Top Things To Do, Plus More, This Mother's Day Weekend in Grand Cayman
Treat your Mom like a Queen this Mother’s Day with the best that Grand Cayman has to offer. Everything from a relaxing day on a cruise to a thrilling helicopter ride to a glorious brunch and everything in between, Mother’s Day activities abound in Grand Cayman. Here are some of our favorites with something for the entire family that everyone will remember.
Top Things To Do This Mother's Day
- Spend The Day At Kaibo
- Brunch By The Beach
- Learn How To Fly
- Feel Like Bliss
- Take To The Ocean
- Explore Under The Sea
- Enjoy Authentic Italian Pizza with a Stunning View
- Experience the Wonder of Bioluminescence
- Take Time… Family Style
- Anchor & Den’s Night Market
- Pamper Mom at the Beauty Boudoir
- Explore the National Gallery
1. Spend the Day at Kaibo
Start Mother’s Day with a trip on the Water Taxi, which departs Camana Bay at 12:00 PM and enjoy the beautiful trip across North Sound to Kaibo. Once you arrive you can enjoy a 3- course Mother’s Day Lunch including a glass of Joseph Moellinger, Cremant Rose, Upstairs at Kaibo from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Appetizers include local heirloom tomatoes with smoked yogurt, black love and sourdough, entrée options are succulent featuring baked Mahi-Mahi with mussels, clams, local spinach and champagne sauce and of course dessert with options like banana soufflé with honeycomb ice cream cannot be missed. The cost is $64 per person and a children’s menu is available for $18. Space is limited and reservations are essential. Contact Kaibo at 947-9975.
2. Learn How To Fly
Is your Mom more of the adventurous type? Then Kitesurfing or Windsurfing lessons may be right up her alley. Only 10 to 15 minutes from Seven Mile Beach, Kitesurf Cayman offers lessons at Barkers Beach. In fact, kitesurfing requires no special skills or strength other than the ability to swim comfortably. The Kitesurf Cayman Kite School is the longest running kite school in Cayman and uses the latest equipment including radio helmets where students can hear clear instructions from your coach. Kitesurf Cayman is open every day there is wind from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM and gift certificates start at $150 for a 2-hour “semi-private” lesson and $260 for a 2-hour introductory private lesson. Call 916-5483 for more information.
3. Feel Like Bliss
Get Mom moving with the Flow & Meditation class on Sunday at 9:30 AM, which emphasizes mindful awareness and meditation. As we all know, the life of a Mom can be very hectic and stressful. This class allows students to really feel, connect and get closer to their true selves. Gift certificates start at only $25. Call 949-9642 for more information.
4. Take to the Ocean
Create a fantastic and memorable day full of adventure on the ocean with Crazy Crab Charters. Snorkel vibrant coral reefs, swim among dazzling fish, feed magnificent stingrays, hold radiant starfish and enjoy an evening swim in the magical Bio Bay. Do you want to fit in as many experiences as possible or create a relaxing day of cruising, swimming and basking in the sun? The day is set your pace and Crazy Crab Charters will tailor your charter just for you. For reservations contact 927-2722.
5. Explore Under the Sea
Showcasing the best Cayman has to offer, under the sea, Living the Dream Divers offers small groups on the best boats with the friendliest crews. Even if Mom doesn’t know how to dive, Living the Dream offers a Discover Scuba Diving course where Mom will learn the basic skills of scuba diving and then immediately explore the world beneath the ocean. If Mom is an experienced diver, Living the Dream offers everything from 1-tank dives through fully customizable private charters. For more information contact Living the Dream at 526-3483.
6. Enjoy Authentic Italian Pizza with a Stunning View
Located on the waterfront in George Town, Le Vele is known for their incredible traditional pizzas. Using fresh tomato sauce, local basil, fresh mozzarella cheese and extra virgin olive oil as their basic ingredients, Le Vele’s pizzas are cooked in their authentic Italian pizza oven. Served all day, pizzas range from the traditional Salamino to the more exotic Octopus with mozzarella, charred octopus, cherry tomato confit, tapenade and basil pesto. Pick a few to share, grab a glass of wine and enjoy the outside patio any time of day. Le Vele is open from Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM and if you’d like to skip the line call for reservations at 745-8353.
7. Experience the Wonder of Bioluminescence
Described as a magical experience, Cayman Kayaks is the original tour operator of Bioluminescent tours in Grand Cayman. Take Mom on a slow ten-minute kayak trip on a comfortable double kayak under a blanket of stars from Rum Point to Cayman’s only bio bay. Suitable for all skill levels, the kayaks are comfortable and easy to manoeuvre. If you don’t want to use a kayak, Cayman Kayaks also offers an electric boat tour. Tour times are at 7:15 PM and 9:15 PM, last approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours, and cost $59 per person. Give them a call at 927-4467 as tours are based around the moon cycle each month to ensure a quality experience so it’s recommended that reservations are made in advance.
8. Take to the Sky
Treat Mom like a Queen and take the ultimate tour of the Cayman Islands with Cayman Island Helicopters. Choose from tours of Seven Mile Beach, Stingray City or the entire island. Cayman Island Helicopters can customize your experience from everything from private charters to Cuba or Jamaica to a sunset flight with dinner at The Ritz-Carlton or Camana Bay to the out-of-this-world Fly/Dive/Dine experience where Mom could fly to Cayman Brac, enjoy a dive on the USR Keith Tibbetts wreck, and then fly to Little Cayman to enjoy another dive on the world-famous Bloody Bay Wall followed by lunch. But the experience doesn’t end there, after flying back to Grand Cayman, Mom will finish the day off with wine and cheese watching the sun set from the Lobster Pot deck. For more information contact them at 943-4354.
9. Take Time Family Style
It’s an old Sunday tradition that Agua Restaurant & Lounge at Camana Bay firmly believes in taking time to eat with your family and friends. While you chill and chat with Mom, Agua will serve you course upon course of food from appetizers through to mouth-watering desserts all with your choice of bottomless wine or Prosecco. The foodie centric cuisine at Agua is inspired by fresh catch and local produce resulting in a menu offering Peruvian, Italian and Caribbean plates. Served from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Mother’s Day brunch costs $75 and reservations should be made in advance at 949-2482.
And if you want to treat Mom for the entire weekend, here are some additional activities that run through Mother’s Day weekend.
10. Anchor & Den’s Night Market
Instead of just celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday, start the weekend off with a special Night Market at Anchor & Den on Friday, May 10 from 6:00 PM. The perfect spot to wind down after a busy week, Night Market features delectable street food, handcrafted candles, live music and interactive activities and retail therapy every Mother will enjoy. This unique event planned specifically for Mothers will feature monogrammed bags by Alice, the founder of Forestbound and a variety of jewelry including the Caymanian jewelry company, Cabinet Jewelry. Entry is free and no reservations are required.
11. Pamper Her at the Beauty Boudoir
As the Mother’s Day weekend continues, take Mom to the Spa at Seafire for Beauty Boudoir. Guests will be welcomed with bubbles and nibbles as they arrive and can then explore a host of luxurious products, beauty essentials and lots of sparkling jewelry from local artisans and industry professionals. All guests can enter to win indulgent spa treatments, as well as the ultimate day at the Spa at Seafire. Spots should be reserved so make sure you call 746-4040 to reserve yours.
12. Explore the National Gallery
With a variety of activities for all-ages, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is the country’s leading visual arts museum and education centre, and best of all admission is free! The perfect place to wind down, Mom can explore the current exhibition, Cross Currents, a showcase in the very latest developments in Cayman’s contemporary art scene and then take in the sculpture gardens followed by a healthy snack and beverage at the Art Café. The gallery is closed on Sundays, but is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.