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A Courageous Dolphin Visits Grand Cayman

A few of us at The Reef recently noticed a small production crew filming a movie on the island.  The crew has been working with local dive shops to capture gorgeous underwater footage unique to Grand Cayman.

So, what movie are they filming? Dolphin Tale – an inspirational film crew about the friendship between an 11 year-old boy and a dolphin named Winter, whose tail was lost in a crab trap.  Based on a true story, the family film highlights Winter’s struggle, as the boy rallies friends and family to save her life with the creation of a prosthetic attachment used to restore her ability to swim.

Staring Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, recording artist and actor Harry Connick Jr., award-winning actress Ashley Judd, and music and movie legend Kris Kristofferson, Dolphin Tale is set to release in 3-D this fall!

Click here for more information about the film.

For your own wildlife fix on Grand Cayman, The Reef offers power snorkeling and sail snorkel adventure tours through White Sands Water Sports.


Winter Wish List: The Reef Resort

The Reef Resort is in the news again.  The exclusive publication, Caribbean Travel + Life, added The Reef to their Winter Wish List.  Cayman Islands.  Check.  Sparkling sand.  Check.  Largest beaches. Check.  Great non-motorized sports program.  Check.  Complimentary concierge.  Check.  Economical Getaway.  Check.

What’s on your winter wish list?


Caybrew Beer Wins Bronze CAB Award

The results of the 2010 Caribbean Alcohol Beverage (CAB) Awards are in!  After a “blind” taste test at the Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival in Barbados, two locally brewed favorites won!

Manufactured at the Cayman Islands Brewery, Caylight received a Gold CAB Award.  Caybrew, the original brand launched by the Cayman Islands Brewery, won the Bronze.  In an impressive battle, both brands beat out larger competitors such as Red Stripe, Piton, Banks, Carib and many others.

A six-member panel judged the CAB awards.  International industry experts from the US, Germany, Belgium and the UK, and two members of the general public evaluated the beer against four criteria – appearance, aroma, taste and overall Impression.

Come dangle your toes in the sand and sip a cold award-winning Caybrew at our beachside bar, the Rusty Pelican.


The Reef Resort is Back in the News

Two exclusive magazines, Westcehster Magazine and Hudson Valley Magazine in New York have included The Reef Resort.  We welcome the readers of both publications, and look forward to introducing them to the East End of the Island!


Westchester Nov.

The Pelican’s Reef takes flight in Delta’s inflight magazine: Sky

Pelican’s Reef
restaurant is the center of nightlife and entertainment at The Reef Resort, so states the editor of Delta’s in-flight magazine, Sky.

We agree, as locals from around the island come to the Pelican’s Reef to hear the country-infused Caribbean crooner, The Barefoot Man. Often compared to Jimmy Buffet, Barefoot is an island favorite, and is exclusive to The Reef Resort.

Pelican’s Reef serves up fresh local fish, lobster, and tender steaks, all with a Caribbean infused flair.  Sip, sniff and swirl away as the resort offers an impressive wine list to compliment any meal.  The gorgeous beach views and soft Caribbean sands are the perfect backdrop for an evening of food and fun.

Delta Sky Magazine agrees, this East End hot spot is the perfect place to get the party started!


Shop Till You Drop: Beachside

If you like shopping as much as I do, it’s going to be hard to break away from the mall on the biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday.  I know. I know.  With all of the great sales, how can you be anywhere else?

Imagine this…  You’re lounging beachside on one of the largest stretches of white sandy beach in the tranquil East End of the Cayman Islands, cocktail in one hand, and a laptop in the other.  You’re taking advantage of the online sales and adding the perfect holiday gifts to your shopping cart, while soaking in the sun and the gorgeous Caribbean Sea.

Are you in dreamland yet?  No need to be.  The Reef is offering the perfect Black Friday package.  Check-in Thanksgiving. Enjoy the sun, the sand, a trip to Stingray City, shop your heart out with The Reef’s beachside WIFI, and check-out on Monday.  Not quite good enough?  Add a day and shop Cyber Monday too.  If you absolutely must get to a mall, Kirk Freeport Plaza, Galleria Plaza, and the new Camana Bay are just a few of the many shopping destinations on Grand Cayman.  Now, that sounds better…

Spend the Thanksgiving holiday shopping in paradise. This is your chance!

Visit The Reef for price and package details.


All the Way from New York, WPIX-TV Visits The Reef

Hats off to Sarah-Jane Whitehill, marketing coordinator of The Reef, who starred in WPIX-TV’s Cayman Island segments.  Diving In The Cayman Islands and Sights and Sounds Of The Cayman Islands aired today on WPIX Channel 11 in New York and are available online.  A special thanks to Sarah-Jane and the rest of The Reef staff for making WPIX’s visit to The Reef and Grand Cayman Island such a success!