Sea you at the table: Why foodie travellers are heading to the Cayman Islands

With natural bounty from the farm and sea and engaging food-focused events, it’s easy to see why the Cayman Islands are dubbed ‘the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean’.

Travel is an opportunity to feed your appetite for adventure but, let’s face it: there’s an even more important appetite we also want to feed when we journey somewhere new.

With their relaxed vibes and Instagram-worthy beaches, the Cayman Islands are a beautiful destination for your next sunny getaway. This group of three islands is known as ‘the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,’ which means, in addition to warm weather and superb scenery, you can count on having more amazing dining options than you can shake a fork at.

The Cayman Islands is home to over 140 different nationalities, and this diversity is one of the factors that sets the Cayman Islands’ cuisine apart from other parts of the Caribbean. From traditional Caymanian fare to Italian, Thai and Indian cuisine, you’ll find restaurants specializing in just about every type of food you might crave.

With over 200 restaurants to choose from, you’ll also find options that suit every kind of dining style, whether you prefer toes-in-the-sand beachside eateries or sophisticated fine dining – culinary connoisseurs won’t want to miss Blue by Eric Ripert, the only restaurant in the Caribbean to win the AAA Five Diamond Award.

One element that ties the varied cuisines you’ll find in the Cayman Islands together is an emphasis on farm- and sea-to-table cooking. You’ll quickly realize that sustainability is a priority in this lovely Caribbean destination, with many local chefs sharing a dedication to fresh local produce and seafood.

Regardless of when you visit, there are always exciting culinary events happening in the Cayman Islands. Visit in January for Cayman Cookout, an internationally-acclaimed epicurean event that brings together the islands’ best chefs and wine experts; or get a taste of the Caymans’ thriving drinks scene during Cayman Cocktail Week in October.

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