When I first heard about KAABOO I was intrigued at the idea of a Caribbean festival designed with a little luxury in mind. A festival in the Cayman Islands billed as an ‘adult escape’, with no need to sacrifice comfort just to hear great music. I’d let Glastonbury Festival pass me by, even though it’s practically on my doorstep, put off by the huge crowds, the rain and the mud. Here was my chance for a festival in the sunshine with art, food and music for all tastes, featuring bands like Duran Duran, Blondie and Brian Adams that I could actually sing along to.
It was good to see local Cayman artizans [sic] and crafts represented at the festival and I stopped by at the 3 Girls and a Kiln stall to admire their pottery and bought a couple of souvenirs to take home. You can find their store in Camana Bay and check where else around the island they sell their colourful pottery on their website.
Even though the festival’s over for this year you can still see a couple of other murals that had been created elsewhere on Grand Cayman by festival artists to help promote KAABOOCayman. If you visit Grand Cayman on holiday, look out for this painted office building by Ian Ross on West Bay Road and the butterfly mural by AmandaLynn near the underpass at Camana Bay.