Cayman Islands Travel Guide
Located ninety miles south of Cuba, the Cayman Islands are a group of islands with outstanding coral reefs and a favorite destination of divers. Great beaches, resorts and many very good restaurants help make them a great tourist destination as well.
Cayman Brac: The middle sister of the three Cayman Islands musketeers, Cayman Brac has both cosmopolitanism and a serene atmosphere. A blissful heaven for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, Cayman Brac is blessed with a number of secluded and unspoiled beaches with marvelous diving spots.
The island unveils its sassy side as it transforms into the hub of fun and entertainment at the weekends when local bands and talent shows are held in the town centre. Food connoisseurs should not pass on the lip-smacking Caymanian cuisine, rich with sizzling spices and a kick from the signature Hell sauce, which is hellishly spicy as the name suggests. Resorts are aplenty on the island, most offering certified diving lessons. Cayman Brac is almost crime-free, but tourists should be aware of the effects of the heat and blazing sun, especially after a beer.
Grand Cayman: A paradise for sun loungers which transforms itself into an exciting hub of hopping parties at night, Grand Cayman is a thriving playground for fun-loving adventurers. Within earshot of Cuba, holidaymakers will be pleased to know Americans are welcome here.
If you can’t afford to get legless on the overpriced local rum, at least try an obligatory slice of rum cake. Likewise, if you don’t want to feel queasy, give a plate of turtle meat a miss. Food and beverages aside, the real highlight is Grand Cayman’s wonderful underwater world, which luckily for those who can’t swim can be viewed from the comfort of a gigantic, air-conditioned submarine. Grand Cayman is a safe destination however ladies should be aware panic attacks are common among many who venture to the island’s duty-free shopping venues.
Little Cayman : Situated between Cuba and Jamaica, Little Cayman is the tiniest, least civilized and apparently most pricey of the three Cayman Islands. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503, visitors could previously be counted on the fingers of one hand, with the exception of the occasional buccaneer.
Nowadays, Little Cayman has become a popular destination of naturalists, photographers and needless to say, divers. Twenty-two breathtaking miles of stunning coastline provide underwater fans with unbelievable coral reefs which are home to over 500 species of fish. One of the globe’s most untouched marine parks is Bloody Bay Wall, an exceptional ocean reef system enclosing the isle. Little Cayman is one of the most laid-back locations in the world and welcomes each visitor, unless you are a hydrophobic penny-pincher.