Cayman Islands in the Spotlight

Cayman Islands in the Spotlight

As the Royal couple visited all three islands Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, we thought we would give you a little insight into our lesser known and unique islands. 


Cayman Brac 

For those looking to get off the beaten path in search of adventure, a visit to Cayman Brac is a must. Named for its breath-taking 153 ft. bluff, the “Brac” is a rugged and charming 14 square miles and provides adventure seekers and nature lovers with the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Cayman Islands’ most dramatic scenery and exotic flora and fauna.

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With breath-taking views from the lighthouse located on the Bluff, visitors can explore the limestone caves and sinkholes, high above water. For the underwater adventurers, Cayman Brac’s crystal-clear warm waters provide awe-inspiring wall dives, shallow diving and wreck diving at all levels and interest, making for a dream dive holiday.
 
Visitors can also enjoy lush green forests throughout the island, which is home to more than 200 species of birds. Bird watchers will also delight in the 180-acre Cayman Brac Parrot Reserve, which hosts the rare, endangered Brac Parrot. Frigate birds, brown boobies, and peregrine falcons can also be spotted in their natural environment here.

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Other popular Cayman Brac attractions include the Cayman Brac Museum at Stake Bay, as well as numerous dramatic caves, such as Bat Cave, Peter’s Cave and Rebecca’s Cave. And for those who simply want to relax, what better way than to pick up a book, crawl into a hammock and indulge in the solitude of some of the quietest and most secluded beaches in the Caribbean?


Little Cayman

At only 10 miles long and a mile wide, Little Cayman is the least developed and most tranquil of the three Cayman Islands, truly epitomizing the definition of an “island getaway.” This beautiful island offers seclusion and striking scenery in every corner, making it the perfect Caribbean escape.

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With a population of less than 170, most of Little Cayman remains uninhabited, offering a rare combination of sun-drenched solitude, glistening beaches, and miles of untouched tropical wilderness. Sun-worshippers can bask on empty beaches that seem straight from a magazine or take a bike ride and meander around the island. Those who venture to the remote South Hole Sound Lagoon can enjoy a private swim in water that is every shade of blue or row out to tiny, deserted Owen Island to soak up a view of nature in its most pristine form.
 
Many of the 50-plus unique Little Cayman dive sites along the wall start off as a shallow snorkelling area before descending into the sheer expanse of pristine wall encrusted with colourful coral gardens and exotic sponges, for an unmatched Caribbean diving experience.
 
Little Cayman is also home to the largest colony of Red-Footed Boobies in the western hemisphere and a visit to the Visitor’s Centre at the Booby Pond Nature Reserve is a bird watcher’s dream. Along with 20,000 Red-Footed Boobies, the reserve is also home to around 350 magnificent Frigate Birds, The National Trust’s bird outlook on Booby Pond is the best place to view and photograph the boobies, especially at sunset when visitors can witness the battle for survival as the boobies return to their nesting grounds and try to outwit the frigate birds.

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