Grand Cayman, Day 1

Sunset at SJC, San Jose Airport

The weather had finally started to cool down when I left for Grand Cayman. I know Fall in California isn’t near and that it will inevitably heat up again, but the little break was a nice start to this trip. The sunset from San Jose Airport was breathtaking, and not something I am used to watching. Three flights and a day later, I landed in Grand Cayman. The heat combined with the humidity nearly took my breath away. If there were such a thing as weather-shock, this surely was it.

After my arrival I was whisked to the farmer’s market at Camana Bay. The merchants were all very friendly, and I sampled everything from raw ackee (soft cashew like fruit), to young coconut jelly. I learned of the caymanite stone, and was even gifted a piece of raw caymanite by a local merchant. Once home, I entrusted it to Aiden to add to his rock collection. He was very excited to learn about the stone, and loved that it’s only found on the Cayman Islands.

I checked in to my hotel on Seven Mile Beach, then had lunch at Bar Jack. The best Pina Coladas are supposedly found there, so I had to sample. It certainly did not dissapoint, and neither did the ‘live entertainment’ when an iguana walked through the middle of the restaurant. After a delicious dinner at Mizu in Camana Bay, turning in early was a special treat for me because I don’t normally go to bed early at home.

Sunset at SJC, San Jose Airport San Jose at night Silver palms in Camana Bay Camana Bay Harbor Sea Grape Tree Sperry shoes on dock Silver palms in Camana Bay Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman Bar Jack Pina Colada at Ritz Carlton Wild Iguana at Ritz Carlton Sunset at Camana Bay Sunset at Camana Bay Sunset at Camana Bay

This trip was sponsored by Camana Bay, but the words, photos, and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for helping support the sponsors that make life here a little sweeter.

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