Grand Cayman Islands – Simply Grand
By Savannah Cohen
Palm trees, a greenish ocean which all you have to do is put your head in and you will see fish, resorts and more. What island am I talking about? The grand Caymen islands which are totally grand with it’s amazing sunsets, beaches and so much more. There is one thing that totally stands out- the 7 mile beach near the Caymen island shore. The beach is 7 miles long and has incredible sunsets, amazing waters, a lot of resorts.
The grand Caymen islands are not only all about its amazing beaches, water, and more. It has the best activities. For example, swimming with dolphins, going to sting ray city and lots of other cool things. The most adventurous activity and one you can only do in grand caymen is sting ray city. Here you get taken out to a sand bar and you get to touch the sting rays you also get to kiss them or take a picture with these adorable creatures in their natural habitat.
“It’s the lifestyle that’s so appealing that draws people to the island from all over the world” said Walter who has lived on the island for 20 years
The climate is very warm, the lowest temperature in history is 61 degrees. The normal temperature range per day is from 84 to 95 degrees. Every day all day its’s summer time in the Grand Cayman Islands. There is a hurricane season that is from June 1st to November 30th but the hurricanes rarely happen, they are mainly threats. The most recent hurricane was in 2004 which was a severe one with houses destroyed and trees knocked over. The Island recovered and is more beautiful than before. The one before that was in 1932 and it rocked the island. In 2009 there was a hurricane threat that scared the people that lived on the island. They thought back about the 2004 hurricane. Luckily there was no hurricane. Now every day is paradise.
“You come from New York. We have this weather all the time,” said Annick, who has lived and worked in the Cayman Islands for 21 years. We never buy coats, scarfs, gloves, we live in this climate all year long. And it’s beautiful. My son is 15 and he dreams to see snow.”
One such person is Walter who came to the island to work in a restaurant. He did so well and worked so hard he ended up opening two of his own restaurants called Aqua and Catch. He didn’t stop there. Because of his love for kite surfing he opened a kite surfing school. “Feels like you are free,” said Walter, just you and the wind and ocean.”
For Walter the best thing that has ever happened to him was moving to the Caymen islands from Italy.
“It’s easy to get stuck on this island – look at me 20 years, “ said Walter. “But every time I look out the view of my bedroom window I am so glad that I am here.” #