Cayman Islands travel guide

Cayman Islands responsible travel guide

Welcome to the Responsible Travel Guide to the Cayman Islands, three coral gems set in the sparkling Caribbean Sea. All three islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, have their own special and distinctive atmosphere and identity. Long regarded as one of the best family destinations in the region, the islands also offer sophisticated dining, superb watersports and a wide range of accommodation ranging from luxury waterfront villas, to self-contained serviced condominiums, to locally run ‘B&Bs’ and full-service resorts. Blessed with year-round warmth and some of the healthiest reefs and clearest waters in the Caribbean, Cayman is an island destination with excellent infrastructure, up-to-date communications and within easy reach by direct flight from numerous international destinations including the UK, Bahamas, Cuba, Canada and the major gateway cities of the USA.
Peters Cave, corals and Rum Point, Cayman Islands. Photos from Cayman Islands Tourist Board
The Responsible Travel Guide offers unrivalled insight into all three Cayman Islands, the variety of their attractions and accommodation options as well as the best that the islands have to offer to families, scuba-divers, bird watchers, nature lovers and those who want to sample local culture and cuisine, visit historical treasures or simply sit back and savour the warmth of the Caribbean Sea while they relax in style. Food lovers will enjoy the huge and increasingly varied range of international cuisine available in the islands, with many chefs making use of locally grown ingredients. The Cayman Islands are an all-year round destination with the warmest temperatures between May and October around 28-30°C and cooler winter temperatures of 23-26°C.
Blue Iguana, Cuba Cayman parrot and scuba diver, Cayman Islands. Photos from Cayman Islands Tourist Board
Grand Cayman is home to the tiny but charming capital George Town, the administrative centre of this British Overseas Territory. It’s also the most developed island in terms of tourism attractions with the glorious, and at times lively, stretch of golden beachfront known as ‘Seven Mile Beach’. In town there are duty-free shops with a wide variety of jewellery, watches, cigars and clothing on offer as well as the chance to sample unusual experiences like a submarine ride into the depths of the deep blue sea or a more cultural visit to the National Museum or to sample a meal at one of the many restaurants and bars set beside the Caribbean. Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, the iguana sanctuary or a walking tour through the landscape of the ‘Mastic Trail’ with a local guide. Take a trip out to the quiet beaches at north-west point, visit the sting-rays on a snorkelling trip in the North Sound or walk around the historic sites of the former capital at Bodden Town, and the magnificently restored grand estate at Pedro St. James.
A short hop by plane to the ‘sister islands’ (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) reveals a different side to Cayman. Rugged limestone cliffs, indigenous parrots and a genuine island culture make ‘the Brac’ and the warmth of the resident ‘Brackers’ a second home to many returning visitors. Meanwhile, on tranquil Little Cayman the treasures of the underwater world have made Bloody Bay Marine Park a must-visit site for divers.
Responsible Travel would like to thank the Cayman Islands tourist board for their sponsorship of this guide
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