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Camana Bay

 Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comOn our recent vacation to Grand Cayman, we had the pleasure of spending time at Camana Bay. At first glance, it looks like a gorgeous outdoor mall, but it so much more than that. Camana Bay offers a mix of residential, commercial, and public spaces, as well as great shopping, and entertainment. It is located right in the heart of Grand Cayman and very close to Seven Mile Beach.Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comBeing the foodies we are, we love the dining options they have available. Not only do they have great restaurants for all different taste buds, including Abacus, Lola, Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar, The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta, but they also have great culinary options for those of us that are looking for healthier options. We were fortunate to enjoy a delicious meal at Abacus. We kept talking about how delicious everything was from the Moroccan vegetable skewers to the seafood mixed grill.  Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | Chef Will had just made a trip to Morocco and used spices he got from there on the dish! Does it get any more authentic?! The flavors were out of this world and everything was SO fresh! We even had a tuna sashimi appetizer, and we saw the tuna that Chef Will caught the day before (so cool, right!?). More importantly, we loved that all of these restaurants had options for individuals with food allergies or sensitives. Nothing is worse than going somewhere with no options to eat!Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comWe also cured our sweet tooth’s several times at Gelato & Co. The shop is owned by an Italian, so you know it’s authentic! We haven’t had a flavor that we didn’t love, but we  were even more excited that they had a stevia sweetened chocolate sorbetto that was dairy and gluten free! Sign us up! We were hesitant about the taste, but it did not disappoint! AMAZING! They also offer fruit sweetened sorbettos that solely rely on the fruit to sweeten the delicious favors, as opposed to additional sugar. Aside from the the amazing flavors, the actual shop is super cute and makes you want to hang out in there forever. The dream!Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comCamana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comSHOP THE OUTFIT{ Off Shoulder Dress: similar herehere, and here | Lace Up Heels | Earrings: similar here | LIP COLOR : Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor– “All Night Fuchsia” LOVE this color! | BRACELETS: David Yurman Cable Bracelets herehere, and here and  Cartier Dupe Bracelet | RINGS:  David Yurman Ring here and here and Diamond Bar Ring and Love Ring and Midi Ring| NECKLACE: Love Necklace and Arrow Necklace| WATCH:  Michele Deco Watch  }

In addition to the amazing restaurants located at Camana Bay, there is a weekly Farmers and Artisans Market held from noon until 7 pm. Guest can explore and shop artisanal food products found only in Grand Cayman, as well as locally grown fruits, vegetables, and even handcrafted products. They also offer a ‘Flavour Tour’ that features local ingredients from the Farmers and Artisans Market within small plates at each restaurant and paired with a cocktail from West Indies Wine Company. Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comWe loved that Camana Bay offers several ways to stay active! They have Anytime Fitness and Crossfit located within the community and both have classes available. Additionally, they have an 75 foot tall Observation Tower that leads to 360 degree views of the island. We’d say that’s a great post workout reward! They also have a Sports Complex, which features two tennis courts, two basketball courts, one eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, and a FIFA rated sports field.Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comCamana Bay also offers some great shopping! We had a little too much fun checking out the more than 40 shops located within the community. They offer a wide range of retailers that offer anything from high end cooking wear, technology, beauty, bright dresses from Lily Pulitzer, and so many more. Plus, just think, with all of that shopping, you’re getting some steps in and staying active!Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comWhether you’re enjoying the outdoors, shopping, or heading to grab a bite, you can’t help but notice the beautiful design. The community itself was designed with green concepts in mind, such as having electric car charging stations, and is the largest producer of solar power on the island. On top of that, the most talented artisans all over the world were hired to create the beautiful awnings, fountains, lightings, and mosaics that can be seen throughout Camana Bay. Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comCamana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comCamana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comWe love spending time at Camana Bay, and definitely make a few stops there on every trip to Grand Cayman. If you’re ever visiting Grand Cayman, we highly recommend checking it out!Camana Bay in Grand Cayman | adoubledose.comPhotos courtesy of Dart Realty

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