Tower gives bird’s eye view of Grand

Want a bird’s eye view of Grand Cayman?

Then mark your calendars for Friday.

Camana Bay’s Observation Tower will open to the public that day.

The tower provides a new vantage point from which to view the Island from a 75-feet-tall structure, which will provide 360 degree views of Grand Cayman beyond Camana Bay, including Seven Mile Beach, George Town and the marine parks of the North Sound.

Inside The Observation Tower the staircases climb alongside a floor to ceiling mosaic depicting Cayman’s beautiful reefs and marine life, giving the sense of ascending a deep sea dive from sea bed to surface. Drawing inspiration from the world-renowned dive spots (the photo on which the mosaic is based was taken in the Sister Islands), the mosaic is constructed of countless tiles in 114 different colours and is one of the largest undersea mosaic installations in the world. Guests may also use the elevator to get to the top of The Tower – going straight to the top, or stopping to take in the view at each floor, states a press release.

From sunrise to 10pm daily, prevailing breezes, benches and lookout points encourage guests to take their time as they journey to the top of the Tower – with book lovers finding ‘one more spot’ along the way where they can curl up with a good read and a coffee.

A full agenda of activities has been planned to celebrate the opening of this, Cayman’s newest attraction starting with a private, official opening event on Thursday, 1 October.

Other planned activities, all open to the public include:

Friday, 2 October

Inaugural Tower Run benefiting Special Olympics Cayman Islands: For a $10 donation, with 100 per cent proceeds going to SOCI, runners will receive a T-shirt and complimentary breakfast.

Registration is on line at or at The Tower on race day and The Tower Run starts at 7am. T-shirts are available for the first 300 registrants.

Saturday, 3 October

The Observation Tower is open from sunrise to 10pm daily. There will be some great activities for the kids in the morning, so make it a family event: coffee, breakfast, some shopping and fun rounded out by lunch, an early afternoon movies and ice cream. Fun activities for the kids taking place between 10am and 2pm will include:

• Tower themed stories and activities and Books & Books’ always popular Children’s

Storytelling at 10.30am;

• A Camana Bay I-Spy book and pencil;

• A colouring station where budding young artists will receive a ‘colour it yourself’ picture of the mosaic, indicating all of the fish and marine life by name;

• Special stickers, handed out at the top, for all kids who climb The Tower;

• Fun crafts: kite making (assembling, decorating and flying) and a Tower Toss;

• And stilt walkers to add to the excitement of the day!

To learn more about Camana Bay and Camana Bay’s Observation Tower please visit