4 posts categorized "Music"


Caribbean Beach BBQ at Kaibo

Looking for something a unique Cayman Islands dining experience? Every Tuesday night from 6:00-9:00, Kaibo has a Caribbean BBQ party. For just $25, it is an all you can eat buffet, featuring island style BBQ chicken, Cayman style fish, spicy jerk pork, Cayman oxtail, Caribbean potato salad, rice & beans, corn on the cob, house salads, Caribbean pasta salad, fresh baked cookies and Cayman Tortuga rum cake. There are also 2 for 1 Rum Punch and beer bucket specials. Maybe even better than the food is the live local band. They play a mix of Reggae and Caymanian local music and it is quite impressive with people dancing (lots of families with kids) and even a limbo stick down by the water. Since it starts at 6:00pm, I recommend getting there early to get the freshest of the food. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, Caymanian style right on the ocean!





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Elements Night Club

After a fun day on the beach enjoying the sun and a great dinner at any of the great Grand Cayman restaurants, some people like to head back to the condo to go to bed. However, people that are fans of nightlife will want to head out for music, drinks, and dancing. One of the best spots for this is Elements Nightclub located in the Strand Centre right on Seven Mile Beach.


Elements features numerous nightly specials that vary throughout the year. You would want to check out the different nights you are there to see if they are still the same. Currently, Thursday nights see all women get in for free (no cover) and also drink their stoli featured cocktail for free all night. Can't beat that, right ladies? Friday nights feature, The Takeover, with Selecta Renegade & DJ Von, the best DJs the island has to offer. On Fridays the doors open at 9:00 PM, with no cover charge until 10:00. Saturday nights features a $15 all you can drink special from 9:00-10:00.

Elements is located on the second floor of the building. The first floor has a place called The Living Room, which is much more low key. It does have live bands sometimes and is a nice place to stop before going upstairs. There is also a place to grab late night food on the first floor called The Kitchen. There is no inside, but there is a window to walk up to and order jerk chicken, wraps, sandwiches, and more.



If you are looking for good night life on the Island, I highly recommend Elements at 22 Canal Point at the Strand. In future blog postings, I plan to talk about other night life opportunities so keep your eyes open.

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Batabano Festival

If you ever make it down to Grand Cayman during early May, you might want to check out the Batabano Festival. In 1983 the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman launched a festival, which is a salute to Cayman's turtling heritage. The word batabano actually refers to the tracks in the sand by sea turtles as they crawl onto the beach to nest. The legend says that finding these tracks is a reason to celebrate. 

This carnival is a celebration unlike any other seen on the island. It includes a wide range of music, dance and pageantry, all while showing off colorful and extravagant costumes.






While on the island last week, I took in the parade on May 7th. I was blown away by what I saw. People lined the streets for miles from Camana Bay all the way through downtown Georgetown. The parade included hundreds of wild masqueraders dancing for the crowd along West Bay Road. The music was loud! The costumes were scandalous! The actions were not suitable for children. This was a parade unlike any I had ever seen before. 

The parade started promptly at 3:00 PM (ok ok....who are we kidding? This is Cayman time-it was more like 3:09) and included stilt walkers, extravagant costumes, and people of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds to flaunt their bodies and throw away their worries for an hour. 

CLICK HERE FOR: Batabano Parade Video #1

CLICK HERE FOR: Batabano Parade Video #2

If you happen to be on the island during this festival, I recommend checking out the parade, but you better hide the children. If they want to take part, there is a children's parade one week later to conclude Batabano that would be more suitable for their eyes. 


Barefoot Man

One of Grand Cayman's most notable people is known simply as "Barefoot". George Nowak and his band have been performing at various island sites for 25 years. Amazingly, he arrived on the island in 1971, when he showed up with his guitar and one bag. He was once quoted as saying, "Anywhere there's a coconut tree and sunshine, that's where you'll find me." He was coined the nickname Barefoot Man by the locals because he performed with no shoes on. Interestingly enough, that name has helped his popularity tremendously, as he noted, "Can you imagine anyone on the island saying, "Let's go see George Nowak?" 

The Barefoot Man performance features a reggae band that is based on comedic satires often about current events, including songs such as "Tiger in the Woods" and "OK OJ-Where Did You Leave Your DNA". The island sound of his music makes his songs very popular for tourists trying to get a flavor for the island culture. Some of his more popular songs are "You Jamacian Me Crazy", "Time Flies When You're Having Rum", "Son of a Beach", and "Hot, Hot, Hot.". The music often is provocative, funny, and always entertaining. 

Barefoot Man

You can find the Barefoot man on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Reef Resort on the East End. It's about a 40 minute drive from Seven Mile Beach so you would need a rental car to see him, but if you are looking for some evening entertainment, it would be a great way to spend a night. For samples of his music, you can find 83 songs by searching the itunes library or you can find several videos by searching "Barefoot Man" on YouTube. To find out more information about one of Grand Cayman's finest, visit his website:

Barefoot Man Website