Sustainability in the Cayman Islands

Sustainability in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands’ local environment, habitat and resources are of utmost importance so visitors and locals alike can continue to enjoy their natural beauty.

Many businesses and individuals are supporting environmental initiatives by adopting practices to “reduce, reuse and recycle. ”Restaurants, bars and shops are phasing out the use of single-use plastic items and replacing them with more bio-degradable or reusable substitutes. Organically grown food and drinks, environmentally safe consumer goods and reef safe sun care products are all more readily available.

Below the water, coral nurseries and Lionfish Patrols are in operation to restore balance to the delicate ocean ecosystem. Visitors to the island are encouraged to get involved and play a vital role in re-establishing and improving this ecosystem.

Unique to the Cayman Islands, the blue iguana was functionally extinct 20 years ago. However, a recovery breeding programme has produced over 1000 of the blue dragon-like creatures to live in the wild. As field volunteers, visitors  can help the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.

As a destination that embraces conservation and sustainability, holidaying in the Cayman Islands can be an amazing and rewarding experience, especially for those who are environmentally conscious and want to have a positive impact on the local environment

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