Cayman Islands


This Is the Caribbean’s Best Small Airport

 By Alexander Britell There’s not enough air conditioning. There’s no Wi-Fi. Or there’s nowhere to eat once you go through security. Or there is somewhere to eat, but it’s overpriced and, well, terrible. Or the airport staff are unnecessarily rude. These are ... [ Read More ]


The Best Culinary Tour in the Cayman Islands

 On a small island teeming with high-quality restaurants, finding a good meal isn’t hard. But on one as pricey as Grand Cayman (the only Caribbean territory with a dollar worth more than the U.S. dollar) finding a good meal at ... [ Read More ]


Grand Cayman’s Flip Flop Tree

 A flip-flop tree grows in Cayman By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It started with just one flip-flop. But now there are hundreds, joined by assorted sneakers, slippers and even flippers, nailed to a casuarina tree bordering the coastal road that ... [ Read More ]



 A remarkable Caribbean hotel By Alexander Britell GRAND CAYMAN — My fiancée told me to look at the ground. No, I hadn’t dropped anything. She was pointing to the carpet. Because the carpet – the carpets – at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman ... [ Read More ]


 A different kind of island, a different kind of people By Alexander Britell CAYMAN BRAC — There is a large corner of the Cayman Brac Museum dedicated to ’32. That was the year that everything changed, when the great storm ... [ Read More ]

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 A big new airport project in Grand Cayman  By Alexander Britell GRAND CAYMAN — The Cayman Islands will soon have a major new airport terminal in Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands officially broke ground Thursday on a $55 million terminal expansion project ... [ Read More ]


 We don’t write about vodka often in these pages — with good reason. But this is an exception. That’s because the Caribbean product we tried this week is rather unique. And it’s also the best vodka made in the Caribbean. ... [ Read More ]


 YOU MIGHT pass by it on the way home, or rush by on your way to the beach after arrival. But hidden in plain sight at Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International is a rather good coffee bar called the Brew Hut. ... [ Read More ]

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 Cayman Airways’ sweet touch By Alexander Britell Air travel isn’t getting better these days. Seats are narrower, service often an afterthought, especially on the big carriers.  But one airline has figured out that it’s the little things that make a ... [ Read More ]


 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Katrina, who sent in this photo from one of the highest points on Grand Cayman. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin is congratulating United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron on his party’s re-election. In a statement, he said it was “not without relief that we have ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Rainbow’s End By the Caribbean Journal staff Living on the beach. It’s one of the great Caribbean fantasies. But there are beachfront properties and there are beachfront properties. This is the latter. The latest Caribbean Home heads to the ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff One Caribbean island is about to get a whole lot cooler. A new project called Cayman Ice Palace is set to break ground soon in Grand Cayman. The project ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Cayman Islands By the Caribbean Journal The Cayman Islands just set a record for tourist arrivals. The territory received 45,467 stayover visitors in March, the largest number of stayover visitors arriving to the island one month in its ... [ Read More ]


 Above: “Hell” in Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands’ Tourism Attraction Board has completed substantial upgrading work at the famous “Hell” attraction in West Bay. The renovation projects included a reduced traffic island, improved landscaping and ... [ Read More ]


 Above; a rendering of the Gran Palazzo project By the Caribbean Journal staff A $200 million condominium project has broken ground in Grand Cayman. The Gran Palazzo project, the brainchild of Caymanian developer Lewis Ebanks, is located on North Sound ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Grand Cayman By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is ramping up its regional service, adding a wave of new routes to the Caribbean region, the carrier announced this week. The new flights include a new Caribbean destination: Barranquilla, Colombia, ... [ Read More ]


 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Janis Cowan, who sent in this beautiful shot of the lovely Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with ... [ Read More ]