The Lighthouse , South Side,
345-947-2047, $$. Don't worry about
missing this restaurant: just look for the first lighthouse on your right as
you head out from George Town. This fun eatery serves lunch and dinner
either indoors or outside. Along with a menu featuring seafood - conch
chowder, jerk shrimp pitas, and seafood Caesar salads - several Italian
dishes are offered as well.
Rum Point Restaurant , Rum Point,
345-947-9412, $$-$$$. Open for
dinner only, this eatery features island favorites like shrimp, lobster, and
conch, as well as pasta dishes, prime rib, and chicken. The Barefoot Man
performs on Friday and Monday nights so be sure to make reservations.
Nightlife is quiet on the eastern half of the island with many vaca-
tioners choosing an early-to-bed, early-to-rise routine to partake
in an early morning dive. One good option on the East End is com-
edy night at David's Restaurant at Morritt's Tortuga Club (
7449, ext. 5939). No kids are permitted at this show, which features a fa-
vorite local comedian, the Big Kahuna . Live music is offered at the res-
taurant on Wednesday nights, and Thursday brings a Caribbean night
with limbo dancers and a fire eater.
The Barefoot Man is another major attraction. A longtime favorite on
Grand Cayman, performing for many years at the old Holiday Inn, the
Barefoot Man performs his fun calypso tunes at Rum Point Restaurant
on Monday and Saturday nights from 5-10 pm; call
An early evening activity is the nightly shark feeding at Reef Point res-
345-947-2183). Sharks are fed about 6 pm and you'll be amazed
at the size of some of these creatures!
Seven Mile Beach
This beautiful swath of white sand separates a five mile strip of hotels,
condominiums, and restaurants from an aquamarine sea (since the beach
measures just five miles, the name “Seven Mile Beach” is somewhat of a
misnomer). Dotted with casuarina trees, this beach is the most popular
spot on the island. Come here to watch and be watched, to enjoy an island
concoction or to slather on oil and bake yourself into tropical bliss.
Watersports operators line the way, offering everything from scuba trips to
parasailing to windsurfing.