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Cayman Islands Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Cayman Islands

Found in the western Caribbean, the Cayman Islands are just south of Cuba and east of Mexico.  It is often thought of as a place of wealth, but there are numerous attractions that draw visitors to the shores of this beautiful location.

Your journey here begins on Grand Cayman Island, where Seven Mile Beach stretches along the sea. White-sand beaches meet emerald waters, with the backdrop of world-class resorts supporting your every want. Bake in the sun, have a favorite cocktail, and enjoy moments of quiet as the waves gently come in.

The marine life around the Cayman Islands is stunning and all 3 islands provide snorkeling and diving opportunities. Be sure to ask about a location where you can swim with stingrays, such as Stingray City. There are two shipwrecks off the shores of Cayman Brac that are worth exploring, along with many more off Grand Cayman.

During your stay, you’ll want to take some time to explore Hell. How the area got its name is up for debate, but the unique beauty of the area cannot be denied. With stunning black limestone formations, it is a view that is quite rare in the world. Additional attractions include the Observation Tower on Grand Cayman, East End lighthouse, and the Cayman turtle farm.

Staying in the Cayman Islands can be a 5-star experience. You can explore or you can find a spot on the beach – whatever suits your mood best. That is why this Caribbean destination is always a top choice for a tropical getaway.

Best of Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands, made famous for their incredible diving, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and year round Caribbean sunshine, are made up of 3 different islands. Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman; a fuse of Caribbean allure and American efficiency made complete with an inescapable charm from the friendly locals who will welcome you anytime. Although very small, the total landmass of the 3 islands is just 100 square miles, the grand Cayman Islands offers you the best of all worlds.

World class weather

Cayman Islands weather is almost perfect year round. The winter months, Nov-Apr, the temperature ranges from 72-86 degrees during the day and 64-72 degrees at night. In the summer months, May-Oct, the temperature during the day ranges from 85-90 degrees and 73-85 degrees by night. Also, most people don’t realize just how close to the equator that these islands lay and that means that the sun is HOT. The islands are cooled by the prevailing trade winds but don’t let this fool you, take the sun in small doses and always wear lots of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Given the beautiful Cayman Islands weather, do be aware that it does occasionally rain there! You might want an umbrella just in case. The rainy season starts in May and ends in October with the 2 rainiest months being May and October. March and April are usually the driest.

World class dining

One of the things that you will experience on the Cayman islands, is world class dining. With over 150 places to eat that range from elegant fine dining to budget fast food and take out, there is something for everyone. Traditional Cayman cuisine has a strong Jamaican influence. Traditional dishes feature seafood cooked in a variety of ways, lobster and conch. Local dishes are often served with coconut, plantain, yams, rice and peas, along with other West Indian side dishes. You can also find many other alternative choices that include; Italian, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, German and so many others! When it comes to tipping, keep in mind that most hotels add a 5-10% service charge and many restaurants add a 10-15% service charge but some don’t. It’s best to check your bill to see if the service has been added and feel free to reward those who give what you feel is exceptional service.

World class nightlife

Shopping and nightlife; there is certainly no shortage on the Grand Cayman islands! You will find a wide variety of nightlife and entertainment from lively nightclubs, to watching live international and local bands perform, to pool halls, lounges and the theatre. Bars, clubs and dancehalls close at 3am during the weekdays, midnight on Saturdays and there are no nightclubs open on Sundays. When you arrive, you will be able to find local informational magazines, free of charge that will list all the special events and current happenings on the islands.

World class shopping

The Cayman Islands enjoy tax free status which also means they have duty free status. You will be able to find items such as fine jewellery, watches, crystal, perfumes and china that can be as much as 30% cheaper there. One of the best places to go shopping is in the capitol of George Town in Grand Cayman, it is home to one of the nicest shopping centers in the Caribbean!

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George Town, capital of Cayman Islands

George Town Travel Wiki Travel to George Town George Town may be a popular port of call with its location on Grand Cayman Island, but it is also a fantastic holiday destination on its own. It has consistently beautiful weather. There is immediate beach access. You can design your own resort holiday, go camping, or find a happy compromise in the middle. In George Town, you are in charge. There are numerous sites to visit during your stay in the capital of...

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Cayman Islands Holidays

Cayman Islands Public Holidays See the calendars for national Cayman Islands holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Cayman Islands holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

National Tourist Information Cayman Islands

Traveladvisor in Cayman Islands: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from the National Tourism Organisation. Discover the country and the cities getting the most out of your vacation with the professional help from the people who knows their country and their culture the best. Cayman Islands Tourism Authority WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE FLICKR PINTEREST INSTAGRAM Discover Cayman Islands Renowned the world over for its spectacular diving, friendly locals and beautiful pristine beaches, there is plenty to see both...

Official holidays

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DateEnglish Name
January 1New Year's Day
January 22National Heroes Day
VariableAsh Wednesday
VariableGood Friday
VariableEaster Monday
May 21Discovery Day
June 11Queen's Birthday
July 2Constitution Day
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Boxing Day
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