The three Islands that make up the Caymans, known as Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, are coral outcrops located on the top of an underwater mountain surrounded by the great Cayman Trench, which extends from Cuba in the north to Belize in the south. Located only 480 miles south of Miami, with average year-round temperature range of about 75° F in winter to about 85° F in the summer, the Cayman offer the perfect holiday destination.
Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands and the most cosmopolitan. On the west side is the most famous Seven Mile beach, a crescent-shaped wonder attracting many vacation seekers looking for sun, sand and relaxation. Rum Point offers another option to soak up the sun and enjoy the crystal blue calm waters of the North Sound, while sipping on Mud Slides, and truly inspirational Island drink! North Sound offers many other exciting adventures with the most well known being Stingray City. Stingray city has two sections, namely the Sandbar, where snorkelers can jump into waist deep water and swim and feed the stingrays, and then there is the Stingray dive, slightly west of the sandbar, about 15foot deep, and here divers can dive down and play with the stingrays, interact and feed them while on scuba.
If you looking to do some shopping, then George Town offers the perfect place for duty free, offering all the big brands including Versace, Tiffany, Gucci and more. There are also many local arts and crafts located throughout the town in the smaller shopping areas. If you looking for exciting events to participate in, then the Caymans is well known for Pirate’s Week and and the colourful Batabano festival. Other popular attractions include the Turtle Farm, Cayman Islands National Musuem, and the NAtional Trusts Mastic trail, a 2-mile traditional walk through unspoilt woodlands.
The sister Islands, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, are both smaller than Grand Cayman, and located to the Northeast of the main island. Little Cayman is the smallest, but most tranquil. This mere fact makes it the most perfect getaway for a romantic destination. With more iguanas than humans, the island offers solitude and relaxation, with it’s crisp beaches and calm waters. despite it’s size, Little Cayman is best known for it’s incredible diving, with the Bloody Bay Marine Park being the most well known of all dive destinations in the Cayman Islands. If you are looking for something to do, other than diving, one is able to take one of the bikes and circumnavigate the island following the one main road taking in the natural beauty that is Little Cayman.
Cayman Brac, named after the 140ft Bluff, it is the most varied of the three islands and has four “towns” called West End, Watering Place, Cotton Tree City, Creek and Spot Bay. Most of these are located on the western and northern ends, while the Hotels and Resorts are clustered along the southern tip, on the expanse of the public beach. The 14-sq-mile Brac is dominated by the Bluff, a dramatic limestone formation that rises gently from the flatlands of the west end, traveling the length of the island before plunging into the sea. The road to the top passes through the National Trust Parrot Reserve, a nesting ground for the islands’ endangered emerald-green native species and a good place for hikes, and ends at a lighthouse at the blustery Northeast Point. This provides adventure seekers all the opportunity to get up close and personal with the local fauna and flora. Cayman Brac also provides it’s selection of crystal clean diving, includes coral reefs, wrecks and dramatic walls.