A Star is Born: Monyque Brooks, Miss Cayman Islands 2016

Poised, graceful and passionate of the arts, culture and Caymanian heritage are the qualities that separated the reigning Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks from the other contestants and ultimately won her the crown in January, along with titles ‘Best in Gown’, ‘Best Smile’ and ‘Miss Photogenic’. Monyque was enthralled in music and dance as a…

Creative Kids’ Party Loot Bags + Favours

Party bags are a great way to send your little one’s friends home with a token gift of the birthday fun they had. Traditionally, party bags are filled with candies, chocolates and other sweets as well as small, inexpensive plastic toys that usually get lost or break within a day or two. But takeaway birthday…

So You Want to be a Freelance Writer

When I first began freelance writing five years ago I never imagined all of the opportunities that would come my way. I was fortunate enough at the time that the nature of my day job required me to write for the Cayman Airways in-flight magazine, Skies. Years later, I moved on to a marketing role…

Chersonese: A Celebration of Angles

Latin for ‘peninsula’, Chersonese sits perched on the edge of a natural headland along the North Sound of Grand Cayman. A modern and inviting home, it was aptly named for its exceptional position along a shallow seaway surrounded by red mangroves.

High Seas Fun: Cayman Brac Jackpot

Deep-sea fishing is one of the most celebrated sports in the Cayman Islands. The call of the sea is second nature to Caymanian fishermen who, for centuries, supported their families with a life built on seafaring, turtling and shipbuilding. Every year, a legion of men – and women and kids – take to the high…

Date Night Ideas in Cayman for New Moms and Dads

Sleepless nights, endless dirty diapers, heaping piles of laundry and a fussy baby can make it hard to find the time or energy for a date night as new parents. Having a bit of “adult time” however allows moms and dads – first-timers and the experienced – a moment to reconnect and keep the spark…

Leaning In: Riding with Cayman Segway Tours

One of the most exciting – and convenient – ways to explore Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach is by hopping on an agile Segway Personal Transporter (PT). Exploring the island by Segway is a novel idea when it comes to tours in the Cayman Islands, where tours are predominantly operated via boat or bus with…

Mission Blue: CCMI Preserves Cayman’s Coral Reefs for Future Generations

Nestled on the tranquil and unhurried island of Little Cayman is the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI), a research centre that has been dedicated to studying coral and underwater wildlife for almost 20 years. Founded in 1998, the non-profit organisation is housed within the Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC), a cheerful yellow beach lodge that…

Captain Marvin: The Grandfather of Stingray City

The Stingray City sandbar is Cayman’s most popular attraction. It’s the ultimate petting experience with southern stingrays flocking towards visitors that offer them bits of squid and fish. What many don’t know, is this phenomenon was created by chance. After a day of trawling, local fishermen would congregate at the sandbar to clean their daily…

Art Scene in the Cayman Islands

Artists and art enthusiasts in the Cayman Islands regularly meander through conventional galleries like the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Sandon Feat Gallery and the Kennedy Gallery, where they enjoy exquisite prints and paintings, contemporary sculptures, striking photography and provocative abstract work. But the visual arts can also be enjoyed at quaint cafés, corner…

Captain Bob Soto: The Father of Diving

The late Captain Roberto “Bob” Mark Bodden Soto, often referred to as the Caribbean’s Father of Diving, is one of the most highly regarded pioneers of leisure diving in the Cayman Islands. During his long and full life, his love for diving and watersports was evident through his works as a seaman, ship captain and…

Being Green is a Way of Life, Even for Local Restaurants

Businesses across the Cayman Islands are actively recycling to reduce their environmental footprint. This is becoming more evident in the kitchens of several restaurants and food service providers that are choosing to replace conventional packaging containers with biodegradable alternatives, reuse food in ways that reduce waste and even repurpose discarded items. Reusing + Repurposing The eco-conscious…