Miles and miles of pristine white sand beach lapped by warm turquoise waters, 365 dive sites waiting to be explored and a distinct brand of Caymanian hospitality that makes you feel right at home.
The three islands of the Cayman Islands, Great Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac beckon you with their unique charms. Great Cayman is the largest of the islands and is known for its cosmopolitan vibe and world famous Seven Mile Beach- regularly topping polls as one of the best in the world. Little Cayman has a population of less than 200 people, and at just ten miles long is just as peaceful as it sounds! Bask in the sense of being on your own private island or explore its underwater secrets at the Bloody Bay Wall- a world class dive site. Cayman Bay means adventure, from limestone caves and sinkholes to a 140 foot bluff and lush green forests, or just soaking in the tranquillity under the nearest swaying palm.
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 fly 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
Average annual temperature, high-27°C, low-19°C.
From the smallest seafood shack serving up the day’s catch right on the beach to the most luxurious of five star restaurants, there is a culinary experience to suit every desire on the Cayman Islands. With a mix of local specialities, Caribbean delights and international cuisine, take your pick of quick bites to relaxed meals. If authentic cuisine is your thing, book an off-the-beaten track food tasting tour.
English is widely spoken in the Cayman Islands.
Your best bet for lively nightlife is undoubtedly Grand Cayman where you can plunge into the relaxed atmosphere of the Caymans at places like Legendz, with live music and comedy. Whether you stick to Seven Mile Beach or venture further afield, you won’t be short of clubs, cinemas, theatres and bars.
One of the biggest draws to the Cayman Islands comes in its crystal clear waters. Dive below the surface for Kittiwake, sunk in 2011 and teeming with marine life, and the Guardian of the Reef. Stingray City, around 25 miles off the shore of Grand Cayman is where you can snorkel with the majestic rays in shallow waters. You can even take an underwater tour on a real submarine descending 100 feet under sea level and gliding through the Grand Cayman National Marine Park. Tranquil Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a haven for the endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguana and other native wildlife. And for even more peace, take a day trip to the tiny islet of Owen Island just off the coast of Little Cayman. This is nature at its most unruffled, and your destination for a private island experience.