Friday, May 29, 2009
By the time you read this, we'll be on our way to Grand Cayman. Planning this girls' trip was more challenging than most--after Hope finally convinced Annie that Mexico was a better idea than L.A. for the trip, up came the swine flu. We debated for a few weeks in early May about if we should reschedule our trip to Cancun. The decision not to go was ultimately made for us when Hope's flight was canceled.
After a bit of back and forth (Miami! Turks and Caicos! L.A.!) and research into destinations we could fly to easily and relatively inexpensively when booking tickets two weeks out, we decided on Grand Cayman. It's reasonably easy to get to--our flight left at 8:30 this morning from NYC and after a stop in Charlotte, we land at 1 CST in Grand Cayman--with any luck we'll be checked in and in our bikinis in time to catch the late afternoon rays. Had we booked our tickets further in advance, we would have been able to score seats on Cayman Airways, which has non-stops from NYC.
Our next consideration was where to stay. Since we were booked at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun, our first choice was obviously the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman. We know the service will be impeccable, its restaurant is by Eric Ripert and the spa is La Prairie.
Beyond that, about all we have planned is working on our killer tans and drinking banana daiquiris. We won't be posting on our trip while on the road, but check back later next week for photos and a full report!