Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are a short “puddle jumper” airplane ride from larger Grand Cayman. Some of our Grand Cayman and Condos guests organize a shorter, overnight trip to experience the diving on the islands.
Recently, Conde Nast names Le Soleil d’Or farm-to-table beachside resort on Cayman Brac the second best resort in the Caribbean and the 34th best in the world.
“It’s a tremendous privilege for our destination to rank as one of the top islands in the world from the devoted readers of Condé Nast Traveler,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell.
Director of Tourism Rosa Harris, who attended the Readers’ Choice Awards gala in New York City on Oct. 18, said in a press release, “We’re extremely proud of the Cayman Islands’ inclusion in this esteemed list and consider this award a major triumph in positioning ourselves as one of the best warm weather destinations for travelers.
“Our tourism product and Caymankind experiences is what truly sets us apart from other destinations worldwide,” states Director Harris.
Grand Cayman Villas and Condos is proud to offer beautiful villas to suit any caribbean vacation.
Lionfish arrived in Grand Cayman in 2009. Exotic and beautiful, the lion fish has an imposing fan of prickly venomous spines that aren’t fatal not fatal but extremely painful. Hunting lionfish makes for great sport on Grand Cayman. Lionfish also means great dining.
That’s because lionfish are absolutely delicious to eat. The white flaky meat is mild, delicate, tender and buttery. Cayman restaurants offer lion fish cooked in a variety of ways on their menus. Lionfish is fresh off the divers’ spears every day and is always in season.
Lionfish is a healthy choice of fish as they are shown to have a higher concentration of heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, lower levels of saturated fats and lower levels of heavy metals such as mercury than other fish.
Eagle Rays in Grand Cayman’s East End serves the most amazing lionfish tacos you will ever eat as well as a lionfish ceviche appetizer. Tukka, which is also located in the East End, serves a fabulous Sushi Sunday theme. Lionfish sushi is one of the many sea delicacies offered as well as a lionfish ceviche appetizer. The Rum Point Restaurant in Cayman Kai offers a blackened lionfish fillet entree that is fantastic.
Snorkelers swarm on one of the Cayman Islands’ premier underwater attractions, the USS Kittiwake, in a rare bird’s-eye view of the famous shipwreck, captured by Aerial Innovations.
The company, which specializes in aerial photography and cinematography, shot the image of tourists snorkeling on the wreck with Red Sail Sports on a typical afternoon at the popular site.
Perry Levy, president of Aerial Innovations, said, “We are always trying to showcase Cayman’s landscapes and attractions from what we believe to be perspectives never seen before.
Kittiwake was decommissioned on 30 September 1994 and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on the same day. Her title was transferred in November 2008 for an undisclosed amount to the government of the Cayman Islands for the purpose of using Kittiwake to form a new artificial reef. Originally intended to be sunk in June 2009, she was finally sunk off Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, on 5 January 2011 in Marine Park.
A 2011 episode of the documentary television series Monster Moves covered moving and sinking the ship. Divers are not allowed to touch or take anything from the dive site. At its most shallow, the wreck of Kittiwake is 15 feet (4.6 meters) below the surface of the water and at its deepest, 64 feet (19.5 meters) below the surface.
No only is Grand Cayman noted for its beautiful blue water and wonderful restaurants, it is also home to one of the best International hospitals in the Caribbean, providing tertiary cardiac and orthopaedic care. Health City Cayman Islands is a super specialty medical resource for adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, anaesthesiology, orthopaedic surgery, pulmonology, pediatric endocrinology, critical care services and diagnostic services.
Health City Cayman Islands is located in the East End. The doctors are of the highest caliber and employ the most advanced techniques to treat both adult as well as pediatric patients.
Health City Cayman Islands embodies the vision of world-renowned heart surgeon, humanitarian and healthcare visionary, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty. It brings together all of the essential elements to deliver healthcare as it has never been done before.
The chances of one of our Grand Cayman Villas and Condos guests needing to visit Health City is quite rare. In fact, we are happy to report that we haven’t had an incident. A dear family friend of ours, however, suffered a heart attack while on a cruise with his wife and docked in Grand Cayman. Emergency personnel took swift action transferring him to Health City. They inserted a stent and our dear friend was home in the USA the following week. His wife remarked to us that she could not get over the quality of care from the nurses to the doctors.
Health City also does extensive charity work for the children of Haiti. Through Cayman’s Have a Heart charity, pediatric cardiologists have performed 64 life-saving, cardiac procedures on Haitian children.
“I just have a big, big thanks to say to everyone,” said Marie Jean-Julien, speaking through an interpreter on the flight back to Haiti on Saturday morning. Her 17-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Jean-Julien, recently underwent a corrective procedure for heart disease at Health City Cayman Islands.
Marie said the change in her daughter following the medical procedure had been astounding. She said before the procedure, her daughter’s lips would sometimes turn blue, her face was ashen and she went through periods where she could not, or would not, eat.
“I didn’t know before from day-to-day if [Elizabeth] would die, she could not run, she could not walk too far, not too much. I thank God and everyone for everything,” she said.
We are fortunate to have such great doctors and nurses on Grand Cayman. We are extremely appreciative of all of the good work they do!