Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Top 4 Cayman Sports Bars - A Game for Everyone

While visiting us at Silver Sands many guests miss their favorite sporting events from their home countries. Whether it be the US, Canada, the UK, or wherever our lovely visitors hail from, there is a sports bar for you. Here are the 4 most popular venues where you are sure to find some sort of sporting event playing on the big screen tv, a cold drink, and some food from the grill waiting for you.

686 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach
George Town, Cayman Islands
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(345) 945-5175

Cayman Falls Center, West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach
George Town, Cayman Islands
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(345) 943-3287

Fidel Murphy's

Queen's Court Plaza, West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach
George Town, Cayman Islands
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(345) 949-5189
 Fidel's on FB

The Shoppes at Grand Harbour
Red Bay, Cayman Islands
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All photos from each businesses social media and websites.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas at Camana Bay

Christmas here in Cayman is a beautiful time of year. With the Christmas breeze blowing across the island, palm trees sparkling with lights, festivity is in the air. If you are a Silver Sands guest for the holidays and want to get into the spirit Camana Bay has it all. They do special showings of Christmas movies, festive events, markets, and of course shopping for those last minute gifts. Check out their website for the schedule of events and enjoy the holidays with us here in Cayman.

Photography by: Heather Holt Photography

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hello From the Trees

Despite being an invasive species and an over pest, the green iguanas are quite cool to look at. Little dinosaurs chilling in the trees watching the world go by.

Photography by: Heather Holt Photography

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Who knew Hell Could be Fun!

Just outside of West Bay, and only about a 6 minute drive from Silver Sands, on the North-West tip of Seven Mile Beach, lies the community of Hell. Hell is host to one of the most colorfully-named post offices in the world. Many visitors stop by in order to send a postcard, franked "Hell, Grand Cayman". They have been to Hell. Are you going too?
Hell’s fame, in addition to its great postmark, lies in the rock formations rising out of the ground. Short spikes of eerie-looking black rock look like lava in the aftermath of a volcano. The black, threatening rock gives an intimidating impression of what the other Hell may well be like. These jagged rock formations occupy an area around half the size of a soccer field. People are no longer allowed to walk among the rocks, for fear of damage. However, two observation platforms give a fascinating view of this Infernal landscape.
The rock formations are not actually lava, despite their appearance. They are a mixture of limestone and dolomite. The stone has been eroded over the years by algae producing a landform called a phytokarst. The algae attacks the calcium in the limestone, leaving a predominance of the harder dolomite. The resulting shapes are those which can be seen in Hell today. No further erosion will now take place as the algae requires water to stay alive. The rock is actually bright white in color, but has been blackened by the algae, giving rise to its weird appearance.
Info courtesy of Ecay Online.

Photography by: Heather Holt Photography

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cayman Hurricane Season 2017

A few weeks ago we posted about the West Bay Dock and Public Beach, and how gorgeous it is. Unfortunately despite Hurricane Nate being 300 miles from the Cayman Islands we still felt the effects. The West Bay dock got some huge swell and did not fair well. These photos were taken the day after the big swell so you can imagine the waves the dock had to endure! Other areas along 7-Mile and South Sound had rough waters and large swell as well but nothing too serious.

During Irma we also got a bit of wind and waves. Silver Sand's beach and the other beaches around the island were covered in sea weed and many of the trees suffered from the sea spray and had to be cut back, but all in all Cayman has lucked out with the hurricanes this season and we are all so grateful our little island is, for the most part, still in tact. 

Photography by: Heather Holt Photography