Thursday, April 23, 2015

Grand Cayman (Spring Break)

We are very fortunate to have my in-laws living in the Cayman Islands.  They have lived there for about 18 years, but will soon move back to the States.  They live in West Bay at a great condo right on the water.  It's not on the beach, but you can walk down to the water and the view is spectacular.

If you ever go to Grand Cayman, you have to take a day and drive the scenic route to Rum Point, which is about a 2 hour drive on the other side of the island.  The drive itself is just amazing.  The shore line is beautiful and you drive through several little towns are just picture perfect.  We stopped and got out of the car at my favorite spot, the blow hole.

The beaches are amazing too.  I live in Alabama, our beaches are pretty with the "sugary white sand" but honestly, I hate it.  The sand is so fine, you can think about going to the beach for the day and you are covered in a thin layer of sticky sand. The sand on Cemetery Beach (you walk through a cemetery to get to this part of the beach) and most of the beach areas is a not as fine and "sugary".  It's like millions of tiny shells and you can actually get in your car after a day at the beach and not bring the beach with you, if you know what I mean.  The water is crystal clear and cool.  

Of course, you can't visit Grand Cayman without going to Margaritaville!  The restaurant, pool and slide are on the 2nd floor of a strip mall and it's so much fun.  They have 3 cabanas by the pool you can lounge in while having a Cheeseburger in Paradise and a loaded Landshark.  It also has a swim up bar, but they only use it when the cruise ships are in. We have always chosen a day with no ships to visit Margaritaville.

Now to Rum Point.  It's the most tranquil beach I've ever been too.  You have a little bit of everything there.  Sun, shade, beach volleyball, bar area, restaurant area, bath house (which is actually clean), hammocks, jet skis, and kayaks.  You can walk out in the water about 300 yards and it never gets more than waist deep.   It's my most favorite place ever. I could stay there always.  

And let's not forget the GORGEOUS sunsets.  It's different every night and equally as beautiful as the one before.  There's just something about the peacefulness of the ocean after all the boats and ships have moved on and the beauty of this Earth that God gave us.  

Although Grand Cayman is one of my favorite places I've been to so far, I don't think I could live there.  It's really expensive and they don't have a Target!  

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