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THE ULTIMATE ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR For the very first time in the Cayman Islands: the amazing Rayvolt “Cruzer” electric bike, a legendary vintage-style bike with power and stunning looks. When you need a break from the beach, why not join one of our electric bike tours around the most colourful neighbourhoods of Grand Cayman’s West Side. Our exclusive “Classic” tour includes beaches, nature trails, island heritage, shopping and bar stops, as well as time for swimming and snorkelling. Let the electric motor take the strain as you cruise effortlessly around the island.


This fun and easy-going 3 hour 30 minute “Classic” tour includes Cemetery Beach, West Bay Beach, Barker’s National park and its nature trails, Hell & Hell‘s Post Office, Tortuga Rum Cake store, and various beaches for swimming or snorkelling (we provide the snorkel gear and a towel). There’s also time for bar and café stops along the way.



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Jump aboard a glamorous boat and head out to the North Sound for a luxury half- or full-day adventure. After a visit to Stingray City, enjoy a picnic lunch and chilled drinks from the bar. Includes free use of Jet Ski and sea scooter.

For the ultimate action tour, join us for a 4-hour excursion to Stingray City, Rum Point, Starfish Point and Kaibo. Feed the rays, snorkel, explore beautiful beaches and have the ride of your life!



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Spring Fling “The true colour and jewels of our three Islands are our people. Caymanians are kind, giving and passionate.”

March and April are months filled with lots of activities and bright colours. elcome to the Cayman Islands. You are here at an exciting time filled with family-friendly events, beginning with Red Sky at Night followed by the spectacle of tents of all shapes and sizes that line our beaches with Easter campers. Red Sky at Night is a multidisciplined, multicultural arts fair. It features live, colourful performances of dance, music and drama as well as a display of visual arts, crafts and feature films. Enjoy delicious culinary delights from local vendors and join us on March 2 on the Harquail Cultural Centre Grounds in George Town from 4 p.m. until midnight. The colourful parade continues later in April when we celebrate Easter, one of the most religious holidays in the Cayman Islands. This year the Easter weekend is from Friday, April 19, to Monday, April 22, and both Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. This is a time when families not only attend church but also devote the long weekend to camping on beaches. 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 are our people. Caymanians 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. On Cayman Brac you will stand in awe of The 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 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-rated 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 is going to 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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Spring Forward “Wherever your travel plans take you today, we’re delighted to have you flying with us, and invite you to enjoy a complimentary Seven Fathoms Rum Punch on board — a tradition that is very much a part of our airline’s history and culture.”

It is a wonderful time of year to plan your next getaway — near or far — with Cayman Airways. t’s that time of year again when many of our customers are starting to plan new and exciting adventures for the warmer Spring and Summer months. In March, we launched nonstop service to our newest destination, the “Mile High” City of Denver, Colorado. This route, which is the longest nonstop scheduled commercial flight to and from the Cayman Islands in history, opens up access for the Cayman Islands to the rest of the USA, particularly the Midwest and West Coast. This new route has been celebrated with much fanfare and excitement, and we are most excited that our brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft has made it possible for our journey West. The extended range and increased payload of this new aircraft type opens up the potential for nonstop flights to and from destinations that were not previously accessible with our 737-300 fleet. By the end of this year, we will add two Max 8s to our fleet, and upon completion of our Fleet Modernization Plan currently in progress, Cayman Airways will proudly boast the newest jet fleet in the entire region, an achievement that our country can be very proud of.


If you’re vacationing in the Cayman Islands this year, well, we’re very excited for you! There are many accommodations options to choose from, as well as many world-class spas to help you relax and unwind. You can also unplug with a day trip or a longer visit to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, our beloved Sister Islands. As the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,” Grand Cayman is the best choice in the region for diverse and creative dining experiences, hands down. In this issue of Skies, you can read all about these attributes and so much more. Wherever your travel plans take you today, we’re delighted to have you flying with us, and invite you to enjoy a complimentary Seven Fathoms Rum Punch on board — a tradition that is very much a part of our airline’s history and culture. We look forward to welcoming you back on board with us again soon. Sincerely,

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Cultivating the Arts Explore the Islands’ heritage through a Caymanian’s eyes. BY SHURNA DECOU

Photo by David Wolfe

“It’s often the creative traces of a society that survive, and I found this fascinating,” says Urquhart.


he artistic landscape in the

Urquhart initially worked as an editor at

wave of community engagement

in research, writing and cultural content, and

Cayman Islands is enjoying a

that has never been stronger.

work would become a precursor to her role as a

plays a central role in presenting the work of

writing, art direction, editing and production

Cayman’s finest artists to a broad audience. Artful Access

has a long history of supporting the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Cayfest, Cayman National Cultural Foundation and the Cayman Arts Festival.

essential part of an exhibition.

At the National Gallery, every day is different.

Islands’ intriguing blend of contemporary art.

fundraising luncheon, and later in the afternoon

on the schedule, as well as several smaller

in our culture and

in order to tell a holistic story, which is an

It might start with an international conference

And there are another three major exhibitions

role the arts play

curator, because so much of it involves research,

Just this year, Urquhart launched an ambitious new Biennial Exhibition, showcasing the

recognises the vibrant

later, helped create InsideOut magazine. That

As the director and chief curator at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Natalie Urquhart

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Cayman Free Press, where she honed her skills

solo exhibitions — not to mention, expanding

call, continue with a lecture or tour, include a changing light bulbs. Rarely, does she have a chance to sit and contemplate the artwork.

Outside of work, Urquhart and her husband

exhibit space at the Little Cayman Museum and

share a love for travel and exploring new

and keeping track of some 50 workshops,

galleries. And as an avid reader, she will often

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classes and lectures at the gallery each month. The driving factor of all of this activity is

fulfilling the National Gallery’s underlying

mission: making art accessible to everyone in the community. As the curator, Urquhart is

always looking for new ideas for exhibition

concepts and design, especially as it relates to the influence of traditional cultural heritage

cultures, frequently visiting museums and

find herself hunting for vintage books with a Caribbean connection. Whenever she gets a

chance, she goes on a getaway to Little Cayman with her husband. “There are few better places in the world than in a hammock in Little

Cayman with a good book or a lazy afternoon at Point of Sand,” says Urquhart.

After 17 years of working in the arts and

on contemporary art in the Cayman Islands

culture arena, what continues to inspire

place to research ideas is the Cayman Islands

and challenging them to create their very best

and the wider Caribbean region. Her favourite National Archive, which she calls a “treasure trove of information.”

Other places she hunts for ideas include

books, cultural sites, museums, art fairs and international news stories.

Remembering Her Roots Born and raised in Cayman, Urquhart

remembers what it was like to see artists at

the annual Visual Arts Society exhibition at the Old Holiday Inn hotel. But it was really her

interest in history and how civilisations told

Urquhart is working one-on-one with artists

work. In this way, Urquhart believes it plays an

essential part of cultivating a visual culture and history of the country, and creating a lasting infrastructure for the arts.

Cayman Airways You can use Cayman Airways Cargo Services to take home a piece of Cayman art. We ship to/from Cayman Brac; Miami and Tampa, Florida; Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; and La Ceiba, Honduras.

their stories through sculpture, architecture,

decorative arts and painting that put her on the path to a career in the cultural sector.

“It’s often the creative traces of a society that

survive, and I found this fascinating.”

After earning her master’s degree in arts

management at the University of London,



Get Percolating Coffee lovers, rejoice! Cafés and coffee houses abound. BY STACIE SYBERSMA


onsider yourself a coffee connoisseur, a lover of lattes or an espresso expert? Keep reading. This is everything you need to know about Cayman’s coffee culture.

First Cup Cayman’s first internet coffee house opened

in 2001, with Café del Sol. Owner Brad Bargman explains: “The whole idea behind the company was to provide an inviting yet relaxing ‘third place’ for our customers (home being the first and work the second).” Eighteen years and a few new locations later, Café del Sol holds true to its18founding intentions — it is a popular place to chat with friends, have an informal meeting or enjoy a moment to yourself. Café del Sol has a large selection of coffee with daily specials from around the world, including Canada and Jamaica. Bargman boasts: “Not only do we offer the best prepared coffee in the Cayman Islands; we also offer a delicious selection of sweet treats and savoury snacks, as well as an assortment of teas and other beverages.” In March, Café del Sol is opening a new location in Country Corner Plaza, Savannah. “It will feature an indoor tree where customers can sit on a

FAST FACTS ON COFFEE The drink dates back to A.D. 800. Coffee beans are technically seeds. Arabica and robusta are two main types of beans. Brazil grows the most coffee in the world.

Espresso means “pressed out” in Italian. Coffee comes from the Arabic word for “wine.” Courtesy of Kaibo Espresso


CAYMAN CRYSTAL CAVES Rated on TripAdvisor Amongst the Top Things To Do in Cayman The Winner of the Governor’s Tourism Industry Conservation Award One of Cayman’s newest and most popular tourist attractions, Cayman Crystal Caves is situated in a lush tropical forest in North Side, Grand Cayman. All visitors receive 1.5-hour guided walking tours with a knowledgeable local tour guide that takes you through the surrounding tropical forest area and three spectacular caves. Amongst the forest and caves are captivating tropical plant and animal life, including strangler balsam trees, air plants, parrots and bats. You will also see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and otherworldly formations, formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Explore Cayman down under!

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Island’s North Side. And finally, Cayman Coffee Club in George Town is known for its scooter rentals, fully stocked bar and merchandise shop.


swing and enjoy their drinks and snacks,” Bargman adds. Whilst Cayman had coffee before Café del Sol, the impact of them opening rippled through the island, changing the coffee culture. Brewing to Last After the internet coffee house was established, many others followed suit with their own unique spin. Full of Beans Cafe, located in Pasadora Place, Smith Road, is known for its in-house art gallery, which

rotates several times a year. Its bright seating area surrounded by the art is one of the Islands’ best breakfast and lunch spots. Insider tip: Arrive early to get a table. Paperman’s Coffeehouse, a local franchise, has several convenient locations around the Island. It’s known for its sandwiches, baked goods and karma book library. Paperman’s also features large leather recliners in most of its locations that are perfect for reading. Kaibo Espresso, located adjacent to Kaibo beach bar, is bringing quality coffee to the

Fresh Pot Taking a health-conscious focus, Island Naturals Café opened its doors in July 2013. Island Naturals’ spin is to improve the health of everyone on Grand Cayman by offering all-natural, chemical-free, vegan cuisine. As Lindsay Allen, owner and founder, explains, “It was my dream to make natural and chemical-free health and nutritional products easily available to the Island.” Staying loyal to her dream, Island Naturals takes this philosophy down to each individual coffee bean. Allen continues: “Our coffee is a single-origin Brazilian coffee roasted exclusively for Island Naturals. Our farm is the first in the world to receive Level A certification in sustainability from the Rainforest Alliance and is at the forefront of sustainable farming.” Island Naturals’ signature blend is smooth with sweet notes of pecan, hazelnut and black currant with a light cocoa aftertaste. Island Naturals Café also has a large vegan food menu with many mouthwatering choices. Whether you like tall, grande, extra hot or decaf, one of Cayman’s coffee houses has the perfect cup waiting for you.

Looking to sip your coffee in the City That Never Sleeps? Cayman Airways now offers daily nonstop flights to New York City. For more information and exciting deals, visit


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Shine Bright like a Diamond All that glitters can be found in the Cayman Islands. BY LANE NIESET

e Beers may have coined the phrase “A Diamond Is Forever” back in the 1940s, but this one concept has transcended centuries, still signifying everlasting love today. Whilst diamonds are typically associated with engagement rings (and the birthstone of April babies), you don’t need to tie the knot to don a set of carats. Spring is the perfect season to add some sparkle to your style, ramping up your wardrobe with these pieces that take a look from simple to stunning with the clip of a clasp.


Double Time The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that diamonds were tears


cried by the gods or splinters from falling stars.

Sixty small diamonds snake their way around Ulysse Nardin’s stainless steel–framed face for a look that’s elevated enough for the boardroom yet relaxed enough for a beach restaurant. And with the dual time feature, you won’t have to worry about keeping track of time zones when you’re out of town. Available at Island Jewellers.

Q&A Pins and Needles Tie clips make a contemporary comeback thanks to Cartier’s sharp, diamond pavé pin. Add edge to an elegant ensemble piercing your lapel with this nailinspired piece that’s sure to be the statement accessory of the season. Available at Boutique Cartier Cayman.

Diamond Business With over two decades in the jewellery industry, Renee Langevin knows a thing or two when it comes to diamonds. As Kirk Freeport’s jewellery buyer, she scours red carpets and fashion campaigns in search of the hottest new pieces for the retailer’s 22 shops.


What are some of the popular shapes and motifs you’re seeing this Spring?

A : Although round diamonds are

Ripple Effect Crafted by the centuries-old Florentine goldsmiths’ guild of artisans, this eight-ring pendant from Temple St. Clair is a masterpiece worthy of a spot at the Louvre — where a mixed sapphire version sits in the Paris museum’s permanent collection. Available at

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still everywhere, we’re definitely seeing a re-emergence of fancy shapes — marquis, pears, emerald cuts and ovals have all become much more prevalent in recent designs. Floral motifs continue to be a trend this Spring, with some designers using geometric interpretations and others sticking to more literal florals (such as Pasquale Bruni’s ombre diamond pavé petals).


What is the best way to wear diamonds both day and night?

A : I once overheard someone at

an industry event say, “A diamond is like the little black dress of jewellery,” and that has always resonated with me. Diamonds are classic, they can easily be dressed up or down, and they are always in style. The layering trend is a great way to transition from office to evening. Add a long sautoir necklace to your look for an instant glam boost.


The High Life

Take in Grand Cayman’s best during one fun-filled day. BY STACIE SYBERSMA

hose with even the shortest stays on Grand Cayman can still take advantage of the many luxurious and exciting offerings on Island. Enjoy stunning views of the North Sound, swim with stingrays on a private charter, treat yourself to duty-free shopping, get pampered with a beauty treatment and enjoy world-class fine dining. Let’s get started.



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1 RISE & SHINE Famous for their breakfast, Cimboco is a local favourite. To fuel yourself for the day, try a Caribbean delicacy such as ackee and saltfish or stick with traditional bacon and eggs. Cimboco’s bright and cosy atmosphere is welcoming, and the food is delicious. It’s the best way to start the day.

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Cheese b Charcuterie AT KIRK MARKET

No matter how you slice it… We are the best. Kirk Market offers the largest selection of fine cheeses and artisan charcuterie. Our cheese & charcuterie department showcases an incredible array of aged cheeses and cured meats sourced directly from Europe.



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SNACK & RECOVER Head to Icoa for lunch; this boutique café has a diverse menu, handcrafted cocktails and an in-house pastry chef. The variety of the menu caters to everyone, and the art-lined walls and cheerful décor recharge even the most tired visitors.

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STINGRAYS & SNORKELS After breakfast meet Aqua Watersports, offering luxury powerboat charters on a stunning Axopar T-Top — the only one operating in Grand Cayman. Enjoy five-star service with snacks and beverages. Those who like to be more hands-on can choose a Jet Ski safari tour. In one morning you can snorkel/dive, visit Stingray City and Starfish Point, then round out the trip with a stop at an oceanfront restaurant. Owner Paul Slijper states, “We offer a four-hour/fourstop itinerary that no one else is offering on Cayman.” Aqua Watersports prides itself on offering luxury and completely customisable experiences. Booking must be done in advance.


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RETAIL THERAPY Spend the afternoon surrounded by luxury goods. If inspired to own a boat after your fun on the water, head to Harbour House Marina. They have the largest chandlery in the Western Caribbean at 8,000 square feet. If you are looking for something a little smaller, head to Kirk Freeport. Home to luxury goods, Kirk Freeport is the place to go for watches, leather goods, jewellery and scents. It’s widely known that the best gifts come in the smallest boxes, and Kirk Freeport has many!

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PRIMP & PREEN Once you are shopped out, head to Glamorous Hair Studio, located in the posh Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, to cut, colour or condition your hair. An appointment at Glamorous Hair Studio is a full-body experience as their wash bay chairs massage you, and the hotel décor makes you instantly feel like a VIP. Appointments are easy to book online.

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EAT & DRINK End the day with dinner at Calypso Grill. This oceanfront restaurant has an outdoor patio with sweeping views of the North Sound. Guests will have a hard time deciding between the freshoff-the-dock fish, rack of lamb, fillet and other tantalising options. Make sure to save room for dessert, because no visit to Calypso Grill is complete without Sticky Toffee Pudding. If the boat rides and blowouts didn’t leave you feeling pampered, the Sticky Toffee Pudding will — allowing you to end the day on a sweet note.

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The Easter Regatta continues to draw cheering crowds as it did decades ago. COURTESY OF CAYMAN ISLANDS NATIONAL ARCHIVE

urquoise Caribbean Sea glistening like diamonds from the sun; waves lapping against wooden vessels in George Town Harbour; winds eagerly beating against canvas sails almost as if to say “Let’s go!” These were the early days of the annual regattas, where up to 20 locally built schooners and catboats raced from George Town Harbour to West Bay’s North West Point — via 12 Mile Bank (a popular fishing spot) — and back to see who had the fastest vessels. Regattas, introduced in the mid-1930s by Commissioner Allan Wolsey Cardinall, were originally intended to showcase the expert local boatbuilding and sailing skills, and assist in the development of the Islands as a tourism destination. The event, which took place over several days, was later organised by the Cayman Islands Yacht and Sailing Club. During those early races, the air was always filled with excitement. The masses would gather along the west coast of Grand Cayman to watch the schooners


and catboats cruise by, and cheers would ring out for the favourite. The skilled seamanship of Cayman captains and their crews were on full display. What made these regattas unique was that these vessels were not yachts but, instead, commercial vessels — and many of them employed in the turtle industry. These boats were stunning specimens of the craftsmanship of Cayman shipbuilders. Local shipbuilder Heber Elroy Arch describes a vessel that he built, the Lydia E. Wilson, as the best sailing boat and the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. She was the cup winner of the Caribbean, and according to Mr. Arch, nothing could ever sail as fast as she. Some of the other renowned schooners that participated in the races were the Goldfield, Adams, Arbutus and the Alsons. On the last evening, activities would often close with a celebratory gala at the George Town Town Hall. Although the early regattas ended with the onset of World War II, the races re-emerged decades later in the form of the present-day Easter Regatta.

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LUXURY LIVING These stunning sites are what dreams are made of.

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rom ultra-modern beach homes to luxurious condos, Cayman’s luxury property market shows no signs of slowing down, which is great news for those looking to own a

piece of paradise.

Whether you’re a foreign investor

seeking a vacation or retirement home or want the Cayman Islands to be your primary residence, there’s a wide range of properties for sale. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, an attractive alternative is to build from scratch or buy pre-construction developments so that you can customise features to suit your personl style.


Whilst Cayman’s infrastructure and economy are growing at an unprecedented rate, the

world-famous Seven Mile Beach continues to be the most popular location to invest in property; additionally, the canal lifestyle is also very

attractive, especially if you’re an avid boater.

For those who prefer a more laid-back lifestyle,

the East End is an ideal option, whilst West Bay has special attributes of its own.

Still, the idea of being in a resort location

with a sandy white beach and all of the

modern-day conveniences like restaurants,

shops and watersport activities is attractive to many purchasers.

“The hot spots in Grand Cayman are still

the main resort areas of Seven Mile Beach,

Cayman Kai and East End,” says Kim Lund, broker/owner of RE/MAX Cayman Islands.

He notes that the stronger demand for these

locations means purchasers are willing to pay

more. And just as importantly, visitors seeking rentals will also pay more.

Sharing the same sentiment is Alvin

Sluchinski, real estate adviser at Engel &

Völkers Cayman Islands. “Anything on Seven Mile Beach is red-hot right now, and many owners are getting involved in short-term

rentals (like Airbnb), which bring in a strong return on investment. The adjacent locations

anywhere in the Seven Mile Beach corridor and on the canals or waterfront nearest to Seven

Mile Beach will bring in the best returns,” says Sluchinski, adding that the most expensive Mile Beach.

“Selling prices are around US$1,000

per square foot, with the newest and most

prestigious developments going for upwards of US$1,800 per square foot,” he says.

As for the East End, Sluchinski believes its

relative remoteness attracts many retirees or

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So what does a luxury real estate purchaser

Diamond’s Edge

look like, exactly? Lund says they are typically

property in North

wealthy business people and professionals between ages 40 and 70 with mature

Sound will offer

businesses and executive positions.

residents direct

boating access via

“They are able to spend time in Cayman to

enjoy their property and investments and able

private channels.

to work remotely. They are anywhere from

millionaires to billionaires,” he says, adding

that the typical upscale luxury property sells in the range of US$5 million to US$10 million.

“There is a growing affluent base of multi-

millionaires and billionaires who are prepared to pay higher prices to get the level of quality and facilities that they desire,” says Lund.

The demographics indicate that a large

section of purchasers are “baby boomers” who are already in retirement or near retirement

age, and the majority of foreign investors hail from the United States (75 to 80 per cent), followed by Europe (8 to 10 per cent), and

Canada (5 to 8 per cent) — with the balance from the rest of the world.

Sluchinski notes there are many locals, like

long-time expatriate residents, who seek to

downsize and therefore purchase property on

Seven Mile Beach. This includes empty nesters as well as those without children who are

attracted to maintenance-free condo living.

still provides a good return on investment for

visitor renters to the island who seek the same.

Paula McCartney, broker/owner of Diamond

Properties, spent her formative years in West

Bay and says it shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to purchasing a high-end property.

“Having grown up on Boggy Sand Road, the

quaint and friendly community was something that always felt like home. There are as many

different views in this district of Grand Cayman as the colours of blue in our Caribbean Sea, and the newly extended bypass [Esterley

Tibbetts Highway] makes the location incredibly convenient to Seven Mile Beach and George Town,” she says.

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an existing property in great condition that

is located in an established community close to schools, work, parks and shopping, with

mature trees and landscaping. There are many luxury properties of this nature, especially on the canals, in the range of US$2 million.


Trends indicate a desire for more contemporary and transitional buildings that are highly

luxurious and have the very best facilities and amenities. Purchasing a newly constructed

development, for example, allows you to have

a blank slate so that you can put your personal stamp on it to suit your particular style and bespoke tastes.

Diamond’s Edge/Diamond Properties (2)

those who seek a more casual lifestyle and

Others with families prefer to purchase

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with sleek modern cabinetry, superior and

evolved from a living

space to a place where we can escape, relax, enjoy our favourite

hobbies and live within our interests.

The sky’s the limit in terms of amenities in

these types of luxury properties and can include several pools, fitness facility and spa, 24-hour

security, valet and concierge services, property cars, guest suites, food and bar service, wine

storage, owner’s lounge and private elevators, to name a few.

In terms of must-have features, Sluchinski

says many luxury purchasers opt for modern

and open kitchens with all of the latest bells and whistles, including large kitchen islands, top-

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unique floor tiles in modern neutral colours, high ceilings, beautiful light fixtures, large

hurricane-resistant windows which maximise

views and low-maintenance storm protection.

“Smart Homes” are also the new standard

in any high-end luxury property — for

security purposes as well as for the day-to-day conveniences they provide. From turning off

the lights to closing the shades to starting the Jacuzzi, it can all be done with a touch of a

button on a remote control, phone or tablet.

For the emerging future, McCartney sees a

modern design landscape that allows owners

to feel like they are living in their own private sanctuary.

“Open and bright plans with organic

textures are at the forefront of interior design trends,” says McCartney. “Our homes have

evolved from a living space to a place where we can escape, relax, enjoy our favourite hobbies and live within our interests. From multilevel waterscapes to three-storey walls of wine,

homeowners are demanding exclusive and

sophisticated amenities in the properties they call home.”

Whether you buy property or land in the Cayman Islands, there are some unique advantages that make it especially appealing for foreign investors. Except for a onetime stamp duty, there is no direct taxation imposed by the Cayman Islands government. In other words: no property tax, no capital gains tax, no income tax, no non-resident tax, no sales tax and no inheritance tax. There’s also no restriction on foreign ownership of real estate. Ownership of land can be held directly by the purchaser, via a trust or by a company. And when it comes to buying raw land, there are no deadlines to build a property. You can hold the land indefinitely for future investment potential and pass on your property or land to the next generation without being taxed. For all of the above reasons and more, you can look forward to a solid capital return on any investment you make; and with a myriad of Cayman-based legal and financial experts at your disposal, your purchase can also be a straightforward process.

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Our homes have

Other essentials include expansive master

baths and storage closets, high-quality finishes

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A slew of haute development is ushering in a glamorous new era for the Magic City.


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he “father of Miami,” Henry Flagler, helped coin the nickname “The Magic City.” A lot has changed since his railroad first ran across the state in the late 1800s. Today, Richard Branson has translated his Virgin brand from the sky to the shore with the debut of Virgin Group’s Brightline high-speed rail service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach — the first intercity passenger railroad built in over a century. Miami’s new railway is just one of the latest luxe additions popping up around town. Throw in a billion-dollar shopping centre, parties of the year (hello, Art Basel!) and a posh new crop of hotels and you’ll see why Miami maintains its reputation as the ultimate celebrity playground. To experience the city like a VIP, here are the top spots to eat, play and party.


Take European beach house–inspired Nautilus South Beach, for instance. Set in a renovated 1950s Morris Lapidus–designed building, Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the many familiar faces you may recognise lounging at the cabanas surrounding the swanky, 1,890-square-foot saltwater pool running parallel to the sea. Nearby, WALL at W South Beach just feted its eighth anniversary, making it one of the longest-running lounges on South Beach. It’s where Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez come to party, and Paris Hilton and Jamie Foxx drop in for surprise DJ sets. For a stay worthy of an A-lister, book W South Beach’s new twobedroom E-wow Penthouse Suite, complete with a rooftop plunge pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Lincoln Road’s reputation as the Rodeo Drive of Miami may have faded, but the iconic shopping street is planning a revival dreamt

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From top: WALL; Nautilus South Beach

South Beach was one of Miami Beach’s first neighbourhoods to develop, with its trademark 1930s Art Deco buildings now housing some of the city’s sleekest hotels.

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For a neighbourhood devoted entirely to designer fashion, make your way to the Miami Design District, where labels include Christian Louboutin and Louis Vuitton, as well as Harry Winston.

on the third Saturday of the month, the zoological park launched a new drive-in theatre series, featuring cinema screenings and food trucks.


For a neighbourhood devoted entirely to designer fashion, make your way to the Miami Design District, where labels include Christian Louboutin (those signature red soles!) and Louis Vuitton, as well as one of the most revered names in the diamond world — Harry Winston. After working up

From top: Palm Court/Ra-Haus; Juvia

up by the same landscape architects behind another stylish pedestrian thoroughfare: The High Line in Manhattan. The project calls for more green space, public art installations and reorganised outdoor café seating. There are a few spots, however, that still make this spot a destination worth adding to your list. Start with a trip to designer-clad Alchemist, a glass box– encased boutique sitting on the fifth floor of the Herzog and de Meuron–designed parking garage, also home to another Miami hot spot — rooftop bar Juvia. Take a break from Miami’s concrete jungle and soak up nature in a tropical-style safari at Jungle Island, where everyone from Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have been spotted. Soar over the treetops on Miami’s first zip line, the 80-foothigh SkyWire, or get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic animals on the three-hour Go Wilder VIP Tour. If you happen to be in town

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an appetite window shopping, take a seat at one of the most talked about new tables in town: Kaido. Chef Brad Kilgore (behind Wynwood’s Alter) and mixologist Nico de Soto teamed up on the experiential eatery, modelled after a Tokyo-style drinking den. Start your journey with a cocktail at the centrepiece, 12-seat bar (which sits under a chandelier composed of 1,000 butterfly knives) before indulging in a menu of whimsical, Asian-inspired dishes. One not to miss: the uni fondue, a decadent blend of urchin and aged Parmesan.


South of downtown, the sky-rise-filled financial district of Brickell is shaking off its business-like shell and emerging as one of the hottest spots to stay (and shop) in Miami. SLS opened up a second 46 March/April 2019

spot in the heart of Brickell with 124 rooms designed by French legend Philippe Starck (the same name behind Delano, a South Beach institution) and restaurants by two James Beard Award–winning chefs: Michael Schwartz and José Andrés. Hong Kong–based Swire Group also chose the neighbourhood for its first stateside hotel, EAST, Miami. The anchor hotel of the new, billion-dollar Brickell City Centre shopping and entertainment complex, EAST, Miami is already a local go-to for its 40th-floor rooftop bar, Sugar (named best rooftop bar in the U.S. two years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler), and Uruguayan eatery Quinto La Huella, featuring a menu revolving around wood-fired cuisine roasted in the centrepiece parrilla. Walk next door and you’ll come across cuisine as authentic as you’d find in Italy at

Miami’s first Italian food hall, the threestorey La Centrale, which curates culinary inspiration from 20 regions across Italy (think Miami’s version of Eataly). Stock up on prosciutto and pastries at the ground floor Mercato or sip an Aperol Spritz at the aptly named Aperitivo bar. This Spring, Brickell is ushering in another high-profile newcomer: Osaka. The Miami location will be the first in North America for the Japanese/Peruvian eatery, whose empire spans nine eateries in seven cities across South America (including an outpost in Santiago, ranked one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018). Nearby, waterfront Zuma is a solid staple on Miami’s dining scene, drawing a stylish crowd who want to see and be seen at its lavish bottomless weekend brunch (think copious amounts of Champagne and sushi). Not only is Zuma great for people-watching (the Beckhams, Drake and Will Smith are just a few who frequent the restaurant); it also sits right on the Miami River, meaning guests can make an entrance in the most showstopping way possible — by yacht.

Getting There Cayman Airways now offers daily nonstop flights from Grand Cayman to Miami at new, super low rates! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity. Contact us at 1.800.422.9626 or visit CaymanVisitMiami.

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Investments,” led the way for conversations around the future of artificial intelligence, the power of the robotics revolution, how innovation will drive the client’s overall experience, emerging markets and how to best change the dynamics of giving in a globalised world. These discussions set the stage for Portman, the conference’s first female keynote speaker, who chose to use the opportunity as a platform to speak to her successes in the film industry, her involvement in philanthropy, the importance of corporations making a positive global impact and breaking through the glass ceiling of gender inequality in the workplace.


Long before Portman became the powerhouse actress, producer, director and social activist that we know today, she was a young and ambitious Israeli girl named Neta-Lee Hershlag. She moved



cademy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman flew to the Cayman Islands recently to speak at the 2019 Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman. For the sixth consecutive year, CAIS brought together over 80 industry experts and 500-plus thought-leaders, creating a forum to discuss issues and forecasts in the global alternative investment space. Last year, attendees heard from two-time Academy Award-nominee and Grammy Awardwinner Will Smith. Prior to Smith, Hollywood actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as comedian and talk show host Jay Leno and now-Duchess of Sussex and former American actress Meghan Markle also made appearances at CAIS. The focus of CAIS19, “Tech-Tonic Shift: Innovation in Alternative

FOR THE CULTURALLY REFINED CLUB HAVANA, in Caribbean Plaza on West Bay Road, is a large yet intimate club and cigar lounge that captures the vibrant moods of the Caribbean. Elegantly divided into two parts, visitors can choose a side depending on their preference: smoking or nonsmoking. There is also a beautiful patio lounge at the entrance for those who prefer to relax in the island breeze. (345) 946 5396 51


Black Swan

At the age of 29, Portman pirouetted her way to an Academy Award for Black Swan. In her acceptance speech, she said: "I want to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to work from such an early age."

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so to speak, after walking away with an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, all for her spell-binding performance as “Nina” in the psychological thriller Black Swan. Her performance as First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the 2016 biographical drama Jackie was yet another major motion film in which Portman was nominated for all four leading awards, as well as countless other award nominations and winnings for various other leading and supporting roles.


Despite her full film career and commitments as a wife and mother of two sons, one thing has remained steadfast in Portman’s life: philanthropy. Time and again, Portman has shown her love of and support to several charities and causes focusing on at-risk and disadvantaged youth, the environment, animals, AIDS and HIV, homelessness and hunger, literacy and voter education. She is an active ambassador of WE Charity, an international charity that helps families lift themselves out of poverty by empowering young people through WE schools and equipping them with the tools to create transformative social change. She has travelled the world extensively in support of these movements, participating in documentary films about endangered gorillas, promoting micro-lending to entrepreneurial women in developing countries and acting as a voice for women and young girls in the recent #MeToo movement. In 2010, her popularity even earned her a nomination for VH1’s Do Something Award.


Portman’s early start in the film industry and long career have exposed her to both the good and bad aspects of the business. In a People magazine article published in December 2018, she commented: “the pressure of being in the spotlight is particularly intense for young women trying to figure out who they are versus who others want them to be.” That realisation, combined with the widespread allegations surrounding the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, was the driving force behind Time’s Up, an organisation launched in January 2018 by Portman and A-List celebrities Jennifer


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to the United States at the tender age of 3 with her parents, temporarily residing in Washington, D.C., and Connecticut before finally settling in Long Island, New York, in 1990. Four short years later, at 12 years old, she made her first film debut as “Mathilda” in Léon: The Professional, adopting her grandmother’s maiden name — Portman — as her stage name. She hasn’t looked back since. Today, Portman has starred in 47 films and short films, of which she produced six. In 2010, Portman swept the stage,




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Up has been a catalyst for change and has led the way for many #MeToo events, not only for women but also for people of colour, members of the LGBTQ community and persons with disabilities. Her efforts have also caused the movement to grow into other industries beyond Hollywood.

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Aniston, Shonda Rhimes, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and hundreds of other influential women in Hollywood to protect women from sexual harassment and assault. Though, thankfully, never a victim herself, Portman has been a victim to many micro transgressions over time. In the one year since its launch, Time’s

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 with over 30 years of experience; your safety is their number one priority.

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

Tourist/Visitor Rates: USD$30 & USD$50 per hour, depending on age. Local/Resident Rates: KYD$15 & KYD$20 per hour, depending on age.

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ith an ever-increasing repertoire of dining options, heightened awareness of global cuisine and the digital world’s ability to bring diners on the line alongside acclaimed chefs, the concept of luxury in dining no longer simply suggests extravagance or exclusivity.


coconut sauce. The celebratory weekly lobster fete is a must-try and a favourite amongst guests. “We’re all about bringing the idea of the endless summer lifestyle into the minds of our guests,” says Franco. “Happiness, creating memories, finding yourself, connecting with your loved ones… it’s all about gathering and committing to keep doing these things that make you happy. For us, that is what the Beach House Experience is all about.” At Blue Cilantro, East meets West in an extensive menu melding beloved sea fare with Asian and Indian influences. Take their pan-seared salmon with bok choy and truffle ponzu sauce, or

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It’s this quest for exploration and

connection that is at the heart of Marriott Grand Cayman’s Beach House Experience, reaching out to what Marketing Manager Nicolas Franco describes as the “holistic traveller.” From the destination’s bohemian chic aesthetics to its spa offerings and special event programming, an air of wellness and creativity is incorporated into every detail. That passion extends to Veranda, Marriott’s waterfront dining destination. Along with exquisite coastal views along Seven Mile Beach, Veranda serves up delightful dishes like pumpkin and conch chowder, or grilled mahi-mahi with

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Wine connoisseurs have a robust portfolio to explore at The Wharf, whose wine cellar boasts 800 vintages.

crab cakes with tamarind drizzle and mango aioli, for example. Blue Cilantro’s interior also showcases an open kitchen design, giving diners a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their culinary symphony.


As the world seems to run at an ever more frantic pace, the opportunity to disconnect from the demands and expectations of work life and truly savour the moment is a luxury all on its own. Wine connoisseurs have a robust portfolio to explore at The Wharf, whose

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underground wine cellar, the only one in Grand Cayman, boasts 800 different international labels and vintages. Its sister restaurant, Grand Old House, showcases a collection of over 2,000. Guest Relations Manager Dunja Yeap says, “Our guests are being given the opportunity to explore wines from around the world without having to travel to far destinations. Our highly trained and world-travelled sommeliers can share their knowledge and hands-on experience by simply lining up a couple of bottles from across the globe.”

And in the quest for new dining experiences, Cayman’s culinary community includes curated menus and one-to-one interaction with local chefs. Chef Timisha Edwards is the founder and chef at Tia’s Table, which specialises in in-home dining experiences, bringing the five-star experience straight to one’s home or vacation villa, whilst also offering event catering and personalised picnic packages. Originally from the Cayman Islands, Edwards is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, with a degree in

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For Executive Chef and Blue Cilantro Owner Vidyadhara Shetty, who is also the president of the Cayman Culinary Society, sourcing high-quality ingredients and imparting time, heart and soul into the development of dishes is key to an amplified dining experience. “When you buy a nice fillet of snapper that melts in your mouth, that’s the luxury part. High quality of vegetable, high quality of protein. We make our sauce from scratch — everything from the bones we buy. That’s luxury for me.”

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culinary arts, food and beverage and service management. Menus are customised to accommodate nutritional preferences or dietary sensitivities, sourcing high-quality ingredients, local gems via Cayman’s farmers markets, and vegetables, eggs and herbs straight from its own farm and greenhouse. Aside from the joy of a delicious, personalised meal — Edwards’s team manages everything from the planning

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to shopping and cleanup — sharing the kitchen with a professional chef is a rare opportunity in itself. Whether one’s interest is a front-row seat to the creation of one’s dish, discovering recipe tips or seeking nutritional advice, it’s a prime opportunity to grow one’s culinary understanding and learn from the pros. “I love the interaction with the client,” says Edwards. “They’re there watching me prepare, and we’re talking about the ingredients. They get to experience it,

see how it’s actually cooked. They get to see it in action. It’s the memory and the experience of dining, and all that Cayman has to offer.”

Cayman Airways Dive into the flavours of the Cayman Islands before you even arrive on Island! Cayman Airways offers complimentary Seven Fathoms Rum Punch on every flight.

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Island Architecture

Heritage and health are at the heart of these spectacular designs. BY LISA BOUSHY

BEAUTY IS ALL AROUND No matter where you live in the Cayman Islands, it’s a true feast for the senses — whether it’s the colourful, sweet-smelling aromas of flowers; the warm salty air on your lips; or the soothing sights and sounds of rolling waves hitting the shore. It’s these special island attributes that local award-winning architect John Doak takes into consideration before he even draws up his plans. Well-known for his “Cayman Style” of architecture, his designs are described as “of this place.” “As an architect, one of my obligations is to respect the cultural heritage and evolution of these Islands,” says Doak, who has devoted the last few decades to preserving and honouring Cayman’s unique small and simpler buildings. Over the years, he and his team at John Doak Architecture have designed many prestigious residential and commercial projects across the Caribbean region; and they always consider all aspects of the natural environment in relation to the site of the building. For their beach home designs in particular, this involves orienting the home to maximise ocean views and capture breezes, as well as providing shade from the rain

Gone is the decorative gingerbreading of

traditional Cayman homes, now replaced with clean, open, uncluttered spaces and a freshness from the

natural ocean breezes.

and sun by creating shadows and reflection. Of utmost importance is to build with hurricane storm and lightning protection, and resistance to earthquakes, decay and corrosion (that warm salty air on your lips is not so good on building exteriors). The logistics of building on a remote location without road access or a place to dock a supply ship loaded with materials from the United States can also be a challenge, as are labour and expertise limitations. Like architects, Doak says, they have to combine the ingredients of budget, siting, client aspirations, accommodations, scheduling and construction feasibility to “creatively concoct a unique place that is tropically spiced.” “In culinary language, our buildings respect the ‘terroir’ or locale by blending these types of elements,” he says.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE The “Healthy House” is a phrase Doak uses

to refer to suitable, energy-efficient and sustainable homes; and the majority of the homes he designs follow these “green” principles. He notes, however, that here in the Cayman Islands, it’s not a recent trend. “Rather, it’s the way we’ve been design building in these parts for almost 40 years,” he says. Over the last few years, Doak and his team have gravitated towards what real estate agents refer to as “ultra-modern” homes; but he says they are still very much “of this place.” Although the designs have become minimalist and functional, they are still influenced by the natural surroundings and climate. Many of these homes feature panoramic views by incorporating disappearing glass walls; shade features and verandas; and they still orientate the home to capture the light throughout the day (including Cayman’s famous sunsets and sunrises), as well as the cool easterly winds. Woven threads and natural wood materials also feature prominently to offer a seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors. “Gone is the decorative gingerbreading of traditional Cayman homes, now replaced with clean, open, uncluttered spaces and a freshness from the natural ocean breezes.”

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rom pastel-hued wattleand-daub cottages to ultramodern beachside villas, Cayman’s architecture pays homage to the natural environment that surrounds it whilst giving a cultural nod to the past and its future.



Love Blossoms Let your love grow at the Annual Orchid Show. BY STACIE SYBERSMA


Garden of Delights A lush wilderness preserve nestled in the district of North Side, the 65-acre Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is home to 700 species of plants, both native and exotic, that also attract an array of birds, butterflies and wildlife, agoutis and endangered blue iguanas.

Courtesy of Cayman Islands Orchid Society (2)


his Spring, show that special someone you care and head to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park for the Annual Orchid Show, March 30–31. The Orchid Show is a stunning exhibit of multicolour orchids of all shapes and sizes. The show features endemic species, imported species and unique hybrids you won’t see anywhere else. John Lawrus, general manager at the Botanic Park, explains: “Attendees can expect to see the Visitor Centre at the park transformed into a wonderful exhibition of locally grown and privately owned orchids from members of the [Cayman Islands] Orchid Society. Many of these orchids on display are very valuable, and it is very fortunate for members of the public to see them up close.” The show expects over 1,000 orchids to be on display and available for sale, with additional orchids on display belonging to private collectors. Orchids can be purchased in bloom or as a root. Shari Smith, president of the Cayman Islands Orchid Society, describes the show’s origins. “The Orchid Show and Sale has been occurring for approximately 20 years at least.” Smith and Lawrus go on to explain that the show was originally created for educational purposes and to boost park attendance. At the show, the public can learn how to care for orchids and about conservation of Cayman’s native species. Smith continues: “Even if you are not an avid orchid grower, come out to enjoy the amazing display and foliage of the park.” Walk hand in hand with a loved one and watch romance blossom as you admire these beautiful flowers together. Food and drink will be available, making this an easy allinclusive date for two lovebirds to enjoy.

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The Most Indispensable Ingredient of All Good Cooking is Love, a love of those for whom you are cooking.

A meal is more than a just the consumption of food and drink. It is an experience, touching not just our mouths but nourishing all our senses, thus inspiring a flawless journey of aroma and taste. Some of life’s fondest memories are made around a table, and so Chef Timisha brings you TIA’s Table. From our table to yours: Welcome!

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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 • Harpist extraordinaire • 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

WE BRING PASSION TO YOUR TABLE. CASANOVA’S SECRET INGREDIENT… THAT’S AMORE! 65 North Church Street, George Town, Grand Cayman 345-949-7633

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


Be inspired by the dancers, actors and storytellers, as well as the creative work by local visual artists and crafts people at the annual Red Sky at Night Festival held at the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre.

14th–30th. Don’t miss the Cayman Drama Society’s staging of On Golden Pond, the Tony Award–winning play that examines what it means to be a couple and a family in the twilight years. 23rd. Always a highlight of the season, the family-friendly Annual Cayman Brac Agriculture Show features live demonstrations, fun entertainment, delicious bites and talented artisans.

Food & Drink Festival, where you can enjoy cooking demonstrations, cocktail competitions, live music and fireworks.

19th. Join the Cayman Islands Sailing Club for the annual Round the Island Race on Good Friday. Racers leave the North Sound and sail 49 miles east to finish at Sunset House. 21st.

The Easter Brunch at Grand 70 Old House serves up endless seafood, fresh salads, scrumptious pastries, carving stations, a pasta station and an action station for eggs. Don’t miss out!

Every Tuesday Happy Hour takes on a Mexican twist at The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa’s beachside Coccoloba Bar & Grill. Their weekly Taco y Tequila night serves up specialty margaritas and tacos from 5 to 9 p.m. to the sounds of a live band, all along the water’s edge.

30th. Dress your exercise routine up in your wackiest outfit and strap on glow sticks: It’s time for the Glow Run 5k! Themed “Light Up the Night for a Brighter Future,” it’s a great way to raise funds for a good cause whilst burning calories.

Daily except Mondays

APRIL 6th.

More than 36 of Cayman’s best restaurants as well as local and international wines, liquors and brews are represented at the Taste of Cayman

26th–28th. 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 kick off their bid to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics.


The Little Cayman Agriculture Show brings together area farmers, artisans and more for a fun-filled day.

Get your healthy dose of laughter at the Cayman Comedy Club, featuring internationally touring comedians. Check out their acts in Comedy Club locations around the Island — including East End, Seven Mile Beach and downtown George Town — six nights a week.

Every Saturday Start Summer early at the Royal Palms Beach Club’s Aperol Spritz Always Summer Saturdays! Groove to a live DJ as you indulge in cocktail specials.

From left to right: Cayman Brac Agriculture Show; Cayman Cookout; Seafire Resort + Spa



Welcome aboard/Bienvenido a bordo Airline News/Noticias

Team Re-Tyre and CAL make history for Junior Achievement Cayman Islands Cayman Airways Limited (CAL) is greatly involved in the Cayman community through Junior Achievement (JA), an international programme that focuses on preparing our youth to succeed in a global economy. Allowing students between the ages of 15 – 18 to work closely with different companies, the programme encourages them to start a company, create a product and run the company with the guidance of their advisors. In 2018, Cayman Airways was the proud sponsor of JA company Re-Tyre, an eco-friendly company run by 13 students from different schools. After an intricate process of selecting what product they would work with, the team unanimously agreed on recycling used tires to make pet beds and planters, adding on pet toys as a side product. The tires were collected from local tire shops, hand washed and then painted. At the JA Awards Banquet, Team Re-Tyre stole the spotlight by winning nine awards: Company of the Year, Product of the Year, NGL

Award, HR, Most Promising Male and Female awards, VP Finance, VP Marketing and the Pat Randal Award. But history was made when Team Re-Tyre travelled to Lima, Peru, on November 24, 2018, to compete for JA Company of the Year on an international stage. Pitted against strong teams from Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, Samruddhi Tagalpallewar, Sharon Roy, Martina Watler, Alexx Watler and Carlyah Santo — accompanied by Marzetta Bodden and Lead Advisor C. Joann West — participated in interviews, presentations, workshops and demonstrations and won the prestigious top prize. It was the first time any Cayman Junior Achievement team garnered first place in the competition. “The entire team has made Cayman Airways very proud,”exclaimed West. “They worked hard from the start and their accomplishments show. They were very determined to win at home and overseas!”

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 @ • (345) 743-8292 • (345) 926-0749 *Prices listed in U.S. dollars/Precios cotizados en dólares estadounidenses 73

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. • Preste atención a las demostraciones y anuncios sobre seguridad. • Localice las salidas de emergencia más cercanas, teniendo en cuenta que pueden estar detrás de usted. • Si 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. • Asegúrese de saber dónde está el chaleco salvavidas. • Asegúrese de saber por dónde saldrá la máscara de oxígeno (si fuera necesaria), cómo activar el flujo de oxígeno y cómo colocarse adecuadamente la máscara. • Revise los procedimientos correctos para salir de la cabina en el caso de una emergencia. • Revise 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

Miami International Airport

Chicago O’Hare International Airport



Terminal D

Ticket Counter Between Terminals E and F

M1 Terminal 5 M3

Terminal 7 Parking Garage


Terminal E


New Gate Location at Gate E-2

Parking Garage


Additional Gate



Terminal F


Terminal D M9

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 canParking also Garage easily access the Premium Lounge located near Gate E-2.

Terminal E


Terminal F

Terminal G Terminal J

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: 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:

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 2019

Route Map/Mapa de rutas


New York



Indicates Seasonal Route


Miami Havana Montego Bay

Little Cayman Grand Cayman

Cayman Brac

Roatan La Ceiba

The only airline offering customers FREE Rum Punch aboard every international jet flight to and from the Cayman Islands.


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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. H  e (hemos) estado cerca de (tocado, manipulado) ganado: Sí No 13. T  raigo (traemos) moneda o instrumentos mo-netarios por un valor superior a US$10.000 o su equivalente en moneda extranjera: Sí No 14. T  engo (tenemos) mercancía comercial (artículos para la venta, muestras utilizadas para solicitar pedidos o productos no considerados efectos personales): Sí No 15. R  esidentes – el valor total de todos los artículos, incluyendo la mercancía comercial que he/hemos comprado o adquirido en el extranjero (incluyendo regalos para otros, pero no productos enviados por correo a EE. UU.) y que traigo/ traemos a EE. UU. es de: US$_____ 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 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 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 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


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

Airfare Taxes & 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.

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= $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)

*Filed as JM$600

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

Giant-slaying Jimny 4x4 goes back to the future

The long awaited fourth-generation

is finally here

The Jimny has always taken the road less travelled, as a small, lightweight and functional vehicle, majoring on good design and simplicity. The new generation vehicle retains everything that was attractive about the earlier models while improving in every area: smoothness and agility off-road, fuel economy and performance on-road, and sheer practicality for people who routinely drive in the harshest weather and terrain. A modified Jimny recently scooped the world 4x4 altitude record, reaching a height of 6,646m – proof that the Jimny can go where other 4WDs can’t follow.   The new Jimny returns to the no-nonsense aesthetics of the JB10 of 1970 and the SJ30 Samurai of 1981, with round headlights, slotted grille and sharp-edged ‘two box’ configuration. It’s a bold form that stands out, while inside, the cabin is more spacious and ergonomic than any previous version.  The new Jimny’s aesthetics may nod to the past, but dynamically it steps into the future. Time-honoured design choices – a stiff ladder chassis, solid axles and short wheelbase – mesh with new technology to offer unparalleled off-road capability. Suzuki’s new Brake LSD Traction Control subtly adjusts wheel speed when crossing obstacles, while part-time 4WD boosts performance off-road and fuel economy on-road.   The Jimny’s compact dimensions continue to make it as nimble and practical in an urban environment as on the roughest trails. The stiff chassis makes for great handling, while the new 1.5 litre engine is more powerful, lighter and more economical. The tough, go-anywhere Jimny is perennially popular in the Caribbean, and will continue to be with the new model. Wheels 24 concludes “In truly challenging offroad conditions the new Jimny has no real rival.” The Jimny has created a cult-like following with its giant slaying off-road capabilities.  The legend continues.

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