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									 Cayman Islands

Brianna Nicole Grantham
    Travel & Cost
          *$187.30
     7:55 Depart Miami
Arrive George Town 2:25pm
       Saturday 5-Feb
Duration 1 Hour 20 Minutes
    Cayman Airways 107
          Nonstop
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

• Surrounded by beach
• Centrally located on Grand Cayman's famed Seven Mile beach, this
  oceanfront Marriott Beach Resort is within walking distance of
  restaurants, shops, and night clubs; George Town is 2 miles away.
• Smoke-free resort
• This smoke-free resort provides a snorkeling reef 50 yards off the
  beach, an oceanfront pool with adjacent spa tub, a watersports
  center that arranges rentals and excursions, a full-service spa, and a
  kids' club.
• Private balconies
• Spacious rooms at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort offer
  private balconies and ocean, courtyard, or island views. Extras
  include pillowtop mattresses, 300-thread-count linens, and
  compact refrigerators.
• Total: $1,483.55
             East End Lighthouse Park
•   The first lighthouse (one of two on Grand Cayman: the second being in George
    Town) was erected about half a mile away from the present site, at Gun Bluff in
    the early 1900's. This was required under the Justices and Vestry's East End Light
    Law, enacted in 1906. A 60 foot ship's mast stood on the Bluff and a Light Keeper,
    William James Watler, was employed to ensure that a kerosene lantern was
    hoisted to the top of the mast at 6.00 p.m. every evening, and lowered at 6.00
    a.m. every morning. A fine "not exceeding forty shillings" was to be imposed on
    him if it was discovered that he had been lax in his duties! The light could be seen
    10 miles out to sea.
•   Today, the lighthouse is administered by the Cayman Islands' Port Authority who
    has given permission for the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to enhance the
    site for visitors. The Trust's East End District Committee and numerous volunteers
    constructed the 37 steps that lead up to the summit. Large quantities of infill and
    soil had to be taken to the top of the hill to create pathways and flower beds
    which display examples of the various medicinal plants used by early settlers.
    Irrigation is provided by a 1,000 gallon water tank which was installed at the top of
    the Bluff. Work on the Park is still underway, but visitors will find the spectacular
    view at the top well worth the climb.

								
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