Explore The Cayman Islands in One Day
Living the grand life… what does that truly mean. Well for me in this case meant me actually going away and actually traveling. For years I’ve heard that the cruise life was “the life” but for the longest I couldn’t phantom being at a location (Cayman Islands) for only one day. I had my reservations…would I get to explore the country? What can I really learn? How many activities can I really do? Well, sometimes you just have to give things a try and go in with an open mind and that’s what I did. I signed up for a cruise, paid with a credit card (which I wouldn’t recommend you doing unless you’re able to pay it off pronto) and off I went. I made up in my mind that I was going to have a great time and make memories.
And guess what, I did!
It was my first 7-day cruise trip via Royal Caribbean (yep, from zero to seven). I figured if I’m going to do it I mid-as-well get my monies worth. One of the stops on this trip was the Cayman Islands… and boy was it beautiful. I don’t know about you but when I travel I like to feel like a native and I really got the chance to do just that.
Have a Plan
While in the states one of my friends set up a tour for us by way of one of her family friends. Which turned an ordinary car ride of simple sight seeing to a full tour/experience. He was able to show us the majority of the island since it can be done in a days drive. We explored and saw the popular Cayman Islands bank and walked the area. It had a piece of land that resembled a man- made island on location which you walk on and lay on the hammock. We also went to where the locals and tourists go to eat and hang out as well s the beach. As a resident there he explained how they continue to improve the country for its people, from updating power and phone lines to aid in better communication and building a specialty hospital. For some that may not be interesting but for me as a first generation Haitian that understands the simple necessities, for what I in the states take for granted. I enjoy hearing and/or seeing countries elevate themselves for the good of their people.
There is so much to see, do, learn and enjoy! It was truly an adventure I will cherish.
ALLA/Reflection: The key to really and truly experiencing a place in a short time is to plan a bit of activity in advance, while still being flexible if things change while you’re there.
Financial tip: I will say this budget accordingly, $1 in the Cayman Islands (CI) is equal to $1.20 US dollar. Remember to check currency rates before traveling outside of your country. Continue in #ActivelyLiving while #LivingACTIVELY!