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The Reef’s Super Staff

Stingray Awards

You know by now that vacationing at the Reef is a relaxing experience – but many hands make light work and we have many staff on hand to make your vacation at the Reef memorable.

 

This year five of our wonderful staff has been nominated for the Cayman Islands Tourism Association Stingray Tourism Awards. You may recognize some familiar names below:

 

Linda Locke – Nominated for Accommodation Employee of the Year

Jake Morgan – Nominated for Accommodation Manager of the Year

Nick Harlan – Nominated for Restaurant Employee of the Year

Brian Ebanks – Nominated for Rising Star Tourism Award

Lawrence Haughton – Nominated for Long Service to the Industry

 

The awards ceremony will be held at the Ritz-Carlton on Saturday November 28th and we wish all our nominees the very best of luck!!!

Pirates Week at the Reef!

It’s Pirates Week again and the Reef Resort is ready.

Grab your hat & sword and join our excursions to the East End, North Side and George Town District Days.

Cayman is full of history and guests can learn the fine art of rope making, thatching, fire pan smoking, coconut oil making and how to knit a fish net. There will be exhibits on how Cayman used to be - in the days when the only way you could get from East End to George Town was by Donkey or Mule on a dirt road!Pirate Of course the best part of any district day in my opinion, is the food, East End heavy cake, fry fish and fritters, fish tea, mango jam and guava jelly, rice and peas, festival bread and of course jerk chicken, just to name a few. Often cooked by women older than your grandma who know how food should taste. Just writing about it makes my mouth water. After dark the music starts and the dancing begins, and boy can the locals dance, and of course there will be Pirates everywhere, because when it comes to drinking and dancing Pirates know how to have fun.

So join us, wear a pirate costume and prepare to have fun.

- Cathy , Concierge

Spooky goings on at theReef…

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

Halloween is almost upon us and the Reef has some awesome activities ahead…

  • Kids Trip to the Haunted House in Prospect on Thursday 29th Oct
  • Family scary movie night on our 100ft outdoor screen on Friday 30th Oct
  • Creepy costume contest with prizes for young and old on Halloween (Saturday)
  • BBQ on the beach with the Terrifying Andrew Bacon
  • Scary Sunday Brunch with Mimosas

 

Halloween is not just for kids either! On Saturday 31st October The Rusty Pelican will be offering half price drinks – from Bloody Mary’s to the Devil’s potion and everything in between!!!

We have loads of scary activities to keep the whole family frighteningly entertained from apple bobbin to ghoulish games! Don’t miss it!!

Halloween Reef

Barefoot Man – Always Exclusive to theReef, Grand Cayman!

Barefoot

Perhaps one of the Cayman Islands most famous export is the Barefoot Man’s music! Widely renowned for his daring lyrics, Barefoot is the biggest B to hit the island since Blackbeard and no visit to the island is complete without taking in Barefoot and his band.

Barefoot plays exclusively at theReef every Tuesday and some Thursdays. His full schedule can be found at http://www.thereef.com/en/thingsToDo/entertainmentSchedule.html

You can email Barefoot at: GoneFishing@Barefootman.com

Cayman Airways – third checked bag free!

Another great excuse to visit us here at the Reef in Grand Cayman! Last week we brought you news of AA’s beach sale, this week we are bringing you news from our very own carrier -  Cayman Airways.

Cayman Airways has just announced that on selected flight to Grand Cayman, the third checked bag is free!

Great news for all those from Florida state as this offer applies to flights from Miami or Tampa to Grand Cayman.

With a third bag checked free you are limitless!! Pack your tennis racket and get out on the court, pack your snorkel gear and take to the reef or just bring a bikini for every day of the week!

Remember we have a wide range of activities on offer at the Reef ranging from snorkeling, kayaking, volleyball, basketball to simple relaxation on our 1600ft white sand beach! Idyllic! :)

Another fantastic wedding at theReef!

It has to be said your wedding day is the most important day of your life. Which is why we have a dedicated wedding coordinator to help you plan every step of the way!

Picture this…barefoot on our beautiful, white sand beach with the turquoise Caribbean ocean lapping the shore, surrounded by swaying palms with the beautiful colors of tropical flowers accenting your perfect, customized wedding ceremony.

Recently, Nate and Alicia were a part of this picture and loved their wedding so much they couldn’t wait to tell us how much they enjoyed it!

“Alicia and I are still talking about our wedding, our guests loved it so much. People that went to visit the other side of the island were so happy we selected the reef as our wedding location. Your resort was so beautiful, and peaceful.  Please show this letter to everyone that worked there, even the guys that ran the water sports.  We had a blast.  Your staff is wonderful.  People looking at the pictures were amazed!!!!”

So what are you waiting for, make like Alicia and Nate and book that unique Cayman wedding!

For more information contact weddings@thereef.com

Ahh relax…

Le Soleil

Summer is quickly coming to end, and before we know it the holiday season will be upon us – and we know how much stress that can bring.  As you know by now theReef’s mantra is SimpleRelaxation – so before the inevitable happens the girls at Le Soleil spa are offering a little extra pampering for theReef guests.

From now until Thanksgiving guests can enjoy:

  • Complimentary hot tub and champagne with any massage
  • Complimentary lip and chin waxing with any facial
  • Complimentary paraffin wax with any manicure or pedicure

So chill out and relax before the hype of the holidays!

Let’s get GREEN!

Well I have just under 2 weeks left on this gorgeous island before I have to go home (to Scotland) and start work on my dissertation for university! But before i leave, it is my mission to help theReef become GREEN! TheReef is currently working on reducing our waste and recycling wherever possible.

We have a whole list of GREEN stuff which we do right now but we have never shared this with you until now!

Our GREEN practices:

  • towel re-use programme
  • sensors which turn off the A/C in rooms when patio doors are left open
  • salt water chlorination of our pools instead of using harsh chemicals
  • we have a biological sewage treatment plant instead of using a traditional septic tank to treat waste
  • our detergents are carefully chosen to help minimise the impact on the environment

We are looking at lots of new ways to help minimise our environmental impact, and any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated!!!!