Cayman Islands (November 30, 2012) - Come celebrate with us throughout 2013 as our beloved icon, Sir Turtle, turns 50!
To commemorate our long-time, loveable emblem, the Cayman Islands is hosting a yearlong celebration. Join us for exclusive events, incredible offers and other festivities as we honor Sir Turtle's 50th birthday. Share your stories and photos about Sir Turtle on our Facebook timeline at VisitCaymanIslands or on Twitter @Cayman_Islands with the hashtag #ST50!
Sunshine Grill is Hidden Treasure
Congratulations to Grand Cayman's own Sunshine Grill at Sunshine Suites Resort for being named the #1 Hidden Gem on TripAdvisor's 15 Hidden Gems! Whether you stop by for their famous Fish Tacos or #1 Burgers, Sunshine Grill will not disappoint. Well done!
Lighthouse Point Cayman Islands recognized by Fodor's
Fodor's, the leading name in travel guides for over 75 years, has announced that Grand Cayman's Lighthouse Point has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor's Choice selection! The distinction designates Lighthouse Point as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in the 2012 year and editors at Fodor's have been selecting only the top fifteen percent of listed properties for this award since 1988. Congratulations Lighthouse Point!
Orbitz Originals Features Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands is featured as the stunning backdrop of "Orbitz Originals: The Cayman Islands," a series of ten short films from Energizer and Orbitz. Hosted by adventure travel expert Richard Bangs, the videos offer special insights into the destination's many attractions.
Dive SIte of the Month
River of Sand is one of Grand Cayman's most spectacular, unique underwater sites. Located on the island's East End, River of Sand is named for the big drop of sand that comes from shallower areas. Like many High Rock dive sites, soaring coral towers rise up from the Cayman Trench, truly making this site magical. With plenty of high-visibility, divers can transverse along walls that open up to reveal the majestic blue ocean beyond. Many interesting underwater creatures, especially sea turtles, lobsters and nurse sharks, make their home in River of Sand - and many divers will find it to be like a second home for them, too!
Fifth Annual Cayman Cookout
The fifth annual Cayman Cookout (January 17-20, 2013) is one of the marquee events kicking off yet another year of gastronomic delights in the Cayman Islands - the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean! Cayman Cookout is hosted by chef Eric Ripert of acclaimed restaurant Blue at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and promises four days of mouth-watering indulgence and personal encounters with internationally renowned talent including Anthony Bourdain, Jose Andres, Daniel Humm and many more. Brought to the table by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and FOOD & WINE magazine, Cayman Cookout is a culinary adventure in which to savour unparalleled cuisine prepared by some of the world's top chefs, along with exclusive demonstrations, tastings, excursions and events.