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Best family-friendly activities on the Cayman Islands...

Cayman is an incredibly child-friendly place – it’s safe and secure and the beaches are mostly perfect for kids, with gently sloping sands and crystal clear waters. There is also a treasure trove of activities to keep big kids and… Read more

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About Cayman Islands


The three islands that make up the Cayman archipelago are coral outcrops, part of an underwater mountain range running between Cuba and Belize. Grand Cayman is the most developed of the three islands; Cayman Brac boasts a massive central limestone outcrop; and Little Cayman is the smallest of the trio. About 460 miles south of Miami, the three islands lie northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba.

Grand Cayman is about 22 miles from west to east, a mile wide at its narrowest and eight miles wide at its fullest. The highest point, in the centre of the island, is about 60 feet above sea level. Cayman Brac’s Bluff, on the other hand, rises to an elevation of 140 feet. The Brac is 11 miles long and about a mile and a half wide. Little Cayman lives up to its name at 10 miles long and a mile wide. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are affectionately referred to as ‘Sister Islands’. People frequently – but incorrectly – refer to the Cayman Islands as ‘the Caymans’. Much better to say, simply, Cayman.

The Population

People from all over the world make up Cayman’s population of about 50,000. Despite the national festival, Pirates Week, harking back to the age of piracy, this era pre-dated the settlement of Cayman in the 1700s and it’s highly unlikely that Blackbeard’s blood runs through Caymanians’ veins! Most Caymanians have their origins in Britain, Scotland or Africa. Other residents come from more than 80 different countries including the UK, US, Canada, Central America and Jamaica.

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The Caribbean Bucket List | 5 Must Do Activities

Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Things to do, Things to do, Things to do, Things to do, Travel Guide, Travel Guide, Travel Guide, Travel Guide, Family Excursions,

Jyotsna Shankar

The Caribbean is full of outstanding beauty and offers once in a lifetime experiences to be remembered. Here’s our list of amazing spots in the Caribbean that you should add to your bucket list. Frolic with flamingos on Aruba Aruba’s… Read more

10 reasons to move to the Cayman Islands

Thursday, 12th April 2018

Cayman Islands, Island Life, Where to Stay, Real Estate,

Grand Cayman The Cayman Islands

If you are thinking about buying property in the Cayman Islands as an investment, a second home for holidays or if you are looking to relocate, here are ten reasons why you are making the right choice. 1. It’s always warm Cayman’s tropical… Read more

Grand Cayman’s St Patrick’s Day jog raises thousands for charity

Friday, 23rd March 2018

Cayman Islands, Events, Island Life, Things to do, Living Here,

Grand Cayman's St Patrick’s Day Jog

Grand Cayman’s annual St Patrick’s Day jog around the beautiful Britannia golf course is always a well-supported event, enticing young and old to run, jog or walk the 5k course. Organised by Dart Enterprises and Butterfield, the jog encourages everyone… Read more

Ultimate travel guide to Cayman Brac

Thursday, 15th March 2018

Cayman Islands, Things to do, Travel Guide, Cayman Brac, Family Excursions, Land Sports, Watersports,

Cayman Brac - Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman’s sister island Cayman Brac has a gentle pace of life that beckons people to their shores time and time again. If you are enjoying a vacation on its ‘big sister’ Grand Cayman, do take the chance to visit Cayman Brac. You will… Read more

Grand Cayman’s Orchid Show – a riot of colour

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Art + Culture, Cayman Islands, Island Life, Things to do, Family Excursions,

Cayman Islands Orchid Show

An annual event not to be missed if you are an avid gardener, or just simply someone who loves to admire Mother Nature at its best, the Orchid Show recently took place at Cayman’s iconic tourist attraction, the Queen Elizabeth… Read more

Grand Cayman Cocofest: fun for all the family at Pedro St James

Monday, 26th February 2018

Cayman Islands, Family Dining, Grand Cayman, Local Fayre, Island Life, Things to do, Entertainment, Family Excursions, Living Here, Art + Culture,

Cayman Islands Cocofest

The tropical landscape of the magnificent Pedro St James recently played host to the annual celebration of all things coconut: Cocofest, a fun Saturday afternoon packed with games, food, music and art. Families came to enjoy some scrumptious coconut-inspired food,… Read more

Grand Cayman: renovations continue at Owen Roberts International Airport

Thursday, 15th February 2018

Cayman Islands, Island Life, Travel Guide, Grand Cayman, Living Here,

Grand Cayman Renovations continue at Owen Roberts International Airport

Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and upgrade, so visitors to the island who have been here before will notice some obvious and exciting changes as soon as they touch down at the… Read more

Ultimate travel guide to Little Cayman

Tuesday, 13th February 2018

Cayman Islands, Things to do, Travel Guide, Beaches, Family Excursions, Land Sports, Little Cayman, Watersports,

Monica Walton Beachbox TV

Planning a vacation to the Cayman Islands? It would be a crime not to visit Little Cayman. Its laid-back charm and relaxed pace of life offers the perfect tropical getaway. Getting to Little Cayman Take a short hop of just… Read more

Globetrotters: destination meets Lauren Bullen + Jack Morris, AKA Gypsea Lust + Do You Travel

Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands,

Do you travel x gypsea lust US Virgin Islands

Over the last few years influencers Lauren Bullen and Jack Morris, AKA Gypsea Lust and Do You Travel, have been inspiring the masses with beautiful photography of their travels. With the trailblazing duos following amounting to over four million combined,… Read more

The Cayman Islands’ World Class Resorts: The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Cayman Islands, Where to Stay, Hotels & Resorts,

The Cayman Islands’ World Class Resorts: Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Situated on the magical Seven Mile Beach and stretching across eight acres along this pearl of a beach is the 343-room Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. The Westin Grand Cayman has been a favourite of those… Read more

The Cayman Islands’ World Class Resorts: Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Tuesday, 16th January 2018

Cayman Islands, Where to Stay, Hotels & Resorts,

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

A firm favourite with visitors to the Cayman Islands is the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, found nestled on the warm sands of seven Mile Beach. Extensive transformation in recent years has meant enhanced public spaces, where guests can now enjoy… Read more

5 minutes with…presenter, filmmaker + jet setter Monica Walton

Thursday, 4th January 2018

Cayman Islands, Island Life, Style, Things to do, Travel Guide,

Monica Walton Beachbox TV

This week we chatted to presenter, filmmaker and jet setter Monica Walton, about drone photography, island life and storytelling. Where does your passion for traveling come from? I’ve always loved to travel, I am curious by nature and have a… Read more

The Cayman Islands’ World Class Resorts: Le Soleil d’Or

Monday, 11th December 2017

Cayman Islands, Where to Stay, Hotels & Resorts,

The Cayman Islands’ World Class Resorts: Le Soleil d’Or

Le Soleil d’Or, located on Cayman Brac is a wellness retreat like no other. It’s impressive, holistic, all-encompassing approach to ensuring your well-being is a rare thing and something that really needs to be experienced to be believed. Set in… Read more

The Cayman Islands’ World Class Resorts: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Friday, 24th November 2017

Cayman Islands, Where to Stay, Hotels & Resorts,

Kimpton Seafire Resort Cayman Islands

One of the latest additions to Grand Cayman’s must-stay resorts list is the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, the island’s first boutique resort, which opened late 2016.  Located on 500 pristine feet of Seven Mile Beach, the Kimpton Seafire offers a… Read more

10 reasons to visit The Cayman Islands

Monday, 20th November 2017

Cayman Islands, Entertainment, Shopping, Food + Drink, Things to do, Travel Guide, Where to Stay,

The Cayman Islands offers the perfect tropical vacation, with year-round sunshine, award winning beaches, spectacular diving, diverse cuisine and world class resorts. Here’s 10 reasons to visit the Cayman Islands now! 1. The World’s Best Beaches If there is one thing… Read more

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