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Monthly Archives: August 2005

Miss Cleo gets her house rebuilt

A wonderful story in the Caymanian Compass today. The Bergstrom family, who ran the original Tortuga Club, spearheaded a tremendous community effort to rebuild Miss Cleo’s house from scratch. The story in the Compass details everything, but Miss Cleo is indeed a highly respected and valued pillar of the East End community, and also with [...]

Cayman Squash Club to re-open

For many of us in Cayman, sport and exercise are an important part of life, and since Hurricane Ivan one major element has been missing for hundreds of avid squash players. As you can see from the picture above, the squash club was massively damaged by Ivan, but, after almost exactly a year, it is [...]

Kids Ocean Adventure

This week we debuted the new “Ecoventures Kids Ocean Adventure”… Joey of EcoVentures and Leona, our Activities Director, took the kids out to see ship wrecks, go snorkelling, and do some reef fishing with hand lines. Looks like they had a lot of fun…. and so did Joey and Leona…. looks like this idea is [...]

World Class Murals – from South Africa

Our “family” at The Reef are spread far and wide. Melany Pietersen is a very talented young South African artist who did quite a bit of commerical artwork for The Reef and other clients in Cayman while she was living here until a year or so ago. Among these were murals inside the roof of [...]

Manure Happens

… is actually the title of one of the songs on Barefoot Man’s latest CD, released Sep 12th and titled “Gone Coconutz”…. the timing of the release is the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ivan. For more information on how to purchase this CD or about the latest on “BFM”, visit his website at

Wahoo !

Yesterday four guests from The Reef were treated to a Wahoo “double header” courtesy of Capt. Joey Welcome of EcoVentures. Two gorgeous wahoo, plenty of steaks for everyone ! For more information visit EcoVentures, or email

Castro’s Hideaway – a new beach bar is born

We have just set up a new “Dining at Castro’s section” on The Reef website here The highlight of this has to be the slideshow on the first link on the page, with a whole bunch of photos showing the damage done by Ivan, the process of demolition and rebuilding, through to the finished product. [...]

Roland’s Garden – a unique dining experience

One of the dining experiences available to guests staying “out East” (and those willing to drive out in our direction) is to dine with Roland in his garden. A unique concept, he has no menus, no prices (you just leave what you think the meal was worth). (An article on this from the Cayman Observer [...]

Tough to Blog about The Reef from 5000 miles away :)

Sorry not to have any news to report from Cayman and The Reef, but The Reef crew report that all is quiet on the Eastern Front (of Cayman, that is). Normal service will be resumed around August 18th. In the meantime, do check in with our colleagues at the Captains Blog. Awrabest from a glorious [...]

Boat pictures

A few photos from our trip on “Tara” the other day. Alex at the helm : Boy, Scotland is beautiful ! : The boys on the boat :