WITH SWEEPING WHITE SAND BEACHES and sparkling turquoise waters, the Cayman Islands promises an idyllic escape. Served by frequent British Airways flights from London Heathrow, getting there couldn’t be easier. The Caribbean country is steeped in a deep cultural history that was born from the Silver Thatch Palm, a tree that once provided early settlers with the material to make their homes, fishing nets, and the valuable rope highly prized in trade with Jamaica and Cuba. Now the country’s National Tree, the plant’s durable palm fronds are revered as the natural resource that helped early Caymanians thrive. Today, visitors can swim with stingrays in crystal clear waters, sample culinary delicacies from the Caribbean and beyond, dive one of the hundreds of sites including the recently sunk Guardian of the Reef, and discover the rare indigenous Blue Iguanas at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

Little Cayman, the smallest of the three islands, has the feel of a private island with just a handful of intimate resorts. Many come to relax on secluded beaches or explore the dramatic underwater vistas of the famous Bloody Bay Wall. With its untouched natural beauty, Cayman Brac offers an adventuresome Caribbean holiday. Visitors can take in the breath-taking view on the 140-foot bluff, explore the enticing caves, discover the many wrecks and reefs underwater, or unwind beneath the shade of a palm tree on a quiet beach.

CARIBBEAN CHALLENGE
Offering a new dive experience for each day of the year, the Dive365 initiative entices enthusiastic divers to explore Cayman's pristine crystal blue waters and spectacular underwater seascapes, while promoting its mission to preserve the islands’ precious marine environment.

WHAT’S HOT
Cayman Food Tours are an off-the-beaten track experience, giving visitors a different and delicious perspective of the Cayman Islands. Three hours of food tasting and leisurely walking through George Town explore the country’s rich history and unparalleled culinary culture.

HIDDEN GEM
Just off the coast of Little Cayman lies the tiny islet of Owen Island, a secluded getaway. Grab a kayak and a picnic and head over to enjoy a view of nature in its most pristine form. Visitors may mistake its beaches for the shores of their own private island.

“WELCOME”
The islands offer the distinctive Caymanian brand of hospitality that is seen and felt in the friendly faces and smiles of all locals who dispense charming greetings and welcoming handshakes to every visitor.

 

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Airports / Gateways / Flying times

Airports: (GCM) – Owen Roberts International Airport serves Grand Cayman. Gerrard Smith International Airport is on Cayman Brac. Edward Bodden Airstrip is on Little Cayman. Little Cayman has no customs or immigration, so no international flights stop there.

Gateways/Flying Times: British Airways flies from Heathrow T5 via Nassau, Bahamas. All other routes are via the USA. London via Nassau: 12 hours. Atlanta: 2 hours 5 minutes. Houston: 2 hrs 40 minutes. Miami: 1 hour 10 minutes. Tampa: 1 hour 30 minutes. New York: 4 hours.

Climate

Average annual temperature, high-27.C/86F: low-19C/66F

Dining

Local.  Caribbean.  International.  Gourmet.  Chinese.  Italian.  Mexican.  Southwestern USA.  German. Indian.  Thai.  English pubs.  Fast Food.  Dress code is casual. 15% is standard for gratuities.

Language

English

Nightlife

Discos.  Live Music.  Nightclubs.  Dinner/Dances.  Cinemas.  Theatres.  Comedy Club.  Café.  Occasionally gospel concerts and concerts by top reggae, country and rock bands.

Sightseeing

Grand Cayman – white sand beaches, dive and snorkel sites; Marine trips; Atlantis Submarine; SeaWorld Explorer Semi-Submarine; Nautilus Semi-Submersible Submarine; Jolly Roger cruise excursions; Turtle Farm; Conch Shell House; Hell in West Bay; Blow Holes in East End; National Museum; National Gallery; Stingray City (snorkelling or diving) dept 4 to 12 ft; Tortuga Rum Factory; Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park; Mastic Trail; Pedro St. James; Rum Point; Caybrew Brewery; Seven Fathoms Rum Distillery; Yacht Club; Blue Tip, Britannia & The North Sound golf courses, Camana Bay; Cayman Islands Helicopter Tours.

Cayman Brac – Bluff; Caves; Honeymoon Cottage; Museum; NIM Things; Parrot Reserve; M/V Capt. Keith Tibbetts (diving or snorkelling site). Brac Nature Trails.
Little Cayman – Booby Pond Nature Reserve; Museum; National Trust House and Bird Sanctuary; Owen Island; Point O’ Sand Beach; Salt Rocks Dock; Tarpon Lake; Bloody Bay Wall and Jackson Marine Parks (diving and snorkelling sites).

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