I've been to Cayman 3 times, but not since 1999. I'm so excited to go back. I can well imagine that a lot has changed since I was there last! We're heading down on Monday for 13 days!! Staying at the CC. My husband and I will be traveling with our 7YO son and my 63YO very able bodied MIL, both of whom have never been anywhere in the Caribbean! It will be really nice to see the island through their eyes.
Is Papagallos still good? We've had several great meals there in the past, and I'm looking forward to going back. We're "foodies" -- all of us including my hot-dog-chicken-finger-snubbing 7YO -- so we're looking to go out for really great memorable meals for dinner. Will do most breakfasts & lunches in our condo, barring, from what I've read, the not to be missed brunch at Luca. Any and all really special, not to be missed restaurant recommendations are welcome! It doesn't have to be a fancy schmancy place - food is key.
Anything new on the island that we absolutely shouldn't miss? I don't recall the dolphin encounters being there. Not too sure how I feel about this, though. Any thoughts on that?
We plan to snorkel every day, and thanks to Testudo we have a very handy guide to follow! My husband and I are advanced PADI certified divers, my husband has technicial certifications as well. Lots of dive experience, but sadly none recent, I know I'm a bit rusty, I haven't dove since 2001. We're bringing all of our own equipment, just had it serviced so it's good to go.
We taught our son to snorkel in Hawaii last year, and he's so excited to do it this year. We plan to take him out on a dive boat with us. One of us will snorkel with him while the other does the first tank, then we'll switch. That way he can see both of us diving. Trying to foster the bug in him early!
I plan to post trip reports, too. I know I haven't posted a lot here, but I've been lurking every day!! I also like to post reviews, so there will be some of that. Hopefully my trip reports will entertain you. I got a lot of reads on my reports from Hawaii last year, and it's a nice way to write the highlights of the trip down for posterity. Thanks for listening to me ramble. My employees aren't nearly as excited about this trip as I am, go figure! ;)