Highlights of the Cayman Islands
1 Unwind in paradise
With white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and gently swaying hammocks, the Cayman Islands are a natural backdrop for some R&R. As well as the peace and serenity of the islands, there are several spa and fitness options. Whether it’s SUP yoga on the serene sea, a reviving massage to help with jetlag or a body scrub using natural ingredients, it’s the perfect place to detoxify mind, body and soul.
2 Dive the deep
A mecca for divers and snorkellers, there are 365 dive sites in the Cayman Islands and countless snorkelling spots suitable for all skill levels. Some of the betterknown sites include the Bloody Bay Wall (Little Cayman), frequently listed as one of the best wall dives in the world, and Stingray City (Grand Cayman), a unique site where wild stingrays congregate in clear shallow waters.
3 Made for two
With sun-drenched beaches, pristine blue oceans and hammocks wide enough for two to enjoy an evening under the stars, the Cayman Islands provides an island experience just made for sharing. Couples looking to tie the knot in paradise or those recently married and looking to get away from it all will fall in love with the Cayman Islands’ secluded beauty.
4 Pirates Week fun
The Cayman Islands’ annual Pirates Week is one of many festivals in Cayman and a riot of singing, swashbuckling and sea shanties. Taking place each November, visitors can expect a fun-filled week of music, street dances, games, wonderful local food and drink, and even a mock pirate invasion! Great for families and those seeking a helping of local culture.
5 Natural wonders
Nature-based activities to enjoy include bird watching at the islands’ sanctuaries and kayaking through mangroves to learn about different flora and fauna. Naturalists will love the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park where the rare, native Blue Iguana roams, and marvel at the spectacular Crystal Caves. And of course, there’s another world ripe for exploration under the sea…
6 Food and drink
Dubbed the culinary capital of the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands is a haven for foodies. Fresh seafood and a farm/sea-totable ethos make the food offering diverse and delicious; ranging from fish shacks serving the day’s catch, to high-end dining experiences by world-famous chefs. Two major food festivals, Cayman Cookout and Taste of Cayman, both take place in January.