Grand Cayman is a very remote island and is perhaps best noted for its amazing diving and offshore banking facilities. The Cayman Islands have some fantastic beaches and most of their attractions are underwater.
George Town is located on the west of Grand Cayman and has some historic buildings; Fort George dates back to the 18th century. The city is undergoing a lot of development and there are many new shops and condos being constructed. The waterfront offers a little peace and quiet and a more laid-back approach to life. Seven Mile Beach is to the north of George Town and has many hotels and a good beach and clear water.
Grand Cayman’s botanical gardens are beautiful, with over 300 native species, including orchids. A scenic coastal route runs north to south and there are some secluded resorts and pretty scenery. A visit to Hell is a consideration; it’s a small settlement among black rock formations.
Cayman Brac is mainly flat and dry. However, its main attraction is the diving, with some stunning reefs and unusual dive sites. Cayman Brac’s most famous dive site is a Russian destroyer that was sunk in 1996 (on purpose), offering some unique diving experiences. There is also the famous National Trust Parrot Reserve. Little Cayman is a quiet backwater and caters in the main for divers. Its attractions are all underwater and include Bloody Bay Wall and Jackson Point on the northwestern coast.
There are several hotels and resorts. There is a good selection of hotels with a variety of prices from affordable to expensive; all tastes are catered for. The restaurants on Grand Cayman offer a good choice of food and a range of prices and locations.
A variety of airlines fly between Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport and several US cities, including Miami, Tampa and Orlando. There are also daily flights to Cayman Brac’s Gerard-Smith International Airport.