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Monthly Archives: September 2005

If you look like your passport photo, you’re not well enough to travel

Travel Insurance Advice With all the money you’re saving on our Specials at the moment you might like to consider spending a little of that on some extra protection for you and your traveling companions….Whilst we at The Reef Resort offer our excellent Hurricane Guarantee policy, you may also wish to take out a formal [...]

Romance at The Reef

Well look who’s dancing now! We snapped Jonette and Gary from California (staying at The Reef this week) enjoying a smooch on the patio at Castro’s Hideaway. Who said romance isn’t alive in 2005?! (We’ve got a habit of bringing that out in people).

Moos Flash

Cows in the mooood for an adventure on the loose this morning outside The Reef Resort. As you can see the farmer in his truck was already on the case by the time the camera was ready for this shot, but the ladies were milking it for all it was worth ; )

Eco-team build Eco-hut

Activities begin today from the new Ecoventures Beach Hut (situated at the far right of the beach heading from your condo). The Ecoventures staff (left to right: Joey, Dave and Steve) spent Maintenance Week refurbishing and re-roofing ‘Eco-hut’ ready for the winter season. Joey took time to give us an insight into the fine art [...]

Staff Appreciation Day

Let’s see….Staff? Check…. Music? Check…. Bar? Check….That would mean the Staff Appreciation Day party has already started! Activities Director Leona is doing what she does best, heading up the action as M.C. “Anybody know how long this guy’s been working here?” Hard to step out of the role I guess…someone is soon making the unexpected [...]

End of Maintenance Week at The Reef

A very busy maintenance week 2005 at The Reef comes to an end. Most of our staff members plus an additional group of cleaners were busy deep cleaning all the units, the restaurant & beach bar, painting the interior and exterior of the resort, servicing all electrical appliances and lots more. Also, some of us [...]

Hurricane Rita

We have received several emails from concerned friends owners of The Reef, so we want to let you all know that Hurricane Rita passed several hundred miles to the North of Grand Cayman so had no direct impact on us apart from little rain early this morning. We are, however, thinking of all of our [...]

Sheila the Gardener, busy while the sun shines

Maintenance Week work continues as Sheila Wilson, one of our gardening team, tends to the brightly colored plants near the entrance to the Thirsty Surfer. After a week of hard work cleaning, scrubbing and polishing things up, tomorrow is Staff Appreciation Day. So companies from around the island have donated prizes for the staff to [...]

Dave is a Dummy

While the staff have a break for lunch we thought you’d like to see what they’ve been up to on the first morning of Maintenance Week. Representatives from all sections of the staff can now confidently say that they can help in an emergency. While he may look like he’s enjoying the rest, and the [...]

Spring Cleaning – in the Fall…

We’re closed this week for annual maintenance. The whole resort is getting a deep clean and annual maintenance on all systems. Today we are also having a number of staff taking a first aid certification course, as part of a first aid plan that includes an AED. The only department that is operating as usual [...]

The Reef says goodbye to Linera

Last Friday we said a sad farewell to Linera Grant, who has been a familiar face behind the front desk since shortly after we opened our doors in May 2000. From a shy young school leaver, she has matured into a confident, able and highly professional young woman who we were proud to have be [...]

Castaways’ Cove progress report – Sep 9th, 2005

Update on Sep 14th… this morning the third floor slab is being poured… we should see the roof taking shape in a few weeks ! Per a request from caribbeansun, I braved the 90 degree heat at 10am this morning to take this picture of construction progress on the current phase of Castaways’ Cove. As [...]

Vote for The Reef as Grand Cayman’s Leading Hotel !

Ok, this one is just for fun. I do look on most of these industry awards as being pretty spurious, but when I see people making mileage out of winning a “World Travel Award” as a top hotel, then go to the website and see that nominations are based on the voting the previous year, [...]

Spirit Airlines offers $79 fares to Cayman !!

Breaking News tonight…. Cayman now has a new low cost carrier… Spirit Airlines. Spirit Airlines announces new, non-stop, daily service from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands beginning February 9, 2006. Spirit will offer connecting service through its Fort Lauderdale hub to the destination from Atlanta, Atlantic City, Chicago/O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, [...]

Ripples from The Reef..

Whilst you guys who check out this blog regularly are keeping yourselves updated almost daily with happenings at The Reef and in Cayman, we have thousands more who are not quite that devoted, but instead wait for our more irregular than regular e-newsletters. Well, today we have some great news. We have expanded our team [...]

What New Orleans people are all about

I have visited New Orleans on numerous occasions, and always felt that people from that city have the strongest identification with their home city of any city I have visited in the US. The following letter reflects this very well… a) they love their city, b) they are resilient, so c) they will be back… [...]

Someone who is actually in New Orleans and online !

This is not about Cayman, but after Ivan we are all thinking of those in New Orleans. These guys here are live in downtown New Orleans, the power of blogging is astonishing ! This was the most recent post as of now : Thursday, September 1st, 2005 9:15 pm Latest from Outpost CrystalThanks again to [...]