Cayman’s national symbols convey the varied environment and wildlife of the islands.

Cayman parrot

The Grand Cayman parrot is iridescent green with a white eye-ring, red cheeks, black ear patches and brilliant blue wing feathers.

Silver thatch palm

The tall, slender silver thatch palm was an important national resource for early settlers who used the leaves to make rope, brooms and roofs.

Wild banana orchid

The wild banana orchid is the best known of Cayman’s 26 species of orchids.


The Cayman Islands coat-of-arms consists of a shield, a crested helm and the motto “He hath founded it upon the seas”.


The Cayman Islands flag is a navy blue field with a British Union Jack in the upper left corner and the coat-of-arms in a white circle.

National song

The national song is “Beloved Isle Cayman,” written by the late Mrs. Leila Ross Shier in 1930.