The Cayman Islands; Everybody’s Hot Spot
The Cayman Islands with its aquamarine colored waters and coral reefs is not only heavenly to the naked eye but a place for grand entertainment. The Cayman Islands are made up of three separate islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The largest of them is the Grand Cayman which has a cosmopolitan atmosphere, five-star gourmet bistros, world-class diving that not only attract the average tourist on vacation but also attract celebrities as a prime vacation spot.
The Cayman Islands has some of the finest restaurants with the highest quality in gourmet foods such as Morgan’s Seafood Restaurant, a waterfront eatery described as being bright and airy with a massive panoramic waterfront deck for patrons to enjoy the crystal blue waters of Governors Creek as they dine. If a tourist desires Italian cuisine, Casanova’s is the place to go. It is also situated where there is a pleasant waterfront view as well as an indoor air-conditioned dining room offering an extraordinary wine list from an intimate wine cellar to go along with their first-class Italian and seafood dishes. However, for the more sophisticated patron, The Blue, a triple A five diamond restaurant with the highly reputable Eric Ripert as the main and famous chef, offers the highest quality in seafood fine dining with an international list of extraordinary wines along with his own state-of-the-art crafted cocktails.
The Cayman Islands offer a great deal of places to go for all types of entertainment from art galleries, to clubs, cayman enterprises, a massive array of jewelers and shopping and for the lively tourist, many fun activities. The Ritz Carlton Art Gallery exhibits the finest in painted, sculpted and sketched art located on West Bay Road is made up of very talented and professional artists who find inspiration in the lavish scenery, richly colorful coast, and rich lush nautical atmosphere of the Cayman Islands. For the tourist who has interest in the night scene, Prima at the Royal Palms is on an oceanfront patio with music from a live DJ to live rock bands with an atmosphere described as Cayman Islands version of Ibiza’s Café del Mar. There’s a little something for everyone when it comes to musical tastes with a lively party vibe. For the passionate shopper, there a great variety of malls such as Galleria Plaza, Buckingham Square and West Shore Square that offer all your shopping desires whether it be clothing, to beauty products as well as technology shops. There are also specialty shops such as Cayman Scents Ltd. where they create and sell handcrafted soaps, lotions and candles with a vast selection of luxurious scents. Another excellent place to visit while in the Cayman Islands is the notorious and oldest retail store of the area, Artifacts. Located on the waterfront of the Georgetown area, they sell highly fascinating objet d’art such as rare souvenirs, coins, timepieces, handmade ceramic ware, enamels and items from shipwrecks from all over the world.
It is very clear why celebrities flock to the Cayman Islands. Highly recognized people such as Sir Richard Branson has visited the Cayman Islands to speak at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit as well as the former UK Prime Minister stayed in the Cayman Islands for a ceremonial dinner for the KPMG Legends Tennis Tournament which was held at The Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton which we mentioned earlier. At the Jazz Festival, entertainers such as Alicia Keys, John Legend, Anita Baker and Michael Bolton have performed, and Taylor Swift had been spotted dining at the Tukka restaurant. Tom Cruise has been reported to spending the holiday season in the Cayman Islands just like President Carter spending New Years there. The Cayman Islands are a low key hot spot for celebrities due the Cayman Islands being a safe place where the famous don’t have to worry about being intruded upon by the paparazzi and be free to enjoy their downtime in addition to their outdoor activities in peace. It is a great place for everybody from every type of lifestyle.