Weather and Food on Grand Cayman

May 10th, 2007, 04:06 PM
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Weather and Food on Grand Cayman

My husband and I are headed to the Caymans this weekend (mid May), and the weather is forecasting rain every day - 30-60% chances. Oh no! Are these usually short bouts of rain in May or should we expect an all day thing? Also, we would love to hear everyone's favorite restaurants. We are staying at the Seabreeze Condos next to the Turtle Nest Inn. Thanks!
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May 11th, 2007, 06:47 AM
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We went the same time as you,last year and had great weather..not sure if it will be short showers or allday but hopefully they are localized and short.


Pappagallo's- expensive but worth it.

Decker's- very good food at a good price.

The Wharf-it's on the water and they have a tarpon feeding every is good.

Chicken Chicken- good food and inexpensive.

I have heard that the Lighthouse restaurant near where you are staying,has good food....we never made it there.

Have a great time in Grand Cayman!

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May 11th, 2007, 09:00 AM
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Calypso Grill - great
Pappagallos - great
Sushi rest.(across from Westin)- great
The Wharf-IMHO,living on its laurels-poor
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May 11th, 2007, 10:03 AM
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They haven't had any rain in 15 days.
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May 11th, 2007, 11:16 AM
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On the Caribbean Islands when they say 30% chance of rain that could mean aheavy shower at night while you are sleeping or early AM ending by 5-6AM and/or a 15-20 showere then the sun is out and dries everything in 20 minutes. Evren 50% can mean not much more than that. The restaurants recommended are good but we found Pappagallo's to be the only outstanding one if they have the same Exec. and Head Chef. The others are good not great in our opinion and most are over-priced.
The wharf was not good at all in 2005 and back in 1999 or 2000.
Be prepared for fairly good, but no longer, great snorkeling due to the hurricanes the past 5 years, global warming, and pollution from ships discharging waste improperly killing (bleaching) the coral.
But out near the Wall near the Cayman Kai Resort the snorkeling is still very good. But make sure you wear an inflatable vest for there are often under-tows that can makeit hard to get back to shore. With the vest you have a lot of control.Enjoy.Taxi's are fairly expensive so we rent a compact car (not the sub-compacts) for they are often pretty beaten up from frequency of rentals. Cost difference $5+/-/day.
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May 12th, 2007, 02:27 AM
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Thank you so much for your suggestions! We leave today!!!!!
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