The Cayman Islands are situated in the Caribbean, 290km (180 miles) northwest of Jamaica, 240km (150 miles) south of Cuba and 770km (480 miles) south of Miami. The island country comprises Grand Cayman, the largest and most populous of the islands, and the sister islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, which lie approximately 143km (89 miles) northeast of Grand Cayman and are separated from each other by a channel about 12km (8 miles) wide.
The Cayman Islands have become one of the Caribbean's hottest destinations. It is world-renowned for two offshore activities: banking and scuba diving. The manicured capital of George Town, which bulges with some 554 offshore banks, offers great diving, shopping, dining, windsurfing, watersports, golf, dancing, and more. The other two "sisters" are far more laid-back, with Little Cayman catering almost exclusively to the scuba divers that flock here for translucent waters and a colourful variety of protected marine life.
Things to See & Do
* George Town
* Cayman Turtle Farm
* Seven Mile Beach
* Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
* Cayman Brac & Little Cayman
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD; symbol CI$)
Language – English
Land Area – 260 sq km’s
Population – 45,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1 + 345
Port Location – Grand Cayman is one of the most popular Caribbean ports and a busy port of call for leading international cruise lines operating from North America, Mexico and Europe. There is no cruise ship dock and passengers are ferried ashore by tenders to the North or South dock terminals in George Town.
Transport Links – Grand Cayman International Airport) is 2km (1 mile) east of the city. The main island of Grand Cayman is connected to Cayman Brac and to Little Cayman by internal flights run by Cayman Airways and Island Air and to Little Cayman by Island Air , plus a service between Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Public minibuses operate from George Town to West Bay (every 15 minutes), to Bodden Town (every 30 minutes) and to East End and North Side (every hour). Mopeds, scooters and cars can be rented in George Town. Taxis are available from the George Town dock and the Grand Cayman Airport.