8 September 2021
When visiting or working in Camana Bay, there are numerous good reasons to park in the Solaris Avenue parking garage.
It's easy to find an open space. Although the parking spaces on level 1 fill up quickly, there are usually spaces available on level 2 and almost certainly open spaces on the levels above that.
Your vehicle stays cooler inside. All of the parking spots on levels 1, 3 and 4 are covered, and most are covered on level 2. Parking in a covered space means your vehicle's interior isn't subjected to direct sunlight, keeping it cooler inside.
Your vehicle stays dry when it rains. Although rain on the exterior of your vehicle might be a good thing for a dirty car, when you open a door in the rain, the interior is bound to get a little wet, possibly leading to unwelcome odours.
Your car stay in better shape. Direct sunlight not only heats the interior of your vehicle, it damages the exterior paint and interior finishes as well. Parking in a shaded area keeps those damaging sunrays off your vehicle.
Get your steps in. Walking is a good form of exercise and for those trying to walk 10,000 steps a day, experts often recommend parking farther away from your destination. If you park on upper levels, you can take the stairs and get stairs steps in, too. Alternatively, there's an elevator in the garage for those who prefer to get their steps in on flat ground.
Take the scenic route. When exiting the Solaris Avenue parking garage, you can take different routes to your destination in Camana Bay. You can enjoy the tranquil landscaping of the courtyards do some window shopping along the Paseo or Market Street.
It's gelato time! Parking in the Solaris Avenue parking garage means you are just steps away from Gelato & Co. if you want to grab a treat after a long day at the office.
Get your morning juice. A juice diet is easy if you park in the Solaris Avenue parking garage with Jessie's Juice Bar right there on the ground floor. For those not dieting, it offers great breakfast and lunch options, too!
It's free! Parking garages all over the world charge for the privilege of covered, secure parking, but not at the Solaris Avenue parking garage!
This article originally appeared in the September 2021 print edition of Camana Bay Times.
About the author
Alan Markoff has worked with Dart as the editor for Camana Bay Times for four years and has been writing professionally since 1997. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Alan graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in English, and first moved to the Cayman Islands in 1982. He has 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and previously worked as a journalist for the Cayman Compass before joining Dart to relaunch the Camana Bay Times monthly newspaper. Alan is passionate about food and wine and he loves to write about both those subjects. He is also the leader of Grand Cayman’s Slow Food Chapter. One of Alan’s favourite ways to relax is to catch a film at Camana Bay Cinema. It was at one of these movies that he met his wife, Lynn!