If you imagine a traditional Christmas, you'll conjure up images of roaring log fires, icy cold weather and steaming mulled wine, but there are some people who's Christmas is quite the opposite. They get to spend Christmas on a sandy beach, sipping cold margaritas and laying under sunny blue skies. So what’s it like spending Christmas in the the Caribbean vs. the typical winter wonderland we see in the movies?
So you're moving to the Cayman Islands, you've either been offered a job or your planning on getting yourself down here and looking for one. Living in the Cayman Islands is a wonderful experience, but when you first get here you'll need to set up a few things that may be a little stressful at first, so we've made it a little easier for you and listed (in no particular order) the first few things you should do before settling into a new life on this beautiful island.
When you're living in the Cayman Islands, tropical storm warnings in hurricane season become the norm. It's unnerving, a tad scary and you're praying it won't harm anyone. BUT, there is no denying a teeny tiny part of you inside is secretly hoping work will be called off, the kids won't have school and you can stay in your PJ's all day wrapped in a duvet watching re-runs of Game of Thrones until it passes (that's if you're lucky enough to have power).
Don't just sit there biting your nails and worrying, here's how to make the most of a bad weather situation in Cayman.
Moving to Cayman for some is a no brainer. An opportunity to live out your days on a gorgeous tropical island with endless sun and a care-free attitude real-world folk crave on a daily basis.
For others, making the move is a huge life-changing decision that isn't to be taken lightly. Doing your research and making sure this is somewhere you can actually see yourself living and working is a vital step in the thought process.
We've tried to make it a little easier for you with a few tips from the pros over at Affinity Recruitment - here's a few things you need to know before even considering moving to the Cayman Islands.
One of the best parts about living in Cayman is the locals and the stories they have to tell. Although English is our first language, the Caymanian dialect has it's own unique twist that make this island even more spectacular and special. Taken from 'the Cayman Islands Dictionary' by Kevin M. Goring, and in honour of all the native Caymanians out there, here are a few of our favourite Caymanian phrases.
Anybody who lives in Cayman, or has ever lived here, would agree that Cayman is a pretty unique place to call home. Something that always brings us close together is the shared knowledge that this place is not like any other. Where else in the world can you swim with stingrays in the afternoon and down some late night poutine in the evening? Understanding Cayman's charming quirks is what bonds us all to this incredible, beautiful and charmingly eccentric little island.