With over 50,000 residents, Grand Cayman is approximately 76 square miles. The wide diversity found in Grand Cayman is a blend of rich local tradition with international influences resulting in a truly unique atmosphere. From the clear blue water and powder-white sand of Seven Mile Beach, to the shopping and financial hub of George Town, to the quiet, undeveloped expanses of East End and North Side, Grand Cayman offers something for everyone.
It is on Grand Cayman that you will find some of the most popular Caribbean activities, attractions, and festivals, including the popular Pirates Week and the colourful and exciting Batabano. Popular attractions include the Cayman Islands National Museum, Rum Point, Pedro St. James, Bodden Town, the first capital of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Turtle Farm, and the National Trusts Mastic Trail, a 2 mile traditional footpath through unspoiled woodlands.
If you want to get off the beaten path and are looking for adventure during your Cayman Islands vacation, then a visit to Cayman Brac is a must. Named for its breathtaking 140 foot bluff, the “Brac” is a rugged and charming 14 square miles and provides adventure seekers and nature lovers with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the islands’ most dramatic scenery and exotic flora and fauna.
If you’re a bird watcher, the 180-acre parrot reserve which hosts the rare, endangered Brac Parrot will sure to delight you. Frigate birds, brown boobies, and peregrine falcons can also be spotted in their natural environment. For hikers wishing to explore the island, the National Trust maintains the hiking trails and there are hikes suitable for all fitness and endurance levels. For the scuba divers and snorkelers, the pristine waters around Cayman Brac is a must to explore and for those who just want to relax and get away from it all, there’s a hammock under a coconut tree waiting just for you.
The least developed and the smallest and most tranquil of the three Cayman Islands, Little Cayman epitomizes the definition of “an island getaway.” With a resident population of fewer than 200 people, this tiny island of approximately 10 square miles offers seclusion and striking scenery everywhere you look, making it the perfect honeymoon island and a top Caribbean destination. With most of Little Cayman remaining uninhabited, this island getaway offers you a rare combination of sun drenched solitude, glistening beaches, and miles of untouched tropical wilderness.
For divers, Bloody Bay Wall Marine Park is one of the most popular dive sites in the world. It’s full of life and vibrant colours and is famous for its dramatic drop offs and swim throughs. Many of the fifty plus unique Little Cayman dive sites along the wall start off as shallow snorkeling areas before descending into the sheer expanse of pristine wall encrusted with colourful coral gardens and exotic sponges. The waters surrounding Little Cayman are home to lobster, octopus, eagle rays, reef sharks, turtles and every variety of tropical fish you can imagine.