CANADIANS ARE VISITING THE CAYMAN ISLANDS more than ever before, and for good reason: think multigenerational travel opportunities, exquisite culinary experiences, soft adventure and wellness activities. From start to finish, your clients can enjoy their experience thanks to elevated touches and updates including the Owen Roberts International Airport redevelopment. Set for completion by early 2019, this terminal expansion will ensure ease and accessibility for all passengers. And with an increase in visitation for the year-to-date – arrivals are up nine per cent! – Air Canada and WestJet have increased flight capacity. There’s absolutely no better time than now to book the Cayman Islands. What are the top selling points? Try these:
The Cayman Islands is home to a superb selection of hotels with offerings appealing to a broad range of demographics. For travellers looking for a cozy option with the freedom of a home away from home, the luxurious amenities of a Cayman condo or villa are for them. What’s more, many of these types of accommodations in the destination are commissionable. Villas with daily housekeeping and groceries delivered upon arrival will prove to be perfect for those looking to sleep many people under one beautiful roof. From the Crystal Caves to one of Trip Advisor’s best beaches in the world, Seven Mile Beach, Pirates Week Festival, Stingray City, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the National Museum, there is truly something for all ages.
Culinary capital of the Caribbean:
The Cayman Islands is home to the Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant, plus more than 200 eateries for the most discerning foodie. More than 140 nationalities have brought a great diversity of culinary experiences, international flavours, and quality and selection that is truly unmatched. For clients on the hunt for a quintessential Caribbean experience, point them in the direction of quaint fish shacks. Those seeking a fine-dining experience might find the five-star restaurants a good place to start. With daily weekly farmers markets, clients staying in condos and villas can try their hand at local cooking in the comfort of their accommodations. Others looking to immerse themselves in the award-winning culinary scene can enjoy sea- and farm-to-table experiences, as well as food tours, cooking classes and kids culinary programs. Sunday Brunch is also an institution in Cayman. Numerous restaurants offer impressive feasts often including bottomless champagne. International food and wine experiences round out the destination’s culinary offerings, extending to events like the Cayman Cookout, Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival, Slow Food Day, Restaurant Week, Cocktail Week and more.
Soft adventure & wellness:
Home to the Cayman Islands Marathon, Flowers Sea Swim, 365 dive sites, stand up paddleboard yoga classes, CrossFit and world-class spas, there is certainly no shortage of activities. Encourage your clients to explore a variety of reef sites or grab a kayak and marvel at the crystal clear waters. Between Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, there is an abundance of dive sites to explore, including wrecks and deep drop-offs. This destination is also ideal for beginners to expert divers, as the waters remain warm year-round. It’s no wonder people keep voting these sites as some of the world’s top diving destinations.