There’s nothing like hitting the town with a group of girls for a night out and Cayman offers a lot of options for the “fairer” sex. From happy hours to paddle boarding, and from art classes to wine tasting, there is never a reason to be bored. So, gather a bevvie of your besties and try one of these suggestions for a girls’ night like no other.
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
The Marriott has quite a few options for ladies looking for a fun evening. Throughout the week, their apothecary bar has a wide range of handcrafted holistic cocktails incorporating homemade syrups, infused waters and dehydrated fruits. On Friday nights, a resident DJ adds an upbeat soundtrack for exploring their drinks menu in cool and sophisticated surroundings.
Once a month, the Marriott also hosts Dark Night, which provides something different for friends to do together. Anchor & Den is the venue for the event, held on the Friday closest to the new moon. Under dimmed lights, surrounded by candles and absorbing the sounds of eclectic music and the scents of white sage, attendees set their intentions through activities which change monthly. Apothecary drinks and holistic snacks are available, as well as stargazing. Check out facebook.com/GrandCaymanMarriott for info on the next event.
Sea Sessions at Pedro’s
One of the newest happy hour spots in Cayman offers a beautiful place for girl groups to converge, away from the Seven Mile strip and in one of the most historical sites on-island. Described as a “true Cayman experience,” Sea Sessions, at the new Outpost bar at Pedro St. James in Savannah, provides local food, local music and local rum, combined with a beautiful backdrop of the sun setting over the iron shore bluffs.
Taking place every Friday evening from 5 p.m. ‘til late with 2-for-1 drink specials from 5–7 p.m., Sea Sessions also offers live music once a month with Dexter Bodden and steel pannist Michael Lemay on the list of past performers. There is a local BBQ onsite offering jerk chicken and jerk pork, perfect for peckish patrons. Make sure you have a designated driver, a taxi number or a booking with HomeSafe if heading back to Seven Mile Beach to continue the night!
Premier Crew Wine Tasting
An intimate, classy and educational option for a girls’ night out is a visit to Premier Crew’s tasting events. The group, based in Icoa in Seven Mile Shops, hosts private events as well as public tastings with a variety of themes. The tastings take place twice a month. The first event is themed and costs $40, which includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, four tasting measures of wine, and charcuterie.
The second monthly event is a public Magic Hat for $50 ($55 for private Magic Hats), including a glass of bubbles, four tasting measures of wine (five measures for private Magic Hats), canapes and charcuterie. This event, which is Premier Crew’s signature tasting, is described as “a simple but genuine way to really understand how exciting the world of wine can be.”
All attendees put their names in a hat and four lucky winners each get to pick one wine from the Premier Crew selection, up to the value of $65. The host then takes the attendees through each one, giving a detailed insight into some exciting quality wines.
All information about public tastings is found on the Premier Crew Facebook page, on the premiercrewcayman Instagram page and through the mailing list. Interested groups should email firstname.lastname@example.org to book public or private events or find out more.
Art Nest Canvas & Cocktails
If you’re looking for something different from traditional happy hour with the girls, why not get creative? Art Nest runs Canvas & Cocktails evenings at Pasadora Place, from 7–9:30 p.m. Budding artists, or even those who have never seen an easel can enjoy a painting class in a relaxed atmosphere.
The two-and-a-half-hour classes require a minimum of five people to go ahead (maximum 25 people), and offer painting instruction, small plates, materials and aprons. Attendees will be taught to paint a preselected piece, or larger groups can choose from the Art Menu before the event. For an additional fee you can purchase a larger canvas. Attendees can bring drinks to share with friends and look forward to learning new skills.
Vitamin Sea paddle boarding
Instead of sitting at a bar or restaurant, bring some activity into your social time with the girls. Try something a bit out of the box with Vitamin Sea’s paddle boarding offerings. The company provides a variety of options during the day, including introduction to paddle boarding classes, paddle Fit and SUP Yoga. However, if you’re looking for an interesting evening activity for the girls, the Full Moon paddle boarding sessions are what you want.
Once a month, Vitamin Sea paddles from Caribbean Club to Hemingways with a quick detour, followed by a stop for a drink or two at Hemingways, and back. If it’s calm and therefore not strenuous, it allows for a good chat on the way. This session can sell out quickly, so email email@example.com or call 925-0450 for info, to book, or to get on the waiting list.
Boards are available to rent for $25 or you can bring your own. All levels are welcome. Full Moon paddle boarding usually takes a break August through October, so check with Vitamin Sea for session dates.