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sandybeach Jul 30th, 2002 09:56 AM

Pirate's week in Grand Cayman, what type of crowd?
 
what type of crowd does the Pirate's week in Grand Cayman draw?<BR><BR>My husband and I were looking for a nice quiet retreat away from everything for his 40th birthday.<BR><BR>Also, does Cayman Island play carribbean music during that time of year? I know it is a silly question, but still I am wondering.<BR><BR>We enjoy the caribbean music, so look forward to enjoying that kind of music.<BR><BR>Thanks

Howard Jul 31st, 2002 06:01 AM

We were in Grand Cayman for the first two days of Pirates Week three years ago. A real party crowd. Thousands of people and anywhere from 2 to 4 cruise ships. It kicks off with pirates invading the harbour and kidnapping the governor (which takes about two hours to act out) and then big parade and week of revelry. Lots of tourists come every year and dress up as pirates and wenches. There are street parties every night till dawn. Traffic jams everywhere. A lot of towns also have there own celebrations. If I were looking for quiet restful this wouldn't be my choice. You might look into the Turks and Caicos for laid back restful. You can e-mail me for more info

jen Jul 31st, 2002 06:11 AM

What week is this?

wondering Jul 31st, 2002 06:25 AM

No Kidding Jen - please alert us as to which horrifying week this is, this is the first I have heard of Pirate's week!

Susan Jul 31st, 2002 07:10 AM

It is the October 26-November 2.<BR><BR>It sounds like fun, im just wondering if it will be loaded with children?<BR><BR>Please advice, ASAP.<BR><BR>Thanks so much!

cayman420 Jul 31st, 2002 08:00 AM

susan, read the post above regarding children.


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