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Last Minute Deals to Cayman

cayman_airways_logoCayman Airways is offering round-trip airfare from Miami or Tampa to Grand Cayman for just $214. This sale will expire on June 30, 2011, so hurry to book! You must travel before July 21, 2011 with this offer.

As always, Cayman Airlines tickets include two free checked bags and complimentary rum punch! It’s just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Miami International Airport, an easy 70 minute flight.

To book your Miami/Tampa airfare contact your travel professional or visit www.caymaniarways.com.

ReefCay-beachComplete your trip by booking an escape to theReef! Offering three all-inclusive options, dive packages and romantic getaways, there is a deal for everyone. Why not book a beachfront studio starting at just $99 a night!

With the most unique guarantees on the island, theReef will make sure you’re taken care of during your stay.

Check out www.thereef.com for accommodation options and www.caymandivingresort.com for more info on diving at theReef.

To book your perfect package, contact your travel agent. Book direct by emailing reservations@theReef.com or calling toll free on 1-888-232-0541.

Spring is coming to theReef

theReef Spring Sale is here!!!

Spring is almost upon us (although it does not feel like it for some at the moment!), a time for starting afresh. theReef is offering the perfect Spring vacation getaway…

Stay with us between now and April 9th 2010 and receive 30% off plus US$100 F&B credit!

Click here to view full details of our our new Spring Sale, and to view our other promotions.

 

Here is a little reminder of relaxation at theReef…

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The Reef has the WOW factor!

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Innovation: the art of introducing something new.

theReef has always been at the forefront of innovation, especially in Grand Cayman. Even when we built the resort we were one step ahead of the game and constructed ALL beachfront suites, the only resort in Grand Cayman with all beachfront suites! WOW! theReef is also the ONLY place on Grand Cayman where you can see the infamous Barefoot Man! WOW!

You have already seen our ‘Best Beach Rate Guarantee’ where you get the Lowest Published Internet Rate for The Reef Resort, ONLY at theReef.com. If you find a lower total rate on the Internet for the same room type, dates and length of stay, contact us, we’ll match the rate, AND add a $50 Resort Credit towards drinks and dining at our renowned beach bar or our restaurant during your stay!

Now theReef resort is on another mission to be the innovator when it comes to best price guarantees. Our ‘Barefoot Beachfront Guarantee’ takes our ‘Best Beach Rate Guarantee’ one step further. Should you find a beachfront room at a full service resort anywhere in Grand Cayman during Winter 2010 for a lower price, theReef will match it. We are so confidence in this offer, we will throw in free dinner for two with entertainment by the legendry Barefoot Man, who continues to play exclusively at The Reef, his Cayman home. Our ‘Barefoot Beachfront Guarantee’ definitely has the WOW factor!

 

 

Terms & Conditions:
• Must show that room rate is lower and is bookable online at the time of reservation request
• Room must be comparable in terms of being beachfront on a natural white sand beach in a full service resort in Grand Cayman
• contact reservations@thereef.com or call 888-232-0541 for more information or to book the lowest price beachfront rooms in Grand Cayman

Simply Spook’in a new Halloween Event at The Reef

image003Forget knocking on doors and begging for candy. Pack your bags for a Caribbean-styled Spook’in Halloween at The Reef Resort. The Reef Resort, located on the undiscovered East End of Grand Cayman is the perfect place for a Simply Spook’in Halloween. A new vacation package at The Reef is literally sending its guests to Hell (a small village on the island) and back, while also offering a trip to a Haunted House, a Friday night scary movie and a very cool marine life bioluminsecent kayak tour. Wrap up your Simply Spook’in weekend with a draculiscious Bloody Mary Brunch. Visit thereef.com for rates and packages. Happy Halloween!

Away.com announces best resorts and lodges

away-logo-199x80Away.com, a premiere travel site ranked 888 on the worldwide web, recently announced their 2009 picks for best resorts and lodges. The Reef Resort, won a coveted spot for one of the best all inclusive resorts.

Past guests will certainly agree that The Reef Resort offers one of the finest all inclusive packages in the marketplace, and The Reef’s all inclusive offering is a rarity in the Cayman Islands, as all inclusive packages are far and few between. If your idea of an all inclusive is top-end pours while dipping your toes in the ocean, opportunities for non-motorized sports programs – kayaking, snorkeling, and relaxing on one of the largest beaches on the island — forget about afternoon shaded beaches as the resort hugs the coastline providing plenty of rays until the sunsets. This is the place. Oh, and did we mention all of their suites are beachfront?

Visit Away.com online for more details as this site is a go-to for travel enthusiasts, vacation.away.com/plan-a-trip/best-resorts-and-lodges-sp.html.

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!

You’re invited to a Birthday Party – “so let’s get this party started”

Your invited to a birthday party, but there’s no need to shop for a birthday gift, just pack a suitcase as Cayman Airways, is in a gift giving mood as they are celebrating their 41st birthday. Direct flights from Miami and Tampa start at $89 while flights from New York start at $129, but travelers need to book early and can do so starting today through August 7 and fly until December 9, 2009. Wide-open white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, island parks: Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park; Black Pearl Skate Park; and more plus island farms: turtle and a butterfly farm, and did we mention wide-open, sunny beaches?

Grand Cayman, www.caymanislands.ky, is wonderful this time of the year, the island is calmer and the temperatures are a balmy 80º. Blowout the birthday candles and pack a suitcase, as traveling to the island couldn’t be easier and more budget friendly, and of course, check out The Reef’s seasonal fall and winter travel deals.

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Cayman Airlines Announces Buy One, Get One Deal

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Cayman Airlines just announced a buy-one, get-one deal. Book a round trip ticket on Cayman Airlines and your companion flies free. Of course there is a catch, must be booked by June 26, with travel through September 30, 2009. To check out your options, contact a travel professional, call 1-800-4CAYMAN (800-422-9626), or visit www.caymanairways.com today. This offer is a perfect pairing with The Reef’s Simply Summer Savings package or the over-the-top Chili Cook Off festival, both are great value vacations to begin with, but the Cayman Airlines deal makes it oh-so-sweet!

$79 for a beachfront suite in Cayman – no way !

Yes way !

(dude !)

Call us crazy, but we are doing our part here at theReef to snap people out of their hesitancy to book their summer or fall vacation…as we figure you just won’t be able to resist this crazy low rate.

Come on.. $79 for a beachfront suite in the Cayman Islands… you just gotta do it, huh ?

All that gorgeous sand and clear blue waters await you.. the perfect recipe for some Simple Relaxation !

Now, just to make sure you get out the credit card and send the email / make the call /book online, we are giving you a few days to think about it.. but then only a short window to actually book.. miss the window and the rate goes up !

So.. visit our “One Beach’In Suite” page at www.thereef.com/beachin , then be ready to book anytime between 5pm EDT Wed 13th and Midnight Sat 16th !

To make sure you have no reason to stall any further, we have also introduced our “Simply No Worries” guarantee ,  so you’ve got nothing to be worried about.

Still, for those who always procrastinate, the regret if you miss the window will be tempered by our Simply Summer Savings sale, giving low rates on ALL our room types all summer and fall long. These rates represent savings of at least 35% from our regular low summer rates, so the deals are there all year long for you in 2009 !

Finally.. and straight from the horse’s mouth.. you WON’T see these rates again next year.. this is the silver lining in the dark clouds that 2009 have brought to the global economy.. carpe diem !

Cayman Airways Sale-Book by January 27

Sir Turtle is celebrating the new year with cities on sale!

MIAMI US $179

WASHINGTON US $279

TAMPA US $179

NEW YORK US $279

CHICAGO US $279

JAMAICA US $139

Please visit Cayman Airways.com for more information then head to Thereef.com to book our own winter specials.

Dulles to Cayman Last Minute Sale!

One-way airfare starting as low as $99* when purchased by December 8, 2008

Cayman Airways, the national flag carrier of the Cayman Islands is proud to announce, new full-service, nonstop flights from Washington D.C. (Dulles) to Grand Cayman starting December 13, 2008.
To book contact your travel professional or for more information visit www.caymanairways.com/dulles

T.G.I……Tuesday or Wednesday (Cayman Summer Sale)

The average conversation regarding Summer travel tends to go something like this:
Joe Smith: “Jeez, I sure would like to go on a vacation to the Caribbean this summer”.
Joanne Smith: ” Tell me about it, but with fuel prices like this the airfares are just getting out of control. It looks like we’ll be taking the kids to the In-laws this summer instead”
Joe Smith: “The in Laws?AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Don’t let what happened to Joe happen to you this summer. Log onto theReef, where you can book our Tuesday/Wednesday 40% off special.

Retreat to the East

As if you needed more reasons to come and visit us folks out here on the East Side.

The Department of Tourism has partnered with several business and attractions in the area to come up with the new “Discover the East” adventure card. For US$16.00 you have free access to both The Botanic Park and Pedro St James historic park. This in itself would make the card a great value, but the benefits don’t stop there.

Cardholders also receive special discounts at participating retailers such as The Mission House, Pirates Caves, Lighthouse Restaurant, Vivines Kitchen, Ocean Frontiers, Over The Edge restaurant and many more.

Adventure cards can be purchased here at The Reef and there will be more info on this promotion as it becomes available.

Hurricane Eraser special – must book by Sep 6th!

Ok, so you already know from our blog post on Friday August 24th that we have a great deal for fall vacations on right now at The Reef, but you’ve got to move fast, it expires this Thursday, September 6th !

To tempt you, a reminder that the special includes a free “Hurricane Eraser” cocktail to welcome you to Cayman and to banish memories of Hurricanes past and ward off any that may think of darkening our door in future !

Our bartenders have tweaked the old favourite of the rum punch and given it a bit of a kick with some dark rum to truly banish a few memory cells (specially formulated to erase Hurricane memories), but they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes with two for you !

British Airways sale now on

September is the time for airline sales, but a bit disappointing to note that BA have not run this sale through the winter months.

Anyway, for British and European fans of Cayman looking for an Autumn break, visit BA.com.

The deal is as follows :

London to Grand Cayman £409 Return 05 Sep 07 – 30 Nov 07

Upgrade to World Traveller Plus from £150

As always, we recommend that visitors to Cayman sign up for frequent flyer programmes for all airlines that fly from where they are to Cayman, then add GCM as an airport in your profile and sign up for e-newsletters… that way you’ll get all the special offers.

As a reminder, the following scheduled carriers fly to Cayman (it is a long list, we have excellent air service!) :
- Cayman Airways (JFK/ORD/MIA/TPA/KIN/MBJ/CYB/LYB)
- American Airlines (MIA)
- Delta (ATL)
- US Airways (CLT/PHL
- Spirit (FLL)
- NWA (Detroit)
- Air Canada (YYZ)
- British Airways (LHR)
- Continental (EWR/IAH)
- Air Jamaica (KIN/MBJ)

Grab it Fast!

If it looks like a deal, smells like a deal, its probably………a deal.

In this particular case the deal is pretty sweet. American Airlines are offering a special sale from South Florida to Grand Cayman.

Fly roundtrip from Miami to Grand Cayman for only $158. This just gives you even more incentive to visit us this fall! All you have to do is log on to AA.com to see terms and conditions, but do so quickly as this special offer expires September 4th.

Hurricanes, what Hurricanes ? I sniff a deal !

Ok, so Hurricane Dean just flew across the Caribbean, but that is in the past. Now, are you the kind of person who sees a Hurricane pass though and instead of putting off plans to travel there, thinks instead “hmm, this means there might be some deals out there now ?”. If so, then The Reef Resort has something for you.

We want everyone to know Hurricane Dean was “no problem”, so we are making a very limited time offer for stays through the end of Hurricane Season (November 30th) of not only 25% off their regular rates, but also a free room upgrade. They’ll even throw in one of their new “Hurricane Eraser” cocktails as a free welcome drink !

To grab this particular deal, move fast. Contact The Reef no later than September 6th at 1-888-232-0541 or reservations@thereef.com to book your stay, quoting code “DEAN”.

What if you change your mind, or (heaven forbid!) another Hurricane threatens. Don’t worry, The Reef already has a “No Problem” Hurricane Guarantee, you can cancel at any time, for any reason, no questions asked, with only a one night penalty.

Support the Blue Iguanas !

Friends of The Reef may be aware that we have been lending our support to this very worthy cause through our promotion of our “Adopt a Dragon” family vacation package.

Find out more about the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, and if you are in Cayman on June 29th, buy a ticket and go to the fundraising dinner at the home of our friends at Cobalt Coast

This year marks the inaugural Blue Iguana Fundraising Dinner & Auctionand we are pleased to invite you to join us for this fun-filled event in support of Cayman’s Blue Iguana-one of the most endangered species in the world. This ‘night of Blues’ will be held on Friday, June 29 at the beautiful ocean-side setting of Cobalt Coast Resort, West Bay and promises to be a wonderful evening under the stars with a champagne reception, blues tunes to dance the night away, a four course dinner and a live auction, hosted by world-renowned artist, Ron “Rogest” Steven.

The auction will feature original artwork from Rogest and other artists and also items kindly donated by Artifacts, Cayman Islands Helicopter, Courtney Platt, Cox Lumber, Every Bloomin’ Thing, Harbour House Marina, Kirk Freeport, Markson’s Furniture, Westin Casuarina Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and a host of others.

Tickets are CI$100.00 per person and all proceeds from the event will go to the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. In addition, guests will receive a signed print of Rogest’s most recent work, “Baby Blue” upon arrival as a thank you for their support. There will be many surprises in store and as part of the theme for the evening guests are invited to wear blue to make it a real “blue-tie” affair! We look forward to seeing you there and hope our efforts can make a difference.

For more information and ticket sales please contact Nancy at Divetech on 946 5658 or Caroline at The National Trust for The Cayman Islands on 949 0121 or ckey@nationaltrust.org.ky

Seating is limited so please purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Sincerely, Frank Roulstone
General Manager
The National Trust for The Cayman Islands

Splash into Summer in Cayman !

This summer The Reef is participating in the Cayman Summer Splash promotion.

Guests of The Reef will be able to benefit from the following whether booking direct with The Reef or through your Travel Professional
- Every 5th night free

VIP Card (received at check in), offering many benefits, such as :
- Scuba diving discounts up to 50% with Ocean Frontiers
- US$25 Menu at Castro’s Restaurant and discounts at other island restaurants
- Discounts on car rentals, attractions and watersports

Please contact us at 1-888-232-0541 or reservations@thereef.com to take advantage of this promotion.

In addition, benefits available only if booked through your preferred Travel Professional are :
- 50% discounts on Cayman Airways for children 11 years and younger
- US$100 American Express Gift Cheque if your vacation package is purchased with your American Express Card

Please note that the Cayman Summer Splash promotion runs from June 1st to September 3rd, but guests may take advantage of our “every 5th night free” offer from now through December 20th, 2007 (although please note that black out dates may apply at peak times !)

New York ! New York ! fly Cayman Airways and save $200 at The Reef

Cayman Airways is starting non-stop service from JFK this June.

Not only are their fares and schedule attractive, but to show support to the national airline and this great new route, several of the main resorts in Cayman have come out with a great value added offer.

A simple deal… simply fly on the Cayman Airways service, present your boarding pass at check in, and get up to $500 off the cost of your stay (at the Ritz that is… we small resorts (like The Reef, that is) could only stretch to $200).

Please note that this offer is not combinable with any other current specials offers or promotions, but $200 off is a great discount off our already low summer/fall rates !

Who said Cayman was expensive ? :)

New York Direct with Cayman Air!!

You read correctly!! Starting on June 23, 2007, Cayman Airways will once again be flying direct to New York City. The best part? The introductory fare is US$388 ROUND TRIP(taxes not included), as long as tickets are purchased before April 15, 2007.

The airline plans to offer flights thrice weekly as follows.

JFK to Grand Cayman:- Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays departing at 9am.

Grand Cayman to JFK:- Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing at 4:00pm

Have a look at www.caymanairways.com for more information and to book your flights!!

Spirit Air & Ocho Valentino


“Meet Ocho Valentino
Setting hearts on fire with low fares!
Romance is in the air and Ocho Valentino makes it more affordable to plan a special getaway! Plan a trip for you and your sweetheart or with family and friends with fares from $8* each way based on roundtrip purchase. Taxes, Fees & Restrictions Apply. “
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Spirit is doing it again!!! They are offering that wonderful US$8 airfare from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman. Fare is based on a roundtrip purchase and certain taxes and restrictions do apply. The fare is valid on the following dates from Fort Lauderdale 02/10/07, 02/17/07, 02/18/07, 02/24/07. There is one main catch of course, tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm tonight (Jan. 31, 2007). So if the winter weather is getting to you, take a look at http://www.spiritair.com/ to book your seats, pack your bathing suits and come on down. We look forward to seeing you soon!!

$8 each way fares on Spirit to Grand Cayman !

We are always strongly suggesting that Cayman afficianados subscribe to e-newsletters from airlines serving Cayman, and just now an email came in from Sprint advertising an “$8 each way” sale.

If you can travel from Fort Lauderdale (Sprint’s Caribbean Hub) to Grand Cayman on any of the following dates and are quick about booking, then you may be lucky !

2/9/07, 2/23/07, 2/26/07, 3/12/07

Return dates from GCM to FLL :

2/20/07, 3/1/07, 3/4/07, 3/8/07

On a related note, we just did a study on airfares from the New York area to Cayman for February and March 2007. Right now availability is good, and fares around US$450-500 return. For flights to Cayman in the height of the season, we think those are good fares, but don’t wait until January to book, or you may be disappointed… don’t say we didn’t warn you !

Cayman Airways from $99 return ! …and other airline specials

Cayman Airways are doing a quick special (must ticket by Nov 29th…. ie you have 5 days!) for travel from Jan 10th to Feb 28th… from $99 return !

Visit www.caymanairways.com for more info.

As general advice, join the email subscription lists for all airlines servicing Cayman so you can jump on special deals when they come up. Here goes to start with :
www.aa.com
www.spiritair.com
www.usairways.com
www.delta.com
www.britishairways.com
www.nwa.com
www.continental.com

For our British guests….

The British Airways world offers sale is now on – meaning you can get a return flight this fall (or autumn if you prefer) from £457.00 return to Grand Cayman from UK airports. And there are great prices for next January to March, I doubt they’ll last long before being snapped up by the keen ones.

Get the low down here (and don’t forget to check out the latest deals on accommodation at The Reef to find the best value).