Travel to the Cayman Islands with Oasis’ Marketing Team
With an itinerary full of surprises, 3 members of our UK team were able to explore the beauty that is found in this Caribbean paradise. Come with them on their exciting journey to the Cayman Islands.
Have you ever dreamed of visiting the Cayman Islands? Well, now is your chance! Join us on our trip to this fantastic destination and see firsthand what makes the Cayman Islands so special.
Myself (Devin), Ellie and Matt, embarked on our journey from LHR > GCM, our aim, to get as much content as possible to share with our clients located all over the world. Having spent the last several years looking at pictures online of the Cayman Islands, it was my first visit, and well ‘WOW’. You really can’t comprehend how beautiful the Cayman Islands are until you visit.
As you land at Grand Caymans’ Owen Roberts International Airport, you can’t help but fixate on the turquoise blue waters that surround Grand Cayman, I didn’t know the sea could be this blue, and I live in a seaside town in the North West of the UK.
Though I frequently travel across Europe, I was surprised to find that the process of arriving at the terminal in Cayman is much smoother than what I’m used to. In most airports, I expect long queues and a stressful border crossing process, but in Cayman, this wasn’t the case. Within 20 minutes of landing, you can already be out of the airport and on your way – when in the Caribbean you don’t expect any stress, right?
After we retrieved our luggage, we walked across the street to the car rental company. They provided us with a red, soft-top Jeep–the perfect form of transport for the next week.
We had everything we needed: our transport, our cameras, and most importantly, ourselves–we were off! We checked into Caribbean Club; it was a beach-front hotel located on Seven-Mile beach. Now if you haven’t been to Seven Mile Beach, words honestly can’t describe how spectacular this beachfront is; luxury shopping, five-star hotels, beachfront restaurants and bars, topped off with crystal-calm waters and waterfront activities, what more could you ask for?
Eager to explore Grand Cayman, we set off at the crack of dawn. The plan was to drive along the south side of the Island and head towards the east end, the home of our largest development “Signature One”. Driving along the coast, we passed through towns such as Savannah and Bodden Town. This allowed me to see how well-developed Grand Cayman is outside of the Seven-Mile corridor, along with the world-class infrastructure the entire island has in place.
Once we arrived in the East end of Grand Cayman, our first stop was the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park. 65 acres of preserved Cayman Land, home to a number of plant and wildlife species. Also acting as a preservation centre for the endangered Blue Iguana, this truly is a special place. Just look at the photos we managed to get here!
As the Botanic Gardens is adjacent to our development “Signature One” development, we left the park and headed straight over to Signature One (Fun Fact; we donated 100 feet of land to the Botanic Park to protect the blue iguanas). Signature One is huge. Entering the third phase of development I realised just how large this project is going to be. Offering 140+ residential lots, a 10.57-acre lake and facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, wellness centre, rental management office, and a business centre. This gated community is a highly sought-after location on Grand Cayman. Whilst we were at Signature One we shot some great drone and ground shots which we can share with you below.
Across the road from Signature, is a beautiful spot known locally as “heritage beach”, a great place to enjoy a picnic or relax by the water and forget about your everyday life.
After leaving heritage beach, we went to enjoy a freshly caught lobster at the “Eastern Star Bar and Fish Fry” with our Managing Director Mr John Mclean Jr. an Eastend local, Mr Mclean has spent his entire life living in the East end and here is what he has to say about it:- “Remembering growing up in my beautiful district of East End was the best years of my life, everyone was his neighbour’s keepers no one wanted for anything as we all shared with each other, those who farmed livestock shared with those who had plantations and also those who were fishermen. East End is very safe and secure as we all act as one family, getting to know one member in the district you are immediately introduced to the entire district as a family.”
The east end has many fascinating historical and natural sites, which we only had time to explore a fraction of. However, we did manage to visit the East End lighthouse and blowholes. I would highly recommend seeing these sites for yourself as most of the time you will have them all to yourself.
We closed out our perfect day by exploring Camana Bay. This charming waterfront community is lined with delicious restaurants, fun bars, and live performances.
Today was one of my favourite days, we visited the sister Islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. I was particularly looking forward to visiting Little Cayman, a place I know as tranquil and the closest thing to paradise. Little Cayman was the first stop on our tour of the sister Islands, to get there we flew from “Owen Roberts International Airport”. This was only a short 40-minute flight across to Little Cayman, upon arrival you are straight off the plane and free to discover Little Cayman as you please!
First off, we hit the supermarket to stock up on water and snacks for the day. As you can see from my images below this Little Cayman supermarket has plenty of items and fully stocked shelves to ensure you can purchase everything you need when living on this paradise island. Once we had our daily essentials, we headed straight to the beach so we can look into the near-distance at Owen Island. Owen Island is a small sandbank where you can enjoy a picnic or simply indulge in the tranquillity that surrounds you. We didn’t manage to Kayak over, but we were able to get you these photos to enjoy!
Most of our day on Little Cayman was spent visiting and photographing our land lots available on the Island. You can view our featured lots available on Little Cayman by clicking here.
Not to sound biased, but some of these locations we have available on Little Cayman are phenomenal! Imagine owning an oceanfront land lot on an Island that is the closest thing to paradise!
To finish off our visit to Little Cayman we visited Point of Sands beach, and seriously, the photos I share below cannot do this place justice. Feel your feet sink into the soft white sands and take a dive into the warm, crystal water. We certainly did; to top it off, we had the beach to ourselves.
Now that our trip on Little Cayman was coming to an end, before heading to the airport we stopped off at a nice surf-style bar named “Beach Nutts Bar”. Here you can enjoy a nice lunch by the beach or organise a scuba diving trip into the famous Little Cayman waters. Today we just settled for lunch.
Have a look at our photos from our great time on Little Cayman.
fter our lunch, we departed for Cayman Brac.
We arrived in Cayman Brac in the afternoon, so we spent the rest of the day visiting our developments and creating new content to share with you all. If you’re looking for a more social side to living, then both Brac and Grand Cayman can offer this.
Cayman Brac has a number of bars and restaurants to explore, with regular visitors in each bar. There are also a number of seafood establishments, so definitely try the fresh catch while you’re here!
As we managed to complete all the development content we needed one day in advance, we decided to spend the rest of our day exploring what the Brac has to offer. When filming the development footage we were in ore of the beautiful properties around Cayman Brac, unlike some places in the UK the property has been developed in so many different styles, shapes and sizes. The most notable is the roundhouse, which sits on the Southside of Cayman Brac, an egg-shaped house which has recently been painted Tiffany blue. We also fell in love with the style of the le Soleil d’Or property, a mixture of modern and traditional, the le Soleil d’Or was almost one of my favourite properties.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, the Brac is definitely the place for you. With its diverse wildlife, numerous hiking trails and an array of caves, it’s easy to see why the Brac is known as an explorer’s paradise.
To begin we visited some stunning beaches we found across Cayman Brac. Being in the Caribbean, a beach nearby is something I know a lot of you will expect when purchasing Real Estate, and Brac certainly does not disappoint when offering some great beaches.
The rocky Bluff, which extends across most of Cayman Brac, provides hikers with beautiful views and the opportunity to spot some rare plants and animals. One popular hiking trail on the island is the path to the Cayman Brac lighthouse. Visitors can choose to walk or drive up to the lighthouse (we decided on driving since we only had half a day left). The scenery from this vantage point is stunning—you can see for miles in every direction. In my opinion, it could also be the best place on any of the Cayman Islands to watch the sunrise.
If you’re feeling adventurous, venture to the Bluff and explore its myriad of caves and trails. We stopped at “Skull Cave”, so named for its skull-like rock formation. Skull cave is home to a number of friendly bats, so if you are brave enough, go inside and see what you can find. One thing I noticed about Brac is its large selection of supermarkets. Living on the island provides ample opportunity to try out different stores until you find your favourite one.
Even though we didn’t have much time left, we made sure to drive around the island so you could all see some of the great features it has to offer, such as emergency services, bars and restaurants, a sports centre and more!
As our time on Brac came to an end we got a short flight back to Grand Cayman and enjoyed a fantastic meal in George Town at the Casanova restaurant. This Italian restaurant sits on the edge of George Town harbour, overlooking the Caribbean ocean. The Cayman Islands truly offers world-class dining experiences.
The last day of our trip. Unfortunately, our time in Cayman was drawing to an end. Happy with the content we produced in this short time, we realised there were still many great things the Cayman Islands has to offer that we couldn’t visit and share with you this time round.
What a great start to our last day it was. Ellie had organised a horseback trip, an experience I will always remember. An hour of riding down West Bay beach and swimming in the Caribbean sea on Horseback. The ride along the beach was easy enough but when it came to swimming in the sea on the back of a horse, it’s not the easiest experience in the world, but it is defiantly worth it if you are able. As we still had a few hours left to burn we headed into George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, and indulged in the luxurious duty-free shopping George Town has to offer and explored some of the parliamentary buildings.
This had been the first time I had visited the beautiful Cayman Islands, and it was certainly a memorable trip. Grand Cayman and its sister Islands have a number of experiences to create endless memories and I look forward to returning again, so I can share with you the many other great experiences the Islands have to offer.