Ritz fireworks for all

Although the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is holding a private fireworks extravaganza on its beach on New Year’s Eve, the resort is eager for the display to be enjoyed by the public from other spots along Seven Mile Beach.

‘Anybody can enjoy the fireworks. People can go to the Public Beach, take a blanket and get really comfortable to see it,’ Communications Director Melissa Perkins said this week.

Ms Perkins said the resort would really like the public take enjoyment from the display, and suggested that families could even plan their celebrations around the fireworks which explode at 12 midnight to ring in 2006.

‘Fireworks are nothing new in Cayman, but midnight fireworks are special and that’s the reason we did this, so guests and locals can have something special at midnight,’ she said.

The luxury resort which opens for business on 15 December, is holding three separate events New Year’s Eve, which are open to the public, at a charge. The three events involve fine food and music.

A gala celebration involving dinner, wine and dancing takes place in the Cayman Islands Royal Ballroom (CI$165 per person); A four course meal with live Caribbean music teaks place at 7 Prime Cuts & Sunsets (CI$85 per person); and Epicurean Adventure, cocktails, a six course seafood meal with acoustic guitar accompaniment (CI$105 per person).

At 11.45pm the bar will stop serving and then guests can go onto the beach for the special fireworks display. Hotel guests may retire to their balconies to watch the show.

Ms Perkins explained that all three events begin at 8pm in order to give guests more time to enjoy the evening.

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