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Cayman Blog from The Reef Resort in Grand Cayman

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 remaining example’s of the Caribbean’s dry, subtropical forests allowing guests to glimpse plants and animals that are unique to the Cayman Islands.

Another note of interest; Grand Cayman has seven protected bird sanctuaries, including the QE II Botanic Park, Colliers Pond, Salina Reserve and the Majestic Reserve. Among species sighted in Grand Cayman are the Tricolor Herons, Common Moorhen, Green Herons, Black-necked Stilts, American Coots, Blue-winged Teal, Cattle Egrets and rare West Indian Whistling Ducks. Visit the Cayman Islands website for additional information on unique activities: www.caymanislands.ky/activities

Two Caymanian restaurants are just minutes away from the resort and yes, you can hob-knob with the locals as both restaurants serve traditional island favorites. Contact the onsite concierge for directions and details; concierge@thereef.com

  • Vivian’s Kitchen, serves up traditional Caymanian cooking — turtle soup, conch specialties and more
  • Over the Edge, a local’s favorite where guests feast on fresh, just caught seafood including lobster at a very fair price.
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