Friday, May 7, 2010

Destination of the Week...

If you're a postcard collector, then Hell is the place for you! This is not our typical destination of the week, but I was thinking about a childhood trip to Hell, and thought I would share the laugh with you. Hell is a small town on the West Bay of Grand Cayman Island, with a population of approximately sixty people. There isn't much to do in Hell, but it's an easy stop if you're visiting the Grand Cayman Island anyway, which is a gorgeous spot in the Caribbean. Hell consists of a post office, where you can send postcards from Hell, some gift shops, where you can buy cheesy gifts for your family and friends back home, a bar, restaurant, and gas station. If you so desire, you can turn the radio to 97.9 FM and tune into "Heaven", the Christian Rock station, to get a full feel for this gimmicky town. If you're really into geology, you may find the lava rock formations interesting, but the surrounding beaches and coral reefs are what you really want to see while in this part of the Caribbean. Fortunately, Hell is just a twenty minute drive from George Town, the capital of Grand Cayman, where there is much more to do. There is good food, like the world famous Tortuga Rum Cake, snorkeling, and an opportunity to swim with Stingrays at Stingray City. So don't let Hell fool you; there is plenty more to see and do on this gorgeous Caribbean island. However, Grand Cayman is a British Overseas Territory, and therefore the island beauty here does come with a heftier price tag than we are accustomed to. But, if you feel like splurging, and your loved ones won’t be satisfied without touristy memorabilia from your travels, this is a great place to come.

Located approximately 480 miles (770 km) south of Miami, Florida, and 180 miles (290 km) northwest of Jamaica, the Grand Cayman Islands are pretty easy to get to, and are a very popular stop for cruise ships. If you look a little deeper while here, there is plenty of local culture to absorb, and friendly people to meet. Don't forget your sun block... It could get hot in Hell!

Use our helpful links to plan a trip to Grand Cayman, or find somewhere more affordable!

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