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Bonny Moon Beach Club is Unveiled at the Old Calico Jacks Site

Local News 27 May, 2024 Follow News

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The eagerly awaited reveal of a new Seven Mile beach club, Bonny Moon, is now a reality.

 

Bonny Moon Beach Club is now open and looking forward to welcoming locals and tourists alike. Located at the site once known as a Cayman staple, Bonny Moon honors its predecessor Calico Jacks, a much-loved gathering place for the community.

The narrative of Bonny Moon is encapsulated in the thoughtful choice of its two words. Bonny pays homage to Anne Bonny, one of the few female pirates in documented history, a celebrated free-spirit, and the fearless partner-in-crime and lover of infamous pirate John Rackham (also known as Calico Jack). The word moon has connotations with celestial navigation, a technique that sailors used involving the stars and horizon to calculate position. The name Bonny Moon embodies Anne’s pirate legacy, along with the allure of the moon, nostalgia, and adventure.

With a casual and inviting vibe, Bonny Moon Beach Club consists of a walk-up café that is open from morning until afternoon, serving barista coffee, kombucha, fresh juices, herbal remedies, and light snacks. The beachfront bar and restaurant are open from 11AM to late. With an emphasis on slow cooking rituals, the curated lunch and dinner menus are intended to be shared and savored, featuring beach comfort food, fire-roasted dishes from a wood oven, and Cayman sourced produce such as honey and local seafood.

Central to Bonny Moon’s philosophy is sustainability and honoring the environment, so guests are encouraged to bring their own cups and vessels when they order from the beach café and bar. In addition to its all-day F&B offering, day passes are available for anyone from 7AM to sunset, which includes beach chairs, umbrellas, and day beds along with a dedicated food and cocktail service.

The aesthetic and ambience of Bonny Moon is playful and relaxed, with a nod to 70s’ retro design with vintage accents. Besides a design overhaul, there have been some structural enhancements to the original site. There is also an addition of a shaded hideaway where both kids and grown-ups can laze around in hammocks and slow down with old fashioned games.

Kilian Werner, General Manager, said: “Bonny Moon pays tribute to its predecessor Calico’s as once a beloved local venue, known for hosting monthly full moon parties. It commemorates the location where this beach club now stands, serving as a reminder of the vibrant gatherings and festivities that once illuminated the area.”

“Like the moon phases, Bonny Moon sets a scene for meaningful moments from morning to night. Open to all, we welcome guests to grab a coffee or juice before a beach walk or share a delicious family-style meal with loved ones while relishing the Cayman sunset, or dance on the beach barefoot under the stars at a full moon celebration.”

“I am thrilled to be working with a team of such experienced and skilled chefs and bartenders, who have created an enticing culinary and cocktail program that features some fun surprises that are sure to delight guests. As the local community is familiar with the playful and inviting spirit at our sister establishment, Ms. Piper’s Kitchen + Garden; likewise, Bonny Moon will soon offer a calendar of events that will include a resident DJ, unique theme nights, plus so much more.”

“One of the most anticipated additions is a wood fire oven and exterior kitchen, and our Executive Chef, Ayelen Esquef has created an all-day menu that will continue to add variety as we move into the fall. Our aim is to serve beach comfort food that tastes like home and is delicious.”

“Bonny Moon is emblematic of the best of Cayman – nostalgic but contemporary, local but international, down-to-earth but wild and free. By weaving elements from Anne’s legacy and the secrets of the moon, we welcome guests from all ages and different walks of life to gravitate here.”


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