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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sustainable Getaway in the Cayman Islands

As sustainability continues to grow in popularity, many travelers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint while enjoying a relaxing getaway. 

The Cayman Islands offer many sustainable travel options that are perfect for couples who want to visit some of the world's top beaches, savor a meal made of local ingredients, and explore the rich culture and history of the islands.

Where to Stay




Photo Credit: Lighthouse Point 

Travelers can rent low-impact condominiums like those at Lighthouse Point, which include many green elements such as the incorporation of energy efficient technologies, from solar and wind generation, eco-friendly lighting and Energy Star appliances. 

Lighthouse Point is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and is working to achieve LEED certification. 

Getting Around 

President of Budget Cayman, Brian Krug accepts keys to new Wheego, first electric rental car in the Caribbean! Photo Credit: Budget Cayman Islands Twitter 

Recently, Budget Rent a Car added all-electric vehicles to their rental offerings. 

Charging stations can be found throughout the island at popular destinations like Camana Bay, a 500-acre mixed-use development located between Seven Mile Beach and the North Sound. 



Eating Local on The Flavour Tour


Flavor Tour Photos courtesy of The Wilbert Group 


Camana Bay is home to more than 40 shops and restaurants, including several chef-driven restaurants like Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Ortanique, which feature local ingredients such as lionfish, wahoo and mangos. 





Every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Camana Bay offers a farmer's market featuring fresh fruit, vegetables and local crafts, and at 7 p.m., Camana Bay hosts the Flavour Tour, a fun and interactive way to sample some of the island's top culinary offerings. 

The progressive dinner features local ingredients presented in the signature styles of popular restaurants, such as Abacus, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Mizu and Ortanique.












Happy Travels,
Linda