Online poll: More than half staying home for Easter holiday weekend

Slightly more than half of the respondents to last week’s cayCompass.com online poll said they will be staying home over next week’s four-day Easter holiday. 

Of the 577 total respondents, 291 of them – 50.4 per cent – said they would just relax at home over the holiday. 

“And going to church,” said one person. 

“And getting in some beach time,” said another respondent.  

“Two years ago we went off island. Last year we staycationed. This year we don’t even have extra disposable income to buy a tent and go camping,” said someone else. “Things are really hard now and we are focusing on having enough food in the house, clothes and uniforms for kids at school, lunch money for the kids. I feel bad that I can’t do anything special for the kids for this Easter vacation, but luckily we live in the Caribbean, so we will go to the beach and meet up in the daytime with friends who are camping.” 

Another 100 people – 17.3 per cent – said they were travelling to another country.  

“Going to cold Canada, but at least I’ll get away for a while,” said one person. 

“There are too many people pooping on the beach to stick around,” commented someone else. 

Eighty-eight people – 15.3 per cent – said they would be working the whole time. 

“It’s the busiest three weeks of the year in tourism,” said one person. 

“I’m an indentured public servant, despised by the so-called self-righteous private sector workers and the media,” commented another person. 

Sixty-three people – 10.9 per cent – said they would be taking staycations in the Cayman Islands.  

“Heading to the Brac,” said one person. 

“Think I’ll spend some money for a local hotel, maybe in one of the Sister Islands,” said someone else. 

Only 23 people – 4.0 per cent – said they would go camping and none left comments. 

Twelve people – 2.1 per cent – responded “other” to the question. 

“I’ll be packing my bags to leave Cayman for good,” said one person. “Thanks for seven happy years Cayman!” 

“Will be sitting on beach for the last time, thinking about my sweat spent in rebuilding Cayman after Hurricane Ivan,” said someone else. “So my reward will be getting rolled over for my dedication, hard work and lawfully living.” 

“Going to church to pray for the leaders of this country,” said another respondent. “Home studying to get better grades in school,” commented one person. 

“Worshipping,” said someone else. 

“Participating in the Round the Island Yacht Race organised by the Cayman Islands Sailing Club,” said another respondent. 

 

Next week’s poll question 

How often do you go to church? 

Never 

Only for weddings and funerals 

Occasionally for holy days 

Semi-regularly 

Every week or nearly every week 

Other (write in comments) 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Easter time has always been observed by the caymanian people as one of time for Camping. Definately people respect Easter Sunday and good friday to go to church. It has been one of tradition for as long as I can remember. But come Easter monday, every one is heading for the beach.What has happened now is that people cannot even afford to buy an Easter bun to share with their children on that day. The bun and cheese is so very expensive in the supermarkets.
    Places where families could camp before are fenced up or private property signs. The Cayman people can hardly find a foot path to the beach, and if they get to the beach they have to sit almost in the wather, because under the trees are private property. So it makes good sense to stay at home because it is no fun anymore. It has been taken away from us and there is no one to turn to .

  2. Camping is allowed on public beaches. Thank God that Dart has created more camping spaces for us.
    I don’t put my tent on private property ever. I also pick up after my family. In fact I wouldn’t mind paying for a campsite if we could have more rest rooms and showers.