In the last two years, there have been many changes throughout the world. The Cayman Islands has been no different! We have seen a complete shutdown to our tourism and cruise industries and the effects of a pandemic on our health system, but we have also seen incredible strength and resilience in these same industries. During these past two years, Cayman’s local population and business community have been working hard on making these islands even better. Now that tourism is back and the island is open to visitors, we have some fun and exciting new offerings that will make your future stays at Plantana Condos even more enjoyable!
We all know Cayman is foodie heaven! The new restaurant offerings on island certainly aim to please, and there are more in the pipeline to come later this year. Closest to Plantana, a fan favorite formerly known as Duke’s is now known as The Fishbowl. With a similar menu and atmosphere, it continues to offer a laidback environment, good casual bar-style food, and cold drinks just steps away from Plantana! What used to be Edoardo’s and Barolo is now Lloyd’s Smokehouse. Though we miss the family-friendly homemade Italian kitchen of Edoardo’s, Lloyd’s has been a great addition to the Seven Mile strip. This is the place to go for smoked meats, indulgent sides, and an amazing array of mouthwatering sauces. They sometimes even host watch parties for sporting events! The Comfort Suites property further up Seven Mile Beach has been converted into a gorgeously renovated Hampton by Hilton property. Their feature restaurant is called Ms. Piper’s Kitchen + Garden, where you are sure to be transported to a true foodie heaven. The restaurant is based off a fictional character named “Ms. Piper” with the menu being influenced by her travels and life experiences. Go for the delicious food and drinks, stay for the atmosphere!
An incredible new off-site amenity for Plantana guests has been the opening of Shop Right in the new plaza across the street called The Grove. This mini-mart style supermarket has opened up a new grocery offering within walking distance. Less than a 5-minute walk away, this store is open 7 days a week (yes, even on Sundays!) and has a wide assortment of dry and canned goods, dairy products, toiletries, drinks, and a full liquor store. There is even a small selection of fresh produce and frozen goods, but it has all the essentials!
On your next trip, you will also notice some other changes throughout Plantana and the general landscape on the island. Construction has boomed over the last two years, so you will notice many new developments and buildings especially in the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas. We’ve also been continuing our maintenance of Plantana and have recently replaced all our stairwells. Outside of our immediate area, you’ll also notice ongoing changes to the waterfront George Town area. The project known as “George Town Revitalization” intends to pedestrianize many areas of the waterfront and light a new spark for the area. There will be redesigned streets, seating, parks, public WiFi, and the intention for life in George Town after traditional business hours. How exciting!
This is just a small example of the incredible changes we’ve seen in Cayman since your last stay! For those that have been with us since the border reopening – thank you! We can’t wait to see all the familiar faces of the Plantana family again soon. Get in touch to book your next stay!
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