Ready for a Winter Vacation? Look No Further than the Caribbean!

The Cayman Islands have become a popular vacation destination for people who would like to explore the Caribbean. If you are planning on taking a Grand Cayman excursion, you can enjoy hiking, golfing, and sailing, while you travel around. Here is a look at some of the exciting things to do in Grand Cayman (so you don’t have to figure out what to do!).

Camana Bay
Camana Bay is a major tourist attraction that is home to many different shopping, dining, and leisure options. Camana Bay is located near Seven Mile Beach, and is home to many special events. There are multiple clothing stores that feature designer brands, as well as stores that offer jewelry, kitchenware, electronics, books, and skincare lines, among other products. Food vendors emphasize nutrition, as they sell fruit juices, smoothies, salads, and healthy sandwiches. While Caribbean food is primarily the first choice for patrons, Camana Bay also has seafood, Asian, and Italian dining options. Check out the latest movies at the Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6.

Mastic Trail
The historic Mastic Trail allows you to explore the Woodland area, where you will find unique plant life. The Cayman Islands National Trust helps preserve the Mastic Trail, and also sponsors multiple tours. While the hike may be challenging at times, if you enjoy nature, you must find some time to explore the Mastic Trail.

Stingray City

Stingray City is located in the North Sound Area of Grand Cayman. You’ll interact with the Atlantic Southern stingrays. Be sure to listen to the instructors to avoid any accidents while visiting the stingrays. You can transport around Stingray City in a glass bottom boat, or by taking a scuba trip. Popular guides and sponsored trips include the Stingray City Trips and The Moby Dick Tours.

One of the most popular attractions in Grand Cayman, multiple cruise ships go through Hell on a daily basis. Hell has chunks of black limestone, and there are platforms that you can stand on to take pictures. Be sure to head to the gift shop to take home some souvenirs. The area is frequently crowded and your best option to fully enjoy everything may be taking a guided island tour.

The most popular Uber destinations across the USA

As we head into 2018, Uber is taking a look at how people used the ride-sharing service in 2017. The company has rounded up a list of the most popular destination in each state, excluding airports, major transit stations and convention centers. (Note: There is no entry for South Dakota since Uber does not operate there.)

The results may surprise you. In Michigan, for example, the most Uber-ed to place is Scorekeepers, a bar in Ann Arbor. In New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the most popular destination among riders, and in Louisiana, Café du Monde easily slid into first place. Check out all of the top destinations in the gallery above.

More interesting tidbits provided by Uber: The most popular time for people in the U.S. to take an Uber was on Saturday nights at 11 p.m., and the most Ubers were taken on Oct. 28 (Halloween Saturday). And while New Jersey is the earliest-rising state, those in Mississippi tend to stay out the latest.

 Read the full list here.


Grand Cayman’s Restaurants to Try This Week

The Camana Bay town center is the perfect place to dine for anyone visiting Grand Cayman. There are over a dozen wonderful restaurants that offer a variety of dishes. There are also several cafes and markets and a great selection of shops to peruse in the town center. Listed below are some of the best Grand Cayman restaurants.

The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta
The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta features dishes that are originally American with an Italian flair. The ambiance of The Brooklyn is laid back, but chic. The restaurant is perfect for anything from a family meal to a late night date. The menu has dishes that have been inspired from all over the world.

Abacus is known as the place to lounge and to have a nice meal. The restaurant is proud of its farm to table service and is offers some of the best tapas in the area. If you love a good cocktail, then Abacus is the place for you. There are two different areas to enjoy your meal. There is a dining room that offers warm seating inside, as well as a shaded patio that offers outdoor seating.

Petit Paris
Petit Paris offers a variety of French baked goods. They have some of the best bread, croissants, and pastries in the area. Gourmet coffee, as well as espresso, is offered alongside their tasty treats. If you have an empty stomach, you can purchase a salad, sandwich, panini, baguette, or more. Petit Paris also ships hard candy that is pre-packaged from France.

The Waterfront Urban Diner
The Waterfront Urban Diner brings the best of city dining to the laidback paradise feel. The restaurant is a gastro-pub, but all of its food is made some of the freshest ingredients in the area. The setting will make you feel at home with its beautiful wooden floors, warm lighting, and the hospitality from its staff.