Living in Grand Cayman, we are surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean ocean and are spoiled for choice when it comes to water activities. For those looking for a break from the water, there is much to explore and many things to do across the island. Here are a few top picks at our properties.
In the commercial real estate world, The Observation Tower at Camana Bay would be considered an anomaly. Occupying a prime location on a busy shopping street, it has never been available for rent. But for Dart Real Estate, design is as important as function and The Observation Tower is no exception. As the focal point of Camana Bay’s Town Centre, The Observation Tower is lit up like a lantern after dark with a welcoming glow that spreads its warmth to the streets below.
Camana Bay’s landscape design was conceived to specifically reflect the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Cayman Islands; to be authentically Caymanian, but embrace modern aesthetics. By the principles of “New Urbanism,” Camana Bay would be a sustainable, multi-purpose community but, unlike some international developments, would not attempt to replicate older architectural styles.
Camana Bay is a hidden gem of a town that is bursting with liveliness and family-friendly fun. I have never visited such a community-oriented Caribbean town that truly goes out of their way to get everyone involved, making it fun for all. From holiday celebrations, to gatherings at the local bookstore to farmers/artisans markets and beyond, this is a traveler’s dream.
Kids can build rocket ships, robots and even houses at Camana Bay – the only tools they need are imagination and blue foam blocks in all shapes and sizes. This worldwide concept, called Imagination Playground, is a creation by award-winning architect David Rockwell: a playtime experience that encourages children to become the designers of their own playground.
Dart Real Estate announced today the submittal of a Coastal Works application for partial removal of beachrock immediately offshore the area north of Kimpton Seafire and Tiki Beach, a site which has been identified as the preferred location for a five-star resort and residences. The exposed beachrock protrudes along the shoreline and impedes beachgoers’ ability to enter the sea and swim.
Bàcaro, a new restaurant soon to open at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club, hopes to introduce residents and visitors to a tapas-style of Venetian-inspired cuisine. Owned by Barney Bako and Chef Federico Destro, Bàcaro is modelled after the wine bars that have become fashionable in the chef’s hometown of Venice, Italy.
December brings with it cooler temperatures and the much-loved Christmas breeze that islanders love, making for ideal weather conditions that invite us to enjoy the outdoors and explore the island. Whether you’re visiting Grand Cayman this month or you call this gem of the Caribbean your home, you’ll love these 10 public spaces crafted and cared for by Dart Real Estate and other companies within the Dart Group.
Green is a central colour in the new Christmas decorations at Camana Bay this holiday season, but they are also green in a different way: all 40,000 lights on the new Christmas tree and all 3,000 strands throughout the Town Centre are energy-efficient LED bulbs.