Cayman Islands Holidays Guide

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The Cayman Islands, a British Territory located in the Western Caribbean 772.5 kmfrom Miami, consist of the sister islands Grand Cayman (197 sq. km), Cayman Brac (36 sq. km), and Little Cayman (25.9 sq. km), all three of which are actually the tips of large, mostly flatcoral heads covering submerged ice age mountains. Of note: the Caymans, a peaceful island nation with gorgeous weather, soft trade winds, and fantastic diving, are also the location of Hell on Earth. Hell, Grand Cayman, in the northwest Grand Cayman town of West Bay, is actuallya cluster of short, black, limestone formations. Spread over an area abouthalf the size of soccer field, no one is ever allowed intothe limestone formations, butthere are viewing platforms nearby. There is also a small post officeclose by, in case you want to mail out any "wish you were here" postcards from Hell.

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The Caymans' beaches are rated as amongst the best in the world. A visitor favorite is Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman's western shore. World renowned for its beauty, the beach was named "The Caribbean's Best Beach" by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. As the most popular beach, it is also the most developed and commercialized area of Grand Cayman and is home to the majority of the island's luxury resorts and hotels.Rum Pointon the north side of Grand Cayman offers tranquility, calm shallow waters, huts, hammocks, beach volleyball and all watersports—an ideal Cayman day.

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Heritage Beach, a remote spot found just past the East End Public dock,is a great place to get away for it all. A bit farther along is East End Public Beach, so secluded all you hear is the sound of lapping waves and singing birds, offers total seclusion and peace.

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Cayman Brac, northeast of Grand Cayman, is dotted with exploration-worthy caves and dozens of shipwrecks to dive down and see. It provided the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Treasure Island. Eleven kilometres southeast of Cayman Brac the tiny island of Little Cayman, best known as a wild bird and iguana sanctuary, is a remarkable site for nature-lovers. It is also the primary site for bone fishing.The abundance of fish, marine life and spectacular coral reefs which can be found in the surrounding waters makes the Cayman Islands ideal for diving enthusiasts. The Caymans are a watery wonderland, with complex coral reefs and Little Cayman's Bloody Bay Wall, which is considered to be the Caribbean's most sensational wall dive.

Cayman Islands Holiday Tips
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The Owen Roberts International Airport is located on Grand Cayman, and is served by several major and local airlines. Little Cayman's Edward Bodden Airfield has just two local airlines and only flies to the three Cayman Islands; Cayman Brac is served by one airline, offering flights to the other two islands plus service into and out of Miami, Florida. If you decide to explore Grand Cayman by car, you'll find a very well kept road that circles the island. On Cayman Brac and Little Cayman it is usually best to rent a car or a moped. Many resorts have bicycles for hire.Taxis are plentiful, and public transportation is cheap and safe. Each of the islands hosts a variety of resorts, condos, B&Bs, and hotels; Grand Cayman also home to world-class villas offering all the comforts of home in a fantasy-like tropical setting.