10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

By Hannah Barnard on 20th November, 2017

The Cayman Islands offers the perfect tropical vacation, with year-round sunshine, award-winning beaches, spectacular diving, diverse cuisine, and world-class resorts. Here are 10 reasons to visit the Cayman Islands now!

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

1. The World’s Best Beaches

If there is one thing that attracts visitors to the Cayman Islands year after year, it’s the fabulous beaches that stretch for miles around the islands. From the award-winning Seven Mile Beach, to the intimate little haven of Smith Cove on South Sound, there’s a beach for everyone.

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

Anchor & Den, Grand Cayman

2. Food Glorious Food

When it comes to food, the Cayman Islands are a bit of a culinary mecca. Offering a diverse array of dining hot spots, there’s a restaurant to suit every taste, budget and occasion. From exquisite fine dining, to family friendly eateries, Cayman has it all!

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

3. Weather Wise

It’s warm in the Cayman Islands all year round! The temperature rarely drops below 70°F or gets hotter than 90°F making it a perfect climate for a vacation. Plus you’re almost guaranteed a sunny vacation as the islands get more than 300 days of sunshine a year!

Stingray City, Grand Cayman 10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

Stingray City, Grand Cayman  {Photo credit: Katerina Stavreva}

4. Stingray City

One of the most popular attractions on Grand Cayman, Stingray City is a series of shallow sandbars which are home to about fifty stingrays. Weighing in the region of 150 lbs. and approximately five feet in width, visitors can swim and interact with the stingrays. Charter boats depart daily to Stingray City from several piers along Seven Mile Beach.

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

An underwater photographer moves through the schooling silversides at Devil’s Grotto in Grand Cayman. {Photo credit Alex Mustard}

5. Dive The Reef

Diving in the Cayman Islands is an incredible experience, with magnificent marine life, stunning reefs and exciting sites to be seen, it’s no wonder it has become one of the world’s top dive destinations.

The three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman sit on the tips of an undersea ridge which plunges in places to more than 21,000 feet, providing spectacular walls and drop-offs. The warm, clear, calm waters together with an incredible variety of marine life make Cayman an amazing diving experience.

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

6. Duty-Free Shopping

If you’ve got your eye on a new piece of jewelry or a watch, then Cayman is your place of dreams. Boasting some of the best shopping spots in the Caribbean, exquisite designer goods can be snapped up at duty-free prices! Visit Kirk Freeport and Camana Bay for designer jewelry, watches, cosmetics, and high fashion boutiques.

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

The Bluff on the Brac

7. Explore All The Islands

While Grand Cayman might be your focus for your Cayman Islands vacation, it would be a crime to miss all that the sister islands have to offer. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are just a short flight away and have their own unique charms, including amazing scuba diving sites, exotic wildlife, and tranquil beaches.

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

8. World-Class Resorts

The Cayman Islands has hands down some of the world’s best resorts. Teaming luxury design, with incredible service and outstanding settings – you’ll never want to leave Cayman’s award-winning hotels and resorts. Get ready for your dreamiest vacation ever!

Crystal Caves Cayman 10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

9. Crystal Caves

Fancy a day of sightseeing? One of Grand Cayman’s most popular tours is the Crystal Caves excursion – where you can wonder at the marvelous stalactites and stalagmites that adorn the cavernous insides of these extraordinary rock formations. Majestic Tours offers a daily tour to the Crystal Caves.

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

10. Family Fun

Grand Cayman is an incredibly child-friendly place – it’s safe and secure and the beaches are mostly perfect for kids, with gently sloping sands and crystal clear waters. There is also a treasure trove of activities to keep big kids and little ones amused all vacation long.

10 Reasons To Visit The Cayman Islands


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