stingray City. At Eden Rock (SEE PAGE 58) you can rent gear and explore the caves or discover the Wreck of the Cali, a 220ft schooner.

• Non-divers can experience the thrill of breathing underwater with a SNUBA or Helmet dive with Sea Trek. SEE PAGE 129 • A Submarine Tour with Atlantis Submarines is a unique way to view the underwater world. (345) 949 7700. Or contact Nautilus (345) 945 1355 for a tour in their semi-submersible boat. • See the Fish Market on North Church Street, next to Cayman Cabana. Watch the fishermen cleaning their daily catch. Walk down to the beach to see the enormous tarpon waiting for any fish scraps! • Snorkel the calm waters around Eden Rock (SEE PAGE 58) and you'll come across two reefs: Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto. Alternatively snorkel out from Don Foster's (SEE PAGE 57) and discover Casuarina Reef. Snorkel gear costs US$6-$14 to rent for the day. • Ride the Slide at Margaritaville. Kids will enjoy taking turns speeding down the waterslide while adults enjoy live music, food and cocktails by the rooftop pool. • Feed the Tarpon every night at The Lobster Pot around 7pm and watch them thrash around in the water! SEE PAGE 126 The Wharf also do tarpon feeding at 7pm and 9pm.

Pirates Week! In November each year downtown George Town comes alive for Pirates Week, the country’s largest celebration. Festival events include street dances, a float parade, landing pageant and fireworks. www.piratesweekfestival.com.

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Shopping Downtown George Town is where you will find many high-end jewellery shops as well as a few interesting and unique stores including Cayside Galleries and Island Plaza shops where you can find great gifts to take home with you. As a reminder, George Town is quietest on non-cruise ship days. All downtown shops are closed on Sundays.

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• Take a Helicopter Tour with Cayman Islands Helicopters (SEE PAGE 128) and view this beautiful Island from the air. Choose from an Island or Stingray City tour or for a truly memorable evening go on a sunset flight followed by a romantic meal or even fly to Little Cayman and Cayman Brac in one day! • Brewery & Distillery Tours Learn about the brewing process during a tour of the Cayman Islands Brewery (Tel: (345) 947 6699), where you’ll meet the experts and sample each of the beers. Spirit lovers will enjoy the behind the scenes tour of the 5,000sq ft Cayman Spirits Company Distillery. Learn how they produce the handcrafted spirits and then sample fresh batches of their two rums and locally made vodka. (345) 925 5379. • Take an Amphibious Bus Ride to key sites on land and then splash into the sea and explore offshore sites as well with MarineLand Tours. (345) 945 8687. • Relax at the Dart Family Park just a short drive south of George Town (5 mins). This shady park features lush landscaping, family playground facilities, a small amphitheatre, gazebos, restrooms and picnic tables. The National Trust's Visitor Centre is located right inside the Park. • Walk a dog from the Humane Society. The dogs at the shelter would love you to take them for a walk to stretch their legs! The cats would love some cuddles and play time too! Located on North Sound Road. (345) 949 1461.

Local Art & Collectables

• Artifacts Ltd. is a treasure trove of antique jewellery, maps, prints, china, shipwreck treasures and more. It's the perfect place to pick up a unique gift. SEE PAGE 118

• Cathy Church's Photo Centre in South Sound is home to Cathy's famous collection of underwater photography. Photographs are available to purchase in a variety of sizes. SEE PAGE 119 • Cayman Islands National Museum Shop offers a wide selection of locally made products and souvenirs. They are the official distributor for Cayman flags and Coat of Arms plaques. SEE PAGE 127

• Shop for Souvenirs in Cayside Galleries on the waterfront and find great gifts to take home. Choose from t-shirts, Cayman-made crafts and much more. SEE PAGE 120 • Cayman Nature Store is located at the Dart Park on South Church Street and stocks jewellery, apparel and accessories made by local artists. • The Craft Market on the waterfront has interesting gifts and some local products. • Guy Harvey Gallery & Shoppe has world renowned marine–themed original works of art, prints, clothing and gifts. • Penny Black Stamp Shop A tiny but facinating stamp shop with wall to wall stamp cases arranged by date, country and theme. It is a stamp collectors piece of heaven! SEE PAGE 120 • Pure Art is located one mile south of George Town and is a treasure trove full of original paintings and prints by local artists, plus handmade jewellery, bags, ceramics, cushions and more. www.ExploreCayman.com

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Jewellery & Diamonds

Other great things to buy are watches, gems and precious metals as they're are duty free and exempt from sales tax. Head downtown and wander around Island Plaza (SEE PAGE 121) on Harbour Drive, or one of the many Kirk Freeport stores (SEE PAGE 122) located on Cardinall Avenue or in Bayshore Mall. Both companies offer a wide range of diamonds and other gemstones, as well as well-known brands of watches and top-of-the-line jewellery. With duty-free and tax-free prices buying jewellery and watches in Cayman is a smart move. Boutique, family-owned jewellery store, Rocky's Diamond Gallery (SEE PAGE 123) , specialises in high-end jewellery. They offer an extensive collection of gemstones, perfect for life's big events. You can even have a piece of jewellery designed and made by their in-house jewellery designers. If you're looking for beautiful antique pieces then head to Artifacts, which is located on the harbour front. SEE PAGE 118

Quick & Easy Dining Bread & Chocolate Healthy vegan breakfast and lunch options, plus guilt-free sweet treats. (345) 946 6239. South West Collective Wholesome food for breakfast and lunch. Harbour Place. (345) 946 3004. 114

Cameras

Cameras are duty free in Cayman and can often be less expensive than in the US or Europe. Cathy Church’s Photo Centre (SEE PAGE 119) at Sunset House Hotel, located on South Church Street, sells a wide range of digital cameras and accessories including GoPro, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax along with multiple brands of underwater cameras.

Beauty Products You'll find plenty of beauty stores along Cardinall Avenue. Kirk Freeport’s La Parfumerie store (SEE PAGE 122) sells brands such as Chanel, Clarins and Lancôme. You'll also find a MAC make-up store and a Victoria's Secret on the same street.

Clothing

Elegant evening or day wear can be found at Arabus (345) 949 4620 on Edward Street in downtown George Town. Blue Wave Lifestyle Wear & Surf Shop (345) 949 8166 specialises in beach clothing, swimwear, surf wear and accessories. Guy Harvey Gallery & Shoppe sells marine themed clothing.

Singh’s Roti Shop Family-run roti and local Caribbean restaurant. Great value for money. Dine inside or outside. Shedden Road. (345) 946 7684. The Caribbean Kitchen at the Old Gaol A wide range of traditional local dishes with daily specials depending on which fresh local produce is available that day. Located in the CI Museum. SEE PAGE 127

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Food & Drink Options Restaurants

Casanova Restaurant Much loved Italian restaurant with great food and friendly staff. North Church St. (345) 949 7633. Da Fish Shack Rustic restaurant serving fresh fish on the waterfront. Great place to enjoy the sunset. (345) 947 8126. Gelato & Co For a sweet treat check out the gelato store on Cardinall Ave. Its amazing! (345) 743 9999.

Bars

Bar Crudo Popular bar on the waterfront with a great value happy hour. (345) 946 9000. Cayman Cabana A waterfront bar that serves authentic Caymanian fare. (345) 949 3080. Margaritaville Jimmy Buffet themed restaurant and bar. Kids will love the waterslide while parents sip cocktails round the rooftop pool.

Guy Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar A seafood/French restaurant with views over the harbour and a warm atmosphere. They offer an excellent Sunday Caribbean brunch. SEE PAGE 125

Rackam’s Waterfront Bar and Grill A popular waterfront bar with a wide selection of drinks and good bar food. (345) 945 3860.

Le Vele Restaurant, Pizza & Lounge A relaxed but upscale Italian restaurant on the waterfront with great views serving delicious food. North Church St. (345) 233 8353.

Sharkeez (Formerly Breezes) Fantastic view of the harbour and a great spot to watch the Pirates Week action! (345) 943 8439.

Lobster Pot A legendary steak and seafood restaurant. You can dine while enjoying stunning sea views. SEE PAGE 126

The Wicket Located in Cricket Square next to The Brasserie. Open every Friday, 5pm-7pm, for Happy Hour.

Margaritaville A casual restaurant with a lively atmosphere, serving burgers and margaritas.

South West Collective A trendy bar with an innovative cocktail menu. (345) 946 3004.

Food & Drink Outskirts The Brasserie Offering gourmet fusion food served in a stylish and elegant setting. They also offer a market, a juice bar, farm-to-table dinners and cooking classes. Cricket Square. (345) 945 1815. SEE PAGE 124 China Village Cantonese and Szechuan Chinese cuisine. Great dim sum on Sundays. Plaza Venezia. (345) 945 3490. Full of Beans Fun and lively café serving delicious, reasonably priced food in Pasadora Place. (345) 943 2326.

George Town Yacht Club (GTYC) Offers an emphasis on fresh, local seafood with a lovely pool area for kids to splash around in. Live music throughout the month. Arrive by boat or car. Grand Old House (GOH) Located on the water, GOH has old world charm and great food. Live entertainment throughout the week. South Church Street. (345) 949 9333. Sunset House Laid back waterfront bar and restaurant. South Church Street. (345) 949 7111.

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Start at the National Museum A great introduction to Cayman’s natural history and heritage. There are interactive displays, a movie theatre, a children’s gallery and gift shop. (Allow 40–60 mins) 2• Step Well Keeping the waterfront on your right, walk to the stingray fountain outside Bayshore Mall. Walk into the mall and at the end of the building, on the left hand side you will see a small door leading to the oldest structure in Cayman, which dates back to the 1700s. Entry is free. (5–10 mins) 3• Craft Market Continue walking along the waterfront with the sea to your right for 5 mins. Here you will find locally produced goods which make great gifts. More stalls are open when cruise ships are visiting. Monday-Friday 8.30pm-3pm. (15–30 mins) 4• Heroes Square Walk past the Museum, turn right into Cardinall Avenue, then left into Albert Panton Street. 100 yards on the right you will see a long colourful mural depicting Cayman’s history. Continue another 50 yards past the law courts and you can explore Heroes Square and the Wall of Honour, which lists the names of 500 Caymanians who have contributed to the development of the Cayman Islands. You'll also see the clock tower which was built in 1937 in memory of King George V. (15–20 mins) 5 • Fort George Now turn left into Fort Street and walk towards the waterfront. At the end you will find the 18th century fort that once stood overlooking the harbour. It's believed to date back to around 1790. You'll see a replica of a cannon, that was used to defend Grand Cayman from attacks by Spanish marauders and pirates. (10–15 mins) 6• Fish Market Continue walking with the waterfront to your left for 5 mins to where the fishermen sell their daily catch. (10 mins)

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Other Points of Interest Elmslie Church Named after Rev. James Elmslie, who preached in Cayman in the 1840s. It was built in the 1920s by naval architect Capt. Rayal Bodden. You'll notice the roof is designed like a ship's hull turned upside down. Harbour Drive. Open to visitors Monday-Friday 7am-3pm. 8 Legislative Assembly Where the Government meets. When Parliament is in session, members of the public can watch from the gallery on the 2nd floor. 9 Seamen’s Memorial The statue represents a father and son on a ship’s deck and features the names of 450 brave and heroic Caymanian seafarers who lost their lives at sea. Located in Heroes Square. 10 WW II US Navy Base Code named Baldpate, this secret base of 40-60 men helped monitor submarine activity in the area. The base consisted of a radio shack, supply office, barracks/tents and an officer’s club. 7

Maritime Heritage Trail

This 20 stop tour celebrates Cayman’s rich maritime heritage. It's usually a driving tour, with stops marked by roadside signs, but you can walk to two of the sites in George Town. For more information on the tour, pick up a booklet from the National Museum. SEE PAGE 127 11 Hog Sty Bay A busy port with anchorage for local vessels, visiting merchant navy and cruise ships. Archeology finds suggest that the shoreline dates back to the mid-1700s. In 1773 British Navy Surveyor, George Gauld, wrote ‘This, in good weather is a very convenient place for wooding and watering and getting stock and other refreshment'. 12 Shipbuilding Look very carefully for a slipway carved into the ironshore where the Arch family’s shipyard launched their vessels. Local wood was used in construction, including mahogany, cedar and pop nut. You will find a number of other slipways if you follow the iron shore south towards Dart Park.


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Cayside Galleries, Harbour Drive, George Town GT MAP page 110 9

Tel: (345) 949 2442 www.artifacts.com.ky artifax@candw.ky

HI G HL IG H TS • Ancient Greek and Roman coins • Shipwrecked Spanish and Dutch coins • Antique estate jewellery

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• Antique silver • Handmade modern glass, ceramics and enamels

DE TA IL S Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm Saturdays 10am-2pm Sundays and Public Holidays closed Payment method: Cash, VISA, MC and local cheques

PROM O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and receive a 10% discount on cash purchases. (Not available on consignment stock.)

Artifacts is an antique store founded in 1971 and is a treasure trove of antique jewellery, maps, prints, china, shipwreck treasures and more. It’s a great spot to pick up a unique gift with a great story behind it. Artifacts is constantly adding to its collection so there is always something new to interest customers and collectors. Artifacts has a great reputation for selling quality goods from trusted sources. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about antiques and are happy to explain the history of any items on sale. Antiques Artifacts' antiques are generally 100 years old or older. The collection includes prints, maps, paintings, estate jewellery, porcelain, china, silver, telescopes, opera glasses, compasses, scientific instruments and much more. Shipwreck Treasure An extraordinary selection of ancient and shipwrecked coins sold both as collectibles and set as jewellery. All coins are sourced either directly from the salvors of the shipwrecks or international coin auctions and come with a certificate of authenticity. Handmade Crafts Artifacts also stocks handmade modern crafts such as ceramics, glassware and enamels which will likely be valuable antiques of the future.

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C ath y C h u rch' s P hoto C entre & Ga l l ery

C ame r a S h o p & Pho t o G a l l er y

390 South Church Street (at Sunset House Hotel) GT MAP page 110 16

Tel: (345) 949 7415 www.cathychurch.com cathy@cathychurch.com

For Sale: Digital cameras, GoPros and drones at every price level, lenses and flashes, tripods, camera bags and backpacks, frames, gifts, binoculars, resort and gift items, professional studio lighting systems and much more. All of Cathy’s recommended underwater camera systems are in stock, and each one comes with a free mini-lesson when you buy or rent it. Cathy’s beautiful underwater photographs are available at affordable prices in all sizes, from magnets to large framed images, on fine art paper or canvas. Instruction: Evening group classes for any level of photographer. Private lessons any time are popular for above and underwater. Lessons cover all types of cameras and video, as well as Photoshop and video editing. Services: Cathy and her professional staff, led by Emmy award winner Tony Mark, can photograph any event, above or underwater.

HIGHLIGHT S • Great deals on cameras • Beautiful underwater prints • Wedding and event photography • Underwater photo classes • Best custom photo printing on canvas and fine art papers • Four high–speed photo printing kiosks • Charter Cathy’s private photo school boat

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Cathy Church’s has a worldwide reputation for superb and friendly service, low prices and a huge inventory. Cathy is one of the world’s leading underwater photography instructors and her gallery of underwater photos is worth the trip. Her professional staff offer wedding and all types of event photography. They teach all aspects of photography above and below water. Her resort boutique also offers tropical supplies for travellers.

Opening hours: Monday–Saturday 9am–6pm; Closed Sundays and Public Holidays Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC and Discover Layaway available

PRO M O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and receive 10% off gallery images.

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Cayside Galleries GT MAP page 110 . 10 Harbour Drive, George Town

HI G HL IG H TS • Antiques & shipwreck coins • Quality sterling silver & crystal jewellery • Beautiful Cayman-made souvenirs

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• Men's & women's apparel • Caribbean postage stamps • Educational consultants • Sea shell art & Christmas ornaments

DE TA IL S Operating hours: 9am-5.30pm Location: Situated on the Waterfront at the corner of Harbour Drive and Shedden Road. Conveniently located next to the cruise ship dock. Payment method: Cash and credit cards

On the Waterfront: Artifacts, (345) 949 2442, artifax@candw.ky, Cayman’s only antique store specialising in ancient & shipwreck coins. Del Sol, (345) 949 7477 ext. 1155, delsol@kirkfreeport.net, leading brand of colour-changing apparel & accessories. Island Treasures, (345) 945 6190, shellections@ candw.ky, apparel, bags, hats, t-shirts, souvenirs, Christmas ornaments & seashells. Downstairs in the Courtyard: Casa Del Habano, (345) 946 4666, cigarstore@ jacquesscott.com, official franchise for Cuban Cigars in Cayman. Sterling & Stone, (345) 925 8955, sterlingstonecayman@hotmail.com, Cayman's best-priced sterling silver & stainless steel jewellery. Souvenir Collections, (345) 929 0876, souvenir.collection@live.com, sells marble items, t-shirts, picture frames, bags & ladies apparel. Upstairs in the Courtyard: The Penny Black Stamp Shop, (345) 917 8273, CaymanPennyBlack@yahoo.com, Caribbean postage stamps for collectors. The Sports Port, (345) 326 2036, sportsport. orders@gmail.com, sports retailer, uniform & online ordering store. The Utopia Gift Shop & Sundresses, (345) 916 4561, gennapowery@ yahoo.com, sundresses, swimwear, handbags, apparel, CI t-shirts, CI sweats. Dorm & Day, (345) 936 DORM (3676), admin@dormandday. ky, Educational Consultants. On Shedden Road: Splash Accessories, (345) 945 3295, curvelynwebb@hotmail.com, specialises in Cayman-made souvenirs.

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(under Margaritaville) Harbour Drive, George Town

De Sunglass Man, (345) 946 2507. The Sunglass Superstore. Brands like Cartier, Ray Ban, Oakley, Maui Jim, Prada, Tiffany, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Gucci, Dior, Tory Burch, Coach and Dolce. Watches from G-Shock, Baby-G, Guess, Calvin Klein, Seiko and others. The Swarovski Boutique, (345) 946 0859. Cayman’s only Swarovski boutique featuring crystal jewellery, watches, figurines, gifts and accessories. The Pandora Store, (345) 946 5222. Cayman’s only Pandora store featuring the full range of jewellery, watches and the collectible “Cayman Islands“ charms.

H IGHLIGHT S • Over 50 famous brands under one roof • Extensive collection of the world’s top brands in jewellery, watches, sunglasses and cigars • Duty and tax free prices • Largest selection of loose diamonds in Grand Cayman • Cayman’s retailer of choice since 1978

DE TAILS Operating hours: 9am-5pm Location: Situated on the Waterfront at the corner of Harbour Drive and Cardinall Avenue. Conveniently located a 3-minute walk from the cruiseship dock. Payment method: Cash and credit cards

Churchill’s Cigar, (345) 945 6141. Wide selection of Cuban cigars, Cuban art and accessories. Two locations in the Island Plaza. www.ExploreCayman.com

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On the Waterfront: Island Jewellers, (345) 949 7098, (Two locations in the Island Plaza). Home to a stunning collection of fine jewellery, diamonds, tanzanite and other coloured gemstones. Famous jewellery brands include Hearts on Fire, Le Vian, FOPE, John Hardy, Alex and Ani, Tacori, Temple St Clair, Marahlago and the Cayman Memories Collection. Great watch brands like Ulysse Nardin, Hermes, Zenith, Oris, Tissot, Movado, Hamilton, Ball, Fendi, Michelle, Frederique Constant, Seiko and others. Shipwreck coins, pearls and gold too.

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HI G HL IG H TS • Duty free and tax free prices • 22 stores across the Islands • World-class brands and top designers

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• Professional jewellers in-store • One of the largest collections of Rolex watches in the world

D E TA IL S Locations and opening hours: Bayshore Mall and Cardinall Avenue, George Town Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm The Strand, Seven Mile Beach Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm The Westin Grand Cayman Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm The Ritz-Carlton, Seven Mile Beach Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Visit website for locations. Free parking at Bayshore Mall for customers Payment methods: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover and Travellers Cheques

Kirk Freeport has been a premier retailer of duty free jewellery, watches, fragrances, leather, crystal and china, and accessories in the Cayman Islands since 1972. So if you’re looking to take advantage of the duty free and tax free prices, then Kirk Freeport’s network of over 22 stores are the perfect place to treat a loved one, or yourself, to something special. Designer Jewellery Kirk Freeport offers a large selection of the latest designer collections and must-have styles from brands such as David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Mikimoto, John Hardy, Hearts on Fire and Marco Bicego. They also stock a large collection of diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and other gemstones. Watches Kirk Freeport is the Official Rolex Retailer of the Cayman Islands, and their unrivalled collection of watch brands showcases breathtaking horological works of art. The collection includes over 40 of the world’s top brands including Cartier, Omega, TAG Heuer, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin and many, many more. Fragrances & Beauty Products With three dedicated boutiques stocked with the hottest new products in makeup, skincare and fragrances, you’re certain to find what you are looking for. Top brands include, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Clarins, La Prairie, Dior, Shiseido, black | Up and many more.

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Tel: (345) 946 7851 or US: 1 (860) 400 0018 www.rockysdiamonds.com sales@rockysdiamonds.com

Rocky's is a family owned company with extensive experience in the jewellery business. They specialise in high quality jewellery and unforgettable customer service, while offering duty free and tax free prices. At Rocky's they don't just sell jewellery, they aim to create memories. Honesty and customer service has made Rocky’s a must visit store when in Grand Cayman.

Perfect Present Rocky’s also offer a wide selection of jewellery perfect for every occasion including engagements, birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, or just because! - Engagement rings and wedding bands - Eternity rings - Bracelets and pendants Custom Designed Jewellery Those looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery should take advantage of Rocky’s custom design service. Their talented and knowledgeable designers will work with you to create the perfect piece of jewellery. They also offer an out of hours service.

H IGHLIGHT S • Duty free and tax free prices • Excellent customer service • GIA Certified Diamonds • High-quality rubies, emeralds, sapphires and tanzanite • Custom designed jewellery • US based service centres • Lifetime upgrade policy • Ranked the #1 jewellery store in Cayman Islands on TripAdvisor

DETAILS Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday 9.30am-5pm For after hours or a special viewing call (345) 546 6250 Payment method: Cash and all major credit cards

PRO M O T IO NS Visit the store, take a picture of or Mention EXPLORE and get a FREE Topaz Necklace.

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High Quality Jewels Browse their extensive selection of quality jewels from GIA Certified classical diamonds and radiant rubies to magical emeralds and mystical tanzanite.

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GT MAP page 110 17 Cricket Square, 171 Elgin Avenue, George Town

Tel: (345) 945 1815 www.brasseriecayman.com reservations@brasseriecayman.com

H I G H L IG H TS • Greenhouse, beehives, fishing boats and laying hens • Relax in the organic vegetable garden • Catered events and private parties • Daily dinner specials

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• Purveyors of fine wines, craft beers, cocktails and specialty spirits • School excursions • Nutritious takeaway breakfasts and lunches at The Market

D E TA IL S Operating hours: The Restaurant: Monday-Friday, 11.30am-10pm The Market: Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm Juiced @ The Wicket: Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm The Wicket Bar (Happy Hour): Friday, 5pm-7pm Reservations recommended Payment method: Cash, credit card

PR OM O T IO NS Weekly $5 juice specials at Juiced @ The Wicket.

The Brasserie is the pioneer of the farmto-table movement in Grand Cayman, producing its own wild raw honey and organic eggs and catching daily fresh seafood. Surrounded by an edible garden with flourishing fruit and nut trees, enjoy a unique dining experience outside in the greenhouse terrace or indoors in the elegant dining room or intimate wine cellar. The seasonally-inspired and sustainable menu of delicious modern Caribbean cuisine is paired with signature cocktails and an extensive fine wine list. Relax and unwind at The Wicket while savouring a refreshing juice or smoothie. The Brasserie Harvest Dinner Series: During harvest season, dine under the stars sharing platters of food, family-style, from large tables on the moonlit patio and allow the chefs to surprise you with dishes made from The Brasserie’s own yield, epitomising the spirit of eating locally. SWIRL: A monthly event providing the unique chance to taste and learn about a selection of fine wines from around the world paired with tasty seasonal bites. Purchase your favourite bottle during the evening from Brasserie Purveyors and get a 10% discount. Cooking Classes: Sit in their state-of-the-art cooking suite as you watch their chefs create each dish, while explaining cutting edge culinary techniques that you can use in your own home. Only during the winter season.

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Tel: (345) 946 9000 www.guyharveysgrill.com info@guyharveysgrill.com

Sample Lunch Fish and Chips Seafood Curry Crab Cakes and Fries Harvey’s BLT with Avocado Crispy Sesame Chicken Salad

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Sample Dinner Snapper & Madagascar Shrimp Blackened Lionfish Jerk Chicken with Penne Steak

CI$34.95 CI$33.95 CI$23.95 CI$31.95

Plus a large selection of other entrées and desserts.

HIGHLIGHT S • Great oceanfront harbour view • Sushi, sashimi and ceviche • Vast wine list • Stogies offers a great selection of Cohiba / Montecristo and H.Upmann cigars • Twice awarded Chef of the Year • Free parking

D ETAILS Opening hours: Monday–Sunday 11am-midnight Hire Stogies cigar bar for FREE with the option of having your private event catered or uncatered Sunday Caribbean brunch buffet 11am-3pm Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX and Discover

P RO M O T IO N S Happy Hour everyday 5pm - 7pm

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Overlooking the picturesque George Town harbour, Guy Harvey’s Restaurant, Bar Crudo and Stogies Cigar Lounge offer a mix of Seafood, Caribbean and French cuisine, as well as a selection of tapas and sushi. The décor is enhanced with an exclusive collection of artwork from renowned marine wildlife artist, Guy Harvey. Head chef Indika has twice been awarded Chef of the Year and his passion for cooking is reflected in the delectable menu selections. The choice of dishes is all carefully considered in line with Guy Harvey’s conservation projects, as they are committed to the long-term improvement of fish stocks. Stogies Cigar Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a Cuban cigar while savoring a beverage from a selection of over 100 exclusive rums as well as fine cognac and whiskies.

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245 North Church Street, George Town GT MAP page 110

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H IG H L IG H TS • Outside waterfront deck • Panoramic ocean views • Deliciously fresh seafood • Talented chefs and friendly staff • Full service bar

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• Large selection of Austrian wines • Children's menu and portions • Air conditioned

D E TA IL S Hours of operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11.30am2.30pm; Sunday: 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner: Every night 5pm-10pm Payment method: Cash, cheque, Visa, MC or AMEX

PR O M OTIO NS Mention EXPLORE when you make a booking and receive a complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival.

Established in 1965, Lobster Pot is a family owned restaurant that has gained legendary status as one of the most popular restaurants in Cayman. Perched high above the bay, you can enjoy a meal on their marvellous deck with breathtaking views of the ocean and fresh sea breezes. Fresh fish has a whole new meaning at the Lobster Pot and they have created many signature dishes, which are highly regarded around the world. Local favourites include their unique Conch Fritters, ‘catch-of-the-day’ and the famous Cayman Trio – broiled lobster tail, grilled mahi mahi and garlic shrimp! Lobster Pot also has a fantastic wine list with wines imported directly from Austria. Their warm and cosy wine bar also means you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail! Appetizers Lobster Bisque Marinated Queen Conch Queen Conch Fritters Lobster & Mango Salad

CI$8.95 CI$11.95 CI$11 CI$21

Main Courses Caribbean Lobster Tail Captain’s Catch of the Day Cayman Trio Seafood Penne Filet Mignon & Lobster Mash

CI$49 CI$29.25 CI$39.75 CI$29.50 CI$39.95

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C aym an Is l and s N a ti ona l M us eum

Nat i o n al M u se um

3 Harbour Drive at Shedden Road, George Town GT MAP page 110

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Tel: (345) 949 8368 www.museum.ky info@museum.ky

HIGHLIGHT S • Intro to Cayman’s history & heritage • Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Exhibit • New exhibits for 2017/2018: The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame and local Honourees • A Special Tribute Gallery featuring a legendary Caymanian • Audiovisual presentation on the Islands’ history • Fun Children’s Gallery • See the historic Old Gaol Prison

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The Cayman Islands National Museum is celebrating its 27th anniversary in November 2017. The museum is housed in the oldest surviving public building of the Cayman Islands, built in the 1830s. The Museum holds two permanent exhibition galleries, three changing galleries (one for children) and an audiovisual theatre. With a mission to celebrate the unique natural and cultural history of the Islands, the Museum provides creative and educational exhibits and fun programming. Natural History Gallery Explore Cayman’s unique habitats, take a submarine dive down to Cayman's famous wall, view a turtle nesting site, see the wetlands and learn about Cayman’s animal life. Cultural History Gallery Themed displays with a storytelling seaman, video re-enactments of court trials, Caymanian industries and the pioneers who shaped Cayman’s development. Special Events & Programmes ‘Looky Ya’ heritage celebrations, International Museum Day, Speaker Series lectures and Museum Anniversary Celebrations, Heritage/Cultural Demos (new for 2018). Gift Shop Browse a range of unique Caymanian gift items including Caymanite jewellery, flags, prints, silk ties, jellies, thatch baskets, craftwork and books. The Caribbean Kitchen Sample a wide range of local food prepared by two chefs with over 60 years experience. Popular dishes include fish tacos, conch ceviche, jerk chicken, curried goat and more. They also offer festive drinks.

• Gift shop with locally made souvenirs • Guided tours by appointment • Old Gaol Café serving local food

D ETAILS Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm Admission: • Adults US$8, Seniors US$6,

Children 5-12 US$3, Children under 5 enter for free • Residents visit for free on the first Saturday of every month • School groups and Museum members enter free Payment method: Cash, Visa and MC

P RO M O T IO N S Mention EXPLORE and receive US$1 off admission. www.ExploreCayman.com

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Tel: (345) 943 4354 or (345) 926 6967 www.caymanislandshelicopters.com cihelicopters@yahoo.com

HI G HL IG H TS • Exhilarating helicopter rides • A unique view of the Island and the surrounding waters • Exceptional customer service • Great photo opportunity

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DE TA IL S Operating hours: Monday–Saturday: 8am–sunset. Closed Sundays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Maximum six passengers per trip All tours depart from the George Town Helipad (between Lobster Pot and Burger King) Payment method: Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover

PROM O T IO NS Mention EXPLORE and receive US$10 discount per person on the Stingray City and Island Tours.

A helicopter sightseeing ride from Cayman Islands Helicopters is the most exciting way to see the Cayman Islands from a unique perspective. From the air you will truly appreciate the magnificent colours and clarity of the Caribbean Sea. See the famous stingrays, spot lavish mansions hidden from view and take unforgettable photos from the helicopter. Stingray City Tour (approx. 15 mins) Fly across the North Sound to Stingray City Sandbar and view the stingrays from above. Continue over the reef to the Kittiwake, 7 Mile Beach, returning to George Town. US$145 per person. Island Tour (approx. 40 mins) Follow the coast around Grand Cayman, taking in the azure waters and views of the whole Island from above. US$355 per person. Sunset Flight & Dinner For a truly memorable evening take a sunset helicopter ride and land in style at either the Ritz-Carlton or Camana Bay for dinner. After dinner a limousine will whisk you back to your hotel. US$950 for up to six people. Fly/Dive/Dine Fly by helicopter to Cayman Brac to dive the USS Keith Tibbetts, then take the helicopter to Little Cayman and dive Bloody Bay Wall. Have lunch at Southern Cross. Helicopter back to Grand Cayman to dive the USS Kittiwake. Finish the day with cheese and wine watching the sun go down on the Lobster Pot deck. POA.

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Tel: (345) 926 0008 www.seatrekcayman.com www.snubacayman.com operations@seatrekcayman.com Sea Voyages offer two exceptional ways for non-divers to experience the thrill of breathing underwater, explore coral reefs and interact with marine life. If you don’t want to spend precious vacation time getting certified but want a close up view of the underwater world, these tours allow you to do just that: no experience and no certification required. Tours are exciting, fun, educational, safe and perfect for the entire family.

Sea Trek Helmet Dive: Allows those with no swimming skills the opportunity to explore the underwater world. Specially designed helmets let you breathe naturally, keeping your hair and face dry (you can even wear your prescription glasses) as you walk on the seabed, breathing cool and filtered air-conditioned air. Experience the sensation of zero gravity, while your crew guides you along a sandy undersea pathway through coral gardens and schools of fish at Soto’s Reef. One-hour tour with 40 minutes dive time.

• Experience the underwater world with no training required

• Suitable for the whole family, from age eight upwards

• Helmet diving tours available to non-swimmers

• Excellent customer-to-crew ratio • Never more than 10 people per tour

DETAILS Tour details: • Tours cost US$89 per person, with discounts for groups of over four • Tours depart from Cayman Cabana (lower deck) in George Town • Reservations required • Tours run hourly from 7.30am to 2.30pm. Reservations required. Payment method: Cash, Visa, MC, Discover and Travellers Cheques

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Shipwreck SNUBA: Tours allow you to swim at depths of 5ft–20ft, bridging the gap between snorkelling and diving. No heavy dive equipment is required, just the ability to swim. Following a short briefing on the easy-to-use gear, you will be swimming alongside tropical fish and exploring the Wreck of the Cali, with a surface raft never more than 20ft away. Twohour tour with 40 minutes dive time.

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• Pedro St. James Castle was built in 1780 and is set in over seven acres of manicured gardens overlooking the sea. Explore the castle that is often termed the birth place of democracy in the Cayman Islands. It’s also the place where it was announced in the Cayman Islands, in 1835, that slavery had ended in the British Empire. Don’t miss the multimedia show. SEE PAGE 141 • Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a 65–acre site made up of woodland walking trails, floral colour gardens, an undisturbed lake and wetland for wildlife, a heritage garden with an old Caymanian house and an orchid boardwalk. You will see butterflies, birds, turtles, agoutis, reptiles and the indigenous and endangered blue iguana. SEE PAGE 140 • The Mission House was built in the 1800s. The living conditions of an earlier time in Cayman’s history have been recreated in the home of Presbyterian missionaries who owned the house. Tours by appointment only. Closed in September. CI$8 for adults and CI$4 for children under 12. (345) 749 1121. • The Mastic Reserve and Trail is the largest area of untouched, old growth dry forest remaining on the Island. It represents some of the last remaining examples of the Caribbean’s dry, subtropical, semideciduous dry forest and is home to a wide variety of animals unique to the Cayman Islands. Tours available for CI$24. (345) 749 1121. • Lighthouse Park was a port of entry in the 19th century with vessels departing on fishing and turtling expeditions. It’s the site of Cayman’s first lighthouse where a light keeper was employed to hoist a lantern to the top of the mast at 6pm daily. Today visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the incredible views out to sea. (345) 749 1121.

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• Go Beachcombing in Bodden Town, where the sand is littered with turtle grass, interesting coral and shells that the sea has washed up on the beach. There are restroom facilities at Coe Wood Public Beach. Further along the coast is Heritage Beach which is also strewn with turtle grass and has a great view. • Dive the Walls in East End, which are known for their dramatic coral and drop offs. Many of the dive sites in this area are a short boat ride away. You will see brightly hued sponges, coral, sea fans, turtles, eagle rays, angelfish, reef sharks and groupers, to name a few of the 500 species of marine life documented here. For dive trips contact Ocean Frontiers (SEE PAGE 142) and White Sand Water Sports (SEE PAGE 143), both in the East End. • Kayak the Mangroves with Cayman Kayaks (SEE PAGES 136-137) or the Sweet Spot (SEE PAGE 39) who take small groups into the mangroves on eco–adventure tours. You’ll learn all about this unique environment. Look out for starfish, sea anemones and upside-down jellyfish.

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• Experience Bioluminescence which is found in the mangroves off Cayman Kai. Explore with an easy kayak ride or board their electric powered catamaran and marvel at this magical world (on moonless nights). An unforgettable experience. Call Cayman Kayaks. SEE PAGES 136-137 • Feed the Frigate Birds and Tarpon Visit Tukka daily at 5pm to see this feeding frenzy. • Go Watersports Crazy with White Sand Water Sports (SEE PAGE 143). Choose from jet ski, snorkelling, kitesurfing and kayaking tours or try an exhilarating Jetovator ride! If you are a wind or kitesurfer, you can launch from East End Public Beach and go for an exhilarating ride. • Take a North Sound Boat Trip with White Sand Water Sports (SEE PAGE 143) or Ocean Frontiers (SEE PAGE 142). Both offer dawn boat trips to Stingray City Sandbar, which is an incredible experience as you have the rays all to yourself as the sun comes up! • Relax at Cayman Kai or Rum Point where with their white sandy beaches, calm waters and lots of shade, it is easy to while away the whole day! Kaibo Beach, is a tranquil palmfringed spot, offering relaxed beachfront dining and a great menu. There’s a quiet beach to relax on while you watch the boats coming and going from the dock. Drive further on and you’ll find Starfish Point, a secluded area where starfish rest in the calm, shallow water. Rum Point is usually fairly busy, with lots of beach loungers, hammocks and it has a casual restaurant/bar. • Paddleboarding Rent a paddleboard from White Sand Water Sports (SEE PAGE 143) or The Sweet Spot and explore the area. SEE PAGE 39 • Explore new Snorkelling Spots on this side of the Island. Find plenty of

coral formations, sea fans and schooling fish. Choose one of Ocean Frontiers’ (SEE PAGE 142) numerous snorkelling tours which range from early morning trips to see the Stingrays to sunset tours with champagne! Alternatively, book a snorkelling safari with White Sand Water Sports (SEE PAGE 143). Snorkelling under the dock at Morritt’s is also recommended for families as you’ll spot tarpon and a whole host of brightly coloured fish. • Take a Driving Tour around the Eastern districts with Cayman Safari (SEE PAGE 91) or see our recommended Eastern Districts Driving Tour later in this section. • Try Bird Watching at Governor Gore’s Bird Sanctuary and marvel at the abundance of native and migratory birds that Cayman attracts. The Pond’s popularity with the birds is seasonal, with the greatest activity during the dry season. Butterflies also congregate in this area, and the native freshwater turtle, the Hickatee has often been spotted among the reeds. Turn into Spotts Newlands Rd off Shamrock Rd. Take the first right to Pennsylvania Ave. • Visit Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden located on the highway between Old Man Bay and the Queen’s Monument. View a range of concrete animals such as a 16ft blue iguana, a 6ft land crab and a 17ft crocodile. A great spot to take photos and kids will love climbing over the sculptures! • Book a guided tour of the Crystal Caves where you’ll see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and other worldly formations. Located in Old Man Bay. (345) 945 4698. www.ExploreCayman.com

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Restaurants & Bars Bombay Chopsticks An Indian-Chinese fusion restaurant. Almost opposite Ocean Frontiers. (345) 947 7278. David’s Deep Blue Restaurant Located at Morritt’s, this restaurant serves fresh seafood. (345) 947 7449. Eagle Ray’s Dive Bar & Grill Caribbean dishes and bar food at reasonable prices. The fish tacos and sliders are delicious! Enjoy an 180 degree view of the water. Located at Ocean Frontiers. SEE PAGE 142 Italian Kitchen A small Italian restaurant opposite The Wyndham Reef Resort. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm9.30pm. (345) 949 8210. Kaibo Beach Unpretentious and affordable with a laid–back atmosphere, this restaurant is located right on the beach in Cayman Kai. Their casual but delicious menu features pizzas made in their outdoor brick oven, excellent salads, sandwiches and fresh local fish. Their Barefoot Beach BBQ every Tuesday is great fun with live music and their monthly full moon party, Luna del Mar, is a very special experience. SEE PAGE 138

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Over the Edge Find great seafood at reasonable prices at this waterfront restaurant in North Side. (345) 947 9568. Grape Tree Café A simple beach café serving excellent fresh and local flavours. Open Friday-Sunday. (345) 324 5860 Rankin’s Jerk Centre Try Miss Rankin’s authentic, unpretentious Caymanian dishes. (345) 947 3155 Vivine’s Kitchen Local cuisine served in a rustic setting. Enjoy the conch, crab or lobster. (345) 947 7435. Wreck Bar Contemporary American fare served on picnic tables by the water. (345) 947 9412. Czech Inn Grill A rustic shack serving up local food with an Eastern European twist. Try the fresh salads, sandwiches and burgers. (345) 923 1986.

Kaibo Espresso Daily gourmet coffees, breakfast from 7am, perfect for a beachside breakfast. SEE PAGE 138 Kaibo Upstairs Located above Kaibo, this is a lovely upscale restaurant with a Michelin-star chef. Enjoy modern Caribbean cuisine on the balcony with sea views. Sample vintage rums and artisan cocktails on the cosy couches of The Rare Rum Bar. Open Thursday-Sunday from 5.30pm. SEE PAGE 138 The Lighthouse This iconic Cayman restaurant overlooks the sea in Breakers. It offers an Italian menu melded with local flavours and a superb wine list. Dine inside or on their wonderful, romantic dock that stretches out over the water for magnificent views and a delightful breeze. Their Mediterranean brunch is popular and great value for money. SEE PAGE 139 Mimi’s Dock & Restaurant Located at Morritt’s and surrounded by sea, they serve food all day. (345) 947 7449. Rum Point Club Restaurant International food with a Caribbean flair. Closed during the summer. (345) 947 9412. Rusty Pelican An outdoor beach bar and restaurant located at the Wyndham Reef Resort. (345) 947 3100.


South Coast Bar & Grill Located on the water in Breakers, this casual restaurant serves local Caribbean food at very reasonable prices. (345) 947 2517. Tukka This waterfront restaurant serves fresh local seafood with an authentic Australian flair and a Caribbean twist. (345) 947 2700.

Eastern District Driving Tour

Ideally you can allow a full day for a driving tour of the Eastern districts as there is a lot to see and it would be nice to fit in a lunch along the way. Pick and choose from the list below, depending on how much time you have, what you are interested in and whether you have kids to entertain. • The Mission House Visit this historic house in Bodden Town and get a taste of how people lived in the 1800s. (30–45 minutes, by appointment only). (345) 749 1121. • Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park If possible, it’s best to visit the gardens in the cooler hours of the day. Enjoy walking the grounds. Located on Frank Sound Road (1–2 hours). SEE PAGE 140 • Lunch Stop Time to recharge your batteries. The Lighthouse (SEE PAGE 139), Kaibo Beach (SEE PAGE 138) and Eagle Ray’s Bar & Grill (SEE PAGE 142) offer great food at reasonable prices with views to die for. • Go Swimming & Snorkelling Drive to Cayman Kai and cool down on the beach at Rum Point or Kaibo. Rum Point is a great snorkelling spot as the clear shallow water is ideal for children. The snorkelling from Cayman Kai Public Beach is also excellent. It is ideally done as a drift snorkel and you will see lots of healthy coral and colourful fish. Alternatively, drive on to East End and snorkel beneath Mimi’s dock at Morritt’s. • Cayman Kai Stop in at Kaibo Beach for a refreshing cocktail and snack. (SEE PAGE 138) Starfish Point is lovely for swimming and as you might expect, you’ll spot lots of starfish. • Find a Deserted Beach Take the road east and enjoy the rugged “other side of the Island”. Find a deserted seagrass-strewn beach and go exploring or snorkelling. • Wreck of the Ten Sail Keep driving south past the Wyndham Reef Resort and Ocean Frontiers and you’ll see this historic site out at sea. (10 mins).

• Lighthouse Park Stop at this historic landmark and climb to the top of the lighthouse. Enjoy the sea views. (15-20 mins). • Blow Holes Continue on and if it’s windy, admire these dramatic water geysers shoot sea water skywards from the ironshore. (5 mins). • Lovers Wall Just a bit further up the road you will see a sign for Lovers Wall. Stop for a quick photograph and admire the spectacular view. (5 mins). • Pedro St. James Castle Learn about “The Birthplace of Democracy in the Cayman Islands at this National Historic site. Explore the house and gardens, then watch the 3D presentation in the theatre. (1–2 hours). SEE PAGE 141 • Dining Under the Stars Dine nightly on Kaibo Beach or treat yourself to fine dining Upstairs. On full moon nights, celebrate Luna Del Mar with your toes in the sand (SEE PAGE 138). Or request a table on the stunning seaside dock at The Lighthouse and enjoy a meal under the twinkling stars. SEE PAGE 139

Shopping There is a Foster’s Food Fair grocery store in East End and at Countryside Shopping Village in Savannah. You’ll find gift shops at Kaibo Espresso, The Lighthouse restaurant, Pedro St. James and the Botanic Park. Kaibo Espresso also has a gas station. www.ExploreCayman.com

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DE TA IL S Bioluminescent Kayak: Departs from Rum Point Club, on Sand Point Road. USD $59 per person Minimum age of 6 years old Weight limit per person 250 lbs. Bioluminescent Boat: Departs from Rum Point Club, on Sand Point Road. USD $69 per person Minimum age of 4 years old Weight limit per person 270 lbs. Payment method: Cash, VISA, MC, DISC, AMEX. Tour Times and Duration: Tours start at 7.15pm & 9.15pm in high season. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Duration: 1.5 hours. Transportation can be arranged

Cayman Kayaks specialises in Bioluminescent Tours. They offer two eco-friendly options: by double kayak; and Cayman’s only electric boat. Their tours depart from Rum Point Club and they are the closest tour operator to bio bay which makes both their kayak and boat tours suitable for all ages and abilities. Established in 2006 they are the original tour operator of Bioluminescent Tours in Grand Cayman. They really do care about preserving its existence for future enjoyment. Protect and preserve the Bioluminescent Bay by exploring the enchanting waters on an ecofriendly option. What is Bioluminescence? Bioluminescence is defined as “life emitting light” and it is a common occurrence in the sea. However, to find an area with such high concentrations of bioluminescence on a regular basis is rare and something not to be missed. Tiny organisms are responsible for this captivating display. When at rest, they appear to sparkle, but when disturbed they release more visible light. Experience it for yourself with Cayman Kayaks’ knowledgeable and interactive guides. Bioluminescent Kayak (1½ hours) Kayak slowly for ten minutes under a blanket of stars from Rum Point to Cayman’s only bio bay. Your guide has a blinking light and you have a solid light for identification on the water. The kayaks are all sit-on-top with a solid and comfortable backrest for your

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journey to the bay’s calm water. The low draft of their kayaks make them easy to manoeuvre and suitable for all skill levels. The guide has a tow rope to help you along if you need some assistance. Kayaking is a great way to appreciate Cayman’s bio bay in a quiet and leisurely way. This adventure can only be described as magical, making memories that will last a lifetime! Bioluminescent Electric Boat (1½ hours) This custom electric stealth boat is like no other. Although many may think that the design is for physical appeal, every aspect of their boat, Moonless Moments, has a purpose. Darkness enhanced by the high walls built on this custom boat creates a perfect pocket of darkness to view the stars above and the bioluminescence below. Once the captain finds a sheltered spot, the deck opens-up! Floor hatches are removed to display a unique way to interact with the bioluminescence. Due to the boat being low to the water, guests sit on the deck and dangle their hands and feet through and into the glowing world below. No need to swim, see it for yourself from the comfort of ‘Moonless Moments’, Cayman’s only electric bio boat. Star Gazing Show When conditions allow, your guide will make time for a star gazing show. Each season brings new constellations. In the early

summer the Southern Cross comes out for a special treat. Why Electric Motors? The use of diesel or gasoline combustion engines as well as people swimming with sun screen sprays and lotions, harms the bioluminescent bay because chemicals get trapped in this special body of water. Since bioluminescent creatures are so small, any amount of these pollutants has proved to be devastating to their existence. The Watling’s chose to install electric motors strictly to propel the boat when inside of the bioluminescence, as this is the eco-friendly way and helps preserve Cayman’s Bio Bay. Night Transportation A cost-effective shuttle to and from wherever you are staying can be arranged for you at an additional cost directly with the staff at Cayman Kayaks. Some guests choose to rent a car to further explore the East End and North Side before the tour. Location: Rum Point Club – Parking is free. Meet to the far left of Rum Point when facing the ocean. Look for the Cayman Kayaks truck!

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• Kaibo Beach: ‘feet-in-the-sand-fun’ • Kaibo Upstairs: award-winning alfresco dining and Rare Rum bar • Kaibo Espresso: gourmet coffee, breakfast, marine fuel and gifts • “Barefoot Beach BBQ” Tuesdays • “Luna Del Mar” Friday’s monthly full moon sharing feast • Kaibo catering - dinner parties • Online ordering available

DE TA IL S Opening hours: Kaibo Beach: Daily 11am-late Kaibo Upstairs: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun from 5.30pm. Reservations a must! Kaibo Espresso: Daily from 7am Payment method: Cash, credit cards

PR OM O T IO NS Kaibo Beach: #BarefootBeachBBQ on Tuesdays with live band, limbo dancing, beer promos and all-you-caneat Caribbean BBQ for $25. Boat/BBQ package: Adults $45, Children $22.50. Boat leaves Camana Bay 6pm Kaibo Espresso: Free banana muffin with each ‘Kaibo’ App download

Kaibo, one of Cayman’s most spectacular seaside destinations, combines the feel of a down-to-earth beach bar with the elegance of one of the Island’s finer establishments. It has seen several transformations since the purpose built beach shack was constructed as a place to serve drinks to Queen Elizabeth II on her first tour of Grand Cayman, however Kaibo’s charm remains intact. Located in picturesque Cayman Kai, in sleepy North Side, Kaibo is tucked away on a palm-fronded white-sand beach. So come barefoot and leave your worries behind! There are three dining options for guests: Kaibo Beach: take one faded thatched beach bar, and in it muddle one part European beach chic, one dash of breezy Californian cool, and a generous pour of Caribbean nauticalia. Shake well and serve over laidback Cayman beachfront. Garnish with a crowd-pulling menu and lashings of sunshine filtered through coconut palms. Sit back, drink in, and relax. You have arrived at Kaibo. Kaibo “Upstairs”: a highly ranked restaurant on TripAdvisor - offers fine-dining cuisine in vintage Caribbean plantation surroundings. Alfresco dinner on the balcony overlooks the stunning marina. Fine vintage rums and artisanal cocktails can be enjoyed indoors on the cosy couches of The Rare Rum Bar. Kaibo Espresso: Breakfast daily on the beach with gourmet fair trade coffee, cold brew, freshly baked croissants and hot paninis.

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Burrata Caprese Tuna Tartare Mussels Marinara Fritto Misto Sample Pizza & Pasta Lobster Tail on Goat Cheese Ravioli 4 Cheese Pasta, Shrimp & Scallops Pirates Seafood Linguine Captain G’s Favourite Pizza Main Courses New Zealand Lamb Rack N.Y Striploin Steak Seafood Platter for Two Sample Homemade Desserts Beignets (for two) Sicilian Cannoli Tiramisu Mango Cheesecake

H IGHLIGHT S • Delicious Italian cuisine • Stunning views over the sea • A romantic dock perfect for sunset or moonlight dining • Authentic Italian brick oven pizza • Take out for lunch and dinner • Sunday Mediterranean brunch for CI$29 • Cooking classes and rent-a-chef • Family friendly restaurant with exceptional service • Gift shop selling souvenirs and jewellery from the Susanna Collection

D ETAILS Restaurant and Gift Shop Hours: Monday-Sunday, 365 days a year Lunch: 12pm-2.30pm Dinner: 5.30pm-10pm Sunday Brunch: 11.30am-3pm Bar: Open during lunch and dinner Happy Hour: 5.30pm-7pm Friday (bar and lounge only), 50% off on cocktails, mix drinks, wines by the glass and appetisers from the bar menu.

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The Lighthouse is an iconic restaurant with stunning views over the water and an outstanding menu that features a creative mi of fresh, local seafood and Italian cuisine. Charismatic owner Giuseppe Gatta ensures the food is cooked to perfection, stocks an impressive wine cellar and never fails to make you feel like one of the family. Their famous Mediterranean Sunday brunch is something not to be missed! Choose to dine in either the nautical themed interior, The Port Room, which seats 14 people and stocks 150 wine varieties, or on their romantic dock that stretches over the water and receives a delightful cool breeze as you dine under the stars.

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HI G HL IG H TS • Over 65-acres to discover • Tropical landscape and comfortable trails to follow • Five themed gardens • Home to the National Trust’s Blue Iguana Programme • Picturesque picnic spots • Spot butterflies, parrots and other native birds • Gift shop • Stunning location for weddings

DE TA IL S Hours: Open daily, 9am-5.30pm, last admission at 4.30pm Admission: Guided Tours: CI$15, (Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2pm only). Self-Guided Tours: CI$10, Kids (6-12): CI$5, Infants (0-5): free “Discover The East” Adventure Card 20% off admission to Pedro Castle and the Botanic Park, plus discounts from local businesses in the Eastern District. CI$16. Payment method: Cash US$ & CI$, Visa, MC, and Discover.

PROM O T IO NS Take a photo of this coupon and get 20% off Admission, and 10% off Gift Shop purchases.

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park was opened in 1994, in partnership with the National Trust, to preserve and promote local flora, fauna and wildlife. It is home to the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, and is the only place in Cayman where you can see these magnificent creatures. The Botanic Park is split into several areas for you to explore. Here are just a few highlights: The Heritage Garden Showcases the plants and trees that supported early Cayman settlers. There is a medical and sand garden, old Caymanian house and a cooking Caboose. Woodland Trail The trail is just under a mile long but takes you through lush natural landscape that is home to 40% of Grand Cayman’s native flora. Lake & Wetlands Popular with birdwatchers. In cooler months the banks are a lovely spot for a picnic. Colour Garden A series of gardens arranged by colour, the garden is a year-round explosion of hues. Meander through the trails and end at the gazebo, a favourite for weddings and intimate brunches. Blue Iguana Recovery Programme The goal is to increase the population of the endangered creatures to over 1000. You might even see a gentle ‘blue dragon’ roaming the park to the delight of residents and visitors alike.

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Pedro Castle Great House & Gardens Relive history at the 18th century Great House, explore the rooms and learn about its history of pirate raids, tragedy, triumph, and political reformation. Take a stroll through the seven acres of lush gardens, enjoy stunning sea views, rugged bluffs, and perhaps even sip on a 1780 rum, only available at the Castle! Pedro Tour, Theatre & Rum Tasting Enjoy a 3D multi-sensory movie that will transport you back in time, or a guided tour to learn about the true history and heritage of Cayman. A rum tasting tour can be found in the Rum Room, overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Seating and shade are available for those wanting to stay a while and relax in the tranquil atmosphere.

HIGHLIGHT S • 18th Century Great House • Multi-sensory 3D movie theatre • Old stamp collection & picture room • Local rum tasting tours • Seven landscaped acres and panoramic ocean views • Gift shop • Small playground • Stunning wedding location • Free wi-fi, all day, every day

DETAILS Hours: Open Daily 8.30am-5pm Admission: Guided Tours: CI$15, SelfGuided Tours: CI$10, Kids (6-12): CI$5. Guided Tours are on the hour, every hour only. Last guided tour at 4pm. Rum Tours: Must be over 18yrs, CI$5. Daily 9am-3pm (excl. Fridays) ‘Discover The East’ Adventure Card 20% off admission to Pedro Castle and Botanic Park plus discounts at other Eastern District businesses. CI$16. Payment method: Cash US$ and CI$, Visa, MC, and Discover.

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Known by locals as ‘Pedro Castle’, this Great House is the oldest surviving stone structure in the Cayman Islands and is home to many cultural and historic tales. It was built using slave labour in 1780 by a wealthy Englishman, William Eden and has been put to a variety of uses, including a cotton plantation, courthouse, jail and Government Assembly. It was the venue for not only the decision in 1831 to form the Cayman Island’s first elected parliament, but also to announce that slavery had been abolished in the British Empire in 1835. Surviving hurricanes, fires, vandalism, and rumours of being both jinxed and haunted, it stands today, in its restored state, as a dynamic piece of Caymanian heritage.

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D E TA IL S Hours: Open daily 7am-6pm Payment method: US$ or CI$ cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Amex, Travellers Cheques. Tour prices: US$45-60 per trip, packages: pick-2 US$99, pick-3 US$125, pick-5 US$199, private charters from US$350.

PROM O T IO NS Free snorkel gear rental.

Ocean Frontiers’ signature snorkel trips provide unique adventures for all levels of experience, with ultra small groups and personal service. Coral Reef Snorkel - East End - 3-Stops US$50 Explore the protected coral lagoon without another boat in sight. Great for families. 1.30pm on Mondays. Check-in: East End. Shipwreck Snorkel - Kittiwake - 1-Stop US$50 Snorkel Cayman’s biggest shipwreck and artificial reef. 2pm on Tuesdays. Check-in: George Town. X-Snorkel - East End - Point-to-Point US$60 Snorkel an undisclosed location along the East End Barrier Reef for a one-of-a-kind experience. 1.30pm on Wednesdays. Check-in: East End. Reef & Rays - North Sound - 2-Stops US$50 Visit the Stingrays then explore the coral reefs of Rum Point. Great for families. 9.30am on Thursdays and Fridays. Check-in: Kaibo. Champagne Stingrays - North Sound - 1-Stop US$60 A Stingray encounter in the late afternoon sun, sip bubbly while the sun sets. 4pm winter, 5pm summer on Thursdays. Check-in: Kaibo. Dawn Stingrays - North Sound - 1-Stop US$60 The ultimate Stingray experience, 90 minutes on the Sandbar, no crowds and lots of Stingrays. Sunrise on Fridays. Check-in: Kaibo. Visit the website for more snorkel tours.

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Sunrise Stingray City Tour Avoid the crowds and join a Stingray City trip to remember. Leaving Kaibo at 7am, which usually means you’ll have the rays all to yourself. They also offer a mid-day, afternoon or a private charter. Jetovator This exciting jet-powered bike is very easy to learn and lets riders soar up to 25 feet in the air, dive 10 feet underwater and perform stunts like barrel rolls, spins and back flips. Water Slide Pontoon Boat Tours White Sand’s newest boat “Sterling Sliver”. With two water slides, and ample seating, this it truly a family boat full of fun. Leaves right from East End beaches.

Jet Ski Adventure Tour This 45-minute cruise around the East End with spectacular sights, including ‘The Wreck of the Ridgefield’. Also available as a 1.5 hour Jet Ski Snorkel Safari. Dive trips and certification courses available.

HIGHLIGHT S • Island wide delivery of SUP, kayaks and snorkelling gear • Hobie cat sail and snorkel safaris • Specialise in small intimate groups • Pristine uncrowded reefs • SCUBA diving and introductory courses - 8 divers max • Jet ski rentals and excursions • Retail and gift shop on site • Sunrise Stingray City trips • Glass Bottom Kayak Bioluminescence tours • IKO Certified Kite School • Party Boat with Water Slides

DETAILS Operating schedule: Open Monday-Sunday 9am-4.30pm

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White Sand Water Sports, located at the beautiful Wyndham Reef Resort has something to offer everyone. Explore uncrowded reefs on one of their many different dive or snorkel tours. Paddle on the cobalt water with a SUP board or kayak. Feel the exhilaration of speeding across the water on a jet ski, kiteboard, or flying high above it on the Jetovator.

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Tour prices (USD): Stingray City Tour: Adults/Kid $59/$49 Jetovator: Starting at $99 2 Stop Snorkel Tour: Adult/Kid $59/$49 Jet Ski Tours: Starting $80: 1 person, 1 ski $105: 2 people, 1 ski Private Charters: Starting at US$399 Glass Bottom Kayak Bio Tours: US$59 Intro to Kiteboarding: US$149 Payment method: Cash, Visa and MC

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The Sister Islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, are best known for their tranquil atmosphere and outstanding diving. Lying 90 miles northeast of Grand Cayman, these islands are a world away from the hustle and bustle. The essence of a laid back Caribbean lifestyle means one bank, more iguanas than humans, and beautiful spots where you can enjoy the slow pace of a tropical island paradise. With small populations (2,000 for the Brac and 200 for Little Cayman) and incredibly friendly people, you’ll find that strangers greet you with a cheery hello. PHOTO BY DEEP BLUE IMAGES

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Cayman Brac About the Island

The most easterly of the Cayman Islands, the Brac is 12 miles long and just over a mile wide. Early Scottish fishermen who settled here gave the Island its name; Brac being Gaelic for “bluff”. It was named after the limestone ridge that runs down the centre of the Island reaching an elevation of 140ft at the eastern end – the highest point on all

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three islands. The friendly Brackers share their island with over 200 bird species and numerous iguanas. The dramatic scenery and rugged terrain boasts a plethora of hidden caves, winding trails, a unique cultural history and is ideal for a number of outdoor land–based activities, in addition to the superb diving, which it is famous for.

Christopher Columbus first sighted Cayman Brac and Little Cayman on 10 May 1503. The first recorded settlements on the Brac were from 1661-71. Recorded history suggests that Spanish, and later British privateers roamed the Cayman Islands until the late 1700s. Many stopped to replenish their food and fresh water supplies and careen their vessels. Much like the settlers of Grand Cayman, Brackers made their living primarily from turtling and other local industries. The most prominent geological feature on the Brac, the Bluff, has special historical significance to Brackers. During the ‘32 hurricane, residents sheltered in the caves of the Bluff when 200 miles per hour winds pounded the Island. Cayman Brac was left devastated; 109 people died, some of whom were very young children. Today, people of the Brac still consider the ‘32 Storm to be one of the most haunting historic events. 146

Getting There There are no ferries operating between the Islands, so access is by air only. Cayman Airways and Cayman Airways Express (345) 949 2311 operate several flights daily to and from Grand Cayman and between Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. There are also direct flights to Cayman Brac from Miami.

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Money & Banking Getting Around The best way to explore the Islands is to hire a car. Hotels and resorts often supply complimentary bikes and cycling is a great way to get around the south shore (which borders the Bluff), particularly for days when you are exploring caves and trails, as you will be off the bike and on foot for at least half the time. Navigating is easy: main roads run along the north and south shores and on the Bluff, with a few secondary roads crossing from one side to the other. It is not possible to drive all the way around the Island.

Food & Drink The larger resorts all have restaurants that are open to non-guests. The restaurants at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort and The Captain’s Table, next to Carib Sands, are popular. If you want to sample some good wholesome local food, particularly seafood, try Paradise Creations, La Esperanza or Star Island Restaurant.

There is one bank on Cayman Brac with one ATM. Debit cards, Visa, Master Card and Discover are accepted at most establishments, but few accept American Express.

Brac Accommodation

Visitors have a choice of accommodation on Cayman Brac ranging from resorts to condos, guest houses and rental villas. See also itsyourstoexplore.com for other accommodation options in Cayman Brac.

• Brac Caribbean Beach Village www.866thebrac.com (345) 948 2265

• Cayman Brac Beach Resort www.caymanbracbeachresort.com (345) 948 1323

• Carib Sands Beach Resort www.866thebrac.com (345) 948 1121

• Cayman Breakers www.caymancondosonline.com

• Sea Dreams Villa www.seadreamvilla.com (321) 226 0440

Things to Do on the Brac • Outdoor Enthusiasts will find plenty of activities to keep them occupied on the Brac. Get hold of a Nature Tourism brochure (available at the airport, car rental agencies and hotels) for information and details on all manner of outdoor activities. • Free Guided Tours are available Monday to Friday through Nature Cayman. Tours last three to four hours and will cover all the main points of interest on the Island, but can be tailored to your specific interests. To book a tour call (345) 948 2222 or email: naturecayman@gov.ky. • Hike one of the 12 marked trails while you are on the Brac. They take you through wetlands, forests, over the Bluff and to historic landmarks. Trails are well marked so guides are not necessary but are encouraged. Hikes are graded from easy to rough and ceramic signs at the roadside mark the start of the trails. Sturdy footwear is recommended, as is sunscreen and water. www.ExploreCayman.com

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• Explore the Caves of the Island. There are many to visit, with more to be discovered, some entrances being concealed by thick vegetation. Some caves were even used by pirates to stash their treasure chests, and more recently, residents took shelter in the caves during hurricanes. Check out the stalactite and stalagmite formations in both the Great Cave and Nani Cave, enjoy views of Spot Bay from Peter’s Cave or learn about the grim history of Rebecca’s Cave and the devastating ‘32 hurricane. • Bird Watching is particularly good from October to April when migrating birds pass through in search of fresh water and warmer weather. With some 200 species of full and parttime resident birds, the Island is an ornithologist’s paradise. Land birds you may see include the rare Cayman Brac parrot, the red–legged thrush and the West Indian whistling duck. There are also five seabird colonies. The 310-acre Brac Parrot Reserve was established in 1990 to protect the Brac’s endemic parrot and various other species of birds. A two-mile trail through the reserve offers the chance to see some rare species. • Rock Climbing fans have rated Cayman Brac as one of the top ten exotic climbing destinations worldwide. 75 routes are available with bolts in place for climbers, who can abseil from the top of the bluff down to the sea

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and then climb back up again. Getting to the sites is a challenge in itself and most are only suitable for experienced climbers. For more information on climbing call Rock Iguana Ltd. on (345) 936 BRAC (2722). • Go Fishing in the deep offshore waters or in the shallows. In the pristine waters teeming with reef and game fish, keen anglers can go shore fishing for tarpon or deep sea fishing for wahoo, mahi mahi, blue marlin and tuna. Check your hotel information booklet for charter information. There are several fishing tournaments throughout the year. For a quick boat trip across to Little Cayman to enjoy flyfishing, call El Jeffé Fishing Charters (345) 948 0555. • Rent a Kayak and take a leisurely paddle around the calm waters off the south coast for a bit of tranquil shoreline exploration and a view of the Island from a different perspective. Kayaks can be rented at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort. • Lie on the Beach or beach comb. Although the shoreline is predominantly composed of limestone, there are a few sandy beaches along the south shore, the best of which is probably Public Beach. You will also find sandy beaches in front of the Cayman Brac Beach Resort and great hammocks, although the swimming is not great as it is shallow and rocky. • Snorkelling is better off the north shore, weather conditions permitting. Try the site at Buccaneer’s Inn, at the end of Robert Foster Lane, where there is a ladder in place to access the water and the unfinished Barcadere has created a salt water swimming pool. Only strong swimmers are advised to venture out into the open sea from there. Radar Reef in Stake Bay is a good snorkel and shore dive. You can also try Handcuff Reef, across from the police station in Creek. Keep an eye out along your drive for beach rocks painted red with white lettering which indicate prime shore diving spots. The


Sister Islands Tourism Association (SITA) has a useful Shore Diving Guide that is available at dive shops and gift shops for US$20. • Diving on Cayman Brac is some of the best in the Caribbean with walls, drop offs, patch and finger reefs and the wreck of the MV Captain Tibbetts, a 330ft Russian warship to explore. The sea is pristine, visibility is excellent and marine life abundant. There are two dive shops, Reef Divers at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort (345) 948 1642 and Brac Scuba Shack (345) 925 3215. They also run dive trips to Little Cayman on request. • Spa Treatments are now available from The Beach Spa (345) 925 2772, the Tropical Touch Day Spa at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort (345) 948 1323 and Spa Soleil (345) 948 0555. • Pioneer Bakery is well known throughout the Cayman Islands for its delicious Round Bread, which is baked fresh daily. Stop by around 11am to sample fresh out-of-theoven goodness! (345) 948 0519. They sell other delicious baked goods.

• Heritage House is a lovely historic home that was once a tannery. They host a number of cultural activities throughout the year, including a craft market that sells locally made products such as jewellery, silver thatch items, plants, food and more. The market is held weekly at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort, from 4pm-6pm on Thursdays. For further information on these activities call (345) 948 0563. • The Cayman Brac Museum is the oldest museum in the country. Explore exhibits on turtling, ship-building and other traditional occupations that illustrate the way of life on the Island in years gone by. One of the main exhibits features the catastrophic story of the ’32 Storm when the eye of the storm passed over Cayman Brac, devastating it and taking many lives. This exhibit contains images of survivors and quotes from those who lived to tell of the harrowing events during the storm. Artefacts which survived the storm can also be seen on display. Admission’s free.

Little Cayman Ten miles long and a mile wide, Little Cayman is truly little: the airport and fire station are housed in one building, there is one shop and one bank on the Island, and with a population of about 200 people, humans are vastly outnumbered by birds and iguanas. A genuine island hideaway, you cannot avoid slowing right down, resetting your watch to true island time and enjoy doing a whole lot of nothing. One of the last undeveloped islands in the Caribbean, Little Cayman offers peace, relaxation and

unspoiled natural beauty on land and underwater. For those who want to explore its unspoiled surroundings after a few days of resting in a hammock with a book, there are secluded beaches, numerous lagoons, mangrove forests, salt ponds and tropical forests strewn with orchids. For divers, the sea holds a plethora of worldclass dive sites.

History

The smallest of the Islands, Little Cayman was the first to be settled by turtle fishermen in the 1600s, although it was not until 1833 that permanent settlers established Blossom Village. By the early 20th century, several hundred people earned their living trading in phosphate ore, coconuts and marine rope. The great hurricane of 1932 devastated the Cayman Islands, particularly Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. In the wake of the hurricane many people left Little Cayman; by the late 1950s, the population was down to a mere 12 souls. www.ExploreCayman.com

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Getting There

Cayman Airways Express flies to Little Cayman from Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman several times a day.

Getting Around One main road circles the Island, hugging the coast, so you may want to hire a scooter or car to explore. Alternatively, many of the resorts have complimentary bicycles, although it is unlikely that you will be able to circumnavigate the Island on a bicycle. See the Transport information on page 32. Take it slow – the Sister Island Rock Iguana, only found in the Brac and Little Cayman, have the right of way and their own crossings (you’ll see the signs). The speed limit is a gentle 25mph. Points of interest are signposted along the way so stop to explore frequently and enjoy views of the largely undeveloped coast and the Caribbean Sea.

Money & Banking

There is one bank, Cayman National Bank, which has an ATM. The branch is open on Mondays and Thursdays only. Visa and MC credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but AMEX less so.

Accommodation

There are four hotels and resorts on Little Cayman along with villas, condos, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts available. See itsyourstoexplore. com for other accommodation options. • Cayman Villas www.caymanvillas.com (345) 945 4144 • Little Cayman Beach Resort www.littlecayman.com (345) 948 1033 • Paradise Villas www.paradisevillas.com (345) 948 0001 • Pirates Point www.piratespointresort.com (345) 948 1010 • Southern Cross Club www.southerncrossclub.com (345) 948 1099 • The Club at Little Cayman www.theclubatlittlecayman.com

Eating & Drinking

The Hungry Iguana at Paradise Villas is the only à la carte restaurant on the Island. For a buffet–style spread try Birds of Paradise at Little Cayman Beach Resort. Alternatively, the restaurant at Pirates Point serves a set menu which changes daily and the food is very good. Visitors who are not staying at the resort must reserve before noon. There is also a small grocery store in which you can buy the basics (and a multitude of frozen goods) but most people staying in private cottages will bring a cooler full of fresh food with them from Grand Cayman. 150

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Things to Do • Relax! There are few places in the world that invite you to relax as completely as Little Cayman. Find a hammock, grab a book and sway gently to the sounds of the surf and the wind in the palm trees. • Discover Unspoiled Beaches! Over a dozen white sand beaches are dotted around the coast. The prettiest: Point of Sand, a shifting cape of pink sand at the eastern end, is protected by a barrier reef. Great for swimming and snorkelling, but do be aware of currents and don’t swim at dusk or after dark. • Owen Island is a picture-perfect island idyll. This tiny uninhabited islet, surrounded by white sand and the clearest blue water, lies about 200 yards offshore on the south shore. Kayak or take a boat over and spend the day on your own deserted island. A real Robinson Crusoe experience! • Dive the world famous walls of Little Cayman. Sheer drop-offs, starting in as little as 18ft, exceptional visibility and abundant marine life, coupled with the charm of the Island, have made Little Cayman one of the most famed diving Meccas in the world. Most famous is Bloody Bay Marine Park and Jackson Wall on the north side, although the dive sites on the south side are equally as impressive. • Snorkel some of the best sites in the Caribbean. Swim out over the famous drop off at Bloody Bay Wall and peer over the underwater precipice into the deep blue abyss. Jackson Bay and Preston Bay also offer excellent snorkelling. These sites are exposed however, so only strong swimmers should attempt them and only when the weather is calm. • Go Fishing! World class offshore, sports and deep sea fishing and flyfishing can be done in Little Cayman. Tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi and occasionally marlin can be caught yearround. The drop-off is very close to shore,

so boats spend very little time getting to fishing grounds, which maximises the time spent actually fishing. Flyfishing along the Island’s many shallow flats is also a favourite past time for anglers. South Hole Lagoon and Owen Island are well known spots for bonefish. Tarpon Lake is an inland lake where a school of tarpon have been trapped since a storm cut off access to the sea. Catch and release is practiced in the Cayman Islands and local anglers respect Marine Conservation Laws. Experienced guides are available at the Southern Cross Club. • Birdwatching Thousands of migratory birds pass over Little Cayman and there are also resident populations, due to the many ponds and numerous wetland areas. The National Trust’s Booby Pond Nature Reserve, home to the largest breeding colony of Red-footed Boobies in the Western Hemisphere, is a 200acre site of international importance. 20,000 Boobies breed here, as does a large colony of magnificent frigates. Take advantage of the Trust’s viewing deck that is equipped with telescopes, to watch the herons, ducks, warblers, plovers, sandpipers and other birds dip and dive. Call the National Trust on (345) 948 1077 for more information. • Get On Your Bike! Set off late in the afternoon for a gentle bicycle ride, (hotels usually offer them to guests, free of charge), and follow 8 mile loop around the Island. Stop along the way at wildlife viewing stations or at a sunset viewing point. Take lots of water or even pack a snack for a picnic at one of the many unspoiled beaches along the way. • Hike along the Salt Rock Nature Trail, a historic right of way between Blossom Village and the north shore. Keep an eye out for birds, iguanas, butterflies and orchids.

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Cayman R e al E state Why Buy? The Cayman Islands has more to offer than sun drenched beaches and world class diving. The country boasts the highest standard of living in the Caribbean, and the quality of life is highly ranked internationally. As the 6th largest banking centre in the world, the economy is stable. Residents also enjoy one of the safest environments in the Caribbean and have access to exceptional services that are comparable to those found in major cities worldwide. There are three well-equipped hospitals located in Grand Cayman alone. Top medical facilities offer advanced diagnostic testing technology such as 4D ultrasounds plus cutting-edge stem-cell therapy for sports injuries. The redevelopment of the Owen Roberts International Airport will be completed in 2018, to facilitate the continued growth in tourism. No Barriers to Ownership The Cayman Islands has zero annual property taxes and there are also no restrictions on foreign ownership of a single property. With no requirements for immediate development on purchased land, building is another great option for those desiring a second home. Investment Landscape There’s no surprise that intelligent investors are scooping up the hottest new properties across Cayman. Kembali Kai, an ultra-private gated community, and Rum Point Club are two exclusive luxury properties in tranquil Rum Point that are new to the market. You will find a clean, simple and decidedly modern aesthetic within these two developments. Along the Seven Mile Beach corridor, you can indulge in luxury facilities, top dining and stunning terrace views across Seven Mile Beach with private beach access at the new 152

Kimpton Seafire Residences. For those seeking sustainable living on the water that features the new urbanism architectural vernacular, look no further than Periwinkle. This groundbreaking residential development in Grand Harbour boasts certified LEED energy-efficient four and five-bedroom homes, private docks, walking paths, a kid-friendly wet zone and lush green spaces to nurture your connection to nature. Overview of Areas Below is a brief description of the areas with properties for sale: Seven Mile Beach: Properties along Seven Mile Beach (SMB) usually command a premium price. Depending on the type of property you intend to purchase, there are options for every budget. You can purchase a 400 sq ft Margaritaville Resort Suite (with garden views) for US$245,000. Sometimes the rare detached beachfront home pops up on the market, such as the immaculate four-bedroom ‘Lizard Run’ with 75 feet of white sand, for US$6.8 million.

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1) No restrictions on foreign ownership 2) No property, income or capital gain taxes 3) High standard of living 4) Stable economy 5) Safe communities 6) Top dive sites and beaches 7) Located one hour from the United States

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Canal Front Properties: Prestigious canal front neighbourhoods along the Seven Mile Beach corridor such as Vista Del Mar, Salt Creek, Canal Point and Crystal Harbour have some of the Island’s finest homes. For those on the hunt for more affordable luxury, properties in Governors Harbour, Snug Harbour, The Shores and Patricks Island, may range from US$650,000 to well over US$4million. South Sound: The affluent seaside community of South Sound has a good mix of condos on the market such as modern development Cayman Crossing, where two-bedroom townhomes start at US$265,000 ranging to beachfront mansions such as ‘Barco A La Vista’ that would stand the scrutiny of the most discerning luxury property buyers in the world. North Side & Cayman Kai: A wide selection of condos, luxury villas and delightful Caymanstyle beach cottages are for sale in North Side. A stunning four-bedroom beachfront home in Rum Point can start at US$1,795,000. East End: The district of East End offers a quiet and more laid back pace yet some properties are no less well-appointed than those found along the Seven Mile Beach corridor. Far-flung beachfront lots with panoramic views in the High Rock area start at US$399,000. Sister Islands: The Brac’s Bluff has stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and is perfect for those who want a sea view with the added protection from potential storm surge. Little Cayman is an idyllic ‘Robinson Crusoe’ hideaway. Land is the most available commodity: a beautiful 1.2 acre beachfront parcel starts at CI$295,000. A one-bedroom 2464 sq ft cottage can be had for US$445,000.

Financing There is a level playing field for prospective home owners and investors. Banks welcome overseas clients and many offer great mortgage packages. Interest rates are quoted based on the CI and US dollar prime rates published in Cayman’s retail banks. Many banks require a life insurance policy for mortgages. Your loan’s officer will advise you if this is a requirement. Standard mortgage terms are usually between 10 to 15 years and can be taken out in either CI or US dollars. Stamp Duty and Other Charges A one-off 7.5% stamp duty is payable on all real estate purchases and transfers. This duty is paid by the buyer of the property on the purchase price or market value – whichever one is higher. If you’re building a house, provided that stamp duty is paid before construction begins, duty is payable only on the land value and not on the building. There are other charges such as the one-off 1% duty on mortgages of less than CI$300,000 and 1.5% on mortgages of CI$300,000 or higher. Choose an Agent There are many real estate companies based in the Cayman Islands, so there is an ample roster of professionals on hand to assist you with your search. As a visitor to the Islands, we strongly recommend that you select an experienced real estate professional to assist you. You will see some popular real estate agencies on the following pages. For a more in-depth guide to purchasing real estate in the Cayman Islands, visit www.caymanresident.com or www. explorecayman.com. Happy house huntin’ www.ExploreCayman.com

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SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS WEATHER Apply high factor sunscreen regardless of your skin type and put SPF 50 sun tops on children. Ideally you should avoid the midday sun altogether, particularly as it is easy to underestimate the power of the sun’s rays with a cool tropical breeze. If you get heatstroke then rehydrate. Aloe vera gel is great for treating sunburn.

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CRIME The crime threat in the Cayman Islands is generally considered low, although you should always take normal precautions. Petty theft does occur occasionally but Cayman is one of the safest places in the Caribbean. Visitors from America are warned to never carry ammunition in their luggage when travelling to Cayman.

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ROADS When driving KEEP LEFT! When on foot and crossing a road LOOK RIGHT! As in Great Britain and its other territories, vehicles in the Cayman Islands travel on the left-hand side of the road. Drink driving laws are strictly enforced. Seatbelt laws are also enforced and require the driver and all passengers to buckle up. Children’s seats are strongly recommended. Only use hands-free cell-phone devices when driving. It’s the law! FOOD & WATER Food and water are considered very safe, however some types of tropical reef fish may sometimes be poisonous when eaten. The majority of accommodation is connected to ‘city water’ which is great to drink, but a few places still have ‘cistern’ or ‘well’ water. In these situations, check with the owner if you can drink it. MEDICAL The World Health Organization (WHO)

states that no vaccinations are required for international travel to the Cayman Islands. However, ensure you have adequate travel and medical insurance as Cayman does not operate a national ‘free’ health system. Serious cases will normally be transferred to Miami via air ambulance. LAND There are no dangerous animals in Cayman and we are rabies free. Grass snakes are rare and harmless. The odd spider and scorpion are nothing to fear, but if you are bitten/stung get an anti-histamine from a pharmacy or for serious cases get a steroid shot from a doctor. On the Mastic Trail, there are plant species that contain skin irritants and should be avoided. MOSQUITOES Mosquitoes are typically very active at sunrise and sunset, so keep a bottle of OFF! close by. If bitten, use an anti-inflammatory cream. Cayman does not have malaria, dengue fever or chikungunya. Cayman is no longer on the zika travel advisory list. SEA Jellyfish stings and Sea Itch are rare but not fun, so be careful snorkelling and diving. Sea Itch is the invisible larvae of thimble jellyfish, and appears from late March to June. You can use Safe Sea cream to prevent any issues from both. If it’s too late, a splash of vinegar will soothe and for serious cases, get an anti-histamine from a pharmacy or a steroid shot from the doctor. DIVING Be aware of the ‘bends’. Cayman does have a decompression chamber, but don’t plan to use it! Ear complications can result from diving with a cold or sinus infection, and may require a doctor’s attention. Lionfish are venomous so avoid them.

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USEFUL NUMBERS EMERGENCIES Fire, police and ambulance ������������������911 Police headquarters �����������(345) 949 4222 Domestic Abuse hotline �����(345) 943 2422

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Accident & Emergency����������������������������� 911 Cayman Islands Hospital �������� (345) 949 8600 CTMH Doctors Hospital ��������� (345) 949 6066 Health City Cayman Islands ��� (345) 640 4040 Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac��� (345) 948 2243 7-Day Per Week 9am-9pm Urgent Care Doctors Express������������������������� (345)745 6000

Dialing Codes

DISTRICT HEALTH CLINICS

Cayman Islands numbers omit (345) North America, Canada or Caribbean: 1 + area code + 7 digit number To dial other countries: 011 + country code + telephone number

Bodden Town Health Clinic ���� (345) 947 2299 East End Health Clinic ������������ (345) 947 7440 George Town Health Centre  (345) 244 2800 North Side Health Clinic��������� (345) 947 9525 West Bay Health Clinic ����������� (345) 949 3439 Little Cayman Clinic ���������������� (345) 948 0072

SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous �������(345) 926 9044 Narcotics Anonymous �������(345) 929 6262

AIRPORT & AIRLINES Airport Authority�����������������(345) 943 7070 Lost and Found ������������������(345) 244 5863

Flight Information & Reservations Air Canada�������������������������1 800 744 1112 American Airlines����������������(345) 949 0666 British Airways���������������������(345) 945 6382 Cayman Airways �����������������(345) 949 2311 Delta Airlines ���������������������1 800 221 1212 JetBlue ������������������������������1 855 710 2951 Southwest��������������������������1 844 670 7914 United Airlines��������������������1 800 231 0856 WestJet������������������������������1 888 937 8538

GOVERNMENT NUMBERS Dept. of Environment ���������(345) 949 8469 Dept. of Immigration����������(345) 949 8344 H.M. Customs���������������������(345) 949 4579 General Post Office�������������(345) 949 2474 Tourism Attractions Board (345) 949 6999 Nature Cayman ������������������(345) 948 2222 Vehicle Licensing Dept:��������(345) 945 8344

CONSULARS/PASSPORTS Canada ���������������������������(345) 949 9400 United Kingdom �������������(345) 244 2434 United States ������������������(345) 945 8173 Download the Explore Cayman app or visit www.explorecayman.com for flight info and other useful numbers.

PHARMACIES CI Hospital Pharmacy ������������ (345) 244 2715 95 Hospital Road, Goerge Town Fosters Airport Pharmacy, GT(345) 815 4051 Fosters Strand Pharmacy, SMB (345) 815 4061 Kirk Market Pharmacy������������ (345) 949 7180 Professional Pharmacy ����������� (345) 946 2407 CTMH Doctor’s Hospital, George Town Valu-Med Pharmacy �����������������(345) 946 5511 Walkers Rd, George Town

DENTISTS

DOCTORS

Dr. Scott McFarlane

Dr. Stephen Blackledge

Seven Mile Beach Dental

The Dental Centre

(345 ) 943 7400

(345 ) 943 7000

Baptist GENERAL PRACTITIONERS Dr. Sook-Yin Dr. Louis Cona Seven Mile Medical Clinic

The Strand Medical Ctr

(345 ) 949 5600

(345 ) 945 7077

Lutheran DIVE MEDICINE Cayman Islands Hospital

Cayman E.N.T. Assoc.

The Hyperbaric Services

(345 ) 945 3820

(345) 949 8600 Ext. 2579

PAEDIATRICIANS Dr. Sara Watkins

Dr. Gordon Smith

Grand Harbour Medical

The Children’s Clinic

(345) 949 4309

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ACTIVITIES & SPORTS CLUBS Afternoon Tea Every Bloomin’ Thing (345) 945 1701 on Crewe Road, has a charming English tearoom on-site where you can have afternoon tea or lunch. The Ritz-Carlton (345) 943 9000 offers traditional afternoon tea daily from 2pm-4pm (except during slow season when days will vary) and a special Christmas Teddy Bear Tea which children love.

Golf There are two golf courses on the Island. The North Sound Club (345) 947 4653 is Cayman’s only 18-hole Championship golf course that also has two putting greens and a driving range, suitable for all skill levels. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Course (345) 815 6500 is open to residents and hotel guests of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Black Pearl Skate Park This 62,000sq ft facility is the largest outdoor skate park in the western hemisphere and is located behind Grand Harbour Shopping Centre. Visit: www. blackpearl.ky.

Helicopter Rides are a great way to see the Island from a different perspective! Call Cayman Islands Helicopters (345) 943 4354.

Cinema In addition to the cinemas listed in the Best After Dark section, the National Gallery show regular films based on their temporary exhibits. Visit www.nationalgallery.org.ky. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation also hosts a Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase. Call (345) 949 5477 for dates and times.

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Classical Music For details on the Cayman National Choir and Orchestra’s performances, call Sue Horrocks on (345) 916 4782.

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Cooking Classes Bon Vivant offers themed cooking classes including traditional Cayman cuisine. Call (345) 623 2665. Wine School Become a wine connoisseur! Take an in-depth wine course (345) 938 0458. CrossFit Cayman Weekly classes are offered by CrossFit (345) 929 8450, CrossFit 7 Mile (345) 925 1456 and World Gym Crossfit Muscle Beach (345) 949 5132.

Cultural Events Various music, theatre and art events are run by The Cayman National Cultural Foundation. www.artscayman.org. Refer to the Best of Culture section. Cycling You can rent bicycles from West Bay Loop (345) 939 0911 and explore the local area and Seven Mile Beach. Eco Rides runs off-the-beaten-path cycling tours in East End. Call (345) 922 0754. For cycling athletes and amateurs, visit the Cayman Islands Cycling Association’s site on www.caymancycling.ky.

Motorcycling Take a guided tour on a HarleyDavidson motorcycle along Cayman’s roads if you want to take a ‘ride’ on the wild side. Call Cayman Custom Cycles on (345) 945 7433 or (345) 916 0088. Pilates is offered at ENERGY Essential Fitness in Cricket Square. Call (345) 946 6006. Cayman Physiotherapy in Pasadora Place teaches group pilates. Call (345) 949 8828. Personal Fitness Trainers King’s Sports Centre has qualified personal trainers. Call (345) 946 5464. Laura Ribbins and her team at Fitness Connection (345) 949 8485 offer personalised training programmes for all fitness levels, as does Life Extension. Call (345) 949 3753. Roller Skating Old-fashioned roller skating is great fun at King’s Sport Centre every weekend. Family skating is held on Saturdays from 4.30pm to 7pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm. Call (345) 946 5464. Running The Hash House Harriers meet on Mondays at 6pm. Email: caymanhash@ gmail.com or check out www.caymanhash. com, and the Wednesday Night Running Club meets at World Gym at 6pm. Email: wednesdaynightrunningclub@gmail.com. Spinning Classes are held at Revolutions (345) 516 2453, in the Barnett Building (next to the Red Cross); World Gym (345) 949 5132 and Powerhouse Gym at King’s Sports Centre (345) 946 5464. The Squash The South Sound Squash Club (345) 949 9469 has seven air-conditioned

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RELIGIOUS SERVICES courts available. There are also two squash courts at King’s Sports Centre (345) 946 5464.

There are over 200 churches, with almost every denomination represented. Visit www.caymanresident. com for a full list of churches. Other faith services are below.

Anglican Church

6 Devon Road, off Marina Dr,

St. Alban’s Church

Red Bay (345) 947 7935

Swimming Camana Bay Aquatic Club runs a ‘Masters’ training group for adults on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Call (345) 640 2878. Also, the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association run regular swim clinics and special events for swimmers. Visit www.ciasa.ky.

461 Shedden Road, GT

Sunday services 11am, 7pm

(345) 949 2757

Non-Denominational

Sunday Service 8.30am and

Agape Family Worship

Holy Communion 9.30am

50 Fairbanks Road, GT

St. George’s (Episcopal)

(345) 949 2539

64 Courts Road, GT

Sunday services 10am,

(345) 949 5583

Wednesday service 7.30pm

Sunday Mass: 7am, 9am

Sunrise Community Church

Tenpin Bowling is available at King’s Sports Centre (345) 946 5464. There are only four lanes so bookings are recommended.

Baptist

Harquail Theatre, off Camana

First Baptist Church of

Bay roundabout

Grand Cayman

(345) 926 7473

920 Crewe Road, Red Bay

Sunday services 10am;

Tennis The Courts at The Ritz-Carlton (345) 323 0049 and the Cayman Tennis Academy (345) 547 6257 both offer professional instruction for adults and children, court rentals and holiday camps.

(345) 949 0692

Weekly community meetings

Sunday service 10.30am

Pentecostal

CI Baptist Church

All Nations United

163 Pedro Castle Road,

Pentecostal Church

Savannah (345) 946 2422

23A Woodlake Drive, GT

Sunday worship: 10am

(345) 949 9533

Catholic

Sunday worship 11am,

St. Ignatius Catholic Church

7.30pm

597 Walkers Road, GT

Presbyterian &

(345) 949 6797

Congregational

Mass times: Mon-Fri 7am,

Elmslie Memorial

Saturday 8.30am, 6pm,

United Church

Sunday 8am, 11.30am, 6pm

Harbour Drive, GT

Christ the Redeemer

(345) 949 7923

Catholic Church Reverend

Sunday service 10.30am

Blackman Road, West Bay

Seventh Day Adventist

(345) 949 6797

Cayman Islands Conference

Sunday Mass 9.45am

of Seventh-Day Adventist

Lutheran

515 Walkers Road, GT

Safe Harbour Lutheran

(345) 949 2647

205 Andrew Drive, Snug

Saturday service 11am,

Harbour (345) 949 1835

Sunday service 7.30pm

Sunday service 10am

Hindu Services

Methodist

(345) 945 1565

Wesleyan Holiness Church

Jewish Services

150 North West Point Road,

(345) 516 4474

West Bay (345) 946 1121

Saturday morning Shabbat

Sunday services 11am, 6pm

10.30am-12pm

Wednesday service 7.30pm

Muslim Services

Moravian

(345) 329 2079. Call for daily

Covenant Moravian Church

prayer times. Fri (Juma) 1pm.

Theatre lovers will enjoy the quality performances put on by the Cayman Drama Society at the Prospect Playhouse theatre. Email: theatremanager@cds.ky or visit www. cds.ky. Volleyball There are plenty of pickup games on Public Beach. Visit www.civf.ky. Cayman also welcomes teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean to play at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball tournament that is held annually on Seven Mile Beach. Yoga is offered at Bliss Living and Yoga in the Marquee Plaza throughout the day 6am-9pm. Drop-ins are welcome. There are classes in Hot yoga, flow, anusara-inspired, restorative, vinyasa and prenatal yoga. They offer sunset paddleboard yoga classes on the weekend. Visit www.blissyogacayman. com or call (345) 949 9642.

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bacus, 108 Action Watersports, 93 After dark activities, 30 Afternoon tea, 164 Airport & airlines, 163 Ambassador Divers, 56 Antiques, 24, 118 Art galleries, 75, 113 Artifacts, 118

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anana rides, 75 Barefoot Beach, 51 Barkers National Park, 62 Bars, 30, 77, 115, 134 Batabano Festival, 19 Beach House, 83 Beach volleyball, 19, 21, 165 Beachcombing, 50, 132 Beaches, 50-51 Beauty treatments, 22 Bicycle rentals & tours, 20, 32, 74,164 Bioluminescence kayak tours, 30, 36, 133 Bird watching, 133, 148 Blow Holes, 135 Blue iguanas,132, 140 Boat charters, 34, 37, 49 Boat trips, 34-46 Body fitness, 22 Botanic Park, 140 Brasserie,124 Brewery tour, 20, 113 Buses, 33 Business hours, 16 Buying property in Cayman, 152-161

C amana Bay, 101-109 Cameras, 114, 119

Capt. Marvin’s, 38 Car rentals, 32 Caribbean Club, 78 Catch, 68 Cathy Church’s Photo Centre, 119 Caves, 20, 133, 148 Cayfest, 18 Cayjet Watersports, 94 Cayman Airways, 146, 150, 163 Cayman Brac Museum, 149 Cayman Brac, 145-149 Cayman Cookout, 18 Cayman Ferries, 39 Cayman Islands Helicopters, 128 Cayman Islands Marathon, 18 Cayman Kai Public Beach, 51, 52, 135

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Cayman Kai, 51, 52, 135, 153 Cayman Kayaks, 136-137 Cayman Luxury Charters, 40 Cayman Motor Museum, 63 Cayman National Gallery, 74 Cayman National Museum, 127 Cayman Safari Adventures, 91 Cayman Sea Elements, 95 Cayman Stand Up Paddleboard Co, 96 Cayman Turtle Centre, 66-67 Cayman Waters Dos & Don’ts, 47 Caymanite, 75, 127 Cayside Galleries, 120 Cemetery Beach & Reef, 50, 52 Charter Cayman, 41 Cheeseburger Reef, 52 Christmas festivities, 18-19 Churches & services, 165 Cinema, 30, 105 Climate, 14 Clothing, 76, 114 Coe Wood Beach, 50 Consulates, 163 Cooking classes, 30 Coral Stone Stables, 69 Cracked Conch, 64-65 Craft Market, 113, 116 Crazy Crab, 42 Crime, 162 Crossfit, 22, 105, 164 Cultural activities, 23 Currency, 17 Customs & attire, 16

D a Vinci Centre, 79 Dart Family Park, 21, 113

Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden, 133 Decompression chamber, 162 Deep sea fishing, 39 Dentists, 163 Dinner cruise, 45 Dive & snorkel equipment, 75, 81 Dive operators, 54 Dive sites, 53-55 Divers Supply, 81 Diving, 53-59 Doctors, 163 Dolphin Discovery, 71 Don Foster’s, 57 Driving regulations, 32 Driving tours, 116, 135 Duke’s, 84 Duty free, 24-25, 121

E arly settlers, 15 Eastern Districts, 131-135

Eden Rock & Devil’s Grotto, 52, 54 Eden Rock Diving Center, 58 Elmslie Church, 116 Emergency numbers, 163 Entertainment, 30, 74, 105 Events, 18-19

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antasea Cayman, 97 Farmers’ Markets, 102 Ferdinand’s, 85 Fish market, 112 Fishing, 35, 148, 151 Fitness centres, 22, 74 Five Star Charters, 43 Flight information, 163 Flowers Sea Swim, 19 Food tours, 102 Formalities, 16 Fort George, 116 Frank’s Water Sports, 44 Free activities, 21 Freediving, 54 Full moon activities, 30 Funky Monkey, 82

G eography & geology, 14 George Town, 111-123

Getting around, 32-33 Gino’s, 86 Glass bottom boat trips, 143 Golf, 22 Government numbers, 163 Government, 16 Grocery stores, 63, 76, 135 Guardian of the Reef, 55 Guy Harvey’s restaurant, 125 Gyms, 22, 74

H ealth centres, 163 Health treatments, 22

Helicopter rides, 128 Hell geological site, 62 Helmet diving tours, 129 Hemingways, 87 Heritage House (Brac), 149 Heroes Square, 116 Hibiscus Spa, 80 History, 14, 118, 146, 149 Horseback riding, 62, 69, 70

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ellyfish, 162 Jet blades, 75, 94 Jetovater, 143 Jetskis, 49, 93 Jewellery & watches, 24-25, 75, 114

K aibo, 138 Kayaking, 95, 136-137

Keith Tibbetts (wreck), 55 Kirk Freeport, 122 Kitesurf Cayman, 98 Kittiwake, 55

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egislative assembly, 16, 116 Lighthouse Park, 132, 135 Lighthouse Point, 52, 54 Lighthouse Restaurant, 139 Lionfish, 47 Liquor stores, 76 Little Cayman, 149-151 Live music, 31 Lobster Pot, 126 Local collectables, 113 Lone Star, 88 LUCA, 89

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acabuca Bar, 64-65 Mangrove tours, 38, 40, 42, 95 Marathon, 19 Mastic Reserve & Trail, 21, 23, 132 Medical care, 163 Mermaid (The), 55 Mini golf, 20, 30 Mission House, 23, 132, 135 Money and banking, 17 Mosquitoes, 15, 162 Motorcycle tours, 164 Museum (car), 20 Museum (National), 127 Music, 31

N ational Gallery, 23, 75 National symbols, 17

Nature, 62, 147, 151 New Year’s Eve, 18 Nicholson (wreck), 55 Night activities, 30 Night diving, 30, 54 Nightclubs, 30 NORCECA Beach Volleyball, 19 North Side, 132-137 North Sound boat trips, 34-46, 133 North Sound Golf Club, 92

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Paddleboarding, 48, 96, 133, 143 Paediatricians, 163 Parade of Lights, 18 Parasailing Professionals, 99 Parasailing, 48, 75, 97, 99 Pedro St. James, 141 Personal fitness trainers, 22, 164 Peter’s Cave (Cayman Brac), 148 Pharmacies, 163 Pilates, 22, 164 Pirates Week, 19, 112 Pirates, 14 Point Blue Sailing, 45 Population, 15 Pubs & bars, 30, 77, 115, 134

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agazzi, 90 Real estate, 152-161 Rebecca’s Cave, 148 Religious services, 165 Restaurants, 26-29 Rock climbing, 148 Rockys Diamond Gallery, 123 Roller skating, 164 Rum Point, 51, 52, 133 Running, 19, 164

S afety considerations, 47 Sailing, 49

Salsa dancing, 30 Sand Angels, 107 Scooter rentals, 32, 150 Sea Trek & SNUBA, 129 Sea Voyages, 129 Seven Mile Beach, 73-99 Shipwrecks, 15, 55 Shopping, 24-25, 74, 98, 113-114 Shore diving, 54 Silver Thatch Palm, 17 Sister Islands, 145-151 Skate park, 164 Smith Barcadere Beach, 50, 52 Snorkelling equipment, 81 Snorkelling, 52 Souvenirs, 102, 113 Spas, 22, 74 Spirit of the West, 70 Sports clubs, 164

Sportswear, 76 Spotts Public Beach, 50, 52 Squash, 164 Starfish Point, 34, 45, 135 Step Well, 116 Stingray City, 35-36 Submarine tour, 49, 112 Sun protection, 47 Sunset cruise, 37 Support groups, 163 Surfing, 49 Swimming with dolphins, 49, 71 Swimming with stingrays, 35-36 Swimming, 47, 165

T aste of Cayman, 18 Taxes, 15

Taxis, 32 Tennis, 22, 74 Tenpin bowling, 30 Theatre, 165 Time zones, 16 Tipping & haggling, 17 Tourism & finance, 16 Tours - driving, 46, 91, 135 Tours - land based, 20, 74 Tours - walking, 116, 117 Tours - water based, 34-46 Tours Cayman, 46 Transportation, 32-33 Triathlons, 19 Turtle Centre, 66-67 Turtle Reef, 52, 54

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akeboarding, 75 Walking tours, 116, 117 Wall dives, 54 Wall to Wall Diving, 59 Watches, 24-25, 75, 104, 114, 121 Water Safety Tips, 47 Water slides, 20 Waverunner/jet ski, 48 West Bay, 61-71 West Indies Wine Co., 109 White Sand Water Sports, 143 Wine tasting, 109 Wreck dives, 55 Wreck of the Cali, 55 Wreck of the Ten Sail, 135

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Explore Cayman 2018  

The Definitive Guide To Exploring Cayman

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The Definitive Guide To Exploring Cayman