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Monthly Archives: November 2005

Payment for blogging ?

Cha, I wish ! Seriously though, lots of blogs and websites are now chock full of google ads and other banners etc. Don’t think we will ever go that route with this blog, but today I had the very pleasant experience of receiving a special delivery of Enstrom’s toffee from the Bulls, some welcome visitors [...]

Castro, The Muse’s Muse

Walking through the lobby this lunchtime I spotted 10 year old guest of The Reef, Noah Cameron, practicing his photography skills with some smart looking gear. Castro was flattered to be the subject of more paparazzi attention and now thinks he has mastered the art of looking nonchalant (no Castro, that is not a synonym [...]

NY Times comes to The Reef

Although we only got a tiny mention (about our new Hurricane proof beach bar) and this picture showing progress on the next phase of Castaways’ Cove, the condos at The Reef Resort, we did work extensively with their journalist, Michelle Higgins, as she put together her piece, published today. You can see it here at [...]

Mandarin Oriental – Grand Cayman announcement

Mandarin Oriental hotels now have their previously announced Grand Cayman luxury resort listed on their website here. Mandarin Oriental, Grand Cayman (Opening 2007) Mandarin Oriental, Grand Cayman will be an intimate hideaway, set on an unspoiled 10-acre site that features a 950-foot stretch of pristine white sand, known as Barefoot Beach. All of the resort’s [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Even though the Cayman Islands do not celebrate Thanksgiving with a bank holiday a lot of the residents will have a feast tomorrow nevertheless. American Thanksgiving will be celebrated in homes & restaurants island wide and our own Castro’s Hideaway is already reporting a sold out Thanksgiving Buffet with the Barefoot Man for tomorrow evening! [...]

Today on the beach…

You don’t have to venture far to enjoy your day at The Reef…. Certainly there are many things to do, from kayak tours to nature walks and the must-do trip to Stingray City of course….but what would a vacation in the Caribbean be without (at least) a day at our beautiful beach…..? Let your children [...]

Pirate’s Week Pictures

For everybody who joined us for our special Pirate’s Week dinner earlier this month (and of course for all who missed it) – you can now view the pictures in our online photo gallery you can see, we had a blast


GIMISTORY!!!! There is something special in the November air as Grand Cayman prepares for Gimistory, the unique and inspirational storytelling festival of the Cayman Islands. Between the 25th of November and 3rd of December storytellers from far and wide, as well as local fablers, will perform by moonlight in the districts of Grand Cayman telling [...]

Remembrance Day

….is celebrated today being a bank holiday in the Cayman Islands. Sunday, 13 November the Cayman Islands joined nations around the world in the annual tribute to those who defended their countries during times of war. Ceremonies honouring veterans, including those who sacrificed their lives, took place on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac in the [...]

Worldly Advice

I received an email today from Reef owner Mary Piretti with some amusing sayings – I thought I’d share some of these with you as well as some old time Cayman sayings to prepare you for your next visit to The Reef. Enjoy. Cayman advice: “Spit in the sky, it fall in your eye” (meaning, [...]


…to our newly weds….. Marsha & Buddy

World Useability Day

Fumbling with a packet of ham or a CD cover has become a daily headache of modern life. And anyone buying electronic goods for Christmas could still be mulling over the instructions long into the New Year. World Usability Day (today) hopes to draw attention to an often overlooked part of modern industry and one [...]

The Sky at Night

Light pollution is the bane of Astronomers. There is so much artificial light around the areas where most people live (creating an orange glow over cities and towns), that the view of the night sky in it’s natural form is inhibited. The Cayman Islands, especially Cayman Brac, Little Cayman and the East End of Grand [...]

Miniature Jim Lads Invade

Guests Lorraine and Frank Maguire brought their little pirates to ‘Trick or Treat’ us in the Guest Services office yesterday. Luke (on the left) and Scott (on the right) are looking forward to the invasion of ‘Nigel the Pirate Puppy’ tomorrow evening. The puppy ‘attack’ will happen during the complimentary face painting session (with Leona) [...]