Wow, talk about a hospitable Island, from the genuinely friendly greeting by our immigration officer at the airport to the Cab Driver to the folks on the Ritz and at all establishment s on the island; these people are nice!
The incredible Caymanian’s aside, this island was very nice, not particularly attractive I find the flora of the Caribbean to be a little sparse and twiggy looking. Not so beautiful as an island in say, Hawaii. Be that as it may, the weather was a formidable 88 degrees in May, which is a bit hot for this northern European. I do have to say that the Beaches were gorgeous and the water was an incredible 75 degrees and the emerald-turquoise color is stunning.
I went straight over to Georgetown which is the largest major City where my travel companion and I enjoyed a nice lunch at Breezes right off the main road and were bombarded by the passengers of two or three cruise liners at every avenue. Was a very nice downtown with a watch and jewelry store everywhere we looked, we must have passed a dozen on the first block! The tax free status I guess is conducive to larger purchases…
I was also very interested in trying some local Fare so we scurried down to the fish market area where there was a makeshift food stand and a large black woman serving ujp some Jerk Chicken and Conch Stew. I tried the Conch and it was amazing. Sort of like a Gumbo style Roux with some great Caribbean seasoning over a bed of black beans and rice.
Well I made it to my Hotel, the Ritz Carleton on Seven Mile Beach and it did not disappoint either.