Government launches cabana booking system

Members of the public can now book beach and park cabanas online.

The Public Works Department has launched an online service that enables residents to book cabanas at all of Cayman’s 12 public parks and seven public beaches.

The reservation system requires users to create an account at the PWD’s website, www.publicworks.gov.ky. Once customers have logged in, they can view the system’s calendar to choose an available date, pick the facility they would like to use, and choose which cabana they would like to reserve.

Once a booking is complete, customers will be sent a confirmation email, which they will need to print off and bring with them as proof of their reservation.

“Ensuring that our people can benefit from our natural environment is of great importance to government,” said Minister for Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure Joseph Hew in a press release. “This new system makes it easier for the public to gain access to our beaches and parks, and to have a richer experience when they do use these spaces.”

Acting Governor Franz Manderson described the new system as a means of “eliminating unnecessary paperwork for our customers.”

Customers who make bookings will be responsible for cleaning up the spaces after use. Also, the system will not allow for multiple consecutive bookings as a way to ensure accessibility of the facilities for all, the PWD noted in the press release.

Customers will still be able to visit the PWD office to book cabanas.

“We understand that some customers will still want that personal interaction, so we will maintain that service, but we are thrilled to be able to offer this level of convenience for those what want it,” PWD Director Max Jones said.