Cayman Islands

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Facts About Cayman Islands

Regional Population: 44,270

Time Zone: American/Cayman

Local Currency: KYD

Latitude: 19.5134690

Longitude: -80.5669560

Nestled in the western Caribbean, south of Cuba and west of Jamaica, lie the Cayman Islands. The coral-reef trio of islands is known for two things: serene, magnificent beaches and some of the best diving in the world. The islands were formed after coral encrusted the peaks of an ancient subterranean mountain range; the result is a diving jewel prized for its deep waters and unparalleled wall diving.

The British colony comprises Grand Cayman, the largest, and most popular of the three islands, Cayman Brac (the middle child) and Little Cayman. While Grand Cayman is more well-known as a beach resort destination and an offshore banking center, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman offer uncrowded retreats, renowned wall scuba diving (especially famous for Bloody Bay) and shipwreck diving. Cayman Brac features a giant limestone bluff for some world-class climbing.

The Cayman Islands have borne the brunt of many Caribbean hurricanes. While Hurricane Ivan devastated Grand Cayman in 2004, the island quickly picked itself back up, and rebuilt and retrofitted extensively. 

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Articles About Cayman Islands

Island Living: The Caymans

Explore beach luxury on Grand Cayman and rustic dive spots on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac on your vacation to the Caribbean trio.

Coral and Caving on Cayman Brac

Discover the natural beauty of the underwater coral chutes and the abundant caves on Cayman Brac.

Explore Grand Cayman’s Protected Habitats

Get close to nature at Grand Cayman’s environmental attractions, and learn more about how the island values its native plants and animals.

Into the Abyss: Deep Diving in the Caymans

Slip on your flippers, adjust your oxygen tank and head to the Cayman Islands for some of the best deep-water diving in the world.

Fish Paparazzi on Grand Cayman

Learn how to shoot undersea photos during diving classes with renowned photographer Cathy Church.

Surf the Waves at Black Pearl Skate and Surf

Hang ten on Grand Cayman’s man-made waves or skate to your heart’s content on your family island vacation.

Kick Back on Little Cayman

Marvel at the coral-wall diving, learn about booby birds and relax with locals during your beach vacation on quiet Little Cayman.

Fall Specials in the Cayman Islands

Find reduced room rates at Westin Casuarina’s fall sale, island-wide savings with Cayman Free Fallin’ and a Thanksgiving package at The Reef Resort.

Cruise Discounts, Island Savings, Kids Cook for Parents Package

Costa Rica cruise discount and new yoga retreat, Cayman Islands and Mackinac Island both welcome families with savings packages and discounts, and the Omni Hotels in Texas teach the kids to cater to parents.


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