Beautiful Beaches and Diving Are the Trademarks of a Cayman Islands Vacation

The Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman) are 102 square miles of beautiful islands in the Western Caribbean Sea. These islands are technically considered to be British Overseas Territory.

Located northeast of Honduras, south of Cuba, and between Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and Jamaica, its capital city, located on Grand Cayman, is George Town. This low-lying territory, surrounded by coral reefs, has a population of 65,722, making it number 205 in the list of countries by population. It may be small, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great tourist destination. The Cayman Islands economy is driven by the financial services sector and the tourism sector, which together represents 50-60 percent of the country's GDP (Gross Domestic Product). This means if you’re planning to visit the Cayman Islands for a vacation, you’re certainly going to get your money’s worth out of the trip. 

The Must See Sights and Attractions

It is clear that the tourism industry in this country is aimed at the luxury market, with North American visitors providing their greatest source of income. The fabulous activities and sights that all tourists really enjoy experiencing include:

  • Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman - Located on the western end of Grand Cayman, this long and coral sand beach was recently named "The Caribbean's Best Beach" by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. Tourists enjoy visiting this public beach by way of sightseeing tours and beach segway tours. In the area, within 3 miles, there are 207 restaurants and 39 attractions.
  • Stingray City - Some terrific ways to enjoy this featured attraction include several snorkeling tours, viewing stingrays, starfish, and other aquatic creatures. Some tours make multiple stops and include lunch along the way. The Stingray City Experience from Grand Cayman is a 40-minute, 2-stop aquatic adventure. Accessible only by boat, this location lets participants swim with the stingrays, who are accustomed to humans, in waist-deep waters.
  • Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery - This top-rated attraction in George Town features a popular distillery tour lasting about one hour. Visitors will learn a great deal about the company's distillery process and what goes into making a variety of fine products. 
  • Kittiwake Shipwreck & Artificial Reef - Interestingly enough, this ship was deliberately sunk to create a manmade dive site and reef. The USS Kittiwake is an ex-USs Navy Submarine Rescue Vessel sunk on January 5, 2011. All visiting divers must have a licensed operator on their tour.
  • Cayman Crystal Caves - Located in Northside, Grand Cayman, this is Cayman's newest tourist attraction. Untouched for over 150 years, tours last between 1-2 hours. Visitors will see stalagmites and stalactites and will tour through the unique rainforest nature. While touring, guests will also see bats, parrots, air plants, and fig trees.

The Best Accomodations

Cayman Island hospitality options range from ultra-luxury resorts to economical accommodations close to beaches and attractions. Some of the most popular accommodations found on the islands include:

  • Regal Beach Club. Room features here include air conditioning, refrigerator, dishwasher, kitchenette, microwave, flat screen TV, additional bathroom. Room types here include Suites, Ocean View, Family rooms, Non-smoking rooms, and Bridal Suite. This hotel has a beach, pool, barbecue facilities, tennis court, Free High-Speed Internet (Wi-Fi), and a Fitness Center with Gym/Workout Room.
  • Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa - Ranked #1 Best Value of 116 places to stay in Cayman Islands by one leading travel site, this is Grand Cayman's first boutique resort. Room features here include: private beach, refrigerator, air conditioning, minibar, flatscreen TV, additional bathroom. Amenities this resort has includes pool, bar/lounge. free high speed internet (Wi-Fi), beach, bicycle rental, fitness center with gym/workout room. Babysitting.
  • Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort - There are 295 guest rooms here, all refurbished and looking great for guests. Room features here include: air conditioning, fireplace, safe, private balcony, flatscreen TV, room service. Room types here include suites, ocean view, family rooms, and non-smoking rooms. Amenities on this property include a pool, bar/lounge, beach, fitness center with gym/workout room, bicycle rental and babysitting.