Once of the best things about moving to Grand Cayman and living at The Residences at Seafire is that you get to enjoy a “white” Christmas – island style. With one of the best, white, sandy beaches in the world (ranked by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2018), you won’t miss building the traditional snowman when you can build “sandmen” and “sand angels” on Christmas morning.
As a resident at The Residences at Seafire on Seven Mile Beach, you can enjoy a sparkling line-up of fantastic feasts, festive events and distinctly Caribbean fun offered by the neighbouring Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa. Just another reason these are the best condos in Grand Cayman.
As you begin planning out your activities, start with a scavenger hunt to find all 10 Christmas trees located around the property, standing tall and sparkling full of Christmas spirit. Next, run, run as fast as you can to Seafire’s Living Room, located off the resort’s lobby, to find the life-sized Gingerbread Bar! This cheerful bar is crafted from spiced cookie dough and the staff will be offering festive gingerbread themed cocktails and treats every night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of merry dining options from a Christmas Eve feast on The Beach Deck at Seafire and soak up the warm breezes off the Caribbean Sea as you dine with your toes in the sand. This special event includes drinks, dinner and family entertainment ranging from a fire dancer to stargazing around a beach bonfire to a beachfront Christmas Village Craft Market.
After you open presents on Christmas morning, head over to the Christmas Brunch at Ave for a luxurious spread featuring a raw bar, hand-rolled sushi, a carvery, a selection of festive classics and Seafire signature preparations. Your plate will be complemented with always-jolly bubbles and Christmas-themed craft cocktails.
And don’t forget the spectacular Midnight Brunch on the Beach for New Year’s Eve, a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Ring in 2019 with music, entertainment, craft cocktails, a beach beer truck, an abundant spread and, of course, fireworks. Kids can have their own celebration over at Camp Seafire so parents can partake in the midnight countdown.
For even more festive fun, consider joining a crafting session on Christmas Eve where you’ll make your own wreath or get cosy and gather around the outdoor fireplaces with cookies and Christmas story telling. After brunch at Ave on Christmas Day, gather your family for family portraits on the beach or take in a favourite holiday film under the stars.
Here are a few more ideas to enjoy some festive fun on Grand Cayman this holiday season:
Make a Sandman
Though the Cayman Islands lacks freshly-fallen snow it more than makes up in an abundance of powdery white sand perfect for building a sandman. Try using broken seagrape tree twigs for arms, an almond for a nose and nearby fallen casuarina pine cones for buttons.
See the Lights
It is tradition in many Cayman homes for families to pile into their cars and drive around the island and see the twinkling lights strewn around tree trunks and hung from rooftops. There are several private residences along South Church Street, Shamrock Road and Webster’s Estates, as well as the Camana Bay Town Centre, that are especially known for putting on a festive light show.
Buy Holiday Mementos
A visit to Pure Art on South Church Street between Monday and Saturday will land you in a Caribbean wonderland of holiday trinkets featuring tree ornaments, stocking stuffers and more.
Tell Santa what you want for Christmas
Join the jolly old elf in his full red-and-white regalia to whisper wishes and snap memories at Camana Bay’s Traditional Santa Photos this December. Tots, teens and the young-at-heart can post their wish lists and letters too by visiting Santa’s mailbox on the corner of Market Street and Forum Lane, Camana Bay.
With surprise pop-up displays and warm holiday activations throughout the beachfront property, Christmas at Seafire is not to be missed. For reservations for any of these events, contact +1.345.746.4111 or email [email protected].