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From our beautiful sandy beaches to the underwater wonderlands, Grand Cayman is the perfect place to find your own family adventure and create some amazing life long memories. 

Anyone visiting Cayman in the 70s will say they stumbled upon paradise and many, many of our visitors have fallen under the spell of these idyllic Islands, considering them a second home or at the least, an annual vacation spot. 

We are proud to announce that Plantana has recently been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from travel review website TripAdvisor for the fifth consecutive year. 

This week, tourism stars were out in full force at CITA’s 14th annual Stingray Awards, held at the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa.   

 

Whether it’s your first trip to Grand Cayman or you’re practically a local, there is always something new and interesting to discover on our little slice of paradise. From the world famous Seven Mile Beach to the never ending list of places to eat and events to attend, Cayman truly has a little something for everyone.

While imagining an island paradise, a castle may not be the first thing to come to mind. But Grand Cayman has our very own ‘castle’, although not quite like the ones you will find in fairy-tales.

With our deep blue sea and lush landscapes, the Cayman Islands seem like they are straight out of the silver screen. With this in mind, there is no surprise that the end of June also brings with it an event perfect for every movie lover: the CayFilm International Film Festival.

With the Cayman Islands surrounded by the beautiful and inviting Caribbean Sea, it’s no wonder swimming is one of the most popular sports here. One of Cayman’s biggest international sporting events highlights our love of the water and it’s just around the corner. 

The clock was lazily approaching the half hour past 5pm, when a gentleknock on the Plantana office door signaled the beginning of an exciting change of pace: a scheduled  interview with a three strong, spirited women connected by blood who each, in their own special way, came to fall in love with Grand Cayman and Plantana 17 years ago.  As would be expected of Maria, the matriarch of the family, she initiated the call to action and was seated comfortably on the terracotta colored cushioned chair outside the office, in a lavender island chic outfit for an evening out with her girls.  

If you love dancing, music and beautiful costumes, Cayman’s festival Batabano will be right up your street. Quite literally.

April saw the return of one of Cayman’s most popular international tournaments with the 2017 NORCECA Beach Volleyball tour taking place last weekend on the soft white sands of Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach, just a short stroll along the beach from Plantana. 

Families really look forward to rest and relaxation when at Plantana Condos, and with Easter being symbolic of rebirth and renewal, it’s no wonder spring break getaways at this Seven Mile Beach hot spot have become a beloved tradition for so many of them.

For those lucky enough to be in Grand Cayman over the Easter break, the Camana Bay Chalkfest is the perfect opportunity for children and parents alike to show off their artistic talents.

The Cayman Islands is well known for being one of the best dive destinations in the world due to our crystal clear waters as well as the abundance of colourful sea life, including tropical fish, stingrays and sea turtles. Cayman actually has more than 365 dives site: one for every day of the year

The natural beauty of the Cayman Islands has served as inspiration for many artists and creators. Recently Plantana’s serene slice of Seven Mile Beach has not only proven to be the backdrop of another art installation but also the setting of a growing friendship for two young Plantana guests.

While it could be tempting to stay on Plantana’s exclusive stretch of Seven Mile Beach all day and play in the cool, blue Caribbean Sea, or just relax by our pool, there are many other activities to enjoy whilst vacationing in Grand Cayman    

Just a 15 minute drive from Plantana, the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is the Cayman Islands’ largest land-based attraction and not only offers guests the opportunity to get closer to some of Cayman’s native animals but also provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of the Cayman Islands. 

 

With so many guests calling Plantana their home away from home, it’s no wonder that some of our longest standing guests have come to call each other ‘family’ as well. One such family, ‘The Beach Club’, as they are affectionately known here at Plantana, have been vacationing in Cayman since the 1990s.

If you have ever found yourself wandering around the lush gardens of Plantana during spring time, you will most likely have been treated to the sight of our lovely, native Wild Banana Orchid in full bloom. With Grand Cayman experiencing warm tropical weather year-round, were lucky enough to have many other stunning native flora and one of the best times to view this colorful display is during the Annual Orchid Show at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

You would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic place to spend Valentine’s Day than here in the Cayman Islands. From our beautiful beaches to our stunning sunsets, vacationing in the Cayman Islands could be considered the definition of romance. If you are lucky enough to find you and your loved one here on February 14th, we have a few suggestions on how to spend the day.

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