Camana Bay: Grand Cayman’s Best-Kept Secret

May 4, 2018

On a tranquil harbour and within walking distance to Seven Mile Beach, this new urbanism community is a must-see corner of Grand Cayman. Camana Bay is the perfect destination for everyone from honeymooners to families on vacation offering visitors everything from luxury brands in interesting boutiques and some of Grand Cayman’s best restaurants to a variety of wellness activities and a weekly farmers and artisans market. 

Special Events Featured Year Round 

One of the best reasons to visit Camana Bay is that, no matter when you’re visiting Grand Cayman, you’ll be able to find something fun going on. In just one year, there are up to 600 events at Camana Bay. Camana Bay hosts special events for almost every holiday, plus weekly family-focused events like story time, sing-alongs and creative activities for kids. Camana Bay even celebrates Slow Food Day every year, showcasing the best of local culinary talent and farm and sea to table fare from the island.

A Stunning Masterpiece of Mural Art in Grand Cayman

Kids love climbing the stairs of the 75-foot Observation Tower featuring sweeping views of Grand Cayman. The inside of the tower is adorned with a striking mosaic depicting an underwater scene complete with fish and coral unique to Grand Cayman. Not only is the mural beautiful, it’s made of three million tiles made of Venetian glass! 

After climbing the many steps to the top, the kids can cool off in one of the interactive water fountains and splash pads in the Town Centre, or go for tasty treat at Gelato & Co.

Going to Grand Cayman On Your Honeymoon? Enjoy a Romantic Evening 

While Camana Bay offers fun for the whole family, honeymooners will find romance around every corner with a range of quality restaurants featuring cuisine for every taste. Camana Bay is home to over a dozen restaurants and coffee shops where you can enjoy a fine dinner, a casual lunch or happy hour. Grab a coffee and pastry after a morning spin class at Ryde, plan a date night and catch a movie at Camana Bay Cinema, the only movie theatre on Grand Cayman, or cuddle up on a hammock on the sandy island and enjoy the cool breezes off the North Sound. 

Find International Brands and Everything Grand Cayman

Take a relaxing stroll through Camana Bay’s abundant green spaces then drop into Camana Bay’s shops where you can browse locally made Caymanian products such as pepper jelly, beauty products made from coconut oil, Caymanite jewelry and more. You’ll also find popular international brands like Pandora, Apple, Ralph Lauren, Steve Madden and BCBG Max Azria. Whether you need something to read on the beach or want to pick out a gift for a friend to take home with you, Camana Bay’s shops offer such a wide variety of items that you’ll be able to make it your primary shopping destination on Grand Cayman.

Farmers & Artisans Market Featuring Local Crafts and Foods

Don’t miss the Camana Bay Farmers & Artisans Market every Wednesday from noon to 7:00 pm. Enjoy exploring the different booths, checking out crafts, soaps, jewelry and more made by local artisans, and experiencing the sights, smells and flavors of fresh island fruits and vegetables.

Visit Camana Bay Like a Local

Even if you are visiting Grand Cayman for the first time, a trip to Camana Bay will make you feel instantly at home on the island. Here are the top five things to do to experience Camana Bay like a local:
  1. Shop for fruit and local products at the Wednesday farmers market
  2. Stroll from Seven Mile Beach to Camana Bay via the Rise, a beautifully landscaped walkway leading to the Town Centre
  3. Experience Sunday brunch at one of Camana Bay’s signature restaurants 
  4. Grab a smoothie at Jessie’s Juice Bar after a workout at CrossFit or Ryde
  5. End your day with a cup of gelato at Gelato & Co. With another store location in Rome, Gelato & Co. offers an authentic and delicious Italian experience with every bite!

Make Camana Bay an Unforgettable Stop on Your Cayman Journey

Now that you’ve read about all the reasons to visit Camana Bay, be sure to check out and plan your trip!

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