Tourist guide to the Cayman Islands

Port of the Grand Cayman gailf548/Flickr

Port of the Grand Cayman ©gailf548/Flickr

You probably know that the wonderful Cayman Islands are actually a British Overseas Territory. The islands are situated in the Caribbean Sea, more precisely in the southern part of Cuba. The Cayman Islands are formed of the Grand Cayman, the Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The largest of the islands, the Grand Cayman is home to the capital city, George Town. All of the islands are characterized by virgin natural environment and offer great attractions to the tourists, dragging innumerable visitors yearly. If you would also like to visit this group of islands or just one of them, I suggest you to read this article below. It will serve as a tourist guide to the Cayman Islands.

The Grand Cayman

As I already mentioned it, the largest of the islands is the Grand Cayman and it is home to the capital city, George Town. The island is characterized by a wonderful natural environment and colorful flora and fauna. From wonderful orchids to beautiful palm trees, from Mahogany trees to Mango trees, the island has a varied flora. As for the animal species living here, the Blue Iguanas, turtles, parrots, the Central American Agouti and crabs are common.

The island is surrounded by warm waters which are homes to breathtaking coral reefs and shipwrecks. Therefore, scuba diving and snorkeling are extremely popular activities here. The beaches are also gorgeous, dragging numerous tourists. Seven Mile Beach is the most famous among tourists, partly due to its numerous resorts, hotels and clubs. Besides, there are numerous hotels and excellent restaurants on the island, offering specialties of Caymanian cuisine. George Town is also very attractive for tourists, offering great things to see and to do.

Port of the Grand Cayman gailf548/Flickr

Port of the Grand Cayman ©gailf548/Flickr

The Little Cayman

The Little Cayman is a really small island. It is about 16 km long and 2 km wide. It is famous for its excellent diving spots and the annual event of Pirates Week.  Two of the most famous dive sites are Jackson‘s Bight and Bloody Bay which are both situated on the northern part of the island.

Bloody Bay is considered one of the best wall dives in the world. It attracts numerous experienced divers from all over the world. Red Lionfish and Caribbean reef shark can also be seen during the dive at some dive spots of the island. If you love to dive, I suggest you to choose this wonderful island as your destination.

Beach at the Little Cayman bettyx1138/Flickr

Beach at the Little Cayman ©bettyx1138/Flickr

Cayman Brac

Larger than the Little Cayman, the Cayman Brac is also a very attractive destination. Diving, rock climbing, fishing and walking are among the most popular activities on the island. It offers some excellent dive sites with beautiful coral reefs and shipwrecks. As the flora and fauna of the island are very attractive for visitors, walking and hiking are extremely popular. There are numerous marked trails here.  

Cayman Brac unusual house Lee Shoal/Flickr

Cayman Brac unusual house ©Lee Shoal/Flickr

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