While Cayman nowadays bustles with the world of finance, fine dining and fun in the sun, reminders of an earlier era are never far away. Heritage sites are dotted around the island, marking Cayman’s storied past. Here are a few examples: Pedro St. James Known as Cayman’s ‘castle’, this 18th century Caribbean great house is…

THE CLEAR, CALM WATERS OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS are are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. The warm temperatures in and out of the sea are perfect for a splash-around, serious swimming or even just a paddle. Snorkellers will also delight in discovering interesting sites to observe colourful marine life. Here are some favourite spots: SEVEN…

A boat trip to Stingray City and the Sandbar is a must-do excursion. It is Grand Cayman’s top attraction, offering visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe and interact with the sociable Southern stingrays in their natural habitat. Various charter companies escort visitors to the sites in the North Sound where these friendly rays have been…

  The silver thatch palm played an integral role in Cayman’s history, an important resource for early settlers. It was used for roofing and housing materials as well as rope making, a once-thriving industry that was a major export for the islands. The fronds were also used for weaving durable hats, fans, brooms and baskets.…

Sparkling azure waters, white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and warm, sunny climes. If it sounds like paradise – it is. Welcome to the Cayman Islands. Safe and friendly, the Cayman Islands is acclaimed for beautiful white sand beaches and spectacular diving – attracting visitors from around the globe. We invite you to take in…

  WITH SOFT WHITE SAND AND INVITING BLUE WATERS, visitors will delight in relaxing at any one of the Cayman Islands’ spectacular beaches. The most famous and popular beach destination is Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman however there are plenty more sun-kissed spots to explore. Some are low-key retreats offering secluded sand time while others…

In the early days, Caymanians relied mainly on fishing and farming – living off the land and sea. Many men went to sea to earn a living, often for months on end, while the women tended to affairs at home. Traditional industries of old included turtling, fishing and thatch rope making. Long before financial services…

THREE ISLANDS The Cayman Islands is comprised of Grand Cayman, which is the largest isle, with Cayman Brac 89 miles to the northeast and Little Cayman five miles west of there. THE NAMES Often, the Cayman Islands is referred to simply as Cayman, but should not be called The Caymans. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman…

Diving is a big draw to the Sister Islands which boast some of the best underwater vistas. Both islands are world-renowned for their healthy reefs and incredible visibility. There are numerous shore dives as well as spectacular wall diving. With more than 100 sites between the two islands, divers of all skill levels have plenty…

The tranquil shores of the Sister Islands are ideal for some soothing sand time. Here are some inviting spots to check out: LITTLE CAYMAN Point of Sand Beautiful clear blue sea and a wide stretch of white sand, you can even see Cayman Brac on the horizon. Snorkelling can be good here, but the current…

Little Cayman is known for its tranquility and laid-back island lifestyle. The pace here is decidedly slower – even the speed limit is just 25 miles per hour. While the island is tiny – 10 miles long and one mile wide – it’s big on natural charm. What to see and do Be sure to…

Rugged and charming, Cayman Brac is an ideal getaway for nature lovers and adventurers. The most striking feature of this 12-mile-long isle is a limestone bluff that runs through the middle of the island, rising dramatically to some 150-feet above sea level at the eastern tip. What to see and do A not-to-be-missed excursion is…

Cayman Airways operates several daily flights from Grand Cayman to the Sister Islands (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) via Cayman Airways Express. The flight takes around 35 to 40 minutes. There are also direct flights to Cayman Brac from Miami. Visit caymanairways.com for flight schedules. > Cayman Brac > Little Cayman  

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are the smaller siblings of Grand Cayman, the three islands that make up the Cayman Islands. Known as the Sister Islands, these unspoiled gems boast natural beauty and rugged charm. With a decidedly slower pace of island living, a visit to the Sisters is like stepping back in time. It’s…

No sunset in Cayman is the same as the last. And whether the sky is illuminated with soft pinkish hues, or fiery red streaks, taking a moment to appreciate the scene is never a regret. Here are some perfect spots from which to take in the spectacle of a Cayman sunset. If you’re lucky, you…

  Grand Cayman is renowned for its spectacular white-sand beaches. Powdery soft beaches can be found dotted across the island, each offering different scenery and experiences. Here are some tops spots to check out: Seven Mile Beach Famous for a reason, Seven Mile Beach – which is actually 5.5 miles long – offers stretches of…

Cayman was first spotted by Christopher Columbus in 1503, who named the islands “Las Tortugas” – Spanish for turtles, which were found in abundance in the surrounding seas. In 1670, the Treaty of Madrid decreed the islands as a British possession and a dependency of Jamaica. Permanent settlement of the islands began in the 1730s.…

Grand Cayman’s blue iguanas are one of the most unique and fascinating creatures to be found in the Cayman Islands. These rare local lizards with blue-hue pigmentation are an indigenous species – found nowhere else in the world but Grand Cayman. Once facing extinction, the Blue Iguana Conservation Programme at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park…

While enjoying the beautiful beaches and sunny climes of Cayman, visitors are encouraged to observe the islands’ customs and etiquette. Decorum and manners go a long way, ensuring you don’t unintentionally cause offence. Observe the following tips to avoid making a faux pas: Wear your swimwear only at beach, the pool and when participating in…