The Cayman Islands are located south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica and comprises of three islands – Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Grand Cayman is the largest of the islands and most cosmopolitan, with an abundance of exquisite dining, nightlife and beaches. Grand Cayman is around 76 square miles, and on the west side of this island is the renowned Seven Mile Beach – with sand stretching for miles with sparkling aqua marine waters, it is often hailed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
If you can bring yourself to leave one of the many beaches, then George Town is worth a visit. With its colourful and traditional Caribbean-style buildings eclipsed by high finance corporations and businesses, it is a great town to explore and revel in the delights of duty-free shopping. There are many local craftsmen throughout the area as well as the signature designer brands that entice visitors year round.
Another popular hotspot is Stingray City and the sandbar located to the north, where you will have the opportunity to swim with friendly stingrays. Other highlights include the National Museum, Rum Point, Bodden Town (the first capital of the Cayman Islands), Cayman Turtle Farm, QE II Botanic Park and the National Trust’s Mastic Trail – a 2 mile traditional footpath through unspoilt woodlands.
DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE
With over 50,000 residents and an influx of tourists, Grand Cayman does not disappoint when it comes to culinary choices. Offering local speciality dishes, international cuisine and waterfront dining, there are over 250 restaurants giving Cayman the reputation as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”. Enjoy the local fare of Miss Vivine’s kitchen in the East End or at Grand Old House, one of Cayman’s finest. Camana Bay is also a great location for nightlife options with several bars and restaurants in a modern relaxed environment. Alfresco dining is very popular.
British Airways operate a scheduled service 4 times a week directly to Grand Cayman. Alternatively, with over 55 weekly flights into the Cayman Islands, another popular choice is via USA. Cayman Airways is the national carrier of the Cayman Islands and operate out of Montego Bay and Kingston in Jamaica as well as some US airports.
||12 hours with touchdown on one of the other Caribbean Islands
||76 square miles (Grand Cayman) whilst Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are 14 and 11 square miles respectively.
|Time Difference from UK:
||-5 hours Winter/ -6 hours Summer
||US Dollars and Cayman Island Dollars are generally accepted equally.
||110 volts, 2 pin plugs
||Left hand side of the road
||Owen Roberts International Airport, Grand Cayman
||British citizens do not require a visa.
|Drink the water:
||Tap water in the Cayman Islands is generally safe to drink.
||There are many public beaches in Grand Cayman, whether you choose to explore the world famous Seven Mile Beach or lounge with the locals, there is a long list of beaches to choose from.
|Health and Safety:
||Pack some insect repellant as there are mosquitos. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance before you travel.