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Whether you're a first time visitor or want to come see us again, we know you will find something here to pique your interest. Read on for details of our special travel packages and suggestions on what to do on your next Cayman Islands vacation. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Pirates Week
Now in its 36th year join us in celebrating Pirates Week in the Cayman Islands from Nov 7th through 17th. The swashbuckling festivities include the float parade, cardboard boat race, sea swims, 5K walks/runs, turtle releases and so much more during this island-wide revelry! Flaunt your best pirate costume and parade through the streets of George Town, chase pirates through Bodden Town, North Side, East End, West Bay and of course Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. For a taste of Pirates Week in the Cayman Islands, check out the latest video from our "Gallivantin'" series on our Cayman Islands YouTube channel.
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Cayman Cookout
The sixth annual Cayman Cookout (January 16-19, 2014) serves as our marquee event, and kicks off a range of gastronomic affairs and delights in the Cayman Islands -- the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean! Cayman Cookout is hosted by chef Eric Ripert of acclaimed restaurants Le Bernardin and Blue at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and delivers four days of mouth-watering indulgence and personal encounters with internationally renowned talent. Next year's event featuring Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés will also include renowned international headliners Lidia Bastianich, Daniel Boulud, Daniel Humm and Jacques Torres, among others. 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.
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Getting Married in Paradise
Did you know you can get married in the Cayman Islands on your day of arrival? If you're planning to tie the knot or looking for an unforgettable honeymoon getaway, the Cayman Islands offers the perfect place for your special occasion. Whether it's an intimate affair or a big family affair, our experienced planners can take care of your every need. Plus, if you're travelling on Cayman Airways, you can enjoy priority check-in and business class upgrades for the Bride and Groom. For more information or to book your wedding or honeymoon visit
Cayman Islands Marathon
Registration in now open for the upcoming Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon which takes place on Sunday, December 1st in Grand Cayman. This intimate, well-organised and fun event features a full marathon, half marathon, 4-person team relay and Kids Fun Run and traverses along the south side of the beautiful Cayman Islands, with spectacular views of the ocean. The race is chip-timed, IAAF-certified, and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
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Caymanspeak: Marl Road
Where is the Marl Road? Don't get confused searching for the Marl Road on your Cayman Islands road map. In local Caymanian dialect, the marl Road (mah'rl rode) is not an actual road but means the word on the street or hearsay. Often times, even though the Marl Road has the scoop on local issues before the media, it should not be relied upon as the main source for local news. For the latest information on events and activities taking place in the Cayman Islands visit
M/V Captain Keith Tibbetts
MV Keith Tibetts, Cayman Brac.
Photo Courtesy of Stephen Frink
On September 6-8, join the Alexander Hotel and the Brac Scuba Shack for a Lion Fish Derby on Cayman Brac. Prizes will be given for winners in various categories including the most captured lionfish. $305 includes 2 night stay, registration fee and Saturday evening dinner.
The Lionfish is an invasive species that is posing a threat to marine wildlife and reefs in the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean as a whole. No one knows exactly how they arrived in our waters, but the most accepted method is the accidental or intentional release of aquarium fish into the marine environment. These ravenous predators devour juvenile fish and crustaceans in very large quantities; are equipped with venomous spines which deter predators and can cause painful wounds in humans; and are capable or reproducing at a rate of 30,000 eggs every four days.
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