Currency: Cayman Islands dollar
Temperature: Average 78-84°F year-round
Square Miles: 100
Approx. Population: 40,000
The Cayman Islands are a British dependency made up of three
separate islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little
Cayman. The three islands are northwest of Jamaica and have three
different atmospheres. Grand Cayman is flat and commercial; Little
Cayman and Cayman Brac are quiet and peaceful. While all three
islands are dry and featureless, marine life and underwater coral scenery
attract visitors. Three hundred dive and snorkel sites contribute to
the islands' reputation as a major scuba diving destination, and diving
lessons are widely available to beginners. However, visitors to the
Caymans (and other Caribbean islands) often prefer to purchase their scuba gear and snorkels before
their vacations rather than rent diving equipment at their destinations.
Cayman Island Beach
Recent Cayman Islands News
- Eta re-strengthens into a tropical storm
Eta is expected to bring heavy rainfall and storm surge to the Cayman Islands and Cuba this weekend.
KETV. Saturday, 07 Nov 2020 20:34:00 GMT.
- Storm Eta expected to make landfall along U.S. coast
Eta has strengthened and pushed closer to the Cayman Islands after the weather system's torrential downpours triggered mudslides in Guatemala, killing at least 100 people. ...
CBS News. Saturday, 07 Nov 2020 08:42:32 -0500.
The Cayman Islands climate is tropical marine; the warm and
rainy summer season runs from May through October while the cool and dry
winter season lasts from November through April. Accommodations on
the Caymans range from simple to luxurious. Dining choices range
from waterfront restaurants to local eateries, from Caymanian specialties
to fast food.
Cayman Islands Map
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Cayman Islands Travel Information
- Cayman Brac
"Brac" means "bluff," and rock-climbers come to the Bluff
in the middle of Cayman Brac, a plateau with 140-ft cliffs and numerous
caves. Among the island's dive sites, the Captain Keith Tibbets
and the Oceanic Voyagers are the most popular.
- Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands, and its
capital, George Town, is a popular center for offshore banking and
duty-free shopping. Various attractions bring visitors to Grand Cayman:
luxury resorts; two golf courses; the Turtle Farm, home to about 16,000 green turtles;
the town of Hell, named for its black limestone formations; The Mountain,
at 60 feet high; and Stingray City, a popular shallow dive site.
- Little Cayman
Divers come to Little Cayman to visit Bloody Bay Wall, an
underwater cliff; fly fishermen come for marlin and sailfish; others come
to watch red-footed boobies and frigate birds battle over food.
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