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?
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.
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)
Whether you’re working or relaxing, it’s all too easy for ourselves and our families to get stuck indoors and in the 9 to 5 rut. With cooler weather and abundant breezes January is the perfect month to make spending more time outdoors a part of your routine. Last year, Growing Communities posted about the stress relieving properties of nature and the sun and we’ve provided 10 simple ways you can make spending more time outdoors a part of your day.
Did You Know?
Being outside in nature when you meditate lets you quiet your thoughts, open your mind and connect with the power that your surroundings hold. 1
Nature and sunlight provide us with beauty, energy, vitamin synthesis, and clean, fresh air. In nature we have chance to relax and release our stress to the open air. Below are a few ideas to get you into the natural flow of things. The list, by the Global Healing Centre, is by no means exhaustive, only some really simple ideas that can easily get you started.
Here are the answers to our third scavenger hunt! How many Growing Communities district parks are there? Five. Which park is home to the National Trust of the Cayman Islands? The Dart Family Park, George Town. Which park is named after the district’s Division 1 football team? Scholar’s Park, West Bay. Which park is located on a historic site? The Harold McCoy Sr. Park in Bodden Town is located on the site of the historic Mission House. Which park allows budding actors to put their talent on display in an outdoor amphitheatre? The Dart Family Park, George Town.
For our third and final scavenger hunt in the summer scavenger hunt series, (here are our first and second scavenger hunts in case you missed them!) we are asking you questions about the district parks and encouraging all to visit a new district park this summer! How many Growing Communities district parks are there? Which park is home to the National Trust of the Cayman Islands? Which park is named after the district’s Division 1 football team? Which park is located on a historic site? Which park allows budding actors to put their talent on display in an outdoor amphitheatre? We will share the answers to our blog at the end of the month, so check back to find out the answers to our final scavenger hunt. Remember to share your scavenger hunt experience with us!
Here are the answers to our second scavenger hunt! What year did the first Constitution come into operation? The first written constitution in the history of the Cayman Islands was approved by London in 1958 and came into operation on 4 July 1959. What is the real length of Seven Mile Beach? Just over five miles. What days can you take a guided Mastic Trail tour with the National Trust of the Cayman Islands? Every weekday. What year were the Cayman Islands discovered? In 1503. What is the highest point of The Bluff in Cayman Brac? 140 feet.
For our second scavenger hunt, (here is our first scavenger hunt in case you missed it!) Growing Communities is asking you questions about the Grand Cayman that so many visitors have fallen in love with. Many of these answers you can find on the Internet, but we highly recommend getting out this summer and enjoying the natural beauty of the Cayman Islands. 1. What year did the first Constitution come into operation? 2. What is the real length of Seven Mile Beach? 3. What days can you take a guided Mastic Trail tour with the National Trust of the Cayman Islands? 4. In what year were the Cayman Islands discovered? 5. What is the highest point of The Bluff in Cayman Brac? We will share the answers to our blog at the end of the month, so check back to see how well you know Grand Cayman. Remember to share your scavenger hunt experience with us!
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