Hotel happenings in November

First stop, Greece

The Voyage through the Mediterranean series of events at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa's Ave restaurant sets sail on 5 November and drops anchor at its first port in Greece to celebrate the country's rich cuisine and culture. At Simply Greek! guests will enjoy a Greek-inspired menu and cocktails as they listen to Greek music. And ... OPA! — there will be some traditional plate smashing as well. The delicious fun takes place every Thursday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. for a cost of CI$45 per guest, exclusive of beverages and gratuity. After several weeks in Greece, the voyage will eventually continue to another Mediterranean port. Call 746-4111 for reservations.

Get rejuvenated

The second annual Cayman Rejuvenate mind, body and soul wellness event is back from 6 to 8 November at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. A line-up of local experts in yoga, mindfulness, nutrition, skincare, meditation and fitness will lead a full slate of events starting each morning and going through the evening. Two- or three-night Cayman Rejuvenate Retreat packages are available with special room rates and also feature "Wellness Welcome Bags," CI$100 daily food and beverage credits, discounts on spa services, golf and tennis, as well as two tickets to the grand finale event, "Zumba with Soul." Visit CaymanRejuvenate.com to view full event line-up.

Yo ho! A pirate's staycation for thee!

With many of the traditional Pirates Week Festival events not taking place this year because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, it's a perfect chance to look at new ways to enjoy the iconic Cayman Islands celebration. On the Remembrance Day holiday weekend of 6 to 9 November, both the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman are offering family-friendly pirate-themed staycations. Seafire's weekend includes a showing of the film "Pirates of the Caribbean" under the stars, a dress-up party for kids at Camp Seafire, a poolside party with a DJ on Saturday, a treasure hunt, a sand castle building competition and a pirate-themed brunch on Sunday. Special staycation rates start at CI$199 plus CI$30 resort fee and 10% service charge. Call 746-0000 for reservations.

Over at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, kids will embark on a treasure hunt and head to the pool for a pirate plank photoshoot while adults enjoy a delicious lunch and cocktails with a daily CI$100 food and beverage credit. Complimentary activities include a "Pirates Week Splash Pool Bash"; a family movie under the stars; arts and crafts activities to make pirate's eye patches, pirate hats and more; and a pirate-themed kids slumber party. Other featured events include a pirate-themed "Family Sunset Soirée" at Bar Jack; afternoon tea; a live DJ with pirate-themed cocktails and premium liquors at Silver Palm on Friday; and live music at Silver Palm Lounge on Saturday. Those purchasing the Cayman Rejuvenate Retreat room package can enjoy the Pirates Week and wellness events all in the same weekend, all at special staycation rates. Call 815-6300 for reservations.

More themed staycations

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is offering themed staycations at discounted rates every weekend in November. From 13 to 15 November, it's a "Feel Good Weekend" with a slate of events designed to make guests feel good. From 20 to 22 November, "Friendsgiving Weekend" offers a fun-filled weekend meant to be enjoyed with friends. Friday kicks off with an extended Aperitivo Happy Hour featuring live music, craft cocktails and Spanish-style small plates from CI$5-$7 until 9 p.m. On Saturday, Seafire’s Ultimate Pool Party has a "Carnival" theme and will feature live music, entertainment and signature drinks. From 27 to 29 November, the "Ho Ho Holiday Weekend" will put guests in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy a classic holiday movie under the stars, a visit by Santa Claus with a chance to get a family portrait with the Big Guy himself, a Christmas market, a live concert and plenty of tasty holiday treats. Call 746-0000 for reservations.

Speakeasy

As part of Cayman Cocktail Week from 16-23 October, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa converted its lobby library into a 1920s-style speakeasy bar to mark 100 years since the start of American Prohibition. Bartenders dressed in period clothing and served classic cocktails while old newsreels played on the wall. Pictured here behind the bar are Seafire's Steven Fanning and Jacques Scott's Amba Lamb. Photo: Jim Gates/Bluedot Studios.

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This article appears in print in the November 2020 edition of Camana Bay Times.

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