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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