Cayman Islands

The New Caribbean Kimpton Hotel Has a Name and an Opening Date

 Major new project  By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Kimpton Hotels has announced a November 2016 opening date for Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. It will be the San Francisco-based brand’s first hotel outside the …

Savoring Seven Mile Beach at the Westin Grand Cayman

 By Alexander Britell Photos by Guy Britton GRAND CAYMAN — The sand. How soft it is when you step into the water. The waves are calm. The water is warm. There are turtles and manta rays right there near the …

New Flights from Cayman Brac to Cuba

 A new gateway By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Airways has announced plans to launch flights between Cayman Brac and Holguin, Cuba. The flights will launch on Nov. 28, operating once weekly on Saturdays. Cayman Airways Express will provide connecting …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new condo-hotel project is coming to the Bodden Town area of Grand Cayman. The project comes as a result of an agreement between the government of the Cayman Islands and Beach Bay Land …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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. …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …