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Thanksgiving conjures up images of delicious homemade dishes and family time reflecting on the year and celebrating the blessings we have received. It’s also a time of long waits in bumper to bumper traffic on the highways, with millions of Americans making their way home. So, why not avoid that stress and unwind with your loved ones at your ‘beach home away from home’ at Plantana.

Music, comedy, art, and delectable cuisine. That recipe has all the ingredients for the perfect getaway to the Caribbean. And you’re in luck with the inaugural edition of KAABOO Cayman taking place just a few months from now - February 15-16, 2019. The event, with all its allure, is all happening within walking distance of Plantana Condos but just far enough for you to enjoy some quiet downtime on Seven Mile Beach between the festivities.

Fall is one of the best times to visit Cayman. Not only do you get the opportunity to escape plunging temperatures and bask in the sunshine at Plantana, you can also enjoy some of Cayman’s most entertaining events.

Summer is winding down and Plantana guests are returning home to work and school, while our team takes a moment to reflect on what a fruitful season it has been. We saw so many of our wonderful repeat guests and also welcomed new repeat-guests-in-the-making to the property, and now, we are setting the stage to do it all over again for the fall and winter seasons!

Question: When was the last time you enjoyed a good games night with your friends?

Answer: Probably too long if you haven’t enjoyed one of those on offer around Grand Cayman!

The waves are lapping, the birds are singing, the trees are swaying, the reptiles are playing…wait, reptiles?! When some of us think of reptiles, it conjures up thoughts of snapping Caimans and slithering snakes. 

The beauty of the Cayman Islands is second to none. From the vibrant flora and fauna that call these Islands home to the mesmerizing shades of blue Caribbean Sea to the intricate perfection that is the underwater world, Cayman has been inspiring generations of artists to create some of their most eye catching artwork. 

When in Cayman, do as the locals do and enjoy the delights of happy hour, island style. That’s one of the ways to bring in the weekend as you enjoy our slice of paradise.

At Plantana, we are family. Whether you choose to spend some downtime in our section of paradise or show up each day to ensure others are comfortably settling in at the condo of their choice, there’s an undeniable sense of togetherness at Plantana.

Some of the best memories are made at summer camps, where kids experience engaging, new learning environments and make lifelong friendships.  Cayman has a variety of camps to suit all interests and ages and organizers are always happy to include young visitors to the islands.  Camps are held throughout the summer months and cater to various budgets, so there is potential for limitless fun and adventure while you visit Cayman.

We love seeing our Plantana Family have all their talents recognized and we couldn’t be more proud of our Guest Services Manager, Rita Estevanovich. 

As tempting as it would be to spend your entire vacation on the perfection that is Seven Mile Beach at Plantana, it is worth setting aside a road trip day to North Side to taste fresh local dishes and even food from afar, discover unique hot spots and admire the stunning, natural beauty of the district.

While the Cayman Islands may not experience extreme seasonal changes in winter, spring, summer and autumn, we still have many different seasons that we get excited about and enjoy throughout the year.

Plantana stands out in many ways, especially when you pause to take in the lush, green spaces filled with flowering plants, majestic palms and fruiting trees topped off by the view of glorious Seven Mile Beach.

From beautiful lush greenery to white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters surrounding the Islands, Cayman’s natural beauty has inspired generations of storytellers. One event aims to capture the modernization of this art form through film and share it with locals and visitors alike. 

Throughout the year, there is always some sort of sporting event happening in Cayman. However, with June signaling the start of the hottest time of year for the Islands, water-based sports offer the perfect opportunity to compete and beat the heat at the same time.

If you want to truly live like a local when staying in Cayman, Sunday brunch is a must.  Not only is it an amazing opportunity to sample the wide variety of the culinary delights available on Island but it also the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends.  And for those lucky enough to be staying at Plantana, you will be right in the heart of Cayman’s brunch scene.

The recent rain showers have ushered in a time-honored Caymanian tradition – crabbing! We don’t mean catching the tiny little crabs you see burrowing under the sand on Plantana’s stretch of Seven Mile Beach. We mean their much larger and bigger-clawed cousins locals catch to make a tasty island meal.

 

 

There are times when you take a vacation but the weather just doesn’t cooperate, and you’re left wondering, “What now?”  Guests at Plantana are currently experiencing intermittent showers caused by Subtropical Storm Alberto that is now affecting the southern U.S, however, that has not kept them from making the most of their stay.  

Carnival season in Cayman is in full swing and the next big festival, CayMas, is just around the corner.  The best part is, CayMas is easily accessible from Plantana Condos so you can choose to jump in and dance to the Caribbean beats or relax and spectate as the masqueraders put themselves on display.

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