Featuring a mellow and friendly atmosphere, the Cayman Islands have something for everyone. Divers come from far and wide to experience the majesty of the island's impressive coral reefs, or to have an up close and personal encounter with the area's sociable stingrays. Those who are searching for the ideal vacation destination will be happy with what they find in the Cayman Islands.
Grand Cayman provides the widest selection of activities and attractions of all three islands, as well as a vast array of choices regarding accommodations. Although Grand Cayman is known best for the many water sports in which one can indulge while on the island, there is also a wide variety of additional attractions for those who enjoy land activities. Plantation tours, historical landmarks, and butterfly and turtle farms are just a few of the options available for those who prefer to stay on shore.
The scenery on Grand Cayman is also extraordinary and features a variety of landscapes, from tropical forests to semi-desert areas and mangrove swamps. Georgetown, the island's capital city, is an attraction all by itself. Here, visitors can enjoy tax-free shopping, sightseeing, and even observe local residents as they participate in activities such as thatch weaving.
Little Cayman is the smallest and most serene of the three islands, with only 175 local residents, most of whom are employed in some facet of tourism. Visitors may find that birds, iguana, and other island life are seen more often than human beings on this tiny unspoiled island.
Little Cayman is perhaps most famous for its outstanding dive sites, such as Jackson Wall and Bloody Bay Marine Park. The spectacular coral reefs and impressive walls that surround the island are home to over 130 different kinds of coral and over 500 species of fish. Little Cayman is also perfect for those who enjoy sports such as bicycling, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Little Cayman is an all-time favorite among eco-tourists who enjoy nature more than commercial entertainment. This is evidenced by the presence of nature reserves such as the National Trust Booby Pond Preservation Farm. This natural wonder is a designated wetland in which 20,000 red-footed boobies are offered protection from extinction. The colony is the largest one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.
Cayman Brac is named for its 12 mile long craggy bluff that ends with an extraordinary 140 foot cliff. The latter is the highest point of all three Cayman Islands. The natural limestone bluff acts as a fortress that tempers the roaring Atlantic ocean. Cayman Brac is also home to mysterious caves and other natural formations that are found along the bluff in unexpected places. Many visitors find that a day spent exploring the bluffs is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience the island. Although all three islands are popular diving destinations, Cayman Brac offers the most diversified underwater topography and marine life, making it a favorite of many divers.
Those who choose one or all of the Cayman Islands for their next getaway are sure to have the vacation experience of a lifetime. Whether one enjoys water sports, sightseeing, or wildlife encounters, the Island's have something for everyone.