Full moons in the Cayman Islands are synonymous with celebration and magic. There are two spectacular events on Grand Cayman that honour the full moon: the Full Moon Party at Calico Jack’s – a casual event that draws an impressive crowd to Grand Cayman’s famed Seven Mile Beach – and Kaibo’s spectacular dining and dancing experience in North Side. Ongoing every Tuesday night is Camana Bay’s Moonlight and Movies summer series in the courtyard. Each event is unique and grand in its own right and promise a great time for visitors and residents alike.
Full Moon Party: Calico Jack’s
Calico Jack’s Full Moon Party is arguably one of the best monthly events to attend in Grand Cayman, where dancing on the beach under the glow of the full moon is coupled with local and visiting DJs spinning deep house music all night long. This huge beach party is known for its laid-back, carefree and fun atmosphere.
The upcoming parties, which are slated for 19 July and 18 August, attracts anywhere between 500 and 1,500 people and has included an assortment of additional entertainment, including fire shows, live capoeira dancing, foam and “snow” machines and even free giveaways throughout the event.
Luna del Mar: Kaibo Beach
Located on the most northern tip of Grand Cayman, Kaibo beach offers quite simply a not-to-be-missed dining experience. Every month, the Luna del Mar full moon dinner party invites guests to dig their toes in the sand under a canopy of lanterns and swaying fronds, while a DJ spins chill-out beats and Tiki torches flicker nearby. The beautiful atmosphere at Luna del Mar adds to the delightful contemporary menu, boutique wine list and over 60 selections of the finest Caribbean rums.
Later in the night, the tempo rises and dancing at the water’s edge gets underway. Guests can even light and release their own paper lanterns into the night’s sky – a symbol of good fortune and a celebration of life.
This Summer, Luna del Mar dinner parties will be held on 22 July and 19 August. Docking at Kaibo is complimentary for dinner guests and the Kaibo Water Taxi is available at a nominal charge.
Moonlight + Movies: Camana Bay
Every Tuesday during the months of July and August, families can bundle up under the stars in Gardenia Court and watch a movie free of charge. So don your favourite pajamas, bring a picnic blanket and pick up a pizza from nearby Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta for a memorable summer night.
Playing this Summer:
12 Jul Shark Tale (2004, PG)
19 Jul Over the Hedge (2006, PG)
26 Jul The Indian in the Cupboard (1995, PG)
02 Aug Back to the Future (1985, PG) + Kiddie Drive-In Movie w/cardboard box car crafts at 5pm
09 Aug Kung Fu Panda (2008, PG)
16 Aug Nanny McPhee (2005, PG)
23 Aug Shrek the Third (2007, PG)
30 Aug Curious George (2006, G)
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Published: Skies Magazine, July 2016