The largest of the islands is Grand Cayman, home to George Town
The largest of the islands is Grand Cayman, home to George Town, the country’s capital and commercial centre, and famous Seven-Mile Beach (which is really only five and a half miles long), an incredible stretch of powdery white sand where sun worshippers can happily spend their entire vacation. This expanse of beach is lined with luxury accommodations, from low-rise condominiums to full-service resorts, as well as restaurants and small shopping centers.
Cayman Brac, one of the two smaller sister islands 90 miles northeast of Grand Cayman , is known for its dramatic limestone cliff that travels down the centre of its 12-mile length. The other sister island, Little Cayman, is only 12 square miles. Its claim to fame is Bloody Bay Wall, where divers from all over the world come to view a vast range of sea life.
The Cayman Islands are also known for super game fishing.
Driving is on the left-hand side of the road on the Cayman Islands. Mopeds are available for rent. You are required by law to wear a helmet at all times!
New Year's Day (Jan 1); Easter Holidays (Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Monday); Queen's Birthday (Second Monday in April); Discovery Day (May 18) Constitution Day (July 6); Remembrance Day (Nov 9); Christmas Day (Dec 25); Boxing Day (Dec 26).
US and Canadian citizens don't need visas or passports, only proof of citizenship. Citizens of the EU, the UK or the Commonwealth, Israel and Japan need passports but not visas. Travellers from elsewhere may need visas as well as passports.
Cayman Islands Area
45sq km (Grand Cayman)
Cayman Islands Capital
Cayman Islands Currency
Cayman dollar (KYD)
Cayman Islands Head of state
Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a governor
Cayman Islands Leader of government business
Cayman Islands Main exports
Fish, cut flowers
Cayman Islands Major language
Cayman Islands Population
47,900 (UN, 2008)
Cayman Islands President
Cayman Islands Telephone codes