Welcome to the Cayman Islands. You are here at an exciting time filled with family-friendly events, beginning with Red Sky at Night followed by the spectacle of tents of all shapes and sizes that line our beaches with Easter campers.
Red Sky at Night is a multidisciplined, multicultural arts fair. It features live, colourful performances of dance, music and drama as well as a display of visual arts, crafts and feature films. Enjoy delicious culinary delights from local vendors and join us on March 2 on the Harquail Cultural Centre Grounds in George Town from 4 p.m. until midnight.
The colourful parade continues later in April when we celebrate Easter, one of the most religious holidays in the Cayman Islands. This year the Easter weekend is from Friday, April 19, to Monday, April 22, and both Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. This is a time when families not only attend church but also devote the long weekend to camping on beaches. It’s a great time for families and friends to get together and enjoy Cayman’s natural beauty. Children and adults spend the long weekend swimming, fishing, playing games, cooking out and generally having a good time.
The true colour and jewels of our three Islands are our people. Caymanians are kind, giving and passionate. Seek them out. You will have a happier visit and make many wonderful memories.
The smallest of our Islands, Little Cayman, is probably the most laid-back. There are few motorists on Little Cayman — most people get around by bicycle — and those who you do meet on the roadway are sure to offer a kind wave.
On Cayman Brac you will stand in awe of The Bluff that rises to 140 feet out of the sea. There you will find adventure unlike that on Grand Cayman or Little Cayman. If you have access to a computer, go to itsyourstoexplore.com to find out the different activities that can be had on both Sister Islands.
Before you leave, make sure you take your taste buds on a culinary adventure — from local fare to fine dining — in one of our many top-rated restaurants. There is a reason the Cayman Islands is known the world over as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean.”
Whether you are here as a visitor or to work, I welcome you to the Cayman Islands and invite you to embrace the entire Cayman Islands experience. You will only then begin to understand why we say we are an island in the Caribbean Sea instead of just another Caribbean island.
I truly believe that your stay with us is going to be nothing less than magnificent. Please enjoy your visit, and, once again, I welcome you to the Cayman Islands.
The Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Premier of the Cayman Islands