9009144295?profile=RESIZE_930xThe Crescent Fountain at Camana Bay

New and Seasonal Events, Menus and Programs Make Spring the Ideal Time to Stay, Play, Dine and Experience

Cosmopolitan sophistication paired with barefoot elegance. Authentic interactions with welcoming locals. Seven-shades-of-blue waters. Stunning sunsets. Direct flights from cities across the U.S. and London. Just a few of the reasons why the Cayman Islands is an alluring destination for a spring escape. Whether traveling solo, with friends, a significant other, or looking for an easy getaway with the family in tow, here are the top eight reasons to pack your bags and visit the Cayman Islands this spring.

Camana Bay

Grand Cayman’s destination within the destination includes more than 40 dining, shopping and entertainment venues, and plays host to more than 600 community events each year – including a live music series which aims at promoting and showcasing Cayman’s homegrown talents.

Camana Bay is the perfect recreational must-visit for the young and young-at-heart. From quiet garden hideaways and monthly Tai Chi classes, to playfully splashing in the fountains or enjoying a panoramic view of Grand Cayman atop its 75-foot observation tower adorned with a spectacular tile mosaic, Camana Bay’s leisure offerings complement every trip to the Cayman Islands. Parents and kids alike can take advantage of Starfish Village, an innovative children’s enrichment center with drop-in hours, where playful learning sparks imagination, creativity, exploration and discovery.

Camana Bay’s varied dining offerings meet you on the go, for a sit-down meal, or to interact directly with the chef. Choose from a variety of smoothies and fresh squeezed juices at Jessie’s Juice Bar; made-from-scratch gelato and other treats at Gelato & Co.; flaky croissants, macarons and fresh bread at the new Petit Paris French Bakery, the first patisserie on Grand Cayman; or enjoy a sit-down meal at one of Camana Bay’s signature restaurants. From interactive teppanyaki right on the waterfront at Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar to live music and seasonal farm-to-table cuisine at Abacus, Camana Bay’s restaurants showcase the destination’s global influences through local flavor and flair.



Stop by the visitor center and pick up the “All About Local” guide. From cottage industry creations to thoughtful mementos that are uniquely Caymanian, this guide makes the hunt for an authentic piece of the islands that much more fulfilling. On Wednesdays, take a stroll through the Farmers and Artisans Market and discover products and experiences found only in Cayman; or take The Flavour Tour – a guided dining adventure featuring local ingredients presented in the unique styles of Camana Bay’s signature restaurants.

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

There’s a fresh breeze blowing through Grand Cayman, and it has a name: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. The island’s first-ever boutique resort and the first new hotel on-island in a decade features spectacular architecture and stellar ocean views at every turn. Set right on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, soak up the sun, enjoy fresh local fare at any of the resort’s four restaurants, and pamper yourself with a euphoric spa treatment. Dreamiest vacation ever? Check.

"Slow-Food Day" with Michelin-rated Chef Clare Smyth

On April 8, locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate Grand Cayman’s home-grown food scene. This year, the event features the UK’s most acclaimed female chef, Clare Smyth, MBE. The day will include a farm-to-table tasting market and a harvest dinner. Fun fact: Chef Clare Smyth is the only female chef to retain three Michelin stars as the head chef at one of London’s top restaurants. You can also join her for Chef Clare Smyth Takes Cayman, a pop-up restaurant experience at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. The weeklong event includes a range of epicurean delights from intimate tasting dinners to a gala finale not to be missed.


On April 15, story time, festive games and a chalk-art competition come together at Camana Bay. Artists are invited to leave their easels at home and use the streets of Camana Bay as their canvas. Easter-themed treats and games will be on offer along with music, an artisans market, face painting, balloon animals and a live story reading with Books & Books. 

Sea Turtles

During May and June, sea turtles mate and the females swim ashore to lay their eggs on the quiet beaches of Little Cayman. The Marine Turtle Research Conservation Program offers volunteer programs and the opportunity to walk the beaches to spot and protect turtle nests.

Starfish Point

Remote and beautiful, Starfish Point is a truly distinctive waterfront experience, located on the northern end of Grand Cayman. Don’t forget to bring along a camera as you wade through crystal-clear waters among some of the largest starfish in the area that give the location its name.

Seven Mile Beach

Named “Best Beach in the World” by U.S. News & World Report, experience for yourself the reason why Seven Mile Beach is the talk of the town, the Caribbean and the rest of the world.


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