How to Plan a Sustainable Getaway to the Cayman Islands
By Lindsey Turnbull on 3rd July, 2014
As sustainability continues to grow in popularity, many travelers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint while enjoying a relaxing getaway. The Cayman Islands offer many sustainable travel options that are perfect for couples who want to visit some of the world’s top beaches, savor a meal made of local ingredients, and explore the rich culture and history of the islands.
Where to Stay
Travelers can rent low-impact condominiums like those at Lighthouse Point, which include many green elements such as the incorporation of energy efficient technologies, from solar and wind generation, eco-friendly lighting and Energy Star appliances. Lighthouse Point is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and is working to achieve LEED certification.
Recently, Budget Rent a Car added all-electric vehicles to their rental offerings. Charging stations can be found throughout the island at popular destinations like Camana Bay, a 500-acre mixed-use development located between Seven Mile Beach and the North Sound.
Eating Local on The Flavour Tour
Camana Bay is also home to more than 40 shops and restaurants, including several chef-driven restaurants like Ortanique, which feature local ingredients such as lionfish, wahoo and mangos. Every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Camana Bay offers a farmer’s market featuring fresh fruit, vegetables and local crafts, and at 7 p.m., Camana Bay hosts the Flavour Tour, a fun and interactive way to sample some of the island’s top culinary offerings. The progressive dinner features local ingredients presented in the signature styles of popular restaurants, such as Abacus, Mizu and Ortanique.
Article supplied by Savannah Duncan of the Wilbert Group