Destination’s Voting Methodology

In the past week, we completed the vote for your favorite dive company and we were quite happy with the results. We wanted to provide the methodology for this voting process — it must be noted that no methodology, scientific,...

Update on the Favorite Dive Operator Campaign

We started the voting for your "favorite dive operator" in the Cayman Islands last Monday, February 2, 2015 and we couldn’t be happier with the response. The dive industry has always been quirky in that most dive operators are very...

Voting for your favorite Dive Operator

This week, February 2 to 6, 2015 is the "Vote for your Favorite Dive Company" in the Cayman Islands. North Wall dive, Photo by Michelle De Villiers Destination.ky is 16 years and 6 months old and in "Google Speak" it...

Vote for Dive Operators for 2015

Last year we presented the top diving operators after a record of over a thousand votes. The only problem with our tally last year was that users could vote as many times as they wanted within the given time period,...

Cayman Sundays are Fundays!

I was driving through town this past Sunday and there was a Cruise Ship in the distance. Of course that meant that there would be tourists in town. A lot of them where walking about and as my car came...

Parade of Lights

We gussied up on Saturday night and went out for the Parade of Lights at Camana Bay. Boat owners decorate their vessels in Christmas lights and parade around the harbour, vying for cash prizes. Camana Bay, one of our favourite...

Christmas lights in Cayman

There are many things that Cayman does very well and one of them is Christmas light displays. The decorations start going up in early December. By mid-month the island is ablaze. House after house after condo after condo after shopping...

Hurricane season is over – “All Clear!”

We have made it through yet another hurricane season without any hurricanes. Many people have the wrong impression about the Cayman Islands and hurricanes. Yes, we are in the hurricane zone, but historically we have not been hit the way...

New helicopter pad

Cayman Islands Helicopters gives aerial tours of our islands which give fantastic views of the water and reefs and mangroves. Have you ever looked out the airplane window on arrival and wished the plane would slow down so you could...

Fireworks

Fireworks are very popular in the Cayman Islands – they are routine at Pirates Week, the Christmas boat parade of lights, New Year’s and for many private celebrations such as weddings, grand openings and birthday parties. A friend of ours...

Boca Raton compared to Cayman

We were in Boca Raton, FL recently, on a vacation of sorts (visiting friends). It was interesting to notice the differences and similarities between Boca Raton and the Cayman Islands. Boca, as the locals call it, is an affluent community...

Our new voting feature is up and running

We've been exploring ways to make sure our Voting feature is completely accurate and bug-proof. What better way than to tie it to Facebook. If you haven't already voted for your favorite dive operation, restaurant, spa or wedding photographer, do...

Improving our Voting feature

We are in the process of tying our Voting feature to Facebook. One Facebook account will equal one vote – this will ensure that the votes are legitimate. The previous function tied up the voting component to an IP address....

Pirates Week – aaaargh!

Pirates Week is one of those events that is cool in spite of the clichés. On the surface it might look like just another themed festival. Over 30 years ago, some islanders organized this festival to help build tourism during...

Open water swim season resumes

A few weeks ago, our local swimming association put on an 800m open water sea swim. Our sea swim season runs March through November and the association organizes a total of 6 swims ranging from 800m to 5k, all along...

Top Ten Voting and Reviews

Many of you have responded to our notices about voting for the Top Ten in several of our categories. In fact, a whole lot of you have. We are using our Facebook page as a channel to bring in more...

Another Shade of Blue

TV show Another Shade of Blue is filming in Grand Cayman for their next episode. In addition to capturing Cayman’s myriad shades of blue water on film, Ty Sawyer, documentarian is also reporting on marine wildlife artist and Cayman resident...

More on hurricanes and 9/11

We’ve had hurricanes on our mind lately. H Irene was a reminder that you have to take mother nature seriously. Fortunately, H Katia never came close to land, tho she is still going strong offshore from New England, a powerful...

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman

The two smaller islands of the Cayman Islands – Little Cayman and Cayman Brac – have distinct tourism niches in the Cayman Islands market. Cayman Brac appeals to dive-mongers and Little Cayman is known for utter solitude. Both have well-developed...

More on sunscreen and coral

Interesting news out of Britain about sunscreen and coral. Someone noticed that corals are able to protect themselves from UV rays which are particularly strong in the tropics (some corals are exposed to direct air and sunlight during low tides,...

Biodegradable Sunblock

Eco-friendly sunscreens have been developed recently, and along with this improvement comes data on how destructive regular sunscreen is to coral reefs. As most of us know, coral reefs are the lungs of our worldwide oceans, creating life, oxygen and...

Cayman Tourism Reaps Professional Awards

The Caymanian Compass, our local newspaper, reports today that Cayman has once again featured well in several tourism related awards. Scuba Diving magazine ranks Grand Cayman #9 worldwide for shore diving. Cayman’s reefs are very easy swimming distance from shore,...

Hurricane Season Equals Vacation Time

Yes, we are now well into hurricane season which goes from June 1 to November 30 each year. But hurricanes in Cayman are not as frightening as some people think. Hurricane season simply means that this is the time of...

Cruise Ships and the George Town Port

Some Cayman business owners are upset that cruise ships are bypassing our harbour. It’s a complicated issue, but the main points include the down economy, summer weather, and the size of the George Town port. The winter season is typically...

Kids under Six are Welcome

The Cayman Islands isn’t on the opposite side of the world from North America, but it is on the opposite side of the debate about whether children should be allowed in restaurants. While restaurants in Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and...