End of the World? Maybe

There’s been a fair amount of speculation as to whether the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 heralds the end of the world or not. The folks at the Marriott are taking no chances and on the last night of 2011 are throwing an End of the World party – just in case it is.

Party like it’s the last night of your life – and even if you do wake up at some point on 1 January, well, you’ll have had a blast anyway. In keeping with the End of the World prophecies, it’s a Mayan themed party, so those who know what these ancient people would have worn can go suitably attired.

The DJs will be spinning their tunes from atop a pyramid and Mayan warriors will be parading through the party – plus some additional surprises we won’t let on about.

Traditionally one of the biggest New Year’s Eve events on Grand Cayman – last year around 1,200 people joined the party – this year’s send off for 2011 at the Marriott will be bigger and better than ever.

As always there is the option of purchasing tickets for dinner followed by the party, or skipping lining the stomach and just heading straight to the party and taking advantage of the open bar.

Dinner will consist of an eclectic buffet at Solana restaurant, overlooking the beach and will include traditional turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings as well as sushi, ceviches and some typical Caribbean fare.

For those who choose to forgo dinner, the party will take place on the beach and around the pool. This year the Marriott has upgraded its audio visual equipment and there will be laser light shows, fantastic sounds and, of course, a fireworks display at midnight. They have also increased the number of bars from two to six, so that no one goes thirsty for long.

Tickets to the party include unlimited drinks: whether it’s wine, beer, rum or some other kind of cocktail, it’s all included in the open bar price of $60 ($110 for dinner and party).

Groups of 20 or more will be able to reserve special VIP areas with bottle service and tunes will be provided courtesy of DJ Tony Chen and DJ XS.

Purchase tickets in advance at the Marriott or any Tortuga Liquors store until noon on 31 December.

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