When do the theater shows run at Pedro St. James?
Pedro St. James features a multi-sensory theater experience. The show touches all the senses as it takes viewers through the history of the Great House. The show starts daily at 10:00 am and runs throughout the day, starting on the hour. The final showing of the day is at 4:00 pm. Special viewing times for special groups or functions can be set up. Contact the administrative offices at Pedro St. James for more information – (345) 947-3329.
Do I have to pay an entry fee to enter the Hell attraction site?
No, the Hell attraction site is free to the public. There are three gift shops on the property as well as public washrooms, which are open daily from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Please note that there is limited lighting and no on-site security. Therefore, after-hours visits are discouraged and are done at the visitor's own risk.
Can I hold my wedding ceremony at the Botanic Park?
Yes, the Botanic Park has been the venue for many weddings and private functions. There are several locations on the site that are suitable for weddings and other events. For more information, contact the Botanic Park at (345) 947-9462.
When is the Cayman Craft Market open?
The Cayman Craft Market is officially open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. There are, however, other times that you may see vendors selling at the market, as individual vendors sometimes choose to extend the normal hours, when large numbers of cruise ships are in port. The market is also sometimes open on weekends during the high season, to accommodate cruise visitors.
Please note that on days when weather conditions are extreme, the Craft Market will be closed. For more information, contact the Craft Market at (345) 949-0049.
Can I book a special function at Pedro St. James?
Yes. The Pedro St. James site is used regularly for weddings, parties, conferences and special events. These functions can accommodate numbers from two to over 1,000 people. Several locations on the property are ideal for special events. These include the Great Lawn, the Gazebo, the Resource Center, the Cafe and the Courtyard.
The site also employs a full-time events coordinator who can help with any questions or queries you may have. The events coordinator can be contacted at (345) 947-3329 for more information on what is available.
Can I purchase plants from the Botanic Park?
Yes.The Botanic Park operates a plant nursery, which is open to the public. The nursery houses many different types of plants including native trees, fruit trees, flowering plants and orchids. Several times a year the nursery holds plant sales. The dates for these sales are set based on available inventory to sell.
The Botanic Park also partners with the Cayman Islands Orchid Society once a year (usually in the first quarter of the year) to stage an Orchid Show. During and after the show, a large selection of orchids is also available for purchase.
New to the nursery is a separate ‘Native Tree’ section which features many species of plants/trees native to the Cayman Islands. These are also available for sale. Funding for this project was from a partnership with the Department of Agriculture and a private sector donation.
For more information on specific types of plants available for sale, please contact the Botanic Park at (345) 947-9462.
How do I find out more about the Blue Iguanas?
How do I find out more about the Blue Iguanas?
The Blue Iguana Recovery Project is run by the Cayman Islands National Trust, which is also responsible for the Captive Breeding Program. While the program is based at the Botanic Park, all iguana related activities are carried out by the National Trust.
For more information on the Blue Iguanas, please contact the Program Director at (345) 947-6050 or visit www.blueiguana.ky.
How can I become a vendor at the Cayman Craft Market?
The Cayman Craft Market, on the corner of Boilers Road and South Church Street, features a group of creative craft vendors and artisans. In order to obtain a licence to do business at the market, you must complete the following steps:
1) Complete and return the ‘Vendor Application Form’ to the TAB Admin Offices in the Crighton Building on Crewe Road. Forms can be downloaded from the Craft Market website (www.craftmarket.ky) or picked up from the TAB Administrative Offices. Photographs of the products you wish to sell must accompany the application form.
2) The application is passed on to the Manager of the market for feedback.
3) A meeting time is set with the CEO to discuss the application with the prospective vendor. At this time, it is advised that the applicant bring samples of the products they wish to sell in order to better illustrate their proposal.
4) The CEO decides if a licence should be issued.
5) If a licence is issued, the applicant must pay the prescribed fee(s) and sign a formal licence agreement.
6) Once the licence is issued, the new vendor contacts the Craft Market manager to arrange a date to start at the market.