The Department of Tourism’s continuous efforts to promote the Sister Islands is paying off.
Both Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are profiled in the April issue of Condé Nast Traveller. This has a circulation of 783,762, DoT points out, adding that the article comes at the perfect time as Spring nears and city dwellers are beginning to plan their summer escapes.
The front page of the top travel magazine carries the blurb ‘Intimate Caribbean – 13 islands you can (almost) call your own’.
Under the heading of Little Cayman, Bloody Bay Wall is mentioned as one of the world’s best scuba diving sites.
Nature tourism is next – ‘With a resident population of 110 people, it has more than 20,000 red-footed boobies, 1,000 frigate birds, the scarce Cayman Brac parrot, plus herons, shorebirds, waders and the endemic West Indian Whistling Duck.’
The article goes on to recommend booking The Club for posh nights, or to borrow a bike to get to Salt Rock Dock for sky-watching.
Recommended for top table food is Gladys Howard’s Pirates Point Resort, where the stuffed tomato bread is a dining room favourite. Local food mentioned is Sam McCoy’s Diving and Fishing Lodge.
Also recommended is McLaughlin’s Rentals for getting around, along with afternoon tea at the National Trust House in Blossom Village.
For a fun day Owen Island is mentioned, while one potential hazard is motorboats encountering unaware snorkellers.
Under Cayman Brac, the category of good nights recommends the Brac Reef Beach Resort with Walton’s Mango Manor listed for Pampered Nights. For Top Table, The Captain’s Table and Aunt Sha’s are mentioned while the wheels category mentions Maple and Samantha and B&S Motor Vehicles.
For climbing sturdy ropes, safety gear and hiking shoes are recommended, with hazards listed as mosquitoes – ‘quadrillions of them’.