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The Lux Issue From new real estate to high-end shopping and dining, luxury meets tropical paradise in the Cayman Islands.

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Cayman's Finest

waterfront restaurants Where Tradition lives & life is celebrated

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38 Living in Paradise In the midst of a real estate boom, it’s so easy to own your own slice of Cayman paradise.

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46 NYC Like a Celebrity Take a big bite out of the Big Apple with these unique experiences.

Stunning beachfront properties in the Cayman Islands are the envy of the real estate world. ŠJulie Corsetti/ Deep Blue Images

56 Brunch Bunch Elevate your Sunday with an elaborate, all-afternoon drinking and dining affair.

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The Lux Issue From new real estate to high-end shopping and dining, luxury meets tropical paradise in the Cayman Islands.

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Following Footsteps

Real Estate

Meet the women behind community efforts to end family violence.

Modern architects are redefining Cayman living.



Eye on Cayman

Plus One

Raise a teacup in honour of Cayman’s British heritage.

Reel in victory at the International Fishing Tournament.

26 Style Navigator Elevate your home décor with stunning crystal and china.

30 Day Trip Treat yourself to a day dedicated to all things beauty.

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70 Save the Date Explore what to see and do on the Islands with our Calendar of Events.

71 Welcome Aboard Cayman Airways From menus and airline news to terminal maps, it’s all here.

Flashback Traditional wattle-and-daub homes are a proud part of our history.

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The official in-flight magazine of Cayman Airways

Executive Vice President of Finance and Commercial Affairs Paul Tibbetts Senior Marketing and Public Relations Manager Olivia Scott-Ramirez oliviascottramirez@caymanairways.net www.caymanairways.com


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The official in-flight magazine of Cayman Airways


SOCIAL MEDIA, PROJECT & EVENT MANAGER Ingrid Martinez PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION Production Director Luisa Zelaya-Morillo Advertising Services Coordinators Dayan Stephani Agudelo, dagudelo@hcpmedia.com Elizabeth Rindone, erindone@hcpmedia.com Distribution Manager Carlos Azevedo ACCOUNTING Accounting Supervisor Cecilia Roca SALES Inflight Publications Sales Director Cristiana Glassford, cglassford@hcpmedia.com Operations Manager Joseph Burchell

Cayman Airways Skies magazine is published six times a year for Cayman Airways by HCP Media. Copyright ©2020. All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the publisher. The opinions expressed in Cayman Airways Skies do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, publisher or Cayman Airways. Cayman Airways Skies, HCP Media and Cayman Airways do not assume liability for products or services advertised herein. We are not responsible for the return of unsolicited manuscripts, artwork and photographs. www.CaymanAirwaysMagazine.com

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Activities Abound “Whether you are here as a visitor or to work, I welcome you to the Cayman Islands and invite you to embrace the entire Cayman Islands experience.”

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Welcome to the Cayman Islands. You are here at an exciting time. hilst we enjoy practically perfect weather year round, March and April are months filled with lots of activities and bright colours in the form of a spectacle of tents of all shapes and sizes that line our beaches filled with Easter campers. One of the most religious holidays in the Cayman Islands, Good Friday, 10 April, and Easter Monday, 13 April, are both public holidays. This is a time when families not only attend church, but also devote the long weekend to camping on beaches all over the Cayman Islands. It’s a great time for families and friends to get together and enjoy Cayman’s natural beauty. Children and adults spend the long weekend swimming, fishing, playing games, cooking out and generally having a good time. The true colour and jewels of our three Islands is our people. The Cayman people are kind, giving and passionate. Seek them out. You will have a happier visit and make many wonderful memories. The smallest of our Islands, Little Cayman, is probably the most laid back. There are few motorists on Little Cayman — most people get around by bicycle — and those who you do meet on the roadway are sure to offer a kind wave. Cayman Brac boasts the impressive Bluff that rises to 140 feet out of the sea. There you will find adventure unlike that on Grand Cayman or Little Cayman. If you have access to a computer, go to itsyourstoexplore.com to find out the different activities that can be had on both Sister Islands.


Before you leave, make sure you take your taste buds on a culinary adventure, from local fare to fine dining in one of our many top-star restaurants. There is a reason the Cayman Islands is known the world over as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. Whether you are here as a visitor or to work, I welcome you to the Cayman Islands and invite you to embrace the entire Cayman Islands experience. You will only then begin to understand why we say we are an island in the Caribbean Sea instead of just another Caribbean Island. I truly believe that your stay with us will be nothing less than magnificent. Please, enjoy your visit and once again, I welcome you to the Cayman Islands. Sincerely,

Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA

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Time to Getaway “At Cayman Airways, we are not only committed to providing tremendous value, but also delivering a unique travel experience, whether you’re venturing to or from any of our three Cayman Islands.”

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Plan exciting adventures to and from the Cayman Islands. s the seasons begin to change from Winter to Spring, the promise of warmer temperatures ahead naturally shifts our focus to finalising plans for our next big Summer vacation, and maybe even a few weekend getaways throughout the year. As Cayman Airways offers more nonstop flights to and from the Cayman Islands than any other airline, I can proudly say that our airline makes vacation planning the most convenient and amongst the most affordable for travellers. For those of us who live in the Cayman Islands, planning Spring and Summer vacations is especially exciting with Cayman Airways’ convenient nonstop flights to USA gateway cities like Denver, New York, Tampa and Miami. Those cities offer an array of vacation experiences to suit any budget, but New York is one of the best choices if you’re looking to splurge a little this year, which you can learn more about in the “NYC Like a Celebrity” feature in this issue of Skies magazine. Those wanting to get in touch with nature should visit one of Cayman Airways’ regional destinations. The lush setting of La Ceiba is home to a plethora of ecotourism adventures and opportunities, while the swaying destinations of Montego Bay and Kingston offer verdant mountains and world-class beaches. If you’re vacationing in the Cayman Islands this year, we’re excited for you!


From our world-famous, white-sand beaches and natural offerings to unique accommodations and indulgent spas, Cayman has everything you need for a getaway that’s as adventurous or as laidback as you desire. You can also unplug with a visit to our quiet Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Aside from choosing a destination, one of the most important considerations when planning your vacation is how to get the best value for your money. At Cayman Airways, we are not only committed to providing tremendous value, but also delivering a unique travel experience, whether you’re venturing to or from any of our three Cayman Islands. Only with Cayman Airways will you be greeted and served with true Caymanian hospitality, coupled with a complimentary “Welcome Aboard” Seven Fathoms Rum Punch during your international flight. Wherever your travel plans take you today, we’re delighted to have you flying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on board with us again soon. Sincerely,

Fabian Whorms President & CEO, Cayman Airways Ltd.

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Best Foot Forward Take a few steps to end family violence in the Cayman Islands.

he Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is gearing up for its fifth annual fundraising event, A Walk in Her Shoes, which takes place on March 5 in Camana Bay. The popular event, which is fittingly scheduled for International Women’s Day, will see male participants strut their stuff (or hobble along) in high heels in support of the Crisis Centre. Established in 2003 as Grand Cayman’s first safe shelter for female victims of domestic violence and their children, the nonprofit organisation also provides a 24-hour crisis helpline for women in distress, aftercare support for former shelter clients, and counselling for shelter clients and other members of the public. It also runs Estella’s Place, a walk-in centre open to all victims of abuse.


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Two volunteers who are passionate about furthering the Crisis Centre’s goal of breaking the cycle of domestic abuse are Michelle Lockwood, director, fundraising chair and event organiser, and Brooke Moore, a board director and chair of the marketing committee. A Helping Hand Michelle Lockwood first got involved with the Crisis Centre in 2015 because she wanted to support the vulnerable people who come to the shelter. “They are afraid to speak out or of the consequences. Cayman is a very small community and the repercussions can be felt very quickly; so I wanted to ensure that our clients have the best possible experience, and, in particular, an empowering one,” she says. Lockwood had a previous experience of unwanted

attention and felt powerless both in the moment as well as during the aftermath, as she didn’t want to report the incident to the police. “Having the shelter means that you are supported throughout every part of this journey, whether you’re ready to leave, have a question or figure out new solutions that you may not have considered. The team is there throughout every moment to support you,” says Lockwood, adding that domestic abuse can take the form of physical, emotional and even financial abuse. “Since I’ve been involved in this cause, I have had many people speak to me about abuses that they feel within their families, whether it be a husband-andwife relationship or parent-and-child relationship; and the abuse can go either way. I always encourage them to speak

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to one of our counsellors, either by calling the shelter or by visiting Estella’s Place. Our services are much more than just a shelter, and the work of the team can be the start to rebuilding lives,” she says. The first time Brooke Moore was introduced to the Crisis Centre was in 2012 at an art exhibition fundraiser, where a shelter client told a story of how the Crisis Centre had helped her escape the cycle of abuse. “I was brought to tears hearing this victim speak about what she had been through, and that story has always stayed with me. I also have a family member who has been a victim of domestic violence. Although she is the direct victim, her children are [victims] as well. Hearing the stories of hiding in the closet to

Domestic violence

is a very serious issue, and this is one way in which we have been able to have

fun for this cause.

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CAL Travel Tips You can support the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and other local charities by donating your Sir Turtle rewards miles with the Miles Ahead Programme. For more information, visit caymanairways.com.

keep safe and having to witness this is absolutely heartbreaking, as children do not forget this and it can have long-lasting effects,” she says. A Walk in Her Shoes The event encourages participating men to collect donations from friends, family and colleagues in support of them donning a pair of high heels in front of crowds of people. “This year we will be doing ‘heats,’ so the more money the participant raises means they’ll have a later start time and, therefore, fewer laps to walk,” says Lockwood. Many of the participants “go all out” for the event and come wearing dresses, panty hose and makeup. “It is very entertaining to see them transform and really fully dedicate to showing support for our shelter,” says Moore. “There will inevitably be a stumble, but they are all there together — sometimes heavily leaning on each other — but most importantly with a smile… It is so amazing to see men understand, even for a moment, what women go through.” This year’s fundraising goal is to exceed CI$50,000, which will go towards ongoing operating costs at the shelter, with another goal of creating a purpose-built shelter within the next five years. With every event, the Crisis Centre is closer to achieving this goal. “Domestic violence is a very serious issue, and this is one way in which we have been able to have fun for this cause. Men also need to play a part in lifting up all women, and, hopefully, with this short experience walking in heels, they will make a small step,” expands Lockwood. Moore adds: “Events such as A Walk in Her Shoes helps raise awareness of what the Crisis Centre does and helps break down that stigma. A lot of people suffer in silence, and as long as we are getting the message out, we hope that people listen, as domestic violence can affect anyone… Our mission is to end the cycle of domestic violence and close our doors forever so that our services are no longer needed.”


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Steeped in Tradition Sip in honour of Cayman’s British heritage. 22



s a British overseas territory, Cayman celebrates its

relationship with England in many

ways. The Queen’s image is on the

local currency, and the Union Jack is

on the upper left corner of the Islands’ flag. Arguably, however, one of the most enjoyable ways to pay tribute

to Cayman’s colonial roots is to treat yourself to afternoon tea. Proper Custom Many equate tea with Britain’s history;

however, the tradition of afternoon tea was established not all that long ago.

Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, is credited with creating the tradition

in 1840. During the 19th century, most

British aristocratic families would eat two meals a day: one midmorning and the

other late in the evening. This led them with pastries, scones and sandwiches was requested to hold them over until dinner.

Note that afternoon tea is not the same

as high tea. High tea was the term used to describe the last meal of the day for

British working-class families. Today many call this dinner or supper. A Royal Affair Those who want to feel like royalty are

encouraged to experience Afternoon Tea

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Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Silver Palm (2)

to grow hungry in the afternoon, so tea

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Mad for Tea For a traditional experience rounded out with modern updates, look no further than the Mad Tea Party,

taking place every Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Cayman

Marriott Beach Resort. “The Mad Tea Party celebrates art, literature, music and all things delicious,” states Lee

Parry, director of food and beverage at the Marriott. “Inspired by the

Mad Hatter Tea Party from Alice in

Wonderland, it is not your average cup of tea!”

The Marriott’s tea features creative

tea blends designed by the experts at 24

Teatime in Cayman. “Our aim is to

surprise you with a decadent display of cool cakes and ever-changing

‘Drink Me’ potions in addition to the high tea classics,” continues Parry. The food offerings change weekly but include a combination of tea

sandwiches, scones and homemade

cakes. To make a reservation, book

online via opentable.com by searching for Anchor & Den. Cost is CI$30;

CI$35 with a glass of Champagne.  

In Bloom A hidden secret amongst Cayman locals is the Tea Room at Every Blooming Thing, which offers

afternoon tea Monday through

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This a la carte tea is an understated

gem. Guests order sandwiches, soup, salad, quiche or scones to satisfy Spirto adds, “Our youngest guests are

are treated to a sophisticated experience,

welcomed with their own afternoon tea

by Palais des Thés, delectable finger

decorated pastries.”

accompanied by an extensive tea selection sandwiches and whimsical pastries. Mario

setting complete with tiny teacups and Afternoon Tea is available daily (in

Spirto, director of food and beverage at The

season) with seatings between 2 and

Palm’s traditional English afternoon tea

hours in advance by calling 345-815-

Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, shares, “Silver inspires a dining experience fit for royalty. It is truly a unique and memorable way to celebrate a special occasion.”

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4 p.m. Reservations must be made 24 6912. Afternoon Tea starts at CI$48 per person, and Kid’s Tea starts at CI$20 per child.

beautiful vegetation from the store

and nursery. Tea alone is CI$4 and sandwiches start at CI$7.

CAL Travel Tips Looking for something a little stronger than tea? Cayman Airways is the only airline in the world that serves guests a complimentary serving of Seven Fathoms Rum Punch aboard international jet flights.

Courtesy of the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Guests

their appetite whilst surrounded by

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The Finer Things Make your home shine with beauty. BY STACIE SYBERSMA


et the scene with stunning crystal and décor that are sure to impress your guests during their next visit. Pieces are available at Kirk Freeport.

Co llec t t o Imp ress No detail was overlooked whilst creating Lalique’s collectable stingray. These three-inch display pieces are a collector’s dream as the various colours of yellow, green, blue and clear give them character, and the attention to detail gives each stingray its own personality. Perfect for gifts or as conversation pieces in your own home.

Mar i ne Tr eas ur e Let your imagination run wild with Lalique’s Poissons Combattants vase in blue. The artistically crafted crystal pulses with life as the fish and ripples blend together, effortlessly styling the full body of the vase. Its clean lines give it a modern feel, yet the design overflows with personality and whimsy.

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Li g h t t h e Ni g h t Set the mood at your next dinner party with a Baccarat My Fire Candleholder. The clean lines in the base and arm give it a modern feel, whilst the sconce emphasised in red adds character. Baccarat is known for its brilliant and exquisite pieces to adorn the home, and this candleholder is no exception.

To as t t h e H o s t The Waterford Elegant Flute will leave guests speechless with its understated beauty. Made by talented artisans and from the finest crystal, the flute’s simplicity puts it right on trend, as plain stemware is all the rage in 2020.

Now Serving As the buyer for china and crystal at Kirk Freeport for over 30 years, Mary Bodden has built a career around luxury products. Bodden was first introduced to china and crystal when she started working in retail at Kirk Freeport and was immediately drawn to the pieces. “I appreciated the beauty and value of what are really works of art,” she enthuses.

China and crystal are two notably different products. “China is largely associated with dinnerware, such as plates, along with figurines, giftware and decoration,” Bodden explains. “Crystal, on the other hand, is known for stemware, including a wide assortment of drinkware.” Additionally, there are crystal figurines, decorations, lightware and jewellery. The china and crystal industries are large and can leave prospective buyers feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to purchase. Thankfully, Bodden’s seasoned eye means that only the best pieces from the best brands are stocked at Kirk Freeport. “Kirk Freeport’s main china and crystal stores are the Kirk Gallery and Lalique Boutique, located at Bay Shore Mall in George Town.” She adds that The Strand location has a notable selection, too. After watching the market for many years, Bodden notes that plain stemware is becoming very popular at the moment. She also shares that functional items such as vases, centrepieces and bowls are proving to be popular gifts. Another trend Bodden says to be aware of is that of coloured crystal. “Blue is the colour for this year.”

Mo o d f o r F o o d Dinner guests will swoon at Wedgwood’s Arris dishware. The simple geometric pattern is equal parts classic, modern and timeless. Guests wonder if it is new or a well-preserved family heirloom. Its neutral colours of gold and white will complement all dining rooms and any meal served on it.

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FOR THE CULTURALLY REFINED CLUB HAVANA, located on the second floor of Caribbean Plaza, offers a unique atmosphere with two rooms divided by their own walk-in humidor. Club Havana has a comfortable, well-ventilated Cigar Lounge offering the best in Cuban selections and hand-rolled house cigars paired with the best in Cuban rums. Centered in the room is a baby grand piano that creates the perfect ambience for anyone looking for tranquility, a drink and a cigar. The other side opens up to a Miami-style nightclub that is beautifully designed with Cuban art, often showcasing live entertainment on stage. There is an outside balcony overlooking the plaza, a great chill space to enjoy your cigar in the island breeze while having a cocktail.

www.clubhavanacayman.com havclub@ropers.ky (345) 946 5396

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Treat Yourself

Indulge in a day dedicated to all things beauty. BY STEPHANIE PEACOCK

ake your vacation relaxation to the next level and spoil yourself with a day of pampering at Cayman’s luxury spas, salons and meditative activities.



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WAKE UP! First stop should be a light breakfast, so start your day bright and breezy with a juice or smoothie from the amazing Jessie’s Juice Bar in Camana Bay. A juice-based smoothie from there will make for the perfect health-filled start.

From top: GlobalStock/E+/Getty Images; J. Kevin Foltz

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MORNING STRETCH Bodyworks on West Bay Road is a tranquil haven that offers some fantastic yoga sessions — from beginners all the way to more advanced moves — for a relaxing and invigorating kick-start. Bliss Yoga offers private yoga sessions on the beach for lovely views as well as a great workout! Or, visit their studio and try out a variety of practices, including Baptiste-style, Vinyasa yoga, hot yoga and Kundalini.

BOTANIC THERAPY The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort’s lovely Botanika Union spa should be the next order of the day, where you can enjoy a wonderful collection of holistic treatments and therapies that centre on all-natural and botanical elements. Starting with a facial skin-conditioning treatment designed to correct inflammation, your therapist will exfoliate and boost your skin with serum and then recommend a particular facial, which might include their fantastic vitamin C15 and retinol age defence facial that literally lights up your face and will help you find your inner youth again. Visit their relaxation lounge and enjoy a holistic beverage at their Vitality Bar, chock full of all things good for you, such as natural elixirs, herbal tonics, locally made kombucha on tap, organic teas and tinctures.

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From left: Bliss Yoga; Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

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CHEF/OWNER JONATHAN RIVARD takes inspiration from his travels in France, his mother’s cooking and, of course his time here in Cayman to present a diverse menu that dictates honest yet bold offerings. Being the Cayman Islands’ very own Certified Angus Beef brand ambassador, chef Jonathan has teamed up with CAB to provide only the finest beef available. The front of house is led by his wife Andreea, who ensures you are met with a lavish reception and that quality service is delivered to make for a memorable dining experience.

Caribbean Plaza, West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach Located in the plaza across from Luca 345-333-2333 / steaksocial.com Lunch: Monday–Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday–Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.– 10:30 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, 5:30 p.m.–Late Closed Sundays

Modern Steakhouse / 100% Certified Angus Beef / Full Service Bar / Outside Dining Available

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POLISHED TO PERFECTION The staff at Focus Hair and Beauty at the Marquee Plaza off West Bay Road do exactly what the name says: They focus on their clients. Enjoy an expert haircut or colour, waxing, pedicure, manicure and the best set of eyelash extensions money can buy. Beautician Bhing’s exceptional talents have people queuing up for those lashes.

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HEAVENLY ENDING Keep your mind and body in harmony and close out your pampering session with a free meditation session at Bodyworks, offered on Thursdays. Afterwards, treat yourself and a loved one to dinner at the divine Blue Cilantro. The expertly designed interior is clean, bright and modern; their glamorous turquoise bar a haven for a delicious cocktail; and the Indian spices in their lovely cuisine will perk up your senses as you reflect on this perfect day.

CAL Travel Tips For even more stress-free moments, become a Sir Turtle Club member today! You’ll enjoy priority airport check-in, one free checked luggage, priority economy seating and more. Sign up on caymanairways.com.

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From top: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa; Blue Cilantro


DETOX MIDDLE EASTERN-STYLE The Kimpton Seafire’s spa is like entering into a whole new world of luxury, with seven treatment rooms and a grand soaking tub in which to while away the day. A stunning setting that entices you with promises of a unique experience. For your afternoon’s delight, take their purification Hammam journey, an incredible detoxification that includes immersing yourself in soft, creamy detox mud for a deeply cleansing experience, followed by a Turkish head massage and then a cleansing, before a full-body massage. It’s 120 minutes of pure heaven. All treatments come with full use of a steam room, relaxation lounge, co-ed Jacuzzi and access to their delightful garden patio.

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fre Grand Cayman’s favourite grocery store for special dietary & organic products. kirkmarket.ky

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Building on Tradition

Cayman’s historic architecture is unique to our Islands. COURTESY OF CAYMAN ISLANDS NATIONAL ARCHIVE


esigning a home today can be a balancing act of many spinning parts. Deciding on materials, paint colours and the creation of meaningful spaces and aesthetics can boggle the mind. From the 17th through early 20th centuries, the Islands’ traditional architecture consisted of four main style categories: the wattle-and-daub house, the timber house, the bungalow and the two-storey manor house. A key factor in design was that of practicality and budget. One would build a house with the money they had in hand and then extend as more funds became available. The first homes were built using what was available locally. They would have mahogany frames supported by ironwood posts; walls made of wattle, which is woven strips usually cut from cabbage trees, and daub, a lime-based plaster made by burning coral rocks with wood in an outdoor kiln; and thatch roofs. The doors and windows were simply openings with wooden shutters that could be propped open.


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In designing and building today’s modernday homes, “open-concept” interiors with minimalistic furnishings are popular. However, this was not a matter of choice in the olden days; it was a necessity. The houses were mainly for sleeping — usually on plantain trash mattresses made of dried leaves of the plantain tree — whilst most of the day’s work/chores would take place outside. The average new home from the mid-19th century would be the single-storey timber house or bungalow. The timber house would be a rectangular shape of about 600 square feet, with a fretwork porch that ran along the front and occasionally wrapped the sides. The bungalow would be around 1,200 square feet and have a wider gabled front porch supported by large columns. The kitchen and bathing facilities were typically in adjacent buildings, but later designs enclosed them under the same roof of the house. Examples of these homes can still be found dotted around all three Islands. We encourage you to keep your eyes open for these architectural treasures as you journey through Cayman’s neighbourhoods.

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If you’ve been here before, you already know that the Cayman Islands is a stunning and unique place that will lure you back time and again. With an unprecedented amount of high-quality development taking place today, it’s so easy to own your own slice of paradise. BY STEPHANIE PEACOCK

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Housing options throughout the Cayman Islands seem to be growing in leaps and bounds. Alvin Sluchinski, real estate advisor with Engel & Völkers Cayman Islands, explains why Cayman is surging forward. “The ongoing boom in Cayman real estate has spawned many new preconstruction projects to suit varying lifestyles, build qualities, floor plans, price points and in various Island locations,” he advises. With the expansion of the hotel and financial services sectors, there is an urgent need for more professionals to service these industries. “We are seeing a demand for more housing on all levels; and, of course, there is a strong interest in prime

of a great buy on the waterfront at Northwest Point. These luxury condos offer a wide array of sizes and floor plans in one-, two-, three- and fourbedroom layouts.”

waterfront properties by investors and holiday makers,” he continues. Pointing to buying at the preconstruction stage, Sluchinski believes this is a fantastic opportunity for all buyers because new builds offer entrylevel prices (almost guaranteed equity upsides) and new construction brings the latest technologies and energyefficient benefits and trouble-free home ownership, plus the joy of furnishing and personalising these homes. “The new Dolphin Point Club is one of the best examples of a great buy on the waterfront at Northwest Point,” he says. “These luxury condos offer a wide array of sizes and floor plans in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom layouts coddled in a luxury five-storey

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Recent sale prices at Seven Mile Beach properties ranged from US$1,323 to US$1,805 per square foot.

waterfront architecture with endless Seven Mile Beach views.” They offer high-tech and green LEED features throughout, underground parking, a fifth-floor rooftop gourmet restaurant, a dog park, a children’s splash pool, luxury European spa, concierge and captive rental programme, plus a 110-foot infinity-edge pool and natural iron shore cove for easy access to nearby world-class dive sites. “This highly successful local developer has honoured us with superb developments such as The Caribbean Club and The Rum Point Club, which have raised the bar in Grand Cayman for luxury resort lodging for the wealthy clientele that return to our beaches year after year for fun in the sun,” he says.

Luxury Beach Living

Kim Lund, owner/broker with RE/MAX Cayman Islands, says that the Grand Hyatt development is a very compelling investment. “The Grand Hyatt Residences

are pre-selling at an average of only US$933 per square foot for a five-star internationally branded Seven Mile Beach resort,” he explains. He compares this cost to recent sales at a random summary of other popular Seven Mile Beach condominium developments, with Villas of the Galleon (built around 1980) costing US$1,509 sales price per square foot; Pinnacle (built around 2000) at US$1,323 sales price per square foot, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (built around 2005) at US$1,662 sales price per

are pre-selling at an average of only US$933 per square foot for a five-star internationally branded Seven Mile Beach resort.”

Courtesy of Grand Hyatt Residences (3)

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square foot and WaterColours (built around 2014) at US$1,805 sales price per square foot. (Current market sales are taken from the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association’s MLS system over the last year.) “The difference in comparable prices represents a huge current upside in value of around 40 to 100 percent for the Grand Hyatt Residences,” Lund states. “If you bought the least expensive studio suite at US$521,375, the increase in value over Seven Mile Beach sales prices would be approximately US$200,000 to US$500,000 at today’s prices.” Lund says this upside is real and prevalent across all of the residences currently for sale at the Grand Hyatt and presents an unprecedented opportunity for future capital appreciation, as the Grand Hyatt progresses through construction. “Why not invest into real estate with a great profit already baked in?” he asks.

Locally owned Heritage Holdings Development is excited to introduce two unique developments to the shores of Cayman. Nestled between Lalique Point in Crystal Harbour and the North South Golf Club, Diamond’s Edge stands on one of the last great vantage points in Grand Cayman. “This new development offers unobstructed ocean views from every estate lot on which you can build your dream home,” Larissa Waters, sales and development with Heritage Holdings Development, confirms. “Each have highend hardwood boat docks built in, along with a natural stone seawall surrounding the oceanfront canals. This is a limited offer when investing in Cayman, having your own private dock in your own backyard.” A 24-hour manned security entrance gate, customised street lights, manicured spaces, extensive landscaping, on-site maintenance, private refuse collection and underground utilities all work in harmony to ensure Diamond’s Edge is finished to the highest standards. Nautica Marina Residences is another new project, with eight private resident buildings in combinations of two, three

Housing options throughout the Cayman Islands seem to be growing in leaps and bounds, even in highly sought-after beachfront locations.

and four bedrooms, including penthouses with exquisite oceanfront views. Each have private pools, modern landscaping and a private marina. Particularly fine amenities include a five-star spa and the one and only on-island ocean-view rooftop restaurant including lounge, pool and cabanas. For sales inquiries, contact Waters at Heritage Holdings, 345-936-3343 (EDGE) or email larissa@heritageholdings.ky. With so many new housing options becoming available, don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of paradise.

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hen Nordstrom opened its New York City flagship on Broadway and 57th Street this Winter, they also introduced a novel and fizzy concept to the shopping experience. The Shoe Bar is a cocktail bar situated amidst the lower-level shoe department where shoppers can sip Champagne or a cheeky cocktail whilst trying on Louboutins or Jimmy Choos. This officially makes the stylish and sprawling seven-floor, 320,000square-foot department store, with its wavy glass curtain façade, the most fun place for luxury shopping in New York City. Make an appointment with a personal stylist and snag a wardrobe that will make you feel like a celebrity on the streets of Manhattan. With beauty stylists and an on-site Drybar, you’ll be ready to dodge paparazzi in full hair and make-up.

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In Gallery 503, Picasso’s masterpieces are juxtaposed with works by contemporary African American artist Faith Ringgold and French surrealist sculptor Louise Bourgeois.



he Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) reopened last Fall after a $450 million renovation adding an additional 47,000 square feet to the iconic institution. “The real value of this expansion is not more space but space that allows us to rethink the experience of art in the museum,” says Museum Director Glenn D. Lowry. With a collection that includes over 200,000 works by modern masters like Van Gogh, Cézanne, Pollock, Rothko and O’Keeffe, the reimagined gallery space deepens the museum’s engagement with underappreciated artists, including women and international artists. From March 1 to July 11, the museum will exhibit the first retrospective of groundbreaking sculptor Donald Judd in 30 years. Arrange a private guided tour during your visit for a truly VIP experience.

From top: Installation view of Around Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (Gallery 503), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp; Installation view of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (Gallery 515) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Kurt Heumiller


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Giving A New Meaning to Fun in the Sun! Oasis AquaPark is a unique inflatable playground that provides entertainment and excitement for the whole family! Cool down in the water as you run, jump, climb and slide your way across the obstacle course. Oasis is the only watersports attraction in the Cayman Islands that has certified lifeguards; your safety is their number one priority.

Action Tower • Trampoline • Water Roller • Waterslides • Lounge • Ladder • Hurdles and Other Obstacles

From top: Installation view of Around Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (Gallery 503), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Heidi Bohnenkamp; Installation view of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (Gallery 515) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Kurt Heumiller

Day Pass Package/Visitor Rate: USD$75. Day Pass Package/Resident Rate: KYD$50.00. The Day Pass Package includes unlimited time on Oasis AquaPark, unlimited snorkeling and one banana boat tour. Tourist/Visitor Rates: Starting at USD$15, depending on age. Local/Resident Rates: Starting at KYD$10, depending on age.

10% discount for every hour after your first hour. See website for information. Call or e-mail for Group Rates. Open 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday; 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 124 South Church St., George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (345) 917-1459 info@oasisaquaparkcayman.com oasisaquaparkcayman.com Minimum age/height requirement for entry into the water park is 6 years old and/or 42” in height.



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hilst Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw might have lived on the Upper East Side, long-time New Yorker Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick are denizens of the West Village. Starting March 13, the pair makes their way to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre to star in the first-ever revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite, which originally premiered in 1968, for a limited engagement through July 12. Set at the iconic Central Park South hotel, the comedy in three acts explores three different couples — each played by Parker and Broderick — who have checked into Suite 719. “It’s a great play about love and marriage, but it’s not necessarily a rosy picture of it and that’s what makes it so great,” says director John Benjamin Hickey.

The production also marks the first time Parker and Broderick share the stage in 20 years. “There’s nothing better than being on a stage in New York City,” says Parker.


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perennial hotspot for a celeb-splashed Met Ball or New York Fashion Week after-party, The Top of the Standard (often dubbed the Boom Boom Room) crowns The Standard High Line as a classy place to start your night out in the Meatpacking District. The impressive Le Corbusier–inspired structure straddles the elevated High Line linear park, which runs up the west side of Manhattan for dazzling rooftop views of the Hudson River, uptown and downtown. A curvaceous goldtoned, lacquered wooden bar is the centrepiece of the lounge, which features live jazz in the evenings with a small plate menu and speciality cocktails. When you’re ready to hit the dance floor, head across the hall to the hotel’s Le Bain nightclub for a late-night DJ-fueled party. 52 March/April 2020

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Getting There with CAL Cayman Airways offers nonstop flights from Grand Cayman to New York City. To book your visit, contact us at 1-800-422-9626 (toll-free in the U.S.), 345-949-2311, contact a travel professional or visit caymanairways.com.

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ituated on the 60th floor of 28 Liberty Street in the heart of the Financial District, Manhatta provides a head-spinning panorama of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan’s towering skyscrapers through floor-to-ceiling windows for a vertiginous fine dining experience. Part of superstar restaurateur Danny Meyer’s empire (he of Gramercy Tavern and Shake Shack) and under the tutelage of Executive Chef Jason Pfeifer, the restaurant offers an inspired three-course prix fixe menu focused on French and seasonal cuisine. Highlights include Scotch snails with sausage, parsley and garlic butter; a wagyu steak coulotte; and butter poached lobster. Pastry Chef Emma Alden whips up heavenly desserts like the dark chocolate soufflé with banana malt caramel and cheesecake with candied pineapple and carrot crumble.

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BY JESSIE GILMARTIN Even though things slow down on Sundays in Cayman, brunch is taken to a whole other level. Sunday brunches here are an elaborate, all-afternoon affair, where mimosas flow freely, scrumptious food is savoured to the very last morsel, and friends and family gather joyfully without a care in the world. Here is a rundown of some of Cayman’s best brunch spots.

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If you want to dine in a relaxed nautical setting that offers globally inspired cuisine, then Anchor & Den’s Boulangerie Brunch at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is not to be missed. With a varied weekly changing menu, handcrafted Grab & Go cocktails infused with botanical blends and bottomless glasses of De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Champagne, it’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You can choose from a wide array of dishes, such as mouth-watering Indian cuisine, fresh sushi, tasty beef Wellington and traditional American breakfast; whilst the charcuterie station offers a delightful selection of regional cheeses and homemade baked breads — all to be enjoyed in a stylish, fun and casual setting. Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

The charcuterie station offers a delightful selection of regional cheeses and homemade baked breads.


At 24-feet above sea level, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa’s Ave restaurant serves an elegant Sunday brunch both indoors and on its impressive terrace. Classic food stations include cold meats, cheeses, breads and seasonal fruits, as well as traditional breakfast fare, such as omelettes and pancakes. There’s also a wide selection of hand-rolled sushi and fresh seafood, including an oyster bar. Hot food stations include comfort foods like fresh ravioli and beef stew, as well as Caribbean favourites like rice and peas and plantains; and a ramen noodle station is Ave’s newest brunch offering, which is a big hit with guests. Topping off the magnificent spread is a decadent dessert station, craft cocktails and optional bottomless bubbles. Add in panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and it’s the ideal way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

Marianna From top: Massey/DigitalVision/Getty Anchor & Den; Kimpton Seafire Images Resort + Spa


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Cayman’s Buona Cucina Set next to a 14-acre bird sanctuary and built a few feet above a lagoon, the legendary Ristoranted Pappagallo’s silver-thatched roof, bamboo fixtures and palm trees create a whimsical, almost magical, island setting. Sitting in the garden patio, diners have panoramic view of the lagoon teaming with herons, egrets and ducks. The blend classic Italian cuisine with creative touches that reflect the hot tropical climate makes Pappagallo’s food an extraordinary experience. All fresh pasta are made in house and offered with a variety sauces made to order. Only the best cuts of meat and seafood are used; vegan and vegetarian options are offered.

Enjoy a specially crafted cocktail or order a glass or two from their extensive wine list, where you’ll find the perfect pairing for any dish you indulge in, from seafood, pasta and risotto to lamb and steaks. Finish the evening off with a decadent dessert and perhaps a small limoncello or grappa, and your meal is complete. Pappagallo’s cuisine and atmosphere are so exquisite and unique that it’s not just a restaurant, it’s a destination all of its own.


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With a new brunch buffet offered each week, Luca, located within the Caribbean Club, has been a staple amongst locals for years. Offering incredible views of Seven Mile Beach, the contemporary upscale restaurant serves a traditional buffet brunch; carving station with timeless dishes like rack of lamb and beef Wellington; createyour-own-pasta station; and an outstanding selection of fresh seafood, including sushi, raw oysters, smoked salmon and more. With optional bottomless prosecco and a dessert station filled with sweets and European cheeses, it’s truly the perfect day in paradise. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The restaurant serves a traditional buffet brunch; carving station; create-your-ownpasta station and more.

Camana Bay’s quaint waterfront restaurant, Agua, offers a twist on the traditional buffet brunch with its FamilyStyle Sunday Lunch. Italians would call it pranzo della nonna (translation: grandmother’s lunch), and that is exactly the kind of spirit it is meant to evoke. Whilst Agua is rooted in Italian cuisine, it also takes inspiration from Peru, serving up Peruvian ceviches, anticuchos and seafood. With an all-you-can-eat menu that changes weekly, you can expect locally caught fresh seafood served with Peruvian flare and organic pastas prepared with Italian tradition and passion. Whether you dine in the bright and airy restaurant or al fresco on the breezy waterfront patio, course after course of delicious food comes your way, as well as optional bottles of prosecco and wine. Once the dishes are taken away, another course is served, so you never have to leave your table (and you can eat as many courses as your belly can handle!) — giving new meaning to a “lazy Sunday afternoon.” Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From top: Luca; Agua

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The extravagant Sunday brunch at Ferdinand’s, at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, has been popular with locals and tourists alike for many years — and for good reason. With the resort’s stylish yet laid-back setting and the world-famous Seven Mile Beach as your backdrop, you can dine inside the restaurant or on the patio as you enjoy mouth-watering food from a wide variety of food options. This includes the Seven Mile salad bar, breakfast station with all the classics, custom pasta bar, delicious homemade soups, charcuterie and artisanal cheese board, stir-fry station, succulent meats from the carving station, dim sum station, fresh seafood and sushi bar, and delicious dessert station. There’s even a dedicated margarita bar. Paired with optional Marquis de la Tour sparkling wine or Oyster Bay sauvignon blanc, you may never want the afternoon to end. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

CAL Travel Tips Hungry for more? Cayman Airways offers delectable dining options on board each flight. For more information, visit caymanairways.com or ask your flight attendant.

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Open seasonally and offered weekly from November through Mother’s Day, Seven’s Sunday Champagne Brunch is an extravagant event that also happens to be family friendly. Located in The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, overlooking the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach for which it was named, this sumptuous buffet includes all the breakfast favourites: an extensive raw bar, the freshest sushi and seafood, carving stations, exquisite desserts and more. Top it off with the option for unlimited Moët & Chandon Champagne and this lavish brunch truly becomes a top-notch experience for everyone, especially those with the most discerning of palates. Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

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Island Architecture Modern architects are redefining Cayman living and sustainability. BY STEPHANIE PEACOCK

s Cayman matures into a Caribbean island of distinction for its residents and visitors, two individuals have significantly helped to shape the landscape of this unique location: architects Brian Macdonald, managing partner of Design Cayman Architects, and John Doak of John Doak Architecture (JDA). Doak doesn’t think he has a certain style necessarily. “However, like chefs, I combine


the ingredients of budget, client aspirations, accommodations, the assets and constraints of the site to creatively concoct a unique place that is totally tropical and spiced with design picante!” JDA buildings respect the terroir, or locale, by blending context, siting, budget, scheduling and construction feasibility. The buildings Doak creates are at home in the tropics whether ultramodern, transitional or traditionally styled. “More particularly, our

Doak has been an architect since 1979. He says building in the tropics and on remote islands necessitates a sustainable approach, so it’s not a recent trend but rather it’s the way he’s been creating for over 40 years. See information on JDA.

designs are ‘of this place,’ of Cayman. We are not obsessively green, but we do understand how to design buildings that are entirely suitable, energy efficient, healthy and sustainable in the tropical environment of the Cayman Islands.”

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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Explore the unique blend of natural beauty, culture and history of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Witness the majestic Blue Iguana in its natural habitat! Enjoy the simple elegance of a traditional Caymanian home and garden or the startling beauty of an exotic floral display.

NON-RESIDENT ADMISSION Adult Guided Tour: $15 KYD Adult Non-Guided Tour: $10 KYD Children 6-12: $5 KYD


Adult: $5 KYD Children 12 and younger: Free Seniors 60 and older: Free Guided tours are only available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m . Must call in advance.

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Open daily from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Last admission at 4:30 p.m. 345-947-9462 | www.botanic-park.ky Find us on Facebook and Instagram Special Event: March 28-29, 2020 ORCHID SHOW & SALE Presented by the Cayman Islands Orchid Society and Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, this annual event is a favorite among visitors and locals, alike. Activities include: orchid displays, plant sale, food and drink on sale, live music and educational talks. Fee: $5 adults, kids under 12 free.


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Design Cayman Limited is a studio of creative and imaginative designers committed to designing buildings, spaces and places that are as striking and innovative as they are socially, economically and environmentally responsible. Brian Macdonald believes to be successful, they must remain that way. “Design solutions must be founded on innovation and creativity and balanced by common sense and experience,” he advises, adding that he sees each project as an individual

challenge and exciting opportunity to develop the most efficient design response. “The design process starts with listening to the clients and developing a creative and logical response to their needs and aspirations for a particular project. Designing for people is fundamental to this process,” he continues. Sustainability is ingrained into everything they do. “We believe that incorporating proven sustainable design methods is practical, requires less maintenance than traditional design practices and saves money.”

Design Cayman Limited is a studio of creative and imaginative designers committed to designing buildings, spaces and places that are as striking and innovative as they are socially, economically and environmentally

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Catch of the Day Reel in a big one at the Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament. BY STACIE SYBERSMA

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nglers around the Gulf of the Caribbean eagerly await the first day of the Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament [CIIFT]. Now in its 23rd year — and with hundreds of thousands of dollars and prizes to be won — it is one of the region’s most anticipated fishing events. Competitors test their skills over four days to lure and hook yellowfin tuna, dolphin (also known as mahi-mahi), wahoo and billfish with hopes that their catch is record setting. There are several tournaments leading up to the CIIFT that build excitement. These include The BK Big Fish 2020 March 6-8, Cayman Swordfish Challenge March 27-28, and Kirk Slam April 18-19. Joshua Ebanks, vice president of the Cayman Angling Association, says, “The CIIFT has been promoting sportfishing for over

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Now in its 23rd year — and with hundreds of thousands of dollars and prizes to be won — the Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament is one of the region’s most anticipated fishing events.

22 years. We offer the widest range of prizes and the largest cash payout for all to enjoy.”

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Stephen Ebanks, owner of Reel Vibes Charters, has been fishing competitivity since age 11 and humbly shares advice. “Some of the common areas where tournament competitors fish are 12 Mile Bank and East End Bank. It all depends on where the fish have been hanging out before the tournament starts.” Ebanks coaches those new to the sport that “some days are fishing days, and some days are catching days. Just keep at it.” Ebanks warmly invites all who would like to get their reels wet to book a trip on Reel Vibes Charters. They cast lines 2 to 12 miles offshore, where they commonly catch mahi-mahi, tuna and wahoo, a perfect warm-up for the CIIFT.


There are two ways to enter CIIFT. The first is to enter your boat with up to four anglers. Note that there is a registration fee. The second option, if you do not own your own boat, is to join a crew. Joshua Ebanks suggests that some charter companies are also available for hire during tournaments. Good luck anglers, and see you at the weigh-in!


Waves lap at your feet as you enjoy a decadent sunset. A harpist extraordinaire plays as you enjoy freshly made cuisine in an indulgent atmosphere. You’re at Casanova’s by the Sea, Grand Cayman’s favourite Italian trattoria situated right on the water in our nation’s capital. Here you’ll find:



• Southern Italian cuisine • Fresh local seafood • Authentic Italian pizza • An exceptional wine cellar • Ideal protein menu • Decadent desserts • An indulgent atmosphere • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options • A family-friendly environment and children’s menu • In-house and off-site catering for all size groups • Private dining room for special occasions like wedding rehearsal dinners, christenings, baby showers or corporate events

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Calendar of Events Let the season put a spring in your step!





5th. Make a difference and a fashion statement in the fifth annual A Walk in Her Shoes event raising funds to support local domestic violence victims. cicc.ky

4th. Enjoy cooking demonstrations,


13th. Go fly a kite at the annual Kaibo Kitefest, a family fun, uniquely Cayman event held on Easter Monday. explorecayman.com 18th. Join more than 1,500 volunteers for Earth Day Cleanup Grand Cayman as they help clean beaches and public areas. explorecayman.com 24th–26th. The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation is once again hosting the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament at Seven Mile Beach, where teams from the Caribbean, U.S. and Canada will compete. civf.ky

7th. At Light Up the Night Breast Cancer Walk, a romantic stroll on a moonlit beach becomes an act of charity. Support the Cayman Islands Cancer Society by raising funds and walking along Seven Mile Beach. breastcancerfoundation.ky 28th. The family-friendly Annual Cayman Brac Agriculture Show features live demonstrations, fun entertainment, delicious bites and talented artisans. facebook.com/bracagricultureshow 28th–29th. A stunning exhibit of

multicolour orchids, the Annual Orchid Show is hosted by the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Cayman Islands Orchid Society. botanic-park.ky

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25th. The Little Cayman Agriculture Show brings together area farmers, artisans and more for a fun-filled day. facebook.com/ bracagricultureshow

Every Tuesday Dine and dance the night away every Tuesday with free salsa lessons from Quiana, The Wharf’s resident “salsa queen,” and DJ Flex from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am. wharf.ky

Every Wednesday Shop fresh produce, speciality foods, gifts, jewellery, skincare products, crafts, teas, flowers, jellies, seasonings and more at the Local Harvest Market, a showcase for all that is grown and made in Cayman, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. camanabay.com

Every Thursday Take a trip to Spain during El Mercat – Nit de Tapes at Anchor & Den. Guests are treated to tablas bursting with Spanish flavours and live music recalling nights in romantic Spain. marriott.com

From left: Cayman Islands Orchid Society; Taste of Cayman; Anchor & Den

The BK Big Fish tournament challenges fishermen and women to three days of excitement, prizes and giveaways. Activities also include a two-day fishing clinic and Fishing Family Fun Day. fishcayman.com

cocktail competitions, live music and more at this year’s Taste of Cayman foodie event. tasteofcayman.org

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Welcome aboard/Bienvenido a bordo Airline News/Noticias

Cayman Airways Domestic Travel Sets New Records Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) operates multiple flights per day between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman on behalf of the Cayman Islands Government as part of the Airline’s Strategic Domestic service. With the country, as a whole, enjoying record stay-over visitors in 2019, the Sister Islands are also setting some records of their own. For 2019, CAL transported a total of 62,911 passengers between Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac — an increase of 7 percent over 2018 — setting a new record for the airline on the route. The Little Cayman route also achieved a new record with 30,537 passengers, a 1 percent growth over 2018.


total passengers flown to and from Little Cayman in 2019.

From left: Cayman Islands Orchid Society; Taste of Cayman; Anchor & Den


Up from 10 years ago, and up 18% from when we first introduced a 30-seat aircraft on the Cayman Brac route.


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Inflight beverages for purchase $4






Cocktails & Spirits/ Cocteles y bebidas alcohólicas

Seven Fathoms Rum (Cayman) Flor de Caña Bacardi Light Rum Smirnoff Vodka Tanqueray Gin Baileys Irish Cream Jack Daniels Whisky Tortuga Rum Dewar’s White Label Scotch


Caybrew Lager Beer Miller Light Heineken

Sparkling Wine/ El Vino Espumosos Henkell Trocken




Enjoy Complimentary:

Seven Fathoms Rum Punch, plus enjoy a variety of free sodas and fruit juices


Woodbridge Merlot Woodbridge Chardonnay Lamothe Parrot Red (blend)

Inflight snacks for purchase

$250 each

Pringles - Chips Famous Amos - Cookies Nabisco 100 - Oreo Thin Crisps Goldfish - Snack Crackers



Belvita - Blueberry Breakfast Biscuit Muffin* - Various varieties



Hillshire - Various varieties Hummus with Pretzels - Various varieties Protein Pack - Turkey, Almonds, Colby Jack Cheese

*Does not contain peanuts but is made in a facility that processes peanuts, soy and other tree nuts (almonds, cashews, coconut, macadamia nuts, pecans). Products may vary and may not be available on all flights. For onboard purchases, we accept most major credit or debit cards. Cash is not accepted onboard. Prices are listed in US$. Los productos pueden variar y pueden no estar disponibles en todos los vuelos. Para compras a bordo, aceptamos la mayoría de tarjetas de crédito o de débito. No se aceptará dinero en efectivo a bordo. Los precios estarán enlistados en US$.

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Cayman Airways *Souvenirs for Purchase/ Souvenirs a la venta

Cayman Airways Logo Cups $18.75 50th Anniversary Commemorative Plate $60

Cayman Airways Blankets $10

50th Anniversary Commemorative Pin $12

Cayman Airways Neck Pillows $5

Cayman Airways Sweater $40


Aircraft B737 Max 8 1:100 series $238

Aircraft B737-300 1:100 series $162.50

Aircraft B737-300 1:100 series $75.00

Aircraft B737-800 1:100 series $162.50

Aircraft B737-300 1:180 series $30.00

Aircraft DHC-6-300 1:50 series $94.00

For sales items, contact/Para artículos en oferta, comuníquese con: Ann-Marie Byrd-Commercial Department annmarie @ caymanairways.net • (345) 743-8292 • (345) 926-0749 *Prices listed in U.S. dollars/Precios cotizados en dólares estadounidenses 73

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Flight and Safety Regulations/Normas de vuelo y seguridad Cayman Airways’ cabin crewmembers are on board primarily for your safety. They receive intensive training in all safety procedures and in the event of an emergency will provide you with guidance and direction. They may require your assistance, and if you are called upon, the following information will better prepare you to assist. • Pay close attention to the safety demonstrations  and announcements. • Take the time to locate the emergency exits closest to you, bearing in mind that they may be behind you. • If you are seated in an emergency exit make sure you know what is expected of you in the event of an emergency, and that you are capable of assisting as required. • Ensure that you know where your life jacket is located. • Ensure that you know where your oxygen mask will appear, if needed; how to start the flow of oxygen; and how to put the mask on securely. • Review the correct procedure for exiting the cabin in the event of an emergency. • Carefully review the safety information located in the seat pocket in front of you. In the unlikely event that safety procedures are required during your flight, remember to remain calm and to follow the instructions of Cayman Airways’ cabin crewmembers.

Los tripulantes de cabina de Cayman Airways están a bordo principalmente para su seguridad. Ellos reciben un entrenamiento intensivo en todos los procedimientos de seguridad y, en el caso de una emergencia, le ofrecerán guía y orientación. Pueden necesitar de su ayuda, de modo que si se la piden, la siguiente información lo ayudará a estar mejor preparado para colaborar. •P  reste atención a las demostraciones y anuncios sobre seguridad. • L ocalice las salidas de emergencia más cercanas, teniendo en cuenta que pueden estar detrás de usted. • S i su asiento está ubicado en una salida de emergencia, asegúrese de que conoce lo que debe hacer en el caso de una emergencia, y de que es capaz de ofrecer la asistencia necesaria. •A  segúrese de saber dónde está el chaleco salvavidas. •A  segúrese de saber por dónde saldrá la máscara de oxígeno (si fuera necesaria), cómo activar el flujo de oxígeno y cómo colocarse adecuadamente la máscara. •R  evise los procedimientos correctos para salir de la cabina en el caso de una emergencia. •R  evise cuidadosamente la información sobre seguridad situada en la parte posterior del asiento delante del suyo. En el caso improbable de que se necesiten procedimientos de seguridad durante su vuelo, recuerde mantener la calma y seguir las instrucciones de los miembros de la tripulación de cabina de Cayman Airways.


Terminal 6

Terminal 5

Terminal Maps/Mapas de las terminales

Parking JFK Garage International Airport AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL Parking JOHN F. KENNEDY

erminal 8

Terminal 6

Terminal 7

Terminal 5 Parking

minal 9

Terminal 8

Terminal 9 Parking Garage

Garage Terminal 4


Terminal 4 Parking Garage

Terminal 1 Terminal 3

Terminal 1

Terminal 2

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To Airside D (CLOSED)

Red Side Airlines

To Airside C

Air Tran Air Canada America West British Airways

Cayman Airways Charters Continental Frontier Independence Air Midwest Spirit Southwest TED United West Jet

To Airside E

Terminal Maps/Mapas de las terminales Tampa International Airport To Airside F

To Airside A

Transfer Level Red Side Ticketing/Check-in

Blue Side Airlines American Airlines Delta Airlines jetBlue Northwest/KLM Song US Airways

Blue Side Ticketing/Check-in

Ticketing Level


Terminal D

Ticket Counter Between Terminals E and F Parking Garage Terminal E

New Gate Location at Gate E-2

Parking Garage

Additional Gate


Terminal D Terminal G Terminal J Terminal H

Parking Garage

Passengers arriving at Concourses D or E can utilise the pedestrian walkway to check-in directly at the Cayman Airways gate without having to clear security. Business Class passengers and Sir Turtle Club members can alsoGarage easily access the Parking Premium Lounge located near Gate E-2.

Terminal E

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Terminal G

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Cayman Airways Cargo No matter what you’re shipping, Cayman Airways ensures your cargo reaches its destination. Whether it’s pillows or livestock, our customers have trusted Cayman Airways Cargo with their precious cargo since the 1960s. We ship to/from Cayman Brac; Miami and Tampa, Florida; Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; and La Ceiba, Honduras. For more information, please visit: caymanairways.com/Cargo-Offices caymanairways.com/hours-of-operations Independientemente de lo que desee enviar, Cayman Airways garantiza que su carga llegue a destino. Ya se trate de almohadas o de ganado, desde los años 1960 los clientes han confiado su preciada carga a Cayman Airways Cargo. Transportamos desde/hacia Cayman Brac; Miami y Tampa, Florida; Kingston y Montego Bay, Jamaica; y La Ceiba, Honduras. Para más información consulte: caymanwaiways.com/Cargo-Offices caymanairways.com/hours-of-operations

Shipping Tips

Complete the necessary shipping forms The cargo acceptance form must accompany your envelope or shipment regardless of which service you choose. This form is available on our website, or may be completed at our cargo office. Your government issued ID must be presented when submitting this form. Bring 3 copies of invoice You’ll need 3 copies of the commercial invoice that will accompany your shipment. Bring these with you to the Cargo Office, ensuring you’ve provided contact information for the consignee. Insure your shipment The airway bill confirms that your goods have been accepted. Make sure to declare the value of your goods. Llene los formularios de carga necesarios El formulario de aceptación de carga debe acompañar su sobre o mercancía, no importa cuál servicio escoja. Este formulario está disponible en nuestro sitio web, o puede ser rellenado en nuestra oficina de envío de carga. Debe presentar su identificación expedida por el Gobierno cuando presente este formulario. Traiga 3 copias de facturas Usted necesitará 3 copias de la factura comercial que acompañará su envío. Llévelas a la Oficina de Carga, asegurándose de proporcionar información de contacto del consignatario. Asegure su envío La factura aérea confirma que su mercancía ha sido aceptada. Asegúrese de declarar el valor de sus mercancías. 76 March/April 2020

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Route Map/Mapa de rutas


Flying since 1968

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Customs and Immigration Forms/ Formularios de Aduana e Inmigración U.S. Customs

Aduana de EE. UU.

When entering the United States, all passengers (or one passenger per family) are required to complete a Customs Declaration form.

Al entrar en Estados Unidos, todos los pasajeros (o un pasajero por familia) deben rellenar un formulario de Declaración de Aduana. DECLARACIÓN DE ADUANA (EE. UU.) Antes de su llegada, cada pasajero o un miembro responsable de la familia deberá proporcionar la siguiente información (sólo se requiere UNA declaración escrita por familia): 1. Apellido Nombre Inicial del segundo nombre 2. Fecha de nacimiento: día mes año 3. Número de familiares que viajan con usted 4 (a) Dirección en EE. UU. (nombre del hotel/destino) (b) Ciudad (c) Estado 5. Pasaporte expedido por (país) 6. Número de pasaporte 7. País de residencia 8. Países visitados durante este viaje antes de llegar a EE. UU. 9. Aerolínea/No. de vuelo o nombre de embarcación 10. Este viaje es principalmente de negocios: Sí No 11. Traigo (traemos) (a) frutas, vegetales, plantas, semillas, alimentos, insectos: Sí No (b) carnes, animales, productos de origen animal/silvestre: Sí No (c) agentes patógenos, cultivos celulares, caracoles: Sí No (d) tierra, o hemos estado en una finca/granja/pastizal: Sí No 12. He (hemos) estado cerca de (tocado, manipulado) ganado: Sí No 13. Traigo (traemos) moneda o instrumentos mo-netarios por un valor superior a US$10.000 o su equivalente en moneda extranjera: Sí No 14. Tengo (tenemos) mercancía comercial (artículos para la venta, muestras utilizadas para solicitar pedidos o productos no considerados efectos personales): Sí No 15. Residentes – el valor total de todos los artículos, incluyendo la mercancía comercial que he/hemos comprado o adquirido en el extranjero (incluyendo regalos para otros, pero no productos enviados por correo a EE. UU.) y que traigo/ traemos a EE. UU. es de: US$_____ Visitantes – el valor total de todos los artículos que permanecerán en EE. UU., incluyendo la mercancía comercial, es de: US$ _____ X_________________________________ (firma) Fecha (día/mes/año)

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Cayman Islands Customs and Immigration When entering the Cayman Islands, all foreign nationals are required to complete an immigration form. In addition, all passengers (or one passenger per family) are required to complete a Customs Declaration form.

Aduana e inmigración a Islas Caimán Al entrar en Islas Caimán, todos los nacionales extranjeros deben rellenar un formulario de inmigración. Además, todos los pasajeros (o un pasajero por familia) deben rellenar un formulario de Declaración de Aduana.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) All eligible international travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for an authorization online through the ESTA website prior to travel. Please visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. The following countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program:

Sistema Electrónico de Autorización de Viaje (ESTA) Todos los pasajeros internacionales elegibles que deseen viajar a Estados Unidos bajo el Programa de Exención de Visas (VWP, siglas en inglés) deben solicitar una autorización por internet a traves del sitio web de ESTA (siglas en inglés de Sistema Electrónico para Autorización de Viaje) antes de viajar. Consulte https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. Los siguientes países participan en el Programa de Exención de Visas:

Andorra Australia Austria Belgium Brunei Czech Republic Denmark Estonia

Norway Portugal Republic of Malta San Marino Singapore Slovakia Slovenia

Japan Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Monaco Netherlands New Zealand

Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy

South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan United Kingdom

C.I. Customs - DECLARATION REGULAR 30OCT18.ai 1 10/30/2018 4:08:48 PM

TARJETA DE INMIGRACIÓN A ISLAS CAIMÁN Apellido Primer nombre Dirección País de ciudadanía Número de pasaporte Fecha de nacimiento: día/ mes/año No. de vuelo Duración de la estadía en número de noches Firma


Every passenger or the head of a family travelling together with goods to be declared is required to give the following information (only ONE written declaration per family): 1. Family Name .......................................................................................................................... (please print)

2. Given Names .......................................................................................................................... (please print)

3. Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy) ............./............../................Male


4. Number of Family Members travelling with You: .....................


5. Address in Cayman (Hotel or condominium name/Private Residence/Other)

......................................................................................................................................................................... 6. Airline and Flight Number ..................................................................................................

Propósito de la visita Placer Negocios Vacaciones de buceo Búsqueda de empleo Visita a amigos o familiares Aceptación de empleo Luna de miel En tránsito


7. I am a citizen of Cayman

Dirección en Islas Caimán Dirección Teléfono Visitas anteriores Ninguna Una Dos o más Hotel/Casa de huéspedes Apartamento/Condominio Residencia privada Nombre Ciudadanía Fecha de nacimiento: día/ mes/año



If No, state expected length of stay ...................................................................................... purpose of trip: Business Pleasure Other, please specify .............................................. 8. I hereby declare that I am/we are importing the following goods:

(d) currency or monetary instruments*


9. Have you been on a farm, ranch, pasture or


(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seed, food, insects (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products (c) disease agents, snails, soils

Ocupación Ejecutivo Profesional Servicios/Oficio Estudiante Jubilado


If No state country of citizenship ........................................................................................... I reside permanently in the Cayman Islands

over $15,000 (KYD or foreign equivalents)

handled livestock while abroad?



FOOD ITEMS Meat, Fish, Other Foods etc. Agricultural products ELECTRONIC GOODS Computers, Phones, TV's Other Electronics etc. AUTO PARTS Auto Parts, Accessories, Tyres, etc. OTHER GOODS Clothing, Footwear, Jewellery Bullion (coins, ingots, bars, etc.) Household Goods ALCOHOL/TOBACCO Beer, Spirits, Wines, Cigars, Cigarettes PHARMACEUTICAL GOODS



........................................................ Officer’s Signature

Examination Verification:

........................................................ Officer’s Signature

Cayman Islands Residents - must declare the total value of all articles acquired abroad (whether by purchase, as a gift or otherwise) which are in their or their family’s possession at the time of arrival, if the total value of such articles exceeds the duty free allowances stated hereunder. Visitors to the Cayman Islands - must declare the total value of all gifts, foods, spirits, liquor, tobacco products and any articles which they are intending to leave or consume in the islands. Duty - Customs Officers will determine the amount of duty to be paid, in accordance with the relevant legislation and/or based upon the value declared. Duty Free Allowances - Cayman Islands Residents returning from a visit overseas may bring with them dutiable or household articles, at the discretion of the Collector, up to the value of CI$500.00/(US$595.00). In addition, all passengers over the age of 18 years may bring with them the following items: Up to 1 litre of potable spirits; or 1 case (not exceeding 8 litres) of beer; or 4 litres of wine; or Up to 200 cigarettes; or 250 grammes tobacco The transportation of “Currency” and “Negotiable Monetary Instruments” regardless of the amount is legal. However, if you bring into the Cayman Islands Currency and other “Negotiable Monetary Instruments” valued CI$15,000 or more, or foreign equivalent, or a combination of both, you must declare it and you must also file additional particulars with Customs on the form provided. “Currency” means cash or negotiable monetary instruments. “Cash” means bank notes or coins that are legal tender in any country whether or not convertible. ”Monetary Instruments” include non-cash instruments such as cheques, traveller’s cheques, promissory notes, money orders or postal orders or bearer negotiable instruments including such form as those mentioned. The “bearer” is the person in possession of the negotiable monetary instrument. Monetary instruments may also include in such form as those mentioned above any which are endorsed without restriction, made out to a fictitious payee, or otherwise in such form that title thereto passes upon delivery; or it may be an incomplete instrument which is signed but with the payee’s name omitted. “Bullion” is gold, silver, or other precious metals in the form of coins, ingots, or bars. Although bullion is not a monetary instrument for purposes of this requirement, it still must be declared upon entry.


Examination Required:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Declaration - All passengers are required by law to declare all articles in their possession.

Failure to make such declaration for the total amount you are carrying may result in the seizure of all the Currency, negotiable monetary intruments or bullion and may subject you to civil penalties and/or criminal prosecution. FAILURE TO MAKE A FULL DECLARATION IS AN OFFENCE AND CAN RESULT IN THE FORFEITURE OF THE GOODS, FINES AND/OR IMPRISONMENT Prohibited or Restricted Goods The importation of controlled drugs and utensils used therewith is prohibited. The importation of spear guns, Hawaiian slings and parts etc., is prohibited. The importation of firearms and ammunition is unlawful and restricted unless accompanied by a permit signed by the Commissioner of Police, Cayman Islands. Agricultural Products Certain items brought into the Cayman Islands are restricted by the Depatment of Agriculture. All travelers are required to declare any fruits, vegetables, meats, plants, plant products, live animals, animal products, and aggregate material. These items may be imported only if the owner is in possession of a valid permit issued by the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT MUST BE REPORTED OR DECLARED, ASK A CUSTOMS OFFICER

(whether or not for resale )

COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS GOODS (whether or not for resale ) OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS (not specified above ) TOTAL VALUE $ Total Number of Pieces ( including carry-on luggage):

Declaration I hereby declare that the above declaration is true and correct and that the value and details on this form are authentic. I have read and understood the contents of this form in their entirety including all warnings and possible penalties.


....................................................................................... Passenger’s Signature

....................................................................................... Date


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Welcome to Cayman Airways Express

inspections of the CAA. All Cayman Airways Express flights are operated by highly qualified captains and first officer pilots with years of training and experience.

Cayman Airways Express was launched in December 2003 as a sister airline to Cayman Airways to better serve the daily travel needs of visitors to and residents of the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Operating an average of eight flights a day with two Twin Otter aircraft and a new Saab 340B+ aircraft, Cayman Airways Express has made a vital contribution to the efficient air transportation of passengers and cargo to and from Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.



Cayman Airways Express customers enjoy the same benefits of travel as offered on Cayman Airways flights, including Sir Turtle Rewards Miles, early check-in, online check-in and convenience of through fares. Cargo and Jiffy services are also offered on Express. Cayman Airways Express is also available for charter service within operational range capabilities and country regulations.


Operations and Regulations

Management Johan Bjuroe: General Manager Harrison Bothwell: Chief Pilot

Cayman Airways Express aircrafts are registered by the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and are subject to the regulations and

AirfareTaxes & Fees/ Tasas e impuestos sobre tarifas aéreas Airfare taxes, despite their name, are not retained by airlines, but rather by the applicable governments and airports. Each entity has different purposes for their imposed taxes, some of which are collected to reinvest in security, infrastructure, passenger services, etcetera. Pese a su nombre, los impuestos sobre tarifas aéreas no son retenidos por las aerolíneas, sino más bien por los gobiernos y aeropuertos pertinentes. Cada ente le asigna distintos propósitos a sus impuestos, muchos de los cuales se reinvierten en seguridad, infraestructura, servicios al pasajero, etcétera.








Reservations: 345-949-2311 Cargo: 345-743-8547 Web: www.caymanairways.com





= $92.78



= $113.98



From Honduras only




CU Passenger Services Airport Tax




+ +


These airfare taxes & fees are imposed by applicable Governments & Airports




D2 Airport User fee $13.50 D1 Departure fee $32.70 HN Transportation tax (From Honduras only) 15% of base fare base fare (Economy), 18% of base fare (First Class or Business Class)



United States

= $130.34 =



15% of base fare (Economy) 18% of base fare (First Class or Business Class)




APHIS User Fee Passenger Facility Charge Customs User Fee Security Fee Federal Inspection Fee Transportation Tax

$3.96 $4.50 $5.50 $5.60 $7.00 $36.00


Cayman Islands



Terminal Fee Security Fee Passenger Facility Charge Departure Tax

$121.02 Jamaica



The quoted taxes are subject to change without notice and are converted at the current exchange rate at the time of ticket purchase. They represent an average of how much goes to each country from the taxes paid on a roundtrip ticket.

$1.25 $13.13 $15.90 $37.50






Passenger Facility Charge Passenger Aviation Service Charge Airport Improvement Fee Passenger Service and Security Fee Travel Tax Stamp Duty (Travel Originating In JA) Approx Tourism Enhancement Fee (Travel Originating Outside JA) Airline Passenger Levy (Travel Originating Inside JA)

$3.00 $8.00 $10.00 $25.02 $35.00 *$4.70 $20.00 $20.00

*Filed as JM$600

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