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Cayman Islands

Looking for some peace and quiet! The Cayman Islands are the perfect retreat for those seeking tranquility enveloped in white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Three islands make up this British colony - Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. Grand Cayman located some 150 miles south of Havana, Cuba and about 180 miles west of Jamaica is the largest of the three islands (22 miles wide by four miles wide). George Town, on Grand Cayman, is the capital, serving mostly as a business center that borders a protected harbor popular with cruise ship passengers pouring in for top-notch duty-free shopping.

Stingray City, Cayman Islnds, CaribbeanThe National Museum occupies one of the few remaining 19th-century buildings, and chronicles the natural and seafaring history of the Caymans.

Resorts and hotels line the cool, white sands of the renowned Seven Mile Beach, which is a popular spot where many visitors wind down after a morning of excursions. A must-see is Stingray City where you can snorkel with the inhabitants of Stingray City.

90 miles east north east of Grand Cayman is Cayman Brac. This island long known to those seeking to get away from it all. The "brac" or bluff crosses the island and along the shore. See orchids, papaya and mango tress, cactus and agave, as well as a bird population that includes the rare Cayman Brac parrot.

Bass, Cayman islandsOn Little Cayman, relax in a small hotel, lodge or a luxury condo. The main attractions here are diving the wall at Bloody Bay and fishing for tarpon and bonefish.

Originally named Las Tortugas (The Turtles) by Columbus when he sailed past and saw the sea alive with turtles, the Caymans are still rich with marine life, thanks to a mostly undisturbed environment and strict protection laws. Though suburban life and conveniences have settled comfortably into the Grand Cayman, you still find the simple life, relaxed life that have always made these islands so attractive.



Cayman Islands Guide
The Cayman Islands Guide is your definitive guide to this stunning collection of Caribbean islands. From the brilliant beaches to the rich history, we provide all you'll need to know about this tropical destination. From home, you can use our guide to explore the unique attractions, and even cuisine of the Cayman Islands before you arrive. You'll want to learn more about the basics of travel, which we've included in our articles about the weather, activities, rentals, and more. Start by arranging your air travel or cruise, and then find which hotel accommodations best suit your interests - all in one convenient place.






 
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