Cayman Islands Turtle Farm
Posted on October 14, 2013
The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm is located in West Bay on Grand Cayman. Founded in 1968, the farm set out to try and replenish Cayman’s extremely endangered sea turtle population. 31,000 turtles have been released back into the wild since the project began. Controversial in some eyes, the farm also acts as a commercial-breeding facility. Providing the Islands with the meat to make such cultural dishes like Stew Turtle. This program also helps with conservation, as it reduces the amount of poaching in local waters. Visitors are welcome to come observe the turtles in every stage of growth, from six ounces to six hundred pounds! Keep an eye out for opportunities to see turtles released into the wild.
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Cayman Facts 18/30: Golfing in Grand Cayman
Posted on November 22, 2012
Whether for business or pleasure the golf courses of theCayman Islandsare waiting for you. The warmth of our sun and the cool breeze from the Trade Winds make the Cayman Islands the perfect Caribbean island for your golf vacation, a quick round while here for business or an afternoon on the links during a family vacation.
NORTH SOUND CLUB
The North Sound Club is open to the public and is the only 18-hole Championship course in theCayman Islands. Located right off the North Sound the club is easily accessible from anyplace onSevenMileBeach. Finding iguanas, birds and small lizards on the course is expected and creates a bit of excitement when playing through. The North Sound Club also has a driving range, pro shop and outdoor bar perfect for relaxing after a round. Weekly packages and special rates are available.
BRITANNIA GOLF COURSE
Designed by Jack Nicklaus the Britannia Golf Course features a 9-hole championship course or a 18-hole short course. This layout features a chance to shoot over the north sound on the 5th hole. Lessons are available and the course features a pro shop, bar & grille and hosts many tournaments throughout the year. If you didn't bring your clubs with you - don't worry rentals are available.
Blue Tip at The Ritz-Carlton,Grand Caymanis said to be a 9-hole Caribbean Monster featuring 8 holes on the water. Designed by Greg Norman this course is open to guests and residents of The Ritz-Carlton,Grand Cayman. The course features club rentals, lessons and features junior rates when accompanied by a paying adult.
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Cayman Facts 17/30 : Pirate’s Week!
Posted on October 24, 2012
Every November there is a week where the islands transform into something out of a movie. Pirate’s Week is a fun filled event that brings people from far and wide! Some locals even wear their pirate costumes to work! This year the festival will start on November 8th and finish on November 18th and will be another eleven fun filled days with music, street dances, competitions, games, wonderful local food and drink, kids day, glittering parade, sports events for everyone, Heritage Days, pirate invasion and fireworks galore!
We start our festival with a fantastic steel pan competition and kick-off party and on Friday night the festival goes off with a bang with a spectacular fireworks display that you will not want to miss! With a Pirate Costume competition, crowning of the Festival Queen and the National Song Contest that night there is no better place to be in the Caribbean. On the first Saturday we have a mock ‘pirate invasion’ from the sea! Two old-time sailing vessels, loaded with pirates make a Saturday surprise landing at the bowl-shaped George Town harbour with the pirates capturing the Governor. Thousands of people line the streets to watch the spectacle and its all good-natured fun with a new twist every year. It's the only event of its kind in the Caribbean region.
Cayman Facts 15/30 : Nightlife
Posted on October 15, 2012
There is a variety of options for visitors seeking nightlife entertainment on Grand Cayman. Whether indulging in an ocean side beverage, sipping on martini's in a posh lounge setting, enjoying the game with a bucket of local beer and the big screen, laughing the night away at Cayman's comedy hot spot, or looking for VIP at one of Cayman Hottest Night clubs, there is something for everyone! The smaller islands may not offer as many options, but a cold drink and good company are never far away!
Cayman Facts 14/30 : Stingray City
Posted on October 08, 2012
Southern Atlantic stingrays have been congregating at the Stingray City Sandbar for many years. It started with fisherman cleaning their catch of the day and when the fish guts were thrown overboard the stingrays eventually gathered to feast on the discarded guts. Soon the stingrays associated the sound of a boat engine with food. As this practice turned into a tradition, divers realized that the stingrays could be fed by hand. Today, tour and excursion boats, along with private watercraft, gather at Stingray City in large numbers. Passengers disembark and enter the chest-high water to interact with the stingrays. The boats' proprietors bring along with them pails of chunked-up squid meat, which they dispense by hand to the animals, thus attracting dozens of the creatures to the feeding spot.