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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Summer Splash 2006

The Cayman Islands always offer great packages during the summer months and this year's package has just been announced:

Highlights of the 2006 Cayman Summer Splash promotion:

Accommodations (hotels and condos) – 1 free night with a 5 night minimum stay (stay 5 and pay for 4)

Airline – Cayman Airways, National Flag Carrier of the Cayman Islands – Children fly 50% off

$100 American Express Gift Cheque - Families will receive a $100 American Express gift cheque when they purchase a Summer Splash 5 night package between May 1st and September 4th.

Dive – Families can enjoy the magic of the deep with 50% off diving for kids. Dive specials are also available for mom or dad who purchase a 4 day dive package and receive the 5th day free.

Watersports and attractions – 50% off beach water sports; discounts on entrance fees to Boatswain’s Beach, the Jolly Roger and Anne Bonny, and Atlantis Submarine and Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine; and free underwater photo class with one paying adult.

Restaurants – discounts on meals in participating restaurants.

VIP Card: This summer, the Cayman Islands make it even more affordable for families to plan a fun-filled, value packed, vacation with the introduction of its new, Cayman VIP Card. Every family that books a Summer Splash vacation package will receive this savings pass with amazing benefits including: discounts on entrance fees to attractions such as Boatswain’s Beach (formerly the Cayman Turtle Farm), Atlantis Submarine underwater adventures and Jolly Roger cruises.

The Cayman VIP Card also extends to participating restaurants, providing families with discounts and varied choices of cuisines, from traditional Caymanian fare, to dishes from around the world. Restaurants include, Ragazzi, Blue Iguana Restaurant at Grand Caymanian Resort, Lone Star, Chicken! Chicken!, Cimboco, Breezes By the Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman’s Periwinkle and 7 and the restaurant at Cobalt Coast Resort and Suites.The card also gives discounts on car rentals.

Watersports Savings: The Cayman Islands knows that every summer vacation should include the thrill and adventure of water sports. With a variety of water activities including windsurfing, snorkeling, sailing and diving in the spectacular waters surrounding Cayman, there is something for every member of the family.

For those who prefer to stay out of the water, but still want to get a taste of Cayman’s marine life, Atlantis Submarines offers an exciting underwater ride. Boatswain’s Beach Marine Park and Turtle Farm is also perfect for a younger traveler who wants to see some of Cayman’s incredible sea life in person.

Savings for these activities include:

· 50% off rate for children at Atlantis submarines
· 15% off entrance fee at Boatswain’ Beach
· Kids 2 for 1 at Dive Tech’s Discover Scuba Diving resort course
· 50% of all beach water sports with Red Sail Sports
· Free underwater photo classes for kids at Cathy Church Photography
· 15 % off Black Pearl Skate and Surf Park

Parents can get in on the fun and the savings too, with their fifth day of diving free when purchasing a four day package. Mom and Dad can also get a 25 % off rate when going on an Atlantis Submarine tour.

For those parents interested in incorporating an exciting and entertaining learning experience into their vacation, Cayman Sea School is a free program running again this year. During Sea School children receive hands-on opportunities to learn about marine life and Caymanian culture. Students get to meet everyone’s favorite mascot - Sir Turtle! And he, along with a ‘real’ Caymanian pirate, will interact with kids during storytelling sessions, a wild treasure hunt, and arts and crafts time when they will create mementos of their trip.

* Kids are defined as children 11 years and under.

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