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Restaurant review: Grand Old House, Grand Cayman...

Nothing beats dining in a superb restaurant with a backdrop of the Caribbean Sea and if it’s a breathtaking view you’re after, Grand Old House on Grand Cayman is a must-visit. Located on South Sound, a five-minute drive east of George… 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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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

5 minutes with…travel addict and Instagrammer Your Passport

Wednesday, 15th November 2017

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

Interview with blogger Your Passport

We grabbed 5 minutes with travel addict and Instagram sensation Lara Kamnik, AKA Your Passport to chat about beating the crowds, travel essentials and picture postcard photos. Where does your passion for traveling come from? I cannot recall when I became… Read more

Most wanted: Away x Gray Malin luggage

Monday, 30th October 2017

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

Away x Gray Malin

Away, the stylish and modern luggage brand has teamed up world renowned travel photographer Gray Malin to create a limited edition collection of suitcases. Famed for his stunning aerial photographic art, Gray Malin has done the unthinkable and made Away’s luggage even cooler. Merging… Read more

10 amazing aerial photos that will make you want to book a vacation right now

Friday, 27th October 2017

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

travel photography

Travel drone photography offers a whole new prospective on sandy white shores and beautiful beach scenes. From 100 foot up in the air tranquility can be seen like never before. Here’s 10 of our favorite aerial photos that will have you dreaming of… Read more

Best places to eat on Grand Cayman for a night to remember

Monday, 16th October 2017

Cayman Islands, Food + Drink, Family Dining, Fine Dining, Food + Drink,

Those of you looking to dine out for a special evening are well served when it comes to elegant establishments on Grand Cayman. The only problem comes when trying to decide which restaurant to choose! Blue Cilantro Chef Shetty’s Blue… Read more

5 minutes with…Steve Griffon, the executive chef at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Cayman Islands, Food + Drink, Bars + Lounges, Bistros + Cafes, Food + Drink,

Steve Griffon | Grand Cayman Marriot Beach Resort

We met Steve Griffon, the executive chef at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort to chat about his passion for food, French cooking and fishing at sunset.   Who inspired you to become a chef? Since my childhood, cooking has always been… Read more

Three amazing wedding locations on Grand Cayman

Friday, 4th August 2017

Cayman Islands, Destination wedding, Food + Drink, Food + Drink, Wedding Venues,

Grand Cayman is a honeymooner’s dream, with gorgeous romantic locations island-wide, for you and your loved one to discover. It’s also the perfect location in which to get married – bring your friends and family and let Grand Cayman’s restaurants… Read more

Diving in the Cayman Islands – magnificent marine life, stunning reefs and exciting sites

Friday, 28th July 2017

Cayman Islands, Watersports,

Diving Cayman Islands

Diving in the Cayman Islands is an incredible experience, with magnificent marine life, stunning reefs and exciting sites to be seen, it’s no wonder it has become one of the world’s top dive destinations. The three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman… Read more

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