In Britain and the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days of the calendar year. On this side of the Atlantic, we celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, which is May 13 this year.
Flowers and chocolate
Gifting bouquets of flowers and boxes of chocolates to loved ones has always been a popular way to express your fondness for them. With Mother’s Day responsible for a quarter of all floral purchases made on any holiday and a significant amount of the chocolate sales, it is clear that these are popular gift choices. As a result, it is probably not a bad idea to pre-order the flowers and buy the chocolates at least a few days in advance to avoid mad panics.
Heading out for an afternoon of all-you-can-eat buffet is a great way to spend any Sunday, and an even better way to spend Mother’s Day. Hotels and restaurants across the island will be hosting brunches where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
The perfect escape for families, the Kimpton Seafire Resort offers a getaway from the bustling and business of everyday life. Served from 12:30 p.m., Ave Restaurant offers everything from traditional eggs, bacon, and pancakes that have come to define the classic American breakfast to roast meats, fresh sushi and cold cuts.
- Cost is $98 for brunch with alcohol or $80 per person without bubbly.
- Call 746-0000.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Ritz Carlton blends casual elegance with a dash of Caribbean flair, offering a brunch menu that satisfies every desire. There is a sushi station, amazing cheese selection and breakfast staples along with an impressive raw bar, carving station and caviar with blinis and traditional accompaniments.
- Cost is $99 per person with bottomless bubbly.
- Call 815-6912.
Marriott Beach Resort
With sandy beach underfoot and an endless expanse of sea stretching to the horizon, the Marriott Beach Resort boasts an enviable location with a very popular restaurant. A beautiful yet versatile indoor space, Anchor & Den’s unique atmosphere includes modern music to help you get into the groove. This Mother’s Day weekend, join them on the Saturday for a “Mad Hatter” tea party to enjoy scones, sandwiches and creative tea blends. On the Sunday, there will be a special brunch for mothers with flower bouquets and cocktails from noon until 3 p.m. Cost is $90 for brunch with bubbly or $82 for brunch without.
- Call 949-0088.
Located at the Caribbean Club on Seven Mile Beach, Luca has a contemporary brunch served in its sleek upscale interior and out on the canopied patio. This is a very popular choice for locals every Sunday, so your mother is sure to enjoy it too.
- Cost is $75 including bubbles, and $65 without.
- Call (345) 623-4550.
Camana Bay offerings
From conversations over brunch to snapping keepsake photos and choosing the perfect gift – find thoughtful ways to celebrate the special woman in your life at Camana Bay.
On Saturday, 3 Girls & A Kiln are giving dads free time to shop in their store while the kids make Mom a card at a special crafting station.
If you’re making homemade gifts, why not learn how to make a from-scratch meal with Bon Vivant’s Mommy & Me Brunch on the same day? Learn how to make both savory and sweet treats while spending time together.
On the other hand, you can just sit back and let the professional chefs do all the work. Camana Bay is featuring three very different types of Mother’s Day brunches. For a more casual dining experience with an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet with waterfront views, dine at KARoo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
To satisfy a craving for more exotic flavors from the Far East, make a reservation at Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar for a Dim Sum brunch starting from 11:30 a.m.
Lola will also be featuring a four-course plated brunch, featuring tantalizing options such as gnocchi Parisienne, sirloin steak and indulgent desserts for all moms to enjoy.
Don’t forget dessert! Petit Paris has special Mother’s Day cupcakes, Haagen-Dazs is featuring a free ice-cream creation for Mom with the purchase of one ice-cream creation, or you can show proof of your “mom-bership” at Café del Sol for 10 percent off its selection of coffees and treats.
For more gift ideas on how you can spoil your mom this Mother’s Day, check local listings or visit camanabay.com/mothersday.