If you’re looking for a reprieve from the cold weather, consider heading to the beaches of the Cayman Islands. All three islands—Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman—offer different experiences and attractions.
Here are some new things to check out on each.
Taking over the space formerly occupied by Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, this new restaurant in Grand Cayman’s busy downtown Camana Bay has several appetizer, salad, sandwich and entree options to choose from. Try a dish like the orchard pizza topped with poached pear, prosciutto, gorgonzola, walnuts and truffle honey or the hearty seafood linguini with mussels, shrimp, salmon, white wine, garlic, lemon, herbs and pecorino cheese.
Catch Restaurant & Lounge opened a little over a year ago on Grand Cayman and is owned by the same pair who run Agua Restaurant & Lounge, another popular restaurant along Seven Mile Beach. Located in Morgan’s Harbor, Catch specializes in fresh seafood dishes and comes complete with a view of the ocean and two lounge areas.
Previously known as the Brac Reef Beach Resort, this beachfront resort re-opened earlier this month with a refreshed look and a new name. Along with sleek, updated resort spaces, there’s a new 4,500-square-foot free-form pool with ocean views and a multi-level open-air beach bar to go along with the world-class diving experiences available here.
This museum opened on Little Cayman in the summer of 2014 and showcases the history and people that have made Little Cayman what it is today. There are six different exhibits to check out, including one on the life of Linton N. Tibbetts—who spearheaded the opening of the original Little Cayman Museum in 1997—and an underwater photography exhibit.
If you’ve been to Cayman Brac before, you may already be familiar with Le Soleil d’Or, a luxury beachside resort known for its village and cottage rentals and farm-to-table cuisine. Starting in February, you can check in to the resort’s new four-room boutique hotel, which will have a lounge area, pool and a shared kitchen for guests to enjoy. Visitors can also dine at two new restaurants: Lemon Bar and Restaurant and Calamondin Restaurant.
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From sipping rums and rum-based cocktails to touring distilleries like Mount Gay in Barbados, there are plenty of rum-filled things to do on your next Caribbean vacation. Here, we share everything you need to know about this storied spirit, including its history and tasting tips from rum master blender Joy Spence.