Urban living – Cayman style…

So it is T minus 3 days until we leave this beautiful island for good (HOW HAS THIS HAPPENED??!) and I’ve realised that the post I’ve been meaning to write for ages about Camana Bay really has to get written now or never.

Camana Bay is Cayman’s answer to anyone who tries to claim that this island is behind the times or even an eensy weensy bit backward: a little gem of a development full of shops, restaurants, condos and lots of strings of little mini lanterns (more on them later…) that makes you feel as if you could be in a modern design-focused city rather than a laid back Caribbean island.  It has been designed so absolutely 100% amazingly well that I couldn’t find a bad word to say about it if my life depended on it.


The modern island-style architecture with its white wooden panelling, bright fun shutters, shadesails and fountains perfectly mixes the functional with the pretty.


The development has been going from strength to strength for the last two years I’ve lived here, with ever more cool spots for Friday happy hour or a chilled out lunch.


The Observation Tower overlooks the entire island, with its higgledy-piggledy features:



And at night time the whole place is lit up by gorgeous little lanterns and intricately carved light fixtures.


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I know not why there aren’t more spots like this in Cayman – if somebody created a well-designed beach bar similar to this they would make an absolute FORTUNE.  Any potential investors out there looking for a designer?  I’m your girl.

We’re coming back for the wedding of some great friends of ours here in December this year, and I’m excited to see what Camana Bay will have evolved into by then!


  1. Angela says:

    This is where we spent part of our day before our flight back to the UK. Actually watched a bed race between local business people in teams – this was a Rotary event raising cash for a local charity!!

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