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Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

With magnificent coral reefs and sparkling, clear, turquoise waters, the Cayman Islands have long been a popular playground for travelers. The islands are especially popular with divers, and there are great locations for scuba diving and snorkeling. This overseas territory of the United Kingdom has a population of about 55,500. Its capital is George Town, located on Grand Cayman, the largest island. Cayman Islands dollar is the official currency, but US money is widely accepted. English is the predominant language, but many here speak local Creole dialects.

In addition to the Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands consist of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, where you will find The Bluff. The highest point in the Cayman Islands, the Bluff reaches 141 feet. This may not sound very loud, but it stands out because of the overwhelmingly flat terrain of the country. Most people flying to the Cayman Islands arrive at Owens Roberts International Airport in George Town. Then head to the three main islands to enjoy a variety of exciting attractions. Seven Mile Beach is not to be missed and Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park is another popular spot. If you visit, be sure to visit Boatswain’s Beach, which features an amazing turtle farm.

Caymans cuisine is dominated by niche, fish and turtle. Because hurricane season lasts from June to November, it is generally best to visit between December and May. Most of the hotels here are located in Grand Cayman, so it is a good starting point for other attractions around the islands.

  • Capital city – George Town
  • Language – English and Spanish
Map of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

George Town, capital of the Cayman Islands

George Town, Cayman Islands

When most people imagine the Cayman Islands, they envision white sand beaches, glamorous shopping malls and wealthy people from all over the world playing discreetly with their wealth while drinking cocktails. This describes life well in George Town, the capital. There, the roosters greet the day by screaming at dawn, a Caribbean charm enchants and improvised parties break out every hour on the beaches. Located on Grand Cayman Island, George Town is the perfect combination of a Caribbean paradise with plenty of activities, restaurants and shopping.

Video Cayman Islands from the Cayman Islands Tourism Department

Video with the Cayman Islands made by a tourist

Smith’s Barcadere

Smith’s Barcadere is a sandy cove is a popular spot for snorkeling and has picnic tables, showers and toilets. Located at Church St, George Town, Islas Caimán

Latitude: 19.276633 | Longitude: -81,393177

Heroes' Square George Town Public Library

Library building in Heroes Square in George Town

The cultural and natural history of the Cayman Islands comes to life at the National Museum. The museum, located in the Old Courts Building, is open to visitors every day with the ritual blast of a shell. Inside, everything from catboats and coins to stamps, fantastic stuffed birds and traditional clothing provide guests with a great introduction to the rich history of the Cayman people.

Kent Cave, Grand Cayman

Life was very different on the islands in the 18th century and guests can share the experience of the first settlers at Mission House. The national historic site includes a two-storey house built in a traditional Cayman style. Once the home of missionaries, families and teachers who grew up in the Presbyterian ministry in Bodden Town, the original capital, the building takes visitors back to an earlier era while recreating the history of the islands. Genuine objects fill the bathroom, dining room, living room and bedroom, many of which belonged to the Watler family who called the place home for more than seven decades. The sense of family is evident in every room and guests understand the many challenges of missionary life as they walk through the halls.

The oldest Grand Cayman house

It is also worth exploring the surrounding areas. Dense epiphytes, or “aerophytes”, grow in thickets, five species of bromelids thrive in the soil and the lake is home to a variety of waterfowl, birds and freshwater turtles.

Just 40 minutes drive from George Town is the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park. The world-class park is abundant with rich flora that grows in theme gardens. A cotton-pink cottage is located in the Heritage Garden, surrounded by white sand, fruit trees, medicinal plants, traditional crops and a separate kitchen. Walking on the trails, visitors get a sense of life on the islands in the early 20th century.

Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park

As they maneuver through the Floral Color Gardens, guests pass by a rainbow of flowers arranged by shade. Intense pinks give way to vibrant reds, fiery oranges, sunny yellows, serene whites, and cool blues, purples, and lavender shades. In the center of the glorious abundance is a gazebo surrounded by a tranquil pond with lilies.

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Escape the hustle and bustle of George Town by taking a taxi to Seven Mile Beach, which has been named one of the “ultimate beaches” in the world by travel experts. The extent of white sand is one of the reasons why the Cayman Islands are famous for being the epitome of an island getaway and a top Caribbean destination. Visitors from all over the world flock to the beach to explore the clear waters and coral sand. Walk past hotels, villas, resorts, beach bars and sandbags, soak up the warm sun, relax in the waves or take a more adventurous diving, snorkelling and hiking trail. boating in the crystal clear waters.

Cayman Turtle Farm, Grand Cayman Island

Cayman Turtle Farm is not far from the beach. One of the most fascinating attractions in the entire Caribbean, the farm allows visitors to interact and observe the native flora and fauna, including sharks, eels, birds and over 10,000 green sea turtles.

George Town geographical location

George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town is located on the west coast of Grand Cayman, the largest island in the Cayman Islands.

George Town is the largest city in the Cayman Islands with a population of about 31,000.

Language George Town

English is the official language of the Cayman Islands and is spoken by the majority of the population. Spanish is spoken in small numbers.

The dominant religion of George Town

  • 68% Protestants
  • 13% Roman Catholics
  • 10% Other
  • 6% None
  • 3% Unspecified

Most shops and ports are closed on Sundays because Cayman Islands are very religious.

Currency George Town

The Cayman Islands Dollar is the official currency of the Cayman Islands.

Climate George Town

It is consistently warm all year round in George Town with slight fluctuations. Summer is characterized by most rainfall.