Here's a list of useful resources for the prospective visitor to the Cayman Islands, including information websites, tourist attractions and activities, services, the daily newspapers, weather reports and maps, and Internet travel forums. Where a related website is available, clicking on the logo or title will get you to it.
Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
Boatswain's Beach -- formerly the Turtle Farm
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
The Pirates Caves in Bodden Town, just a short walk from the Inn
A no-cost website for all things local -- artisans, horticulturalists, farmers, painters and crafters
Concierge services, house & pet sitting, property management, website development, & more -- a full suite of convenience services
A comprehensive guide to all three of the Cayman Islands
Interesting website where members nominate newly-discovered "cool digs"
Cayman Islands Greatest Dive Sites
Cayman Activity Guide's "Cayman Message Board"
Located on the waterfront, in George Town, in a historical building, the museum features natural and cultural history exhibits, audio-visual shows, undersea presentations, a gift shop stocked with local arts and crafts, and a café offering drinks and snacks. Visits are during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, as well as half-days on Saturday. For information, call (345) 949-8368.
Pedro St. James, a national historic site in Savannah, is considered to be the "birthplace of democracy in the Cayman Islands", and the oldest building on the island. Pedro's Castle, as it's known locally, is a 17th century plantation-style house that was bought by the government in 1991, fully restored, and opened to the public in 1998. For information, call (345) 947-3329.
Geddes Hislop and his wife Janet are the founders of this locally owned and operated enterprise. They specialize in guided hiking tours along Grand Cayman's famous Mastic Trail, as well as birdwatching excursions on Grand Cayman. Geddes has a university degree in Wildlife Biology, and will help you get the most out of the Mastic Reserve -- one of the last tracts of primary evergreeen woodland, evolved undisturbed for the last two million years, and offering a rich abundance of birds, rare trees and animals. For more information on these services, as well as Botanic Park visits, historical and environmental tours around Grand Cayman, etc., call (345)945-6588. They can also be reached by e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cayman Airways, the national flag carrier of the Cayman Islands
Cayman Net News, a new alternative to the traditional media, provides immediate summaries and commentary on the news ... all aspects of the news emanating in the Cayman Islands ... as it happens, when it happens through the World Wide Web. This site will also focus on promoting the good order of burgeoning business and the tourism industries. CNN intends to update this Web Site at various times during the day ... every day of the week ... right through the year. For information by phone, call (345) 946-6060.
Baby-sitting, child care, care of the elderly, and equipment rental, for hotel and condo guests, in the comfort of your tourist facility by a trained staff of mothers with previous experience in the field. Call (345) 949-1509, or fax to (345) 949-0213.
Body Works, a "holistic wellness centre", located in Queen's Court Plaza along West Bay Road, offers massages, yoga classes and various esthetic services. Massages are also available, upon appointment, right in your apartment at Turtle Nest Inn. For more information, call Diane or Henri, at (345) 945-6485
Island Air offers scheduled flightsfrom Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac and to Little Cayman
Cayman Islands Travel Forum
Fodors Travel Online Caribbean Islands Forum
Robert Clark's comprehensive collection of links on Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands
Currency converter, at "xe.com -- The Full Universal Currency Converter", for converting your currency into CI$
Cayman Islands daily weather report and maps
Cayman's national daily newspaper is published by Cayman Free Press Ltd. They are at P.O. Box 1365GT, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands BWI. Their phone number is (345) 949-5111, and e-mail address is email@example.com.
Yahoo! headlines about the Cayman Islands and Caribbean travel