Rising from the underwater Cayman Ridge to form the trio of large islets that are the Cayman Islands, this archipelago territory of Britain’s has become synonymous with high-living, money and luxury and is a popular destination among the Caribbean Islands.
That’s largely thanks to the booming wealth of cities like George Town, known the world-over as a tax haven and coming laden with the offices of global corporations and big business names.
However, this tropical land is about much more than just percentages and millionaires.
Take picture-perfect Little Cayman, with its fringes of coconut palms popping up straight from the pearly sands and the seemingly endless coral reserves of Bloody Bay.
Or, look to far-flung Cayman Brac: a rugged enclave of bluffs and escarpments that drops to the Caribbean in walls of mangrove and salt-sprayed stone.
Much-trodden Grand Cayman is the real draw though, complete with legendary Seven Mile Beach, the stingray haunts around Rum Point, oodles of pretty coves and endangered sea turtle centers alike.
Let’s explore the best things to do in the Cayman Islands:
1. Enjoy seven miles of sand on Seven Mile Beach
A regular mention on lists of the world’s best beaches and the veritable touristic kingpin of the Cayman Islands as a whole, shining, shimmering Seven Mile Beach is a lesson in all things tropical paradise.
It runs almost the whole length of western Grand Cayman, from the fringes of George Town in the south to West Bay in the north.
For the whole way, visitors can enjoy pearly talcum-powder sands and aquamarine shore waters, backed by lanky coconut palm groves and packs of sunbeds and cabanas that spill out from the nearby resort hotels.
Watersports are popular too, while the sea is so clear that snorkelers and swimmers will have no trouble finding those exotic schools of fish and multi-coloured coral plants!