The Grand Cayman Islands have a rich seafaring history mythical status with tales of buccaneering feats and shipwrecked sailors, the legend of Blackbeard. Today, adventurers flock to Grand Cayman for treasures of another kind – sweeping white sands, sunken ships from centuries past, stunning coral formations and turquoise waters. Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands, 90 miles away from Cayman Brac and Little Grand Cayman. Enjoy a variety of watersports on famous Seven Mile Beach, or simply “Relax Cayman Islands Style” and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this stunning Caribbean treasure.
Travel Facts about Grand Cayman:
- Grand Cayman has more than 200 dive sites with fascinating coral reefs and colorful marine life. A must-see for adventurous souls is Stingray City, noted as the best 12-foot dive in the world. For beginners, dive at Trinity Caves and Orange Canyon.
- The Caymans are warm in the summer when the average daily high reaches 85°F (29°C). Winter is drier and cooler, with average daily highs of 75°F (24°C).
- The best shore-entry snorkeling spots are south of George Town at Eden Rock and Parrot’s landing. North of town, try the reef just off the West Bay Cemetery on Grand Cayman’s est coast, or the reef-protected shallows of the island’s north and south coasts.
- On land, explore mysterious caves and coves, once hideouts for notorious pirates like Blackbeard and Sir Henry Morgan. Visit the Cayman Turtle Farm, the only green sea-turtle farm of its kind in the world. Considered an endangered species, the green seas turtle is practically extinct elsewhere in the Caribbean.