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Happy Holidays from theReef!

The only way to build a snowman at theReef!   Happy Holidays from everyone at theReef!

Where do you go on vacation?

I am a concierge here at theReef and people always ask me “you live in paradise, so where do you go on vacation?” My answer, “Walmart”, but that’s just me. Until recently I hadn’t been off this little island called Grand Cayman in four long years and my vacation motto is “when your on vacation you have to do things [...]

The Reef Recognized as a Top All Inclusive Resort

The Reef is a Top All-Inclusive Resort, and now it’s official on Away.com’s list posted last week. Among 29 resorts listed, The Reef stands out as the only Cayman Islands resort. Away.comwriter Lena Katz explains that The Reef’s East End location makes for a laid-back atmosphere, saving guests from the cruise-ship crowds that occasionally flood [...]

Electric Cars in Grand Cayman?!

YES, that’s right, the next time you are in Grand Cayman, you may very well be driving an electric car! Yesterday, the first solar panel charging station was unveiled at Governors Square, Grand Cayman, and theReef is please to announce that we have signed up to be one of the charging station locations too! Image [...]

Get a Taste of the Caribbean this weekend…

The Reef resort is proud to be participating in Montreal’s 12th annual Taste of the Caribbean festival tomorrow, June 18. The festival attracts tens of thousands of people to experience the eats, sights, smells and sounds of the Caribbean.  An auction will be held to raise funds for culinary scholarships for underprivileged youth through the “Triumph [...]

Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show

The Reef Resort travelled to Toronto recently to participate in the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show. Suzy Marfleet our dive concierge left sunny Grand Cayman for snowy Canada. At the show Suzy told people all about our wonderful dive offerings at the Reef. The Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show provided visitors with information on adventure destinations. Guest visited canoe and kayak experts [...]

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 [...]

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?

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!

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, [...]

Reef Staff Honored at Stingray Awards 2010

Every year, the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) hosts the Stingray Tourism awards to honor all the outstanding employees in the Cayman Islands Tourism industry. “These are individuals who both service guest’s daily on the front line and behind the scenes. They are the crème de la crème of Cayman’s Tourism Industry” said Trina Christian Executive [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Great Fall Rates: The Reef Partners with Cayman Airlines

Are you a friend of The Reef Resort? If you said yes, this is the deal for you! If not, there’s no better time to become our friend. The Reef teamed-up with Cayman Airways to offer exceptional airfare options to anyone staying at the resort now through November 17. Check out these deals: fly from [...]

The Reef Resort: Double Upgrade a Sweet Deal

Think dead of winter, gray skies, snow and slush everywhere, and scraping the proverbial windshield. Now think sunny skies, sitting beachside on one of the largest stretches of beach in Cayman Island with a cool lemonade in one hand and a book in another? Even better why not a tall refreshing gin and tonic, or [...]

New York Post features The Reef’s $99 deal

The New York Post, one of my all time favorite newspapers, has picked up on the Reef’s $99 deal. September is a wonderful season on Grand Cayman. All of the summer travelers have long gone, while all of the Reef’s activities are in full swing, and the temperatures are a balmy 80° while water temperatures [...]

Celebrate Cayman Night in Texas!

For the past 5 years in Port Arthur, TX., Caymanians and Cayman Wanna-be’s celebrate their love for the Cayman Islands, with great food and family entertainment – including a performance by theReef’s very own Barefoot Man. This year, Cayman Night will be held on Saturday, September 25th at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center from 5.30 [...]

Music Video Made in Cayman!

Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea recently made Cayman the location for their latest music video. “Nothing But A Song” is the first single off their recording “Safe Upon the Shore”. The video features the band touring the island, hanging out with locals, playing with stingrays…  and generally kicking back and having a good time! [...]

WestJet adds flights to Grand Cayman

Westjet Airlines, a Toronto based low-fare airline announced their 2010-2011 new routes and Grand Cayman has been added to the line-up. Travelers from Toronto will now be able to escape the cold and enjoy a tropical vacation in one of the worlds best Caribbean escapes, Grand Cayman. Starting November 4, WestJet will fly three times [...]

Even BudgetTravel.com is talking about our incredible deal!

We think the $99/night deal on our beautiful beachfront studios is unbelievable, and apparently so does everyone else. Featured on BudgetTravel.com as one of their “Real Deals,” these one-bedroom hideaways are proven perfect for couples or singles looking to relax at The Reef, enjoy the amazing amenities it has to offer and the authentic dining [...]

“What IS that?”

There are a lot of things that may catch your eye while walking the beaches of Grand Cayman: the blue waters, the brilliant sunsets, the lazy palm trees… But every now and again, you may come across some strange looking tracks and wonder “What IS that?” Well, there are a number of cool critters who [...]

Caribbean Travel+Life Magazine brings theReef to news stands!

We’re excited to say we’ve been featured in the May and June/July editions of Caribbean Travel+Life magazine. In the May edition, not one, but TWO articles in the magazine highlighted the fun and relaxing aspects of theReef! The first spread featuresplenty of info about theReef, and talks about our great partnership with White Sand Watersports! Our [...]

Sex in the City 2 how about Boys, Beaches and Beers

Move over Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte as The Reef Resort is hosting a brand new Boys, Beaches and Beers package for endless summer fun. Forget the mojitos as this guys getaway is an action-packed, testosterone-filled mancation choc’full of adventures. Muck it up in a Jeep, kite surf in the clear blue waters and unwind [...]

USA Today Travel Tips Features Snorkeling in Grand Caymn

A recent feature posted on USA Today Travel Tips by demand|Media reported the many fabulous opportunities for travelers who love to snorkel. The article highlights the visibility aspects of snorkeling in Grand Cayman from 80 feet and even up to an astonishing 200 feet. Some of the sea life one might see; sea turtles, nurse [...]

The Lowell Sun discovers the East End of Grand Cayman

The Lowell Sun, a Massachusetts based daily newspaper, features The Reef Resort in an article entitled, The Far Side. The writer focused on what we at The Reef Resort have known for years, The East End of Grand Cayman is like visiting Grand Cayman before the tourism boom of the 1960′s, remote, relaxed, and authentic. [...]