The holiday season is a unique time of year where, for many of our neighbours to the north, the bitter outdoor cold is contrasted with festive indoor gatherings. For those fortunate enough to be in the Cayman Islands this season, we welcome you to bask in our tropical climate and exchange your Winter boots for flip-flops.
It’s a magical time for a night drive through most neighbourhoods in the Cayman Islands, where almost every home across all three Islands is spectacularly decorated for the Christmas season. Dazzling holiday light displays adorn homes, some famous for their festive creations, while many homeowners welcome passersby to come in and enjoy their beautifully decorated gardens. It’s a stunning holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.
If you’re looking to explore other tropical climes this holiday season, make your way to Miami. In this issue, we explore all the holiday traditions on offer there, to truly experience magic in “The Magic City.” Gift shopping is inevitably on your mind and we have plenty of suggestions, from gifts for the tech savvy and for him and her to diamonds and jewellery — everyone loves a sparkle factor. The holidays mean spending time with those you love around the dinner table, but if you’d rather not cook, we also offer a few restaurants that are great for groups.
Our cover star is this year’s Miss Cayman, Anika Conolly. She dazzles in celebratory attire as she discusses winning the famed pageant and what she has in mind for the future. And this is all just the beginning. As we gear up for 2018 and our 50th anniversary, we feel confident that it will be another year filled with more success, growth and Caymankindness. Whether you are travelling to Cayman to spend time unwinding on our beaches, or visiting one of our exciting gateway destinations, we are delighted that you have chosen Cayman Airways for your journey.
We wish you and your family the happiest of holidays, and many safe and memorable travels for the coming year.
President & CEO, Cayman Airways Ltd.