The Cayman Islands is one Caribbean destination that is gearing up for spring travel – making it easier for travelers to get warm this blistery winter season. According to the reps I spoke to recently, the Islands remain “calm, gorgeous and sunny.” Who could ask for anything else? As I look out of my window in Chicago, I am ready to head south.
My kids would love Stingray City – an almost amusement park-like natural setting in the shallow waters of the northwest corner of Grand Cayman’s North Sound. Legend has it that the stingrays began gathering in the area decades ago when fisherman returned from excursions, navigated behind a reef into the sound, and cleaned the fish in the calm water of the shallows and sand bar area. When the feeding frenzy became tradition, divers tried feeding the stingrays by hand.
There are many ways to see the stingrays firsthand. Visitors can snorkel, scuba or take a glass-bottom boat.
With something for everyone, the Cayman Islands are a great place for a family getaway . And, what better way to get away than for FREE? The Islands currently have a recent promotion, where travelers can win a FREE TRIP:
For travel now until May 15, 2010, visitors can take advantage of upgrades and savings from multiple accommodations and dive operators and attractions on-island; including a free trip to world-famous Stingray City.
The Cayman Islands is trying to spread the warmth to those across the country faced with one of the most frigid winters in years. In addition to the highlights of the value-added promotion, travelers can visit the Get Warm website for a chance to win a free trip to the Cayman Islands. and enter the “That’s So Cold!” photo contest by uploading an image of how your frosty winter has been. One of the top ten finalists with the most votes will win a trip for four to the Cayman Islands.
Get Warm Details
- Accommodations* (hotels and condos) – Book four nights, and get the fifth night free.
- Airline – Cayman Airways special offer when you book a Get Warm package.
- Attractions – Complimentary Stingray City trip for two (based on a 5 night minimum stay).
- Dive** – Buy 4 dives (2-tank) and get the fifth one free.
For more information, you can watch this VIDEO on how to Get Warm in the Cayman Islands.
Happy and Safe Travels!
Jennifer Michaels, Family Travel Examiner