Grand Cayman (George Town)
The Cayman Islands-a British Crown colony that includes Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman is one of the Caribbean's hottest destinations, 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 there for translucent waters and a colourful variety of protected marine life.
Grand Cayman is party island. As the largest island, it attracts 99 percent of the tourists, most of whom flock to hotel-stocked Seven Mile Beach. Georgetown is an eclectic place that has a remarkable mix of architecture, from traditional British, to modern styling. Their banking and investment laws makes the Caymans the 5th largest financial center in the world.
Things to See & Do
* Stingray City
* Cayman Turtle Farm
* Seven Mile Beach
* Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
* Butterfly Farm of Grand 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.