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4 posts from February 2012

02/26/2012

Morgan's Harbour

Morgan's Harbour is located in West Bay and is just a short drive away from all our properties on Seven Mile Beach. As you make the 15 minute drive through the West Bay countryside, you will see parrots, roosters, and even an odd stray cow. Once you arrive at Morgan's Harbor, you will experience soft breezes flowing in from the Sound with great views of fishing boats docked at the harbor. This charming experience is worth a visit on your next trip to Grand Cayman.

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There is a lot to do at Morgan's Harbor, including a bird sanctuary that allows you to hold some of Cayman's most exotic birds. This is also where Dolphin Cove is located, which allows you to swim with the dolphins (See #4).

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This is also the location of one of Grand Cayman's most popular restaurants, Calypso Grill. This colorful restaurant is open to the sea breeze for the most peaceful experience on the island. Their fresh seafood is second to none and features specialty dishes such as: Sauteed Sea Bass, Crispy Mango Shrimp, Seafood Linguine, Smoked Salmon, and more, including duck, lamb, and beef.

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So whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch or a fancy dinner, Calypso Grill at Morgan's Harbour has it all. I recommend checking out the bird sanctuary, swimming with the dolphins, and then grabbing lunch all in one stop to the popular Morgan's Harbour.

 

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02/19/2012

It'Sugar!

A fun place to take your kids downtown just opened in Grand Cayman. The worldwide chain, "It'Suger" has opened the doors in downtown Georgetown at Harbour Drive and Fort Street. This location is right by the Royal Watler Terminal. It'sugar features chocolate, candy, and gelato. The It's Sugar motto is:

"A movement dedicated to the single-minded pursuit of everything frivolous, over-indulgent and delightfully naughty. Our mission is to disrupt the white noise of daily life with a bunch of stuff that serves no purpose whatsoever other than to elicit laughter, happiness and child-like euphoria. Rules are made to be broken, rewritten, then broken again-we take great pleasure in great pleasure."

"We believe in: Staying up late, cutting class, the tooth fairy, conspicuous consumption, & asking for forgiveness instead of permission."

This brand new spot in Grand Cayman features hundreds of different kinds of chocolates, candies, and the best gelato on the island. Some of the specially flavored gelato are "Jack Sparrow Rum Raisin", Stracciatella Chocolate Chip, Bacio (Chocolate Hazelnut), Amerena (Black Cherry Swirl), Coconut Rum, and dozens more. Visit their website for more information!!

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In addition to the outstanding sweets, they have a large souvenier shop with Cayman Islands themed shirts, souveniers, and more! 

Next time you are on Grand Cayman, take your kids downtown to It'sugar. They'll think you are "extra sweet" for doing it!

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02/12/2012

When Did Mudslides Turn Into Milkshakes?

Over the years the Cayman Islands have been known for their tasty frozen drink, The Mudslide, that originated at Rum Point. This delicious day-time favorite for tourists consists of vodka, bailey's, and kahlua, blended together with crushed ice. This drink is even topped with kahlua poured down the straw so your first sip has a little extra kick.

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Somewhere along the way, the traditional mudslide disappeared from everywhere but Rum Point. You now see imitation mudslides that are pre-mixed with ice cream and chocolate syrup. Don't be fooled. This is a milkshake, not a mudslide. This is how they are made in America and it's how they are made at far too many places in Grand Cayman now.

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Do yourself a favor and head to Rum Point for an afternoon and order "The Original Mudslide". You will love your decision, but you better make sure you have a driver if you plan to drink more than one, because these tasty drinks are potent. Oh, and if you have kids, don't bother ordering a virgin mudslide, because at Rum Point, cups of ice are free!!

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02/05/2012

Royal Palms

One of the more popular spots in Grand Cayman is located right in the heart of Seven Mile Beach. The Royal Palms has something for everyone and is centrally located so it is walkable from most of our properties. It can be accessed from the beach or from the road. Whether you are looking for a spot to stop and grab a drink while walking down the beach (I recommend the "Nutty Banana") or a late night place for music and dancing, the Royal Palms has it all.

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***The dirty nutty banana. Yum.

During the day, Royal Palms has a water activities stand set up that allows you to parasail, kayak, paddleboard, jet ski, and more. They also have a large number of beach chairs where you can lay and catch some rays. The beach is sandy and a perfect place for kids to swim. In addition to that, the bar is a full service bar with a grill for lunch. 

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At night, the Royal Palms beach bar converts to one of the hottest hang out spots for locals and tourists alike to go listen to a live band. The atmosphere is very relaxed as it is an out door beach bar, but that doesn't make it any less fun. Wednesday nights are industry night with a DJ and typically it gets very crowded, which makes it a fun night to go. Also, they have added a "rehab" (take off of rehab in Vegas) on Sundays by their new pool. I've not been to Rehab yet, but have heard it is quite popular. While on the island you will want to find out the exact schedule for the week as it can vary seasonally.

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Finally, on the same property is a very nice restaurant, Reef Grill, that is reasonably priced and features gas-fired pizza and seafood. The Royal Palms could be a nice night out because you can walk there, have a nice dinner, and then move out to the dance floor for drinks and music, then walk home. 

The best part about the Royal Palms Beach Bar is their philosophy of "no shirt, no shoes, no problem." After all, what would the Cayman Islands be without being laid back? Enjoy.

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