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Hello,

Welcome to the Cayman Islands' Tour Guide newsletter. Whether you're a first time visitor or want to come see us again, we know you will find something here to peak your interest. Read on for details of special travel packages and suggestions on what to do on your next Cayman Islands vacation.
 
 
CULINARY MONTH
 
The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean
 
From Cayman Cookout, the culinary exploration continues throughout the month of January to mid February, with a celebration of Culinary Month. The Cayman Islands is the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Spend some time on our three islands to discover the bountiful selection of over 150 restaurants, which have made the Cayman Islands "the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean".

The selection includes internationally acclaimed signature restaurants, independent boutiques and small, local diners that serve up everything from international cuisine to traditional Caymanian dishes. From casual beach side lunches, to sunset dinners or an elaborate banquet, to special culinary events, the Cayman Islands offers the perfect culinary combination to please your palate. Be sure to enjoy Taste of Cayman, one of the special highlights of Culinary Month.

BOOK NOW for 5th night free + Dinner for Two (USD$100), at participating hotels and restaurants.
 
 
CAYMAN COOKOUT TICKETS ON SALE NOW
 
Cayman Cookout
 
The fourth annual Cayman Cookout is one of the marquee events kicking off Cayman's Culinary Month. Cayman Cookout is hosted by Chef Eric Ripert of acclaimed restaurant Blue at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and promises four days of mouth-watering indulgence and personal encounters with internationally renowned chefs and wine experts from January 12th to 15th, 2012.

Brought to the table by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and FOOD & WINE magazine, Cayman Cookout is a culinary adventure in which to savour unparalleled cuisine prepared by some of the world's top chefs, along with exclusive demonstrations, tastings, excursions and events. Go to caymanislands.ky/caymancookout to book.
 
 
COME RUN WITH US...
 
The Cayman Islands Marathon
 
The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon takes place on Sunday, December 4th in Grand Cayman. This intimate, well-organised and fun event features a full marathon, half marathon, 4-person team relay and Kids Fun Run. The race is chip-timed, IAAF-certified, and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. For more information, log on to CaymanIslandsMarathon.com or email info@CaymanIslandsMarathon.com.
 
 
...OR DASH WITH US
 
'Fastest' or 'Lastest'
 
Get in fitness step with our one-mile beach run/walk event and have a chance to win our "Fastest" or "Lastest" or in between awards with Dashing Through the Sand, on Monday, December 26th. Visit the Cayman Islands this holiday season to experience our beautiful scenery while running or walking.

The registration fee includes random prizes, shirts to all finishers and breakfast.
 
 
TOP 10 CARIBBEAN DESTINATION
 
 
Condé Nast Traveler has released its annual Readers' Choice Awards, and the Cayman Islands has been listed as one of the top 10 Caribbean destinations by the magazine's discerning readers. In addition, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman ranked 4th in a list of the top 50 Caribbean resorts, with an overall score of 93.7.

The Readers' Choice Awards reflect the combined opinions of 28,876 Condé Nast Traveler readers on their favorite cities, islands, and hotels they visited in the past year, and the airlines and cruise ships with whom they traveled. The complete ranking can be viewed at the following link: www.concierge.com/images/cnt/pdf/2011-Readers-Choice-Awards.pdf
 
 
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO BOARD THE SHIP
 
Arrrrn't you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?
 
Get ready for the most exciting time on the Cayman Islands' calendar, Pirates Week 2011. Witness the mock pirate invasion that kicks off the island-wide revelry. Then join us for treasure hunts, float parades, dances, athletic competitions, costume contests, boat races, fireworks and a celebration of authentic Caymanian food and culture. Package includes roundtrip airfare from Miami on Cayman Airways, 4 nights studio accommodations, daily continental breakfast, free WiFi, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel tax, and service charges. Arrrrn't you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Deals starting at USD$639 (Offer valid for travel from November 9th to November 21, 2011)

Click here to learn more about Pirates Week.

To book your Pirates Week package today, visit caymanexpress.com or call 800.247.9900.
 
 
SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH
 
Premium Dive Package
Divetech and Colbalt Coast Dive Resort, Grand Cayman
 
Divetech and Cobalt Coast Dive Resort, Grand Cayman are kicking off the New Year with the "Premium Dive Package". Stay 7 nights in an oceanfront suite, dive 6 days, eat 3 meals a day served pool side and enjoy up to 5 premium drinks daily at US$ 2400 per person (Jan 1-April 28, 2012). Packages include gratuity, accommodation tax and service charges, round trip-airport transfer plus unlimited shore diving at Divetech's two shore diving locations: Cobalt Ridge & Lighthouse Point. The #1 destination in the Caribbean just became more affordable with this new, all-inclusive premium dive package.

Call 1-888-946-5656 (Toll Free), visit Cobalt Coast, or visit Divetech.
 
 
BECOME A FAN
 
We can't wait to hear from you!
 
We love to hear from you and one of the best places to ask questions, learn about Cayman or to post your travel experiences is our Facebook page. Vote for our profile photos, help others plan their trip and learn about activities and events planned for Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. We can't wait to hear from you!
 
 
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
 
 
What would you like us to include in the upcoming editions of Tour Guide? Would you like more information about how to make your travel plans; what to do in the water, on land or in the air; more about the Sister Islands or how Cayman is protecting the environment and the green globe certification; or simply the best beaches visit while on island?

Send us an email with your suggestions.
 
 
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