GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands -- Temporary travel restrictions to Grand Cayman permit only Caymanian passport holders, residents and relief workers with "right to work" visas to enter. In addition, Individuals booked to the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman on Cayman Airways are permitted to connect in Grand Cayman if they are holding confirmed roundtrip tickets, pre-booked accommodations and "permission granted" letters from the resorts.

The planned Oct. 29 launch date of Cayman Airways' twice-weekly, year-round nonstop service from Boston has been postponed, and no new date has been set.

Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman, which runs dive operations at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman, Westin, Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Indies Suites, Rum Point and Royal Palms resorts, will reopen once the travel restrictions to Grand Cayman are lifted.

A spokesman said that many of Grand Cayman's reefs were too deep to be affected by Hurricane Ivan's winds; the fish are still combing the sands at Stingray City. For updates, call (877) RED-SAIL.

The Cayman Turtle Farm had no significant damage and no turtles were lost, according to Ken Hydes, managing director.

McKeeva Bush, minister of tourism, said the hotel sector is "tentatively looking at reopening a cross section of accommodations by Thanksgiving and some could reopen this month."

Meanwhile, the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort announced a reopening date of Dec. 1.

To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].


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