By Samantha Sineni
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
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Grand Cayman and sister islands Cayman Brac and Little Cayman each consist of dramatic Caribbean landscapes that will leave visitors astounded. The Islands offer a wide range of activities from romantic dinners for two to intense kayak excursions. No matter the preference, the Cayman Islands provide an exciting getaway for people of all interests.

Arrive on Grand Cayman Island via the Owens Roberts International (GMC) airport. For tourists visiting the smaller islands, a connecting flight will take passengers to Gerrard Smith (CYB) Airport on Cayman Brac, or Edward Bodden (LYB) Airfield on Little Cayman. To book flights easily at a low price, use EscapeWizard.com by clicking here (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) for all of your travel needs. Travelers can also book affordable hotels by visiting EscapeWizard.com’s hotel finder (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Beaches remain the most popular attraction in the Cayman Islands, and EscapeWizard.com recommends starting your sightseeing tour there. Grand Cayman is home to Seven Mile Beach and Smith’s Cove. Both beaches comprise the picturesque scenery one expects of the Caribbean. Seven Mile Beach appeared on Frommer’s list of Best Beaches and ranks number one of Caribbean Travel Magazine’s top three Grand Cayman beaches. Smith’s Cove presents white sand and limestone formations perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Rum Point offers a tranquil place to relax on hammocks or under the Casuarina Trees. The beach preserves its name in the afternoon when guests enjoy popular music and drinks such as Wreck Bar’s famous frozen mudslide.

The Cayman Islands hold an abundance of natural wonders. The Bioluminescence Guided Tour, just a short ride from Rum Point, takes place at night and allows visitors to experience the magic of glowing water. Disrupt the water and phytoplankton cause breathtaking illuminations. The famous geysers, know as Blowholes, result from underwater pressure that forces water upward about 15 feet in the air. EscapeWizard.com recommends stopping for a photo opportunity or utilize the picnic area. Mastic Trail, beginning in the Black Mangrove Forest, stretches two miles and winds through two million years of natural history. Visitors will find many options for guided tours such as Silver Thatch Excursions. Riskier tourists can go un-guided.

Several attractions make a vacation to the Islands an animal lovers dream. Dolphin Discovery and Dolphin Cove, an EscapeWizard.com favorite, provides the chance to swim and take pictures with dolphins. Dolphin Cove also offers complimentary admission to the Cayman Island Turtle Farm or a free trip to Stingray City. Visitors can interact with the exotic birds and sea creatures at the touch tank and bird feeding. At Stingray City, guests get personal with the sea creatures. Visitors can hold and kiss the stingrays or snorkel. Spirit of the West allows guests to ride horses in the sea or on the beach. The swim-ride lets visitors relax as the horses pull swimmers through the water. Those looking for romance can take advantage of the moonlit ride offered during a full moon.

History buffs will enjoy the rich past of the Islands. National Trust for the Cayman Islands Historic Programme works to protect the native culture and provides tourists with extensive information on the nation’s history. Pedro Saint James National Historic Site offers a look into the 18th century. Originally, an Englishman used Jamaican slaves to construct the house, In the 1990s; the government transformed it into a living history museum. The Cayman Islands National Museum displays more than 8,000 items collected to preserve the identity of the Caymanian people. The museum contains natural, cultural, art history, and constantly changing exhibits to ensure a unique experience with every visit.

EscapeWizard.com knows how important food is during your vacation. The Cayman Islands contain award-winning restaurants serving all styles of dishes from traditional Caribbean to European.  Start the morning as early as 6:30 a.m. with delightful breakfast dishes by the water located all around Grand Cayman. The Islands offer a number of sophisticated dining experiences with exquisite brunch and dinner menus.  Diners can enjoy award-winning wine lists while harpists or house bands set the mood. No trip to the Cayman Islands is complete without visiting one of the many themed restaurants. Tropical themes allow guests to dine with macaws, iguanas, and native flowers while overlooking the water. Pirate themed restaurants transport guests back to the 18th century days of swashbuckling and plunder. Take the family for a journey to dine like a captain and crew.    

From extreme adventure to passionate romance, the Cayman Islands fulfill every traveler’s fantasy.
Hotels in Cayman Islands
By Chrystyne Jackson
Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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A trip to Grand Cayman is an adventure. Make your visit complete with a stay at the Westin Casuarina Resort and Spa Grand Cayman. Fronting the Seven Mile Beach, this hotel offers easy access to the island’s top attractions.

The Westin offers luxurious and comfortable accommodations. Suites and connecting rooms are available. All rooms feature spectacular island, ocean or beach views. High speed Internet access is available.

Guests will appreciate the hotel’s many amenities. There is an on site car rental desk. Laundry/valet and dry cleaning services are available. If you are traveling with children, you might want to take advantage of the scheduled family and children’s activities. Pamper yourself with a massage treatment. The Fitness Facility provides the latest in cardio equipment, strength machines and free weights. You may enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool and whirlpool. The beach access leads to the Diving Center, scuba lessons, scuba diving, snorkeling or wave runner rentals. If golf is your game, there are nearby golf courses. Savor a cup of coffee at the Café Soleil. The Casa Havana Lounge and the Lobby Bar present the ideal setting for socializing over cocktails. Sandwiches can be found at the Courtyard Café on the patio or the Beach Bar. Ferdinand’s serves Caribbean cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casa Havana is a place to enjoy a dinner of contemporary food with an ocean view. While at the beach you will find light fare at Tortugas. When exploring Grand Cayman, be sure to visit the Maritime Museum, Turtle Farm, Hell Park, and Decker’s 269.

Make your time in Grand Cayman more memorable with a stay at the Westin Casuarina Resort and Spa. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.