DINING AND FOOD
There are 3 well-stocked supermarket chains in Cayman, all promoting high quality local and imported international foods to cater to everyone's tastes, dietary and religious needs. The farmers market offers you a wide array of the freshest produce, all locally grown and raised, and without intensive farming practices, much of it can be considered organic. Visit the Camana Bay farmers market on a Wednesday, or the Farmers Market next to the cricket field the remainder of the week. Local free-range meat and locally caught fish is a real treasure and can be bought at Hog Sty Bay and all three of the supermarkets.
Fortunately, the Cayman Islands is also a well-established foodie capital with a superb blend of Caribbean and international cuisine. Grand Cayman hosts the annual Cayman Cook-Off spearheaded by the late Anthony Bourdain and Michelin Star chef Eric Ripert, attracting other world-famous chefs, sommeliers, food critics and restaurateurs as well as involving local restaurants and their chefs. The standards of cuisine are forever rising, and so does the choice of dining options. Cayman offers everything from fish, to steak, even vegan restaurants, bistro's, pubs, cafes, fine dining and jerk stand's to satisfy everyone's appetite.
With this flourishing foodie scene, you can enjoy farm-to-table and wine tasting dinners, cooking and cocktail mixing classes and a host of other events throughout the year. There are also plenty of bars, clubs and lounges for cocktails, happy hour and boat parties. Grand Cayman now has several breweries and distilleries, plus a great selection of wines from around the world.
Rest assured, you will not be going hungry or thirsty!
SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
To mirror the diverse population in Cayman there are a myriad of clubs and leagues in most team and individual sports, such as football, golf, cricket, American football, rugby, Gaelic football, baseball, basketball, tennis, squash and badminton, These are largely played at Camana Bay, South Sound Rugby, Tennis and Squash clubs and the Field of Dreams.
Clearly, water sports are very popular whether it be above, on or under the water. Cayman is famed for its fantastic diving spots, but beautiful marine life can be easily enjoyed by snorkelling. Along with the other traditional wakeboarding and water skiing, kiteboarding, SUP and surfing are fast-growing favourites in Cayman.
For more grounded activities, practice yoga and Tai-chi or if you want something more stellar there is the monthly star gazing at Pedro St James.
THE SOCIAL SCENE
The Cayman Islands is a very sociable society, and there are always several events, parties and fundraisers going on. The Cayman Islands National Gallery holds regular exhibitions, Camana Bay host many holiday events, fundraisers, fashion shows and retail therapy events. Camana Bay is also home to Cayman's only multi-screen cinema. The Cayman Drama Society presents well-produced plays in Prospect and there are so many voluntary and charitable organisations to get involved in!
The beach never fails if you can't decide what you would like to do and in Cayman, it's never more than a few minutes away for you to relax and enjoy.
For more information about living in Cayman, please visit: Cayman New Resident or www.caymanislands.ky
The beach never fails if you can't decide what you would like to do and in Cayman its never more than a few minutes away for you to relax and enjoy.