Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mean and Green


Think these invasive critters are cute or creepy? As you walk the grounds of Silver Sands you will notice these green guys peering at you from the trees and bushes, sometimes even chilling right out in the open. The green iguana are not native to the Cayman Islands and not having any predators, have become a pest. Although they are beautiful creatures to look at, they eat native vegetation, poop everywhere! and are threatening the native Blue Iguana's habitat. So much that there is a nation wide bounty on these guys now! The government has an ongoing Iguana Cull hoping that it will cut down on the population of these scaly pests.




Photo Credit: Heather Holt Photography

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Spring Serenity at Silver Sands


Silver Sands has perhaps the largest and quietest stretch of beach on the whole of 7-Mile. We are situated on north end of the beach away from both the foot and motor traffic that congests the heart of 7-Mile. Come stay with us and find your spring escape and ultimate relaxation.



Photo Credit: Heather Holt Photography

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Dusk at Silver Sands


Silver Sands has so many beautiful moments through out the day. The quiet of the morning, the blazing blues of midday, the spectrum of sunset fading into dusk and finally giving way to the dark peaceful night. Come and experience it for yourself! We are on the quiet northern end of 7-Mile, away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip. One can really find that deep peaceful relaxation that comes with the Cayman dream.

Photo Credit: Heather Holt Photography

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Kaaboo Cayman 2019


Kaaboo Cayman 2019 was quite possibly the biggest event the Cayman Islands has ever seen. The event sold a reported 10,000 tickets and 1/3 of that were off island tourists. If you are interested in Kaaboo Cayman 2020 consider staying at Silver Sands, we are about 1 mile walk away from the festival grounds, and before and after the festival you can chill out on our peaceful white sand beach and cool off in our turquoise water.


The Art
Along with the music at Kaaboo there was art, and lots of it, in lots of different forms. Live mural painting, an art gallery filled with local artist's work, henna, sculptures and more.













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The Music
This years line up was a great mix of 80's & 90's rock, reggae, djs, local musicians and comedy. There is certainly something for everyone and with two stages, alternating shows, you don't have to miss a beat. Below are just a few of the performers playing for the people of Kaaboo.



















The People
Smiles all around! The crowed at Kaaboo was truly Cayman Kind. Everyone had a smile on their face, everyone was having a blast. There was a respect among all the festival goers to keep things light, fun and it was evident that the local Cayman residents are something special.











Photo Credit: Heather Holt Photography

Friday, February 8, 2019

Swing By and Say Hello!


Winter getting you down? Come swing by Silver Sands and enjoy the warm Caribbean sunshine, blue water and quiet beach. On your beach walks up and down the beach there are all sorts of fun things to discover. This cute swing is just north of us at Cemetery Beach, which also has a great snorkeling reef.


Photo Credit: Heather Holt Photography

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The 7-Mile Pelican


The Cayman Islands are home to many different bird species. Some live around the island year around and others can be seen more often during certain times of year. The Brown Pelicans tend to frequent the island more so during the winter time. This guy was cruising along the Cemetery Beach, just north of Silver Sands in true pelican form, not caring who was around, just chillin and fishin and being a beautiful pelican. 

For more of Cayman's lovely birds check out another of our blog posts: Birds in Paradise







Photo Credit: Heather Holt Photography