A trip to the islands is always a welcome break from the stress of my every day life. The Cayman Islands is my go to island getaway location. There are so many reasons why I love the Cayman Islands. I know there are so many islands from which it chose, I recommend that you visit all of them as you can. They each provide you with a unique experience and one that you will not forget any time soon.
The Cayman Islands give me the best that the islands have to offer with its luxury and activity. No matter if you want a safe place to take the family or a romantic getaway, Cayman is your spot. Seven Mile Beach is considered one of the best beaches for a reason. I love walking in the soft sand. I do not know what kind of sand you are used to but this is the smoothest sand ever. No water compares to the clear blue water in Cayman. I simply cannot say enough about it.
Is The Cayman Islands A Series Of Islands?
There are three islands that make up the entire Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. I have visited all of them and they are each unique and exciting.
Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands and the capital. It is a major cruise ship port, but do not let that scare you. Georgetown provides luxury and duty free shopping with stores like Gucci and Tiffany. Grand Cayman fuses culture and art with nature. This is where you find the people and the action because it is the heart of the Cayman Islands.
Cayman Brac is a short hop from Grand Cayman. You can be there in 30 minutes by plane. It has a Bluff that comes up from the floor of the ocean. This Bluff runs down the middle of the island. The end of the Bluff boasts a lighthouse that gives you an amazing view of the cliff and ocean below. There are many hiking trails for you to explore. If you enjoy hiking, you have to check them out.
Little Cayman is only 1 mile wide and 10 miles long. This island may be small but it gives you quiet relaxation. The landscape is a must see for anyone visiting Cayman. You can enjoy a quiet bite or for those who enjoy time on the water, kayaking and paddleboarding are fun options. You can check out Owen Island while you are there. This island is not inhabited and makes for a nice stop along the way.
Stingray City is, you guessed it, full of stingrays. It is about 20 minutes off Grand Cayman and it is a treat. The water is warm and you can wade out to wear it up to your waist while stingrays swim all around you. There are many sandbars in Stingray City and you can plan a tour from one to three hours. These creatures are friendly and will not hurt you. You can feed them and swim with them.
Cayman has long been considered the perfect place to dive, if that is your thing. Do not stress if you have never done it before, they welcome people of all ages and experience levels. The Cayman Islands boasts of the 365 different sites from which to dive, so there is something for everyone. They have the most qualified diving instructors to help you on your diving adventure.
If you are not ready to jump full on into diving, snorkeling is a great alternative. It keeps you close to shore and you are still able to see turtles, fish, and coral reefs. It is seriously something you do not want to miss.