By Anna Wootton
Summer officially starts tomorrow and that means it’s time to dust off our summer bucket list as a reminder of how many ways there are to have fun at Camana Bay. Send us your suggestions if you think we’ve missed something! Comment on our Facebook or Instagram pages – or email [email protected]
- Try every flavour at Gelato & Co.
Cool off and step outside your comfort zone by trying something other than your favourite flavour. Make sure to ask about the locally inspired flavours, made with fresh fruits from local farmers, get indulgent with flavours such as salted caramel or cookie dough topped with the gelateria’s own take on Nutella, or enjoy the eatery’s stevia-sweetened dark chocolate sorbetto without the guilt.
2. Walk across the Rise, our ‘sea-to-sound’ pedestrian overpass
Take the 15-minute walk from Camana Bay straight to West Bay Road to enjoy beautiful Seven Mile Beach. When you reach the top you can take in the beautiful view of the Paseo at Camana Bay. Share your photos of the sights with us on social media. The walk is the ideal Grand Cayman excursion as it allows views of the Seven Mile strip and the chance to experience both the North Sound at the Camana Bay Harbour and the pristine sands of Seven Mile Beach.
3. Enjoy a movie marathon at Camana Bay Cinema
One of the many relaxing excursions in Grand Cayman would be to watch a movie in every option Camana Bay Cinema has to offer, from the traditional seats, to a 3D movie, to the VIP movie theatre with luxury reclining seats and the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. How many movies can you squeeze into one day? For our list of the nine can’t-miss summer blockbusters to hit the screen this year, click here.
4. Experience Sunday brunch
Everyone’s list of Grand Cayman excursions includes Sunday brunch – an island tradition. Whether it be endless food, bubbles, or both, choose from some of the best brunches on island at KARoo, Agua, Aroma, Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar and Pani Indian Kitchen, all located on the waterfront in Camana Bay. KARoo offers an all-you-can-eat BBQ at an unbeatable price, while Mizu wows with its dim sum brunch. Agua presents a family-style brunch experience with a menu that varies weekly, Aroma offers a Parisian-style buffet and Pani brings the flavours of India to your plate in one delicious brunch buffet. For more on the brunch options in Camana Bay click here, or to make a reservation, contact Mizu, Aroma, Pani, KARoo or Agua directly.
5. Read on an island hammock
No visit to the Caribbean is complete without some time spent reading in a hammock underneath a swaying palm tree. Grab a book or magazine from Books & Books and enjoy the breezes off the North Sound. Can you read an entire book in one sitting?
6. Treat yourself!
Relaxing should be at the centre of your Grand Cayman experience. Moms, leave your kids with Dad while they play in the Crescent fountain while you relax at Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa. Enjoy a relaxing day to yourselves or steal a few hours to shop and enjoy a meal by dropping the little ones off at Starfish Village, which offers an exciting and engaging supervised play programme for children.
7. Explore different culinary cultures
Visit Camana Bay for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the variety of cultural restaurants. From pan-Asian cuisine to farm-to-table Caribbean dishes to French bistro and pastry favourites to Italian sweets to Italian-American comfort food to tapas to healthy vegan fare, you can have a taste of a little bit of everything here. Pick up fresh juices and smoothies at numerous places throughout the Town Centre and stop by an organic deli for a made-to-order sandwich or salad.
8. Challenge a friend to chess at West Indies Wine Company
See how good your chess game is after a taste or two from Camana Bay’s own tasting room, West Indies Wine Company, featuring over 80 wines on tap. Alfresco seating features free chess sets for use and staff are always ready to offer recommendations on wine picks. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy a wine tasting with West Indies Wine Company’s sommeliers while your children challenge each other’s chess skills!
About the author
Anna Wootton is the Digital Marketing & PR Manager for Dart’s real estate companies and assets, including Dart Real Estate, Provenance Properties, Camana Bay and The Residences at Seafire. Born in the Cayman Islands, with British heritage and a Canadian passport, Anna is multinational with a Caymankind heart. Anna has a background in journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from University of British Columbia. She has worked in Camana Bay for the past 5 years and can be found at an afternoon Ryde class or getting her paint on at 3 Girls & A Kiln.