All children of any age need to note the date of Sunday, May 8, on their calendars, as it is Mother’s Day. Time to thank mothers for all the noses they wiped, meals they cooked, school runs they endured and birthday parties they managed to survive.

There are many ways to pamper your mum, from a day at the spa to a brunch complete with bubbles. Here is a range of suggestions to make her feel as special as possible.


Almost every woman in the world loves to get flowers, which is probably why Mother’s Day is one of the busiest dates of the year for florists. Are you an organized person with your order placed well in advance, or are you the one ripping a selection of hibiscus, dandelions and maiden plum from the side of the road as you race to your mum’s house?

Supermarkets do carry some nice options if you find yourself stuck, but try to get onto the florist this year, if you can, to order a really lovely selection of arranged blooms.


Sure, brunch may seem like an easy and well-worn choice for Mother’s Day, but really, can anyone ever tire of a beautiful buffet of food and bottomless champagne? The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, for example, will be hosting a special brunch on May 8, so expect to see even more delectable dishes on the tables than usual.

Any restaurants and resorts that offer brunch are usually booked up on the day, so get your reservation in early to avoid disappointment. Seriously – start booking now.

Don’t forget to think further afield than the Seven Mile area. Tukka in East End has a great brunch with a completely different view to enjoy.

Even if you can't manage brunch, making your mum a nice breakfast will show you care.
Even if you can’t manage brunch, making your mum a nice breakfast will show you care.


Get thee and thy mother to one of Cayman’s premier spas for some pampering! From the Renaissance Spa on Walkers Road to Body Works, Touch of Thai, La Mer Spa, Hibiscus Spa, the Da Vinci Centre and the La Prairie spa on Seven Mile, there are many options to choose from. Look for specials in your local listings as Mother’s Day approaches, as there are often specials up for grabs so you can get even more treatments for less.


Unlike some other far-flung places around the world, the Cayman Islands have close neighbors, with many countries a short flight away. Why not surprise Mum with a shopping trip to Miami or a weekend of art and culture in Cuba? Fly to Jamaica and soak up the atmosphere, or take a few days in Honduras near Pico Bonito National Park to really get away from it all.

Cayman Airways flies to all of these destinations with a schedule to accommodate quick, yet revitalizing, jaunts overseas. You can even keep it closer to home and just nip to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. They are less than an hour’s flight from here and each Sister Island is truly unique.