THE CAYMAN ISLANDS BOAST A TREASURE TROVE OF NATURAL OFFERINGS BEGGING TO BE EXPLORED.
There’s no better time of year to avoid wintery weather, relax and sip a cocktail beachside with loved ones. You don’t have to travel far to escape the cold, either; the Cayman Islands are just a little over an hour plane ride away from Miami.
Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands and the most lively, with plenty of activities and sights. Museums and local culture mix with a laid-back beachside vibe and what’s locally known as Caymankindness — the courteous, compassionate and caring nature locals possess. More than 135 nationalities live in harmony in the Cayman Islands, so be sure to dive in head first to Caymanian culture.
Speaking of diving, these islands are home to some of the finest scuba diving spots in the world. Located about 430 miles south of Miami, the islands of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac welcome thousands of visitors each year to take their first-ever plunge into glistening waters. The variety of dive sites available have something for everyone, from first-timers to seasoned enthusiasts.
Local waters are home to friendly turtles, octopi, brightly colored tropical fish, majestic eagle rays and so much more. Coral reefs, which are the glue that holds this ecosystem together, provide a habitat for fish and other marine life. Although this stunning backdrop is more than enough for most dive vacations, further exploration is rewarded with sunken ships — like the 251-foot USS Kittiwake submarine rescue vessel and the 330-foot Russian frigate MV Captain Keith Tibbetts — as well as the breathtaking Bloody Bay Wall and more.
After experiencing this beautiful destination above and below the surface, you may be tempted to stay a while; this could be the perfect time to consider purchasing property in the Cayman Islands. A solid infrastructure has been key to Cayman’s development success, allowing for the creation of fantastic properties, wonderful hotels and beautiful homes in an environment people dream about.
Luxury living isn’t hard to come by in the Cayman Islands. Just look to Seven Mile Beach, where you’ll find a strip of sand sporting some of the islands’ most magnificent mansions, ranging anywhere from three to 10 stories tall. Less than a mile away on Governor’s Harbour, condominiums and multi-story homes line the canal quays with plenty of dock space to store your watersport toy of choice. Families can also find enclaves on the quieter side, with homes that are just as luxurious (and exclusive) in the South Sound neighborhood — private beach included.
However you choose to experience this tropical paradise, the Cayman Islands are sure to delight.