Planning an Island Vacation can leave you dizzy from all the amazing tropical destinations to choose from. Grand Cayman have been a top choice of millions of tourists, offering the very best beaches, restaurants, accommodations, water sports and family activities for even the most discerning vacationers.
Let's just say, we are delighted that you have chosen to visit the Caymans, and we are committed to helping you get started right with a pleasant, hassle-free solution to getting around and seeing the many places of interest.
About the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are a self-governing British Crown colony, part of the former British Overseas Territories. The country is composed of three islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) with an envious standard of living, an economy fueled by a combination of one of the world’s largest banking centers and world-class scuba diving and water sports tourism.
Popularized in fiction for off-shore banking, in reality the population benefits from no direct taxation, which makes the islands appealing to many banks and offshore businesses. But there is so much more here than international finance and offshore banking. Tourism is a major industry and smart development has provided a wide range of accommodations to serve the tourism trade--from pampered luzury to family-oriented rental villas. This has in turn made the all three islands appealing to investors, many of whom build winter homes on the myriad of private beach properties or in prime spots overlooking the ocean.
Grand Cayman has a well deserved reputation of being one of the cleanest, safest and most family-oriented vacation destinations in the Caribbean. An abundance of amenities, modern infrastructure and communications have created an enviable lifestyle in this laid back island paradise. Thousands of visitors a year fall in love with the calm waters of Seven-Mile Beach, the excitement of the world famous Stingray City and the relaxed hospitality of the people.
Cayman At a Glance
· National Ties: British dependancy
· Geographic Coordinates: 19 30 N, 80 30 W
· Size: Aprox. 100 sq ml (3 islands combined)
· Climate: Tropical Marine
· Mean Temperature: 77° F - 83° F (25° C - 28.5° C)
· Language: English
· Currency: C.I. Dollars (1 KYD = 1.25 USD)
· Government: Parliamentary Democracy
· Population: 57,570 (2012)
· Roads: Drive on LEFT; Speeds in Miles Per Hour (MPH)