Cayman Islands, not only for millionaires
The fish that was caught this morning now lies on a plate in a restaurant, prepared Cayman style, in breadcrumbs and cooked in tomato sauce with onion and peppers. And served “Caymankind”, as it is known, that is brought to you with a broad smile. Also, to accompany, a small brisa caribeña (Caribbean breeze), a bourbon cocktail, with natural orange juice, sorrel and lemon.
Generosity brings its own reward
Grand Cayman island has one of the strongest economies in the Caribbean. In 1778, King George III exempted this British overseas territory from paying taxes. The privilege was granted in gratitude for having given shelter to the survivors of a shipwreck.
Tips included in the bill
Typically restaurants include a 15% or 18% service charge in the bill. And it is standard practice to add this amount if the group is large or if the service has been especially good. In contrast, there are no taxes charged on restaurant bills.