the Best of Cayman Islands
based on personal reviews
by visitors and frequent flyers
Hello! My name is Val Kegel and I feel very fortunate - I absolutely love my job, and I absolutely love the Cayman Islands! As a flight attendant for a major airline for 42 years, I have spent the last eight years flying to and from Grand Cayman several times a week. During my flights I find out first hand the best of the best of Cayman. During my flights I have asked thousands of passengers five questions:
- Where did you stay on the island?
- What businesses gave you the best service?
- What was your best restaurant experience?
- What was your favorite activity?
- What was your best Cayman shopping experience?
Passengers give such good and frank advice; I summarized their comments in a Fun Fact Sheet which reflects the best of Cayman. I hand this out to all my passengers traveling to Cayman. One thing about passengers, they will tell you what is hot and what is not! The popularity of the Fun Fact Sheet led to this web site, which offers so much more. So enjoy and I hope you fall in love with the Cayman Islands too!
Key to Cayman
Creator of passengerpicks.com, Delta flight attendant Val Kegel is featured in recent Key To Cayman editions. Click to view:Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
Val Kegel, a Delta flight attendant and creator of www.passengerpicks.com, was awarded by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association as an Honorary Ambassador.Click here to view newspaper article
The following restaurants and business's want to say Thank You with a 10% discount! Just show them your Passenger Pick Fun Fact Sheet and they will take 10% off your bill. Note: Not applicable with existing restaurant specials or Sunday brunches.
- Restaurants: Agua, Bombay Chopsticks, Casa 43, Catch, Chicken Chicken, Cimboco, Edoardos, Guy Harvey's, Karoo, Lobster Pot, Lola, Luca, Ortanique, Osetra Bay, Pappagallo, Rackams, Ragazzi, Southbeach Bar and Grill, The Bistro, Tiki Beach, Vivo.
- Spirits Discounted: Premier Wines & Spirits (not beer), Cayman Spirits Company (Seven Fathoms Rum) Factory including tours of distillery
- Stingray City Excursions: Action Sports( Jet Ski), Captin Marvin's, Cayman in a Nut Shell, Tours Cayman
- Fishing Charters: Real Esea, Captain Marvins
- Dive Operators: Dive Tech, Fosters, Eden Rock, Cayman Marine Lab
- Rental Cars: Ace will give 10% off on all rental cars, Budget Rent A Car will give 10% off new reservations
- Boat Rentals: Moore Marine (Cayman Islands Boat Rentals)
- Stores: Bedside Manor
- XQs Two Happy Hours: Happy Hour Pizzas from 3 to 5 everyday - 50% off with a purchase of a beverage w/pizza - dine-in only. Happy Hour Drinks from 5 to 7 everyday - 50% off. Sunday Brunch 12-3 p.m., $39.95 all you can drink, $29 all you can eat only, free kids under 5, $14.50 kids 6-12. Tel: 947-9770.
- Agua Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $35 for food, $49 including unlimited bubbles, plus gratuities. Tel: 949-2482.
- Ortanique Every Sunday is “Caribbean Sunday Funday Brunch” – $30 per guest for all-you-can-eat traditional Caribbean buffet, make your own ceviches and a la carte eggs. $15 for bottomless bubbles & bloody Marys.
- Luca Sunday Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat buffet including bottomless prosecco and orange juice; $60 per person plus gratuities.
- KARoo Barefoot BBQ. All-you-can-eat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $25pp. Children under 12 $12. 20 percent off all drinks and “all-you-can-bubble” for $19. One bottle of bubbles on the house for boaters. Tel: 946-6633.
- Edoardo's Restaurant at Coconut Place "Wednesday Night - Steak night!" Choose from a delicious selection of different cuts of meat to tantalize your taste buds!
Each entrée comes with a complimentary glass of red wine from famed Italian winery MASI! Price range from $31.95 to $36.95.
"Thursday Night - Caribbean night!" Sample some of the more popular dishes selected from around the region throughout the Caribbean! With fantastic drink specials to pair! A great night to get immersed in the local culture and really feel the island warmth and hospitality! Appetizers from $12.95 to $14.50 Entrées from $25.95 to $36.95
- Eagle Rays Diver's Night Buffet every Tuesday from 6pm, great food, awesome service and a good time to meet the crew & enjoy the view. $20 us plus Grats (all prices are in US Dollars at Eagle Rays). Just installed 3 TV's for all the sports fans, and are streaming a live feed from the underwater reef cam on one of them. Very cool.
- West Indies Wine Company BYOB - Bring Your Own Brunch. 10:00 AM Sunday - Bring your own brunch and enjoy the nice breeze in the shade on the Paseo every Sunday! Pack a basket with your own baguette, cheeses, fruits, sandwiches...Whatever, and bring them down! Happy Hour pricing on all wines by the glass, half glass and tastings all day long for you to enjoy. Not a wine drinker? We also offer a selection of craft beer by the glass as well as sparkling and Champagne by the glass. We also have a fine array of juices, waters, coffee, teas and sodas. Every Sunday at West Indies Wine Company!
- Casanova's Lunch specials available Monday through Friday. They post them every day on their Facebook page...Casanova Cayman Island. They have a daily catch, soup, risotto, as well as their $10 Express Lunch. Tony and the boys are here to welcome you with all of your favorites in Italian Cuisine.
- Cobalt Coast’s Oceanside Restaurant (West Bay) All-You-Can Eat BBQ Sunday Brunch! Nestled next to palm trees, fresh water pool, enjoy one of the best ocean views on island. Enjoy brunch on Sunday from Noon to 2:30 pm. BBQ pork ribs, jerk chicken, fresh vegetables, rice and beans, Mahi-Mahi Cayman style, pasta salad and green garden salad! All for $14.95. (345) 946-5656.
- Macabuca Spicey Sundays $7 Jerk Chicken Special All day. Happy Hour 5pm-7pm
- Deckers All You Can Eat Lobster Specials" Every Tuesday and Saturday 49 CI.
- Guy Harvey Everyday $9.99 fabulous everyday specials. Also enjoy their fabulous Flavors of Cayman Brunch every Sunday. A great choice for lunch while shopping in George Town. Every Saturday & Sunday buy one entree for full price and get the same entree for $1.00!
- Abacus Saturday Life Style Brunch "a la carte" 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s a destination... Oysters, Cheese Plate, Eggs Beni, Foie Gras Mousse, Bubbles and Mojitos.
- CimbocoEnjoy some huge savings order a great breakfast weekdays $5 for 5 items. Bring the whole family. A must breakfast experience.
- Coconut Joe's Offers a $5.99 breakfast special: 2 eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast. New breakfast items: Stuffed french toast - ham/cheese-blueberry/ Crab cakes eggs beni and Egg mcmuffins.
- Tiki Beach Take a fabulous 10% Discount on either Lunch or Dinner plus a complimentary glass of Wine or Rum/Fruit Punch for all passengers who show a copy of their Passenger Picks Fun Fact Sheet! Complimentary use of Beach Toys for children, gives Mom & Dad "Tiki Chill Time" to watch them play from the comfort of their seats.
- Tukka Sunday is Brunch Day @ Tukka! Delicious spread of salads, sushi, carving station, breakfast, Aussie BBQ, desserts & heaps more. All U can drink Bubbles $19.50. Wednesday Walkabout: enjoy an awesome 4 course multi-choice themed dinner with culinary delights from around the globe for $42, also comes with a free glass of house wine or beer of your choice. (345) 947-2700.
- Divetech 2016 Dive Deals: 10% off “Learn to Dive” (half day Try Dive or Full Certification), 10% off 3-Day Boat Diving package, 10% off Dive Gear Rental, 10% off Kittiwake Snorkel or Scuba Dive trip.
- Tukka is celebrating their 5th year anniversary.
- Agua is celebrating their 6th year anniversary.
- Copper Falls is celebrating their 10th year anniversary.
- Ginos Pizzeria is celebrating their 10th year aniversary.
- Cimboco is celebrating their 14th year anniversary.
- Red Sail is celebrating their 28th year anniverary.
- Tortuga Rum is celebrating their 31st year anniversary.
- Captain Marvin's is celebrating their 98th year anniversary.