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The Islands of
The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, encompasses 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea. Grand Cayman, the largest island, is known for its beach resorts and varied scuba diving and snorkelling sites. Cayman Brac is a popular launch point for deep-sea fishing excursions. Little Cayman, the smallest island, is home to diverse wildlife, from endangered iguanas to seabirds such as red-footed boobies.
A British Overseas Territory in the Western Caribbean, the Cayman Islands offer some of the best diving in the world. Crystal-clear waters in striking shades of blue slosh upon the shores of this trio of tropical isles, which includes Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. Coral reefs ring all three islands, shipwrecks are scattered off their shores, and steep underwater walls teem with marine life.
The popular cruise port of Grand Cayman is the largest and most Americanized of the three islands. Stunning Seven Mile Beach is its crown jewel, with a range of water sports and beachfront resorts.
Island Resorts & Retreats
WHERE TO STAY
George Town is the main port for cruise ships docking at Grand Cayman. The colorful, bustling town is ripe for exploration with popular landmarks like the Fort George ruins and Heroes Square. Take a stroll along Harbour Drive to admire the 19th-century architecture and pop into the museums and art galleries.
Other popular activities in George Town include duty-free shopping and sampling fantastic local cuisine along Cardinal Avenue. If you’re an early bird, head to the Farmers’ Market on Huldah Avenue to sample local fruits and purchase souvenirs.
Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach is a stunning stretch of coastline on Grand Cayman, around 10 minutes north of George Town (the island’s capital city). The golden sand beach is blessed with several coral reefs just offshore, which you can enjoy on your own with a snorkel and mask.
This area is home to a wide array of hotels and resorts. You can find everything from romantic 5-star resorts to family-run guesthouses. It’s also close to the airport, in case you’re flying in and require a convenient base for a short trip.
Rum Point is an area surrounding a beautiful beach on the northern coast of Grand Cayman. This popular place has a wide variety of accommodation to choose from, with plenty of beach activity throughout the year. It’s most popular with groups and couples as there’s a lively scene in the beach bars, along with opportunities for fishing, jet skiing, and snorkelling.
If you’re looking for a few hours of seclusion, head to the end of Water Cay Road to check out Starfish Point. As you might expect from such a name, the shallow coastline is peppered with starfish. Do watch out for jellyfish around August and September, though
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If you’re an avid scuba diver, you’ve come to the right place. Considered one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands offer ample opportunities to get up close to the region’s colorful sea life. You’ll find plenty of sites off of Grand Cayman, including the popular Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef and Eden Rock & Devil’s Grotto, but if you’re willing to plan a daytrip to Little Cayman, visitors say the Bloody Bay Marine Park is worth your while. Prefer to sightsee on land? Lace up your hiking shoes and explore the Mastic Trail, or simply don your swimsuit and relax along the postcard-worthy Seven Mile Beach.
Fresh Island Flavours
DRINKS & DINING
Grand Old House Cayman
A Grand Old House, Petra Plantation, Est. 1908,
A legend of the Island, this former plantation house established in 1908 is retaining the charm of the past catering to the present and the future.
With its panoramic waterfront seaside terrace, colonial-style indoor dining, four private rooms serving local and international flavor, award-winning Wine list, Cuban Cigar collection, and live music, it is a must for romantic dinners, fine dining, and spectacular weddings, and business events.
Founded in 2017, Bàcaro is the dream of Federico Destro and Barney Bako – Two friends, passionate about creating good memories for good friends sharing good food.
Unlike traditional Venetian bàcaro, most of which don’t even have tables, Bàcaro offers full seating and service in a number of different environments all within the same venue. Whether you’re looking for a view of the West Bay Yacht Club, waterfront dining, or a cosy contemporary-rustic lounge vibe, Bàcaro has it all.
Veranda on Seven Mile Beach is a Beach Fish Grill located at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Our Cayman Islands restaurant offers a vintage inspired and Boho-Chic ambiance and in-style alfresco dinning. Simply done.
On the menu, the seared snapper and seafood bouillabaisse are both superb. For a special treat, the Wednesday evening Lobster Fete brings you the best boiled crustaceans in town. Delicious tacos, curries, burgers, and wraps give the landlubbers something to sink their teeth into.
EXPLORE THE ISLANDS
Covering an area of 264 sq. km, the three-island groups of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman together form the British Overseas Territory of Cayman Islands, which are located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The islands are the peaks of a massive underwater ridge, known as the Cayman Ridge. These peaks just barely break the surface and flank the Cayman Trough, extending from Sierra Maestra to the Misteriosa Bank.
The terrain itself is mostly a low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs. As observed on the map, the two “Sister Islands” of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are located about 85 miles (135 km) northeast of Grand Cayman, which is the largest and the most populous island. The highest point of Cayman Islands is the Bluff, a limestone hill standing at 155 feet (47 m) in height; and is located in the eastern part of the second-largest island – Cayman Brac. The lowest point is the Caribbean Sea (0m). Collectively, the Cayman Islands have a coastline of 99 miles (159 km)
The three-island groups of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman together form the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands, which are located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The islands are geographically positioned both in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. The Cayman Islands are situated to the north of Panama; to the northeast of Costa Rica; to the south of Cuba; to the east of Quintana Roo and Yucatán State; and the northwest of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands are surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.