With its gorgeous coral reefs and shimmering, clear, turquoise waters, the Cayman Islands have long been a popular playground for travelers. The islands are particularly popular among divers, and excellent scuba diving and snorkeling sites abound. This UK overseas territory has a population of around 55,500 people. Its capital is George Town, which is located on Grand Cayman, the largest island. The Cayman Island dollar is the official currency, but American money is widely accepted. English is the predominant language, but many here speak local creole dialects.
In addition to Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands consist of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, which is where you’ll find The Bluff. The highest point in the Cayman Islands, The Bluff soars up to 141 feet. That may not sound very tall, but it stands out a lot due to the overwhelmingly flat terrain of the country. Most people who fly into the Cayman Islands arrive at Owens Roberts International Airport in George Town. They then scatter across the three main islands to enjoy a variety of exciting attractions. Seven Mile Beach is not to be missed, and Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is another popular spot. If you visit, be sure to check out Boatswain’s Beach, which boasts an amazing turtle farm.
The cuisine of the Caymans is dominated by conch, fish and turtle. Because hurricane season runs from June to November, it’s generally best to visit between December and May. Most of the hotels here are located on Grand Cayman, so it’s a good jumping-off point for other attractions around the islands.
- Capital city - George Town
- Language - English and Spanish