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Holidays are a great opportunity to treat yourself to some pampering and luckily there are many wonderful spas that can take great care of you in Grand Cayman.
The Westin Grand Cayman Resort, Ritz–Carlton and the Kimpton Seafire offer saunas, steam rooms and relaxation rooms which you can enjoy before and after your treatment. The Da Vinci Centre offers massages, anti-ageing treatments, microdermabrasion, facials and more. Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa in Camana Bay (345) 945 1188 offers a range of hair, nail and spa treatments.
For those that are staying out East, there is Le Soleil Spa at the Wyndham Reef Resort.  


If you want to keep up their fitness routines while away from home, there are plenty of options.


One of the best forms of exercise are running on the beach or swimming. Locals and visitors run the length of Seven Mile Beach and swim in the ocean for a natural full-body workout. In addition, there are some groups which play pick-up games of volleyball, football and practise yoga and tai chi on the beach.


Gym bunnies should check out Anytime Fitness (345) 946 4748 at Camana Bay, Life Extensions (345) 949 3753 or World Gym (345) 949 5132.


Other fitness options are yoga at Bliss Living Yoga, pilates at Energy (345) 946 6006 and Crossfit Cayman and Ryde - both in Camana Bay. For mobile personal trainers contact Fitness Connection (345) 949 8485.


Bicycle rentals are available from West Bay Loop.


Cardio Tennis is on offer at the Ritz-Carlton or improve your game with a private lesson from the pros at the CI Tennis Club (345) 949 9464 or Cayman Tennis Academy (345) 547 6257.


Horse riding is provided by Spirit of the West and Coral Stone Stables.  Free salsa lessons are held on Tuesday evenings at The Wharf Restaurant and Thursday evenings at Hemingways.



Golf is a popular activity for visitors and residents alike. There are two golf courses on-Island, a nine-hole and an 18-hole. At both you can rent clubs, improve your swing with a lesson from the resident pro and take advantage of cheaper twilight rates. You will find the courses are quieter during the week when residents are at work.
North Sound Club is the 18-hole course with a driving range and two putting greens. The par-71, 6,605 yard course has a USGA course rating of 73.1. It’s a challenging course with prevailing Caribbean trade winds and water on 15 of the 18 holes. Enjoy the vistas and a cool beverage at the open air bar afterwards.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Course offers nine-holes on the Greg Norman designed golf course. Players are challenged with five long par fours into the Caribbean trade winds. You can also try their indoor golf simulator that precisely measures impact and ball flight pattern. Choose from 80 virtual courses to play.
Top Tip - Both golf courses offer cheaper twilight rates, so enjoy a round of golf with a drink in hand as the sun sets.



Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, discovered the therapeutic qualities of seawater by noticing the healing effects it had on the injured hands of fishermen. The seawater not only restricted infection risks, but patients who followed treatments involving the use of seawater found that it also promoted pain relief. It is now known that sea salt therapy is an effective treatment that assists in the rejuvenation of the cells and also induces a healthy exchange of minerals and toxins between the blood and the water.


Locals know the healing powers of the sea, and often just ‘go for a swim’ to feel better. One of the very best things for your body and mind is to simply soak completely into the warm Caribbean Sea. As the high salt content and buoyancy are magical miracle workers from curing common colds, sinusitis, sore throats, muscle aches, pains, headaches, bruises and soothing cuts and scrapes naturally. Dermatologists will even recommend salt water therapy for patients with psoriasis, eczema and other dry skin conditions. Estheticians emphasize the cleansing properties of sea salt therapy to clean pores and to detoxify the body. Cancer patients even use salt water therapy to help deal with radiation treatments. These therapeutic seawater baths are very similar to the body’s own natural internal fluids, which allow magnesium and potassium to be drawn into the blood stream while toxins are actively eliminated.

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