Escape to Kaibo, your idea of Caribbean paradise on a palm-fringed white sand shore. There are two luxe restaurants – Kaibo Beach Restaurant and Upstairs at Kaibo – and a coffee shop, Kaibo Beach Espresso.
Kaibo Beach restaurant. If you want coconut palms at the water’s edge, an ice cold beer, with your toes in the sand, this is the place for you. Part thatched tiki bar, part breezy Californian cool, and a generous dose of Caribbean beach chic – you’re in for an aesthetic treat at this Cayman beachfront restaurant with outdoor grill and wood-fired pizza oven. Casual fine dining is the style; locally sourced ingredients, simple preparation, amazing flavours. The creative menu of affordable plates – local fish, tropical salads, sandwiches – is a comforting crowd pleaser.
‘Upstairs at Kaibo’ , is a regal and refined restaurant, where grand plantation house design meets its match in the kitchen. Awarded on TripAdvisor, the restaurant chefs cook up a storm, whilst diners enjoy the spectacular sea view, making for the perfect island waterfront dining experience. Post-meal indulgence at Cayman’s most extensive (and unrivalled) rum bar is worth it for any occasion. Disappear into an oversized couch, order a “Smoking Gun” cocktail, and inhale an enigmatic fog from your personal rum bottle. You can also try the Tasting Menu and pair it with fine wine and Rare Rums. Open every day (except Tuesday) from 5.30pm
Barefoot Beach BBQ where the crowds jump up to live music, get down to limbo, and enjoy local dishes from the BBQ buffet. A ‘jump-up’ on the white sand dance floor doesn’t get more authentic than this! Every Tuesdays 5.30pm – 9pm
Luna Del Mar is a vibrant sharing feast where guests mingle under the full moon and stars at the water’s edge and sample a total of 9 shared dishes during the evening. This internationally recognized monthly dinner party has a live DJ and a paper lantern display. Every Friday nearest the full moon, from 6pm.
Cayman Kitefest Reviving the Caymanian tradition of kite flying at Easter whilst fund-raising for a local charity, this fun family day out offers a kite competition and live band. Every Easter Monday.
The Rare Rum SupperClub – a secret event famed for its unusual sipping rums, many-coursed supper, experimental cocktails and oh-so-hard-to-get invitations – gets booked up quickly.
Kaibo marina offers 26 berths, with water and electric hookup. Docking is free to diners, and overnight stays can be booked online.The quickest way to get there is by boat, although the drive by road is scenic.
Kaibo’s unique destination defines it as one of Grand Cayman’s premium event venues, and is host to spectacular weddings throughout the year.
Visit the real Cayman, away from the Seven Mile masses; at Kaibo you’ll find stylish alfresco dining with a friendly, personal touch.