Alas, summer is well behind us and before you know it the trees will have shed their foliage, the days will be shorter, and the holiday season will be upon us. Oh, and don’t forget the freezing temps, early winter snow falls, and–my personal favorite–nor’easters.
But, if you’re not ready to say good-bye to summer and want to shake up your family’s holiday plans then consider a winter trip to Grand Cayman.
Let’s start with Thanksgiving. Everyone loves gathering around the family table for a feast of turkey piled high with mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, candied yams, and, of course, pecan pie. Lots of pecan pie.
But, what everyone doesn’t like is all the prep work that goes into making that yummy turkey dinner, or the inevitable clean up that ensues. So, why not give the cook and clean up crew in your family a break this year and trade tradition for an unforgettable Thanksgiving escape to Grand Cayman.
Turkey Day in Cayman
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Thanksgiving isn’t the same without a turkey dinner. What will we do?!”
Well, rest assured, there are plenty of options on Cayman to get you and your family the Thanksgiving dinner you desire with plenty of sunshine, sand and surf too.
For starters, we have a roster of gourmet chefs and cooks for hire that will come to your villa and whip up a family feast while you kick back on the beach soaking up some serious rays. No trips to the grocery store. No worrying about overcooking the turkey. No clean up duty. Only thing you’ll have to worry about is booking your chef or cook before their availability fills up fast so start planing today.
Second option to consider is picking up a prepared dinner from local eateries. Kirk Market is one of our favorites for locally sourced gourmet dinners. There’s also Chicken Chicken in West Bay serving up the juiciest rotisserie birds along with some fantastic sides. Again, just make sure you get that dinner order in before the holiday rush.
Finally, if going out is more your style there are several restaurants offering traditional Thanksgiving dinner menus.
Tukka in East End prepares a traditional turkey dinner special along with their daily menu of seafood and steaks.
The Ritz Carlton on Seven Mile Beach hosts two Thanksgiving dining options: a turkey buffet dinner from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Cayman Islands Ballroom, and a prix fixe dinner at Seven, the resort’s fine dining steakhouse. There’s also a Thanksgiving beach BBQ and sunset s’mores roasting at Bar Jack also at the Ritz. Reservations are highly recommended.
Turkey Day Villas
Scanning our reservation grid, we do have some great family-cozy villas available Thanksgiving week (Nov 18-25):
Heritage House – A guest favorite located within short walking distance to the Rum Point Club. With a pool at the front of the home guests can enjoy sunny days shielded from the trade winds along the beach. However, the real draw to this home is the the oceanfront dining terrace. Imagine gathering the family around the Thanksgiving table with spectacular ocean views in the background. It’ll definitely be a holiday dinner to remember.
Reef Romance – Also located in Rum Point, this villa is a great option for families with adult children. Made for outdoor living this villa has a great oceanfront patio with a salt water pool, thatched cabana bar, and beach volleyball court. Watch the Detroit Lions lose to whoever they play this year from the cabana bar’s flat screen TV (sorry Lions fans). Or, work up an appetite with a round of beach volleyball before gathering around the table for Thanksgiving dinner.
On the Rocks – Located along the south coast, a short drive from Seven Mile Beach, is this spacious villa with an oceanfront pool, and gourmet kitchen. Perfect for chefs to come in and prepare a home cooked meal. For a limited time, we’re offering a 10% new villa discount along with reduced rates for smaller groups.
We even have some fabulous 2 bedroom villas for young couples, or empty nesters planing a Friendsgiving getaway.
KiToCay – Located in Old Man Bay along the island’s north side, this 2 bedroom villa has a unique over-the-water sun deck with tiled cabana for shade. A private beach lot to the east is reserved for guests to enjoy.
Moon Glow – One of our more popular villas located in Rum Point with an oceanfront sun deck and sandy beach with phenomenal snorkeling. Within easy walking distance to the Rum Point Club and Kaibo Beach Club this is a “must stay villa in the Caymans”.
Both Moon Glow and KiToCay also offer reduced 1 bedroom rates.
Northern Lights No. 5 – Those looking for a hidden oasis will love this two story town home in North Side. Surrounded with tropical landscaping this sliver of paradise sits on a 240-foot stretch of beach with a protected coral reef and some of the island’s best snorkeling and dive sites.
Ultimately, should you decide to opt for a Cayman Thanksgiving this year our on-island staff and vendor partners are ready to provide the sunny hospitality to make your 2018 Thanksgiving holiday unforgettable.