39. Mobile massage
The next big thing in relaxation is not even having to leave the comfort of your own home. A therapist will take care of everything once you have chosen your location so you can sit back and enjoy a treatment of your choice.
Time Out Massage and Perfectly Pampered both offer a mobile service and an extensive menu of treatments to choose from. Ideal for a birthday or special occasion, this is a great gift idea or why not just spoil yourself?
40. Cardio tennis
This is a terrific way to get the heart rate up and get red and sweaty in the face. With the focus being more on the cardio rather than the tennis, it’s a great outside workout – think running around a lot more than perfecting technique. Probably not ideal for middle of the day exercise, but an early morning or evening class is perfect. The Ritz-Carlton holds classes at its tennis courts for $20 and the Cayman Islands Tennis Club offers classes for $20 for members or $25 for non-members.
41. Quadski Adventure Tours
Enjoy an action- and adventure-filled day with a trip on a Quadski Adventure Tour. Something out of a James Bond movie, these amphibious vehicles are part ATV, part jet ski so they can travel on both land and water. They can reach speeds of up to 45 mph and transition between land and water in just 5 seconds. This innovative technology allows passengers to experience all aspects of the island without leaving their seat. Full day or half day guided tours are available.
42. Be hurricane ready
June 1 marked the beginning of Atlantic hurricane season for the Caribbean and with predictions showing 5-9 tropical storms turning into hurricanes, of which 2-4 are expected to become major hurricanes, it is imperative to be prepared for anything and everything. Plan and prepare your hurricane supply kit – stock up on water, non-perishables, first aid kit and medications, flashlight, radio and solar phone charger. Don’t forget important information like insurance, documentation and preparing for your pets and homes in an evacuation scenario. If you haven’t picked up a copy of your official Hurricane Guide, get it online at www.pinnaclemedialtd.com.
43. Mango season
June marked the beginning of mango season here in the Cayman Islands. If you are one of the lucky few, you may have a tree in your garden, but elsewhere across the island they are laden down with the sweet, juicy fruit and vendor trucks are piled high. There are many varieties of mangoes found here and they can be enjoyed in the form of fresh mango salsa, chutney, juice and jams. Get your hands on the freshest, ripest fruit in the land before it’s too late.
44. A day at The White House
If you are all partied out and boat days just aren’t doing it for you anymore, get a group of friends together and take a day trip to The White House in Bodden Town. Spend the day drinking delicious cocktails while relaxing in the quiet cove or hang around for lunch or dinner to sample the delightful Caribbean cuisine on offer. There are also loungers, umbrellas and a swimming pool to make use of on your visit so all you need to bring is a towel and bathing suit. Easy!
45. Cayman Turtle Centre
Get up close to the wonderful local wildlife at Cayman Turtle Centre’s Island Wildlife Encounter. Hold and swim with beautiful sea turtles, see the sharks and barracudas of Predator Reef, or hand-feed the delightful birds in the Caribbean Aviary. Once you have done all that, you can splash around in the freshwater pool and waterslide! It really is more than just something to see, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience with beautiful animals from across the Caribbean.
46. Donate old books to the Humane Society
Summer means it is time to get through that list of books you have been hoping to get around to for years. When you have finished reading every last one, don’t leave them to gather dust on your bookshelf; let someone else enjoy them and do your good deed by passing them on to the Humane Society Book Loft. The money raised from the book shop goes towards keeping the doors of this Cayman institution open and allows volunteers to continue all the good work they do for our four legged friends.
47. Aerial Fitness @ Quinntessential Movement
Quinntessential Movement in Galleria Plaza holds a whole host of different classes revolving around pole aerial dance fitness.
With class packages in aerial hoop and aerial silk, imagining being a part of the Cirque de Soleil troupe doesn’t seem so far off anymore. Guided by experienced instructors, you will be shown the correct grips, holds and poses of these elegant art forms while at the same time working on your strength and flexibility. If you are not quite ready to commit to circus life just yet, they also offer party packages for special occasions so you can try it out with friends for a fun activity day.
48. Take a self-defense course
There are a whole host of martial arts and self-defense courses available on island. Cayman Karate Academy and Krav Maga Cayman are two studios that offer adult and women-only programs, and seminars around self-defense. Israeli martial art Krav Maga is practiced to improve reflexes, strength and discipline and is particularly beneficial in a self-defense scenario. It teaches students to defend against a variety of attacks and counter in the quickest most efficient way possible by targeting the body’s most vulnerable points using simple and easily repeatable strikes.
49. Red Sail Sports
Calling all water babies! Cool down out on the water this summer with Red Sail Sports. Throughout the summer, they are offering up to 50 percent off dive trips, certification courses, sail excursions and watersports so there is no excuse to be sitting at home, binge-watching Netflix. For those of you who want to stay dry, take the daily ferry to Rum Point for “Bring Your Own Bottle” on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Diners may bring one 750ml bottle of wine, per adult, to enjoy with their dinner with no corkage fee. Sold!
50. S’mores Sundays at The Marriott
A secret among many along the Seven Mile Strip is the delightful Sunday evening treat of delicious s’mores on the beach, courtesy of The Marriott, to quash any end-of-weekend blues. Toasted marshmallow, melted chocolate and graham crackers are a winning combination and as if that’s not enough, they have a couple of sofas where you can feel the sand between your toes and savor this scrumptious feast by the light of the moon and the sound of the sea.