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Monday, August 14, 2006

Pedro St. James Castle Reopens

We've just received some good news: Pedro's Castle has now reopened following damage after Hurricane Ivan. The historic site took the opportunity not just to spiff up the important attraction but to make it even better, investing $1.3 million in a renovation. Here are all the details:

The Cayman Islands’ historic Pedro St. James – the birthplace of Caymanian Democracy – is open again after a major $1.3 million renovation of both the great house and the surrounding grounds.

Built in 1780 on Pedro Bluff, Pedro St. James is one of the great cultural attractions in Grand Cayman. In addition to the picturesque lawn area that can be rented for meetings and social functions, the site’s multi-media theatre is also open again, having received a major facelift as part of the renovations. Theatre visitors learn all about the castle’s dramatic history and the culture and heritage of the Caymanian people when they view the twenty minute presentation.

Walking through the beautiful grounds and colourful gardens of the property, visitors will find several restored historical buildings as well as a poignant Hurricane Ivan monument. The monument is made of 12 rocks that washed ashore during the storm, representing the 12th day of September when the hurricane hit; and nine seats and four tables, signifying the ninth month of the year 2004. The tables and chairs are all made out of the wood of a 100-year-old Tamarind tree that fell during the storm.

Hours & Prices Pedro St. James is open daily from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under twelve.

For more, check out our Pedro St. James article and photos.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort Offers "Sand Dollar" Savings

Grand Cayman Marriot Beach Resort is offering "Sand Dollar" savings starting as low as $235/night*, Aug. 2 - Oct. 22, 2006 including a fifth night free and $75 food and beverage credit. The resort recently underwent a $15 million redesign and now features Cayman furnishings.

The Package:

Starting as low as $235/night*
* Package available Aug. 2 - Oct. 22, 2006
* Spacious Resort View Accommodations
* Fifth night FREE
* $75 food and beverage credit

*Rate based upon availability. Fifth night free & $75 F&B credit valid only with four additional consecutive night stays. Black-out dates apply. Taxes and gratuities not included. $75 credit is one per room, per stay. Not combinable with any other offer.

Why It's Fun: The freshly refurbished 305 rooms and suites at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort are among the most spacious on the island. All rooms now offer high-speed wireless Internet, 300-thread count linens, triple sheeting and marble bathrooms. Each room provides a private balcony for views of the sea or the lush garden courtyard alive with indigenous plants and local wildlife.

For more information:
• call toll-free 800-399-7641
• visit Marriott Grand Cayman

SOURCE Grand Cayman Marriot Beach Resort