a week in grand cayman | grand cayman travel tipsWednesday, February 24, 2016
Tyler and I spent February 7 - February 14 in the Cayman Islands. Today I am going to recap our trip for you all! How we got to go on this trip is actually quite a story...
Tyler has a client for work in the Cayman Islands. He went in early December for a week for project kick off. He had to go back for a week in February to close the project. Luckily, my job pretty much allows me to work anywhere that has wifi connection. I was able to get permission to work remotely for the week, so I tagged along on Tyler's work trip! I am truly grateful that my company allowed me to do that, because it gave us a great vacation! We both worked everyday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, so our week in the Cayman Islands was not an all-day beach vacation, but we still had a wonderful time. Since this trip was different that most of our vacations, I'm going to recap it a little differently than my other vacation recaps.
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Where We Stayed
For the last two days of our trip, we moved to an Airbnb. We rented a private room/bath for two nights. The host was great and we really liked moving to a new location as that put as around new beaches and restaurants! I would recommend both of the places we stayed during this trip.
Where We Ate
The food the Cayman Islands is SO good. Below is a list of some of our favorite restaurants from the trip.
1. Yoshi Sushi: My favorite meal from the whole trip. Our food is pictured above and was SO good. If you go early enough, they also have a pretty good happy hour.
2. Sunset House: Tyler's favorite meal from the trip. The whole restaurant is outside on a deck. The restaurant is a part of a hotel, but it is very good. We both recommend the bruschetta. You're right on the water, so if you go on a day when the cruise ships are docked, you can watch them from the deck which is pretty cool! A picture of us there is above.
3. Gelato & Co: Delicious gelato! Gelato & Co. is also in a really cool area called Camana Bay which is a shopping district you can walk around while you eat your gelato.
4. Lone Star Bar & Grill: This is your typical sports bar. Tyler and I watched the Super Bowl here and we had a great time!
5. Breezes By the Bay: This restaurant is located right in Georgetown. If you go during the day, expect the area to busy with people from the cruise ships! They have delicious pizza and you can sit out on a balcony to be in the action. Service was a little slow, but we had a very nice waiter and a great view so we did not mind!
6. Cafe del Sol: We went here for a quick lunch before heading to the airport. They have good sandwiches, coffee, chips, etc.
7. Chicken! Chicken!: Definitely worth a visit if you are in the mood for some quick food. They have really great jerk chicken. Portion sizes are huge. Tyler and I could have easily split a meal and just added one extra side to have enough food for the both of us.
What We Did
1. Seven Mile Beach: This is the most well-known beach on the island. It is the beach that our hotel backed up to. The beach was really nice, and it is definitely worth a day here! If you do not stay at a hotel on this beach, there are public portions of this beach you can go to.
2. Sting Ray City: This is the only excursion we really went on and it was so much fun! A boat will take you out to a sandbar in the middle of the ocean. There are sting rays all around! The story is that fishermen used to go there to clean their fish, so the sting rays started going there for the scraps. Now they stay because tourists like us go out there and feed them haha! Unfortunately, we didn't have a water proof camera so I don't have any pictures of us with the sting rays but it was very fun. We were able to feed the sting rays, hold them, and they placed them on our backs for "back massages". Our excursion also included snorkeling at two different stops.
3. George Town: Walking through downtown George Town definitely needs to be on your list of things to do in the Cayman Islands. There are quite a few shops, restaurants, etc. all around. This is also where the cruise ships dock, so there are tons of people everywhere.
Grand Cayman was truly an amazing place. However, the trip was quite expensive. I'm not sure if Tyler and I would have ever gone there if it were not part of a business trip. (His flight, our hotel, and the rental car were all covered by his work so it helped tremendously with what we paid out of pocket.) If you are looking for a more affordable beach vacation I would highly recommend Punta Cana .
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