A jewel in the Caribbean’s crown

Your Guide to the Caribbean - - Steps Ahead -

With sweep­ing, soft-white beaches and tran­quil turquoise seas, the Cay­man Is­lands are a lit­tle pocket of heaven and prom­ise an idyl­lic is­land es­cape.

The three is­lands of Grand Cay­man, Cay­man Brac and Lit­tle Cay­man are also steeped in a deep cul­tural his­tory, cel­e­brat­ing their unique seafaring her­itage. Vis­i­tors can sam­ple lo­cal culi­nary del­i­ca­cies, dive the Kit­ti­wake shipwreck, and dis­cover the rare in­dige­nous Blue Igua­nas at the Queen El­iz­a­beth II Botanic Park. Few other sun-kissed is­lands in the Caribbean can of­fer this di­ver­sity of ex­pe­ri­ences all in one place.

A warm wel­come

The Cay­man Is­lands caters for fam­ily hol­i­days, ro­man­tic es­capes, culi­nary jour­neys, div­ing ad­ven­tures and for those sim­ply look­ing to switch off. The mag­i­cal un­der­wa­ter scenery, im­pres­sive culi­nary scene and cul­tural at­trac­tions con­tinue to draw sun­seek­ers, with the warm, friendly na­ture of lo­cal Cay­ma­ni­ans cre­at­ing a se­ri­ously re­laxed at­mos­phere. Grand Cay­man is the largest of the three is­lands and the main en­try point for vis­i­tors. Com­bin­ing the best of both worlds, its cos­mopoli­tan cap­i­tal, Ge­orge Town, of­fers a lively range of bars, restau­rants, mu­se­ums and duty-free shop­ping, while in con­trast, there’s a more laid-back vibe on the East End of the is­land. Here you’ll find tra­di­tional ham­mock-strewn beaches and wooden fish-fry shacks.

It’s a fam­ily af­fair

For those look­ing to ex­pand their hol­i­day be­yond Grand Cay­man, the sis­ter is­lands of­fer a whole host of dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties. Lit­tle Cay­man, the small­est of the three is­lands, has the feel of a pri­vate is­land with just a hand­ful of in­ti­mate re­sorts. Many come to re­lax on se­cluded beaches or ex­plore the dra­matic un­der­wa­ter vis­tas of the fa­mous Bloody Bay Wall. With its un­spoilt nat­u­ral beauty, Cay­man Brac makes for a per­fect ad­ven­tur­ous Caribbean hol­i­day. Vis­i­tors can take in the breath­tak­ing view from the top of the Bluff, ex­plore the caves, or dis­cover the many wrecks and reefs un­der­wa­ter.

What­ever it is that calls you to the Cay­man Is­lands, you can’t fail to be en­tranced by the trea­sure trove of de­lights that await…

Did you know that Bri­tish Air­ways of­fers four di­rect flights a week from Lon­don Heathro w to Grand Cay­man ?

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