Cayman in overseas’ press

Popular US women’s magazine Woman’s World, with a circulation of 1.6 million, this week features a two page spread on the Cayman Islands.

The article highlights six must-sees, including George Town, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Seven Mile Beach, Stingray City, the Sister Islands and Bloody Bay Wall.

Pointing out that the three islands together make up just 100 square miles, the article reassures the reader, ‘But what this Caribbean island nation lacks in size, it more than makes up for in its rich variety of natural treasures and long list of recreational options and cultural attractions’.

Describing the wonderful underwater world the article exclaims, ‘No wonder legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau named the Cayman Islands one of his three favourite dive sites’.

Another attraction this month, it notes is Batabano Carnival.

Indeed, Cayman holidaymakers are warned to batten down the hatches in travel news on a UK website. Why? Because the ‘uproarious’ Batabano is coming to town.

The article, posted on www.travelbite.co.uk, explains that between 11 and 13 May locals and tourists join together for the annul festival.

Noting that the party celebrates the coming of spring, it also points to the fact that floats and costumes are the focal points of the festival. ‘The carnival traditionally has a tropical theme and exotic costumes combine with joyous steel drum music and flamboyant dancers’.

Holiday makers are told they can expect to see anything ‘from dancing stingrays to floating shoes’.

In May 2006’s Caribbean Travel & Life magazine, under the Postcards’ Topic of the Month, there is a letter from Daria and Chris Condit from Ohio saying that Stingray City in Grand Cayman is a must-see in a person’s lifetime.

The summer 2006 edition of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, lists The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman as one of eight new resorts in the Caribbean for romantic weddings.

‘Fulfil your island fantasies with a sunset ceremony on powdery Seven Mile Beach, complete with an aisle lined with bamboo torches. If you want more privacy, book the flower-decked wedding gazebo, located on a waterway with the resort grounds.’

Island attractions mentioned include Stingray City and Cayman Turtle Farm.

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