Grand Cayman: A Guide to Local Favorites

Smiths Cove Grand Cayman

This is a guest post by Catherine, who runs The Squirrel Machine blog. Now that the temperatures have reached single digits in New York City, it is just about that time of year when I seek refuge and much needed relaxation in the warmer climates of Grand Cayman Island. Although, I have been vacationing in Grand Cayman for years, I have yet to grow wary of the island’s picturesque beaches and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean wrap up

Another week, another Caribbean wrap up. This week you'll find stories about Cuban Rum, time lapse video of St. John, what to do if you find yourself bored on Little Cayman, and much more. Let's get to it shall we! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Havana Club Daiquiri: Check out this video from Havana Club. It may inspire you to mix up a frozen Daiquiri. - Story by 5 Things To Do … [Read more...]

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort Set to Undergo Major Room Renovations

Grand Cayman Marriott Resort

Making paradise even more luxurious and comfortable may be a difficult task, but the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is up for the challenge with its four-month renovation now in the works. The Grand Cayman resort expects the remodel project, which will focus on guest rooms, to continue until Nov. 3, 2013. During the enhancement process, the Cayman resort will stay open as usual, and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Beers – Remember The Islands By Taking A Drink

Caribbean beers

Yes the Caribbean is famous for its rum, and deservedly so, but sometimes there's nothing like an ice-cold refreshing beer to beat back the tropical heat. The islands aren't known for their beers, in fact I've heard plenty of people complain about how all the beers in the Caribbean are light, tasteless and indistinguishable from each other. I can see how some people would say this, but I also … [Read more...]

Best Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in the Caribbean

best Caribbean diving

This is a guest post from Angie Picardo, a writer at If you are planning on going to the Caribbean, scuba diving and snorkeling is a must. Diving the underwater world of the Caribbean is a phenomenal way to experience the islands. Let's look at some of the more magnificent reefs and islands suited to explore the underwater world. From huge holes in the ocean floor, to massive … [Read more...]

Where Should I Go In The Caribbean?

Caribbean vacation tips

This little Caribbean travel blog is over three and half years old now. In that time I've received countless emails from readers that share the same passion. Many of them have questions about the island, rum and why I point in all my photos. After awhile you begin to see trends and what people really want to know. I would say the most common question I get asked is... What Caribbean island should … [Read more...]

ISLANDS Magazine Readers’ Choice: Best of the Caribbean

Best Caribbean Golf

Let's pretend you have unlimited funds, unlimited vacation time and you want the make the Caribbean your oyster. Your goal is to do the best and see the best the islands have to offer. Well the people of ISLANDS Magazine have put together a Reader's Choice list giving you the "Best of " Caribbean. Over 17,000 seasoned Caribbean travelers weighed in on the best the islands have to offer. Best … [Read more...]

Cayman Lemonade – Boat Drink Recipes

Cayman Lemonade

  After one sip, you'll be hooked like a tuna. Quick confession, this Boat Drink has no rum in it. I think I just heard a few hundred of you curse at me. This week's Boat Drink recipe is called the Cayman Lemonade, and yes it is rum free. While this might be a sin, I do like to keep an open mind and try new things. Cayman Lemonade is a refreshing mixture of Vodka, Triple Sec, Peach … [Read more...]

The Cayman Sunset: Boat Drink Recipes

Cayman Sunset Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll find magic on the sand of Seven Mile Beach. Each trip to the Caribbean has its own unique theme. Maybe it's a running joke with friends, a Buffett song you played 7 times a day while relaxing on the beach, or maybe it's a poolside cocktail that jumped off the menu and assaulted your sobriety. These themes are memories that last forever. Years after you've returned from … [Read more...]

Hi Tide – Sounds From The Cayman Islands

Hi Tide

I'm sitting in front of my monitor, hammering away at the keyboard with No Shoes Radio streaming its ear candy through the speakers. When all the sudden a song catches by attention and causes an, "Wow, what is this." moment. I click over to the NSR window to see a group by the name of Hi Tide singing an amazing cover of Bob Marley's Stir It Up. I had to find out more. With a little Google … [Read more...]

Helpless Against the Pull Of The Sea – Photo Friday

With Caribbean waters radiating vivid blues, not man, nor women, nor palm tree can resist the allure of a plunge. The sand and sea of Seven Mile Beach on the island of Grand Cayman has that effect on most. Tugging and grabbing at you, seducing you with its stunning looks and soothing touch. Who are we to resist. Not me. True, this palm might have started life on a crooked path, perhaps blown … [Read more...]