Camana Bay is full of interesting architectural features and among them, are cozy reading nooks which set tone for a perfect day of reading, relaxing or enjoying time with your loved ones. Here are five beloved reading spaces around Camana Bay – which is your favourite?
We’re celebrating Literacy Month this September by recognising the 100th birthday of world-renowned storyteller, Roald Dahl. Leaving behind a legacy of brilliantly imaginative and deliberately silly stories, Roald Dahl’s books stretch the minds and dreams of youngsters from all walks of life by penning tales of everyday children in surprising situations.
September is Literacy Month and a great opportunity to put aside the summer reads and dive into something a little meatier. To celebrate Literacy Month and encourage you to get reading, Angela has found five noteworthy reads from the past two years to suit every reader, all on the shelves at Books & Books.
As we celebrate all things literary throughout September (Literacy Month), at Camana Bay we are here to help you set the scene for a cosy afternoon of reading. Whether you’re lounging around the many reading nooks around the Town Centre (stay tuned for a blog post on our favourite reading spots) or lazing the day away in bed at home, here are a few necessities from the shops and restaurants of Camana Bay.
Books and Magazines
Choose from a selection of novels and magazines from Books & Books, ranging from mystery and suspense to humour and self-help. Visit the wall of New York Times Bestseller books for the most recent selection of popular reads.
Books, Books & Books, prices vary.
September is literacy month in the Cayman Islands and, to celebrate, here are few easy ways to get more reading done – this month and beyond.
Set a Goal
Challenge yourself to read a certain number of books per year. Remember to be realistic. Challenge yourself to one book per month, six books per year or to read 20 pages at the start of your day.
Keep a List
Use a website such as Goodreads to keep track of books you’ve read or want to read. You can also set your book reading goal to keep you on track.
Carry your Book Everywhere
You never know when you will get the chance to read. Carry your book with you and get a few pages in at lunch or while waiting at an appointment.
The Cayman Islands are abundant with natural beauty and summer time is the perfect time to get out and explore. Below is a list of our 10 ultimate experiences you along with your friends and family can have this summer.
Visit the Botanic Park and come face-to-face with Cayman’s indigenous blue dragon.
Join the National Trust on a Mastic Trail tour.
Visit the historic Pedro Castle.
Have Cayman Segway Tours lead the way on a Segway tour.
Experience George Town’s culinary delights with Cayman Food Tours.
Grand Cayman’s unspoiled and rugged Sister Island, Cayman Brac, is the ultimate destination for adventure seekers. Whether hiking or biking, canoeing or caving, bird-watching or scuba diving, activities on this 15-square-mile island are sure to ignite the thrill and wonder of exploration.
Take a Hike
A number of walking and hiking trails are dotted through the dense forestation of Cayman Brac. Through these footpaths unique reptiles, birds and plant life thrive, including the endemic rock iguana, a gray variation of Grand Cayman’s endangered blue dragon.
One of the more popular hikes will take you across the Bluff, which is the Gaelic definition of the word “brac” and describes the 140-foot-high limestone rock formation thrusting vertically from the royal blue waters on the eastern side of Cayman Brac. You’ll want to wear your most comfortable hiking shoes, but the majestic view of the ocean and neighbouring Little Cayman from the top is well worth going the distance. Stay a while and observe the magnificent frigatebirds in flight as they ride the air currents rising from the sheer cliff face of this prominent attraction.
Other popular trails include Bight Road, the Lighthouse Footpath, National Trust Parrot Reserve Loop and Salt Water Point Walk.
All of the Island’s trails and footpaths are easily accessible and the level of difficulty is clearly identified at the trail entrance. Visitors are welcome to journey on their own or with one of the trained tour guides available through the Cayman Brac District Administration Office, a service that is free of charge to all.
Hundreds of known and unnamed beaches surround Grand Cayman, where the shores are sandy and the water is richly blue. Most are located beyond the seven miles of white sandy beach that curve West Bay Road, so rent a car or scooter for the day and explore each nook and cranny of beach Grand Cayman has to offer.
Rum Point, North Side
Rum Point is arguably one of the most magical beaches on Grand Cayman. Located in the quiet and friendly district of North Side, this stretch of beach is secluded, accessible by boat, surrounded by million-dollar mansions and features a charming restaurant and bar, ranking it pretty high on the must visit beaches of Grand Cayman list.
Rum Point’s signature drink, the mudslide, can be ordered from the comfort of one of the many hammocks strung between the casuarina trees while enjoying a breath-taking view of the sunset.
The clear and shallow waters that stretch for yards are a favourite feature for families with small children. The barrier reef is only a short swim from shore and is home to a kaleidoscope of vibrant fish, sea urchins and starfish. It is not uncommon to spot a southern stingray gracefully swimming nearby. Full snorkel gear can be rented on-site, as well as equipment for motorised and non-motorised watersports should you feel the sudden impulse to explore your adventurous side.
On Sunday afternoons locals are known to flock to Rum Point by boat, car and everything in between. It is the busiest day for this tranquil beach, but still great fun.
Culinary recycling by Nasaria Budal
Businesses across the Cayman Islands are actively recycling to reduce their environmental footprint. This is becoming more evident in the kitchens of several restaurants and food service providers that are choosing to replace conventional packaging containers with biodegradable alternatives, reuse food in ways that reduce waste and even repurpose discarded items.
Reusing and Repurposing
The eco-conscious restaurants, Island Naturals, Bread & Chocolate and Anchor & Den at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort are reducing their waste by using food that is often thrown out. Broccoli and mushroom stems and bits of inedible onions and carrots that are usually discarded are used to make tasty soup stocks. According to Bread & Chocolate owner, Agata Kalicki, the restaurant also utilises the pulp from juicing as a sweet or savoury addition to its baked goods. In addition, any food that isn’t used in the kitchen, as well as uneaten table scraps, are fed to a pet pig at her son’s day care centre, Little Trotters.
A little DIY, a bit a recycling and a whole lot of family fun – what’s not to love about these picnic games?
1. Toss Hula Hoop Over Balloon Game: Sunshine, balloons, hula hoops-what more could you ask for? This outdoor game combines fun and learning as it allows kids to improve their motor and basic math skills.
2. Tug of War: Surely this one needs no explanation. Let the best man (or woman) win!
3. Pool Noodle Games: Homemade noodle rings can be used for a ton of fun games like human ring toss, an obstacle course, a soccer goal or javelin. (via Parents)
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