january 12-18, 2024
Embark on a delightful journey to explore the stunning paradise of Grand Cayman on the next WITTS Small Group Trip. The trip spans 7 days, 6 nights from Friday, January 12th to Thursday, January 18th, 2024. Grand Cayman, an island revered for its pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and consistently delightful weather, stands as an idyllic haven for those seeking a reprieve from the chilling winter temperatures.
This meticulously planned group trip aligns perfectly with the world-renowned Cayman Cookout, an event known for its culinary prowess, inviting guests to partake in a celebration that excites the senses, which includes culinary demonstrations, indulgent hosted meals and vibrant parties. Participants of this trip will immerse themselves in the festivity of the Cayman Cookout on Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday morning. All costs associated with entry to the Cayman Cookout are included in the trip.
Indulgence meets comfort as luxury accommodations promise an opulent stay, complemented by private transportation that offers convenience and exclusivity throughout the excursion. Enjoy private tours, curated to unveil the island's hidden gems and cultural splendors. Luxury accommodations, private transportation, private tours and most meals are included. Seize this chance to partake in an extraordinary women's trip, which combines culinary splendor with the warmth and beauty of Grand Cayman.
Attendees will also gain 3 hours of MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) ethics credits, adding a professional edge to this journey, making it a valuable opportunity for personal and educational growth.*
This trip was planned around the National Trial Lawyers Summit, which takes place in Miami, Florida from January 18th through 21st, 2024. If you're also planning to attend NTL's Summit this year, just tack this trip on to the front end and book a multi-city flight (starting destination --> MCG --> MIA --> home).
*Pending State Bar Approval
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Friday, January 12
Arrive in Grand Harbor
Travelers to Grand Cayman will fly into Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM). There are nonstop flights from LAX and many others with layovers in Miami. Flights from Southern California to Grand Cayman arrive in the late afternoon. A private van service will greet all attendees on arrival and take them to either a resort or a luxury villa. If you arrive early, take the opportunity to get settled into your room at the resort and sip on an umbrella drink until your fellow attendees arrive. That evening, the group will get together for a kickoff dinner at the Cayman Cookout.
Saturday, January 13
The Cayman Cookout!
On our first full day, we'll take advantage of one of the main reasons for being on the Cayman Islands: the famed Cayman Cookout. As the epitome of exclusive culinary festivals, Cayman Cookout stands as one of the world's most cherished celebrations of food and wine, granting guests an extraordinary weekend dedicated to indulging their senses. This exceptional experience can only be found on the captivating shores of Grand Cayman. You'll start the morning with a culinary demonstration, enjoy lunch and then a cocktail demonstration later that day. Mix and mingle with chefs like Eric Ripert, Andrew Zimmern, Emeril Lagasse and more.
Sunday, January 14
The Cayman Cookout
Continue eating and drinking throughout the morning and experience the final day of the Cayman Cookout, which is held at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman resort. The group will enjoy a champagne brunch in the morning and a rum demonstration in the afternoon. You'll have the evening free to go into town to enjoy the nightlife or just relax back at the resort or villa. Get your rest because the following day will be spent on the best place to spend the day in the Caribbean: out on the water.
Monday, January 15
If you've ever been on a WITTS Small Group Trip before, you already know that one of the best things to do is to spend time out on the water. So today, we'll have a private catamaran chartered for the whole day, which will take us to secluded beaches and offer snorkeling at the famed Stingray City, where you can swim with the sting rays. If you're not up for swimming with sting rays, no worries--you'll just enjoy some fun and relaxation in the beautiful Caribbean sun. You'll have free time in the evening to go into town or walk to a nearby restaurant.
Tuesday, January 16
Explore the Island
Grand Cayman has several great towns to see, including the Capital of George Town, Old Man Bay and Bodden Town. The morning and afternoon will be a FREE DAY, where attendees can choose to either go into town, where they can shop or visit museums or art galleries, visit nearby beaches or stay back at the villa. Those opting out of a trip to town can choose to stay back at the villa to read, kayak or lay by the pool. The group will enjoy a hosted meal back at the villa together that evening.
Wednesday, January 17
What better way to enjoy the Cayman Islands than to visit its beautiful white sand beaches? Grand Cayman is known for its stunning beaches and sunny days. On our beach day, we will load up in a private van and head out to some of the islands best beaches. Choose to swim, snorkel or just lay on the sand. We'll enjoy a casual lunch together, then head off to another beach. That evening, we'll all enjoy one final dinner together to end the trip.
Thursday, January 18
While the hosted trip officially ends today, attendees can choose to either head home or fly to Miami for NTL. Attendees are encouraged to stay and experience beautiful Grand Cayman if they have the time. As noted above, this trip was planned around National Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami, which means that attendees who wish to attend that event will simply fly from GCM to MIA on Thursday to be present at the NTL events that begin on Thursday evening.
$4,500 shared occupancy | $6,000 Single occupancy
6 nights of luxury accommodations, in either a shared occupancy room or single
Breakfast and lunch each day
3 hosted dinners
Prepaid tickets to several events at Cayman Cookout
Private group tours & activities
All gratuities (we tip generously on your behalf)
What's Not Included
Travel insurance (required)**
2 dinners (to enjoy restaurants of your choosing)
Meals when not joining the group for the hosted meals
Airport transfers if the attendee chooses to arrive or depart early or late
Accommodations if the attendee arrives early or late
Note: this trip is a little more expensive than other 6 day trips because of the addition of the events at the Cayman Cookout. If you DO NOT want to do the events at the Cayman Cookout, reach out to Lauren or say so in your application form and it will take $1,400 off of the cost of your trip. Note, however, that if you decide not to do the Cayman Cookout events, it is very unlikely you will be able to change your mind and add them at a later date since tickets usually sell out. If you choose not to attend the events Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday morning in exchange for the discounted rate of $1,400 off, all activities and meals on those days will be at your own cost.
Please Read Before Signing Up
Space for this trip is limited and it is anticipated that it will fill up quickly. After registration, you will be sent a link to pay a non-refundable $500 deposit. Your spot cannot be held without paying the deposit. You will have three (3) days to pay the deposit; after which, if payment has not been received, your spot may be given away to someone else. 50% payment will be due 60 days prior to the start of the trip, with the full balance due 30 days prior to the first day of the trip.
This is a group trip. If you cannot be respectful and kind to other attendees, then this trip is not for you. If you cannot commit to being on time—as a courtesy to other attendees—then this trip is also not for you. Similarly, if you do not do well in a small group setting, you may want to reconsider attending.
If you can commit to being respectful of other attendees, are open to trying new foods and experiences, and are looking for a trip where you will bond with like-minded female trial lawyers, enjoy incredible dishes and see what the exciting island has to offer, then it would be our pleasure to host you.
*All attendees are required to purchase a travel insurance policy that includes medical coverage. While any travel insurance policy with medical coverage will suffice, attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase a policy with Cancel for Any Reason coverage. In the event that life gets in the way last minute and you are required to cancel within thirty (30) days of the trip, for a reason that is not covered by typical insurance policies, Cancel for Any Reason coverage may help get some of your money back. Please read the entirety of our cancellation policy, along with general Terms & Conditions, HERE.
Flights & Travel Information
Flights to Grand Cayman are very easy. There are options for nonstop flights out of Los Angeles, which leave early in the morning and arrive in the late afternoon. Those wishing to fly domestic airlines like American Airlines or Delta can travel through Miami or Atlanta. Aim to arrive in the afternoon so you don't miss the dinner on the first night.
** We reserve the right to decline any request to travel with Travel is the Cure, LLC, on any WITTS Small Group Trips**