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Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

Margaritaville Cayman has been serving up a giant order of fun since it opened in September 2006, only steps away from the tender pier in the heart of bustling Georgetown. Open Mondays to Saturdays, it’s the place to catch some rays on the rooftop pool deck, jam to Jimmy’s hits and Caribbean classics, or to simply relax and enjoy the laid back fun-in-the-sun island lifestyle.

George Town , Grand Cayman

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Hard Rock Cafe

Located in a picturesque harbor, the Hard Rock Cafe Cayman Islands is renowned for it's classic interior and classy merchandise designs. As you enter, be sure to look up - a pristine pink 1960 Cadillac hangs in the dining room and sets the tone for good times - American style. So kick back and listen to a local band on Friday or Saturday night and grab a bite of rock 'n' roll island fare right here in the heart of paradise!

43 South Church Street George Town , Grand Cayman , 345-945-2020

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Paradise Seaside Grill

Located in the heart of George Town just a short 5 minute walk from the cruise terminal, you will find Paradise Restaurant and Watersports, where you can experience some of the world’s best shore diving and snorkeling.

96 South Church St. , Western Caribbean , 345-945-1444

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Copper Falls

, 345-945-4755

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South Coast Bar & Grill

South Coast Bar is a great place for drinks, food, music, and atmosphere. We host karaoke every Thursday and Saturday Come out and sing with Cayman's own Elvis! Our outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and have a great time. We look forward to serving you at the South Coast Bar & Grill!

2054 Breakers Bodden town , Grand Cayman , 3459165019

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Royal Palms Beach Bar

The Royal Palms Beach is located in the heart of beautiful 7 mile beach. Don't waste your valuable time in traffic. We are the closest and best beach property. We offer a contemporary affordable menu, fresh water showers, clean washrooms, a safe environment. Water sports are available on the property.The beer is cold, the service is friendly and the view is sensational. We hope you stop by.

537 West Bay Rd. Seven Mile Beach , Grand Cayman , 345-945-6358

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Jun 08, 2011
Royall palms was the perfect to place for our family in grand cayman. it had all the facilities we were looking for. highly recommend it. we will go back there next time.

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Hammer Heads Bar & Grill

Hammer heads Bar & Grill

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Club House Sports Bar & Grill

Club House is Seven Mile Beach’s newest and largest sports bar. Club House offers everything you’d expect from a sports menu – amazing wings, burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches plus much more – stirfrys, salads, and simple breakfast served all day. Covered in beautiful flat screens, Club House is your Seven Mile Beach home for sports.

, 345-947-3456

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Kaibo Restaurant, Beach Bar, Marina

Kaibo restaurant • beach bar • marina, located on a palm fronded white sand beach, is synonymous with barefoot escapism and romantic dining. The drive is scenic, but it’s even better to come by boat and dock at the marina. Kaibo’s water taxi is reasonably priced at $25 a head to get you from 7MB to northside quickly.

, +1 345 9479975

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La Doce Vita Restaurant-Barolo& CO.

The renowed Italian Chef Ercole Musso, has now opened his new signature restaurant on the waterfront. At the center of the restaurant you will find the traditional Italian brick oven where the flower of vegetables are awakened by the pizzaiolo. Dine in the elegant dining room or out on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea. With afforbadle prices, good food it is a place not to miss

147 North Church street george town , 345 946 7678

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Apr 04, 2012
The best Italian food on the Island!

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Casanova Restaurant

Casanova Restaurant has been a mainstay on Grand Cayman for more than 15 years. Owner and Operator, Tony, has been serving authentic Italian dishes to both locals and tourists alike. Walk into Casanova Restaurant and wander into an Italian Piazza where the food delights your soul and the atmosphere is welcoming. The setting is perfect and the atmosphere is what you expect from Casanova Restaurant.

65 North Church Street George Town , 345-949-7633

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Jul 20, 2011
Who would of thought you could have an authentic Italian meal in Grand cayman overlooking the ocean. what a meal, and what a view. the service and atmosphere were great!

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Tiki Beach

You've just hit the beach and you hear music carried by the gentle ocean breeze. Follow it down and you've found your Caribbean paradise at brand new ocean side restaurant and bar, Tiki Beach. Featuring classic Tropical Island Grill cuisine and signature drinks from all over the Caribbean, relax and enjoy the island state of mind by the water's edge or in on of our private Cabanas. Or if you are feeling adventurous, you can take advantage of our enqualled watersport and beach recreation facilities. Whatever course you have charted, our Tiki crew will help you make memories with family and friends that last a lifetime. Isn't it time you discovered paradise? then set your compass for Tiki Beach!

, 345 925 4887

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Breezes by the Bay

What a spectacular View! Every one of our seats looks out towards the beautiful, blue, Caribbean Sea. With two floors of wrap-around balconies and a view from South Sound to Seven Mile Beach, it is the ideal waterfront setting for both tourists and locals alike.

, 345-943-8439

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Thai House Restaurant

Come join us! We are waiting to serve you authentic Thai food made from the freshest ingredients.

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Jul 20, 2011
great thai food!

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Guy Harvey Restaurant

Our restaurant features a selection of popular West Indies and French entrees served in a comfortable setting overlooking George Town picturesque harbor. The decor is accented by an exclusive collection of artwork from renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey, the atmosphere is as spectacular as the cuisine. Guy is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and the sea.

Grand Cayman , 345-946-9000

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Jul 31, 2012
Great place to eat. right around the corner form the ship. great food, great service. We really enjoyed this place for lunch when we visited grand cayman last week. Thanks cruiseportconnection for a truly great connection!

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Lobster Pot

Stop by for a cocktail in our Wine Bar or sample one of our many wines by the glass while you watch the waterfront sunset. Enjoy lunch and dinner featuring Caribbean Continental specialties, where every table overlooks the sea.

245 North Church Street George Town , Grand Cayman , 345-949-2736

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Paradise Seaside Grill

Located in the heart of George Town just a short 5 minute walk from the cruise terminal, you will find Paradise Restaurant and Watersports, where you can experience some of the world’s best shore diving and snorkeling.

96 South Church St. , 916-4066

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Grand Cayman has so many great restaurants. Most of them are going to be right next to the cruise terminal where the tenders will drop of you when you arrive in Grand cayman. the port and shopping are downtown cayman has a Margaritavile restaurant a Hard Rock cafe and a great Italian restaurant called Casanova.If you are looking for a simple snack maybe you will try one of the local favorite Jamaican patties that are sold at small stands around town.

May 02, 2012

So many restaurants and so little time. if your are looking for a great lunch with a view. try Casanova. it is an authentic Italien restaurant right by the port. great service and the food taste like you are in Italy.

Oct 11, 2010

i found a cool coffee shop just one block form the dock that has free internet and really good muffins.

Aug 21, 2010

The Thai house restaurant seves excellent thai food with great service

Jul 21, 2010

There s a cool restaurant by the pier called Hammerheads. Great place to have lunch and a few drinks.

Jun 13, 2010
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Info on Grand Cayman

General Information on the island of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 

Geography
The three Cayman Islands comprise Grand Cayman, largest and most populous, plus the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, about 89 miles east-north-east of Grand Cayman and separated from each other by a channel about seven miles wide. Total land mass of all three islands is 100sq miles.
Grand Cayman is 76sq miles, being 22 miles long and eight miles at its widest point with a maximum elevation at East End of 60ft.

Cayman Brac is 14sq miles, being 12 miles long and just over a mile wide. It has the most dramatic scenery with a majestic bluff running the length of the island, including many mysterious caves.

Little Cayman is 10sq miles, being only 10 miles long and a mile wide, but has a world famous dive site and nature reserve.

The three islands are limestone outcroppings - the tops of a submarine mountain range called the Cayman Ridge, which extends west-south-west on the Sierra Maestra range off the south-east part of Cuba to the Misteriosa Bank near Belize.

The islands lack rivers or streams because of the porous nature of the limestone rock. This lack of run-off gives the surrounding Caribbean Sea exceptional visibility, often over 120 ft.

Between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica lies the deepest part of the Caribbean, the Cayman Trough, which is over four miles deep. South of Cayman is the Bartlett Deep where depths of over 18,000ft. have been recorded.

All three islands are surrounded by healthy coral reefs which lie at the top of dramatic walls and drop-offs close to shore, creating ideal conditions for diving and sportfishing.

Cruise ship passengers land at either the North or South dock terminals, both at the centre of the George Town shopping district.A taxi stand is located at both terminals.

In the event of rough seas on the west coast, ships use the alternate anchorage at Spotts Bay on the south coast of Grand Cayman, about a 15-minute taxi ride from George Town. Seven Mile Beach is three miles from the George Town cruise ship terminals.

 

Introduction to Grand Cayman tours


Scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, beaches, shopping, good food, relaxation and financial investing are the main attractions of the Cayman Islands. If you are interested primarily in water sports, beautiful beaches and exploring duty-free stores, you'll enjoy the Caymans.

Overview
Though most travelers know the Caymans as a premier scuba-diving destination, they actually have several different identities. What you see depends on what you're looking for.

Cruise-ship passengers go to Grand Cayman as a stopover with a long and beautiful beach, lots of water sports and a bustling city.

George Town - full of duty-free shops, galleries and lots of cellphonet-toting offshore bankers.
Get-away-from-it-all vacationers look away from the hubbub of Grand Cayman and go to see the two "sister islands" of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - places where there are only about four activities and one of them is sleeping.
And, of course, divers and snorkelers look to the ocean, where they find some of the best underwater scenery in the world - huge coral formations, steep drop-offs, excellent visibility, lots of sealife.

No matter what kind of traveler you are, you'll likely find the Caymans a stress-free place to visit. Crime is relatively rare. Islanders are friendly, speak English and enjoy the highest standard of living in the Caribbean. And the beaches are wide, sandy and fringed with palm trees.

Columbus discovered the islands in 1503, naming them Las Tortugas because their only inhabitants were turtles. By mid-1500s they were known as the Caymanas, the Carib Indian word for crocodile.
They were frequently visited by ships, including pirates, in the 1500s and 1600s but the first settlers didn't arrive until 1655 - deserters from Oliver Cromwell's army that was then capturing Jamaica. Later arrivals were also from the British Isles - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Slaves of African descent also played a role in the islands' development, though the Caymans never became rich plantation isles like others in the Caribbean. The slaves were emancipated in 1834 after which some escaped slaves from other New World areas settled on the islands.

Today, tourism is a large factor in the economy of the Caymans. More than half a million people visit each year - 80% are from the U.S. and Canada but lately more Europeans.
The other big business is finance - the Caymans are among the favorite offshore banking locales in the world. Over 500 banks are based there, holding over US$463billion in assets.

On paper, there are about 34,000 registered companies who take advantage of the favorable tax status offered by the islands. The government opened a stock exchange in 1997. The Caymans remain a British Crown Colony, with a governor appointed by the British monarch, though the islands retain a largely autonomous legislature.

Most Caymanians live on Grand Cayman, the largest island, which is 480miles/770km south of Miami and 180miles/290km north-west of Jamaica.
The two smaller islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, have very little development and small populations. Often referred to as the 'sister islands' they are grouped together with the closest, Little Cayman, lying 70miles/110km north-east of Grand Cayman.

Facts At A Glance
Official Name: Cayman Islands.
Capital: George Town, Grand Cayman.
Population: 37,700.
Language: English.
Climate: Tropical, semi-arid.
Economy: Banking, tourism.
Government: British Crown Colony.
Religion: Protestant, Roman Catholic.
Currency: Cayman Dollar (CI$). 100 cents = 1 CI$. U.S. dollars, major credit cards and travelers cheques widely accepted.
Time Zone: Eastern; 5 hours behind GMT. Daylight Saving Time is not observed.
Telecommunications: Excellent. Area code is 345. No city code needed.
Electricity: 110 volts, 60 cycles AC.
Airport Departure Tax; Yes

Best Time to Grand Cayman


East winds moderate temperatures, making the climate pleasant year round. Average daytime temperatures range from the mid 70s to mid 80sF/23-30C but climb into the low 90sF/32-35C on occasion during the summer months.
Rain falls primarily during hurricane season (July-November). The wettest months are September-November. The best diving conditions are in the summer (warmest water, best visibility and calmest seas). No matter when you go, a sweater may be needed in the evenings, or a windbreaker for boat trips.

Random stuff
Grand Cayman is reputed to be the world's greatest offshore financial centre with more than 690 licensed banks. Only eight of them are retail banks providing standard check and savings accounts.

It claims to be not only the birthplace of modern scuba diving but also to have the most fantastic spots to pick from with over 200 sites and dive depths down to 120ft with remarkably clear visibility.

It has the world's only commercial green sea farm where giant turtles and terrapins are bred.

It has one of the most varied populations in the people-rich Caribbean. About a third of its 34,000 residents were born in 113 different countries and its workforce represents 78 nations, mainly the USA, UK and Canada.
The Wreck of the Ten Sails Monument - at East End on Grand Cayman - honors those Caymanians who saved the lives of British sailors who ran aground on the reef. For their bravery, King George granted the Caymans tax-free status forever.

It is estimated that each stingray at Stingray City is worth about $250,000 to the local economy.

There are more than two dozen kinds of orchids growing in the Caymans, including five found nowhere else in the world. Some are reportedly so small they can't been seen without a magnifying glass.

The Cayman parrot and the endangered blue iguana are unique to the islands. An iguana breeding program has been initiated by the Cayman Islands National Trust, which is having a positive effect. The population of green sea turtles has also risen thanks to the success of the turtle-breeding farm.
The Caymans currently have the most severe penalties for cruise-ship pollution in the Caribbean - up to US$500,000.

Each October, the Caymans celebrate Pirates Week, in honor of the nation's folk heritage. Best part of it is the Pirate's Landing, which kicks off the festivities. Boats cruise the harbor flinging water balloons at each other. On shore, pirates capture the governor and lead a parade through the streets of George Town.
Another big event on the islands is Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament, held at the end of April. It attracts anglers looking for blue marlin, blackfin tuna, yellowfin and other sport fish. Prizes include US$250,000 for the biggest Atlantic Blue Marlin. Biggest yet caught weighed 584 lbs/265 kg).

Public Holidays: New Year's Day (1 Jan), Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Discovery Day (third Monday in May), Queen's Birthday (first Monday after 15 Jun), Constitution Day (first Monday in July), Christmas Day (25 Dec) and Boxing Day (26 Dec).
Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN

Overview
Center of the Caymans' tourism industry and home to the major travel attractions, the Grand Cayman capital, George Town (pop. 14,000), is the hub of the islands and the main business center. Ample duty-free stores and souvenir shops.
You don't see the steel-and-glass skyscrapers found in many of the world's financial centers because there is a height restriction of five storeys. But you do see plenty of modern buildings, with a few vintage structures sprinkled in between.

Grand Cayman Restaurants
The choices for food are plentiful in George Town - more than 60 restaurants and snack bars offer everything from elegant fine dining to fast food. All are relatively expensive.
Jamaican influence is readily detectable in traditional Caymanian dishes spiced with jerk, curry and other hot seasonings.
Fresh seafood is tops. Try a serving of lobster or fish complemented by breadfruit, yams, cassava, rice and peas and other West Indian side dishes. Turtle steaks, which taste similar to veal, come from the local turtle farm. Conch is served marinated, stewed or frittered. Finish your meal with a wide slice of Key lime pie or a hunk of rum cake.

Grand Cayman Shoping
Shopping Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Most close from noon on Saturday. Some open until 9pm weeknights. All closed Sunday, except restaurants and dive shops.
Prices can be a bit high. There are no Caribbean open-air markets but most shops sell local crafts and products, including crochet work, paintings and sketches of Caribbean scenes, thatch work, pepper sauces, Caymanite (the islands' semi-precious stone), jewelry, sculpture and wood carvings.
Antiques and treasure-coin jewelry costs high-dollar.
Grand Cayman also supports a number of fine art and gift shops.
You can watch expert flameworkers make all types of glass artwork, from small trinkets to

 

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