Caymen Island News

The Safehaven Links golf course has a new upscale restaurant `The Verandah` Restaurant and Lounge’ will be opening its doors. As the name suggests the ‘Verandah’ will feature sweeping views of the Links golf course. Fare will be international cuisine with a Caribbean flavour emphasizing a “Fun Dining” atmosphere. For more info. call: Sheryl Pokoradi on 345 943 2000 or Fax: 345 943 2001.

Cayman Airways continues to expand its Regional Service with the introduction of two weekly flights to Havana, Cuba, effective Friday, 6th December, with a special introductory fare of USD179.00 roundtrip. “The flights will operate on Fridays and Sundays, allowing local traffic from the Cayman Islands to use them for weekend excursions while the convenient connections from international flights will appeal to visitors from Cayman Airways’ international gateways,” said Mr. Mike Adam, President and CEO of Cayman Airways.

The Cayman Islands is in the January/February issue of Bride’s Magazine (on stands now). The article named Dream a Lover`s Dream by this summer`s Visiting Journalist, Bob Payne, highlights all three islands as a fun-filled and romantic destination for any honeymoon. The article touches upon the islands` background and culture, exceptional diving and underwater life, as well as services and activities at The Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman Resort & Villas, Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Sunset House, Southern Cross Club, Pirate`s Point and Walton`s Mango Manor. Bride’s Magazine circulation is 451,096.
The Department of Tourism unveiled the Cayman Islands’ new 30-second TV ad during its Annual Tourism Conference held Nov 18-19th at the Westin Casuarina Resort. The commercial launched this week in the US in both national cable across America and local network in four markets: the New York Tri-State area,  Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta.

“The DOT aims to use local talent wherever possible and we are delighted that local media personality, Olivia Scott, voiced the ad which was recorded at Hopscotch Studios, a local state of the art recording studio owned and operated by Charles Gregory” said Pilar Bush, Deputy Director responsible for US Marketing.

This is the Department of Tourism’s first new television advertisement for the Cayman Islands in years. DOT’s strategy hopes the TV ads will elevate Cayman Islands into the US vacation consideration set. An aggressive and creative media buy includes national morning news shows, holiday specials and primetime news such as CNN Headline News, The Weather Channel and MSNBC. The ad will also run on the final episode of Survivor, as well as highly viewed TV programmes such as The Dave Letterman Show, The Practice, CSI Miami, Law & Order and Will & Grace.


The campaign augments an already heralded new print campaign in the US entitled “Could it be Cayman”.

According to a company release, Cayman Airways will provide seasonal service, with a 737-200 jet, direct to Miami from Grand Turk and Provo in the coming weeks. The direct service will give Turks and Caicos Islanders and residents a chance to Christmas shop and will make family travel easy during the festive season. The charter will operate on December 7, 11, 14 and 18th, departing from Grand Turk at 1:50pm and Provo at 12:45pm and arriving in Miami at 3:40pm. Round Trip fares will cost $325 plus taxes and $225 plus taxes one way. Mr. Rick Blake, Cayman Airways VP Sales & Marketing commented that, “...this arrangement with the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board has worked out extremely well for us. Operating these charters allows us to maximise use of our aircraft, while still servicing our existing schedule.”

For additional information, contact your travel agent or Cayman Airways at 1-800-G-CAYMAN, (345) 949-2311 or visit