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What are the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean to explore? (Part 2)

No visit to the Grand Cayman lacks the experience of scuba diving watching the Kittiwake sunken boat north of Seven Mile Beach. The ship has been out of service since 1945 and brought here.

In 2011, Kittiwake was submerged under the sea in a diving project and created an environment for the development of corals. Tourists can easily meet the stingrays, blue sea turtles, grouper and many other sea creatures choose the deck as a home.

In the afternoon, head south on the island to the capital George Town, where fresh batches of fresh fish have just been taken from the boat. Do not forget to visit Cabana’s bar restaurant to enjoy seafood dishes prepared on site.

Not far from the center of George Town is Stingray City, the most attractive beach on Grand Cayman Island. Here, visitors are spoiled for pets to play with the rays of the rays just below the depth of the ocean. Those who do not know how to swim just wear glasses and hoses and dip into the aquatic world at their fingertips.

In addition, the center of George Town has a lot of restaurants from high to intermediate and the rich roadside shops. The late-night stores and live music stores are an opportunity for you to have fun, experience the vibrant nightlife.

Martinique

This tiny island is just over 1,000 km2 wide with a population of less than 400,000 people, though located in the Caribbean but French. Therefore, the island’s currency is the Euro, the main language being French.

Named by explorer Christopher Columbus when he saw the island in 1493, Martinique bears the full sense of a “heavenly paradise”.

Many people often start their day at Le Diamont, a small town southwest of the island. Pick up some fruit and fresh coconut water in your local market before stopping by the Plaisir du Gout pastry shop, buying some croissants for breakfast on the fresh 5-mile beach.

The coastal road to the north takes you through Bellefontaine and Case-Pilote, two colorful fishing villages. Along the way at Le Carbet there is the Distillery Neisson stop, where you can taste the richest rum in the world. Also sugar cane juice is a drink that you do not forget to try.

INTERTRUST CAYMAN ISLANDS MARATHON

QUICK FACTS

Location: GeorgetownCayman Islands

Distance: Marathon

Date: 02 Dec 2018

If you are a runner, it is obvious that you could run anywhere in the world! Still, wouldn’t it be incredible to run on a beautiful, flawless landscape of Caribbean island, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, and magnificent views of the sea? 

It is even greater if you can participate in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon with well-know for its warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere which route is IAAF-sanctioned, chip timed and a Boston Qualifier. The route is also flat and fast, ensuring ideal running conditions for both newbie runner and professional who compete for the next PR!

PRACTICALITIES

Age Limit

To qualify for joining the Full Marathon run, participants must be 16 years old, and 12-15 year-olds for the Half Marathon and Relay event with parental permission. For the Kids Fun Run, children must be 5-11 years old.

Aid Stations

Water and Aid stations will be placed every mile of the course while Gatorade is provided at each station. First Aid Stations will be located every 2 miles and medic stations and personnel from the Cayman Islands National Red Cross will be at the start, finish line and at the 7 and 20 Mile marker to make sure runners are provided with quality care.

Award Medals

Top 3 males and females overall in the Marathon and Half Marathon will receive medals. Group medals will be given to the top three teams in 5 different relay divisions. In addition to that, all participants who complete their race will receive a commemorative finishers medal.

Maximum Time 

Maximum time for both Full and Half Marathon is 6 hours in order to not block the traffic.

Parking

Parking areas have been organized at several locations including the Water Front Centre, Anderson Square, Royal Bank, Bayshore and First Caribbean Bank parking lots.

Sports Events in grand cayman islands (part 1)

The Cayman Islands are located in the beautiful Caribbean Sea with crystal clear waters, and white sands. Living in Cayman gives residents the perfect location and opportunity to explore a wide variety of sports at all levels all year round, especially outdoor water sports. The weather is warm all the round, combined with generally shorter working hours, means that after work training and sports are a way of life. Sports bring the whole community together to enjoy wonderful moments. There are also plenty of sporting events such as the Flowers Sea Swim, Cayman Islands Marathon and the CI Triathlon…

Flowers Sea Swim
The tradition of the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim began over two decades ago as a must-do flagship sporting event for open water aficionados in Grand Cayman. This year on June 15, 2019, the local celebrate its 27th year anniversary and the title being one of the World’s Top 13 Open Water Swims.
The last event’s race attracted almost 1000 registrants around the world aged from 8 to 80 years old. Their skills ranged from first-timers to novices as gold medal Olympians and world championship open water specialists.
The unique features of the Flowers Sea Swim are both in its flawless beauty along Cayman’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach, and the numerous worthy prizes of $100,000 in cash and random prizes including blackberries, Ipad’s, hotel stays, and dozens of airline tickets to premier destinations such as Miami, New York, Panama, Rome, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, etc. The race is known as the world’s richest open water event with all finishers receive a fantastic t-shirt and goody bag filled with prizes and surprises!
In 2019, Cayman also hosted the UANA Masters Open Water Swimming Circuit from June 15 to June 2019 with delegations from North, South and Central America.
All registration fees will be donated to the Special Olympics Cayman Islands.