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Monthly Archives: October 2008

21st annual Taste of Cayman

Foodies and wine enthusiasts looking for a culturally-cool island event may want to check out the 21st Taste of Cayman, Food & Wine Festival (CITA’s) at Camana Bay, Grand Cayman. The event will showcase local and international cuisines from over 30 restaurants amongst a plethora of activities from wine tastings, food sampling and cultural events. [...]

North Side Primary School learns to swim at theReef

I’m a proud swim parent and (in my spare time!) am working to turn the Cayman Aquatic Centre (including 50m pool) from dream to reality. A core part of that dream is to “waterproof” Cayman’s kids, and that means ALL of Cayman’s kids. In the Eastern Districts there is (until the new Frank Sound High [...]

Autumn has come!

Happy Halloween everyone! I would like to share a nice little story one of our owners experienced during this fall season. Thanks for sharing Bill & Laura! Laura bought a nice pumpkin. It sat proudly on the edge of the deck toward the lake next to a beautiful mum plant. The chipmunks and squirrels had [...]

Cayman Airlines now offers airlift from Dulles International Airport with rates starin

Do you live in the Baltimore, Washington D.C. area? If so booking a flight to Grand Cayman got a whole lot easier. Book a round trip ticket from Dulles International Airport (IAD) with Cayman Airways and The Reef Resort. www.reef.com will provide a $200 resort credit, just present a Cayman Airways Washington D.C. boarding pass [...]

The Reef Resort institutes Simplicity

Do Us A Favor Take A Vacation! An article from Business Week Magazine (www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_21/b4035088.htm – 58k) echoes a few of the reasons The Reef Resort is dedicated to providing Simple Relaxation. The resort is committed to giving their guests the tools to simply relax, and ensure everything about traveling to the resort is simple. The [...]

Travel like a local

Some of the best experiences on Grand Cayman aren’t found on the “tourism” developed 7-mile beach. Take a hike to the “inner sanction” of the island and feel like a discoverer as the Mystic trail offers a two mile stretch back in time – dating back at least 100 years through one of the last [...]

Women Power – It’s a girl thing you wouldn’t understand!

Women are influencing every aspect of the marketplace and travel is no exception. Did you know twenty-four percent of American women have taken a girlfriend getaway in the past three years and 39 percent of American women plan to take one in the next 3 years? (AAA Girlfriend Travel Research Project #070005) The Reef Resort [...]

Looking to book a flight to the Caribbean?

The news is gloom and doom regarding airfare to the Caribbean. With a bit of planning and knowledge travelers can fly to the Caribbean painlessly and also book a decent fare, visit The Window Seat at Travelocity www.windowseat.travelocity.com. This site is very informative and delivers up-to-date news when flying to the Caribbean.

Planning a Destination Wedding?

From 2001 to 2006, destination – wedding spending grew by 318 percent at constant prices, from $3 billion to nearly $10 billion with resorts and lodging in exotic or tropic locales stand to gain the most growth, reported in the April 2008 issue of Kiplinger Finance. Did you know that Grand Cayman, due to its [...]

What is the passport card and is it necessary?

The Passport Card is a new card issued by the U.S. Government and is used for entrance into the U.S. via Canada, Mexico, seaports and for use with cruises but it cannot be used for air travel. Why get it? Read more by clicking below, and see for yourself why you may or may not [...]

What is a Sea Safari?

Most travelers are familiar with safaris in Africa but did you know Grand Cayman offers its own sea safari? A Grand Cayman styled safari is an ocean adventure using a kayak as opposed to a Jeep or Land Rover but the premise is the same for a sea safari. Like an African safari, a sea [...]

Scuba diving the East End of Grand Cayman is an organic experience

“Did you know one-half of U.S. adults, or 98 million people, have taken an adventure trip in the past five years,” reported from Travel Industry Association of America (TIA). What you might not know is the East End of Grand Cayman Island provides some of the best organic snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean, [...]

International Fall Travel maybe a better bet than domestic travel

Peter Greenberg renowned travel expert reported in his latest newsletter, “This fall, international travel is set to be a much better experience than domestic travel. As carriers cut U.S. routes and raise domestic fares, overseas routes will be largely unaffected because of the long-standing bi-lateral agreements between countries, which make airlines reluctant to give them [...]

Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park – a true island treasure

Did you know you can find all things native to Grand Cayman in just one place? Visitors to the island will want to make the trip to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park, www.botanic-park.ky The park was dedicated by Queen Elizabeth and guests can transverse more than 25 acres experiencing Grand Cayman of old, as [...]

The Blogman Cometh

Goooooood evening???????? Yes, it is evening time here in Scotland where your favorite reef blogger has been stationed over the last few months and i must apologize for the lack of reef news since then. However, there is good news on the horizon as i will be back in Cayman and back at thereef in [...]