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A few tips for making your family vacation less stressful.

Family vacations are a great time to bond and catch-up after a year of long days and late nights but it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience! Follow these family vacation tips to find yourself able to enjoy all that Plantana and Grand Cayman have to offer. Plan out your vacation together as a …

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July Events: Exciting Summer Camps

They say summer is for kids. With an almost countless sea of summer camps taking place in Cayman, we couldn’t agree more.  Whether your little one is energetic athlete, a creative soul or loves to whip up recipes in the kitchen, you are sure to find something to help keep them entertained for hours. If …

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A Picture is worth a thousand words: Instagram-able places in Grand Cayman

It’s no secret – Grand Cayman is one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean above and below water. From our white, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters to the rainbow of flora and fauna you will find onshore, we are spoilt here on our little piece of paradise.   Once you visit Plantana, you …

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Live Entertainment in Cayman

A Grand Cayman vacation should be filled with days basking in bright sunshine, enjoying leisurely strolls along the picturesque Seven Mile Beach, taking refreshing dips in the Caribbean Sea, indulging in a smorgasbord of international foods and experiencing the country’s arts and culture.  Seasonal events like carnival and festivals such as Pirate’s Week might come …

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A Day Dedicated to Dads

We all know and agree that one day a year to celebrate our dads is just not enough.  However, when Father’s Day comes around, Dad should really be able to do the things he always wants to do, even if that means just soaking up the rays on Seven Mile Beach. Whether you are coming …

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June: Kicking off summer

While many are getting ready to wind down and start relaxing as the days become longer and the temperature higher, Cayman’s fitness community is heating up just in time for summer. In celebration of Global Wellness Day, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman will be offering a complimentary yoga class on Saturday, June 8 to help you …

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Foodie spots on island for the health conscious

Whilst on vacation at Plantana, it is easy to be swept up in the excitement and beauty of your surroundings but that doesn’t mean you should forget to take care of yourself. There are many all natural and organic eating choices on island to enjoy that are delicious and guilt-free.  Also, for those wanting to …

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Places to pamper yourself in the Cayman Islands

Here in Cayman, we are all about living life on island-time: relaxing and enjoying each moment as it comes. However, if you find yourself struggling to relax, this might be a sign that you’re in need of some me-time. Luckily for our guests, Plantana is a stone’s throw away from world class spas, thanks to …

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Plantana’s Iconic Sea Grape Tree

Plantana Condos is home to an iconic Sea Grape tree that, if you listen closely, will share decades of stories from the wonderful guests that have enjoyed the cool air beneath its canopy, its natural beauty and of course, the fresh fruit it bears in the Spring.  The single Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera), on Plantana’s …

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Weddings at Plantana

With 78% of all weddings taking place between the months of May and October, the season for tying the knot is in full effect.  However, if you’re ready to say ‘I do’ but have butterflies about making a plan of action for a destination wedding, we’ve got you covered! The location of a wedding can …

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May: Celebrating Carnival Season

May means three things in Cayman: feathers, fun and fanfare.  This month has three weekends packed with back to back carnival fun thanks to Batabano, Junior Batabano, Braccanal and CayMas. With 36 years of unforgettable costumes and entertainment, Batabano is a celebration of the colours and spirit that are found in Caribbean culture. The music, …

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Lifelong Memories at Plantana

Plantana is more than just a vacation rental. Those who stay with us return year after year and our private slice of Seven Mile Beach has been the setting for many amazing memories.  What memories do you have of Plantana?  Which ones will you create? Family Traditions Plantana is the perfect spot to hold a …

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Easter Bliss in Cayman

Easter in Cayman is blissful.  It is a time for reflection, renewal and relaxion, and there is no better place than Plantana to make the most of Easter.  Church services, Easter themed brunches, camping, egg hunts and bunny encounters, kite-flying and beach days all make this time of year one to embrace.  Here is the …

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For the love of Yoga!

The practice of yoga is about more than keeping fit. When lead by a yogi master your class should help balance your body, mind and soul, taking you to a place of full relaxation. Luckily for our guests, here at Plantana there are many easily accessible studios around Grand Cayman that will help elevate your …

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April: An exciting start to spring!

Ahhh…Spring is in the air! And that means a host of activities close to Plantana Condos that everyone can enjoy alone or with the entire family.  This year, Easter takes place towards the end of the month but leading up to it are a variety of fantastic culinary, sporting and arts events you can enjoy …

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Best watersports in Cayman

Surrounded by the crystal-clear, blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, it is easy to see why Cayman is called an island paradise. While you might be tempted to spend the day on Plantana’s private stretch of Seven Mile Beach, watching the tide roll in, there are many ways to dive into the fun of a …

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Savor the Last Moments of Winter on Seven Mile Beach

A winter escape to Plantana is nothing less than magical, and after braving months of cold, unforgiving weather, it might just be time for you to book a last-minute couple’s trip to Cayman, a restful retreat with friends or even a long overdue vacation for one on world renowned Seven Mile Beach. The winter season …

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4 Things To Love About Plantana

Once again, Grand Cayman has been listed as the best Caribbean Island to visit in 2019 and here at Plantana, we couldn’t agree more! From our crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and delicious warm weather, to our vibrant local culture and the Caymankind approach to everything we do, Cayman encompasses everything an island paradise …

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Seven Miles of Sunsets

Grand Cayman is considered the ultimate vacation destination and among the many reasons, Seven Mile Beach is certainly one of them. Seven Mile Beach has an aura of tranquillity; it not only offers white sand beaches for leisurely walks and sunbathing, its crystal clear waters invite you to soak all your cares away.  Yet, this …

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March delights: A curated calendar of events in Cayman

Will you be visiting Plantana this March? Lucky for you, as March is considered one of the best months to visit the Cayman Islands! The temperature creeps up into the mid-80s with average lows of 68, the perfect temperature to enjoy evenings outside on your lanai with a good bottle of wine. The clear, calm …

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The Beach Club Returns!

It could not have been a more perfect February morning on Plantana’s stretch of Seven Mile Beach: refreshing cyan blue waters, the soft lapping of waves on coral sand and a warm gathering of Plantana’s guests that visit at this time every year. Affectionately called ‘The Beach Club’, a crew of about 10 were relaxing …

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Be A Day Tripper in Cayman

Plantana Condos is where it’s at if you are looking for rest and relaxation on world-famous Seven Mile Beach and if you’re looking for convenient access to top notch restaurants, boutiques and major arts, cultural and culinary events like KAABOO (opening tonight February 15th – 16th).  Yet, if you want to fully appreciate the island, …

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Love, love, love!

Love is in the air, and if you and your loved one are lucky enough to be staying with us, you are certainly in for a romantic treat this Valentine’s Day. When it comes to romance, the Cayman Islands truly is brimming with amore, from our exquisite beaches, glistening waters, breathtaking sunsets and atmospheric restaurants. …

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Arts & Culture to Enrich Your Stay

As temperatures plummet in the U.S., Cayman boasts warm, golden ‘sunshiney’ days swirled in cool, crisp sea breeze.  Seventy-five degrees of pure perfection.  What more could you want in early February?!  Perhaps a Plantana beach home on gorgeous Seven Mile Beach, a gastronome’s paradise, and arts and culture galore to enliven and enrich the soul. …

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Taste of Cayman Postponed But Still Plenty To Do

Organisers have postponed this weekend’s Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival due to forecasted heavy winds which would make it unsafe for site set-up crew in the lead up to the event. Taste of Cayman will now be held Saturday, 6 April 2019. The event will still take place in its full glory with the same …

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Celebrate Island Life at Taste of Cayman

If you’ll be joining us at Plantana next weekend, we’ve got a tasty treat for you! On Saturday, January 26th, the annual Taste of Cayman food & drink festival will take place at Festival Green, Camana Bay – just a hop, skip and a jump from your Plantana beach home. A highlight on Cayman’s social …

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2019 in the Caribbean’s Culinary Capital

There’s no better way to enjoy the first month of the New Year than by relaxing under our shady seagrape tree, sunbathing with a delicious cocktail by the pool or taking a dip in the refreshing Caribbean Sea.  Providing guests with their own little oasis on world renowned Seven Mile Beach is what Plantana does …

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Happy You at Plantana

Firstly, a very ‘Happy New Year’ to you from the entire Plantana family!  We trust you’ve had a lovely start to 2019. As we pen this blog, the old year’s memories intertwine with the excitement of starting anew, and we embrace the opportunity to serve you once again or, for the very first time. Our …

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A New Year Draws Nigh

As the year 2019 draws nigh, one can feel energy in the air as everyone buzzes about their plans, the highlights of 2018 and of course, resolutions!  Deciding how to spend the last moments of the year can sometimes be a challenge, but we invite you to take the stress out of it all and …

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A Traditional Caymanian Christmas

Christmas is celebrated differently across the world. Giving and sharing with the less privileged, kissing under the mistletoe, hiding brooms on Christmas Eve to prevent witches from stealing them for a midnight ride, illuminating gardens with Christmas lights and Santa, placing garlic and candy in the shoes of the naughty and the nice respectively, or …

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The Best Christmas In Cayman

The festive season is rolling around again and Christmas is around the corner. Christmas in Cayman can look different through the lens of all the different cultures represented in this melting pot of nationalities. and though Christmas means different things to many people, there are some common features such as holiday meals, caroling, a magical …

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Workouts with A Twist

With Thanksgiving dinner memories lingering and Christmas feasts being dreamed up, it might be a good time to think fitness in order to keep those extra pounds at bay!  Strolling along Plantana’s gorgeous stretch of Seven Mile Beach for exercise should certainly top the list, as it beats trekking away mindlessly on a treadmill! That’s …

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What We Are Thankful For

During the Thanksgiving season (October for Canadians, November for Americans and early December for us in Cayman), we can all take a moment to embrace some of truly magnificent things what we take for granted as well as the small mercies we’ve been granted. Certainly, here at Plantana we have much to be grateful for; …

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What’s New at Plantana Part II

After staying at Plantana once, it quickly becomes a home away from home.  Our guests have told us that they wouldn’t change a thing about the property (except perhaps the length of their stay!) but we still feel we owe it to our guests to keep things fresh, introducing new things from time to time. …

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What’s New at Plantana?

After completing 6 weeks of works in our condos and around our gardens and grounds, Plantana is ready to welcome you back (or for the first time) to its perfect slice of paradise on Seven Mile Beach.  Staff is in full swing, looking forward to the arrival of Fall guests who come for tranquil beach …

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Dance the Night Away!

Looking for the best place to don your dancing shoes or kick them off in the sand? From casual to chic, outdoor beach venues or high energy clubs, you’ll be spoilt for choice and will no doubt find the perfect rhythm for your mojo just steps away from Plantana. Cayman is a melting pot of …

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Welcome back, Vijay!

Plantana Condos has had another successful year and we are proud of our diligent team who uphold the CaymanKind way of life and share that spirit of community with our guests Many of you will remember one particular team member, “Vijay”, having to stay goodbye last year and it being a bittersweet moment for all.  …

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Compelling reasons to spend Thanksgiving in Cayman

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 …

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Summer is for the Kids: Camps in Cayman

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. Some of the best memories are made at summer camps, …

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Celebrating Janine’s Journey

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.

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